00NATION upset Astralis; BIG and Outsiders get opening wins

An action packed day at IEM Cologne continues with three more opening round games in the play-in coming to an end.

The second batch of the opening best-of-one games at IEM Cologne's play-in stage has concluded, with the most interesting result being 00NATION unexpectedly getting an upset over Astralis with the young trio of the Brazilian roster all providing formidable individual performances.

Hometown favorites BIG, with Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne in place of Josef "⁠faveN⁠" Baumann due to illness, took out the Australians of ORDER without breaking a sweat. Imperial's struggles continued, as they recorded another loss, their seventh in a row, against the new-look Outsiders.

BIG and Outsiders will now be facing off against each other for a spot at the main event, while 00NATION will lock horns with Spirit with the same goal. The lower bracket will have ORDER against Imperial, while the Danes of Astralis will hope to get their tournament back on track in their match against the struggling Complexity.

The TACO-coldzera reunion is starting to show promise

In what was one of the rare upsets in the first round, 00NATION beat Astralis in a blow-out Mirage game. Santino "⁠try⁠" Rigal, whose position on this roster was a question mark all throughout the transfer saga, was the top performer of the team collecting a 1.89 rating. He was closely followed by the two other young guns of the team, Bruno "⁠latto⁠" Rebelatto and Eduardo "⁠dumau⁠" Wolkmer.

BIG, fresh off their Roobet Cup victory last week, started off their home event campaign with a dominant victory over ORDER on Nuke. They posted 12 rounds on their CT side and didn't really break a sweat on the T side, getting the rounds required to move them one series win away from the group stage. Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische continued his good form from the recent online event, where he collected the MVP award, racking up 22 kills.

Outsiders, recent finalists of Dreamhack Challenges Valencia, opened their tournament with a commanding win over the Brazilian veterans of Imperial. They posted a ten round streak on their defensive side, which put them in pole position to move on to the upper bracket final, and they looked even better on their T side. Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali died just six times throughout the game, with his AWP proving crucial to the success of his team.

Matchpage
16
6
5th July 2022
16
Mirage
6
 00NATION K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 8 +16 105.4 1.89
23 - 10 +13 105.0 1.65
19 - 15 +4 89.1 1.34
12 - 13 -1 61.8 1.16
14 - 12 +2 78.1 1.15
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
18 - 17 +1 93.6 1.09
16 - 18 -2 81.6 0.94
8 - 19 -11 58.5 0.61
10 - 19 -9 34.0 0.54
5 - 19 -14 45.3 0.45
Germany
Matchpage
16
7
5th July 2022
16
Nuke
7
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 16 +8 97.3 1.53
22 - 11 +11 92.3 1.50
16 - 13 +3 77.6 1.10
17 - 18 -1 74.4 1.00
15 - 16 -1 75.6 0.96
 ORDER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
18 - 17 +1 66.3 1.02
17 - 20 -3 93.0 1.01
13 - 19 -6 67.9 0.97
13 - 18 -5 57.3 0.89
13 - 20 -7 71.2 0.77
Matchpage
16
6
5th July 2022
16
Inferno
6
 Outsiders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 6 +18 87.2 1.79
16 - 10 +6 78.5 1.36
14 - 13 +1 88.0 1.24
14 - 12 +2 82.1 1.08
13 - 12 +1 69.7 1.01
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
15 - 17 -2 65.7 0.91
11 - 16 -5 72.8 0.79
11 - 19 -8 68.5 0.76
6 - 14 -8 39.0 0.67
9 - 18 -9 56.5 0.62
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Bruno 'latto' Rebelatto
Bruno 'latto' Rebelatto
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1267
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1185
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Brazil Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer
Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
466
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1348
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Argentina Santino 'try' Rigal
Santino 'try' Rigal
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
318
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
LULstralis
2022-07-05 14:11
14 replies
#3
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Israel fvlion
Bruh commented at the same time
2022-07-05 14:11
2 replies
Argentina carrying brazilian CS, wtf is that timeline we living rn
2022-07-05 14:27
1 reply
#30
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Barbados n1ss
try bestest of 00
2022-07-05 14:48
#6
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India aR__
I remember TACO talking before the map "if blameF is alive, check flank or mid." 8/8 genius IGL
2022-07-05 14:12
10 replies
easy counter XDD
2022-07-05 14:13
XDDDDD taco new goat igl
2022-07-05 14:20
#17
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Brazil Necro_Spa
lmao
2022-07-05 14:22
kkkkkkkkkkk
2022-07-05 14:25
xDD
2022-07-05 15:10
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-07-05 16:07
#48
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Poland BAN_ANIME
goat
2022-07-05 18:41
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-07-05 18:49
clip?
2022-07-06 10:46
1 reply
#56
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India aR__
Bro, it's sarcasm..... You of all people should have understood lol
2022-07-06 20:15
#2
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Israel fvlion
LULSTRALIS
2022-07-05 14:11
#4
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India aR__
dumau so good! amazing
2022-07-05 14:12
#5
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England pumk1n1
not an upset astralis are trash
2022-07-05 14:12
Not an upset lol
2022-07-05 14:13
God try
2022-07-05 14:15
GO BIG
2022-07-05 14:18
astralolz
2022-07-05 14:18
Upset, lol?
2022-07-05 14:18
im lost for words 😐
2022-07-05 14:21
ez for BIG
2022-07-05 14:22
#20
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Europe xrnavkha
AstraLUL
2022-07-05 14:25
KEK
2022-07-05 14:26
BRING BACK DEVIIIIICCCEE
2022-07-05 14:28
1 reply
Even he can't save this shitshow.
2022-07-05 14:31
#27
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North Macedonia trashbait
not an upset
2022-07-05 14:34
#28
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
#7ryGOD
2022-07-05 14:35
#29
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United States cybonics
Jame god
2022-07-05 14:40
no chance against god dumau
2022-07-05 15:08
K0nfigs arm injury really broke him
2022-07-05 15:09
1 reply
His aim isnt the problem. His gamesense and movement is.
2022-07-05 15:23
GOATZERA
2022-07-05 15:12
22 rounds...dies 6 times. Beat that sh0r0!
2022-07-05 15:28
Ez for 00Nation, just the same as always for Imperial
2022-07-05 15:41
Expected, fallen sucks
2022-07-05 15:48
#41
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Brazil shockDEawp
Ez ez 00
2022-07-05 15:49
Astralis lost on purpose. Look at that lower bracket.
2022-07-05 16:29
IMPERILOL
2022-07-05 17:48
#47
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Serbia DakileX
K0nfig became so shit when he joined astralis , i remember when he was in complexity he was considered top 10 best riflers , maybe even top 5 , xyp is just washed up and farlig isn't proper awp ...
2022-07-05 18:27
3 replies
Xyp is playing a lot better lately
2022-07-05 19:24
1 reply
+1 he is better than konfig last few tournaments. konfig needs to go. xyp is decent in his role, konfig had to be star player next to blame, but he is so bad. Imagine that if your team has only two good players but really good, but one of them doesnt workin.. G2 has niko hunter monesy, navi has simple bit electronic, c9 has axile shiro hobbit. Astralis got only blamef cause konfig doesnt workin since end of 2021, his overall rating is fake, cause he farmed kills vs teams like encore or other shit
2022-07-05 19:48
#54
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India aR__
Glory days when he had 1.16-1.18 rating and humongous impact rating too.
2022-07-06 09:55
#52
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United States not_kosaki
Konfig went -14 lmaoooo
2022-07-05 20:11
big 100%
2022-07-05 20:22
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