The sixth edition of ESL One Cologne kicked off on Tuesday, July 2nd with early action from Group A as Team Liquid took down MVP PK and Na’Vi held off mousesports.
While both games ended in closely contested 16-14 victories for both the respective favorites, it was arguably the world’s most talented player who stole the show from the get-go – breaking mouz’ hearts in devastating fashion.
s1mple is looking to recapture the ESL One Cologne crown.
As the two teams did battle on Train in a best-of-one, Na’Vi fell behind early in the first half as mousesports jumped out to a 6-3 lead. With the European upstarts looking to bag themselves a four round lead, they downed two foes before s1mple’s team even had the chance to respond.
Yet, with the situation looking dire, he stepped up. The Ukrainian star sprayed down Frozen and ChrisJ to level things up in a three-on-three before sneaking further towards the outside bombsite.
Woxic quickly responded with an AWP kill to give Mouz a slight upper hand but they were unable to press home their advantage as s1mple and Zeus picked up tandem kills – leaving Ropz as the final target. Despite the Estonian star taking down Zeus, s1mple quickly fired back to give his team the round win and another notch in their first-half total.
As ever, s1mple’s ability to clutch up propelled Na’Vi to a 16-14 over the new look mousesports lineup as they jumped out to a perfect start in Group A.
The Ukrainian superstar completed the game with yet another impressive stat line – racking up 32 kills and only falling to 17 deaths. His +15 K/D was more than double highest of anyone on the server as he put his explosive talent on show for all to see.
He’ll need to be in fine form yet again as Na’Vi’s win landed them a date with world #1 Team Liquid in the upper bracket of Group A.
DreamHack Open Fall 2020 is underway and the event is stacked with some of Europe’s most elite competition vying for the lion’s share of $115,000 and more Regional Major Rankings (RMR) points for higher standing.
There are of course the top-ranked teams that can be seen as favorites for the event like Astralis, BIG, Heroic, Vitality, G2 Esports, OG, FaZe Clan, and more. But there are also teams like Sprout, North, and mousesports who are coming from the Closed Qualifiers, looking to make a dent in the event.
The field of 16 teams has been split into four different groups that will decide the 12 orgs who will eventually move on to the Double-Elimination bracket playoffs.
Below you can find everything from results to the streams where all the action is set to go down. Follow along live and look out for more stories as they unfold.
Though the it’s going to be all online, the DreamHack Fall Open will have highly competitive games.
DreamHack Fall 2020 stream
DreamHack is hosting all of the matches on their channel which can be found below. If there’s more than one game going on, just make sure you’re on the right feed for the team you want to watch.
DreamHack Open Fall 2020 teams
There are five teams that had to come up from the qualifiers to cement their place in the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 event.
As previously mentioned there are a total of 16 teams who will have no choice but perform at a high level to avoid an early exit. There isn’t going to be much wiggle room for error, so expect it to be a contentious tourney from the start.
We have got some major teams who will battle it out starting this Thursday during #DHOpen Fall..!