CS:GO ESL One: Cologne 2018 – Results, Video
Sixteen of the most powerful CS:GO teams, seven days of fantastic action, lots of tense matches filled with breathtaking skills of professional players – everything here is about ESL One: Cologne 2018, a top tournament in the great Esports shooting discipline.
The Skins.Cash blog previously named the teams in this event and described the schedule in this post. Now, let’s have a look at the tournament results!
ESL One: Cologne 2018 on video
CS:GO matches of such high level as were played at this tournament are filled with such powerful emotions that the very atmosphere around them becomes energized. It is nice to watch them again, even when the event is finished.
Here they are! All the games of ESL One: Cologne 2018 in the video below. You may choose any game and any round from the convenient playlist system.
Three days of the Group Stage
All the teams at ESL One: Cologne 2018 were divided into Groups A and B. The group stage matches continued for three days – from the 3rd to 5th of July. Six teams proceeded to the Playoffs.
- Astralis were the winners! The team jumped directly to the Semifinal. (By the way… in April 2018, Astralis won DreamHack Masters Marseille)
- G2 Esports took second place. The first Playoff match for them was the Quarterfinal against the third-placed team from the Group B.
- Natus Vincere came in third. These guys proceeded to the Quarterfinal to play against the second team from Group B.
- FaZe Clan won all the matches and took first place. The Semifinal was their reward on this stage of the tournament. (FaZe Clan were the winners of Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII in May, 2018)
- Fnatic was the second-placed team in the group.
- BIG came third.
What is your favorite team at ESL One: Cologne 2018? Here are answers of the players about which team they admire the most:
Three days of the Playoffs
The end of the Group Stage was just the beginning of the next even tougher challenge – the Playoff matches. Mistakes cost much more here! The playoffs of ESL One: Cologne 2018 took place on July 6-8.
- Fnatic and Natus Vincere played in the first game of this stage. They choose the Overpass, Train, and Inferno maps. Natus Vincere won with the score 2:0 and proceeded to the semifinal to play against Astralis.
- G2 Esports and BIG were in the second game. The teams chose these maps: Cache, Dust II, Inferno. BIG Clan were the winner with the score 2:0.
- Astralis vs. Natus Vincere. The game was of the Bo3 format too, so the teams choose these maps: Overpass, Nuke, and Inferno. In the end, Na’Vi turned out to be stronger! The team got its ticket to the Grand Final with the score 2:1.
- FaZe Clan vs. BIG Clan. Here the maps Dust II, Train, and Inferno were chosen. BIG Clan played amazingly and won with the final score 2:1.
Pro-teams definitely know which maps to choose! Our review “11 the best maps in CS:GO” will help you to know the game maps better.
The Grand Final
- The final and most exciting game of ESL One: Cologne 2018 was Natus Vincere against BIG Clan. It was of the Bo5 format with these chosen maps: Overpass, Dust II, Train, Inferno, and Nuke. The final score was 3:1 and the Natus Vincere became the Grand Winner! Congratulations, guys!!
The total prize pool of the tournament was $300,000, divided in this way:
- Natus Vincere – winners, $125,000;
- BIG Clan – 2nd place, $50,000;
- Astralis and FaZe Clan – 3rd and 4th places, $22,000;
- Fnatic and G2 eSports – 5th and 6th places, $11,000;
- ENCE eSports and MIBR – 7th and 8th places, $7,500;
- Mousesports, Cloud9, North, and Renegades – 9th-12th places, $6,000;
- Gambit, NIP, B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape, and Team Liquid – 13th-16th places, $5,000.
The prize pool of ESL Pro League Season 7: Finals, the previous big CS:GO tournament, was $750,000. We described the results of this CS:GO event in this post.
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