All 16 finalists ESL One Cologne in 2015 identified at the end of qualifying in North America. Cloud9 CLG and got the last 2 seats on Major from these qualifiers, which took place in ESL eSports scene in Burbank, California.
16 teams divided into 4 groups. In each group, the teams will play 1 MB-format double-elimination. At the end of the day the winners of the groups will take place in the quarter-finals and the remaining teams will play again and fight for a slot with new opponents.
ESL One Cologne 2015 is scheduled for August 20-23. Group matches will be held in the arena in Cologne ESL, and the finals will be played at the 15,000-seat stadium Lanxess Arena.
In the coming days, Valve will release new stickers with teams dedicated to unveil the details of major and Pick'Em Challenge, which allows you to win a trophy for the winner of the match prediction tournament.
Finalists ESL One Cologne 2015:
- Luminosity Gaming
- Team SoloMid
- Team Kinguin
- FlipSid3 Tactics
- Team eBettle