Heroic & Space Soldiers to Cologne

Heroic and Space Soldiers have both secured spots at ESL One Cologne via the European closed qualifier.

Twelve European teams, eight invited and four qualified, took part in the closed qualifier this weekend for the chance to earn spots in ESL's upcoming $250,000 competition.

The qualifier kicked off with an upset as Kinguin, fresh off securing a spot at the European Minor, were knocked out by Tundra Esports, formerly known as Polaris, thanks to a sensational performance from Aleksandar "⁠jayzaR⁠" Zarkovic, who topped the scoreboard with a +30 KDD.

Even with a stand-in, Heroic were able to qualify

Heroic, who fielded Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller as a stand-in after benching Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså, reached the semi-finals after defeating BIG, and they went on to defeat dignitas on two maps, the first of which by a comprehensive 16-4 scoreline.

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 30 +15 93.2 1.40
37 - 32 +5 92.0 1.26
38 - 30 +8 80.7 1.21
38 - 28 +10 74.7 1.21
34 - 30 +4 77.7 1.10
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 38 -1 73.9 0.98
30 - 42 -12 66.3 0.86
28 - 37 -9 66.1 0.85
32 - 40 -8 68.7 0.80
23 - 36 -13 52.1 0.74

The other semi-final pitted Space Soldiers against GODSENT. With Engin "⁠ngiN⁠" Kor filling in for Çağatay "⁠DESPE⁠" Sedef, the Turkish team were far too strong for the Swedes and ran out victorious in convincing fashion, especially on Cobblestone, their signature map.

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 24 +19 106.8 1.45
39 - 25 +14 79.9 1.33
41 - 31 +10 90.4 1.30
33 - 26 +7 76.1 1.20
36 - 34 +2 75.4 1.16
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 40 -4 87.7 1.06
30 - 36 -6 73.0 0.93
34 - 39 -5 79.4 0.89
24 - 39 -15 66.2 0.77
15 - 38 -23 39.4 0.55

ESL One Cologne will take place in early July, with the playoffs running from 7-9 at LANXESS Arena. Here is the current team list for the event:

Denmark North Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas North America OpTic Brazil SK
Poland Virtus.pro  CIS Natus Vincere Europe MOUZ Sweden fnatic
Europe FaZe France G2 Brazil Immortals United States Cloud9
United States Liquid Denmark Heroic  Turkey Space Soldiers China China qual. slot

The final spot at ESL One Cologne will be determined by the Chinese qualifiers, which will culminate with a closed stage from June 7-9 featuring 16 teams.

