ESL One Cologne 2015 was the biggest Counter-Strike event to date. Also a Valve major, it saw the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams clash at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany for the all-important championship title as well as their share of a massive US$250,000 prize pool. Here we’ve collected some of our best ESL One Cologne coverage - what was your favorite moment?
The Road to Cologne series
This article series shone a spotlight on ESL One Cologne 2015’s participating regions and teams in the leadup to the event. Looking at the past, present and potential futures of all competitors from challengers to legends, we could but guess at what would actually go down in Cologne.
- Road to Cologne: checking out the European ESL One Cologne challengers
- Road to Cologne: Australia’s long journey to ESL One
- Road to Cologne: North America sets its sights on a major breakthrough
- Road to Cologne: legendary teams on the quest for immortality
Interviews and predictions
Players and personalities can offer exclusive insight into how events might unfold. ESL One Cologne was no different, and so we took the opportunity to speak with the commentators as well as Happy of Team EnVyUs to see what they thought of the teams’ chances.
- "This major will probably be the most competitive to date": Joe Miller and Deman share their ESL One Cologne 2015 predictions
- "The tournament couldn't be more cutthroat": Jason Kaplan, Machine and Pansy talk ESL One Cologne 2015
- "Something had to happen or the team would have just melted": an interview with Team EnVyUs’s Happy
As well as preceding the event with a handy survival guide, we also produced daily recaps of all the CS:GO action during both the group stage and the main event at the LANXESS Arena - you can find all of them below.
- Big favorites prevail on the first day of the ESL One Cologne group stage
- The remaining ESL One Cologne playoff slots have been secured!
- First day of the ESL One Cologne playoffs brings incredible matches, tons of emotions and the very best of CS:GO
- The ESL One Cologne 2015 champions have been crowned!
ESL One Cologne 2015 was a huge event, resulting in some truly legendary moments both on and offstage. Below you can relive some of the best as well as check out some of the events incredible numbers.
- Relive some of ESL One Cologne 2015's biggest moments
- ESL One Cologne 2015 the world's biggest and most watched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event to date!
If you missed - or want to relive - any of the action, be sure to check out the VODs on the ESL YouTube channel and all the fantastic photos of the event on our Flickr.
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