Less than two months left before the second major-tournament CS: GO with a prize fund of one million dollars - ESL One Cologne in 2016, about which we know almost everything. But about LAN-qualification until now did not have any information other than the list of participants.
However, a couple of hours ago Electronic Sports League (ESL), the organizers of the tournament, finally provided us with some information. Thus, it became known that the LAN-qualifying for the ESL One Cologne 2016 will be held in less than a month - from 9 to 12 June, the most in the ESL studio in Katowice, Poland. There are 16 teams will compete for the eight slots in above the German city of Cologne.
It is worth mentioning that half of the participants received their slots immediately after MLG Columbus, taking 9 to 16 place. The other half - it teams ranked first and second place in regional qualifying, which ended only in three of the four regions. Holders of the last two slots of the American region are unknown until now. It is there that is currently undergoing a struggle for participation in the LAN-qualifying for the ESL One Cologne. Winners of the American minor-tournament we know only at the end of this week.
and a lot of our guys Among the groups: direct invitation immediately got Flipsid3 Tactics and Gambit Gaming, two more staff apparently got on LAN-qualification through the minor-regional tournaments. We are talking about FLuffy Gangsters and Team Empire. Also participating will HellRaisers, Team Dignitas, Cloud 9, FaZe Clan and many other well-known groups. The complete list can be found below.
List LAN-qualifying participants for ESL One Cologne:
-The First place in the American minor-tournament
-Second Place in the American minor-tournament
As for the main stage in Cologne, Germany, it will be held from 5 to July 10, in his native Cologne has to step Lanxess Arena. Eight teams, ranked from first to eighth place at MLG Columbus, and the top eight from the LAN-qualifications will compete for a prize pool of one million dollars, half of which the holder will get the first place.