The ESL One: Cologne 2017 is happening in early July, from Friday, 07/07, to Sunday, 07/09. Organized by ESL, this tournament series can be considered a tradition at this point and the participating teams are going to compete for a prizepool of $250,000. As one of the last tournaments happening before the PGL Major in Kraków the teams are going to present themselves in their absolute best form. There are 16 total slots for teams, 12 of those are going to be filled by invited teams. This leaves 4 spots up for grabs which are decided by qualifiers. There is a spot for a team from China and NA and two slots for teams from Europe. ESL One Cologne 2017 will be using the ‘swiss format', with 5 rounds. The location of the ESL One is the name-giving city Cologne in Germany, to be precise the Lanxess-Arena in Cologne.
ESL One Cologne 2017 CS:GO – Facts
- Date: 07/04/2017 – 07/09/2017
- Location: Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Germany.
- Prizepool: $250,000
- Number of Teams: 16
- 12 invited Teams
- 4 Teams decided by the qualifiers
- Organizer: ESL
- Bets and Odds available
Schedule and Results – ESL One Cologne 2017
Quarterfinals #1: Natus Vincere vs. G2 Esports 2 : 0
Start: 7th of July, 10:00 CET / 3:00 AM EST / 1:00 AM PDT
Quarterfinals #2: Ninja in Pyjamas vs. Cloud9 1 : 2
Start: 7th of July, 13:50 CET / 6:50 AM EST / 4:50 AM PDT
Quarterfinals #3: FaZe Clan vs. Team Liquid 2 : 0
Start: 7th of July, 17:40 CET / 10:40 AM EST / 8:40 AM PDT
Quarterfinals #4: OpTic Gaming vs. SK Gaming 1 : 2
Start: 7th of July, 21:30 CET / 2:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PDT
Semifinals #1: Natus Vincere vs. Cloud9 0 : 2
Start: 8th of July, 16:00 CET / 9:00 AM EST / 7:00 AM PDT
Semifinals #2: FaZe Clan vs. SK Gaming 0 : 2
Start: 8th of July, 19:50 CET / 12:50 PM EST / 10:50 AM PDT
Grandfinale: Cloud9 vs. SK Gaming 0 : 3
Start: 9th of July, 16:00 CET / 9:00 AM EST / 7:00 AM PDT
You already know who will win?
Swiss Group ESL One Cologne 2017
|CS:GO – ESL Cologne 2017
|Team||Matches||Rounds||Rnd. Diff||Rnd 1||Rnd 2||Rnd 3||Rnd 4||Rnd 5|
|1||Team Liquid||3 – 0
||51 – 27||+24|
|1|| Ninja in Pyjamas
||3 – 0||48 – 28||+20|
|3||Natus Vincere||3 – 1
||73 – 61||+12|
|3||G2 Esports||3 – 1
||54 – 43||+11|
|3|| OpTic Gaming
||3 – 1
||53 – 44||+9|
|6||SK Gaming||3 – 2
||73 – 57||+16|
|6||Cloud9||3 – 2
||98 – 90||+8|
|6||FaZe Clan||3 – 2
||70 – 65||+5|
|9||Fnatic||2 – 3
||61 – 57||+4|
|9||North||2 – 3
||58 – 68||-10|
|9||mousesports||2 – 3
||66 – 77||-11|
|12||Heroic||1 – 3
||50 – 57||-7|
|12||Immortals||1 – 3
||49 – 63||-14|
|12||Space Soldiers||1 – 3
||37 – 62||-25|
|15||Virtus.pro||0 – 3
||30 – 48||-18|
|15||Tyloo||0 – 3
||20 – 48||-24|
Format ESL One Cologne 2017 CS:GO
ESL One Cologne 2017 will be using the ‘swiss format' which, for the CS:GO tournament it have 5 rounds. In the swiss tournament, each team does not play every other team like in the round-robin. The teams will face other teams in each round and are paired using a set of rules designed to ensure that each competitor plays other teams with a similar running score. 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs, while the 8 remaining teams will be eliminated from the tournament.
Teams and Players of ESL Cologne 2017
- Cloud9: n0thing, shroud, Skadoodle, Stewie2k, autimatic.
- FaZe Clan: rain, allu, kioShiMa, karrigan, NiKo.
- Fnatic: olofmeister, dennis, KRiMZ, flusha, JW.
- G2 Esports: shox, bodyy, NBK, kennyS, apEX.
- Immortals: HEN1, LUCAS1, boltz, steel, fnx.
- mousesports: chrisj, denis, oksar, loWel, ropz.
- Natus Vincere: seized, GuardiaN, Edward, flamie, s1mple.
- Ninja in Pyjamas: f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, friberg, draken.
- SK Gaming: FalleN, fer, coldzera, TACO, felps.
- Virtus.pro: TaZ, NEO, pasha, Snax, byali.
- North: MSL, k0nfig, cajunb, Magisk, aizy, ruggah.
- OpTic Gaming: NAF, RUSH, mixwell, tarik, jasonR.
- Tyloo: Mo, DD, somebody, HZ, BnTeT.
Qualifier North America
- Team Liquid: nitr0, EliGE, jdm64, stanislaw, Twistzz.
- Heroic: MODDII, Snappi, niko, JUGi, TBD.
- Space Soldiers: XANTARES, DESPE, paz, MAJ3R, Calyx.
Betting Odds – ESL One Cologne
With all the participating teams know, the big esports betting sites have started to release their betting odds. As expected FaZe, G2 and SK Gaming are the favorites according to the CS:GO betting sites. For more information regarding the different bets and odds for the ESL One Cologne read here. The question that remains is if they can fulfill their roles as favorites or if less hyped team can swoop in and snatch the tournament win. If you are unsure how to bet on CS:GO, click here.
Here you can watch the ESL One Cologne 2017 in CS:GO on the english broadcast.