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ESL One Cologne 2020 Online – Streams, Schedule and more

It is once more time for the ESL One Cologne, one of the most prestigious titles in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Although the pandemic forced it to transition to an online regional tournament, it remains a premier tournament. Here is everything you need to know.

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In order to facilitate online play the teams were split into the regions Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. Last year’s champion Team Liquid will aim to defend their title in the NA region, while the current best team in the world, BIG has to fend off the onslaught of European top teams like G2 Esports, Natus Vincere, Team Vitality, Astralis among many others in EU.

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ESL has reduced the prize pool from one million Dollar down to $500,000, but promised to shift the remainder towards next year’s IEM Katowice 2021 and ESL One Cologne 2021.

The European region will fight over $325,000 while NA competes for $135,000.

If you have bought tickets for the ESL One Cologne 2020, they will remain valid for next year’s event. You can also still apply for refunds until the end of 2020.


ESL will broadcast the games live on their Twitch channels:
Main Stream:

Secondary Stream:


Group phase: 18.08. – 26.08.

Matchdays will start at 15:00 CEST for EU in NA games will begin at 22:00 CEST | 16:00 EDT

Playoffs 27.08 – 30.08 

Playoffs in EU will start on 15:00 CEST, the NA matches will start at 16;00 EDT.


More information can be found on the offical website:
ESL One Cologne 2020 Online

Overview of the participating teams


  • Astralis (ESL Pro Tour Rank #1)
  • Fnatic (ESL Pro Tour Rank #2)
  • Natus Vincere (ESL Pro Tour Rank #3)
  • G2 Esports (ESL Pro Tour Rank #4)
  • mousesports (ESL Pro Tour Rank #6)
  • FaZe Clan (ESL Pro Tour Rank #8)
  • Team Vitality (ESL Pro Tour Rank #9)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (ESL Pro Tour Rank #12)
  • BIG (ESL Pro Tour Rank #15)
  • Sprout (ESL Meisterschaft)
  • Team Heretics (EPEC Champion)
  • Complexity Gaming (ESL World Ranking)
  • OG Esports (ESL World Ranking)
  • Heroic (ESL World Ranking)
  • MAD Lions (ESL World Ranking)
  • MIBR (ESL World Ranking)

North America:

  • Team Liquid (ESL Pro Tour Rank #5)
  • 100 Thieves (ESL Pro Tour Rank #7)
  • Evil Geniuses (ESL Pro Tour Rank #10)
  • FURIA Esports (ESL Pro Tour Rank #11)
  • Cloud9 (ESL Pro Tour Rank #14)
  • Gen.G Esports (ESL World Ranking)
  • Triumph (ESL World Ranking)
  • Chaos Esports Club (ESL World Ranking)


  • Renegades (ESL Pro Tour Rank #13)
  • ORDER (ESL World Ranking)
  • Avant Gaming (ESL World Ranking)
  • Chiefs eSports Club (ESL World Ranking)


  • TYLOO (ESL Pro Tour Rank #18)
  • ViCi Gaming (ESL World Ranking)
  • Invictus Gaming (ESL World Ranking)
  • Beyond Esports (ESL World Ranking)

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