The quarterfinals of ESL One Cologne made the crowd roar

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Philipp Saedler
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The first day at LANXESS arena is done and we have seen all the four quarterfinals bringing us thrilling matches, huge plays and a superb start into an even more thrilling weekend. Now the semifinals are set and you can feel the tension rising more and more. Check out how the quarterfinals went down and which match ups we will get to see in the semis.

The quarterfinals of ESL One Cologne

It was an intense start on the big stage at LANXESS arena, as the new CS:GO Legends, including FlipSid3 Tactics and Gambit, took the stage. While the results may look clear at first, the games had everything: overtimes, impressive comebacks and an almost flawless Fnatic. The biggest upset of the day was delivered by North American hope Team Liquid, as they turned the game against Natus Vincere around and send the finalist from Columbus packing!

The results of the decider matches:
Quarterfinal #1: Virtus.Pro 2-0 Astralis
Quarterfinal #2: SK Gaming 2-0 FlipSid3 Tactics
Quarterfinal #3: Team Liquid 2-1 Natus Vincere
Quarterfinal #4: Gambit 0-2 Fnatic

Find all ESL One Cologne 2016 VODS on YouTube!

Two more days in the arena ahead!

On Saturday, the semifinals will bring us another two best of three series’ for the chance to win the title and take the lion’s share of the US$1.000.000 prize pool. Check out the ESL One live page to see how the fight for the title continues.

The semifinals:
#1: Virtus.Pro vs. SK Gaming
#2: Team Liquid vs. Fnatic

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