The group draw for ESL One Cologne has been made, with the 16 participants having learned their fate in the tournament.
From August 20-23, ESL will host the next Valve-sponsored CS:GO major, with 16 teams from all over the world battling it out for a share of the $250,000 prize pool.
The tournament will kick off with a best-of-one, double-elimination group stage with a twist: at the end of day one, all groups will be played out in the Upper Bracket.
The four group winners will advance straight into the quarter-finals, and then the groups will be redrawn, pairing the 12 remaining sides against new opponents to determine the final teams that will make it to the playoffs.
fnatic to face Na`Vi, Titan and eBettle in the group stage
The quarter-finals, which will be played in a best-of-three, single-elimination format, will be seeded to prevent potential group stage rematches before the grand finals.
Below you can find the group draw in full:
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|