ESL One Cologne 2017 - First round matches announced

Posted by Peggy "Moirai" Forde at 27 June 2017 19:23

The sixteen teams will be competing to take home part of the $250,000 prize pool in one of the most well-known tournaments in CS:GO.

ESL officially announced the Round One matches for ESL One Cologne 2017, which will take place July 7-9. These preliminary matches will take place July 4 and will decide who will make it to the LAN playoffs in Cologne, Germany. There will be two streams running live for these first matches. Seeding was decided via CS:GO Global Ranking standings. The Group Stages will be played under the Swiss System rules.

The schedule for the first matches of ESL One Cologne 2017 are:

Main Stream
12:00 CEST / 06:00 EDT - Europe mousesports vs. Sweden Fnatic
13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT - Brazil Immortals vs. Poland
14:30 CEST / 08:30 EDT - Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas vs.United States Cloud9
15:45 CEST / 09:45 EDT - CIS Natus Vincere vs. United States Team Liquid

12:00 CEST / 06:00 EDT - Europe FaZe Clan vs. Heroic
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14:30 CEST / 08:30 EDT - China TyLoo vs. France G2 Esports
15:45 CEST / 09:45 EDT - Denmark North vs. United States OpTic Gaming

When the dust settles on July 9, only one team will be able to claim the title of Grand Champion and have a head start in the Intel Grand Slam challenge. If the champions can claim victory on three other qualifying Premiers, then that team will take home a $1,000,000 bonus along with all previous tournament earnings.

The competition doesn’t stop in the arena, however; after the tournament, Virtus.Pro and SK Gaming will face off in a football (or, for you Americans, soccer) match at RheinEnergieSTADION, the home of FC Köln. The game will take place on Monday, July 10 at 19:00 CEST, and those with Premium or Plus tickets to ESL One Cologne will be granted free admission to the pitch.

Image courtesy of ESL




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