Immortals beat Virtus.pro; Space Soldiers stun SK

Immortals got off on the right foot at ESL One Cologne after defeating Virtus.pro, while Space Soldiers have pulled off the first upset with a stunning victory over SK Gaming.

The second set of matches in Cologne began with an interesting clash between Immortals and Virtus.pro, respectively the No.8 and the No.11 teams in the world, on Cobblestone - the map where the Brazilians had pulled off a sensational comeback against GODSENT just days before.

Virtus.pro got out to a 4-0 lead on the CT side, but then their defence crumbled as they allowed Immortals to pick up seven rounds in a row. The Polish team then finally managed to halt the Brazilians' momentum, with Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski picking up four kills to prevent a reset, but Immortals still closed out the half with a narrow 8-7 lead following a triple kill from Lucas "steel" Lopes in the very last round.

Immortals win their first match in Cologne

Immortals further added to their lead by taking the pistol round and the corresponding anti-ecos on the CT side. Virtus.pro then stepped up and won a series of rounds with some great pushes, including a creative B execution in the 22nd round.

With a quad kill from Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, Immortals retook the lead, to which they held on until the end as Virtus.pro were never able to find their footing again.

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Meanwhile, SK, the No.1 team in the world, took on Space Soldiers, ranked 26th in the world, in a match that had a surprising outcome. The first half was a complete blowout as Space Soldiers produced a masterclass of a performance on the Terrorist side. The Turkish players were brimming with confidence, as evidenced by Engin "ngiN" Kor's 1v4 clutch in the 13th round, and closed out the half with a commanding 12-3 lead.

ngiN and XANTARES were on fire against SK

SK came from the break with fire in their belly and strung nine rounds together to bring the scoreline to 12-12. It looked like the Brazilians would go all the way, but Space Soldiers tightened up their defence and hit match point.

With a stunning 1v3 clutch, Marcelo "coldzera" David kept SK in the game and took the match to the 30th round, in which Space Soldiers would prevail despite being on a tawdry buy.

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Below you can find how the Swiss stage is looking after the first two sets of matches:

