Natus Vincere win ESL One Cologne 2018
Posted: Jul 8, 2018 Written by: do_0h

Moments ago, the CIS based Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team, Ukraine Natus Vincere was crowned as the champion at the Germany ESL One Cologne 2018.

After a 4 map series against the German side of Germany BIG, Ukraine NaVi booked the big prize with a [3-1] scoreline, de_overpass (16;10), de_dust2 (11:16), de_train (16:10) and de_inferno (16:8).

With this win, the guys over at Ukraine NaVi take home a total of $125000 in cash prize and their star player, Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev bags another MVP award, his fifth this year.

Need to mention that the event was brought to us by:

  • United Kingdom Oliver James Borg 'OJ Borg' D'Anastasi - (stage host)
  • United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson - (desk host)
  • United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus - (interviewer)
  • Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill - (analyst)
  • Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunovic - (analyst)
  • United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields - (analyst)
  • United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer - (caster)
  • Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett - (caster)
  • United Kingdom Lauren 'Pansy' Scott - (caster)
  • United States Jason 'Moses' O'Toole - (caster)
  • United Kingdom Harry 'JustHarry' Russel - (caster)
  • United Kingdom Hugo Byron - (caster)
  • United States Dj 'Prius' Kuntz - (in-game observer)
  • United States Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo - (in-game observer)
  • United Kingdom Alex 'Rushly Rush - (in-game observer)

Final prize distribution:

  • 1'st. Ukraine Natus Vincere - $125000
  • 2'nd. Germany BIG - $50000
  • 3'rd./4'th. Denmark Astralis, European Union FaZe Clan - $22000 each
  • 5'th./6'th. Sweden fnatic, France G2 eSports - $11000 each
  • 7'th./8'th. Finland ENCE eSports, Brazil MiBR - $7500 each
  • 9'th/12'th. European Union mousesports, United States Cloud9, Denmark North, Australia LA Renegades - $6000 each
  • 13'th/16'th. Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas, Kazakhstan Gambit Gaming, Singapore B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape, United StatesCanadaBrazil Team Liquid - $5500 each

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