Liquid and OpTic go 1-0 in Cologne

Liquid beat Natus Vincere on Inferno, 16-7, while OpTic did the same on Cobblestone against North, 16-9, to go up 1-0 in the Swiss round of ESL One Cologne.

Liquid started the CT side strong, winning the pistol round, and followed up by winning the first gun round. In the fifth, Natus Vincere were able to get on the board, but were quickly reset and unable to make an impact on their attacks. Natus Vincere were able to win a couple more rounds, but it was Liquid who went into the half with a big lead, 11-4.

Liquid beat Na`Vi in convincing fashion in their opening match

Liquid also won the second pistol round, on the attack, but were stopped on their tracks by Egor "flamie" Vasilyev, who got a triple the following round with the CZ-75, helping his get back in the match. The North American team asserted their superiority, though, and didn’t let Natus Vincere get a grip on the half, closing it 16-7.

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OpTic, starting on the CT side, were the first to get a round on the board with Tarik "tarik" Celik bagging three USP-S kills. The North American-Spanish side, which struggled massively at the Main Qualifier for the PGL Major going out 0-3, turned up in the early game against North, establishing early dominance and taking an 8-1 lead. In that ninth round, Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas gota three kill round with a 1vs2 after plant clutch and enough time to defuse the bomb, which sent North straight into a timeout. OpTic gave one more round up, but ran away with the half, 13-2.

OpTic’s dominant first half set them up for victory

The second half started out going the way of Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen & company, who were able to win the pistol round and build an economy up by winning the following seven rounds, and giving OpTic a run for their money. The North American team, though, won two rounds in a row, with tarik besting René "cajunb" Borg in a 1vs1 after plant to secure match point. Having to force buy pistols and armor and one UMP, North were easily overrun, giving OpTic the win, 16-9.

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 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 21 - 19 +2 85.7 1.12
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 15 - 20 -5 65.5 0.90
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 14 - 20 -6 72.3 0.84
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 15 - 22 -7 63.4 0.78
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 9 - 22 -13 46.6 0.52
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 27 - 15 +12 108.6 1.65
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 22 - 14 +8 89.4 1.41
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 20 - 16 +4 97.2 1.30
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 15 - 14 +1 57.0 1.15
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 19 - 15 +4 85.4 1.13

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Europe mousesports Europe FaZe
Turkey Space Soldiers  Brazil Immortals
Sweden NiP France G2
United States Liquid United States OpTic
0-1
Sweden fnatic Denmark Heroic
Brazil SK Poland Virtus.pro
United States Cloud9 China TYLOO
CIS Natus Vincere Denmark North
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1404
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1214
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1137
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
#1
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
take it ez s1mple :>
2017-07-04 17:59
#2
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
navi disband
2017-07-04 17:59
#17
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
No NA dream is still alive that's why they didn't won xD
2017-07-04 18:00
I still don't know why NaVi is that bad, they had more than enough time to play with s1mple but they still didn't get better
2017-07-04 18:01
#20
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
seized is shit igl
2017-07-04 18:01
#49
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Saving strats for major)))
2017-07-04 18:43
so slow
2017-07-04 18:00
EZ
2017-07-04 17:59
#4
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China Captain_TYLOO 
North biggest NAPS ever xDD
2017-07-04 18:00
#5
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Argentina de_nazi 
ez
2017-07-04 18:00
#6
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Norway Levanger 
Ez
2017-07-04 18:00
xD
2017-07-04 18:00
noice
2017-07-04 18:00
ez
2017-07-04 18:00
STATSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2017-07-04 18:00
C9 confirmed worst team in NA
2017-07-04 18:00
ex-Epsilon > ex-NiP
2017-07-04 18:09
OPTIC HIDING STRATS FOR ESL ONE
2017-07-04 18:00
#15
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North America ewo 
EZ 4 NA on 4th of July
2017-07-04 18:00
if only C9 didnt ruin the 3-0 smh
2017-07-04 18:08
#16
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Brazil AnthonySilva 
4TH OF JULY BOYS
2017-07-04 18:00
WHO CARES BOYS
2017-07-04 18:01
#25
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Brazil AnthonySilva 
STOP BEING MAD PLS IM HYPING UP THE NA CS FANS
2017-07-04 18:02
OK SORRY MAN NEVER MIND
2017-07-04 18:02
#31
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Brazil AnthonySilva 
XD ITS COOL BRO
2017-07-04 18:02
WRITING IN CAPS IS FUN BOIS
2017-07-04 18:07
#47
Lemmy | 
Germany Vikernes 
WOOO
2017-07-04 18:27
#18
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CIS imretarded 
lul navi vs north
2017-07-04 18:01
#28
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Germany So_Dumm 
RIP ruskis
2017-07-04 18:02
#21
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Portugal xlblacksoulz 
ez
2017-07-04 18:01
xd
2017-07-04 18:01
#24
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
anyone need guardian? is he at lan?
2017-07-04 18:01
Ss v OpTiC plz
2017-07-04 18:02
Thx, Allah.
2017-07-04 18:20
Hazed proves his words
2017-07-04 18:02
give me dat molotov ace video
2017-07-04 18:02
#32
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United States V1ruh 
WHAAT IS GOING ON LUL
2017-07-04 18:03
#33
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Brazil digozamaral 
What is happening with navi? And WTF NORTH LOSING FOR OPTIC also ez for liquid
2017-07-04 18:03
#34
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
How comes like 3 or 4 games had no stats panel at the end for this event? HLTV pls fix
2017-07-04 18:05
#35
Saudi Arabia an94 
EZ 4 USA ONLY ON JULY 4TH
2017-07-04 18:06
Tomorrow all the NA teams will lose Except Cloud9
2017-07-04 19:06
GO GO NA CS USA AND CANADA ARE BEST COUNTRIES
2017-07-04 18:06
#38
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World waltsuu 
nonmajor teams beating legends WTF?
2017-07-04 18:07
4th of July NA teams receive power-ups
2017-07-04 18:08
Did you really thought they will go all out right before the major?
2017-07-04 18:58
#41
shox | 
France Zebourrin 
What a day of suprise sk and now north !!
2017-07-04 18:08
#43
Zeus | 
Ukraine LoqoJoqo 
seijas bi liquidam proigrat kotorie daje u f3 sosut...
2017-07-04 18:10
#45
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Poland Marcines 
0-1 teams should be 1-0 right now lmao xD
2017-07-04 18:21
My heart still beats for NA <3
2017-07-04 18:23
NA +100 skill on July 4th. NIP +100 skill cuz magic.
2017-07-04 18:30
#51
f0rest | 
Albania SayS 
ez 4 tarik he's very good actually
2017-07-04 18:55
#53
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France StickyRice 
Guardian paid HLTV for them not to show stats of this game, he doesn't want his rating to go down :)
2017-07-04 19:08
#54
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United States doge1000 
trying in cologne LUL
2017-07-04 19:23
#55
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Brazil wAc 
msl so bad
2017-07-04 19:42
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