ESL One Cologne with $250,000

MIRAA
February 19th, 2015 17:43

ESL has announced that it will host a CS:GO tournament in Cologne with $250,000 in cash prizes.

The event will take place from August 22-23 at a 15,000-seater stadium to be built inside the Lanxess Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena that is used by the VfL Gummersbach handball club and the Kölner Haie ice hockey club.

It is the second largest multifunctional arena in Europe, which will make it, in ESL's words, the "world's largest CS:GO event".


Lanxess Arena to stage CS:GO event

ESL One Cologne 2015 will be the fourth $250,000 CS:GO tournament hosted by ESL in just two years, but it will be the first time that the prize pool will be provided directly by the German organisation, without the support of the community.

This is a testament to ESL's commitment to continuing to contribute to the development of competitive CS:GO, claims Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL.

“We had the honour of hosting two US$250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments last year as part of the ESL One esports tour, and this year we plan on stepping it up," Schulze said.

"ESL One Cologne is going to be the largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event in the world. Taking place in the biggest indoor arena in Germany, we’re sure it’ll be a massive hit for fans from all over."

Details about the qualifying process for ESL One Cologne have not yet been released, but it has been confirmed that the tournament will continue to feature 16 teams.

Tickets to ESL One Cologne will be available for purchase on February 23 on Eventim and all associated ticketing agencies in Germany.

#1
CIS Ume 
Really nice! go Fnatic!
2015-02-19 17:43
nip
2015-02-19 17:44
well im with u on that one!
2015-02-19 18:38
go stronk
2015-02-19 19:10
#387
North America r00 
we need a $500,000 prize purse major. It will provide incentive for new players to pick up the game as cs:go grows and continues to be the #1 fps game. Valve is easily making their money back when investing in these tournaments, it's time they give back to the community without expecting a return in profit.
2015-02-20 04:24
no profit no game #ValveLogic
2015-02-20 12:06
#you're fucking dumb
2015-02-21 07:25
why is he dumb? because he sees the truth?
2015-02-21 19:14
They both expect a company that employees hundreds of people to not make any profit? If there were no profit, there would be no cs.
2015-02-21 23:39
no one said the shouldn't make any profit. in fact they make millions each month only from micro transactions in cs:go. it's about giving back to the community. they won't go bankrupt if they increase the prize pool, in fact, financially, they won't event notice the difference but for community would mean a lot those few extra hundred thousand dollars.
2015-03-06 16:26
Virtus.pro :v
2015-02-19 19:43
vox eminor :3
2015-02-20 01:55
+1
2015-02-20 04:11
VOX
2015-02-20 04:33
Vox don't sleep anymore, they just play cs:go
2015-02-21 07:26
+1
2015-02-19 22:08
+1
2015-02-19 17:49
Flipsid3 forever
2015-02-20 17:02
Go ibp!
2015-02-20 18:58
#2
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
eyy Imao so maybe 500K? PogChamp
2015-02-19 17:44
Kreygasm
2015-02-19 17:45
4Head
2015-02-19 17:51
yo
2015-02-19 17:44
NOICE
2015-02-19 17:44
juju
2015-02-19 17:44
Kreygasm
2015-02-19 17:44
YES!!!
2015-02-19 17:44
Sweet!
2015-02-19 17:44
ezpz
2015-02-19 17:44
n1
2015-02-19 17:44
GG
2015-02-19 17:44
#14
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Austria gex0r 
wow i wonder who the sponsors will be without volvo
2015-02-19 17:44
#25
Mexico hu5h 
kqly.co
2015-02-19 17:44
#264
Germany qBY 
You you even read bruh? :D It is fully sponsored by ESL. It is great to see stadiums get filled with cs.go fans. Maybe one day there will also be a "The International" with 10 mio prize money. (: Gaben never has enough though. : /
2015-02-19 18:58
Volvo wheres ur money brah?
2015-02-20 01:58
maybe motar2k :D
2015-02-20 09:23
expected ???? this is old news
2015-02-19 17:44
#36
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Denmark jjh 
how is this old?
