ESL One Cologne, World’s Largest CS:GO Tournament is now on the run which started on 20th august, 2015 and will be ending on 23rd august, 2015. The Venue this year is MMC Studios Cologne. It has been fascinating since the first day. And finally there were sixteen teams who were divided into four groups were chosen to play on the Thursday’s group stage game. Each group has two teams, one is Legendary and other one is Challengers. From these teams, only eight advanced in the quarter finals.
The first quarter final match was scheduled to begin at 4.45 am EDT. And the semi-final matches are slated for 5.45 and 9.10 am EDT on Sunday, followed by the big finals at 1 pm EDT the same day. All the actions are to follow at esl-one.com.
In the quarter finals, all the teams who we will witness to break their legs are, Team EnVyUs Vs Natus Vincere, Team Solomid Vs Team Kinguin, Virtus.Pro.CS Vs Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic Vs Luminosity Gaming. Congratulations to these teams.
We will now look forward to the semi-finals and right after that in that very day the grand finale. The prize pool this year has been declared as the first prize of $100,000, the second prize of $50,000, the 3rd and 4th prize to be $22,000, and lastly the 5th to 8th prize to be $10,000 to the winning teams accordingly.
Another interesting thing that’s been going on this year in ESL One Cologne is, for the first time, Randomized drug testing will be conducted by ESL during the competition. This move came in response to claim by former Cloud9 player Kory “Semphis” Friesen that he and his teammates were on adderall at ESL One Katowice.
Those who are sponsoring this year’s ESL One Cologne Tournament are Intel, ASUS, paysafecard, NVIDIA, HyperX, The Score – eSports, Twitch.tv, gamed!de, NEEDforSEAT and VALVe.
We look forward to the match tomorrow and good luck to all those favorite teams of the fans. Hope tp get to experience a heart stopping performance by these teams. You can watch the live matches at http://live.esl-one.com/
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