Nine moments that made Cologne what it is today

Let's relive some of the most iconic moments from the "Cathedral of Counter-Strike."

Counter-Strike is finally returning to the LANXESS Arena for the first time since 2019 with IEM Cologne 2022. After one year online and another spent in a studio behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ninth edition of ESL's premier event will come home to its iconic venue with 24 teams competing for the lion's share of $1,000,000 and one of the most sought-after trophies in the CS:GO scene.

The "Cathedral of Counter-Strike," as it is affectionately known, has been a staple of the calendar since 2014 when it started its history as a Major tournament, a status it kept for three editions. Despite not gaining the Valve sponsorship since 2016, the event has retained its place amongst the most prestigious championships in CS:GO, and alongside with Katowice, trails only behind the two yearly Majors in terms of importance. Traditionally, Cologne has been a battlefield for the best teams in the world to compete on, and despite the many format changes throughout the years, it has always given viewers a magnificent spectacle ahead of the summer break.

Liquid were the last team to lift the trophy at the Lanxess Arena

Cologne has produced some of the most memorable storylines and moments in Counter-Strike history, ranging from unlikely underdog runs to individual plays forever immortalized in the game with graffiti. There are too many memories to list, but below we compiled just a few that helped the German city become synonymous with our favorite esport.

dupreeh and Hiko light up Mirage - ESL One Cologne 2014

Cloud9 found themselves in Group D of the second Major of 2014 alongside Dignitas, Titan, and Vox Eminor. It would have been an achievement to advance from the group already, let alone top it undefeated — but that's exactly what the North Americans did. After overcoming the Frenchmen following two sets of overtime, Cloud9 lined up against a very strong Danish lineup featuring the likes of Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen, Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth, and Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz. This talented young core was a long way from becoming world beaters, but they had enough in them to take a few notable scalps as they had already done ahead of the Major against Ninjas in Pyjamas and Titan at Gifinity 3.

The Danes were seemingly on their way to securing their top spot in the group with solid 10-5 CT half, but Cloud9 did not give up. Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares came alive on the defense, powering his squad to a 14-14 recovery before all hell broke loose on the A site in the penultimate round.

dupreeh pushed into the bombsite ahead of the pack into the jungle position to produce a highlight play with the AK, taking down three members of the North American defense with one spray to temporarily bring a 5v2 in favor of the Danes. That's when Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin, after emerging from connector, produced a highlight of his own, taking down three Ts to gift seang@res enough time and space to defuse the bomb. The casting from Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume perfectly accompanied the whole sequence and remains one of his most iconic moments to this day.

olofmeister plays with fire - ESL One Cologne 2014

After only dropping a single map on the way to the semi-final against Dignitas, the boys from fnatic were seemingly about to concede a second one after going 4-11 behind on Overpass against the Danes. Despite the squad not having reached its potential, the resilience that would characterize that black-and-orange roster in the following year was there from the very start. After moving to the CT side, fnatic embarked on a fantastic comeback which reached its climax on round 29.

In a crucial post-plant situation on the B site, Henrik "⁠FeTiSh⁠" Christensen and device faced a 2v4 to keep their final hopes alive. An incendiary grenade on the young Dane was the most important piece of utility, and he smartly used it from behind a smoke on sandbags to get Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer away from the bomb. The Swede instead decided to stick the defuse, and his HP count was enough to buy him the time necessary to disarm the bomb before he was consumed by the flames. He won the round and cleared the way for fnatic to take the game, sending them to the grand final. Valve cemented this play in-game with the first commemorative graffiti from a Major.

olofmeister's graffiti was added near short on Overpass

NIP finally do it - ESL One Cologne 2014

After two Major heartbreaks in the previous 12 months, Ninjas in Pyjamas's journey to ESL One Cologne 2014 did not carry the same hype, especially after their fiasco at Gfinity 3 right before the Major in which the legendary Swedish lineup crashed out in the quarter-finals, only winning two out of seven maps played. Their exit at the event did not fill the public or the team with confidence.

