The semifinals are set for ESL One Cologne 2017!

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After three days of Swiss group stage matches, the time has come to move ESL Cologne to the LANXESS Arena to kick off the playoff matches in front on a live audience. Eight teams have fought their way through to the big stage: Natus Vincere, Cloud9, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, FaZe Clan, OpTic Gaming and Team Liquid. We had the pleasure of watching all of the quarterfinal matches yesterday, with Natus Vincere, Cloud9, FaZe Clan and SK Gaming emerging victorious and securing themselves a slot in the semifinals.


Natus Vincere vs. G2 Esports 2-0

  • 19-17 on overpass
  • 16-13 on nuke


Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Cloud9 1-2

  • 10-16 on train
  • 16-11 on cache
  • 6-16 on cobblestone



FaZe Clan vs. Team Liquid 2-0

  • 16-9 on overpass
  • 16-5 on train




OpTic Gaming vs. SK Gaming

  • 16-10 on mirage
  • 9-16 on cache
  • 7-16 on cobblestone




The action continues with the semifinals!

The semifinals kick off today, July 8, at 16:00 CEST! Be sure to tune in to the live broadcast and follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook for updates, live coverage, highlights and more.

You can find the full schedule here.