EnVyUs, TSM top Cologne groups

EnVyUs and Team SoloMid have booked place in the ESL Pro League semi-finals after topping their respective groups.

The opening day of the ESL Pro League finals, taking place inside ESL TV's studio, in Cologne, kicked off with a mouth-watering rematch of the Copenhagen Games final, between Team SoloMid and Virtus.pro, the two favourites to go through from Group A.

With Casper "cadiaN" Møller acting as a stand-in for Nicolai "device" Reedtz, many believed that Virtus.pro had this one in the bag, but Team SoloMid proved their doubters wrong and exacted revenge for the double defeat in Copenhagen thanks to stellar performances from René "cajunb" Borg and Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen.

Meanwhile, Natus Vincere, fresh off unveiling at last Egor "flamie" Vasilyev as a permanent addition to their team, and dignitas also played out a three-map thriller, with victory going the Danish team's way.


TSM topped their group despite fielding a stand-in 

The first round of Group B matches were, on the other hand, a much simpler story as EnVyUs breezed past Copenhagen Wolves 2-0, the same scoreline by which Titan beat 3DMAX.

This meant that the Upper Bracket finals turned out to be showdowns between teams from the same country, with all that they entail. 

With Finn "karrigan" Andersen leading the way, Team SoloMid were able to move past a stern dignitas by a 2-1 scoreline, which reflects just how far the former Deponeret side have gone in less than a month under the leadership of Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen.

In the all-French clash, Titan gave a great response on de_inferno after losing the first map of the series, de_mirage, but Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's men crumbled on de_cache, which was just what EnVyUs needed to seal passage to the last-four stage of the tournament.

The ESL Pro League finals will resume on Saturday morning, at 10:00, with the first of two Lower Bracket finals, featuring Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere.

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1543
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
#1
valde | 
Hungary inzekt 
great!
2015-04-11 02:44
EnvyUs = tier2 team without overpowered pistols
2015-04-11 05:12
wat
2015-04-11 05:40
#18
kennyS | 
Turkey J1T_T3R 
waht*
2015-04-11 07:06
Mad cuz 7-1
2015-04-11 09:10
wat?
2015-04-11 09:15
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2015-04-11 12:23
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2015-04-11 15:40
7-1 is tier 99 u know?
2015-04-11 13:49
#3
Portugal impZ' 
Ez for EnvyUs!
2015-04-11 02:44
#4
H1ber | 
Finland Dagyhy 
ayy tsm
2015-04-11 02:44
TSM ez wtihout device.
2015-04-11 02:45
expected
2015-04-11 02:45
goodiaN to the rescue
2015-04-11 02:46
n8
2015-04-11 02:48
nice
2015-04-11 02:56
gaydiaN > gayvice
2015-04-11 03:04
#19
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Denmark AnchorCS 
gaydiaN > gayvice > gaydiaN
2015-04-11 08:29
expected, nut nV got this one
2015-04-11 03:27
poor NaVi or VP
2015-04-11 03:56
#14
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Portugal antCB 
let's go TSM!
2015-04-11 05:05
Maniac rly preforms better on lan .
2015-04-11 07:00
n1
2015-04-11 09:19
Titan always 2nd.
2015-04-11 12:07
expected
2015-04-11 14:16
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