Valve to support ESL One Cologne

MIRAA
June 3rd, 2015 18:04

The Electronic Sports League has announced that ESL One Cologne will be a major CS:GO tournament with Valve support.

ESL One Cologne will run from August 20-23, with the group stage, held inside ESL's esports arena, leading up to the playoffs, which will take place at a 15,000-seater stadium to be built inside the Lanxess Arena.

The top eight from ESL One Katowice will square off with eight other teams, to be determined by qualifiers held in Europe, North America and Asia. The winning side will take home $100,000, almost half of the tournament's $250,000 prize purse.


Lanxess Arena will stage the ESL One Cologne playoffs 

With Valve's support, ESL has guaranteed a number of "special features" leading up to and throughout the event, which will obviously include purchasable team stickers and the Pick'Em Challenge.

"After CS:GO surpassed one million concurrent viewers at ESL One Katowice, we now intend to raise the bar even higher with ESL One Cologne," said Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL. "

"By bringing teams from all over the world to the largest indoor arena in Germany, we are confident to make it the biggest and best CS:GO event ever hosted."

For the first time in the history of a major, there will be offline regional qualifiers to determine the final participants. Below you can find the dates and locations for these qualifiers, which will all be streamed live on Twitch:

  • Malaysia Asian qualifier - Kuala Lumpur - July 18-19
  • Germany European qualifier - Cologne - July 25-26
  • United States North American qualifier - Burbank - August 1-2
  • The following eight teams have secured places at ESL One Cologne after finishing in the top eight in Katowice:

    Sweden fnatic Sweden NiP
    Poland Virtus.pro France EnVyUs
    Germany mousesports Brazil Keyd Stars
    CIS Na`Vi Denmark Team SoloMid

    Tickets for ESL One Cologne are already on sale at Eventim, with prices ranging from 41 to 219 euros.

