Na`Vi beat mouz on Boombl4 debut; Liquid squeeze past resilient MVP PK

Natus Vincere and Liquid are off to winning starts at ESL One Cologne following close victories over mousesports and MVP PK, respectively.

The first main stream match of the tournament, headlined by Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov's debut for Natus Vincere, started with the CIS winning a flawless pistol round and following that up with both anti-ecos to secure a 3-0 lead.

It looked like a promising star for the Russian team, but mousesports took control of proceedings once they had money in the bank. Finn "karrigan" Andersen's troops wreaked havoc with a double AWP setup and lost just a sole round throughout the rest of the half, and it was courtesy of a quad-kill by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who racked up 16 kills on the offensive side, seven more than any of his teammates.

Na`Vi came back from 4-11 down to win their first match in Cologne

After switching to the CT side, Na`Vi won a much-needed pistol round, but things quickly soured for them as Chris "chrisJ" de Jong pulled off a 1v3 clutch in the third round. The CIS side were unfazed, however, and kept a water-tight defense, keeping their opponents from stringing rounds together.

Na`Vi eventually hit match point at 15-14 off the back of a five-round winning streak. mousesports then thought that they were going into overtime as they found themselves in a 4v2 post-plant situation, but the CTs miraculously managed to turn it around following three key frags by a sneaky Denis "electronic" Sharipov.

Matchpage
16
14
2nd July 2019
16
Train
14
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 32 - 17 +15 93.1 1.53
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 21 - 15 +6 82.3 1.19
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 21 - 19 +2 68.8 1.11
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 18 - 21 -3 65.6 0.97
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 17 - 20 -3 68.5 0.90
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 22 - 24 -2 87.8 1.02
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 17 - 19 -2 58.0 0.88
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 18 - 24 -6 72.2 0.85
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 17 - 22 -5 58.6 0.83
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 18 - 21 -3 61.2 0.83

Meanwhile, Liquid required all 30 rounds to take down MVP PK, the lowest seed of the tournament. The North American team, who are widely regarded as the red-hot favourites for the title, got off to a solid start on the CT side of Nuke, but the South Koreans improved as the game wore on and dominated the final stages of the half to take an 8-7 lead off the back of some crucial rounds by Gu-Taek "stax" Kim.

Liquid were made to work hard to beat MVP PK

Liquid picked up the pace on the Terrorist side and eventually reached match point at 15-12. A last-gasp effort by MVP PK saw them take the game the full distance, but it would be in vain as the North Americans locked down the map in the 30th round to prevent overtime and to progress in Group A's upper bracket.

