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The ESL One Cologne is set to take place from August 21-30 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. 


The tournament has a prize pool of $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 8 teams have been invited directly to the main event including- Astralis, Natus Vincere, Liquid, 100 Thieves, fnatic, G2, mousesports, Faze. The other eight teams are placed in the Play-in stage including a few big teams as- Vitality and Ninjas in Pyjamas. 

The first 18 teams invited to attend ESL One Cologne are:

  • Astralis
  • Fnatic
  • Na’Vi
  • G2
  • Team Liquid
  • Mousesports
  • 100 Thieves
  • FaZe Clan
  • Vitality
  • FURIA
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Renegades
  • Cloud9
  • BIG
  • TYLOO
  • Sprout
  • Heretics
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