Chaos edge out 100 Thieves to move on to playoffs at ESL One Cologne NA

The Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan-led squad continues their fantastic run at ESL One Cologne North America, adding a second big scalp to their name after beating FURIA in the opener as they proceed to the playoffs with a close victory against 100 Thieves.

Chaos picked Nuke to kick off the series successfully and put 100 Thieves on the back foot, as the Australians struggled to make a mark early on the CT side after losing the second round to a forcebuy, courtesy of doubles from Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach and Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey.

The half could have been disastrous for 100T had it not been for Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai saving a 1v3 clutch attempt from Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf, which helped the favorites salvage their chances, with Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad adding two big multikills to his name later on. But despite all the effort late in the first half, 100 Thieves couldn't break through the defense in the second, as Chaos quickly rallied to double digits and went on to strike first in the series with a relatively drama-less closing of Nuke at 16-10.

Chaos denied 100 Thieves a comeback on Mirage to clinch the series

100 Thieves replied with a powerful showing on Inferno. Chaos could not find their footing on the CT side until round 11, at which point it was already too late to attempt a comeback. With a 12-3 half in the bag, the Australian squad had little trouble sending the series to a third map after they also secured the second pistol round.

It came down to Mirage, where 100 Thieves got off the line first on the defense on the back of Gratisfaction's pistol round triple, but a halfbuy win and later in the half a massive 1v4 from leaf gave Chaos the space to put together a big streak and rack up a 9-6 half.

Chaos extended their lead early in the second half, but then it was 100 Thieves' turn to clutch a couple of rounds and begin mounting a comeback, closing the distance to just one round at 12-13. At that point, Chaos finally found the recipe for success with leaf and Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina combining for five kills and the North American team edged out the victory at 16-13, 2-1.

