NiP beat Heroic to advance to playoffs, Na`Vi see off FURIA

NiP have secured themselves a spot in the playoffs of ESL One Cologne after beating Heroic in Group B's upper bracket semi-final, while Natus Vincere eliminated FURIA from the tournament in Group A's lower bracket.

Another spot in the playoffs was on the line between NiP and Heroic, who had earlier surprised two of Group B's favorites, Vitality and ENCE. They first faced off on Overpass, which the Danes chose to start the series but soon found themselves up against the ropes as they struggled to put up a good offense.

NiP looked dominant on the CT side after a back-and-forth start to the first six rounds, with their individual players putting up key multikills all over the map to go on a 10-1 streak, closing out the half with an 11-4 lead. Heroic clinched the second pistol round to give themselves a chance, but their hopes disappeared when Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner kept up amazing form with a quad-kill in the following forcebuy and NiP rallied to a quick 16-5 victory on the opening map.

REZ put up an incredible performance on Overpass with a 2.23 rating

The Swedes moved on to their own pick, Inferno, picking up where they left off as they went 4-0 to start things off on the T side after securing a 2v5 victory in the pistol round, in which a mistake from Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen cost him a chance to defuse the bomb in time.

The Danes got on the board with a 1v1 from Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund, which set off a great run as they won all of the remaining rounds in the half except two; a B rush with a halfbuy and a 1v2 clutch from Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg.

NiP closed the gap with a pistol round victory, coming out on top of several close rounds as Heroic kept forcebuying on the back of consecutive bomb plants unsuccessfully. Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund's quad-kill helped the new fresh lineup keep their advantage and close out the map with a fantastic 10-1 run on the defense to make it to Group B's upper final.

Matchpage
0
2
3rd July 2019
Sweden
5
Overpass
16
10
Inferno
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 34 - 38 -4 89.1 1.12
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 31 - 39 -8 69.4 0.89
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 31 - 33 -2 63.9 0.86
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 25 - 41 -16 61.2 0.66
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' SillassenNaToSaphiX 15 - 39 -24 50.4 0.61
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 50 - 27 +23 112.1 1.73
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 36 - 24 +12 77.1 1.31
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 41 - 29 +12 85.9 1.29
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 35 - 32 +3 88.4 1.18
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 28 - 24 +4 56.4 1.02

Over in Group A on the simultaneous secondary stream, FURIA and Natus Vincere locked horns for survival in the lower bracket. Unlike Renegades earlier in the tournament, Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko's men were able to combat the Brazilians' aggressive T side on Nuke, going on an 8-0 streak before Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's triple gave his team their first round.

The debuting squad remained firmly in control of the half, securing three more rounds for a comfortable 11-4 scoreline, but they still had a hard time completing the task when they switched over to the offense. FURIA were within touching distance from their opponents after they went 7-1 early on in the second half, with arT's AWP doing great work.

However, losing a couple of advantageous scenarios in a row eventually cost them a chance on the opening map. A halfbuy victory and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov's quad-kill in a 2v4 pushed Na`Vi to match point and they finished off the job at 16-12 with a 3v5 turnaround.

Na`Vi will rematch mousesports in Group A's lower final

Na`Vi continued their successful run at the start of Overpass, clinching the first five rounds before FURIA mounted a streak of their own off Rinaldo "⁠ableJ⁠" Moda Junior's defuse in a 1v2, equalizing the score at 5-5 after coming out on top of several close situations. One round win was enough for Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's side to break their opponents' economy and force them on an eco, which helped them put together a great offense worthy of nine rounds.

After switching over to the CT side, Natus Vincere extended their lead with a comfortable pistol round victory and quickly claimed match point at 15-7 thanks to great play from Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov and s1mple in retake scenarios on B. It wasn't over just yet, as FURIA held on for seven in a row to take the second map all the way, but overtime was just out of reach due to an all-important triple from electronic in bathrooms, which closed out the map at 16-14.

