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ESL One Cologne 2015 Revealed

The eSports League and Valve Corporation have teamed up together to officially reveal ESL One Cologne 2015, “the world’s largest CS:GO tournament ever.” The event will be taking place at the ESL Studio and Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on August 20-23
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The eSports League and Valve Corporation have teamed up together to officially reveal ESL One Cologne 2015, “the world’s largest CS:GO tournament ever.” The event will be taking place at the ESL Studio and Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on August 20-23, 2015.

Sixteen of the world’s best Counter Strike: Global Offensive eSports teams will be battling it out for the ESL One trophy (currently held by Fnatic) and prize pool of $250,000 on Aug. 22-23. The tournament will be hosted at Europe’s second multifunctional arena, Lanxess Arena, a stadium that can seat up to 15,000 fans.

Eight Legend teams have been directly invited to CS:GO’s biggest tournament yet, due to their top-eight placement at ESL One Katowice 2015, which consists of:

  • Fnatic
  • Keyd Stars
  • mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team EnVy
  • Team SoloMid
  • Team Virtus.Pro

The eight remaining Challengers will be decided by LAN qualifiers. These qualifiers, provided by ESL, will take place in three regions: North America, Europe, and Asia.

North American Qualifier

  • Burbank, California (United States of America)
  • August 1-2
  • Eight teams attending

European Qualifier

  • Cologne, Germany
  • July 25-26
  • Sixteen teams attending

Asian Qualifier

  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • July 18-19
  • Eight teams attending

Interested in booking a hotel? ESL provided four excellent lodging locations, within the heart of Cologne. Be sure to book your stay as soon as possible.

Tickets are currently available for the Lanxess Arena, a standard weekend ticket and a premium full two day experience ticket.

The standard weekend ticket will allow access to the Lanxess Arena on Aug. 22-23, and free seating within the gigantic stadium. The premium ticket also allows free seating, access to the event, free drinks and food, a goodie bag, and exclusive signing sessions with the pro teams. They’re available for €41 ($46.11 US) and €217 ($243.03 US) respectively.


Will you be attending ESL One Cologne 2015? Let us know over at our Twitter - @ESNCS.

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