    gg
    2015-06-03 18:04
    500k confirmed
    2015-06-03 18:08
    the news on the esl one cologne site says it's still 250k :(
    2015-06-03 18:12
    Then what is valve supporting with lol
    2015-06-03 18:15
    ingame shit like stickers
    2015-06-03 18:23
    STICKERS! xD don't really know..
    2015-06-03 18:23
    stickers and pickem challenge
    2015-06-03 18:23
    #147
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    Poland xWangan 
    Propably giving money for qualifiers etc.
    2015-06-03 18:29
    offline qualifiers i would guess?
    2015-06-03 18:35
    I presume as it describes a city for each one.
    2015-06-04 00:27
    pretty much only attracting more viewers with their drops and team stickers. doubt that esl one cologne would beat the record without that stuff ;D
    2015-06-03 18:37
    So basically valve wont add anything except stuff they benefit from. And esl agrees to this because it brings more viewers and ppl sitting and farming drops on all their accs? This industry is so shitty :/
    2015-06-03 19:07
    esl probably was the one who asked valve. more viewers = bigger ad revenue + more money from sponsors
    2015-06-03 19:32
    Sticker money is more than the prize money for not even making it out of the groups in dreamhack.(If i remember correctly it was 50k for each team) So not that bad for the teams i'd say. Valve support is a big bonus for everyone involved.
    2015-06-03 19:38
    I know, but I don't think this is how it should be. Teams getting out in groups getting more than half of what the winners of the whole tournament imo is making it less competitive. Sure, everyone benefits from this but mostly Valve themselves, by a lot.
    2015-06-03 19:47
    It's the community giving the teams money for the stickers, not Valve. So you really can't blame volvo for it.
    2015-06-04 01:35
    I know but valve sets up the system that way. They could use a lot of the money they make from stickers to add to the prize pool. I mean their prize pools can easily be 1 million+. Valve will still have a lot of sticker money over.
    2015-06-04 02:21
    The esports key money is supposed to cover the tournament prize purses, and with the growth of the game they are obviously making a lot more now off keys than they were for past majors. But valve still only gives $250k :[
    2015-06-04 08:44
    How much?
    2015-06-04 05:15
    Does it really matter? For the first time in a long time CS is at the peak of competitive gaming. Appreciate it
    2015-06-04 00:27
    hmm, no also 250K for a major is pretty poor imo
    2015-06-05 00:03
    Still, does it matter? CS is constantly one of the top games on Twitch and Steam. This is a great thing compared to the times prior to CS:GO.
    2015-06-05 00:16
    No I think Valve didn't know how to fit in a major alongside the 250k in August. Cologne was already set to be sucessful as everything except majors are going to be 15,000 people watching and it will be the biggest thus far.
    2015-06-04 00:30
    valves pickem, sticker and drop-support is way more supportive for the event than increasing the prizemoney. They want it to be the biggest cs:go event so far, and it couldnt ever be this without valves features. so guys lets get hyped! this location has deserved it
    2015-06-03 19:58
    valve just wanted to be a part of this so they can make more money from stickers :D if they actually cared they would raise the prize pool/ double it ESL could handle Cologne by themselves
    2015-06-03 21:55
    Yeah this is what I mean with #223 and #253
    2015-06-03 23:12
    they just want to make money from the major fucking valve
    2015-06-03 22:01
    Offline qualifiers I'd imagine.
    2015-06-03 19:00
    #193
    Zix | 
    Dominican Republic Critias 
    500k tournament is other, its in july not august i believe
    2015-06-03 18:48
    #277
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    Portugal noxer* 
    what where you saw that?
    2015-06-03 20:52
    ESL pro series finals, 500k at each one, cologne in july and san francisco i think it is later in the year
    2015-06-03 22:05
    mousesports yessss go kebab b!
    2015-06-03 18:27
    HAHA Rip Penta.
    2015-06-03 18:40
    penta not bad with their new lineup either, but i doubt they can make it to the next major
    2015-06-03 18:43
    wtf mousesports? wtfff
    2015-06-03 18:42
    the core(3of5) of the Penta team in Katowice is now in Mouz
    2015-06-03 18:44
    oh, true, i forgot about mousesports buying 3 players of penta hah, ty.