Matchpage
0
2
3rd July 2019
12
Nuke
16
14
Overpass
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 46 - 33 +13 80.8 1.24
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 41 - 45 -4 80.5 1.08
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 36 - 44 -8 78.0 0.93
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 29 - 40 -11 58.9 0.80
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 21 - 46 -25 45.9 0.59
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 45 - 32 +13 84.9 1.31
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 44 - 31 +13 68.4 1.21
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 42 - 36 +6 81.3 1.16
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 41 - 39 +2 78.0 1.10
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 35 - 35 0 70.6 0.97
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1678
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1705
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1200
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Great day for brazil cs, always nice to see them going out in groups 👍👍👍👍 ESL should have invited 2 good teams instead of mibr and furia 🤔🤔🤔🤔
2019-07-03 20:35
#9
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Poland Unluko
Ez for Brazil CS! edit: Furia qualified and didn't get invited u noob.
2019-07-03 20:36
#31
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Austria shaak!
expected
2019-07-03 20:38
5 year contract
2019-07-03 21:17
Which 2 teams would that be?
2019-07-03 20:36
G2 North
2019-07-03 21:51
G2 alright N♿️rth axaxaxaxa
2019-07-03 21:57
north > g2
2019-07-03 22:14
North without Cadian is not really ♿️ anymore, they looked pretty good recently
2019-07-03 22:26
+1
2019-07-03 20:36
#14
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United States famousguy
They are professionals at going out in groups
2019-07-03 20:36
flair checks out
2019-07-03 20:45
Name checks out
2019-07-03 22:24
#17
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Russia Roneeee
WHERE IS NORTH AND G2? WTF This m16r and flukeria doing here🤣
2019-07-03 20:36
Explain the numbers in ur nickname pls
2019-07-03 20:37
Every number is a letter in the alphabet
2019-07-03 20:44
#80
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United Kingdom zombiefood
MIBR is orrated? spelling checks out
2019-07-04 00:12
He is the dumb here, not me
2019-07-04 02:05
I didn't say you were dumb :)
2019-07-04 17:17
#91
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Russia VelsVivard
We talked before, he took it from me.
2019-07-04 03:04
Cry is free
2019-07-03 20:37
Cry is not free
2019-07-03 20:39
The fans must be feeling disgusted
2019-07-03 20:38
yes please explain the numbers
2019-07-03 20:42
#92
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Russia VelsVivard
#91
2019-07-04 03:04
#41
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Brazil SecondKS
congratulations hater
2019-07-03 20:43
#45
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
+1
2019-07-03 20:45
#75
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North America onionmesh
+1
2019-07-03 23:15
#93
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Russia VelsVivard
Nais name, full of creativity and of course original.
2019-07-04 03:05
Isurus > brazil cs at the moment
2019-07-03 20:35
xdxdxdxddxd
2019-07-03 20:37
#61
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Brazil kabladin
Kappa
2019-07-03 21:14
Uruguay cs lol < Abism < Isurus < Brasil CS
2019-07-03 21:23
#85
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Indonesia rareguy
Oh no laughing at another country's scene how original wow oh my god implying you trust his flag oh wow oh no god please no
2019-07-04 01:49
Kappa
2019-07-03 23:39
#3
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Ukraine McSwell
Press F for brasilian csgo scene. It's oficially dead.
2019-07-03 20:35
F
2019-07-04 00:39
5 years contract Xd
2019-07-03 20:35
Hahaha
2019-07-03 20:38
lol
2019-07-03 21:06
#5
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Argentina Chief02
nice
2019-07-03 20:35
ez for ninjas
2019-07-03 20:35
Br CSO back at airport
2019-07-03 20:35
Wp
2019-07-03 20:35
#10
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United States famousguy