1-0
Europe mousesports Europe FaZe
Turkey Space Soldiers  Brazil Immortals
0-1
Sweden fnatic Denmark Heroic
Brazil SK Poland Virtus.pro
0-0
United States Cloud9 Sweden NiP
China TYLOO France G2
CIS Natus Vincere United States Liquid
Denmark North United States OpTic
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1083
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
#1
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Turkey Mustafa- 
SS on fire imgur.com/l1rSssP well played space soldiers you guys deserved
2017-07-04 14:52
That picture is amazing EDIT: Where are stats MIRAA?
2017-07-04 14:49
SK TOP1 ahahah what a joke... losing to tier 4 LUL
2017-07-04 14:48
#105
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Europe ElMaestr0 
When i saw this news i was like; youtu.be/AH2zkQGm-KQ?t=16s
2017-07-04 16:15
#120
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United States Dyabolic 
This is PROFESSIONAL gaming, mate. Anyone can lose to anyone at the highest level. Even in professional sports, the best athlete or team can lose to a lower tier team.
2017-07-04 16:47
vp disband
2017-07-04 14:46
#16
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
lul
2017-07-04 14:46
#24
device | 
Albania donzfg 
Sk top1 Kappa
2017-07-04 14:47
16-0 they said lul
2017-07-04 14:48
#43
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Finland eMBeJaana 
ez4penta
2017-07-04 14:48
lmao gg
2017-07-04 15:56
Smurfing?? lmao that was 16x14 stfu
2017-07-04 16:41
#124
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Turkey Mustafa- 
lmao so mad :D
2017-07-04 16:55
why would i be mad?
2017-07-04 17:03
#130
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Turkey Mustafa- 
top 1 team beated by tier 2 eu team thats why
2017-07-04 17:06
that's my point, it's not a shame to lose 16x14
2017-07-04 17:07
#139
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Brazil mrk15 
Why would any SK fan be mad, upsets occur oftenly in BO1 matches and SS played amazingly well, congratz to them. SK could've played better, yes, but doesn't worry me much specially after winning two straight big events players can get overconfident and underestimate other teams. Could be that or not, I'm not trying to take away SS credits for their great game. Totally deserved.
2017-07-04 17:32
#141
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Dude u are right but other fans not thinking like you Otherwise you have good opinion
2017-07-04 18:23
I just wanna see more SS games, they have amazing aim, I always heard about them but didn't sit and watched a full game yet. Very good
2017-07-04 19:15
#135
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Turkey playl3oy 
if u want bet advice follow my instagram instagram.com/actualcsgobet/
2017-07-04 17:20
Fucking insane match, SS not just outaimed them, but also outstratted them PogChamp #FLYSS #FLYSpaceSoldiers I bet SuperstituM is proud now and making a new video already lmao. VP, SK, Fnatic all 0-1 Mouz, SS, Immortals 1-0 New eras bois New hacks bois* call Dan M
2017-07-04 14:46
#35
RobbaN | 
Denmark HelZacs 
Btt Faze are 1-0 and Heroic 0-1
2017-07-04 14:47
Nobody cares about them LUL Jk FaZe almost lost that one aswel, so smth ain't right this tournament
2017-07-04 14:48
#50
RobbaN | 
Denmark HelZacs 
Its bo1's, they are random
2017-07-04 14:49
Bo3 is just three Bo1's so Bo3 = random aswel
2017-07-04 14:53
#64
RobbaN | 
Denmark HelZacs 
Bo3'S shos which team has the strongest map pool
2017-07-04 14:55
HAHAHAHA worst logic ever
2017-07-04 15:06
issa joke
2017-07-04 15:56
#61
shaGuar | 
Hong Kong b1uhwk 
'Random' Why do people say this? It makes no sense lol. Not that much effort to say that the outcome is more likely to be surprising after playing only one match (bc small sample size). The admins don't just roll a dice lmao that would be random
2017-07-04 14:54
#104
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
If Heroic would just kick that swedish noob Moddii, and bring back Valde, they would've won against FaZe.
2017-07-04 16:06
#126
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Sweden yayer 
they're savin for major SHUSHHHH
2017-07-04 17:01
#88
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Turkey onuRRRR 
%100 superstitum will make video about SS. cuz he is Turk
2017-07-04 15:38
Thats why I mentioned him lul
2017-07-04 16:26
#3
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
Fd
2017-07-04 14:46
What an upset
2017-07-04 14:47
#109
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Europe ElMaestr0 
ikr!
2017-07-04 16:36
cry is free how much ?
2017-07-04 14:46
#47
jks | 
World Spourma 
expansive for bra71lians
2017-07-04 14:48