    2015-06-03 21:12
    #199
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    Germany 1criT 
    60% rule
    2015-06-03 18:50
    inb4 majorJ
    2015-06-03 19:00
    SWEEEEEEEEEEET
    2015-06-03 19:00
    N1
    2015-06-03 18:04
    #184
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    Georgia aliosha 
    please correct -mouz +PENTA
    2015-06-03 18:43
    the core(3of5) of the Penta team in Katowice is now in Mouz
    2015-06-03 18:45
    #219
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    Georgia aliosha 
    hahahah maybe its reason why mouz contract them
    2015-06-03 19:01
    yes obviously...
    2015-06-03 19:11
    Some of them is probably going to get "sick" so that niko can play.
    2015-06-03 20:59
    n2
    2015-06-03 18:04
    ok
    2015-06-03 18:04
    Major inc!
    2015-06-03 18:04
    #6
    peet | 
    Poland K1BIC 
    good
    2015-06-03 18:05
    #7
    Xyp9x | 
    Denmark DFTBA 
    good
    2015-06-03 18:05
    #8
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    Finland Fherrera 
    n3
    2015-06-03 18:05
    gg 1 million
    2015-06-03 18:05
    n1
    2015-06-03 18:05
    wow
    2015-06-03 18:05
    niceeeeeeeeeeee ez tournament for fnatic or tsm +1 if u agree
    2015-06-03 18:05
    ez for nip 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st? (yes)
    2015-06-03 18:07
    #48
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    Finland Dagyhy 
    yes +1 jw good but not best (allu best)
    2015-06-03 18:08
    confirmed
    2015-06-03 18:08
    2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd Out in groups This is more reasonable
    2015-06-03 18:14
    lol
    2015-06-03 18:25
    #269
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    Russia Dmitrii1992 
    like everyone always say, and they ALWAYS reach the finals. funny.
    2015-06-03 20:35
    Exactly. Nip doesn't fuck around on majors.
    2015-06-03 20:41
    #201
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    Germany 1criT 
    confirmation confirmed
    2015-06-03 18:51
    #152
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    Sweden TDK Em1L 
    +1 even doe you are a +1 whore
    2015-06-03 18:31
    Yeah :D
    2015-06-03 18:05
    #15
    kioShiMa | 
    Brazil hoovR 
    finally jesus
    2015-06-03 18:05
    I know, right? He's taken his blessed time deciding to show his face again. I understand keeping people waiting and building tension and excitement, but 2,000 years? Maybe he was asleep or locked in a dungeon in some distant galaxy... far, far away. ;)
    2015-06-03 18:11
    Gaben/Valve is a bit like Jesus in that way. In the "Gone for 2000 years without bringing any updates on what's going the fuck on"-kind of way.
    2015-06-03 18:36
    what's going the fuck on? veri gud
    2015-06-03 19:01
    Sry I have to disappoint you, it's ask the with of my father, Gabe Newell.
    2015-06-04 00:58
    #16
    Ukraine arch 
    NICEEE
    2015-06-03 18:05
    Just like if they had never helped .
    2015-06-03 18:05
    Um... Valve giving 250k instead of ESL is a bit of an asset, m8.
    2015-06-03 18:32
    They are not giving 250k.
    2015-06-03 19:02
    #19
    Norway puap 
    500k prizepool:D?
    2015-06-03 18:05
    500k or nahhh
    2015-06-03 18:05
    50million calling it.
    2015-06-03 18:05
    #22
    Portugal ekpz 
    first
    2015-06-03 18:05
    500k euros
    2015-06-03 18:05
    #25
    shox | 
    United Kingdom Swathe 
    gg
    2015-06-03 18:05
    it was $250k without Valve, so $500k with Valve or over $1,000,000 hype?
    2015-06-03 18:05
    100 million
    2015-06-03 18:25
    byebye NIP
    2015-06-03 18:06
    #28
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    Canada Lizzie 
    500k+ tourny inc
    2015-06-03 18:06
    Was waiting for this announcement. Awesome.
    2015-06-03 18:06
    yeah, it took valve a long time to announce it as usual.
    2015-06-03 18:11
    Yep. Classic valve ^^
    2015-06-03 18:17
    #31
    f0rest | 
    Serbia dankooo 
    nice for drops kappa
    2015-06-03 18:06
    come on , more than 250 k plsssss
    2015-06-03 18:06
    #33
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    Sweden elan108 
    only 250k
    2015-06-03 18:06
    This means 500k?
    2015-06-03 18:06
    nip cry now
    2015-06-03 18:06
    500k go go go go!
    2015-06-03 18:06
    Its comming lads
    2015-06-03 18:06
    good
    2015-06-03 18:07
    PLS ANTICHEAT MEASURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2015-06-03 18:07
