All 16 teams for ESL One Cologne have been determined following the end of the North American qualifier.
Cloud9 and CLG booked the final two spots at the Cologne major after reaching the grand final of the North American qualifier, which took place inside ESL’s esports arena, in Burbank, California.
The 16 participants will now be split into four groups, which will feature a best-of-one, double-elimination bracket format. At the end of day one of the major, all four group winners will advance to the quarter-finals, while the remaining teams will be paired against new opponents as the groups will be redrawn.
ESL One Cologne, scheduled for August 20-23, will be played at two different locations: the group matches will be held inside ESL’s Cologne arena, while the playoffs will take place at a 15,000-seater stadium to be built inside the Lanxess Arena.
In the next few days, Valve is expected to release the team stickers for the Cologne major and to unveil details about the Pick’Em Challenge, which allows players to win trophies by guessing the winners of the tournament’s matches.
Below you can find the final list of participants for ESL One Cologne:
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