Gambit and FaZe with Katowice wins

Gambit and FaZe have both secured opening wins at the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier in Katowice, Poland after defeating OpTic and dignitas, respectively.

The next match at the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier in Katowice following the EnVyUs versus Immortals match-up was a Cold War showdown between the North American OpTic team and the Russian-Kazakh Gambit lineup.

William "RUSH" Wierzba got things rolling for his team with a Glock triple kill on their T-side pistolround and OpTic's famous aggression continued unabated for much of the first half, with Gambit only securing a few rounds here and there (including Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev clinching three kills on the twelfth rounds thanks to a MAG 7 buy) and the half finishing 11-4 in OpTic's favour.


spaze put in work for Gambit's 16-14 comeback

It was perhaps destined to go South since a North American team was involved but Gambit quickly began recovering in the match after winning the second pistolround, although a quad kill from Keith "NAF" Markovic on the 19th round did suddenly nudge OpTic forward to a 12-7 scoreline.

However, with Spanish hotshot Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas unable to make an impact on either side of the map, and with Gambit's newest addition Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan making impact kills right, left, and center, Gambit completed the comeback against the tilted North American team and won Cobblestone 16-14.

 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhanspaze 23 - 19 +4 82.1 1.20
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 21 - 22 -1 91.4 1.12
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 19 - 18 +1 66.0 1.04
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanovhooch 15 - 21 -6 69.1 0.91
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 17 - 22 -5 65.1 0.80
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 29 - 20 +9 91.0 1.38
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 25 - 17 +8 94.4 1.29
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 18 - 20 -2 75.7 1.10
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 18 - 17 +1 58.5 0.95
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 12 - 22 -10 65.9 0.85

The following match was a showdown on Mirage between two second tier European outfits: FaZe and Dignitas. A successful FaZe retake on the first pistolround (and two USP kills from Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey to open the round) meant that the pan-European team were able to enter the game early with three rounds on the crucial CT-side of Mirage.

dignitas went into classic execution mode thanks to the strategies of Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen and managed to pick up the first gunround and actuall equalise the score thanks to a series of set pieces. The rounds then flipflopped between the two teams as both entered into a battle over controlling each other's economy in the first half.


rain was the point man for FaZe against dignitas

The eleventh round however saw Håvard "rain" Nygaard pick up a triple kill, including a one-versus-two, and this was the momentum that FaZe needed to suddenly pull away on their defensive side and finish the half with a comfortable 10-5 lead.

A perfect dignitas CT hold of the B bombsite on the second pistolround seemed to turn the game back in the favour of the Danish-Norwegian team but the next round suddenly saw FaZe accumulate Tec 9 kills and CZ75 kills and yet again turn the momentum in their favour.

Despite a few more desperate dignitas CT rounds to remain in the game, it was therefore FaZe who closed the map out 16-8.

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 25 - 12 +13 102.9 1.61
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 23 - 13 +10 93.4 1.53
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 14 - 10 +4 65.8 1.14
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 16 - 15 +1 83.4 1.14
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 15 - 14 +1 69.8 1.03
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 19 - 18 +1 81.8 1.07
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 16 - 19 -3 73.7 0.97
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 11 - 17 -6 74.2 0.90
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 12 - 17 -5 51.8 0.73
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 6 - 22 -16 42.4 0.51

