Who could have seen this coming - ESL One Cologne delivered the unexpected

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ESL One Cologne 2018 powered by Intel had it all! With all eyes on the Intel Grand Slam and its main title chasers Astralis and FaZe Clan, it would be two unexpected teams that would write the headlines and steal the show. Both Natus Vincere and the hometown heroes from BIG were having none of the hype for the favorites, eliminating them in the semi finals respectively before Na’Vi eventually crowned their performance with with a 3-1 Grand Finals victory over BIG.


Group A

Group B


Tournament Highlights

Thank you!
Once again, the atmosphere in the LANXESS arena blew everything out of proportion thanks to the teams, players, crew, and fans who created this one-of-a-kind festival of Counter-Strike! But that wasn’t all, as there are more tournaments coming up: ESL One New York powered by Intel, and ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals in Odense. Let’s see you again soon!