ESL One Cologne coverage hub

As usual with the majors, we're bringing out the coverage hub once again for you to have everything organized in one place.

For those unaware what the coverage hub is - the coverage hub is a place where everything connected to a certain event is linked, organized in one place, this time naturally for ESL One Cologne.

If you ever get lost in the news posts during the major or if you'd like to refresh your memory, this is the place to come back to. We will also keep this post updated during the event and we will move it up every now and again so that it doesn't get lost from the main page.

General

Bracket
Groups
Results
Matches
Galleries
Stats

Viewer's guide

ESL One Cologne viewer's guide

Previews

Pistol kills Pick'Em - Who to choose?
First kills Pick'Em - Who to choose?
Group A preview
Group B preview
Group C preview
Group D preview
ESL One Cologne facts & numbers
Pick'Em HS% - Who to choose?

Interviews

Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko: "fnatic have a better shot vs nV"
Belgium Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom: "We have bad comms"
Denmark Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen: "fnatic will go all the way"
France Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt: "Our T side surprised Na`Vi"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo: "No more Cobblestone!"
Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg"It's gonna be a brawl vs. VP"
Australia James "James" Quinn: "Have to take this positively"
Norway Håvard "rain" Nygaard: "Most of our game is on-the-fly"
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill: "We could've won [vs TSM]"
Denmark Nicolai "device" Reedtz: "Sometimes I have problems"

Post-match articles

fnatic march on to Cologne final
EnVyUs move on to Cologne final
fnatic beat LG; through to semis
Virtus.pro stop NiP's major streak
TSM move past Kinguin 2-0
EnVyUs to semi-finals over Na`Vi
Luminosity over F3 to playoffs
NiP to quarter-finals over Renegades
Na`Vi edge past CLG
Kinguin send Cloud9 packing
Kinguin survive Immunity scare
fnatic maul Na`Vi, to playoffs
VP to Cologne playoffs over C9
Na`Vi, C9 move on in Cologne
Virtus.pro, fnatic win in Cologne
TSM, EnVyUs to Cologne playoffs
Luminosity ease past Kinguin
NiP beat CLG, F3 thrashed by nV

Videos, highlights

Poland pashaBiceps vs. Sweden fnatic
Brazil fer vs. Sweden fnatic
Finland allu vs. Poland Virtus.pro #2
Portugal fox vs. Denmark TSM
Finland allu vs. Poland Virtus.pro
Australia jks vs. Sweden NiP
Europe Kinguin's winning moment
Australia Rickeh vs. Europe Kinguin
Slovakia GuardiaN vs. France Titan
Australia USTILO vs. Poland Virtus.pro
Brazil FalleN vs. France EnVyUs
France NBK vs. Ukraine FlipSid3
Hype video contest winners

Pre-interviews

France Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux: "We'd be happy with top4"
United States Cloud9: "Won't be happy unless we win"
Russia Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin"We can reach playoffs"
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas"I want to win this really bad"
France Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer"We have a chance to win"
Sweden Mikail "Maikelele" Bill"LEGIJA is a great fit"
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson"Goal is always to win"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo"cold brought many changes"
Australia James "James" Quinn"Underdog status favors us"
Poland Piotr "peet" Ćwikliński "We don't feel any pressure"
Canada Pujan "FNS" Mehta"Having the same core helps us"
Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács "Facing Titan will be hard"

Miscellaneous

Second group stage drawn
LEGIJA to coach Kinguin at major
ESL One Cologne teams finalised
ESL One Cologne list updated
ESL One qualifiers team update

