ESL One: Cologne 2020 details

CS2 / News / 30 June 2020 — 18:38

LAN tournaments are coming back!

The details of the ESL One: Cologne 2020 have been now revealed, the tournament will take place from August 23rd–27th. It is expected that the championship will be held in LAN-format, but due to the coronavirus the situation may change.

There will be 16 teams fighting for the $ 1 000 000 prize pool: the first eight participants are already known and the remaining slots will be claimed during qualification on August 21-22. The main part of ESL One: Cologne 2020 will be held in two stages: first the groups in GSL format, and then playoffs in Single-Elimination bracket. All matches until the final are best of 3, and the final match is best of 5.

It should be mentioned that ESL One: Cologne 2020 may be the first LAN tournament in a long time. Prior to that ua Natus Vincere played online in , and the spring finals of , as well as winning and .

And while everyone's waiting for the tournament to kick off, we recommend you check out the .


Group stage: August 23rd–27th 
Play-offs: August 28th–30th

Prize fund:

$ 1 000 000

Main stage participants:

ua Natus Vincere
dk Astralis
se Fnatic
fr G2 Esports
eu mousesports
eu FaZe Clan
us Team Liquid
au 100 Thieves
+ 8 winners of LAN-qualifiers

LAN-qualifier participants:

fr Team Vitality
se Ninjas in Pyjamas
de BIG
us Evil Geniuses
br FURIA Esports
us Cloud9
au Renegades
cn TyLoo
fr Team Heretics
de Sprout
+ 6 teams with the highest ESL rating