Matchpage
16
14
2nd July 2019
16
Nuke
14
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 25 - 18 +7 89.0 1.39
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 26 - 18 +8 93.3 1.37
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 23 - 21 +2 77.6 1.20
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 21 - 19 +2 84.1 1.17
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 20 - 18 +2 62.5 1.04
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 24 - 23 +1 94.6 1.12
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 19 - 22 -3 77.0 0.94
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 19 - 21 -2 66.5 0.85
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 16 - 24 -8 67.5 0.76
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 16 - 25 -9 55.1 0.72
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kim
Gu-Taek 'stax' Kim
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
237
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Germany Deutschland! 
Liquid wtf u doing xD
2019-07-02 13:24
LIQUID TOP 1 BTW LUL FLUKE TOP 1
2019-07-02 13:22
#6
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India Cutlass 
Fucking mouz
2019-07-02 13:22
16-14's day
2019-07-02 13:23
#28
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
s1mple MVP
2019-07-02 13:26
#9
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United States twistzzgod 
nice fake flagger from bra71l
2019-07-02 13:22
He is a german
2019-07-02 13:24
#87
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
You are brazilian
2019-07-02 16:31
#16
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Sweden Unluko 
Lets go Liquid!
2019-07-02 13:23
Yes, go home.
2019-07-02 14:32
GG
2019-07-02 13:24
Aug nerf
2019-07-02 13:26
#34
NAF | 
United Kingdom Greedyxxx 
ez skin
2019-07-02 13:28
#2
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
ez for GOD s1mple
2019-07-02 13:21
#4
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Electronic god, also nt MVP
2019-07-02 13:21
#5
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
16-14
2019-07-02 13:22
s1mple tactics: 1) make kill by awp 2) bait zeus or boombla for more kill 3) save
2019-07-02 13:22
0/8 MAD cuz ecovice bad? S1mple GOAT, The best player of all time cya in 10 CRY IS FREE S1mple top 1 2019 Ecovice not even in top 5
2019-07-02 13:25
^ third worlder confirmed
2019-07-02 13:33
#55
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Russia Islademuerto 
Denmark is also part of the EU lul
2019-07-02 13:43
France third world? OK
2019-07-02 13:44
#67
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Muslim France is 3rd... Sorry but its true
2019-07-02 14:01
Iul even with immigrants France is damn good
2019-07-02 15:06
#58
SparkeR | 
Europe Joedg 
8/8
2019-07-02 13:45
0/8 italian cs
2019-07-02 13:46
S1mple tactics: Topfrag 99% of games Be the best player in history
2019-07-02 14:13
#8
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Indonesia Exodd 
G0D s1mple per usual
2019-07-02 13:22
#10
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Greece NaviGuy 
EZ4NAVI
2019-07-02 13:23
choke sports cty
2019-07-02 13:23
#26
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Germany Neckarstadion 
NaVi are known CT gods on this map. If they didn't win both pistols they would have lost hard
2019-07-02 13:25
#43
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United States Leapoz 
And mouz is notoriously bad on T side train. Wish I could’ve seen it go the other way around, and I think it would’ve if there was info that on how NaVi plays with boombl4
2019-07-02 13:34
#51
Czech Republic Wer_ 
0/8
2019-07-02 13:38
8/8
2019-07-02 13:40
There is some info tho. Those eu teams have already had a lot of practice matches.
2019-07-02 13:46
They are practicing against each other for sure so...
2019-07-02 14:24
#12
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China Alar1c 
ez 4 navi
2019-07-02 13:23
NotEZ4TL
2019-07-02 13:23
#29
apEX | 
Europe bruuuuuh 
Vitality blabla just got luck blabla when they beat TL blabla lmao
2019-07-02 13:26
#44
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France J0riS 
Cry
2019-07-02 13:35
#46
apEX | 
Europe bruuuuuh 
frr j'ironise sur les commentaires qu'il y a ici
2019-07-02 13:36
#50
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France J0riS 
Aaaah désolé alors. moi aussi ils me gonfle ces commentaires
2019-07-02 13:37
Liquid xD
2019-07-02 13:23
#15
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Germany sloth02 
:O
2019-07-02 13:24
Nt by MVP. Mouz should have that game...
2019-07-02 13:24
Nt MVP Liquid are quite weak on Nuke, ut's definitely a key map for any team which want to beat them in a bo3
2019-07-02 13:24
two very close games. GGs!
2019-07-02 13:24
mouSebotS
2019-07-02 13:25
#25
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Russia CrazyIto 
S1mple mvp, change my mind.
2019-07-02 13:25
#27
shox | 
India iejesus 
GODS1MPLE
2019-07-02 13:25
#31
s1mple | 
Albania Gentleo 
ez for GOAT of csgo
2019-07-02 13:26
#32
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Mouz lost 2 rounds while having advantage especially the last round
2019-07-02 13:27
#33
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Russia ChmoEbanoe 
mouz big noobs
2019-07-02 13:28
#35
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Ukraine FGVM 
Na'Vi winning the first game is a scary sign for the rest of the teams 😂
2019-07-02 13:29
+1 true
2019-07-02 13:31
#49
Czech Republic Wer_ 
Lucky win is scary?
2019-07-02 13:37
Navi usually lose their 1st match. Thats why its strange
2019-07-02 13:45
#70
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Belgium Devos1 
Bro navi is notorious to lose first games against weaker skilled players and then just go on a rampage
2019-07-02 14:10
#72
Czech Republic Wer_ 
Yeah I know that but they changed a player
2019-07-02 14:12
#83
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Ukraine FGVM 
I wouldn't call a 12:3 on second half lucky tbh
2019-07-02 15:02
#88
Czech Republic Wer_ 
Mouz were 12-3 up against Navi?
2019-07-02 18:29
ropz is gonna be best choker in cs history karrigan taught him how to choke important or last rounds
2019-07-02 13:30
ropz cant deliver against good teams as always
2019-07-02 13:31
It's soo strange how Liquid KDs are all green, but they won by so little
2019-07-02 13:32
#40
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
This makes @natusvincere the first team to defeat this lineup of mousesports on Train, breaking their 11-0 run
2019-07-02 13:32
#48
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United States Leapoz 
I honestly don’t know how Mouz was undefeated on train with a T side like that. I feel they would’ve won if they were able to prepare better against NaVi
2019-07-02 13:36
#53
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
its just not worked this time, same for navi watch demo once again and u will see a lot of different rounds played by both teams on t side but see only what casters say "player x killed player y" thats all
2019-07-02 13:41
Mousesports last round lose 4v2 no OT lmao throwing
2019-07-02 13:32
#45
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
MOUZ THROW
2019-07-02 13:35
Liquid lul
2019-07-02 13:36
boombl4 too strong, navi era inc
2019-07-02 13:42
#75
Czech Republic Wer_ 
0/8
2019-07-02 14:13
karrigan omegalul
2019-07-02 13:45
#63
dupreeh | 
Indonesia Ugha 
Holy shit NaVi won their first match
2019-07-02 13:46
Nice mens
2019-07-02 13:53
#65
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Not so EZ4Liquid, eh?
2019-07-02 13:54
#66
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Russia AnDi4 
GG WP it was hard game, but Na'Vi was stronger #ez4navi
2019-07-02 13:57
#68
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Greece instigator7 
Liquid maybe the best team in the world right now but they are nowhere near as dominant as Astralis was in their prime.
2019-07-02 14:05
#69
f0rest | 
Mongolia 22joyZz 
mvp pk gave a good fight though. nice match wp mvp
2019-07-02 14:05
Typical Karrigan trash igl destroyed mouz as well.
2019-07-02 14:11
#78
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Poland rude_wredne 
0/8 bayt??
2019-07-02 14:28
LIQUID ALMOST LOST LUUUUUUL
2019-07-02 14:13
#76
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India KNOX23 
That last round from electronic was sensational
2019-07-02 14:21
#79
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Denmark wakils 
Botbl4
2019-07-02 14:31
WTF man, It's his first game with na'vi. And he is not star player, he's next igl.
2019-07-02 14:34
s1mple carry as always, btw wtf liquid
2019-07-02 15:00
#85
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Belarus andryxa1337 
good comeback Navi.boombl4 cmonnnnn
2019-07-02 15:31
LIQUID TOP1 BTW LOL
2019-07-02 16:10
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