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Natus Vincere will defend their crown at ESL One Cologne 2019

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ESL One Cologne champions Natus Vincere will return to the cathedral of Counter-Strike in 2019 and become the first confirmed invite for the esports highlight of the summer.

Currently ranked 4th in the ESL CS:GO World Ranking, NaVi are looking to replicate last season’s performance in Cologne, where they took down heavily-favored Astralis in the semifinals before defeating local heroes BIG in the Grand Final.

Star player S1mple was recently named the best in the world by highly-respected CS:GO specialist publication HLTV.org, which means the Ukranian will be out to keep up his reputation at the highest competitive level, especially on the main stage at the Lanxess Arena.

Teammates Edward, flamie, electronic and Zeus complete a roster that remains unchanged since 2017 and will look to lift the ESL One trophy once again in front of thousands of screaming fans.

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