    1m ty
    2015-06-03 18:07
    no 500k? expected, its valve.
    2015-06-03 18:07
    Somewhere was the date, but too lazy to find it. Can someone tell me when Cologne will start?
    2015-06-03 18:07
    22-23 August i guess
    2015-06-03 18:08
    thx
    2015-06-03 18:15
    august 22-23
    2015-06-03 18:09
    thx
    2015-06-03 18:13
    ESL One Cologne will run from August 20-23
    2015-06-03 18:16
    the others were wrong :D
    2015-06-03 18:19
    esl-one.com/csgo/cologne-2015/ the official site is wrong too , right ?
    2015-06-03 18:20
    esl-one.com/csgo/cologne-2015/news/world.. the others were wrong and you are wrong too
    2015-06-03 18:21
    and the on the official site it says august 20-23 so idk what you talking about
    2015-06-03 18:22
    more stickers wooo
    2015-06-03 18:08
    Esl : 250k Valve : 250k 500k tourney it is! Wowlelelelele
    2015-06-03 18:08
    more viewers cuz drops and bets
    2015-06-03 18:08
    Yay
    2015-06-03 18:09
    oh Yea
    2015-06-03 18:10
    yes I want some more team stickers
    2015-06-03 18:10
    inb4 !drop chat spam on ESL streams.....
    2015-06-03 18:10
    #69
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    Poland Redrumowy 
    how much
    2015-06-03 18:11
    #72
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    Russia Drinkins 
    EZ tournament for Hellraisers. If you agree, type "LMAO" or "LOL" or "nice joke"
    2015-06-03 18:11
    #87
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    Poland Redrumowy 
    ayy
    2015-06-03 18:14
    lmao lol nice joke
    2015-06-03 18:29
    #74
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    Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
    What is this support without adding price money?
    2015-06-03 18:11
    500k?
    2015-06-03 18:11
    Nope 250k. Read the official link posted by #56. Its 250k. I guess the "support" volvo gives is GOTV broadcast, Pick'Em and stickers ==
    2015-06-03 18:17
    thx gaben
    2015-06-03 18:12
    Hype Hype Hype!!!
    2015-06-03 18:12
    support but not more money? wtf
    2015-06-03 18:14
    #90
    f0rest | 
    Algeria NS! 
    250K is a small prize for such a big tournament.
    2015-06-03 18:14
    that's enough and already way too much for playing a stupid computer game if you ask me.
    2015-06-03 18:22
    Then you're living in a bubble.
    2015-06-03 18:43
    i know "esports" attracts more and more big sponsors. don't get me wrong, i like gaming as a hobby but i think gaming as a job shouldn't exist. it's a very unhealthy life style and in my opinion the youth of today and tomorrow shouldn't waste their time with something like this.
    2015-06-03 18:56
    Lol you sound like my grandpa
    2015-06-03 19:28
    #300
    f0rest | 
    Algeria NS! 
    He have a point though,we don't have to do gaming as a job,setting and facing a computer screen isn't healthy at all in fact you will be sacrificing friends,family and many other important things and obviously you don't have to be older to understand this but one thing though i am not ok when he calls CS a stupid game.
    2015-06-03 22:25
    I think your argument is unreasonable. Both you and Gillette say it's an unhealthy lifestyle and that it's a waste of time. However, consider how many "adults" are working with IT helping people and work infront of computers all day anyways, how is it different? You might say it is different because they do something beneficial for the society, but esports is entertainment to ALOT of people and in my opinion that is very beneficial for the society. Comedians, artist etc. don't really benefit the society with more than entertainment and still they get praise whilst people look down on another type of entertainment - esports.
    2015-06-04 10:47
    Change it to bo2s. Each team picks their own map and it stops everyone from crying.
    2015-06-03 18:14
    we want more prize money!
    2015-06-03 18:14
    250k shit tourney.. cs go need to step up the money game to be concidered a top esport..x.x
    2015-06-03 18:15
    Still 250k$
    2015-06-03 18:15
    C9 ITS COMING BOYS
    2015-06-03 18:15
    #132
    NiKo | 
    Poland Jaruzel 
    ...to get shrekt in the groupstage, yep.
    2015-06-03 18:24
    I really hope they can make it. They have been playing awesome these few online matches and you can notice they are working on their ct sides.
    2015-06-03 19:30
    10mill prize pool 9 mill for first.
    2015-06-03 18:15
    ASIAAAAAA HYPEEEEEEEEE
    2015-06-03 18:16