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
252
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
348
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
191
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Nice
2017-05-21 22:38
4 replies
go spaceS
2017-05-21 22:38
#90
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Australia StVincent
pronax LUL
2017-05-21 22:47
Will the GOTV for those matches be public? Can you stream the matches and cast them?/
2017-05-21 22:51
ez4space
2017-05-23 10:29
ez
2017-05-21 22:38
1 reply
GL SS !!! ez for Ertugrul...
2017-05-21 22:56
woooo xantares on t1 lan
2017-05-21 22:38
3 replies
XANTARES ON LAN OPPONENTS ARE NERVOUS
2017-05-21 22:42
1 reply
xantares on the server opponets are nervousss good luck GUYS
2017-05-21 22:51
EZ
2017-05-21 22:38
gz
2017-05-21 22:38
SPACE SOLDIERS FINALLY BIG LAN <3
2017-05-21 22:38
ez
2017-05-21 22:38
LETS GOOOOOOOOOO SS
2017-05-21 22:38
#15
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Turkey HitMachine
finaly gg wp ss
2017-05-21 22:38
#19
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Brazil DileBani
ss deserve it
2017-05-21 22:38
#22
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Turkey futurebuq
gratz ss!
2017-05-21 22:39
#23
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North America Enfr1
Pun'k
2017-05-21 22:39
Undeserved.
2017-05-21 22:39
4 replies
why undeserved? they played better than godsent.
2017-05-21 22:44
1 reply
Not talking about SS, SS totally deserve it!
2017-05-22 13:43
You can never not deserve something you qualified for
2017-05-21 23:16
1 reply
Chineese teams on sl i-league? While na had a single spot? That was pretty dumb
2017-05-22 15:25
I hope Space SOldiers make it to a major their stickers would be sick
2017-05-21 22:39
#26
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France Chim0ng0
Last team probably TyLoo
2017-05-21 22:39
3 replies
#65
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Turkey Tormund1
Tyloo is a dead team
2017-05-21 22:42
2 replies
#129
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Europe MaDaRa99
RIP Hype for BNTET
2017-05-21 23:19
How about Flash ;)
2017-05-22 04:13
#28
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Turkey sessizjohn
Lets fakin goooo
2017-05-21 22:39
finally we will be able to see a kebab team on a great LAN.
2017-05-21 22:39
Godsent tier3 Gj
2017-05-21 22:39
#31
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Portugal dracø
Ez 4 best trial player Cadian and new SS roster powered by XANTARES
2017-05-21 22:39
#33
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Germany 1criT
NiP vs. VP grand final Ayyy
2017-05-21 22:39
1 reply
RiP and Virtus Premier lul
2017-05-21 22:41
#34
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Romania mango_csgo
GRATS!!!
2017-05-21 22:39
#35
byali | 
Poland BYALl
xantares will destroy sk gaming 60-3 stats in bo1
2017-05-21 22:39
lol Bot Pronacross is so bad.
2017-05-21 22:39
Looks good, gonna be a good tournament, even without Astralis. EZ for FaZe
2017-05-21 22:39
3 replies
Why no astroids?
2017-05-21 22:44
2 replies
They dont wanna show their tactics before the major
2017-05-21 23:20
1 reply
n1
2017-05-22 00:30
Nice game SS
2017-05-21 22:39
#39
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Italy Er1cz
Nice
2017-05-21 22:39
#40
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Brazil bandicoot
GG well played
2017-05-21 22:39
nice to see SpaceS
2017-05-21 22:40
Finally space soldiers
2017-05-21 22:40
#46
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Ukraine ALLAHTARES
only if ss had benched despe earlier, they would have been in da minor as well
2017-05-21 22:40
#47
paz | 
North America Mereko
1. IMMORTALS 2. SPACE SOLDIERS CALLED IT !
2017-05-21 22:40
2 replies
#80
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Brazil hugoooo
...those are not the groups, that is a list of all the teams that will attend.
2017-05-21 22:45
1 reply
#156
paz | 
North America Mereko
gotcha
2017-05-22 00:21
Still SK will win lol....
2017-05-21 22:40
Ez for Sk
2017-05-21 22:40
NICEEEEEEEEEEEE SS
2017-05-21 22:40
really enjoy for SS. Maybe this is the best event they have ever participated.
2017-05-21 22:41
#54
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Turkey Crawnn
Good Luck For SpaceSoldiers Thx for match <3
2017-05-21 22:41
gg wp bois
2017-05-21 22:41
kick DESPE
2017-05-21 22:41
FINALLY SpaceSoldiers on fireeeeee
2017-05-21 22:41
GG
2017-05-21 22:41
Awesome for SS, hope XANTARES plays like an absolute monster and eats Cold, s1mple, NiKo and shox alive. Also hope they play with ngin or woxic or someone else better than despe.
2017-05-21 22:41
1 reply
If they play with despe this time. I ll fucking hang my self
2017-05-22 15:28
#61
JW | 
Turkey LLorenzo
FIRST BASKETBALL NOW CS WTF TURKEY LOL
2017-05-21 22:41
1 reply
+1 ez for fenerbahce
2017-05-21 23:54
As soon as space soldiers came to germany and had better ping they just rekt all of em. Really interested now in them they can do massive damage at the lan
2017-05-21 22:42
2 replies
They played the minor quals from there aswell.. and got owned.
2017-05-22 15:29
1 reply
Yeah i mean you cant expect them to win everything only cuz they habe a better ping but its a start. Xantaares said if it pays off they will stay in germany. Now they just have to build on that