Matchpage
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1
20th August 2020
16
Nuke
10
6
Inferno
16
16
Mirage
13
 Chaos K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 46 +12 75.1 1.13
57 - 48 +9 77.0 1.11
55 - 53 +2 79.3 1.10
47 - 44 +3 65.4 1.10
45 - 50 -5 72.0 1.04
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 54 +9 83.5 1.22
49 - 53 -4 71.6 1.03
44 - 50 -6 71.3 0.96
40 - 53 -13 66.4 0.94
43 - 53 -10 60.4 0.84
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
615
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
744
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
547
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
United States Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
GG Chaos
2020-08-21 01:52
maldzilians on s*icide watch
2020-08-21 01:53
Why do I think 100t would do better with the kng lineup?
2020-08-21 01:53
1 reply
#60
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Australia memeulent
But they didn't...
2020-08-21 04:09
#9
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United Kingdom Ad4mmm_
Chaos should be top 20 imo
2020-08-21 01:54
28 replies
What is supposed to be sus about this clip? While being in mid he saw something out of the corner of his eye so he flicked to window. He didn't even flick onto his body, and once he got there, his crosshair stayed still (not on a body) and then looked away.
2020-08-21 02:00
13 replies
are you blind? his crosshair locked on both players...and one was behind the wall
2020-08-21 02:02
4 replies
#30
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Poland morosek
no
2020-08-21 02:08
There locked nothing bro haha
2020-08-21 02:41
Do you have brain damage?
2020-08-21 10:57
#110
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Romania Anonym20
what???
2020-08-21 14:55
Nothing wrong about the flick on Gratisfaction, but look at the flick on AZR...very interesting
2020-08-21 02:29
3 replies
Timestamp? I don't see any sort of crazy flick or lock?
2020-08-21 03:27
You talking when he was running to vent?
2020-08-21 06:53
#86
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Germany Booya
every player in the world switching between connector and window when he is running short, super normal, and he didnt flicked on the model, his crosshair passes the model and aims the corner of the window ... i cant slow this clip somehow but in realtime his crosshair is passing the model
2020-08-21 10:11
#51
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Ale7
just put the replay on 0,25 speed,....
2020-08-21 03:07
2 replies
Slowing down any csgo demo doesnt do shit
2020-08-21 14:06
1 reply
I understand you point, but chaos have a lot of demos and clips of suspect plays. You just need to get out of your ignorance and realize it.
2020-08-21 14:18
its indeed a strange clip watching in 0.25speed but that did not prove anything after all
2020-08-21 14:14
#58
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Belgium _l1festyle
Ofc it's from Gaules. Fucking retard.
2020-08-21 03:48
12 replies
#67
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
Why insult him virgin kid?
2020-08-21 05:17
6 replies
The same reason you insult him.
2020-08-21 06:54
3 replies
I didn't I just suppose if u go around calling people retards on the internet u are probably a 12yo att whore
2020-08-21 16:32
2 replies
"virgin kid"
2020-08-21 19:39
1 reply
yea milk boy
2020-08-21 19:59
Virgin kid, he says to the 29 year old married man. Lmao.
2020-08-21 13:21
1 reply
Than it's even worse. U should respect people , Gaules Is a respectable man, do your research instead of bandwaggoning on the brazil hate
2020-08-21 16:31
#74
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Brazil Anarchybr
Gaulês wasn’t even voicing the game at that time lmao Someone was watching the game on his channel (that has others announcers besides him) and clipped this part Stop the hate your moron
2020-08-21 07:22
4 replies
#98
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Sweden Lagge15
It is weird that "suspicious" clips of Chaos players are only found on his stream and not on any other stream. Almost as if his viewers were more suspicious of Chaos players than you neutral viewers
2020-08-21 11:51
3 replies
bro the aimlock works in any stream wtf stop put these cheaters beside your wing
2020-08-21 15:00
2 replies
#114
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Sweden Lagge15
But why is it only clips from Gaules when people from other streams see the same things?
2020-08-21 15:05
1 reply
bc 50% that shit players are cheating too.
2020-08-21 23:48
#70
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Chile esanchez47
here we go again bois
2020-08-21 06:31
gg
2020-08-21 01:54
maybe we ll have leaf on top 20 players of 2020! he's in another level!!!
2020-08-21 01:54
2 replies
+1 very skilled player
2020-08-21 02:11
1 reply
Flags check out
2020-08-21 03:23
CHAOS TOP3 NA 8) CRY IS FREE BRAZIL
2020-08-21 01:54
7 replies
cry is free? Liechtenstein? lol
2020-08-21 02:19
6 replies
Liechtenstein isn’t crying. Bra71l is.
2020-08-21 04:22
People in Liechtenstein could buy all of Brazil if they wanted to
2020-08-21 10:50
4 replies
Yeah shure just sell all your womans and u all become slaves, then maybe in a 3thousands years u can buy one state of brazil... kkkkk
2020-08-21 13:11
You realize that we got the 8th high GDP of the world? lul
2020-08-21 14:21
2 replies
And 200th per capita? Yes, sure
2020-08-21 14:46
1 reply
yes, but the social inequality does not change the fact that his country cant buy nothing here lul btw 17bi dols Laos GDP can be bought by a group of investment of 50 friends of mine and myself ROFL
2020-08-21 22:42
-Grat +Smooya -AZR +ALEX -Imapet +Kassad easy top 5 team
2020-08-21 01:55
3 replies
-kassad +kassad using mousesports tactic
2020-08-21 02:34
#53
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Australia Cheesle2
-grat +Alistair -AZR +dexter
2020-08-21 03:21
#54
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United Kingdom ulan
the 100t guys are so brainless in esports,they just buy the players and teams that are free,they don't search for talent at all
2020-08-21 03:22
#15
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Leaf skilled player but that is not normally, This very very insane....They need to check him pc and game.....Maybe he not cheating but maybe he using the game deficit ...and this cant seem on game screen..He needs to check-up....
2020-08-21 01:55
1 reply
Dont tell me you guys are still mad about the mibr match lmfao
2020-08-21 22:14
gg wp from Chaos, they are playing really well
2020-08-21 01:56
1 reply
#111
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Romania Anonym20
wait, this is ilegal
2020-08-21 14:56
Brajil crying for this
2020-08-21 01:56
ez leaf ez xeppaa ezBest NA Team
2020-08-21 01:56
NT JKAEM
2020-08-21 01:57
Let's go leaf!!
2020-08-21 01:58
EZ for 3 time major winner Steel
2020-08-21 01:59
MIBR FANS COME HERE AND CRY
2020-08-21 02:01
Hakkers
2020-08-21 02:02
Steel is a treasure And it's great to have Lauren back on casting Well done, Chaos!
2020-08-21 02:03
2 replies
Yeah, he is
2020-08-21 02:09
1 reply
Yeah and leaf looks as good as ever Good on Chaos to keep counter-punching the small but persistent bit of the fan base that wants him to fail for anything less than his own skill. Hope the media manager sees this. Keep your sword sharp, yung leaf No, there is no "plausible deniability" to making accusations, making insinuations then backing off. I happily went a long time without knowing a thing about Gaules then he makes an ass out of himself. Real shame
2020-08-21 02:48
#29
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United States notawaffle
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT!!!
2020-08-21 02:06
free steel, most of the low tier na pros went to valorant but eventhough he has a ban steel didnt leave cs go, he 100% deserves being free
2020-08-21 02:21
2 replies
+1
2020-08-21 07:45
#90
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Japan tatsumi
+1
2020-08-21 10:42
Well played steel well played not a peanut brain compared rest of NA Canada brain bigger nut
2020-08-21 02:45
1 reply
Vanity is making like 50% of the calls lol
2020-08-21 02:56
Welcome new threads about leaf and Xeppaa cheating
2020-08-21 02:54
GG ;(
2020-08-21 02:58
-azr -liaz +Dexter +INS easy 100T top 5 team dexter and jakem have past together and so does jks and grat played with ins for years in auzi would be an amazing team and seeing that renegades is a dying org they would probably sell them for anything 100T offers
2020-08-21 03:07
1 reply
+1.
2020-08-21 03:28
Ez 4 chaos 💯
2020-08-21 03:53
Epic upset!
2020-08-21 05:27
#69
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Brazil batcompany
#savejkaem
2020-08-21 05:30
GGWP Chaos. 100T really need to lift.
2020-08-21 06:40
Chaos is what Ghost never was
2020-08-21 09:09
1 reply
#82
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United States noCap
Chaos more talent. Ghost was just Wardell carrying
2020-08-21 09:31
Unban steel ffs Also brazilians still claiming leaf and xeppa hack lul
2020-08-21 09:12
#85
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Poland SebL
Chaos is great. I think it's just the matter of time before they will enter TOP 20. 100 Thieves have potential, I think they can still make it work.
2020-08-21 10:10
congrats chaos!!
2020-08-21 10:25
GGWP Chaos. I had a feeling Chaos could potentially upset the boys given how they beat Furia and also how we've been looking a bit shaky against GenG.
2020-08-21 11:42
#99
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Kazakhstan garrin4a
Insane flicks from chaos all over the match and in some easy cases they couldnt hit. Not clear, need to be checked properly. Anyway xeppa and leaf are monsters.
2020-08-21 12:02
Guess -kassad was not the play huh.
2020-08-21 12:19
love to see Chaos winning. I hope that they still at this level when going in LAN but everybody know they wont...
2020-08-21 18:34
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