With their full focus now turned towards Cologne and a new "step by step" mentality, Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund and company got to work. The Swedes finished second in their group following a loss to Epsilon, and moved to the playoffs to face Cloud9. It was a tough quarter-final against the North Americans as they always gave a good game to Ninjas in Pyjamas, but eventually, they pulled through and advanced into the semi-final where they defeated LDLC to set up a rematch of the DreamHack Winter 2013 final against fnatic.

The grand final had it all: A comeback on the CT side of the first map, a tough loss on the second map, and a close contest on the decider which eventually ended with Ninjas in Pyjamas edging the series to secure their first and only Major title to date. As they say, the third time is the charm.

GeT_RiGhT finally secured his Major trophy in Cologne

Where do you think you're going, apEX? - ESL One Cologne 2015

It's another graffiti moment created by fnatic during a comeback, this time against Envy. In the grand final of Cologne's second edition, the Swedes had just forced overtime on Dust2 after being down 5-10 in the first half, and after winning the first two rounds of their T side, the cash was flowing in the offensive's pockets.

As players prepared to go into the last round of the first overtime half, casters noticed fnatic's unusual purchase of four AWPs, and to make it even weirder, Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell was the only one from the Swedish squad not wielding the Big Green. Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire suspected nothing, and in classic entry-fragger fashion, decided to peek into mid just to be greeted by the four snipers pointing at him. Needless to say, he did not survive the round. The Swedes demolished the Frenchmen in extra time before completing the sweep on Cobblestone to win the organization's third Major.

fnatic's graffiti near T spawn, on the old version of Dust2

This is not FPL, this is a Major - ESL One Cologne 2016

The year 2016 gave us Cologne's last rendition as a Valve-sponsored event thus far, and it was packed full of action. Liquid came into the second Major of the year ranked in the 11th position, eight places behind fellow semi-finalists fnatic, but the North American squad had something the Swedes did not: Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev. After holding off a Swedish resurgence on Cobblestone, the Ukrainian-powered squad moved to Cache and managed to take a 9-4 advantage on the CT side.

The Swedes were threatening to cut that lead on round 14, as Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson and Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman flipped an unfavorable 2v3 into a 2v1 before moving to the B site. Unfortunately for them that last man alive was s1mple and he did not want to lose that round. The 18-year-old jumped from the heaven position and no-scoped dennis with the AWP on the way, before quickly looking up and giving the same unscoped treatment to KRIMZ. Neither the crowd nor James "⁠BARDOLPH⁠" Bardolph commentating could believe what happened as the Liquid players burst into laughter.

The North Americans would go on to survive yet another fnatic comeback in the second half to reach the first-ever Major finals for a team from the region. Despite their eventual loss to SK, s1mple had his incredible play forever immortalised in the game by Valve, with a graffiti under heaven.

s1mple's winged CT under heaven on Cache

Another Cloud9 summer run - ESL One Cologne 2017

The 2017 edition of Cologne was the first to not be awarded the Major label by Valve and was sandwiched between the Main Qualifier of the PGL Major Krakow and the main event. Despite the unusual circumstances, Cloud9 went on to gift its fans another memorable tournament, almost replicating their summer run from 2015.

Soham "⁠valens⁠" Chowdhury's squad barely made it out of the best-of-one Swiss group, going 0-2 following a defeat against Ninjas in Pyjamas and a exhausting loss to Natus Vincere after six sets of overtime. They eventually managed to find their footing and come back to playoffs contention with wins over TYLOO and Immortals with Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta perfroming consistently well across the two games. A decider match against MOUZ followed, and that again saw the North Americans barely come out on top after an overtime struggle to advance to the playoffs.

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North, Na`Vi & OpTic grab victories at ESL One

The first knockout round set Cloud9 up against an inconsistent Ninjas in Pyjamas side that had previously failed to qualify for the Major, but that had gone through the Swiss stage undefeated. It ended with a 2-1 victory in favor of the North Americans as Tyler "⁠Skadoodle⁠" Latham topped the scoreboard, pushing his squad towards a rematch against Natus Vincere in the semi-final. Cloud9 did not repeat the same mistakes from their first meeting and swept the Eastern European squad after two close maps.

SK awaited Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and company in the grand final, and there was not much Cloud9 could do to make their life easier against the highest-ranked team in the world. Despite improving after every map, the North Americans could not keep up with the Brazilians, being handed a swift 3-0 defeat.

