ESL One Cologne reaches playoffs

We are down to the final six teams at ESL One Cologne following the end of the double-elimination group stage.

The two group winners, Astralis and Liquid, will advance straight into the semi-finals of the single-elimination bracket, while the runners-up will take on the third-placed sides from their mirror group in the quarter-finals.

The playoffs will be held at the iconic Lanxess Arena and will start with a clash between NRG and Vitality in a rematch of the recent ECS Season 7 Finals encounter between the two teams, now with Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz leading the North American team.

The Lanxess Arena will open its doors on Friday

After that, viewers will be treated to a mouth-watering clash between Natus Vincere and NiP, two CS:GO heavyweights attending the event with their most recent additions, Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov and Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora, respectively.

Liquid are currently leading the race for the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 prize and will win a cheque for $1 million should they come out on top of ESL One Cologne. If they reach the best-of-five final and lose the series, the champion will walk away with the $100,000 “Giant Killer Bonus" in addition to the tournament's grand prize of $125,000.

Below you can find the complete schedule for the playoffs:

Friday, July 5
15:00 - France Vitality vs. United States NRG | BO3
18:50 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Sweden NiP | BO3

Saturday, July 6
15:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. France Vitality / United States NRG | Bo3
18:50 - United States Liquid vs. Russia Natus Vincere / Sweden NiP | BO3

