Team Vitality have defeated Luminosity Gaming in the grand finals of a $100,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event DreamHack Atlanta 2018. The French team received $50,000 in prize money.
Team Vitality started the competition in Group B, where placed second after losing to Ghost Gaming (12:16) and defeating 2-0 both Fragsters and Rogue. Luminosity Gaming also qualified for the playoffs from the second place in Group A, where they were defeated by eUnited (13:16) but managed to beat Team Envy (2:0) and gain revenge against eUnited (2:0). In the semifinals Team Vitality outplayed compLexity Gaming (2:1), while Luminosity defeated Ghost Gaming (2:1). In the final series Team Vitality emerged victorious on both maps with a confident score (16:4 at Mirage and 16:6 at Overpass).
The event took place on November 16-18 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, United States. In the group stage eight teams competed in two GSL groups, then top two teams from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket.
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||compLexity Gaming||2-0||38-25||1.||Ghost Gaming||2-0||32-25|
|2.||Luminosity Gaming||2-1||77-51||2.||Team Vitality||2-1||76-49|
|3rd-4th||$10,000||compLexity Gaming, Ghost Gaming|
|7th-8th||$2,000||Team Envy, Fragsters|