It was a tough loss, but Cloud9 can still be proud of their run

BIG reach the final at home - ESL One Cologne 2018

BIG were invited to the 2018 edition of Cologne not without a little controversy from the community as they were among the lowest-ranked teams at the event following the addition of Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield. Despite that, the Germans got to work at their home tournament and won the opening matchup against Liquid. Things looked bright until they faced fnatic in their first best-of-three match. The Swedes plowed through the series as JW almost single-handedly sent the Germans packing to the lower bracket of Group B.

Things did not get easier for BIG as they barely survived games against Renegades and MIBR, getting out of the group by the skin of their teeth. Their new British addition was taking some time to get accustomed to the team, often appearing close to the bottom of the scoreboard at the end of matches, but soon smooya would have his breakout series against G2 in the quarter-final. The young AWPer exploded against the Frenchmen, thriving in front of the German crowd as he lead the way for his team alongside Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz.

They would be rewarded with a match against FaZe in the semi-final. Despite coming into the event without olofmeister, the "superteam" was still a force to be reckoned with, and they had shown that in Belo Horizonte as they lifted the trophy with Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen as a stand-in. It was a tough match to begin, barely losing on Dust2 in overtime after a CT side comeback before moving to Train. On their opponents' pick, smooya proved instrumental in bringing the series level as he pushed the Germans over the line to force the decider. As FaZe collapsed on Inferno, BIG now faced the prospect of facing Natus Vincere in the final. The Germans would eventually end runners up at their home event, but could walk out of the venue with their heads held high as they gave us one of the best runs in Cologne history.

You can always count on gob b to pull something out of the hat

NAVI take down Astralis as Zeus goes nuclear - ESL One Cologne 2018

Natus Vincere started their journey in Germany like they often did during the Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko days — by losing the opening match. This time it was against a reformed G2 that had just seen the return of Kévin "⁠Ex6TenZ⁠" Droolans and Edouard "⁠SmithZz⁠" Dubourdeaux. From there, the Ukrainian core had to run the gauntlet all the way down the lower bracket of Group A, eliminating Gambit, Cloud9, and ENCE. The last two games of the group saw Natus Vincere show moments of weakness as they almost lost a map against a lackluster North American squad before barely surviving being swept by the Finns thanks to a classic performance from the duo of s1mple and Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov.

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Na`Vi defeat ENCE to secure playoff spot in Cologne

Following their struggles in group play, Zeus' men moved to the playoffs, and everything seemed to click. First on the list were Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström's fnatic and they were taken care of without too many issues as Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev produced his best Counter-Strike at the tournament. Next on the agenda were Astralis, and that's where problems began. The Danes were the team to beat in the summer of 2018, and their run at Cologne up to the semi-final was nothing short of perfect. Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and co. opened the event with a dismantling of a rising ENCE before cruising to secure their spot in the last four of the tournament with two dominant sweeps over Cloud9 and G2.

Despite coming into the event as the highest-ranked team and in very good form, expectations for this match were high as Natus Vincere actually had a positive record against the Danes up to that point and they had slowly ramped up their form coming into the semi-final.

The match started with both teams taking their respective map picks, the Ukrainian-Russian squad stole Overpass in close fashion on the back of another fantastic electroNic performance while Astralis responded by winning Nuke without too many issues. Inferno would be where everything would be decided. Natus Vincere opened up the last map with a fantastic offensive side as both electroNic and Zeus powered the Ts to a 10-5 advantage in the first half. After switching sides, things seemingly came back to normal as Astralis slowly began their comeback, briefly taking the lead of the game. At that point, one of the unlikeliest heroes rose to push Natus Vincere back on track as Zeus, a player that up to that point in the year had only registered one event with a rating over 1.00, began to outfrag and outcall everyone on the server. The Ukrainian in-game leader boasted a 31-18 K-D and a 1.50 rating as his team edged Astralis 16-13 to secure their place in the final.

Zeus never again replicated such a monstrous performance

Liquid conquer the summer - ESL One Cologne 2019

The North American superteam of Liquid was a force of nature in the summer of 2019, cruising to six championships between May and July, blowing the competition out of the water at every event. The pinnacle of their run came at Cologne, and there was a lot to play for.

