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A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive IEM World Champion has been crowned!

Philipp Saedler
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After what has been three long, thrilling and surprising days, the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship came to a bombastic final with Luminosity Gaming taking on Fnatic for the title. While it was their chance to take the first title to Brazil, FalleN and his team had to overcome an unbeaten Fnatic ever since adding dennis to their squad. Was it on Luminosity to break this streak or was Fnatic on road to their second world championship after 2009?

Grand final

With a best-of-five series coming up on them, the fans in the Spodek arena were giving their best cheers to both teams - they were getting the thriller they were hoping for. Starting off on Overpass, it was Luminosity Gaming who built up a solid 12-3 lead on Fnatic and looked like they might possibly the first team to stop the Swedes' current streak. However, it was olofmeister and his team turning things around in the second half and taking the game into overtime. Here Fnatic were able to claim the first map in the final round.

Followed by a rather quick 16-3 on Cache, Fnatic extended their lead and made the fans hope for another close call on Inferno in order to avoid a clean 3-0 victory. On Inferno, Luminosity had a good start and by 12-3 their first half was more than promising. Fnatic, however, came back from this to take the game into overtime once more. Here four rounds in a row went to their side, winning Inferno and taking the world championship title with a clean 3-0.

Results

  • Fnatic vs. Luminosity Gaming - 3-0

Congratulations Fnatic!

With six out of six tournaments won, Fnatic have surpassed themselves after the addition of dennis, making the group stage loss to Luminosity more than forgotten as they take the title with just two lost maps throughout the tournament. Continuing their domination of the CS:GO scene, we can look forward to the next CS:GO major to see how Luminosity, Astralis, Natus Vincere and the other top teams will try and do their best to break this incredible streak.

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