ESL One Cologne 2019 Fantasy recap

Following the conclusion of the $300,000 tournament, we turn towards the Fantasy game to see who the best performing teams and players were.

While selecting players for their teams ahead of ESL One Cologne 2019, users were spoiled for choice, with 14 out of the top 16 teams in attendance. However, there were few surprises in terms of big performers.

The Danish duo was crucial in the Cologne Fantasy

Breaking the bank for Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut ($246,000) was worth it, as the French prodigy brought in 242 points, with that number going up to 305 if he was assigned the AWP role. Three of the cheaper picks from favored teams, Liquid and Astralis, performed admirably as well: Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth and Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella. Rounding out the ideal lineup was a budget pick from NiP, Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson ($168,000).

The best lineup would bring in 1055 if paired with the ideal roles:

France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut (AWP) 242 + 63 = 305 pts
Denmark Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen (Support) 211 + 36 = 247 pts
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth (Defender) 180 + 50 = 230 pts
United States Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella (Leader) 94 + 60 = 154 pts
Sweden Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson (Stathunter) 94 + 25 = 119 pts

That exact lineup wasn't selected by any of the users reaching top 10 in the HLTV League, with many opting for Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev over ZywOo. The best-scoring player, Newb1e, combined four Astralis members together with nitr0, and outperformed the second-placed BlakeC thanks to better usage of his boosters (9/14 successful).

Turkey Newb1e (964)

Looking at the top 10 best performing players, aside from the aforementioned ones, we can find Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte, and Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov, with the biggest surprise being Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer, Heroic's IGL score 111 points ($197,000).

1. France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut: 242 points
2. Denmark Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen: 211 points
3. Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth: 180 points
4. Denmark Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif: 176 points
5. Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev: 174 points
6. United States Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski: 162 points
7. Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz: 154 points
8. United States Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte: 121 points
9. Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer: 111 points
10.Bulgaria Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov: 110 points

In the HLTV Confirmed show Draft League, in which we invited Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy and Jamie "⁠keita⁠" Hall, Professeur bounced back and took a win thanks to his selection of three Astralis members.

The Confirmed Cup standings:

1. Croatia Professeur (704)
2. United Kingdom keita (636)
3. Australia SPUNJ (606)
4. Denmark Producer Lukas (538)
5. Czech Republic Striker (530)
6. Ireland NeiL_M (445)

Ireland Neil 'NeiL_M' Murphy
Neil 'NeiL_M' Murphy
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.17
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1085
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1507
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.29
Maps played:
667
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United Kingdom Jamie 'keita' Hall
Jamie 'keita' Hall
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
78
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
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
i won.
2019-07-09 00:27
Always knew u was Turkish.
2019-07-09 00:55
+1
2019-07-09 01:25
*u were
2019-07-09 11:16
what a autistic name bruh
2019-07-09 01:36
#24
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Albania 9898
Can you tell me the quote?
2019-07-09 01:55
I am #79
2019-07-09 04:01
Okay
2019-07-09 00:28
Yes
2019-07-09 00:28
#4
jL | 
Lithuania CagXD
xD
2019-07-09 00:29
#5
shox | 
Norway fen0m
wat
2019-07-09 00:29
#6
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Japan DylanD
yes
2019-07-09 00:29
oohh turkish kardesh did won nice amina koyum gavurları bir kere de bizimkiler yesin paraları karı kızlarla amuna koyam
2019-07-09 00:29
disgusting
2019-07-09 10:45
I had 705 points hire me as analyst now ESL
2019-07-09 00:30
#9
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Brazil fuNNa
Professeur is cheating for sure
2019-07-09 00:30
That's pretty epic
2019-07-09 00:30
5 Danes in top 10. expected 😎😎😎😎
2019-07-09 00:31
Bah #17 with same lineup and 900!
2019-07-09 00:37
lol, thats an interesting strat to win fantasy
2019-07-09 00:42
#14
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Poland BAN_ANIME
damn it i shouldn't pick stewie :c #583 with 725 points
2019-07-09 00:49
Expected from pathetic humble bragger
2019-07-09 07:47
#46
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Poland BAN_ANIME
cry
2019-07-09 12:53
#16
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Russia RoughGuy
Wtf is this shit?
2019-07-09 00:55
I still haven;t played this once and I don;'t care
2019-07-09 01:07
Then why are you commenting?
2019-07-09 01:26
+1 Exactly
2019-07-09 05:22
we should have an hltv fantasy intel grand slam
2019-07-09 01:29
nt AdiZen :D
2019-07-09 01:35
Wow nice
2019-07-09 01:36
#25
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Albania 9898
Yay I beat Professeur
2019-07-09 01:56
I got to 800+ but fucking ALEX got all the way to finals and still sucked every round, idk how this works sometimes since he had a good tournament.
2019-07-09 02:18
Make it unable to pick more than 2 players from one team ffs
2019-07-09 03:15
Tf Would he be nice
2019-07-09 04:00
#40
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Czech Republic PaYaB
+1
2019-07-09 10:28
-lekro +elige Would be better Plus 2 igl in one fantasy team ...naah :/
2019-07-09 05:39
Lekro not rly igl, during and after major they will bring real igl
2019-07-09 13:58
Not even one player in the top 5 from tl, how does this shit work
2019-07-09 05:41
Easy - depending with what 2.0 rating the player comes up with, you add points for everything over 1.00 or deduct points how much under 1.00 he played.
2019-07-09 11:48
Rework it
2019-07-09 06:58
Kazakstan should partipicate: Berlin Major 2019: Central Asian Qualifer Esl One: Central Asian Qualifer dreamhack open: Central Asian Qualifer Blast pro series: Central Asian Qualifer
2019-07-09 07:13
#36
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Other Left_Eye
Is there any reward for winner?
2019-07-09 09:04
What is the prize for the winner?
2019-07-09 09:04
10 day ban
2019-07-09 10:27
#38
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Turkey Newb1e
Did I win something? I expected a knife come oooon.
2019-07-09 09:09
give this guy his knife
2019-07-09 10:34
#43
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Other Left_Eye
Yeah man! Give this guy what he deserves!
2019-07-09 10:50
not sponsored by loot bet anymore RIP
2019-07-09 20:00
Congrats!
2019-07-10 13:47
crazy ass metrics in play for that to be the leader board.
2019-07-09 17:27
#49
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Russia SonixRush
S1mple didn't show his best this tournament thats for sure. But IAM sure now that Navi have a holiday. S1mple is gonna play a lot of CS to establish his N1 form!
2019-07-09 19:11
im in hltv article :')
2019-07-18 03:48
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