Wow I bet ss will win the major
2017-07-04 14:58
#86
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Turkey TheRustle 
Hell yeah. Wait, oh shit.
2017-07-04 15:34
#110
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Europe ElMaestr0 
they will! XANTARES Was smurfing.. on a professional game.
2017-07-04 16:36
no my friend, no tears just gg
2017-07-04 15:57
hahahaahh
2017-07-04 14:46
s
2017-07-04 14:46
Lul
2017-07-04 14:46
ss on lan i are think that
2017-07-04 14:46
#11
jks | 
World Spourma 
not expecting much from bra71lian SK
2017-07-04 14:46
nice!
2017-07-04 14:46
#13
Nepal OTAN 
2017-07-04 14:47
16x14 that was lucky from SS
2017-07-04 16:43
idk man, 12-3 first half doesn't seem lucky to me.
2017-07-04 16:43
SK did a comeback anyways, what is your point?
2017-07-04 16:47
That both teams are good. SK is obviously better. SS wasn't lucky.
2017-07-04 16:48
Ok..
2017-07-04 16:49
#14
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Other VladimirLucas 
expected
2017-07-04 14:46
#15
broky | 
Latvia em1^ 
CRY IS FREE
2017-07-04 14:46
HAHHAHAHAHA
2017-07-04 14:46
#18
f0rest | 
Russia SokoLov 
lol
2017-07-04 14:46
cry is free
2017-07-04 14:46
EZ SS
2017-07-04 14:47
#22
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
EZ4 SS
2017-07-04 14:47
i wouldn't say 16x14 is easy xDD
2017-07-04 16:43
#23
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Portugal Tomfram 
And like in the Fnatic-Mouse game they had to stop IMT-VP twice due to technical issues
2017-07-04 14:47
#25
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Serbia livefour 
Gj turkey, you deserve it! VP no words...
2017-07-04 14:47
#27
zorte | 
Russia yuko^^ 
ez SS, cry is free
2017-07-04 14:47
0-1 pool lmfao Clown9 Liquid TyLoo OpTic will join them too
2017-07-04 14:47
SK will cruise through weaker oponents now. I see what SK did there.
2017-07-04 14:59
Your jokes
2017-07-04 16:46
WP SS
2017-07-04 14:47
ahahahhahahaha
2017-07-04 14:47
#31
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Norway Levanger 
Hahaha favela terrible
2017-07-04 14:47
Just like your scene
2017-07-04 16:43
#148
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Norway Levanger 
cry is free ;)
2017-07-04 20:26
#32
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Serbia r0niNsrb 
Let's fucking go Space Soldiers.So fucking happy right now. :D
2017-07-04 14:47
VP ffs...
2017-07-04 14:47
#34
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Brazil rickz1996 
SS played very well gj... #GOSK #GOIMMT
2017-07-04 14:47
#36
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Turkey Jarrod 
Amazing performs by ss on tside gg bois
2017-07-04 14:47
#37
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World ExoticSeamen 
Lol rip SK, I told you VP will be next major champs and sk cant even win against SS? LOOK AT THAT BIG GAP LOL BRAZIL
2017-07-04 14:47
#38
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Turkey meduckhad 
SS grand final
2017-07-04 14:47
Kappa
2017-07-04 17:04
top 1 vs top 28 lul xantares > sk confirmed
2017-07-04 14:48
ngiN is a beast. well deserved SS
2017-07-04 14:48
#45
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Andorra ZyWoo_hax 
CRY IS FREE <3
2017-07-04 14:48
#46
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
SK, VP and fnatic in the 0-1 bracket oh man, I hope we don't lose.
2017-07-04 14:48
It gonna be great games for the 0-1 teams
2017-07-04 17:06
#48
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United States nANDO111 
SK save tactis for major eZ
2017-07-04 14:48
Even so, a so called top 1 team should not loose to SS, and cache is a decent map for SK, they play it allot in NA.
2017-07-04 14:50
Thx SS #CRY IS FREE
2017-07-04 14:49
SK is shit. LUL
2017-07-04 14:50
VP sucks more!!
2017-07-04 16:44
#54
paz | 
Turkey Erdem_E 
0 brazilian in the commentz loool
2017-07-04 14:50
ez for BET easy money
2017-07-04 14:51
ISIS PEASY LEMONS SQUEEZE
2017-07-04 14:52
Everyone saying VP is still a good team on LAN ahahahahha
2017-07-04 14:52
If VP don't make it to the playoffs at the major, they should split up. SK saved too many strats to win.
2017-07-04 14:54
#72
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Haha no way they are played with maximum capacity
2017-07-04 14:58
See you guys (ss) in the major! Ohhh... wait a minute.
2017-07-04 14:54
#65
shaGuar | 
Hong Kong b1uhwk 
Cry is free? I guess I'll see you at the major? Oh wait...
2017-07-04 14:56
#67
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Brazil mth^ 
useless argument at this point lul but it's funny how bo1 goes. SK should win the next matches tho :)) #RUNSK
2017-07-04 14:56
Stats???
2017-07-04 14:55
#63
