Brazilian side Luminosity Gaming (LG) just continues to deliver as they win the third season of the ESL CS:GO Pro League after beating French team G2 eSports, 3-2, in a hotly contested grand final series.
With the maps being Overpass, Train, Cobblestone, Dust 2 and Inferno, both teams were expected to go on a slugfest as both sides removed their most uncomfortable maps: Luminosity took away Cache while G2 vetoed Mirage.
The first map on Overpass was won by G2 eSports despite it being a home map for the Brazilians with a scoreline of 16-10. Richard “shox” Papillon showed signs of his old-time “god form” as he racked up 30 kills in 26 rounds of play.
Meanwhile, Train was a roller coaster game with Luminosity taking an early 7-1 lead: Though Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom got a couple of rounds for G2 thanks to his impeccable play, the overall score was still 11-4 in favor of LG.
Come the second half and it became a brawl as G2 tried to retake control of the game; in the end, the Brazilians prevailed with a 16-13 scoreline.
On Cobblestone, both teams went tit-for-tat in the first half, with Luminosity only securing a slight advantage of 8-7 at the end of the first half. The second half saw G2 making it first to 10-8, then Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo and company brought it back to a 10-10 scoreline.
However, once the French got their momentum, they just rolled on as they took the next six rounds to seal the map and make the series 2-1.
Then, on Dust 2, G2 got to a good start as they took a decent 9-6 lead in the first half, with a highlight from ScreaM in the fourth round:
However, Luminosity locked down the sites and kept their momentum intact in the second half while keeping a strong economy, ending the score at 16-11 despite shox winning an one-on-four clutch:
With the series now tied up at 2-2, it all came down to Inferno as none of the teams were sure to win the map until the 29th when G2 reached match point. However, the Brazilians kept their composure and brought the map to an overtime, where they gained control of the match despite another sensational one-on-four retake by shox:
With these results, LG get $200,000 (P9.8 million) for getting their first-ever ESL CS:GO Pro League title, while G2 earn $90,000 (P4.19 illion) for getting second place.