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:
29
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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1343
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
752
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
479
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1520
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
United Kingdom Jamie 'keita' Hall
Jamie 'keita' Hall
Age:
26
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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
284
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
i won.
2019-07-09 00:27
#15
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Always knew u was Turkish.
2019-07-09 00:55
+1
2019-07-09 01:25
*u were
2019-07-09 11:16
#87
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China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:24
what a autistic name bruh
2019-07-09 01:36
#24
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
Can you tell me the quote?
2019-07-09 01:55
#86
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:24
I am #79
2019-07-09 04:01
#85
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:24
Okay
2019-07-09 00:28
#84
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:24
Yes
2019-07-09 00:28
#83
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:24
#4
CagXD | 
Lithuania CagXD 
xD
2019-07-09 00:29
#82
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China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:23
#5
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
wat
2019-07-09 00:29
#81
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:23
#6
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Japan DylanD 
yes
2019-07-09 00:29
#80
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:23
#7
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Turkey Buryy0 
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
#79
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China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:23
I had 705 points hire me as analyst now ESL
2019-07-09 00:30
#78
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:23
#9
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Brazil fuNNa 
Professeur is cheating for sure
2019-07-09 00:30
#77
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:23
That's pretty epic
2019-07-09 00:30
#76
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:22
#11
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Denmark Karrigan500IQ 
5 Danes in top 10. expected 😎😎😎😎
2019-07-09 00:31
#75
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:22
#12
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Denmark sNju 
Bah #17 with same lineup and 900!
2019-07-09 00:37
#74
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:22
lol, thats an interesting strat to win fantasy
2019-07-09 00:42
#73
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:22
damn it i shouldn't pick stewie :c #583 with 725 points
2019-07-09 00:49
#35
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Denmark Jackson2185 
Expected from pathetic humble bragger
2019-07-09 07:47
cry
2019-07-09 12:53
#72
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:22
#16
 | 
Russia RoughGuy 
Wtf is this shit?
2019-07-09 00:55
#71
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:22
I still haven;t played this once and I don;'t care
2019-07-09 01:07
#19
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United States dabauss514 
Then why are you commenting?
2019-07-09 01:26
+1 Exactly
2019-07-09 05:22
#70
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:21
we should have an hltv fantasy intel grand slam
2019-07-09 01:29
#69
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:21
nt AdiZen :D
2019-07-09 01:35
#68
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:21
Wow nice
2019-07-09 01:36
#67
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:21
#25
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
Yay I beat Professeur
2019-07-09 01:56
#66
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:21
#26
GuardiaN | 
World Darge 
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
#65
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:20
#27
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
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
#64
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:20
#40
oskar | 
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
#47
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
Lekro not rly igl, during and after major they will bring real igl
2019-07-09 13:58
#63
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:20
Not even one player in the top 5 from tl, how does this shit work
2019-07-09 05:41
#45
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
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
#62
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:20
Rework it
2019-07-09 06:58
#61
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:20
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
#60
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:20
Is there any reward for winner?
2019-07-09 09:04
#59
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:19
What is the prize for the winner?
2019-07-09 09:04
10 day ban
2019-07-09 10:27
#58
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:19
#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
#57
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:19
Yeah man! Give this guy what he deserves!
2019-07-09 10:50
#56
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:19
not sponsored by loot bet anymore RIP
2019-07-09 20:00
#55
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:19
Congrats!
2019-07-10 13:47
#54
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:18
crazy ass metrics in play for that to be the leader board.
2019-07-09 17:27
#53
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:18
#49
 | 
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
#52
 | 
China trembling 
+1
2019-07-12 11:18
im in hltv article :')
2019-07-18 03:48
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