ESL announced the first participants at the ESL One Cologne 2017, they were SK Gaming, as they won the last ESL One and the home team - Virtus.Pro and now they top the list of participants.
Recall that recently ESL and ESEA signed new rules regarding VAC-bans from professional players and this rule will work in this tournament. It is rumored that this rule was introduced after refusal to give the ESL One Cologne 2017 tournament a major status and the organizers decided to take revenge in this way Valve /
The ESL One itself will be held in July, the play-off stage will be held at LANXESS Arena on July 7-9. 16 teams will participate in the tournament itself, of which 12 will receive a direct invitation from the organizers, and 4 will qualify for the tournament.
List of teams that will participate in this tournament: SK, Virtus.Pro.