BibleThump
2019-07-03 20:35
#12
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Czech Republic Charlie13
Ez for gtr
2019-07-03 20:36
+1
2019-07-03 20:38
GTR won't retire :)
2019-07-03 20:36
If they win cologne
2019-07-03 20:38
#16
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Israel fvlion123
nice
2019-07-03 20:36
#18
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
BibleThump for GTR, could be his last tournament in NIP
2019-07-03 20:36
#54
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Sweden Lingon
Nope the major
2019-07-03 20:51
My boy REZ with 50 frags
2019-07-03 20:37
+1
2019-07-03 21:48
HEROIC FUCKING TRASH FURIA NT BUT OVERRATE TEAM
2019-07-03 20:37
REZ was incredible, but also GTR had an amazing second map! Enjoying every game left with GTR on the servers for NiP ♥
2019-07-03 20:37
:’) feels good and sad men
2019-07-03 21:31
#25
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South Africa @FyreCS
God tier CS!
2019-07-03 20:37
#26
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Italy Er1cz
R EZ <3 and gtr too
2019-07-03 20:38
@QUOTE_IF_5_YEAR_CONTRACT
2019-07-03 20:38
#37
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Romania kr1tex
Is NiP bacc?
2019-07-03 20:41
arT was good but Na'Vi better
2019-07-03 20:41
NiP and NAVI both looking so much better than before
2019-07-03 20:42
FLUKERIA gone
2019-07-03 20:43
flukeria and flukence are out good day
2019-07-03 21:09
#43
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Brazil SecondKS
-Natoshaphix +mertz
2019-07-03 20:44
NT furia
2019-07-03 20:46
#48
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Albania llaku1
eastag didnt make any mistakes, stavn had the kit and the kit was dropped there so he was piciking it
2019-07-03 20:46
REZ in Pyjamas, Heroic
2019-07-03 20:46
plopski bottomfrag every game wtf nip dont need another bot
2019-07-03 20:50
Firstly, in the opening match versus Vitality, Rez is the one bottom fragging, not plopski. Secondly, this is his first time on big tournament, versus top teams, what would you expect? It is not like he has a 0.8 rating every map
2019-07-04 00:26
I could see Heroric go top 12/13 with a change of nato to mertz : )
2019-07-03 20:56
gg
2019-07-03 20:57
pequeno dia 👎
2019-07-03 21:00
@QUOTE_IF_5_YEAR_CONTRACT
2019-07-03 21:03
#63
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Brazil br4z1l1an_
nice job furia, keep improving
2019-07-03 21:19
#65
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Iran oldHabit
promising game from boombl4 and navi GG
2019-07-03 21:30
#67
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Brazil g4laxI
Sad day for Brazilian CS. Furia had a lapse of tier1 then went back to tier 3. They have potential but need a lot more consistency
2019-07-03 21:46
#74
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Sweden timecard
Gooo NA'VI
2019-07-03 22:40
Not sad at all, totally expected result. And that match only happened cause s1mple messed it up against Liquid.
2019-07-03 23:42
Nip shit team Shouldnt even be in top 10
2019-07-03 23:58
#84
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Australia saodo
LDLC noob
2019-07-04 01:45
mouz in 2k19 lmao
2019-07-04 09:55
What are u doing here?? No idea of the scene.. Nip shit team? LDLC best team EU xDDD??? You are soooo noob kid
2019-07-04 02:32
Truth hurts
2019-07-04 09:55
let him live in dream til death
2019-07-04 14:37
There's no shame in losing for NaVi. Good riddance for FURIA.
2019-07-03 23:59
You mean good luck/job for FURIA?
2019-07-05 16:23
n1 navi
2019-07-04 00:15
#86
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Indonesia rareguy
Would NiP keep GTR if they win this (or perhaps Major)?
2019-07-04 01:49
iguess not. cuz lineup of the major has been submitted you cannot change
2019-07-04 02:21
#89
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Indonesia rareguy
I mean the aftermath.
2019-07-04 02:22
FLUKE wins the last tournament. All BR gone lmao
2019-07-04 04:17
Honestly, everyone hating on Furia for being knocked out is brain dead. Navi is looking like a contender for 2nd best team in the world and furia kept both maps competitive. They're definitely looking number 1 in Brazil.
2019-07-04 07:37
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