The ESL One Cologne Qualifiers is around the corner and 16 teams from around the world will fight for a slot in the main event of ESL One Cologne. The offline qualifiers will take place at the ESL Studios in Katowice,Poland. ESL have also revealed a new format that is the Swiss-system which will be used at the upcoming ESL One Cologne Main Qualifier. The teams to lookout for
1. G2. Esports :- The team has been performing consistently well for past few months and with the help of “shox” and “scream” the team has the potential to qualify for the ESL One Cologne.
2. TyLoo :- One of the best teams in Asia, this team has been improving a lot and has been winning most of their matches lately.
3. FaZe Clan :- Although having a star studded lineup, the team is yet to show their best performance.
4. Dignitas :- The team didn’t perform well in the ECS Season 1 but with the addition of ruggah as their coach everybody is expecting a better performance.
5. Fluffy Gangsters :- The team performed well in the StarLadder Minor CIS Event and will have to fight hard for getting a slot in the majors.
6. Envyus :- Their performance hasn’t been up to the mark past few months and the addition of DEVIL in their roster hasn’t really made a great impact on their performance.
7. Immortals :- The Former TempoStorm team performed really well in the past major tournaments and will be facing Envyus in their LAN Debut.
8. Renegades :- The Australian team has been working very hard for improving and have performed well in the ELEAGUE Season 1 but fell short for qualifying in the playoffs despite being fired up criticism against SPUNJ for not stepping up as a great leader.
The schedule for first round of the tournament :-
G2 vs. TyLoo
FaZe vs. dignitas
Gambit vs. OpTic
mousesports vs. Fluffy Gangsters
EnVyUs vs. Immortals
Cloud9 vs. Empire
FlipSid3 vs. Renegades
Splyce vs. HellRaisers
The matches will be casted by the talents following:-Pansy, Blu, Metuz and Natu and it will be very interesting to see who comes out on the top and makes their way to the ESL One Cologne 2016 Main Event. We will keep you updated for the rest of the matches, stay tuned.