SK Gaming Win ESL One Cologne Despite FalleN “I felt a bit of burnout at this tournament”


SK Gaming beat Cloud9 to win ESL One Cologne 2017.

SK Gaming won 3-0 in the best of five final winning Cobblestone 16-9, Train 16-12, and Inferno 16-14.

In the playoffs, SK Gaming beat FaZe 2-0 (16-4 and 19-16) and OpTic 2-1 (16-10, 16-9 and 16-7).

In an interview with HLTV FalleN, SK Gaming’s in-game leader, talked about burnout and how they’re coping: “To be honest, I felt a bit of burnout at this tournament, I’ve even told the guys that for the Major we are not going straight to preparation, we need some days to rest it’s a little bit too much to play two or three tournaments in a row, almost every single week we have to compete. So yeah, we felt a little bit of burnout at the beginning and as we realised that, we had a group talk and decided to do a bit of a speech before the matches and during the matches, so we could have a little bit more of a team spirit. So we have been starting to feel a bit of burnout, but the focus is winning the next one now. And I think the football (against Virtus.Pro on Monday) is going to help us as well, to take the minds outside of the game a little bit.”

Final standings:

1. SK – $100,000
2. Cloud9 – $40,000
3-4. Natus Vincere – $20,000
3-4. FaZe – $20,000
5-8. G2 – $10,000
5-8. NiP – $10,000
5-8. Liquid – $10,000
5-8. OpTic – $10,000
9-11. fnatic – $6,000
9-11. North – $6,000
9-11. mousesports – $6,000
12-14. Space Soldiers – $3,000
12-14. Heroic – $3,000
12-14. Immortals – $3,000
15-16. – $2,000
15-16. TyLoo – $2,000




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