Sunday, July 7
16:00 - Grand Final | BO5

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1157
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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ok very cool matches Vitality > NRG Navi > NIP Astralis > Vitality Liquid < Navi Astralis > Navi
2019-07-04 21:32
#9
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United States skzl_
n1
2019-07-04 21:31
#11
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Poland Unluko
EZ FOR NA!
2019-07-04 21:31
#11 LOL
2019-07-04 21:32
#118
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India naetu
Navi lose this time
2019-07-05 00:09
F5 lol
2019-07-04 21:35
No chance. So EZ for NA
2019-07-04 23:34
#22
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Sweden c1gart
username doesn't check out
2019-07-04 21:35
Navi #1
2019-07-04 21:42
Lol better not bet already F5!!!
2019-07-04 21:47
Once again NRG will be eliminated by a french team They're getting used to it
2019-07-04 21:58
apex talks shit when he is a bot. Nrg>vitality
2019-07-04 22:07
no
2019-07-04 22:00
+1
2019-07-04 22:51
#99
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Panama FUN4ENCE
Current TL has never lost against navi
2019-07-04 22:39
Nor w/ Taco in lineup
2019-07-04 23:36
They certainly did it was just the knife Otherwise it's 2-0 navi So it's better if you see the positive side and Navi is looking dangerous
2019-07-05 03:12
#134
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Brazil zezaoo
No IFs in CS bro..
2019-07-05 04:39
Dude BRAZIL CS stays at the airport Why you here
2019-07-05 04:51
lol shitting on Brazil when ur from India But tbh I think Liquid would have played different on Overpass if they knew that they'd be eliminated. You can't just take the result of a game after editing the game before it. Liquid win 2-1 imho, but maybe that's just cuz I'm biased.
2019-07-05 07:01
Oh India You think I am from India is kul
2019-07-05 08:41
There is nothing like "they would have played different" Cus nitr0 said "no mercy" in his interview After the first map(D2)
2019-07-05 08:43
doesn't matter if he said "no mercy" a team still plays different if the stakes are higher. Am I saying its a guaranteed Liquid victory 2-1? No, but I think you can't just say "oh 2-0 Navi."
2019-07-05 21:54
No sir they didn't play any different Boombl4 was making calls for navi which confused liquid with earlier demos and now these surprise plays from navi
2019-07-06 06:29
are you dumb I'm saying they *would* play differently if they had lost the first match
2019-07-06 22:28
Nou
2019-07-06 22:51
#135
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North America ch3ss
Yes Navi could have won 2-0 naf did pretty much nothing that game and when we was putting in work they won those rounds
2019-07-05 04:46
True
2019-07-05 04:52
TL 3-1 NRG
2019-07-04 23:26
#119
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Brazil Nickzim
Na'Vi never won a Bo3 against Liquid, wtf.
2019-07-05 00:10
Very nice And I think navi can defend their title this time
2019-07-05 03:11
Liquid < NaVi HAHAHHAHA, YEAH OK
2019-07-05 03:23
0/8
2019-07-05 04:05
Liquid is better than any other team, so Liquid < Navi is absolutely insane.
2019-07-05 05:28
Navi almost 2-0ed them if not s1mples failed knife attempt
2019-07-05 07:08
#162
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United States ^JayK
yea but they didnt... I could say navi couldve 2-0ed them if they won all the 1vX's but they didnt. They lost Alright. Plus liquid depends on their preperation if you watch any of their vlog videos and they couldnt prepare like they usally do since they havent played this navi roster before. Thats why they were making more mistakes than they usally were.
2019-07-05 13:24
A simple shot at the back is much, much more realistic than 1vX clutches tho They still played better than liquid in dust2 prior to the knife attempt and on overpass, let's see if they can keep up this form in the match today
2019-07-06 12:52
#2
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Iraq DuncanAK
2
2019-07-04 21:30
LUL
2019-07-04 21:31
#159
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Iraq DuncanAK
xd
2019-07-05 09:53
Nice
2019-07-04 21:30
Or do they?
2019-07-04 21:30
#5
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France Azowel
Ez4vitality
2019-07-04 21:30
#7
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Poland Astoner55
This is gonna be epic!
2019-07-04 21:31
6 no #8 :( best ranking in comment for me top8 give me my money
2019-07-04 21:31
#29
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Germany v0l1t
+1$
2019-07-04 21:38
ty
2019-07-04 22:14
Go NiP
2019-07-04 21:31
nt
2019-07-04 21:31
cool)
2019-07-04 21:31
Wait where ENCE i thought it was ez?
2019-07-04 21:32
lol ence is the worst team ever they got carried by the aug meta all other teams can play m4
2019-07-04 21:45
ENCE was knocked out by Vitality.
2019-07-04 22:52
And heroic omegalul
2019-07-04 23:28
heroic were robbed by cheating zywoo heroic #1 team over lulquid and blastralis