2015-02-19 17:45
they posted a trailer video. it said big anouncment to come blabla with an AK, so we know its csgo, it had an esl one logo and it said summer 2015. pretty obv what was gonna happen, only thing surprising so far is w/o valve that means valve kinda has to step it up to be THE tournament (in terms of prices that is) oh yeah the big thing is: Its in an actual handball area with around 25k seats or smth)
2015-02-19 17:54
The event will take place from August 22-23 at a 15,000-seater stadium to be built inside the Lanxess Arena
2015-02-19 23:12
oh yeah dude u know i wrote that before there was an article here. it just read "more to follow" :)
2015-02-19 23:29
First
2015-02-19 17:44
THANKS ANGELA MERKEL I LOVE YOU
2015-02-19 17:44
too late, her heart belongs to putin..
2015-02-19 17:54
ayyyyyyyy lmao
2015-02-20 10:02
Läuft! Gamescom? Wasnt it there?
2015-02-19 17:44
#52
Germany jojA 
Lanxess arena, 20k seats
2015-02-19 17:47
Thanks!
2015-02-19 17:47
#81
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Austria db42 
sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh
2015-02-19 17:49
noice
2015-02-19 17:44
EXPECTED
2015-02-19 17:44
No Valve support? So no gotv? :/
2015-02-19 17:49
Does ESL not give out GOTV ip?
2015-02-19 18:21
maybe they will secure valve support in the technical part but not financial part or smth idk
2015-02-19 18:32
#22
AdreN | 
Hungary southh 
LOL
2015-02-19 17:44
Wuoat
2015-02-19 17:44
n1
2015-02-19 17:44
n2
2015-02-19 17:44
easy money easy life
2015-02-19 17:44
#28
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Germany Lifant 
I wanan go there :c
2015-02-19 17:44
me too :c
2015-02-19 18:59
ill travel
2015-02-19 21:11
#364
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United States L0MAA 
They better invite a German team this time
2015-02-19 22:15
without valve's support w0w I thank Merkel
2015-02-19 17:46
250000? weak as fuck disappointing
2015-02-19 17:45
"without valve's support"
2015-02-19 17:45
So why not include Valve's support and increase the prize even more?
2015-02-19 18:54
Not exactly ESLs decision. Might be Valve wanna give the summer tourney to someone else, since ESL already has the spring one. Or maybe they will still get behind this.
2015-02-19 19:39
#316
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United States netsirt 
They're mad at all the throws for skins lul. Valve no want to give money to throws
2015-02-19 20:07
Out of ESL's pocket, buddy
2015-02-19 18:01
Rip. Without the Volvo moohla
2015-02-19 18:04
Without Valve support ? So, banned people will be able to play it?
2015-02-19 17:45
#40
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Russia 50bombs 
sry no kukli
2015-02-19 17:45
#43
AdreN | 
Hungary southh 
no? esl banned them as well
2015-02-19 17:46
they did?
2015-02-19 17:48
As far as I know, ESEA, FACEIT and CEVO banned throwers, and esl didnt (well we didnt have news about it)
2015-02-19 17:48
#117
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Austria db42 
esl.eu/de/player/5346608/ isnt banned so potentially they could qualify, doubt its gonna happen though
2015-02-19 17:56
2015-02-19 23:17
NICE
2015-02-19 17:45
YEEEEES
2015-02-19 17:45
expected
2015-02-19 17:45
#35
Poland khyx 
n1
2015-02-19 17:45
#39
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Romania Cuntstantin 
no cobblestone yay
2015-02-19 17:45
yeeeey
2015-02-19 17:46
yay, more ugly stickers and great matches
2015-02-19 17:46
#67
AdreN | 
Hungary southh 
without valve support=no sticker
2015-02-19 17:48
#89
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Austria db42 
valve could still support it with their own cause, we dont know yet. I.e bigger prizepool n shit.
2015-02-19 17:51
That means banned throwers can play -.-
2015-02-19 17:46
no they've got esl bans as well
2015-02-19 17:48
They are not esl banned, only ESEA,CEVO and Faceit
2015-02-19 18:03
hype
2015-02-19 17:46
#46
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Denmark jjh 
without valve support there will be no sticker money, so its kinda not that huge.
2015-02-19 17:46
Maybe a major by Valve around the same time by a different organizer? Or maybe csgo is at the Int.....no, cant be.
2015-02-19 17:49
#85
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Denmark jjh 
yeah, i was also thinking that may be Valve is planning something real huge for the second part of the year.