Their start was not filled with glory if we are going ot be honest. Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's men went all the way to 30 rounds against MVP PK, in what was for sure not a great start to their campaign. A close game against Natus Vincere followed, before they were able to clinch a semi-final bye against fellow Americans NRG. It was not the cleanest of runs, but regardless of that, the result was still the best-case scenario for Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag and company.

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Liquid beat NRG; secure semi-final spot in Cologne

The semi-final was a rematch of Group A upper bracket semis, as Natus Vincere tried to get their revenge against Liquid. It went even worse for the Ukrainian-Russian mix as this time they were swept after two 12-16 games despite s1mple dropping 84 frags across the series. The North American squad had secured their spot in the final where they faced Vitality, the only squad that had managed to stop them in a final at cs_summit 4.

By that point, the Liquid war machine was in full swing, and there was nothing anyone could do to stop them, not even a young superstar AWPer having his breakout rookie year going by the name of Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut. The North Americans only dropped Dust2 in the best-of-five match as they secured the third of five consecutive LAN wins, and more importantly, an Intel Grand Slam title. The latter was achieved in a record 144 days (compared to Astralis's 523 days), and led to the temporary modification of the rules for the prize, making it more difficult to earn in its third season. Not a bad legacy to leave behind.

France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1388
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1946
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1988
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1947
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1556
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
251
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.72
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1967
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1525
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
United Kingdom James 'BARDOLPH' Bardolph
James 'BARDOLPH' Bardolph
Age:
38
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.32
DPR:
0.73
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1405
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1938
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1791
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1674
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.27
Maps played:
1005
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1560
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1575
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
34
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Estonia Swixyzz
less go
2022-07-04 21:14
2 replies
it is what it is
2022-07-04 21:47
1 reply
ResidentSleeper
2022-07-05 03:34
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
complexity gonna win
2022-07-04 21:14
9 replies
ahahahhhahaha
2022-07-04 23:54
LETS GO JT
2022-07-05 01:38
junior steps up, trust me
2022-07-05 03:38
1 reply
he'll show these noob awpers how to awp
2022-07-05 06:30
#59
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Hungary szia
They will win 1 map in the loser bo3
2022-07-05 08:56
1 reply
#63
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Finland Cucumber))
High hopes
2022-07-05 12:51
#71
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United States ScanDull
Well this aged about as well as week-old milk left out in the sun
2022-07-09 17:26
2 replies
#72
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Finland Cucumber))
XD
2022-07-09 17:26
It's ok brother. We can make it through this
2022-07-16 03:35
#3
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Romania Pecea
THE DEFUSE IS COMING IN
2022-07-04 21:14
6 replies
HE'S STILL GOING
2022-07-04 21:18
5 replies
#16
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Argentina WaSTe_D
OH OLOF
2022-07-04 21:29
4 replies
JUST ABOUT GETS IT
2022-07-04 21:42
#36
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Russia maugli37
JUST ABOUT GETS IT
2022-07-04 22:09
#37
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Russia veloxman
AS THE FLAMES COME IN
2022-07-04 22:10
1 reply
AND LOOK AT THE LITTLE DANCE OF HAPPINESS
2022-07-05 07:38
#4
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Europe JMFG
Calling it now. New graffiti incoming
2022-07-04 21:14
11 replies
no major no grafitti
2022-07-04 21:18
#10
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Belarus I_say_Ok
impossible lol
2022-07-04 21:18
1/100 chance
2022-07-04 21:30
2 replies
actually 0/100 chance. It's not a major.