2019-07-05 07:06
#16
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Sweden Kasidro
Damn this could be some stacked semis
2019-07-04 21:32
#17
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North America AlanSmith
FaZe instead of NRG and it would be perfect
2019-07-04 21:32
#18
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United States inflict
how would a dogshit team make it better?
2019-07-04 21:33
#44
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France Axpie
to have easier opponents for Vitality
2019-07-04 21:46
#25
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United States AnnCoulter
0/8
2019-07-04 21:38
NiP flare ENCE for NiP mouz for NRG Perfect
2019-07-04 22:39
Vitality 2-1 NRG Na’Vi 2-0 NiP —— Vitality 2-1 Astralis Liquid 2-1 Na’Vi —— Vitality 2-1 Liquid Pretty much certain about everything but Na’Vi - Liquid and, if Liquid wins, Vitality - Liquid
2019-07-04 21:34
#31
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Germany AceTonic
nice prediction ;)
2019-07-04 21:39
#38
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United States AnnCoulter
Grand finals is a bo5
2019-07-04 21:43
Then I honestly think there is pretty much no way for vitality to win against liquid. Their map pool is way too weak for a bo5 against this team. The only turn of events I see this happening in is if liquid let vertigo in somehow.
2019-07-04 22:12
Same for G2 and they could have won 3-1,
2019-07-04 22:44
I agree except for that vertigo is ELIGE's playground. Unless he's having a bad day, liquid win on vert.
2019-07-05 07:48
Imo vertigo is way too aim based and with zywoo playing on vitality god knows what’s going to happen.
2019-07-05 11:45
#39
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Germany v0l1t
Eh no vitality played shit today
2019-07-04 21:44
The grand final is bo5 :)
2019-07-04 21:44
Bo5 finals btw
2019-07-04 21:44
cool story bro, now wake up)
2019-07-04 21:57
Why? If you’re talking about the Na’Vi part - I absolutely despise this org after the edward kick. Though they are playing extremely well. And, if you’ve been watching cs for a while - you probably know that Na’Vi tend to win the first event with the new lineup and become utter shit after.
2019-07-04 22:10
You despise an org because they kicked a player they should have kicked a year and a half ago? Don't mix business with feelings, Edward was essentially living off other people's hard work. Not that he didn't put in the same effort, he simply couldn't keep up.
2019-07-04 22:25
I watched this man play and cheered for his team for 8-9 years. 9 fucking years and he’s suddenly gone. I don't care about no business. My man edward got kicked.
2019-07-04 23:32
So what? Being a fan of someone shouldn't be exclusive to your opinion of an organization. Why was Navi not dead to you when literally their whole 1.6 roster dwindled away into what is now essentially just zeus who was also kicked at some point? At the start of CS:go Edward was a notorious slacker who missed practice all the time (the gambit trade). He's partly responsible for the steps they had to take to get to this roster. If anything you should be praising them for backpacking his ass around as long as they did.
2019-07-04 23:39
If anything, most of the things you just said are probably fake and none of these are confirmed. Nothing more than empty trashtalk.
2019-07-05 02:32
Signed up 2016-08-06 Issue spotted. Good day.
2019-07-05 02:45
Lmao Can you notice those “_ ^” things around my nickname? Well, I suppose I should give you a minute to think so that you can guess what they could mean and why they are there. I’ve been following cs since late 2010 btw. And I do know a whole lot about who edward was for the team. Show me a link to a single pro saying edward isn't an amazing professional. His ratings aren't what matters.
2019-07-05 11:39
#137
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North America ch3ss
Dude he was goi -20 most games he was like an anti simple
2019-07-05 04:51
Go bet
2019-07-04 22:15
I would’ve won every single bet ;)
2019-07-08 01:35
Give it a try you can do it
2019-07-08 08:02
#20
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Russia RoughGuy
DONT KNOW ABOUT NRG BUT THINKS NOONE IN THIS TEAM CAN BEAT ZYWOO SO VITALITY WILL WIN THIS
2019-07-04 21:33
#21
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Greenland kinley377
ez Astralis-Liquid gf
2019-07-04 21:34
Vita 2-1 NRG Navi 2-0 Nip Vita 2-1 Astralis liquid 2-1 Navi liquid 2-1 Vita
2019-07-04 21:36
#50
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Europe PauL(L)
Lol final is bo5
2019-07-04 21:51
so 3-1 liquid
2019-07-04 23:06
#139
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North America ch3ss
I can see that
2019-07-05 04:52
#163
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United States ^JayK
+1 nice prediction. Since the final is B05 I think it would go 3-1 or 3-2 since Liquid has a much stronger map pool.
2019-07-05 13:53
#26
