Luminosity have won DreamHack Austin’s CS:GO tournament after beating Tempo Storm 2-0 (16-9 on Mirage and Cobblestone).
With no more U.S. representatives in contention in Austin after Liquid and Cloud9 were sent packing, the grand final of the tournament was an all-Brazilian clash between Luminosity and Tempo Storm, with Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo’s men picking up a 2-0 victory in what was a one-sided series.
Mirage began with Luminosity getting out to an early 3-0 lead after overturning a 2vs4 situation in the pistol round, but once Tempo Storm bought up the impetus of the game changed significantly, with Henrique “hen1” Teles powering his team to secure back-to-back rounds.
Tempo Storm were, however, unable to equalise the score as Luminosity quickly regained control of the game, fuelled by an ace from Fernando “fer” Alvarenga in the seventh round. The MLG Columbus champions would increase their lead to 7-3, but Tempo Storm held on and kept the deficit to three rounds by the end of the half.
A flying start from Luminosity on the CT side of the map saw them take five rounds in a row, forcing Tempo Storm to call a tactical pause in a bid to adjust their offense. The move paid dividends as they bagged three rounds straight, but their dreams would soon be crushed as Luminosity sealed the win with back-to-back rounds.
On map two, Cobblestone, Tempo Storm flourished during the opening stages as they got out to a 5-0 lead, but then Luminosity went on a great run that saw them drop just one more round before the end of the half.
Down 6-9, Tempo Storm kept themselves in the game by winning the pistol round as CT courtesy of a 1vs2 clutch from Gustavo “SHOOWTiME” Gonçalves, but Luminosity pushed back in the following round in a force buy. The former Games Academy team still tried to fight their way into the game, but the rounds they won were quickly countered by the Major champions, who got back to winning ways after a disappointing showing at DreamHack Masters Malmö.
DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin Final Standings:
1. Luminosity – $50,000
2. Tempo Storm – $20,000
3-4. – Liquid – $10,000
3-4. – Cloud9 – $10,000
5-6. – CLG – $3,000
5-6. – Selfless – $3,000
7-8. – Splyce – $2,000
7-8. – NRG – $2,000