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
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 45 - 30 +15 93.2 1.40
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 37 - 32 +5 92.0 1.26
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 38 - 30 +8 80.7 1.21
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 38 - 28 +10 74.7 1.21
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 34 - 30 +4 77.7 1.10
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 37 - 38 -1 73.9 0.98
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 30 - 42 -12 66.3 0.86
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 28 - 37 -9 66.1 0.85
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 32 - 40 -8 68.7 0.80
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 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
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 43 - 24 +19 106.8 1.45
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 39 - 25 +14 79.9 1.33
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 41 - 31 +10 90.4 1.30
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 33 - 26 +7 76.1 1.20
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 36 - 34 +2 75.4 1.16
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 36 - 40 -4 87.7 1.06
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 30 - 36 -6 73.0 0.93
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 34 - 39 -5 79.4 0.89
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 24 - 39 -15 66.2 0.77
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 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 NiP North America OpTic Brazil SK
Poland Virtus.pro  CIS Natus Vincere Europe mousesports 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:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
689
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Nice
2017-05-21 22:38
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
GL SS !!! ez for Ertugrul...
2017-05-21 22:56
#5
Turkey lDexx 
woooo xantares on t1 lan
2017-05-21 22:38
XANTARES ON LAN OPPONENTS ARE NERVOUS
2017-05-21 22:42
xantares on the server opponets are nervousss good luck GUYS
2017-05-21 22:51
#7
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Sri Lanka seKai 
EZ
2017-05-21 22:38
gz
2017-05-21 22:38
#9
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Poland ramones1 
SPACE SOLDIERS FINALLY BIG LAN <3
2017-05-21 22:38
ez
2017-05-21 22:38
#14
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
LETS GOOOOOOOOOO SS
2017-05-21 22:38
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
Pun'k
2017-05-21 22:39
Undeserved.
2017-05-21 22:39
#74
CeRq | 
Sweden xamzino9 
why undeserved? they played better than godsent.
2017-05-21 22:44
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
#200
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
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
Last team probably TyLoo
2017-05-21 22:39
#65
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Turkey Tormund1 
Tyloo is a dead team
2017-05-21 22:42
#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
#30
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Latvia DanShu 
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
RiP and Virtus Premier lul
2017-05-21 22:41
#34
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Bulgaria 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
Why no astroids?
2017-05-21 22:44
They dont wanna show their tactics before the major
2017-05-21 23:20
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
#45
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Turkey Mertcursed 
Finally space soldiers
2017-05-21 22:40
#46
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
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
#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
#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
#53
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Belarus Lipnitsky72 
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
#58
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United States anymor3 
FINALLY SpaceSoldiers on fireeeeee
2017-05-21 22:41
GG
2017-05-21 22:41
#60
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
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
#201
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
If they play with despe this time. I ll fucking hang my self
2017-05-22 15:28
FIRST BASKETBALL NOW CS WTF TURKEY LOL
2017-05-21 22:41
+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
#202
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
They played the minor quals from there aswell.. and got owned.
2017-05-22 15:29
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
More like Poornax
2017-05-22 08:49
#69
YNk | 
Netherlands Polakva 
gg SS
2017-05-21 22:43
#73
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
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
Lmao
2017-05-22 05:44
#203
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
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
#100
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
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
Maj3r improving alot. Still I think SS need w0xic instead of ngin/despe. That would raise the level of this team by atleast 1 tier
2017-05-21 22:47
#172
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Turkey orox2 
w0xic said that in his stream they gonna create a new mix team with mini, mikeS, pita and +other one
2017-05-22 04:48
that team is never going to reach SS levels, I dont even think they will reach the level of DarkPassage. w0xic should go to SS, they need a good awper
2017-05-22 09:16
#206
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Turkey orox2 
If he keep playing with Sasuke, mini + mikeS from this mix and Maikelele instead of pita. This mix have potential to be top 30 imo, but of course it seems like he never gonna reach same level of SS
2017-05-22 16:52
A good awper can do a lot for the team yes.
2017-05-22 07:34
#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
#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
Gambit was invited bit they declined and instead tricked got their spot. But only for the qualifier ofc
2017-05-22 15:36
#93
woxic | 
Turkey yhachoop 
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
#99
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
LETS F*CKING GO BOYSS IM FEELING THANK YOU!
2017-05-21 22:50
#102
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Bulgaria mango_csgo 
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
+1 this
2017-05-21 23:57
North xDDDDD
2017-05-22 09:01
#107
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
We live in a world where cadiaN topfrags
2017-05-21 22:54
yesss finallyyy we want this very badly for a long time
2017-05-21 22:56
Fakk ye
2017-05-21 23:14
#110
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Finland t33mu 
congrats
2017-05-21 22:57
#111
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Turkey kadirw0w 
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
Work hard,play hard :)
2017-05-21 23:14
#115
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Turkey Jarrod 
God damn! i read LANTARES ARENA
2017-05-21 23:05
haha same here
2017-05-21 23:57
China qual. slot ? why
2017-05-21 23:07
1 Chinese = 2billion potential viewers thats why
2017-05-21 23:28
What about astralis!?
2017-05-21 23:08
#119
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
that means >köln< is going to be lit~
2017-05-21 23:10
#121
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
how far from kreuzberg
2017-05-21 23:12
#125
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
very far:D
2017-05-21 23:15
dignitas tier 3 team
2017-05-21 23:13
#132
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United States BIG__DADDY 
kick fox ???
2017-05-21 23:25
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
#153
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United States BIG__DADDY 
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
Lmao
2017-05-21 23:43
#140
paz | 
Turkey Erdem_E 
thanks mr.DESPE
2017-05-21 23:43
#145
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Turkey anliyorum 
no despe no loose
2017-05-21 23:56
#148
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
cadii is back boiss
2017-05-21 23:58
#149
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Hungary hardrise 
WP Turkish friends, im cheering for ya! ;)
2017-05-21 23:59
#150
Estonia rYm 
pronax only good as coach
2017-05-22 00:00
+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
bro hes not really bad just other teams so good .
2017-05-22 04:40
#159
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New Zealand onelover11 
rip envy
2017-05-22 00:46
#163
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
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
#180
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
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
#182
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Bulgaria _Jonathan_e 
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
gambit refused the invite lmao
2017-05-22 19:46
#190
zet | 
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
#195
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
Why not Gambit and HR?
2017-05-22 12:14
#208
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Europe de_insertion 
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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