This weekend saw the biggest CS:GO tournament yet hit Cologne. With a viewer count of 1,248,820 at one point, this has smashed the previous highest concurrent viewers record by more than 200,000. Here we’ll quickly go over the whole tournament. If you think we’ve missed anything tell us in the comments at the bottom of the page.
This tournament didn’t see many upsets at all. But here’s the few that did happen.
Or Lumiosity as CadiaN likes to say. This Brazillian team was backed by many of the pros to be the team that surprises this event and boy did they surprise. This team that has seemingly come out of nowhere took the back to back major winners fnatic to 16-14 on Mirage, beat Kinguin 16-6 and took finalists EnVyUs to overtime on Cobblestone. These are some great results from a team from Brazil, a region we don’t hear much about. Huge kudos to Luminosity, they played really well this event.
Cloud9 were, in many peoples minds, top 8 material, but the American side didn’t even reach the LANXESS Arena being knocked out in the group stage. Now fans of C9 may bring this down to the BO1 format, but they were simply given one of the hardest groups. Cloud9 had to beat mousesports, which they did 16-10, and Virtus.pro, which they lost 16-8. Virtus.pro also beat mousesports which meant they went straight through and the group will be reshuffled. Cloud9 could have had any of these teams to play next for their place in the next: Kinguin, CLG, FlipSid3, Renegades. Kinguin is the hardest team out of those. Cloud9 then lose to Kinguin 13-16 and get kicked out of the tournament. An upset in terms of Cloud9 being out so early, but if you look at the individual games C9 had to play, it’s not that surprising.
After the whole debarcle of ESL bringing in NADA to make sure none of the pro gamers were taking drugs, no drugs were found. What a surprise.
Once again we see fnatic winning another major. This team looked incredible this major. Despite being pushed to the limits by many teams, one of the most entertaining was the EnVyUs and fnatic match in the final where fnatic were down 10-5 at the half and after a pause come back to win in overtime. Watch the VoD of that here. Over the whole tournament fnatic only dropped one map against Virtus.pro, getting completely smashed 16-6 on Mirage. Overall this fnatic team have been incredible to watch this tournament and deserve to be called the world champions.
Now this isn’t something I’d like to be talking about, and I certainly didn’t think I would be talking about it. But during the post match interview with Olofmeister after a great match against Virtus.pro, there was some booing by the Virtus.pro fans. TaZ handled this perfectly and credit goes to him for stepping in and diffusing the situation. Like OJ Borg said, no booing in eSports. Let’s not have this happen again.
Who knew this French lineup could be so good so quickly? The French revolution theory must be right. With about a months worth of practice we saw EnVyUs smash their way to the final playing an entertaining aggressive style. This team, with a bit of practice could give fnatic, easily our worlds best team, a run for their money.
Coming in to this tournament the team was on a bit of slump, they hadn’t been winning games they should and weren’t looking like the Virtus.pro we all know and love. But this tournament they came out swinging. Finishing in a 3rd/4th placing they turned around their slump and were the only team to take a map from fnatic and looked a lot better than they have previously. Hopefully this run of form continues.
Plus many more!
|5-8||Ninjas in Pyjamas||$10,000|
|9-16||Counter Logic Gaming||$2,000|
|1,248,820||fnatic||16||7||EnVyUs||Cobblestone||2 of 3||Grand Final|
|1,234,611||fnatic||16||7||Virtus.pro||Cobblestone||3 of 3||Semifinal|
|1,231,953||fnatic||19||15||EnVyUs||Dust II||1 of 3||Grand Final|
|1,104,703||fnatic||16||14||Virtus.pro||Inferno||2 of 3||Semifinal|
|1,057,683||Virtus.pro||16||14||NiP||Train||1 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|979,393||fnatic||6||16||Virtus.pro||Mirage||1 of 3||Semifinal|
|960,094||Virtus.pro||16||5||NiP||Inferno||2 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|942,110||TSM||16||8||Kinguin||Overpass||2 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|906,075||EnVyUs||16||9||TSM||Inferno||3 of 3||Semifinal|
|900,309||fnatic||16||5||Luminosity||Train||1 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|890,031||Cloud9||8||16||Virtus.pro||Cobblestone||1 of 1||Group Stage – Winners Match|
|887,961||TSM||16||6||Kinguin||Dust II||1 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|856,673||Na`Vi||16||14||CLG||Cobblestone||1 of 1||Group Stage – Decider Match|
|837,434||EnVyUs||8||16||TSM||Dust II||2 of 3||Semifinal|
|820,738||Na`Vi||19||17||Titan||Overpass||1 of 1||Group Stage – Winners Match|
|810,701||mousesports||14||16||FlipSid3||Cobblestone||1 of 1||Group Stage – Elimination Match|
|794,480||EnVyUs||16||12||TSM||Cache||1 of 3||Semifinal|
|794,166||NiP||16||5||Renegades||Inferno||1 of 1||Group Stage – Decider Match|
|788,066||fnatic||16||14||Luminosity||Mirage||2 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|775,461||Renegades||16||9||Titan||Mirage||1 of 1||Group Stage – Elimination Match|
|772,884||EnVyUs||16||10||Na`Vi||Mirage||2 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|766,337||Na`Vi||2||16||fnatic||Inferno||1 of 1||Group Stage – Winners Match|
|761,214||EnVyUs||16||13||Na`Vi||Inferno||1 of 3||Quarterfinal|
|746,969||CLG||13||16||NiP||Dust II||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|
|754,235||Luminosity||22||18||FlipSid3||Cobblestone||1 of 1||Group Stage – Decider Match|
|746,771||Cloud9||13||16||Kinguin||Dust II||1 of 1||Group Stage – Decider Match|
|736,800||Renegades||11||16||TSM||Train||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|
|725,536||eBettle||14||16||CLG||Mirage||1 of 1||Group Stage – Elimination Match|
|675,217||eBettle||2||16||fnatic||Mirage||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|
|626,859||Immunity||13||16||Kinguin||Dust II||1 of 1||Group Stage – Elimination Match|
|626,035||TSM||16||3||NiP||Cache||1 of 1||Group Stage – Winners Match|
|465,210||EnVyUs||19||16||Luminosity||Cobblestone||1 of 1||Group Stage – Winners Match|
|421,498||Kinguin||6||16||Luminosity||Overpass||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|
|411,087||Immunity||8||16||Virtus.pro||Cobblestone||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|
|337,435||Cloud9||16||10||mousesports||Overpass||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|
|247,017||FlipSid3||3||16||EnVyUs||Inferno||1 of 1||Group Stage – First Stage|