2015-02-19 17:49
Go 500k with valve support !
2015-02-19 17:46
would it make a difference?
2015-02-19 18:56
Yes
2015-02-19 19:02
So esl one is not a major now?
2015-02-19 17:46
#96
Hungary EM* 
esl one katowice... :)
2015-02-19 17:51
Why wouldn't it be?
2015-02-19 18:16
Majors are valve sponsored
2015-02-19 18:42
eh no
2015-02-19 18:46
Yes
2015-02-19 18:47
That is not the definition of a major. CS majors have been around for over a decade, long before Valve funded tournaments. In GO it's so far only been Valve funded tournaments because no one else has been remotely close to their level, but this will obviously not be the case forever.
2015-02-19 18:55
So who decide what is a major? If me and my 3 friends gather at my house and play matchmaking for an evening, can we call it a major?
2015-02-19 19:08
high prize pool = major
2015-02-19 19:59
Got it, esea leauge is a major now.
2015-02-19 20:01
We're talking about single events obviously. If ESEA give away 100K or more in one LAN tournament then yes, it should be called a major (imo).
2015-02-19 20:11
dont they do 600-700.000 this year? so this would actually be 3 majors. but idk
2015-02-19 22:01
But over all seasons... Not as ONE prize for one tournement
2015-02-20 23:41
3-day LAN events, with lots of money as the prize and top team attendings from around the world.
2015-02-19 20:17
nope
2015-02-20 00:05
with valve support will be 500.000??
2015-02-19 17:46
poor S1mple :D
2015-02-19 17:46
Nice. Wonder where Valve's money is gonna go..........
2015-02-19 17:47
#54
Lithuania rmss 
expected
2015-02-19 17:47
#55
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Russia r4jkkYNWA 
N E E D M O R E $
2015-02-19 17:47
#56
Canada pokz 
srsly i dont understand how lol and dota 2 can have more support from their developers than cs
2015-02-19 17:47
csgo has way more support from the developers then dota 2.
2015-02-19 20:46
ya sure.. the international 10 millions$$ prizepool
2015-02-19 21:08
How is 1 sponsored tournament per year a better support? And btw the 10 million mark is not Valves doing - its the community directly supporting their favorite teams by purchasing The Compendium.
2015-02-19 21:16
but 1.6 million dollars is the default prize pool for dota 2 by valve, since the international 1 when there was no compendium. last year valve sponsored 3 cs majors of 250k = 750k, so... valve gives WAY more support to dota 2.
2015-02-19 23:15
Best tournament in cs !
2015-02-19 17:47
:OOOO
2015-02-19 17:47
#59
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
get fukt valve
2015-02-19 17:47
#61
Germany Dok1 
That means....where are the $250,000 for that major heading? Which event will be the major that replaces it?
2015-02-19 17:47
gabe needs a new aquarium
2015-02-19 18:49
no volvo money? hmm
2015-02-19 17:47
#64
jenko | 
Syria logziii 
NA RETURN, AZK, SWAG,HIKO SKA AND DAZED TO THIS EVENT
2015-02-19 17:48
#65
Italy One. 
yeeey
2015-02-19 17:48
And this is said to take place in the Lanxess Arena with around 20k visitors for 2days <3
2015-02-19 17:48
That is awesome.
2015-02-19 17:48
#93
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Chile dEaux 
+1
2015-02-19 17:51
Hope you're saving your "Are you kidding me?!" for something bigger :)
2015-02-19 18:01
I think people are missing the point here. Yes this is without Valve support, but if they aren't supporting this one, then they must be throwing that 250,000 towards something bigger/better I assume.
2015-02-19 17:48
#87
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
my money is on MLG in NA
2015-02-19 17:50
This. Best organised LAN event after Majors
2015-02-19 18:04
#198
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Europe Dan Zero 
Yeah, I have to say ESL ONE Cologne was the best organised LAN and right after is MLG Aspen. (I know you said after Majors but I would put it infront of Katowice or Dreamhack because they had more delays and stuff)
2015-02-19 18:22
Katowice was also better than Dreamhack but MLG was a whole new level. Credits to Corey Dunn
2015-02-20 09:59
n1 read
2015-02-19 17:48
500 000 with volvo support???????
