The final game of Counter-Strike:Global Offensive at the Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Germany for Electronic Sports League One Cologne 2019 has ended with the favorite, Team Liquid taking on the French team of Team Vitality.
The final game was an one way affair as Liquid took it home with a [3-1] win that could have gone [3-0] on de_overpass (16:6), de_dust2 (17:19), de_inferno (16:10) and de_mirage (16:7).
With the win, Team Liquid not only takes home the trophy and the $125000 in cash prize but it became the second team to win the Intel Grand Slam and the $1000000 in cash prize after Team Astralis did so last year.
This culminates with a long year that saw Liquid grow as a team and organization in terms of Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. Just a reminder at the 2018 edition, Team Liquid at that time a mix of Canadian-United States of America and Brazilian players ended the event dead last.
Their long time nemesis, Team Astralis was defeated by Team Vitality in the Semifinal.
The event was broadcasted by:
- Oliver James Borg 'OJ Borg' D'Anastasi - (stage host)
- Alex 'Machine' Richardson - (desk host)
- Tres 'stunna' Saranthus - (interviewer)
- Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill - (analyst)
- Duncan 'Thorin' Shields - (analyst)
- Jacob 'pimp' Winneche - (analyst)
- Henry 'HenryG' Greer - (caster)
- Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett - (caster)
- Jason 'Moses' O'Toole - (caster)
- Anders Blume - (caster)
- Adam 'Dinko' Hawthorne - (secondary caster)
- Alex 'Hawka' Hawkins - (secondary caster)
- Jack 'Jacky' Peters - (secondary caster)
- Benjamin 'esio' Doughty - (secondary caster)
- Jake 'jak3y' Elton - (in game observer)
- Alex 'Rushly Rush - (in-game observer)
- Jake 'zarx' Karakouzian - (secondary in-game observer)
Final prize distribution:
- 1'st. Team Liquid- $125000
- 2'nd. Team Vitality - $50000
- 3'rd./4'th. Astralis, Natus Vincere - $22000 each
- 5'th./6'th. Ninjas in Pyjamas, NRG eSports - $11000 each
- 7'th./8'th. , mousesports, Heroic Gaming- $7500 each
- 9'th/12'th. FaZe Clan, FURIA eSports, BIG, fnatic - $6000 each
- 13'th/16'th. MVP.Pk, LA Renegades, MiBR, ENCE eSports - $5500 each