First 18 Teams Revealed for ESL One Cologne

First 18 Teams Revealed for ESL One Cologne

The ESL One Cologne is set to take place between the 21st and the 30th of August after being initially delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the globe. The tournament is hopefully scheduled to be held in the studio in Cologne, Germany. 

The tournament has a prize pool of USD 1 million and will be one of the largest tournaments in the world. The teams are invited on the basis of their HLTV rankings and eight teams have been invited directly to the main event: Astralis, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, Fnatic, G2, Mousesports and FaZe Clan. The other eight teams are placed in the Play-in stage and include a few big teams as Vitality and Ninjas in Pyjamas. 

You can find the current list of invited teams below. The final spots will be divided between Europe and North America with the former getting four more spots and the latter only two.

Main event:

  • Astralis
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Liquid
  • 100 Thieves
  • Fnatic
  • G2
  • Mousesports
  • FaZe Clan

Play-In:

  • Vitality
  • FURIA
  • Renegades
  • BIG
  • Heretics
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Cloud9
  • TYLOO
  • Sprout
  • EU world ranking
  • EU world ranking
  • EU world ranking
  • EU world ranking
  • NA world ranking
  • NA world ranking
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