ESL One Cologne teaser

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
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
Poland Piotr 'peet' Ćwikliński
Piotr 'peet' Ćwikliński
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Australia James 'James' Quinn
James 'James' Quinn
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
eBettle ez
2015-08-20 09:29
noob fake acc
2015-08-20 09:57
#29
 | 
Brazil NaScene 
I aren't think that
2015-08-20 10:14
I'm from the future... i.imgur.com/vaw1sVA.png Now change your bets and thank me later.
2015-08-20 10:14
10/10 photoshop skills
2015-08-20 10:19
Also proves the fake flag. "Runda" is in Polish if I'm correct.
2015-08-20 10:29
#36
 | 
Europe kiy0shi 
yeah it is :D
2015-08-20 10:34
+1
2015-08-20 10:36
i didnt make it, found it in comments on ebettle fanpage lelel
2015-08-20 17:54
Runda is the word for "Round" in Swedish aswell ;)
2015-08-21 03:51
Go VP
2015-08-20 09:29
#32
 | 
Estonia sux3ss 
Go VP!
2015-08-20 10:25
#44
Ireland mnc 
Go VP!
2015-08-20 11:07
VP GO
2015-08-20 13:23
#5
 | 
Russia Reph 
Na'Vi davi
2015-08-20 09:30
NAVI DAVI
2015-08-20 10:05
I would like to say that HLTV is doing a great job covering this event, i get really hyped everytime i read something about the times, or interviews, nice job.
2015-08-20 09:30
gl hf
2015-08-20 09:30
Hi all
2015-08-20 09:30
#9
Sweden inji 
NIP pre-interview incoming?
2015-08-20 09:31
eBettle izi win group
2015-08-20 09:32
" is just a dream"
2015-08-20 09:36
nip ez
2015-08-20 09:33
Nt
2015-08-22 13:37
leel
2015-08-25 18:32
#14
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
Davai blt
2015-08-20 09:34
a
2015-08-20 09:35
PoV???
2015-08-20 09:37
#19
Poland tfg 
final nip fnatic, nip win, bye
2015-08-20 09:40
#GO4VP
2015-08-20 09:42
Are you guys releasing interviews with the other 4 teams? (NiP, TSM, RNG, Mouz?
2015-08-20 09:53
Sadly not, we didn't get the answers.
2015-08-20 10:06
NIP&TSM probably too busy practicing. You gotta excuse that. Thats also why NIP vs TSM in final, maybe?!
2015-08-20 10:08
Illuminati
2015-08-20 11:08
mouz, TSM and RNG were very busy lately but NiP on the other hand? They should have the time to answer some questions.
2015-08-20 11:32
GL :)
2015-08-20 10:46
good job guys! Thanks for the awesome coverage!! <3
2015-08-20 10:07
#govp #goeBettle
2015-08-20 10:33
I CANT WAIT! Come on! :D
2015-08-20 10:40
#42
 | 
Australia vamped 
No RNG interview? :(
2015-08-20 10:47
#43
 | 
Poland Adis42 
TSM eZ
2015-08-20 11:06
ty for this again!
2015-08-20 11:15
Luminosity.GG will be the big surprise team this year. They will end up playing in the top 4 this year OR they will reach the finals of ESL ONE COLOGNE. You heard it here first! Work Hard, Play Hard - Skins 4 Life!
2015-08-20 11:15
Who will be caster on polish stream?
2015-08-20 11:40
Hype
2015-08-20 12:22
Hfhf
2015-08-20 12:43
no nip interview?
2015-08-20 12:53
#63
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
I was expecting like 300k maybe today and then building up towards the main event but holy fck who would have expected 700k already. Will we see the 1million?
2015-08-20 16:57
It was maybe more than a million on the first day right? i remember seeing 800k-900k atleast
2015-08-22 08:56
Dear HLTV Admins, where is the NiP interview?
2015-08-21 03:19
NIP did not respond to their interview request,nor did they answer the questions... NIP were too busy preparing for cologne,only to lose 16-3 xD
2015-08-22 08:56
"As usual" lmao what a troll hltv
2015-08-21 04:08
great fucking job hltv, nice improvement over the last month. keep it up!!
2015-08-21 04:16
#69
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
go LG!
2015-08-21 05:16
no nip interview?
2015-08-21 11:03
wasnt the new format meant to eliminate the fact that you are out of the event with 2 lost maps? now the system only seems to eliminate the posibility that you play against the same enemy again...
2015-08-21 13:12
SO u want a team to get like 500 chances to prove themselves?
2015-08-22 08:55
+1
2015-08-22 10:13
final is gonna be Fnatic vs Envyus
2015-08-22 02:10
i aren't think that
2015-08-22 10:28
whati just sad my friend final Fnatic vs Envyus :D
2015-08-23 18:45
Amazing coverage!
2015-08-22 12:59
fnatic <3
2015-08-23 01:53
#81
Netherlands leth 
nice overview
2015-08-23 14:18
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