2015-02-19 17:48
#76
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
n1 one esl
2015-02-19 17:55
first
2015-02-19 17:49
nice man, gl KaBuM.TD
2015-02-19 17:49
I hope not a shitty bo1 groupstage (4 teams) and single eliminiation playoffs. Oh well its ESL you never know ;-)
2015-02-19 17:49
FANTASTIC NEWS VALVE! You're doing a great job !
2015-02-19 17:49
#251
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Sweden Snipatore 
It's not valve sponsored, its only esl
2015-02-19 18:52
valve will still more than likely be supporting 3 events this year. just means esl cologne isn't one of them.
2015-02-19 17:49
mlg major?
2015-02-19 17:52
NA home turf. Can we win a Major? Prob not but at least get semis!
2015-02-19 18:07
#83
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Spain akproxx 
this time around without Valve's support. damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
2015-02-19 17:49
20,000 spectator seats, wtf...
2015-02-19 17:49
omfg.. its me or this year pro players will be millionairs ?
2015-02-19 17:50
#90
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
n1
2015-02-19 17:51
nice
2015-02-19 17:51
so this means no stickers probably
2015-02-19 17:51
With valve support = S H I T :/
2015-02-19 17:51
so no drops or stickers? sad
2015-02-19 17:52
source: express.de/koeln/-esl-one-cologne--weltg.. Its in german tho, but the information parts are pretty easy to understand
2015-02-19 17:52
I have been critical of ESL in the past for reaping all the benefits of hosting such huge CSGO tournaments without risking anything (valve funds them), but this is definitely a step in correct direction. 10/10 would press F again.
2015-02-19 17:53
#108
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
F
2015-02-19 17:54
#171
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Europe midi 
"press F" is like paying respects or smthing?
2015-02-19 18:13
No, F is for inspect weapon.
2015-02-19 18:18
lmao take a bow son ahah
2015-02-19 21:32
n1
2015-02-19 17:52
OH MY GOD
2015-02-19 17:53
Very nice to have this without valve's support
2015-02-19 17:54
I hope there still are stickers etc and that it works like previous majors :) gg
2015-02-19 17:54
amazing either this means $500K WITH valves support or that organizations are starting to really thrive
2015-02-19 17:55
With or without valve, the more 250 grand events, the better it is for us, f yeh. Just look at the increase in prize money in other tournaments as well, this sure is gettin somewhere huge.
2015-02-19 17:55
#115
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
spectacular
2015-02-19 17:55
#116
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Other MAL3 
maybe valve's plannin something bigger for the summer <3
2015-02-19 17:55
Why no valve support?
2015-02-19 17:56
because esl hates cobblestone and overpass
2015-02-19 18:52
Yet again... only 250k, seems like next year VALVe might be the one starting to host a major tournament themselves.
2015-02-19 17:56
it's not valve sponsored
2015-02-19 18:00
every major with 250k price pool up till now was funded by valve, so how would they start next year if they already started 2 years ago with deamhack winter?
2015-02-19 18:26
They aren't upping the prizepool for shit which means that if they would ever do that, that would have to be their own tournament.
2015-02-19 21:55
How is 250k is not enough for you people? haha. Playing a video game and getting more money than a real job sin't enough? It is a lot of money bro. I've seen that much in real life and it's pretty MAJOR.
2015-02-19 18:33
Considering the amount of money they earn should pay for atleast 500k majors. Sure 250k is a lot but not that much now come on...
2015-02-19 21:56
Not that much :D. You can buy 2 Aston Martin Vantages for around 200k and a 2015 Mercedes E-Class for the last 50k. I Think that is quite a lot of cash, bro.
2015-02-20 23:59
Compare it to other games in eSports and think about the fact how much VALVe are currently profiting.
2015-02-21 12:39
It's not your business how much they profit though;). They do what they want pf.
2015-02-21 15:52
Without valve support. FUCK YOU VOLVO STEALING MONEY
2015-02-19 17:56
Rip drops and pick em challenge. I will watch only the finals.. not worth it.
2015-02-19 17:58
Nice. But i hoped it will be at gamescom.