We have one more match from day one of the ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier coming up, a global gauntlet between G2 and TYLOO.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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
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
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
n1
2016-06-09 21:56
i was first 30 sec
2016-06-09 21:57
#22
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
rekt
2016-06-09 21:57
#23
ropz | 
Sweden fearl3ss2 
2016-06-09 21:57
My website of automatic betting advice correctly predicted both matches xD If you are interested, take a look: csgo-bet-robot.com/
2016-06-09 22:12
#35
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
yes blyat
2016-06-09 22:12
ez for ecne swedish pro cs go teamn!
2016-06-11 14:02
Hey boys , follow on my twitch pls
2016-06-09 21:56
#3
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
GG
2016-06-09 21:56
#36
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United States mmotorcycle 
#stopoverratingdignitas
2016-06-09 22:16
#4
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Nepal blackieJESUS 
a
2016-06-09 21:56
#6
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
k
2016-06-09 21:56
#7
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Poland OvniDlix 
RIP MSL [*]
2016-06-09 21:56
D
2016-06-09 21:56
good luck, where is ence?
2016-06-09 21:57
#11
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
n1
2016-06-09 21:56
1
2016-06-09 21:56
#13
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
nice
2016-06-09 21:56
eq
2016-06-09 21:56
n1
2016-06-09 21:56
#16
suNny | 
Finland miksu191 
ez
2016-06-09 21:56
l
2016-06-09 21:56
FAZEUP!
2016-06-09 21:56
#19
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
fox can only drop glocks and farm with mac-10
2016-06-09 21:56
+1
2016-06-09 22:23
#47
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
mirage is a hard map for awpers if you play against good teams
2016-06-10 10:50
#48
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
not really, there are a lot of places where you can awp and rotate all the time, you dont have to hold window 24/7
2016-06-10 11:39
#49
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
The point is, you get smoked off most off the times. T go a, you get smoked, t go b, you are either just camping in kitchen or stuck on the site. LG is atm good with double awp but i can assure you teams will figure them out, just like teams have figured out how Nip was so good on cache for example.
2016-06-10 11:56
#50
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
he doesnt even have to awp if it goes to that, he still dies every time like if he was support player or coach.
2016-06-10 12:53
#51
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
he doesnt lol... like i said, many analysts have said as well, awping is difficult on mirage. And btw, you dont even watch faze at all, you dont know at all how good or bad fox is
2016-06-10 13:31
#52
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
check rating in last 3 months to know
2016-06-10 13:32
#53
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
yeah, matches played only in esl agaisnt top 15 iin the world, in ecs against almost only top 10. Thats whay you dont look at. How has oskar 1.27 or sth like that? Bc he almsot hasnt played against top 15 at all, think about that
2016-06-10 13:33
#54
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
oskar has 1.27 because all he does it going for exit frags
2016-06-10 13:34
#55
tarik | 
Belgium kaebboy 
lol, u say that bc simple says it? Look at oskar his games and then talk, he is top 5 atm in the world for sure, he has a similar style to guardian
2016-06-10 13:36
#56
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
i say because i see it, he is like device, if he has awp in hands and he is last alive, instead of trying to clutch the round, he would go for save instead
2016-06-10 13:37
optic throw n1
2016-06-09 21:56
#24
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France t3r4byt3 
RIP cajunb [*] FeelsBadMan
2016-06-09 21:58
#25
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Portugal Death_Hack 
ez 4 Fox ez 4 FaZe
2016-06-09 21:58
ez 4 fox ? :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD worst player on top 10 team
2016-06-09 22:01
stfu europestan
2016-06-09 22:04
gr8 b8
2016-06-09 23:16
fox best awper #1 world
2016-06-09 22:01
#26
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Singapore Trisha 
I would bang rain if i could </3
2016-06-09 21:59
#27
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
gj
2016-06-09 21:59
God rain+k1o
2016-06-09 22:03
ez for KIOKING
2016-06-09 22:03
#32
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
rain on point
2016-06-09 22:03
#37
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Italy AlCapone1925 
2 round tomorrow?
2016-06-09 22:17
First time Spaze did actually good work for Gambit, and did it when it matters the most. Good comeback. Hope it's not the last time though.
2016-06-09 22:17
#40
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Japan enos 
feel sad for cajun :(
2016-06-09 22:24
#41
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United Kingdom Gandu123 
Mix well ayyyy
2016-06-09 22:24
#42
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Kazakhstan 44s3r 
-Msl +MagiskBoy :Dddd
2016-06-09 23:12
R.I.P. Cajunb
2016-06-10 03:35
lol msl
2016-06-10 04:00
damn, hopefully when mixwell steps up tomorrow Optic can put up some wins. I really hope they make the major. WP to Gambit though, I really like the way they play also, I wonder what MSL will whine about on twitter this time
2016-06-10 04:07
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