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The first teams have advanced to LANXESS arena at ESL One Cologne!

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Philipp Saedler
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On the second day of ESL One Cologne 2016, we got to witness the winner’s and loser’s matches of the group stage. For the winners, a safe spot for the matches in LANXESS arena was on the line, while the losers were on the edge of dropping out. With a lot of matchups looking thrilling on paper, we saw a good bunch of big matches, including some surprising performances.

The second day of ESL One Cologne 2016

After starting off with two quite quick matches from Group A, the games became more balanced for the Groups B and C, before the group of death aka. Group D left us stunned once more with the performances of four of the best teams in the world.

The results:

Group A
Winner's Match: Astralis 6-16 Gambit
Loser's Match: Team Dignitas 16-1 Counter Logic Gaming

Group B
Winner's Match: Natus Vincere 16-12 Ninjas in Pyjamas
Loser's Match: FlipSid3 Tactics 16-13 OpTic Gaming

Group C
Winner's Match: Team Liquid 12-16 Virtus.pro
Loser's Match: mousesports 16-12 Team EnVyUs

Group D
Winner's Match: SK Gaming 16-6 FaZe Clan
Loser's Match: G2 Esports 13-16 Fnatic

Make sure to check out the VODs in case you missed any of the action!

Tomorrow: the deciding matches of all four groups coming up

The final matches of the groups will determine the last four teams that shall advance to LANXESS arena for the playoffs. As those four matches will be played in best-of-three series’, prepare yourself for a long day with a lot of top notch CS:GO coming your way. Join us once more from 10:30 CEST on the ESL One live page to get all the action!

  • Group A: Astralis vs. Team Dignitas
  • Group B: Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. FlipSid3 Tactics
  • Group C: Team Liquid vs. mousesports
  • Group D: FaZe Clan vs. Fnatic

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