2015-02-19 17:58
n1
2015-02-19 17:59
ok so they deleted that Valve Support thing ;D
2015-02-19 17:59
Some additional Information: Date: 22nd/23rd August Place: Lanxess Arena in Cologne Tickets: 20.000 (39€ for 2 days) possibly some premium tickets to come
2015-02-19 17:59
Where did you get the ticket prices from? :)
2015-02-19 18:14
Oh alright! Thanks a lot
2015-02-19 18:21
nice
2015-02-19 18:00
PENTA, cmon :DD
2015-02-19 18:00
+10298383828
2015-02-19 19:04
Isn't there a weapon with your name? :D
2015-02-19 19:05
Hehe ofc ;D. I donated this guardian to spiidi. But he wanted to play a4 now, so i donated a dragon king stt and a p2000 fire elemental stt (not rich. just ez bets):D.
2015-02-19 19:13
Haha knew it :D
2015-02-19 19:15
NICE BOIS
2015-02-19 18:02
NAYCE
2015-02-19 18:03
Nice one
2015-02-19 18:03
#137
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China Specster 
best fans will be always in Katowice
2015-02-19 18:03
very nice that they dont host it again at the shitty kiddyparty called gamescom. (the fucking backround noises were the worst...) way to many people for the small GC. but they dont give a fuck and just sell tickets.. people wait in line for nothing
2015-02-19 18:03
once again without ze germans no esport.
2015-02-19 18:05
cologne?????? again?? EDIT: wait... this isnt a valve supported tournament?? uh..... that's really nice :D
2015-02-19 18:06
Its not at GC tho. So no mini stage, its a fucking arena^^
2015-02-19 18:16
what's GC?
2015-02-19 19:27
nice!!
2015-02-19 18:05
why no vulva?
2015-02-19 18:05
#146
bramz | 
Tunisia bramzz 
Wooooooooooooo
2015-02-19 18:05
katowice>cologne sorry guys
2015-02-19 18:05
#152
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Chile dEaux 
-1
2015-02-19 18:07
#202
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Europe Dan Zero 
Katowice fans(14)>ESL One Cologne fans(14) BUT Katowice organisation < ESL One Cologne
2015-02-19 18:26
Leaked?
2015-02-19 18:06
nice!$$
2015-02-19 18:06
oh wait this is not Valve funded?
2015-02-19 18:08
Penta
2015-02-19 18:07
#155
KRIMZ | 
Poland deolic 
ez for vox
2015-02-19 18:08
not community funded?! insane! gj ESL :D
2015-02-19 18:08
250k, okay..
2015-02-19 18:09
alright
2015-02-19 18:09
no 500k major? meh
2015-02-19 18:09
"ESL One Cologne is going to be the largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event in the world. Taking place in the biggest indoor arena in Germany, we’re sure it’ll be a massive hit for fans from all over." Lmao, Katowice > Cologne
2015-02-19 18:10
lmao how dumb you are. Both events haven't even taken place yet. And you are already comparing them. #justhltvorgthings
2015-02-19 18:12
im talking about last year. Dude, u cant compete with polish crowd nice try germoney
2015-02-19 18:13
nice try but Germony most viewers in the international football ligue heheh
2015-02-19 18:37
Katowice = 11500 capacity for multiple games Cologne = 15000 capacity for a single game Cologne > Katowice
2015-02-19 18:13
#204
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Europe Dan Zero 
20.000*
2015-02-19 18:27
But how can she slap?
2015-02-19 18:11
Gabe should add antoher 250k
2015-02-19 18:12
awesome
2015-02-19 18:12
15,000 people hole ee fuq
2015-02-19 18:12
#170
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
n1
2015-02-19 18:13
WoW nice, the advantage 4 being german.
2015-02-19 18:14
#175
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Ukraine petruska 
only 250k :/ R.I.P cs go
2015-02-19 18:14
Read the article before commenting, the entire prize pot is provided by esl alone, not by valve.
2015-02-19 18:25
#237
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Ukraine petruska 
ooo,sry it's cool
2015-02-19 18:47
#351
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Slovenia eTheBlack 
So there is a chance Valve will top another 250k on it? I hope so, it is time it goes up.
2015-02-19 21:55
kolner haie arena is sick :p
2015-02-19 18:15
#179
World DK- 
now that the prizepool doesn't involve valve, -cbble +season?
2015-02-19 18:16
#205
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Europe Dan Zero 
PLS!!!
