JW stars as fnatic breeze past BIG

fnatic have moved on to Group B's upper bracket final at ESL One Cologne after moving past BIG on two maps.

The battle for the second spot in Group B's upper bracket final, pitting the new fnatic roster against a BIG team riding the wave after steamrolling Liquid, began on Cache. It was BIG's map pick, but the German side were put on the back foot early on.

A triple entry frag from Jesper "JW" Wecksell in the pistol round put fnatic in the lead, with the Swedish side using that momentum to pick up a sizeable 5-0 advantage. Things were starting to look grim but BIG, but then they tightened up their defence and brought the deficit to a minimum after winning four rounds straight. fnatic would not let the game slip, however, and put together another small run of rounds before BIG made a final effort to bring the gap to 6-9.

Now on the CT side, fnatic further added to their lead after winning the pistol round and denying an early purchase from BIG in the third round. After getting their economy back in order, the German side responded with two in a row, but fnatic were not impressed and strung two rounds together to hit map point.

JW led the way for fnatic against BIG

It looked like fnatic had the game under control, but then BIG were shockingly gifted a round as Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch pulled off a 1v3 clutch with just a galil. That round breathed new life into BIG's players before Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson eventually put the game to bed with a 1v2 clutch on the B site.

Next up was Train, which started with fnatic overturning a 2v5 situation in the pistol round thanks to a quad-kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist with a Desert Eagle. That was the start of a phenomenal run from the Swedish side, who ran all over the defence and cruised to a 12-3 half, with JW getting a whopping 29 kills to his name.

BIG knew they had a mountain to climb to turn the game around, and they kept their hopes alive after winning the pistol round with an inner execution, with tiziaN getting three kills to his name. fnatic's investment in the following round paid off, however, and set themselves up for a four-round winning streak en-route to a clean finish.

Germany
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Cache
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Train
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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 35 - 32 +3 79.9 1.07
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 28 - 38 -10 84.4 0.89
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 25 - 36 -11 69.5 0.79
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 24 - 35 -11 62.9 0.73
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 24 - 38 -14 56.1 0.72
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 59 - 28 +31 132.7 2.00
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 38 - 25 +13 90.3 1.36
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 29 - 26 +3 57.5 1.03
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 28 - 30 -2 67.2 0.98
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 24 - 28 -4 58.9 0.86

With this victory, fnatic have assured themselves of a playoff finish in Cologne and will take on FaZe on Thursday for a semi-final berth. As for BIG, the German side will fight for survival in the lower bracket against Renegades.

Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
JW STOP BULLYING Smooya as many kill as gob LOL UK
2018-07-04 18:46
nice addiction
2018-07-04 18:46
are u mad? cuz im not
2018-07-04 18:46
#23
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Albania artanmeniqi 
smooya as many kills as draken LUL
2018-07-04 18:47
hey good luck in quarter for nip, lets meet in semis
2018-07-04 19:14
#55
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Russia GramDEL 
NiP 😂
2018-07-04 19:38
draken was the problem 😂🤣
2018-07-04 18:53
#62
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
where are spanish players at this level? oh wait .. lolspain
2018-07-04 22:33
Mixwell?
2018-07-04 22:53
#65
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
overrated, teamless, and not at this event.
2018-07-04 22:55
Mixwell>smooya And soon smooya wont be in the event either.
2018-07-04 22:59
#67
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
smooya has higher rating, and higher KPR, and hes making it to big events while mixwell sits sucking his thumb. i think smooya>mixwell for now.
2018-07-04 23:01
#74
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Cyprus delur 
man he likes smithz hahaha everything he says is irrelevant
2018-07-05 00:46
lmao ez wj
2018-07-04 23:34
#2
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Denmark danishwarrior 
legend JW
2018-07-04 18:45
+1
2018-07-04 18:47
#77
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
+2
2018-07-05 02:26
+3
2018-07-05 10:39
+1
2018-07-04 20:07
#80
JW | 
Malaysia AWP3rator 
+3
2018-07-05 04:16
#3
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United Kingdom Mumbles! 
Shame for smooya
2018-07-04 18:46
UK getting smashed by Sweden I see whats happening here
2018-07-04 18:46
Haha
2018-07-04 19:23
Now I'm betting on Sweden for 2-1 Thanks
2018-07-04 22:50
2-0 bro
2018-07-04 23:08
#4
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Estonia Luk111 
why
2018-07-04 18:46
#5
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Norway just_sAvage 
damn that was ez tho
2018-07-04 18:46
GOD JE DABELYUUUU
2018-07-04 18:46
#8
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Germany zeolikk10years 
EZ FORE JW LEGEND BULLYING SMOOYA LMAO
2018-07-04 18:46
JW climbing the top20 list
2018-07-04 18:46
#10
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Indonesia axelvale 
GG
2018-07-04 18:46
Well cant do much about jw in s1mple-esc form
2018-07-04 18:46
esque*
2018-07-04 23:48
Sorry
2018-07-05 08:13
That shit was cray. JW is a fuckin monster.
2018-07-05 10:40
Yeah he's back and thats just what fnatic need rn
2018-07-05 19:26
#15
aizy | 
Europe Winde 
JW shines would have been a better title.
2018-07-04 18:47
also noticed that.. tier 5 editors
2018-07-04 19:16
+1
2018-07-04 23:35
What a monster
2018-07-04 18:47
+1
2018-07-05 10:40
god JW <3
2018-07-04 18:47
JW VAC BANNED!!!
2018-07-04 18:47
Can confirm
2018-07-04 18:47
#19
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Sweden Dino1 
JW IS BACK TO TOP 20
2018-07-04 18:47
RIP Taco
2018-07-04 18:47
ez
2018-07-04 18:47
JW IS A GODDDDD
2018-07-04 18:47
JW IS BAK
2018-07-04 18:47
jw good but not best
2018-07-04 18:47
(jw best)
2018-07-04 23:35
#28
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United States 51438 
hltv writers deserves raise
2018-07-04 18:47
ye, +1
2018-07-04 23:35
#29
Summer | 
China seba13 
can't make German cs great again,gg mein Freund
2018-07-04 18:48
#30
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Brazil Charizaldo 
JW cringe
2018-07-04 18:48
what a performance JW :)
2018-07-04 18:48
#32
smooya | 
United Kingdom Porking 
RIP BIG Smoo
2018-07-04 18:49
#33
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Sweden godname 
JW LOL
2018-07-04 18:51
JWONDERCHILD
2018-07-04 18:52
#35
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Sweden pontus767 
Monster!
2018-07-04 18:52
#36
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World breezy0 
-gob b please big could be much better but they got a shit way to play cs.
2018-07-04 18:53
ez 4 swedish X god #kennysGOOD #butnotbest #JWbestest #thecryisfree
2018-07-04 18:54
J FUCKING W <3
2018-07-04 18:54
JDaddy
2018-07-04 18:55
#41
allu | 
Serbia bratGavra 
JW, it's a family show...
2018-07-04 18:55
#42
NEO | 
Poland snakemtt 
2.0 0.o
2018-07-04 18:57
#43
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
JW VAC BAN CHECK HLTV
2018-07-04 18:58
vintage jw
2018-07-04 18:59
pretty good game from jévi
2018-07-04 18:59
#47
Ireland TGC_ 
JW smashed big, i got tilted watching it
2018-07-04 19:15
#49
JW | 
India Holy_Monk 
Godlike performance from suwargod jw
2018-07-04 19:18
jwo who? jw fak you
2018-07-04 19:20
JW god since 2013
2018-07-04 19:21
#53
Aleksib | 
India ketanY 
Wtf 2.0 rating
2018-07-04 19:32
#54
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Russia GramDEL 
Jeeez plz free tizian and smooya, @TRASHIG
2018-07-04 19:35
#57
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India grinchxd 
JW > p1mple
2018-07-04 19:43
Pig>Rat confirmed
2018-07-04 20:26
Jw is free to dominate now! Ez for jw who
2018-07-04 20:58
#61
Jame | 
CIS ZILTOID 
it seems jw was promised a double big mac in case they won
2018-07-04 21:03
#76
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Hungary janikiraly 
the game against faze gonna be good lets go boyz
2018-07-05 02:18
#79
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Finland toimistabil 
2.00 rating that's pretty damn impressive. No matter what team you're up against.
2018-07-05 03:08
GOD JW.
2018-07-05 10:39
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