On Sunday night, under the giant roof of London’s O2, two fearsome teams of pro-gamers went head-to-head in a grueling six hour battle for the title of ESL Pro League champions. The game: Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The teams: Brazilian based Luminosity Gaming and Franco-Spanish G2 eSports.
Before the five-round series commenced, the safe man’s bet had been soundly placed on Luminosity, but as the curtain dropped on the third map, G2 were in the lead 2-1. All seemed lost for LG, but somehow the team clawed back another win, equalising, and eventually strode to victory after a heart-stoppingly tense final map in which the teams were forced into overtime.