    500k <3
    2015-06-03 18:16
    Nope. 250k. Refer to #56.
    2015-06-03 18:21
    16 teams fail 250k fail format mega fail
    2015-06-03 18:16
    very nice
    2015-06-03 18:16
    No money from Valve? come on Volvo
    2015-06-03 18:17
    If this means ESL will use yet again a fucking random tournament format I give up on professional esport.
    2015-06-03 18:18
    I think it is random. How can they organise a Bo3 GSL in only 2 days? It's impossible timewise. I guess it would be Bo1 groups :/
    2015-06-03 18:21
    #124
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    Latvia Ke]R[4u 
    why are you restricted to 2 days league finals are run for month, dota finals for weeks, cs - 2 days with random bo1, gg
    2015-06-03 18:22
    + this
    2015-06-03 18:23
    its 4 days
    2015-06-03 18:26
    If teams play simultaneous it's no problem at all.
    2015-06-03 18:23
    Ofc I really really hope like you do that it is Bo3 GSL to reduce randomness. But I just dont see it happening. Katowice was 3 days long amd yet we only got Bo1 groups. 2 days? I dont see it happening. :(
    2015-06-03 18:25
    Sorry it's 4 days. My bad :( So we could see BO3 GSL Yay!
    2015-06-03 18:33
    the event is 20 21 22 23 so 4 days but they are only in the big Arena for the last 2 days BO3 group is possible
    2015-06-03 18:49
    ayyyyy greedy valvo
    2015-06-03 18:19
    #116
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    Latvia Ke]R[4u 
    too bad no major for mlg
    2015-06-03 18:21
    250,000 what fucking shit increase the prize pot already
    2015-06-03 18:21
    ok time to book
    2015-06-03 18:21
    #123
    shox | 
    Germany rakFABI 
    i will be there gg wp ez PENTA win
    2015-06-03 18:22
    haha Penta will never be able to qualify for the event
    2015-06-03 18:35
    #207
    shox | 
    Germany rakFABI 
    lets hope they bootcamp hard and qualify :P
    2015-06-03 18:56
    Sadly penta won't qualify
    2015-06-03 18:39
    valve skimpin on the prize make it a million already wtf
    2015-06-03 18:24
    #135
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    Vietnam yolesnoobs 
    Nice regional qualifiers.
    2015-06-03 18:25
    #141
    NiKo | 
    Poland Jaruzel 
    Probably we will see again fnatic winning a major. I don't think that NiP will make it to the finals again. And I think that nV will get rekt in the groupstage if they will play vs decent teams, but we will see.
    2015-06-03 18:27
    What about TSM, kurwa?
    2015-06-04 00:07
    #319
    NiKo | 
    Poland Jaruzel 
    TSM will choke at major, you'll see, kurwa mac :)
    2015-06-04 00:55
    ez
    2015-06-03 18:27
    Orange to win
    2015-06-03 18:28
    Asian qualifier - Kuala Lumpur - July 18-19 IEM Shenzhen - July 16-20 WTF??????
    2015-06-03 18:28
    250k stand alone major is awesome why people are complaining it's not 500k? how dumb are they? instead of having one single 500k tournament we will have two majors which is a lot better
    2015-06-03 18:29
    People want 4 majors a year but not all of them 250k. I honestly dont give a fuck, teams always try hard at majors and the games are always great
    2015-06-03 18:32
    #166
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    Sweden kka96 
    You have no idea how much money ESL and Volvo have. 250 K is like 0.5 hr of income for them.
    2015-06-03 18:34
    esl doesn't have much money it's all sponsor money and entrance fee. They need to economize wisely and take some risks to grow step by step. They can't just throw millions around. You're delusional if you think otherwise. And Valve's money will go to Dreamhack summer or Copenhagen games
    2015-06-03 18:40
    give me 4 players and i will smash this event
    2015-06-03 18:29
    hqs- == overdrive confirmed
    2015-06-03 23:51
    Esl with valve > esl with esea
    2015-06-03 18:31
    aleluia!!
    2015-06-03 18:32
    GG
    2015-06-03 18:32
    Stickeeers
    2015-06-03 18:32
    please no GSL style groupstages
    2015-06-03 18:34
    yayayayaya nice
    2015-06-03 18:35
    #169
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    Sweden elan108 
    lmao asia but no ociania. they better be included in the asian qualifiers
    2015-06-03 18:35
    FINALLY ASIA! Would be great if there was an SA and Oceania qual too though :/. I guess Vox and Immunity might travel to Europe if they reach the offline stage, and Kstars are already in the main event anyway, but still, it would be better for these regions to have their own offline qualifier.
