ESL One Cologne teams determined
The European ESL One Cologne Finals and Indian qualifier have finished and now all sixteen participants at the $250,000 CS:GO major on August 14-17 are known.
The top eight finishers from EMS One Katowice qualified directly to ESL One Cologne, thus originally leaving eight more spots to be filled via qualifiers in Europe, Oceania and North America.
With LGB disbanding between the events, another spot was opened up for India. In the final of the Indian qualifier, Wolf were able to defeat Virtual Impact to qualify for ESL One.
After iBUYPOWER topped the North American qualifier over weaker competition and Vox Eminor survived the field in Australia, it all came down to last weekend's European Finals.
Zeus's Na`Vi survive a rough online qualifier to make it to Cologne
First two teams to book spots in the major were dAT and London Conspiracy, who upset ESG and Natus Vincere in the upper bracket quarter-finals of the European qualifier.
Next two teams to go through were the French duo of Epsilon and Titan, who overcame Copenhagen Wolves and the Finns of encore, also in the upper bracket quarter-finals.
In the lower bracket mousesports, who earlier lost to dAT, were once again upset by Copenhagen Wolves, who went onto qualify. Finally, Na`Vi bested ESG to make it to their third major.
|London Conspiracy||Epsilon||Copenhagen Wolves||Natus Vincere|
The top eight finishers from EMS One Katowice will be placed in the top seeding pools for Cologne, and should thus receive easier group draws. We do not know how this affects the Indian winner.
ESL One Cologne will take place on August 14-17 at Gamescom in Germany. HLTV.org will naturally be on-site to provide you with full coverage of the $250,000 major event.