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ESL One Cologne 2020 - The Cathedral of CS:GO

If you want to show someone the real power of an esport event, type ESL One Cologne in Google and open images. The person you’re talking to will be in shock.

Cologne is the cathedral of CS:GO. Everybody knows it from its younger years. The most iconic CS:GO history moments happened in Cologne in the past few years; olofmeister’s fire defuse, s1mple vs Fnatic no scope double kill, Friberg and banana, etc.

Several times Cologne has held major tournaments, this time is no exception with the prize pool standing at a whopping $1,000,000. In July, sixteen top worldwide teams will determine which one is the best.

General Information

esl one cologne 2020
  • Location: Cologne, German
  • Venue: Lanxess-Arena
  • PrizePool: $1,000,000
  • Participant Teams: 16
  • Organizer: ESL
  • Start: 07/06/2020
  • End: 07/12/2020

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Prize Pool Cologne 2020

The prize pool of ESL One Cologne 2020 is $1,000,000, and each of the participating teams will take a slice of this.

Place $ USD Team
1st - TBD
2nd - TBD
3rd-4th - TBD
5th-6th - TBD
place 7 to 16
7th-8th - TBD
9th-12th - TBD



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Teams ESL One Cologne 2020

Sixteen teams will be a part of ESL One Cologne 2020. Eight of them will get a direct invite from ESL Pro Tour Ranking System, and the other eight will qualify from the Lan qualification.

We will follow the qualifications and tournaments and will update this article when known.

Format Cologne 2020

Group Stage

  • Start Date: 07/06/2020
  • End Date: 07/09/2020
  • Two Groups (8 teams) GSL double-elimination format
  • ESL Pro Tour Rankings system will seed the teams
  • All matches are Bo3
  • The best teams from each group advance to the Semifinals of the Playoffs
  • Teams that take second place from each group advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seed of the Playoffs
  • Teams that take third place from each group advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seed of the Playoffs


  • Start date: 02/28/2020
  • End Date: 03/01/2020
  • Single Elimination Bracket
  • All matches are Bo3
  • Grand Final is Bo5

Groups ESL One Cologne 2020

We will follow all the information of this tournament and will add further info about Groups here once known.


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