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Meet the full lineup of Legends and Challengers heading to ESL One Cologne!

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With all of the regional qualifiers now concluded, we are happy to present the full lineup of teams traveling to Cologne for ESL One. ESL One Cologne is the next Valve major and the world’s biggest CS:GO event, where a total of 16 teams will clash at the LANXESS Arena to battle it out for the next ESL One championship and their share of a US$250,000 prize pool.

The Legends

Eight out of the sixteen participating teams have received direct invitations to the tournament, having proved themselves at previous Valve major ESL One Katowice 2015.

These teams are as follows:

  • Fnatic, winners of ESL One Katowice 2015
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas, reigning ESL One Cologne champions
  • Virtus.pro
  • mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
  • TEAM ENVYUS
  • Team SoloMid
  • Luminosity (formerly Keyd Stars)

The Challengers

In order to determine the eight Challenger teams, three regional qualifiers took place - one Asian, one European and one North American. Many teams tried to secure a slot at the next Valve major, but only the very best were capable of doing so.

The final Challenger team lineup is as follows:

  • Titan (EU)
  • Team Kinguin (EU)
  • Team eBettle (EU)
  • Flipsid3 Tactics (EU)
  • Renegades (AS)
  • Team Immunity (AS)
  • Cloud9 (NA)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (NA)

See them all in Cologne!

The sixteen best teams from around the world will soon travel to Cologne, Germany, to clash at the LANXESS Arena in the greatest CS:GO event the world has ever seen. This is your chance to experience some top-notch CS:GO up close and personal - don’t miss out and secure your ticket today!

If you are unable to join us live the LANXESS Arena, you also have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch the ESL One Cologne finals on the big screen at your local movie theater! Esports in Cinemas is bringing ESL One to cinemas across the globe - find your nearest participating venue and grab your ticket here!

For all the latest updates about ESL One Cologne before, during and after the event, visit the event’s official website and follow ESL CS on Twitter.