MLG Columbus Day 1 first photos

We have hit the halfway point in the first day of play at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, where the first major on North American soil is taking place. Here are the best photos up to this moment.

NiP and FlipSid3 kicked the major off, with Björn "THREAT" Pers standing in for Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi. The Swedes were able to take the match 19-17 in overtime. The second match in Group A pitted Luminosity and mousesports, with the Brazilians taking the map, de_mirage, 16-13.

The Group B matches started out with Liquid beating FaZe on de_cache, 16-11, in part thanks to an outstanding Eric "adreN" Hoag, and fnatic breezing past Splyce on de_train.

Frost & B1ad3 going over their strategic plan before the NiP clash



Adam Friberg's "King of Banana" mousepad



coldzera's ZOWIE mouse and mousepad












Check out the rest of the day's photographs in our Day 1 gallery.

Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
#1
United Kingdom Deeg 
Nice photos guys :D
2016-03-29 22:27
#24
rain | 
Norway LakSeey 
#2 got rng'd
2016-03-29 22:59
#25
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United States mmotorcycle 
splyce looks so depressed though... :\
2016-03-29 23:13
I really like HLTV's work and this Major is no exception :)
2016-03-30 13:42
so close flushabiceps
2016-03-29 22:27
gg
2016-03-29 22:27
4
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21
2016-03-29 22:27
n1
2016-03-29 22:27
asd
2016-03-29 22:27
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shox | 
United Kingdom Swathe 
nice
2016-03-29 22:27
ay
2016-03-29 22:27
n1
2016-03-29 22:27
11
2016-03-29 22:27
gg
2016-03-29 22:27
#13
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Canada Vcoss 
#13 soon to be #1
2016-03-29 22:27
hh
2016-03-29 22:27
ez
2016-03-29 22:27
#16
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Germany FLaaVEn 
noice
2016-03-29 22:27
hello
2016-03-29 22:31
#19
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
The phone app works great!
2016-03-29 22:32
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NiKo | 
Argentina Yeldon 
+1
2016-03-29 22:35
MAKKU could you take picture of player setups ?
2016-03-29 22:37
Where are the fans? They did not show them at all, can they even see the players?
2016-03-29 22:47
they aren't allowed in yet, only the teams that make it through the group stage can see their fans. entirely possible that no NA teams make it out haha
2016-03-29 23:50
nice pics
2016-03-29 22:53
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