ESL One Cologne 2015 Round Up

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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.

Upsets

This tournament didn’t see many upsets at all. But here’s the few that did happen.

Luminosity

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

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.

Drugs

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.

fnatic

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.

Booing

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.

EnVyUs

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.

Virtus.pro

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.

Highlights


Plus many more!

Prize distribution

Place Team Prize
1 Fnatic $100,000
2 Team EnVyUs $50,000
3-4 Virtus.pro $22,000
3-4 Team SoloMid $22,000
5-8 Natus Vincere $10,000
5-8 Team Kinguin $10,000
5-8 Luminosity Gaming $10,000
5-8 Ninjas in Pyjamas $10,000
9-16 Counter Logic Gaming $2,000
9-16 FlipSid3 $2,000
9-16 Renegades $2,000
9-16 Cloud9 $2,000
9-16 mousesports $2,000
9-16 Titan $2,000
9-16 Team Immunity $2,000
9-16 Team eBettle $2,000

All matches

Viewers Team Score Score Team Map Match Type
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

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