    2015-06-03 18:37
    #176
    hypn | 
    Serbia hypn` 
    lol no online qual gj
    2015-06-03 18:39
    #178
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    Serbia whoa!! 
    why mouz though? why not pent?
    2015-06-03 18:40
    the core(3of5) of the Penta team in Katowice is now in Mouz
    2015-06-03 18:46
    #181
     | 
    Brazil woody77 
    It was released the stickers value that each team received in the last Katowice?
    2015-06-03 18:40
    there will be 2 Aisin/australian teams 2NA teams and 4 EU teams qualifying to the event just looking on how the qualifier is set up with 8team in the NA and asian qualifier and 16 in the EU
    2015-06-03 18:41
    So Valve is getting people to watch this with all these drops, stickers and pic em. I guess that is good...
    2015-06-03 18:44
    greedy fucking Valve.
    2015-06-03 18:46
    A MOUSESPORTS STICKER I CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD HYPE
    2015-06-03 18:48
    nice one valve. good you do SOMETHING right
    2015-06-03 18:48
    ez stickers ez lyf
    2015-06-03 18:48
    wtf 3 offline qualifiers and no final qualifier? so we'll get a shit team from Asia... gj Valve.
    2015-06-03 18:49
    #205
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    Germany 1criT 
    +1
    2015-06-03 18:53
    valve?? oomg hltv gets dumber and dumber every day
    2015-06-03 19:07
    why?
    2015-06-03 19:07
    the tournament is hosted by ESL and wasn't intended to be supported by Valve. The whole structure was made by ESL. Valve doesn't even want that. That's why they don't host tournaments themselves.
    2015-06-03 19:27
    With Valve's support, ESL has guaranteed a number of "special features". One of those is the off qualifier
    2015-06-03 19:47
    valve just give teams stickers and do the Pick'Em Challenge and provide drops but isn't involved in organization. The text doesn't even say one of those special features are the offline qualifiers
    2015-06-03 19:56
    asia is too busy with moba's
    2015-06-03 19:19
    Hahaha.
    2015-06-03 20:54
    #288
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    Portugal macpjoao 
    It's a move to gain viewership and attention from Asia. It's a huge eSports market, and if CS can be popular there, it means more viewers, so more money, etc.
    2015-06-03 21:12
    so in what fucking way are Valve supporting this tournament? by making money off their own stickers only? seriously, fuck off.
    2015-06-03 18:49
    expected. Titan to qualify
    2015-06-03 18:50
    expected but still nice.. already hyped :D
    2015-06-03 18:51
    If valve doesnt add money to the prizepool what do ESL get since valve will make shitload of money from stickers/drops etc.
    2015-06-03 18:52
    maybe valve is funding the 3 regional qualifiers and putting up the 250K so esl doesn't have to
    2015-06-03 18:59
    esl will get viewers because most viewers only watch if they can get drops
    2015-06-03 18:59
    get the cheats out boys
    2015-06-03 18:55
    wtf mousesports ?? WTF fucking noobs we want PENTA
    2015-06-03 18:58
    noobs?haha ok
    2015-06-03 19:07
    Will definitely try to attend this event!
    2015-06-03 19:00
    #221
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    Algeria FATALSki 
    WE WANT KINGUIN THERE WTF LIKE MOUSESPORTS DAMN...
    2015-06-03 19:06
    they earned the right to be there..
    2015-06-03 19:12
    #230
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    Czech Republic THE_WILLY 
    Well fix the game before the tournament if you're getting involved!
    2015-06-03 19:11
    team stickers and Pick'Em Challenge are nothing new tho
    2015-06-03 19:14
    #234
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    Brazil woody77 
    I would like to be Valve's marketing manager, the group manages this business sector is very innocent, that golden opportunity that is letting through. Today csgo covers a number of spectators as high as MOBA's, and number of online players also very close. What's wrong then to give greater support to all these tournaments taking place every day, from this will leave a list of things that would be important: 1 - Professionalize the game the same way the RIOT made in the world, especially in China and South Korea, the reason is that everyone knows that they are the most passionate nation by E-Sports, thus making the game there will grow the game take greater proportions worldwide, this tactic was made by RIOT and worked very well, the own Coca-Cola began to stamp their bottles in the game champions. 