Meet the final Challengers of ESL One Cologne!

Last weekend, the ESL studios in Burbank, California, hosted the ESL One Cologne North American qualifier, where eight teams battled it out for the last two remaining slots at the next Valve major. With so much on the line, we saw a series of incredibly exciting matches, but in the end it was Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming who emerged victorious.

Both Cloud9 and CLG showed significant dominance as they breezed through their group stages as well as the playoffs, with neither of them dropping a single match and making it clear that the last two slots at ESL One Cologne belonged to them.

The matches

Group A



Cloud9 vs. Noble Esports


Team Liquid vs. Tempo Storm


Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid


Noble Esports vs. Tempo Storm


Team Liquid vs. Tempo Storm


Group B



CLG vs. eLevate


Maximum Effort vs. Mythic


CLG vs. Mythic


eLevate vs. Maximum Effort


Mythic vs. eLevate





CLG vs. Team Liquid


eLevate vs. Cloud9


We now know all 16 teams who will be attending ESL One Cologne to compete for the next Valve major championship. The biggest CS:GO event in the world will kick off at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany, on August the 22nd - secure your ticket to be sure you don’t miss out!

If you’re unable to attend the event in person, you can still experience it in a unique way by watching the finals in your local cinema. The Esports in Cinemas project will be bringing ESL One Cologne to movie theaters around the world - grab your ticket here!

For all important information about ESL One Cologne, visit the event’s official website and follow ESL CS on Twitter.


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