Liquid and VP triumph in openers

Liquid and Virtus.pro have advanced to face each other in the winners' match as the former beat EnVyUs 16-7 on Train while the latter defeated mousesports 16-10 on the same map.

The first match of Group C in ESL One Cologne brought Liquid and Envy together on Train with the Frenchmen starting on the CT-side. Envy gave away a bomb plany in the pistol round but managed to win with Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's double kill.

Dan "apEX" Madesclaire cleaned up the second round with three kills and a triple kill opening by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub in the third round put an end to Liquid's early third round weapon purchase. Spencer "Hiko" Martin secured his team first round with three kills and Liquid came back to lead 9-6 at halftime.


Hiko & co. fend off EnVyUs

Hiko opened his team's CT-side with two pistol kills and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's kill ended the round, makint it 10-6 in Liquid's favor. Although Envy made it 12-7, Hiko's 1vs2 clutch crushed the French team (13-7).

A quad-kill by Josh "jdm64" Marzano ended Envy' hopes and Liquid won the map 16-7.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 21 - 15 +6 106.6 1.61
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 21 - 10 +11 82.1 1.44
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 20 - 12 +8 73.6 1.23
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 13 - 16 -3 78.2 1.10
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 14 - 14 0 73.4 1.09
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 19 - 18 +1 76.0 1.03
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 15 - 18 -3 84.7 1.03
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 17 - 16 +1 61.4 0.89
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 7 - 18 -11 53.0 0.52
France Timothée 'DEVIL' DémolonDEVIL 9 - 20 -11 48.2 0.49

In the Train match between Virtus.pro and mousesports, the T-sided German team won the pistol round with a triple kill by Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and mouz managed to pick up the anti-ecos and the first weapon round, making it 4-0.

After trailing 0-7, Virtus.pro finally grabbed a round thanks to Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's 1vs1 clutch. Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's 1vs2 clutch put the Poles within one round of the German team but Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's triple kill allowed mousesports to make it 8-6. The Poles secured the last round, trailing 7-8 at halftime.


Snax was huge for VP 

Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski's triple kill in the second half pistol round tied the game at 8-8 and the momentum was completely on Virtus.pro's side. Filip "NEO" Kubski & company lost the first weapon round but reset their opponents's economy in the subsequent one.

The reset effect appeared once again as Virtus.pro made it 14-10. The Polish team closed it out 16-10, advancing to the winners' match.

Stats to come...

The action in Cologne will continue with the match of the day as SK will take on G2 in Group D's opening match. You can find streams for this clash in our match page.

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Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1773
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1556
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1558
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
VAC
2016-07-05 18:29
"Snax was huge for VP" LEL DAT PIC CONFIRMS
2016-07-05 18:32
#38
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Turkey Mustafa- 
DEVIL was beast kek i.imgur.com/2Yj2JTn.jpg
2016-07-05 18:37
A MEME ALREADY TY MUFASA
2016-07-05 19:04
ez for toilet cleaners
2016-07-05 18:33
nt Ahmed
2016-07-05 18:43
gg
2016-07-05 18:29
EASY WITH CHEATS
2016-07-05 18:30
ez
2016-07-05 18:29
#9
Bulgaria Keepo 
n1 snax is indeed huge
2016-07-05 18:29
rip
2016-07-05 18:29
#16
eneshan | 
Poland [P]iku 
Ez 4 VP
2016-07-05 18:29
vp for the win!
2016-07-05 18:29
fags
2016-07-05 18:29
#26
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
SNORLAX
2016-07-05 18:30
bomb plany kappa
2016-07-05 18:30
#31
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
gg
2016-07-05 18:30
so fast
2016-07-05 18:30
sNax-dA-Monster
2016-07-05 18:30
ez for toilet cleaners
2016-07-05 18:31
#36
Europe bueR 
mouz vs nV in bo1. that's so dangerous for nV T_T
2016-07-05 18:31
nV without kio just typical LDLC White/Blue, so rip nV
2016-07-05 18:34
excited for that match tho. just hope it wont be train
2016-07-05 18:39
#56
Europe bueR 
yeah train = gg. mouz won't let cache through so I suspect D2.
2016-07-05 18:52
the teams will probably ban overpass, cache and nuke. cobble would be bad for mouz and dust 2 would vbe bad for envy, so train might come through
2016-07-05 19:15
called it. sorry i had to, very proud of myself
2016-07-06 17:26
never doubt in comebacks
2016-07-05 18:32
ez
2016-07-05 18:35
#45
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Poland trancemeister 
Snax_dA_DeStUcTIoN Ljegendarny nijo [t] n1ce comeback VP! :-)
2016-07-05 18:35
GoDELiGe
2016-07-05 18:36
#47
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United States sayNt 
EliGE = True NA Hope
2016-07-05 18:38
he is god <3
2016-07-05 18:40
For the Snax, Brave and bold, Paid in coin of gold. He’ll chop and slice you, Cut and dice you, Eat mouz, up whole… …Eat mouz whole
2016-07-05 18:39
#54
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Ukraine Ruzvelt 
n1
2016-07-05 18:43
Snax was huge for VP but.... he's huge
2016-07-05 18:48
#57
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
That 8th round :'( I hope mouz come back strong tomorrow
2016-07-05 18:59
NA lmao
2016-07-05 19:54
#62
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Hungary StraYzie 
Still, stats to come
2016-07-05 21:46
#63
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Poland mamba99999 
Stats please !
2016-07-05 22:09
Correct the spelling mistakes when the stats come :)
2016-07-06 06:54
stats of vp PLS
2016-07-07 18:54
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