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Czech Republic sapphiros
i sink navi wins it all
2019-07-04 21:38
#27
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Denmark zorglubx
A lot of relatively close games all around, very exciting tournament indeed! I think all those who ended up winning their brackets really deserve it, although it would have been fun to see Heroic make it. Cheers to the Casters, they are ace. Same goes for the Desk, thanks for the nice analyzing minds :)
2019-07-04 21:38
Vitality 2-1 NRG Na’Vi 1-2 NiP —— Vitality 0-2 Astralis Liquid 2-1 NIP —— Astralis >>>>>>>>>> Liquid
2019-07-04 21:38
+1
2019-07-04 21:54
#120
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India naetu
+1
2019-07-05 00:15
+1 but Liquid 2-0 NiP
2019-07-05 02:47
NiP > NaVi? On what maps? I can only see NiP winning d2. I'm just curious, no hate here :x
2019-07-05 02:55
Liquid grand slam incoming EliGE or nitr0 mvp
2019-07-04 21:39
#140
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North America ch3ss
If you had to pick one then who
2019-07-05 04:53
Brain says elige heart says nitr0
2019-07-05 06:42
Vitality > NRG Navi > NIP Astralis > Vitality Liquid < Navi Astralis < Navi If s1mple won't try to knife anyone lmao
2019-07-04 21:41
#33
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France t3r4byt3
the schedule is wrong lol, reverse the quarters and semis
2019-07-04 21:42
its not gonna change yea?
2019-07-04 21:53
s1mple vs zywoo at the final please, both with the highest rating and leading the top1-2 spots at every category before the grand final
2019-07-04 21:42
#35
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Switzerland TyRRRR
Im afraid for Vitality they look a bit shaky, imo Astralis will beat them convincingly, they can beat NRG, Na'Vi & Liquid without too much probleme. Vitality 2-1 NRG Na'Vi 2-0 NiP Vitality 1-2 Astralis Na'Vi 2-1 Liquid Na'Vi 1-2 Astralis
2019-07-04 21:43
bo5 final
2019-07-04 21:56
#58
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Switzerland TyRRRR
Oh then. Na'Vi 1-3 Astralis
2019-07-04 21:57
i was in cologne today, lovely city!
2019-07-04 21:43
NiP 2-1 NaVi Vitality 1-2 NRG Liquid 2-0 NiP Astralis 2-0 NRG Astralis 3-1 Liquid and denie Intal Grand Slam
2019-07-04 21:45
deny*
2019-07-05 02:47
#46
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Europe LoookATme
Ez Navi Ez Astralis eZ Navi
2019-07-04 21:47
name checks out. baiter simple gonna be thrown out. Toxic dog
2019-07-04 21:51
#64
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Europe LoookATme
nt plastic fan
2019-07-04 22:00
#47
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South America ZyvvOo
Final: Navi vs Vita
2019-07-04 21:49
#56
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South America ZyvvOo
Navi 3-2 Vita
2019-07-04 21:55
#51
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Russia Nikosimus
Cologne please help NiP and GeT_RiGhT, CS scene needs a fairy tale! #GONINJAS Hoping for a great match, hope crowd becomes the 6th Ninja as they've always been doing!
2019-07-04 21:52
Y'all ready for another Astralis vs Liquid final?
2019-07-04 21:53
Please NaVi vs Liquid again
2019-07-04 21:54
#65
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Iceland ban1c
Impossible, if Na'Vi win their Quarter Final they-ll have to face Liquid in the semis
2019-07-04 22:01
That's why italians have no scene
2019-07-04 22:05
My reply was I hope Navi wins to face liquid again
2019-07-04 22:18
#90
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Iceland ban1c
Get you; sorry
2019-07-04 22:22
Isn't that what he meant
2019-07-04 22:31
sad for mouz :( hope astra vs navi final tho
2019-07-04 21:57
#62
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Iceland ban1c
Vitality 2 - 0 NRG Na'Vi 2 - 1 NiP Astralis 1 - 2 Vitality Liquid 2 - 0 Na'Vi Vitality 3 - 1 Liquid Vitality play so fucking well under pressure, their shit performance can be accounted to them assuming Heroic would be 2EZ. Once you apply some real pressure to them the fire really starts f-ing burning.
2019-07-04 21:58
#67
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Germany AceTonic
I would absolutely agree with your prediction.. but im a bit unsure with the final ;/
2019-07-04 22:01
Vitality < NRG Na'Vi > NiP Astralis > NRG Liquid > Na'Vi Astralis ? Liquid
2019-07-04 22:01
Navi win s1mple goat(kane)
2019-07-04 22:02
Astralis liquid final I hope hot dogs Will smash them Lets go nitro first MVP for IGL, after it do some training with my boy neo Izi
2019-07-04 22:04
knoc knoc MSL here
2019-07-04 22:07
I am think Liquid win stew mvp
2019-07-04 22:04
+1 name
2019-07-05 01:04
+1 flair
2019-07-06 01:05
NaVi will win this event
2019-07-04 22:07
#75
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Ukraine slimus78
Nice final to navi. Next game vs liquid will be easyer. GL HF BOYS. and CYKI will be COCATb
2019-07-04 22:07
#77
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Peru AgentLF
EZ4LIQUID
2019-07-04 22:10
NiP ez win Na’Vi wtf u talking about?
2019-07-04 22:13
navi > liquid