2015-02-19 18:28
Would like to see 1 million dollars tournament. ESL + Valve = you can do this.
2015-02-19 18:16
+1
2015-02-19 18:19
n1
2015-02-19 18:18
The ESL Boss said in an Interview 4 a german Newspaper, that cs is a game, where u can win without to shoot. Wtf
2015-02-19 18:20
#209
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Europe Dan Zero 
You can win a round as CT without killing someone(time runs out) or as T by detonating the bomb without killing someon. So he is right.
2015-02-19 18:30
Show me one pro Match where this happens. And why should u describe a game like this as one ESL Boss.
2015-02-19 18:37
#246
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Europe Dan Zero 
Because it is always said it`s only a killer game. It`s just a little statement with which he wants to show that it is not all about killing. I can`t remember the game but it has happened at a pro match on Dust 2. The t`s got the b site and the ct`s had to save because of their low money.
2015-02-19 18:49
Yeye but he just could say its a tactic game or something like that. Damn, would be happy to see it. :/
2015-02-19 18:52
#354
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Slovenia eTheBlack 
Ummmm add "-lv" in launch options. Nobody dies.
2015-02-19 21:56
its because of the discussion we always have in germany with dumb conservative poltics, we actually have politics here that think cs is a game that forces kids to get angry and shoot people in their school. obviously their brain is damaged if they think that, but as a public speaker for cs in germany if you want to host an event that features cs, you have to be very careful. We had events beeing blocked by the city they should have been hosted in like 5 times in the last decade and everytime it was a desaster, so i guess he is trying to convince "the public" that is not involved with cs or any other games, that cs is a game that is winnable without killing. Thats very important here in germany... VERY IMPORTANT. SEHR WICHTIG MEIN FREUND. ;D
2015-02-19 18:35
Haha, but I think the time is up where any dumb politicans tried to fuck with cs :P
2015-02-19 18:41
please overthrow your government before 'it' happens again
2015-02-19 20:41
Lol
2015-02-19 22:11
Nip will win it with allu, heard it here first
2015-02-19 18:21
#197
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Norway billson 
Nice ofc, but volvo needs to chip in anyway, imagine 500k turney...
2015-02-19 18:21
DAYUMMM DAYUMMM DAYUMMM
2015-02-19 18:25
only 2 days? it should be 4...
2015-02-19 18:27
CS:GO on ice? cool
2015-02-19 18:33
#217
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
Will do everything in my power to attend this event ("_____")
2015-02-19 18:34
only 250k csgo is dead.
2015-02-19 18:34
yes independent 250k tournament in 15k seats arena...
2015-02-19 19:36
valve pls add compendium in csgo
2015-02-19 18:36
wow nice!!!!!!!!!! it's gonna be so hyped up with 15k people watching :D
2015-02-19 18:38
will attend ! giant +1 for ESL for making a 250k event without support from anyone else. This is how u stimulate e-Sports
2015-02-19 18:39
i will definitely attend! :D hope to see KaBuM.TD there
2015-02-19 18:43
Oh boi! This is really-really becoming big!
2015-02-19 18:45
#232
valde | 
Hungary inzekt 
expected prize pool, not expected date
2015-02-19 18:45
I wonder if they can fill that hall :/
2015-02-19 18:45
I hope -cobblestone -overpass +train +tuscan
2015-02-19 18:46
"+tuscan" kek, never
2015-02-19 19:00
Again 250k..
2015-02-19 18:47
thx to angela merkelele
2015-02-19 18:48
lol
2015-02-19 18:58
Awww wet
2015-02-19 18:48
Expecting valve to give 250k so it Will be a 500k$ major =O
2015-02-19 18:49
So this was THE NEWS? ResidentSleeper spam in chat please
2015-02-19 18:50
AaSAa
2015-02-19 18:51
#253
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World fns1 
nip vs ?? in grand final
2015-02-19 18:52
ITT: people bitching about the prize pool without reading the article
2015-02-19 18:55
on hltv.org people only read the topics it's the way it goes here
2015-02-19 19:04
#260
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Brazil mth^ 
:o
2015-02-19 18:56
n1
2015-02-19 19:01
#272
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
I hope Valve steps up and adds 150k $ more to the prize pool 250$ only by ESL is amazing.
2015-02-19 19:02
Should I visit gamescom or esl-one?