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Sweden 133665 
Cry is free
2017-07-04 14:55
#66
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Great game of the Turks, SK was neutralized by their aggressiveness. GGWP SS #RUNSKG #IMTWIN
2017-07-04 14:56
Ye both played good, good performance from SS.
2017-07-04 15:00
go immo!
2017-07-04 14:57
#69
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
Well done SS
2017-07-04 14:57
#73
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Russia Sur10n 
gj mai turkish friends
2017-07-04 14:59
SS absolutely deserve that. Amazing play, nice strategy, and Ngin! WP guys. gl for next.
2017-07-04 15:03
I don't know what kebab they've been eating but I want some
2017-07-04 15:04
#79
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Malaysia byaIi 
i tolda ya SS win but VP is surprise !
2017-07-04 15:07
0-1 looks harder than 1-0 omg
2017-07-04 15:08
#81
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Turkey powergs 
SUCK ON THIS SK GJ SS WP !!!! VP tho :// anyway VP SS Grand Final LETS GOOO
2017-07-04 15:14
#82
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
HAHAHAH EZZZ
2017-07-04 15:21
#83
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Serbia ZAG0R 
They won only 12 rounds on their best map against some ... Wake up VP GJ kebabs <3 #nohomo
2017-07-04 15:22
on immortals best map? The thing is VP lost the wrong pistol round. VP was known for their CT-Sides on cbble. they can get 5,6 or 7 rounds. i've seen so many games from them on cbble that exactly agrees with my comment. when VP wins the T round pistol they will mostly destroy the CT's on cbble. but the fact that VP lost the first 3 rounds and kng lucky but crazy round, broke them sadly...
2017-07-04 15:39
#84
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Brazil Juneco 
Turkish are sick gg
2017-07-04 15:25
SK is going to win next matchs for sure
2017-07-04 15:28
#87
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Brazil digozamaral 
TURKISH ARE SICK! GGWP SPACE SOLDIERS! Next match I hope Sk will win and ggwp IMT
2017-07-04 15:35
Gj boyz
2017-07-04 15:40
Actually favelas are so friendly in comments. Thanks guys c u in grand finals :D
2017-07-04 15:42
GG WP SK!
2017-07-04 15:47
#94
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Bosnia and Herzegovina h3re 
SS BEST TEAM <3
2017-07-04 15:47
boltz of steel
2017-07-04 15:52
Calm down boys, SK wasnt waiting for that, the tournament isnt over yet. #RunSKG And for the ones who talks about SK, make a team and win all that they won, after this tell what you want.
2017-07-04 15:55
#98
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Where are all the brazilians now LOL
2017-07-04 15:56
#99
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Brazil Malak01 
Deserved! Nice match SS!
2017-07-04 15:56
#102
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Brazil karlyn90 
Just SK things, but they will make into the finals for sure.
2017-07-04 16:00
#103
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Brazil Charizaldo 
SS need more chances to show your potential. I think they can be a t1 team if they had more invites to championships
2017-07-04 16:02
why no stats in sk vs ss an imt vs vp match page?????? they don't even show stats at the event stats wtf!!
2017-07-04 16:29
Deserved SS.
2017-07-04 16:32
expected, XANTARES too strong for favelas
2017-07-04 16:44
Where are the STATS?
2017-07-04 16:47
taz talked shit, got ultra rekt by kng, while kng is playing for less than 1 month international scene LMAO pls just at least be quiet taz LUL taz is like old man that people need to take care, you just cant leave him alone anymore, he start doing old man shit XD ahahahha
2017-07-04 16:56
GJ from SS, they've played better
2017-07-04 17:05
WHERE ARE FKIN STATS
2017-07-04 17:15
Ez for immortals
2017-07-04 17:18
#137
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Brazil xeloCSGO 
Ggwp VP
2017-07-04 17:27
#140
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France Fran6k1D 
Nice stats HLTV
2017-07-04 18:00
I like how every BR commenting is "complimenting" SS and hiw they played and then they throw a fucking veiled insult at them. Salt is real jfc.
2017-07-04 18:33
what do the braindead brazilians say ? #CryIsFree ???
2017-07-04 18:44
#144
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United States (Fr0st) 
Ez for Space Soldiers
2017-07-04 18:57
#147
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
Where is stats ?
2017-07-04 19:41
I knew all that shit-talking on the match thread was justified. Wp SS; too bad I couldn't watch it live
2017-07-04 21:23
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