The ESL One Cologne 2014 CS:GO championship went down as the most-watched Counter-Strike event in history, with over 400,000 combined viewers watching live in-game or through the ESL stream over the weekend. There were plenty of memorable frags, clutches, and comebacks during the 16-team, four-day event, the best of which I've collected here.
Every ace (one player notching five kills) from the tournament
The final moments of the last in the three-match series between Cloud9 and NiP
LDLC's apEX notches a 3K on a terrific eco round
Dignitas' dupreeh walks through smoke and is rewarded… for a moment
A disgusting jump-USP headshot at the end of this clip
Semphis with an amazing stealth retake on de_dust2's bombsite B
One of our favorite matches of the tournament, an incredible double-OT comeback
The moment of victory for Swedish team Ninjas In Pajamas
Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.