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The ESL One Cologne offline qualifier survival guide

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The offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne 2016 begins tomorrow with 16 teams from around the world fighting for eight Challenger slots and the chance to compete with the Legends from Columbus for the US$1,000,000 prize pool. We’ve gathered everything you need to know about the qualifier in one place.

Key information

Schedule

Thursday, 9th of June

  • 12:30 CEST: Pre-Show
  • 13:00 CEST: Beginning of first match
    • Round one is played out, a total of eight matches played one after another
  • 22:00 CEST: estimated end of day

Friday, 10th of June

  • 12:30 CEST: Pre-Show
  • 13:00 CEST: Beginning of first match
    • Round two is played out, a total of eight matches played one after another
  • 22:00 CEST: estimated end of day

Saturday, 11th of June

  • 12:30 CEST: Pre-Show
  • 13:00 CEST: Beginning of first match
    • Round three is played out, a total of eight matches played one after another
  • 22:00 CEST: estimated end of day

Sunday, 12th of June

  • 12:30 CEST: Pre-Show
  • 13:00 CEST: Beginning of first match
    • Round four is played out, a total of six matches played one after another, followed immediately by round five with three matches
  • 23:15 CEST: estimated end of day

Teams

The following teams will face off in the qualifier:

  • EnVyUs
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • Mousesports
  • Splyce
  • Gambit Gaming
  • FlipSid3 Tactics
  • Cloud9
  • FLuffy Gangsters (CIS Minor winner)
  • Team Empire (CIS Minor runner-up)
  • TyLoo (Asia Minor winner)
  • Renegades (Asia Minor runner-up)
  • Team Dignitas (EU Minor winner)
  • HellRaisers (EU Minor runner-up)
  • OpTic Gaming (America Minor winner)
  • Tempo Storm (Americas Minor runner-up)

Broadcast team

These eight talented people will bring you all the action live from Katowice!

  • Host/Interviewer: Mitch 'UberShouts' Leslie
  • Desk host: Alex 'Machine' Richardson
  • Analyst: Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
  • Commentator: Lauren 'Pansy' Scott
  • Commentator: John 'BLU' Mullen
  • Commentator: Vincent 'Metuz' Hill
  • Commentator: Joona 'natu' Leppänen
  • Observer: Alexander 'Rushly' Rush

Social media

For all updates, highlights and results from the offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne, make sure to keep an eye on the following social media accounts:

We hope you enjoy the matches!