The next match of the Day 2 of the ESL Cologne 2016 was between Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas. The map that was decided was Cobblestone.
NiP started on the T-side of the map and the double entry kill by ‘Get_Right’ helped them secure the first pistol round. Later on ‘flamie’s triple kill in the fourth round stopped the force buy of the Ninjas and Na’Vi made to 3-1. NiP then made a quick comeback in the game and won 6 straight rounds to leave Na’Vi behind 3-7 and then closed the half with a scoreline of 9-6. The second pistol round saw some amazing CT hold by Nip and they winning the first round gave them a lead of 10-6. However with the help of ‘seized’ Na’Vi came back into the game and tied the score at 12-12 but after that their T-side executions couldn’t be stopped by the Ninjas so the map was closed by Na’Vi at 16-12.
The next match of the evening was between Flipside and Optic Gaming and the map that was to be played was Train.
Flipside started on the CT- side of the map and ‘Blade’ and ‘Shara’ helped their team to secure the first round. OpTic didn’t stay behind for too long and ‘mixwell”s entry kill in the fourth round led them to round win. They soon led the first half with a scoreline of 9-6. In the second pistol round ‘daps’ won a 1v1 clutch over ‘markeloff’ to extend his team’s lead to 11-6. Flipside then made a comeback in the game and tied the score at 12-12. With the help of ‘WorldEdit’, Flipside won the match 16-13 and eliminated Optic Gaming.