2017-05-22 15:33
Xantares <3 .
2017-05-21 22:42
Pronax 15-38 LUL
2017-05-21 22:42
1 reply
More like Poornax
2017-05-22 08:49
gg SS
2017-05-21 22:43
Unexpected at end of the day, but congratz to both, well deserved! Good luck in Cologne, but remember, not against my teams! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-21 22:43
GODTARES
2017-05-21 22:44
#78
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista
ez home crowd for Spacesoldiers
2017-05-21 22:44
2 replies
Lmao
2017-05-22 05:44
Lmao
2017-05-22 15:29
EZ FOR GODTARES
2017-05-21 22:45
#81
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Turkey onuRRRR
FINALLY I'M SOOO HAPPYYY
2017-05-21 22:45
1 reply
Im feeling thank you
2017-05-21 22:50
Will the GOTV for those matches be public? Can you stream the matches and cast them?
2017-05-21 22:46
they deserved #SS
2017-05-21 22:46
#89
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Brazil hugoooo
This is one of the most stacked tournaments of GO so far. Only three teams really missing it: Astralis, Gambit and HellRaisers.
2017-05-21 22:47
3 replies
#97
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United Kingdom sawdust
NiP, if only for the name.
2017-05-21 22:49
#178
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Europe smasherrr
Sad that Astralis is not attending and maybe they could've invited hr or gambit instead of nip
2017-05-22 07:29
1 reply
Gambit was invited bit they declined and instead tricked got their spot. But only for the qualifier ofc
2017-05-22 15:36
Gonna be good tournament. GL all teams.
2017-05-21 22:48
Finally i'm feeling thank god!
2017-05-21 22:48
nice
2017-05-21 22:50
LETS F*CKING GO BOYSS IM FEELING THANK YOU!
2017-05-21 22:50
Hope SS practices hard and is able to compete with the tier1-2 teams. Faze, North, SK will not be easy lol, even G2, Fnatic and Mousesports would be a challenge
2017-05-21 22:52
2 replies
+1 this
2017-05-21 23:57
North xDDDDD
2017-05-22 09:01
We live in a world where cadiaN topfrags
2017-05-21 22:54
#109
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Turkey ohannes
yesss finallyyy we want this very badly for a long time
2017-05-21 22:56
1 reply
Fakk ye
2017-05-21 23:14
#110
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Finland t33mu
congrats
2017-05-21 22:57
XANTARES on LAN? Kreygasm
2017-05-21 22:59
cadian and majer top frag is it real life ?
2017-05-21 23:00
finally SpaceSoldiers, after lots of hard work :)
2017-05-21 23:04
1 reply
Work hard,play hard :)
2017-05-21 23:14
God damn! i read LANTARES ARENA
2017-05-21 23:05
1 reply
haha same here
2017-05-21 23:57
China qual. slot ? why
2017-05-21 23:07
1 reply
1 Chinese = 2billion potential viewers thats why
2017-05-21 23:28
What about astralis!?
2017-05-21 23:08
that means >köln< is going to be lit~
2017-05-21 23:10
2 replies
how far from kreuzberg
2017-05-21 23:12
1 reply
very far:D
2017-05-21 23:15
dignitas tier 3 team
2017-05-21 23:13
kick fox ???
2017-05-21 23:25
2 replies
won't happen since fox is the captain. if he's going to leave, dignitas will simply drop all the players. but yes, fox is shit :/
2017-05-21 23:29
1 reply
really you from uk ?
2017-05-22 00:11
i have something to say about this, fallen + felps + taco + cold = macaco
2017-05-21 23:37
1 reply
Lmao
2017-05-21 23:43
#140
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Turkey Erdem_E
thanks mr.DESPE
2017-05-21 23:43
no despe no loose
2017-05-21 23:56
cadii is back boiss
2017-05-21 23:58
WP Turkish friends, im cheering for ya! ;)
2017-05-21 23:59
pronax only good as coach
2017-05-22 00:00
1 reply
+1
2017-05-22 00:12
Nice job SS and Heroic. Both team deserve it. May the best team win.
2017-05-22 00:02
pronax if you respect CSGO scene just retire man.
2017-05-22 00:24
1 reply
bro hes not really bad just other teams so good .
2017-05-22 04:40
rip envy
2017-05-22 00:46
Gj SS, good luck at the tourney
2017-05-22 01:33
pronax is a literal bot. dude should hang up the mouse and become a coach for someone.
2017-05-22 02:04
Finally i can see ss playing among top teams at lan
2017-05-22 03:33
R.i.P NiP xD
2017-05-22 05:13
finally we can see XANTARES & Calyx in big Event
2017-05-22 06:18
GODSENT Top 1* *Between four player teams.
2017-05-22 07:34
Grats to SpaceSoldiers have hoped they would come to more big LANs, hopefully this is the beginning.
2017-05-22 07:35
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten 15-38 PLS RETIRE
2017-05-22 08:25
PRONAX STILL TRYING IN 2017 with that KDA @H@H@H@H@@H@H@H@H@@H@
2017-05-22 08:27
no Gambit top7-8 team f*ck off ESL
2017-05-22 09:38
1 reply
gambit refused the invite lmao
2017-05-22 19:46
#190
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North America RosT-
ez xantares
2017-05-22 09:59
#191
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Turkey orhuna
wp ss, gl xantares
2017-05-22 12:03
#194
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Serbia SF94
Finally a Balkan team in Cologne.....
2017-05-22 12:12
Why not Gambit and HR?
2017-05-22 12:14
Wow i am really excited for space soldiers. I talked shit about them everytime but this is actually a big thing. Good job Space Soldiers i hope they can perform well.
2017-05-22 21:34
i miss 2015 envyus
2017-05-23 12:34
I cant wait xxxxDDD
2017-06-09 16:29
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