Luminosity found themselves on the end of another shock defeat on day two of week four in the CWL Pro League, this time at the hands of UNILAD, as Sean “Seany” O’Connor clutched for the win.
Luminosity’s new look squad with Matthew “FormaL” Piper replacing Sam “Octane” Larew was on a two game losing run coming into the match, after losses to OpTic Gaming and an upset against Mindfreak.
They were in desperate need of a win to get back on track, but coming up against UNILAD who were in form after a win over eUnited in their first match of the week, it would be no easy task.
Luminosity started strong with a very convincing Hardpoint win, 250-128, but were unable to keep the momentum in game two Search and Destroy or game three CTF (where UNILAD’s Wuskin was on fire), and LG were in a hole going into map four.
They did manage to narrowly force the fifth deciding map, where the teams battled on London Docks S&D, but UNILAD were brimming with confidence.
Edging out a 5-3 lead, Luminosity thought they had forced another round when they put Seany in a 1v3 position, but he played his timing and angles to perfection to pull off the clutch.
FormaL himself will regret challenging from cover in the final 1v1, but Seany barely wasted a bullet putting him down and defusing.
The loss leaves Luminosity with a 2-4 series record overall, far from what they would have expected from the first six matches, languishing in 7th place in Division B.
UNILAD meanwhile are on a roll, having won four series consecutively, and the win over LG will be another big confidence boost.
Luminosity will look to bounce back against CompLexity on June 7th, before the league takes a break for CWL Anaheim.