Today, ESL presented to the public a detailed schedule of the upcoming ESL One Cologne, which will start a week later on August 20. The tournament will bring together 16 teams from around the world. They will fight for the champion's trophy and prize money of $ 250 000 dollars!
On the first day of the tournament, we will see all the opposition in the group stage matches except the bottom of the grid. Four winners of the four groups immediately get straight slots in the quarterfinal playoffs stage, and the remaining 4 slots will be determined between the 12 participants, pairs of which are randomly changed for the small finals losers.
Every match of the group stage will be played in a very awkward format - best-of-one, but the playoffs will begin with the confrontation of two wins (best-of-3). Teams will play in the system Single Elimination, and will be divided into pairs so that one match played teams from the same group.
Below you can see the full schedule of the tournament.