Vitality qualified for ESL One Cologne on Friday by moving undefeated through the upper bracket at the ESL One Cologne Closed European qualifier.


The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team’s run included a 2-0 win over ALTERNATE aTTaX, a 2-0 win over AVANGAR and a 2-1 win over Heroic.


The final series against Heroic was the closest the team faced all tournament. Heroic took Mirage, the first map in the series, with a 16-12 scoreline. Vitality rallied on Nuke, shutting down Heroic with a brutal 16-8. On Overpass, the series decider, was a nail-biting 16-14 in Vitality’s favor.


Heroic still has a chance to qualify for ESL One Cologne. They’ll need to take out AVANGAR, who has battled through HellRaisers and North to reach the the lower brackets finals.


In the Asia qualifier, MVP PK took the region’s sole qualifying spot, while North America’s qualifying spot remains open.


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