ESL One Cologne

ESL in a Tweet has revealed the Group and the opening day matchups for its Upcoming ESL One Cologne tournament scheduled to start from 18th of August.


Due to the ongoing Global Pandemic (COVID-19), ESL One Cologne has been transitioned to an Online format where the teams in each group will have to go through a double elimination process in order to qualify for the Playoffs. For the record, 16 teams will feature in this tournament from Europe with 8 teams per group will lock horns for a top four finish. Whereas, the groups from North America, Asia and Oceania will see teams engage in the heat for a top two finish from each.

ESL One Cologne has USD 500K up for grabs split across different regions where EU has bagged the highest share of USD 325k followed by the NA region with USD 135k. The reminder of prize pool has been equally shared among the Asian and the Oceanic regions with USD 20k each.

As this tournament will be held across different regions with different time zones, EU and NA regions will have their matches kicked off on 18th of August followed by Asia and Oceania kicking off with their matchups a week later on 25th.

The groups which have been revealed by ESL are:

Region : Europe (Prize Pool : 325,000 USD)

Group A

  • BIG
  • Complexity
  • Natus Vincere
  • NiP
  • OG
  • mousesports
  • MAD Lions
  • Sprout

Group B

  • MIBR
  • Heretics
  • Vitality
  • G2
  • FaZe
  • Fnatic
  • Astralis
  • Heroic

Match ups on the opening day, 18th August 2020:

  • 18:30 PM IST : BIG vs. Sprout
  • 18:30 PM IST : OG vs. NiP
  • 22:00 PM IST : Vitality vs. Heretics
  • 22:00 PM IST : Fnatic vs. Astralis

Fixtures for teams who will play their debut the next day:

  • 18:30 PM IST: Natus Vincere vs. mousesports
  • 18:30 PM IST: Complexity vs. MAD Lions
  • 22:00 PM IST: FaZe vs. Heroic
  • 22:00 PM IST: MIBR vs. G2

Region : North America (Prize pool : 135,000 USD)

Group A

  • FURIA
  • Gen.G
  • 100 Thieves
  • Chaos

Group B

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Liquid
  • Cloud9
  • Triumph

Match ups on the opening day, 18th August 2020:

  • 01:30 PM IST : FURIA vs. Chaos
  • 01:30 PM IST : 100 Thieves vs. Gen.G

Fixtures for teams who will play their debut the next day :

  • 01:30 PM IST : Evil Geniuses vs. Triumph
  • 01:30 PM IST : Cloud9 vs. Liquid

Region : Asia and Oceania (Prize pool : 20,000 USD each)

Asia

  • TYLOO
  • ViCi
  • Invictus
  • Beyond

Oceania

  • Renegades
  • ORDER
  • AVANT
  • Chiefs

Match ups on the opening day, 18th August 2020:

  • 11:30 PM IST : Renegades vs. Chiefs
  • 15:00 PM IST : TYLOO vs. Beyond

Fixtures for teams who will play their debut the next day:

  • 11:30 PM IST : ORDER vs. AVANT
  • 15:00 PM IST : ViCi vs. Invictus

More details about the ESL One Cologne can be found here. Stay tuned with us for detailed match analysis from ESL One Cologne, until then stay safe.

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