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The first day of ESL One Cologne 2016 had some aces up its sleeve

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Philipp Saedler
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The first day of ESL One Cologne already dazzled us with the full set of eight groups stage opening matches. With some promising matchups like the Danish clash of Astralis and Team Dignitas or the big battle between SK Gaming and G2 Esports, there was a lot to expect already and the teams didn’t let the fans down!

How day one of ESL One Cologne 2016 went down

Even if this was only the very first day of play at ESL One Cologne, we already got a good chunk of action right away. Eight matches and 16 teams longing for the perfect start into the competition at this CS:GO major set the stage perfectly for five more days of action!

The results:
Group A: Astralis 16-12 Team Dignitas
Group A: Gambit 16-13 Counter Logic Gaming

Group B: Natus Vincere 16-07 FlipSid3 Tactics
Group B: Ninjas in Pyjamas 16-04 OpTic Gaming

Group C: Team Liquid 16-07 Team EnVyUs
Group C: mousesports 10-16 Virtus.pro

Group D: SK Gaming 16-11 G2 Esports
Group D: FaZe Clan 16-14 Fnatic

Find the VoDs from the main event and the qualifiers on YouTube

On Wednesday, the matches from the groups will continue, bringing us the winner’s and loser’s matches. Join us once again from 10:30 CEST on the ESL One live page to enjoy another eight amazing matches and to find out which four teams will secure a spot in the sold out LANXESS arena!

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