2019-07-04 22:13
#82
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Romania samantarul
navi got this
2019-07-04 22:14
ez for nrg
2019-07-04 22:14
cool match ups, liquid vs na'vi remath would be coolest tho, no knife shenanigans this time maby? :D...
2019-07-04 22:15
Very nice, Astralis vs NaVi final!
2019-07-04 22:15
Hoping for NIP, but that isnt likely. Im happy as long as Astralis does not win :P
2019-07-04 22:16
I'd love to see NiP have a little revival and even just get to the final of a top tournament again. I doubt it'll happen though but they are playing fairly well so anything is possible!
2019-07-04 22:56
They may very well beat NaVi, but then Liquid will probably be a bit too much.
2019-07-05 09:49
I don't think NIP have an answer for S1mple, or electronic either. They just don't have Superstar level players anymore, even f0rest has finally drops off a bit. NiP will need every player to have the game of their lives to beat Na'vi imo
2019-07-05 16:02
#89
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Croatia Netkov
Vitality > NRG Navi > NIP Astralis > Vitality Liquid < Navi Astralis < Navi ez4navi
2019-07-04 22:18
#91
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United States STERBENVII
Vitality > NRG Na’Vi > NiP Astralis > Vitality Team Liquid > Na’Vi Astralis (3-1) Team Liquid Really want TL to win the grand slam, but their form’s been unconvincing.
2019-07-04 22:24
#93
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France Pacman0204
We have never seen Vita vs Astralis i pray for that
2019-07-04 22:25
#94
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France Erakis
I wanna see a Vitality - NaVi final like in the good 'ole days! So: NRG 0:2 Vitality NaVi 2:1 NiP Astralis 1:2 Vitality Liquid 1:2 NaVi Vitality 3:2 NaVi
2019-07-04 22:30
#96
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United States LACEicK20
NRG > vitality 2-1 (really close maybe 2: 16-14 games out of the 3) Navi > NiP 2-0 Astralis > NRG 2-0 Liquid > Navi 2-0 (One of tL biggest strengths is getting to make adjustments before a match) Liquid > Astralis 3-2 in the epic finals we have been waiting for Not ez 4 liquid, but that's how they win, close grind it out games Grand slam for the liquid avengers: Captain America = nitr0 Ironman = stew Spiderman = twist Hulk = elige Thor = naf
2019-07-04 22:32
#141
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North America ch3ss
Stew=cap Nitro=Ironman ?
2019-07-05 04:59
#142
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United States LACEicK20
Nitr0 is definetly cap and also is marketed as captain America on their video release of marvel x liquid. I think stew fits as ironman, who would make a better Tony stark than stew. Confident and cocky young stew :D
2019-07-05 05:03
#143
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North America ch3ss
Ok
2019-07-05 05:10
#164
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United States LACEicK20
Ok
2019-07-05 15:20
#166
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North America ch3ss
Ok?????
2019-07-05 16:30
#170
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United States LACEicK20
Kk????????
2019-07-06 03:49
#173
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North America ch3ss
So what your saying is it’s liquid vs astralis final 2:2 vert last map 15:14 1v1 astralis member jumps into b as ct bomb planted but stew jumps infrunt and they both die liquid win 3:2
2019-07-06 07:21
Stew = Rocket Racoon Nitro = Winter Soldier Twistzzz = Doctor Strange NAF = Groot Elige = Hulk
2019-07-05 06:47
NRG > Vitality Navi > NIP NRG > Astralis Navi > Liquid Navi > NRG
2019-07-04 22:36
NaVi 2-0 NiP Vitality 2-1 NRG Liquid 2-0 NaVi Vitality 2-1 Astralis Liquid 3-2 Vitality
2019-07-04 22:41
#104
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Argentina nymeros
bo5 final----> shit event
2019-07-04 22:52
#116
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Denmark Menterx
nt
2019-07-04 23:41
ast vs liquid who win idk
2019-07-04 22:57
Someone please solve me a question abou veto/pick how to know who is the first to veto/pick in a match?!
2019-07-04 22:57
#115
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Denmark Menterx
I'm not sure about this either, any captain?
2019-07-04 23:40
I don't know how it works idem, that's why am i asking.
2019-07-05 00:22
Vitality > nrg Navi > Nip Vitality > Astralis Liquid > Navi Liquid > Vitality
2019-07-04 23:46
#131
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France Uexo
#VforVictory
2019-07-05 03:21
Navi vs NiP is 2-1for NiP
2019-07-05 05:31
Navi with Russian flag lol
2019-07-05 05:41
NaVi-Astralis final. Let's fucking make it real!
2019-07-05 09:20
#157
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Finland Jupe_
Vitality < NRG Na'Vi > NiP Astralis < NRG Liquid > Na'Vi Liquid > NRG
2019-07-05 09:21
#167
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North America ch3ss
Ez 4 na
2019-07-05 16:32
Ez4navi
2019-07-06 06:36
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