Recently we completed all qualifying for the main event of the summer in the discipline of CS: GO - ESL One Cologne. And today, the organizers announced the distribution of teams into groups. Himself event will be held August 20-23 in Cologne, Germany, and gather within its walls the 16 best teams from around the world.
ESL One Cologne will be another major-tournament, which will be supported by Valve. This means that the prize pool of $ 250 000. As a result of this last tournament - ESL One Katowice, 8 teams received a direct invitation to Cologne, because getting into the top eight. The remaining eight determined by off-qualifications, which were held in Europe, North America and Asia.
It should be noted that the CIS scene will represent only 2 team - Natus Vincere and FlipSid3 Tactics. The first received a direct invitation to the final part, and the second produced by a European qualification slot.
Also, do not forget the presence of Polish squads Virtus.pro, which got very tough opponents. Preview of the upcoming tournament with groups possible.