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ESL One Cologne 2020 Completed

ESL One Cologne 2020

Aug 18, 2020Aug 30, 2020

One of the most iconic tournaments of all time, ESL One Cologne, is on its way once again. All of the top teams will attend this event that will take place in late august.

Unfortunately, it will be played from the comfort of the players own homes, and not in the famous Lanxess Arena, due to Covid-19. This means that all the great teams will still be participating, but divided into 4 regions (Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania)

But no matter what, the prestige that comes with winning a tournament such as ESL One Cologne, together with a prize pool of 1 million USD, will make this a very interesting tournament to follow.

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ESL One Cologne 2020 is being held in Germany Germany

Prize pool


Highlighted players

We have selected five players that you should look out for in ESL One Cologne 2020 - because they are on the rise or is the best players right now. Use the information with common sense and don't use our subjective assessment in games or betting if you do not agree.

KRIMZ is an absolute legend when it comes to big tournaments. He will always come in clutch for his team, and he can easily get over 30 frags in 1 game, so he could be crucial for Fnatic's success in this tournament.

s1mple and electronic is one of the most lethal duos you can find in Counter-Strike right now. These two players could single-handedly carry NAVI to a victory here at ESL Cologne 2020.

ropz is still a young talent in the mousesports roster, and even though mousesports have had some mediocre performances in the last couple of months, this guy could easily turn things around for mousesports.

Magisk is still an insanely good player for Astralis, despite the team making several roster changes. So watch out for Magisk at ESL Cologne 2020!

Tournament format

The European and North American will feature a group stage and playoffs, where Asia and Oceania only features the playoff stage.

Group Stage

  • 2 groups battle according to the format Double-Elimination, seeded using the ESL Pro Tour Rankings.
  • The 4(EU)/ 2(NA) teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • All matches are BO3


  • The remaining teams play according to the format Single-Elimination
  • All matches are BO3

The final is a BO5 match