SK and fnatic pick up first wins in Cologne

In the first two matches of the Swiss group stage's second round, SK and fnatic picked up their first victories with comfortable Mirage wins over Virtus.pro and Heroic, respectively.

Two matches of the 0-1 pool kicked off the second round of the Swiss format at ESL One Cologne, with SK facing Virtus.pro and Heroic battling fnatic, both on Mirage.

In the Brazilian-Polish encounter, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad started picking Virtus.pro from the get-go, getting off to a fantastic 7-0 start before Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's side mustered up a reply. Only two rounds went VP's way, however, as SK took over once again for the next four.

fer's triple with a Tec-9 denied Virtus.pro any hope of a comeback

The last two rounds were exchanged between the two for a 12-3 half in favor of the Brazilians, who also picked up the following pistol round. However, Virtus.pro threw themselves a lifeline with a forcebuy win and slowly began clawing back.

It wasn't until the Poles hit their ninth round that SK clinched map point on the back of Fernando "fer" Alvarenga's triple in a half-buy situation. That also sent Virtus.pro on low economy, as SK picked up their first win in the group stage at 16-9.

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In the other Mirage match, Heroic started on the CT side and picked up the first pistol round but found themselves in trouble in the gunrounds, as fnatic won six in a row for a 6-2 lead.

The Danes defended the next attack but couldn't string rounds together thanks to Robin "flusha" Rönnquist's 1v2 spraydown, leading the Swedes to a 9-3 scoreline. 

JW led the way to fnatic's first win in the Swiss format

Heroic managed to clinch two more rounds before the half ended and gave themselves a chance with a pistol round win, but a surprising 2v4 triumph by Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Jesper "JW" Wecksell in the following forcebuy stopped the Danish side in their tracks.

Much thanks to the duo's heroics, fnatic powered to 13-6 and once more turned around a disadvantageous situation, that time a 3v5, before JW secured the match for his team with two triples in the last two rounds.

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News tags:
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 25 - 10 +15 91.9 1.77
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 20 - 13 +7 94.2 1.45
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 16 - 16 0 83.1 1.22
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 14 - 12 +2 82.3 1.12
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 11 - 13 -2 60.4 0.94
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 19 - 18 +1 107.3 1.15
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 13 - 18 -5 81.7 0.90
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 15 - 18 -3 72.0 0.86
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 11 - 17 -6 43.0 0.56
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 6 - 15 -9 30.6 0.47

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 25 - 10 +15 91.9 1.77
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 20 - 13 +7 94.2 1.45
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 16 - 16 0 83.1 1.22
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 14 - 12 +2 82.3 1.12
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 11 - 13 -2 60.4 0.94
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 19 - 18 +1 107.3 1.15
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 13 - 18 -5 81.7 0.90
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 15 - 18 -3 72.0 0.86
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 11 - 17 -6 43.0 0.56
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 6 - 15 -9 30.6 0.47

Here are the current standings of the Swiss group stage:

1-0
Europe mousesports Europe FaZe
Turkey Space Soldiers  Brazil Immortals
Sweden NiP France G2
United States Liquid United States OpTic
1-1
Brazil SK Sweden fnatic
0-1
United States Cloud9 China TYLOO
CIS Natus Vincere Denmark North
0-2
Poland Virtus.pro Denmark Heroic
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1322
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1447
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1100
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
#1
fr0a | 
Serbia Xempy 
1
2017-07-04 19:42
fnatic never has 2 players stepping up...bring pronax back ffs
2017-07-04 19:43
#42
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Norway felt 
pronax has been dreadful of late you fucking monkey
2017-07-04 19:54
#2
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France kennySsSsS 
ez SK
2017-07-04 19:42
#13
MAR1ON | 
France msirp 
ez CT sided map
2017-07-04 19:42
#52
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Brazil diogofficial 
Ez sk
2017-07-05 00:27
Nice
2017-07-04 19:42
fer cheater
2017-07-04 19:43
+1
2017-07-04 19:45
#28
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World Sins 
fer Monster you mean
2017-07-04 19:46
Cry
2017-07-04 19:49
Is free
2017-07-04 19:59
#49
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
Cry is free
2017-07-04 20:46
#5
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Brazil primate_user 
ez
2017-07-04 19:42
#6
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Brazil vass28 
EZ
2017-07-04 19:42
#8
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
ez sk
2017-07-04 19:42
yea ez against SS haha, sk #1
2017-07-04 19:53
#9
yuurih | 
Russia shternz 
pasha molotov
2017-07-04 19:42
#10
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Pakistan hotpakiguy 
RIP
2017-07-04 19:42
RIPus.PRO
2017-07-04 19:42
sk so lucky
2017-07-04 19:42
Flair and flag checks out
2017-07-04 19:45
so lucky to face a tier 2 team like virtus premier lul
2017-07-04 19:46
yeah but vp is simply doing awful
2017-07-04 19:46
#32
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Brazil chococaine 
Lucky indeed facing a shit team to get their first point
2017-07-04 19:48
#37
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Poland kurwafa 
Lucky? LOL 16-14 can be lucky, not 16-9 with 12-3 at the half
2017-07-04 19:50
#51
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Brazil GKR48 
Some1 with brain
2017-07-04 22:19
Ez
2017-07-04 19:42
#15
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Russia Darkmanual 
ez
2017-07-04 19:43
#16
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
ez
2017-07-04 19:43
2v5 triumph*
2017-07-04 19:43
#30
 | 
World Sins 
Friberg kicked * - *
2017-07-04 19:48
#RUNSK
2017-07-04 19:43
virtus premier
2017-07-04 19:44
Why SK games have no stats? lul
2017-07-04 19:44
too ez
2017-07-04 19:45
#24
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Brazil wAc 
no stats again wtf
2017-07-04 19:45
#27
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Serbia ThePaja 
GJ Fnatic! #FNCWIN
2017-07-04 19:46
Sad to see VP at this moment so Bad! #RUNSK, bring to us ESL Cologne and Major!
2017-07-04 19:48
JW SO SEXY! OMFG! Im wet Kappa
2017-07-04 19:48
"Is VP prepared enough for the soccer game? Because they are not prepared for CSGO. It feels so bad to see what happend to my favourite team" lul
2017-07-04 19:48
SOCCER LUL
2017-07-04 19:54
football are you satasfied?
2017-07-04 20:00
yes thx bro <3
2017-07-04 20:23
#34
mimi | 
Brazil mZERAAAA 
LUCAS1 Q OTA STICKERS
2017-07-04 19:49
ez sk fer The Bear Killer
2017-07-04 19:49
#38
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Portugal ENCEsuNny 
Moddii has been awful so far in this tournament.
2017-07-04 19:51
yeah normally he is their rock when friis was playing with him but since idk
2017-07-04 19:53
#50
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
Where are the fcking stats ffs
2017-07-04 20:50
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