2015-02-19 19:03
Such a dream to travel there
2015-02-19 19:06
:o
2015-02-19 19:08
Katowice 2015 hasn't even started.
2015-02-19 19:11
nice
2015-02-19 19:14
#290
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Slovakia crushyou 
is there potential in Germany to sold out whole arena just for csgo?
2015-02-19 19:17
i will come :=)
2015-02-19 19:22
awesome arena
2015-02-19 19:19
#302
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Chile shinteiner 
nice its in that arena and not in the gay ass gamescom confernece with shitty crowd
2015-02-19 19:33
THIS WILL BE GREAT! :D
2015-02-19 19:39
Need 15 mins with train to go there :3
2015-02-19 19:40
Need 15 mins to train aim to be there.
2015-02-19 20:38
misleading title its not major, not valve supported.
2015-02-19 19:42
who said a major had to be valve supported? If your prize pool is as big as the previous majors, shouldt it be called a major?
2015-02-19 20:13
... Valve bought the word "major" :/ Noone ever expected a major without valve support I guess...
2015-02-19 20:18
#309
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Argentina YH!one 
GO NIP <3
2015-02-19 19:46
go vp go
2015-02-19 19:52
Can't they raise the prize pool? Cheap fucks
2015-02-19 19:58
hyyyyyyyyyyype
2015-02-19 20:09
nice try flusha
2015-02-19 20:10
Fuuuuuu. Really wanted to attend this in person but I won't be in Europe at that during that time :(
2015-02-19 20:13
#331
shox | 
Canada dB- 
it's been 250K$ from the beginning, even tho the majors audience has grown around 4x.. it's time for a prize upgrade! Dota2 gets >1Million$, and with all the money Valve makes with stickers, keys, music kits transactions etc, they can EASILY afford it (most if not all the money from this prize purse is from the community buying esports keys... and I'm sure it's more than 250K) I mean it's GREAT that valve spends that much money, but since the game has grown SO MUCH since the first major, I think CSGO deserves a better prize pot now EDIT : this isn't even from Valve, WOW good job ESL. In that case volvo should add a little bit to that :D
2015-02-19 20:22
Why say DotA2 while you have the Giant League of Legends? Season 1 Final prizepool 5 million dollar, and that was 4 years ago.
2015-02-19 20:31
#396
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
its season, not tournament
2015-02-20 10:53
RIP s1mple
2015-02-19 21:18
Ithrowfortickets
2015-02-19 21:30
WHY NOT CROWFOUNDING ?
2015-02-19 21:34
+1 ESL should definitely go for crowdfunding. But i guess they will do it kind of with own skinz supported by volve in some new case. just like faceit.
2015-02-19 22:06
Lol I love how tournaments are starting to match valves funding on their own. Why are we buying those esport keys again?
2015-02-19 22:04
incoming: the international cs:go thegarden.com/
2015-02-19 22:05
awesome, the production quality of the ESL events is sooooo much higher than the dreamhack ones. these should be the majors.
2015-02-19 22:24
Volvo support this!
2015-02-19 23:05
Hype!
2015-02-19 23:15
#375
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Romania DorynGFX 
NiP will take this :D
2015-02-19 23:48
#377
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Ireland skend 
hopefully the place will be reasonably full
2015-02-20 00:23
this is good because VALVe majors have to step up prizemoneywise after this
2015-02-20 01:06
can exibp play since valve isn't sponsoring?
2015-02-20 01:49
flusha.exe updated
2015-02-20 01:55
KaBuM
2015-02-20 02:59
FNC for the victory!
2015-02-20 03:37
Awesome stuff!
2015-02-20 08:33
Nice ESL!
2015-02-20 09:30
anyone who know the prices on the tickets to cologne?
2015-02-20 10:51
To the event itself? Read the last paragraph :)
2015-02-20 11:10
the prices will be released on 23 Feb.
2015-02-20 11:37
#399
United Kingdom wap 
Oh god, you guys complaining about the prizepool are pathetic
2015-02-20 11:20
Again??? I think having this event in another location would be better.
2015-02-20 12:09
Good luck!
2015-02-20 16:43
all banned players are allowed to play?
2015-02-21 06:06
so this means no stickers probably
2015-02-21 17:43
Cologne <3
2015-02-23 23:26
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