Last ESL One Cologne Challenger teams to be determined in this weekend’s North American qualifier!

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Both the Asian and European Challenger teams for ESL One Cologne have already been determined. Now it is time for the final qualifier, during which the two remaining slots will be filled by North American teams. The winners will join some of the world’s best teams in Cologne to battle it out for the next ESL One championship as well as a Valve major victory.

The groups

A total of eight teams will be traveling to the ESL studios in Burbank, California, to fight for the two available slots at ESL One Cologne in a double elimination format. Four of these teams received direct invitations to the qualifier, with the other four having reserved their spots through an open online qualifier.

The groups for the North American qualifier are as follows:

Group A

Group B


Counter Logic Gaming

Team Liquid

Luminosity Gaming

Tempo Storm


Noble Esports



With slots at the next Valve major - and the biggest CS:GO event the world has ever seen - on the line, we can expect plenty of exciting matches. Will Cloud9 continue their winning streak and travel to Cologne to once again join the battle for the major title? Find out by tuning in here on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of August at 18:45 CEST!

To stay informed about ESL One Cologne, make sure to visit the event’s official website and follow ESL Counter-Strike on Twitter!