Luminosity Gaming won 2-1 over Sentinels in the opening matches ofVCT Challengers.
.@Luminosity wins the match against @Sentinels, winning Fracture 13-4, and taking the series 2-1. #VCTChallengers pic.twitter.com/D7EmA0boaj
LG have been the silent killers of North America after qualifying for the Challengers 2 main event through the first open qualifier, which has now closed down the former back-to-back Masters champions during the opening matches of the group stage.
LG took a tight 7-5 lead into halftime of the first map, giving them a boost to keep Sentinels at bay. Bdog finished with a 1.47 KD and 67 kills.
Breeze, a LG map pick, was almost as close as the first map, with both teams racking rounds back and forth in the second half. Both teams were good enough to bounce back, but Breeze remained strong enough to pull the four-round lead back to LG, who couldn''t beat a lot of people. TenZ was ultimately the difference-maker, securing 40 kills and helping his team to victory in double overtime.
Fracture was the final map, with an 8-4 half, this time in favor of LG. This momentum would continue until the second half, as LG refused to let Sentinels take one round on attack. Bdog finished the match with 82 kills across the three maps, with an impressive 1.67 K/D to lead his team to a 2-1 victory.
LG will return to action next week when they battle with the FaZe Clan, while the Sentinels will look to respond to the tough loss when they confronted the Evil Geniuses on May 21.