2022-07-04 21:59
1 reply
name doesn't checks out
2022-07-04 22:47
Grafitti should only be on major.
2022-07-04 21:41
Dude says "calling it",,, these new players lmao
2022-07-04 23:56
4 replies
American S1mple fan? No way :()
2022-07-08 15:33
3 replies
You must be new. I have been s1mple fan since 2018.
2022-07-08 22:37
2 replies
I’m not that new… I’ve just not seen many American S1mple fans (on hltv)
2022-07-08 22:47
1 reply
I am not totally an american. I am half asian half american so i guess ur point still stands 😅
2022-07-09 18:27
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Brazil DragoKame
first
2022-07-04 21:15
#6
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Brazil Brunoow13
Ok
2022-07-04 21:16
i <3 cologne
2022-07-04 21:17
Bring bacc ESL One Cologne
2022-07-04 21:20
Cologne 2014 best year
2022-07-04 21:24
Good article Mr. Riccolini! Interesting look to the past.
2022-07-04 21:26
nice article tbh, i can sense the hype!
2022-07-04 21:32
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Cyprus shmoe
smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2022-07-04 21:34
no Colo 2020 and 2021 XDD
2022-07-04 21:34
<3
2022-07-04 21:36
#22
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Absolutely love these memories!!!
2022-07-04 21:38
"S1mple just jumping casually into the site"
2022-07-04 21:41
#26
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Brazil hugoooo
I could swear for my life before clicking the link, that both SK titles would be ignored.
2022-07-04 21:44
1 reply
#64
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Albania F4lKs
you could bet 1500 houses and know the outcome of that lmfao
2022-07-05 15:23
None of these show the building of cologne cathedral, click bait, reported.
2022-07-04 21:45
#29
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United States zovint
Olof Molotov was probably the most overrated play ever
2022-07-04 21:48
#30
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Slovakia nvrn06
YNk best moment ever :D youtu.be/s6lECZIbvzE?t=4683
2022-07-04 21:49
Read it as 9 months and thought someone was pregnant
2022-07-04 21:50
#34
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Turkey edsvi
Where is ngin 1v4 against sk ?
2022-07-04 21:59
1 reply
#47
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Brazil hugoooo
No LG/SK on these articles, ever
2022-07-05 00:04
#35
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Turkey orionski
can't decide between krimz 1v3 hold or 4 awps. both was very good.
2022-07-04 22:07
#38
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Brazil miguelo
No FalleN 1v5? lmao hltv is so biased no brazilians
2022-07-04 22:15
4 replies
#39
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Turkey orionski
what 1v5?
2022-07-04 22:21
2 replies
#42
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Brazil miguelo
cologne 2016
2022-07-04 22:33
1 reply
#43
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Turkey orionski
i think you mean the clutch against na'vi. that was Katowice 2016, not Cologne. youtube.com/watch?v=1alpIMS86c4
2022-07-04 22:41
Brazilian paranoid KEKW that was Kato.
2022-07-13 11:59
#40
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Hong Kong sti11fac
Dupreeh vs hiko uploader 👀👀
2022-07-04 22:28
2 Cologne Trophies on Fallen's back kkkkkkk HLTV hate brasilians, thats a fact
2022-07-04 22:32
"Are you kidding me!?"
2022-07-05 00:23
#49
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United States R700
da baby lesssss go
2022-07-05 00:35
so many memories in that arena holy moly also the first venue we had it in was during a convention (2014) and we were not the main event some noob LoL game was and we had way to little seating at the time to even get close for all the people who wanted to watch cs lmao
2022-07-05 01:19
Cologne truly is deserving to be called the "Cathedral of Counter Strike". It has so many meomorable moments.
2022-07-05 04:16
Ezz for navi
2022-07-05 04:59
some clips looks like from 1978
2022-07-05 08:37
s1mple double no scopes best moment in Cologne history.
2022-07-05 09:41
1 reply
+1 fr
2022-07-08 15:36
He had one button on his mouse, Dan, he had one button! Love it :D
2022-07-05 09:47
NINE MOMENTS THAT MADE COLOGNE WHAT IT IS TODAY NINE Cloud9 is there Coinsidence? I aren't think that
2022-07-05 09:51
I'm really hyped for this event, it always delievers, always, let's go FaZe!
2022-07-05 18:16
Faze up!
2022-07-08 09:27
#74
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United States Perc
No s1mple knife vs nitr0 at 15-11?
2022-07-10 06:13
1 reply
#79
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Asia Blurblur
was looking for that too :c That comeback was a fking miracle
2022-07-18 13:47
God I miss that vintage casters voice, weapons sounds, simple maps, no cartoon skins etc
2022-07-10 18:54
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