2 - Changing the reward system of the championships, everyone knows what notice about a tournament is the value of the awards, the system they have adopted at The International Dota2 was very efficient, why not apply the same in csgo? They can do this in several ways, * Create a system of grants to award equal to Dota in each tournament, * Spend a percentage of all sales market items in a period of time for the tournament, * Changing the system to stickert 50% dedicated to their team and the other 50% going to the final award. 3 - Sponsor one super tournament per year "The International csgo" with the 16 best teams of all countries and a super prize. Today csgo has no strong competitor because of this Valve little strive to achieve a new level with the game, the csgo is monopolized in the European continent and has several championships a year, but all to no marketing and enough awards to draw attention of the world, but especially the game should expand into Asia where you can get a new legion of fans, creating a strong foundation for when the new engine is finally implemented the game have reached high standards and the number of fans further increase .
    2015-06-03 19:15
    #237
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    Latvia `DinGo 
    FIFFY HYYYYYYPE
    2015-06-03 19:20
    poor kRYSTAL and his Penta!
    2015-06-03 19:26
    NEW MOUSESPORTS STICKER <3
    2015-06-03 19:26
    bigger news than fallout 4 trailer
    2015-06-03 19:30
    nice !
    2015-06-03 19:35
    #249
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    Portugal dracø 
    mouz sticker gonna be sweet!
    2015-06-03 19:38
    Only 250k? Could be 500k IMO
    2015-06-03 19:44
    Anyone knows if the Asian qualifier is gonna get streamed?
    2015-06-03 19:47
    All offline qualifiers will be streamed...Skyred or some chinese team probably going to qualify...maybe Vox if Australia is considered to be part of Asian qualifiers...
    2015-06-03 20:36
    What a time to be alive and follow comp CS
    2015-06-03 19:53
    #264
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    Greece hekzy 
    [*] cyx
    2015-06-03 20:16
    ez 4 keyd
    2015-06-03 19:56
    such a surprise much wow
    2015-06-03 19:59
    ez 4 NiP
    2015-06-03 20:02
    41 euros fkin much for me as a student GABEN GIFFFF MONEY!!!
    2015-06-03 20:03
    Fuck this event, do something with cheates ffs!
    2015-06-03 20:12
    i wonder why so many people cares about the prizemoney for a tournament - 250 or 500k You ain't getting none of that anyway. Why so much discussion about that ?
    2015-06-03 20:22
    #327
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    Australia enspia 
    Because players deserve more for what they put in.
    2015-06-04 01:53
    higher prize = higher incentive for the pro's to go hard, really put their life on hold for CS for a while so they can are at the top of their skill / run new strats etc. You don't get that for 50k tourneys. Also just creates more drama in general.
    2015-06-04 17:48
    Ayyee mousesports stickers
    2015-06-03 20:30
    #276
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    Brazil romp  
    GO KEYD!
    2015-06-03 20:49
    #282
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    Spain MagRE 
    Nice!
    2015-06-03 21:01
    #284
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    Russia Reph 
    Na'Vi ez
    2015-06-03 21:04
    still only 250k?? oh valve just give this game to ESL and ESEA plz
    2015-06-03 21:08
    Titan to loose in qualifier jajaja :D
    2015-06-03 21:12
    valve, better support vac
    2015-06-03 21:58
    Noise!
    2015-06-03 22:01
    So Valve doesnt support them with money or something, more like ESL supports Valve for able stickers and that shit to make money with it. #ggwpvalve
    2015-06-03 22:12
    Asian qualifier - Kuala Lumpur - July 18-19 IEM Shenzhen - July 16-20 good job
    2015-06-03 22:14
    Kinguin ?
    2015-06-03 22:15
    The following eight teams have secured places at ESL One Cologne after finishing in the top eight in Katowice What fucking Kinguin? I bet you won't even see them at the next major.
    2015-06-03 22:21
    what about participate on the qualifiers?
    2015-06-03 22:36
    Qualifiers
    2015-06-04 11:47
    is it online qualifyer to get to the offline european qualifyer in cologne or what?
    2015-06-03 22:23
    Valve forgot Kappa
    2015-06-03 22:51
    KEYDSTAR HYPE
    2015-06-03 23:57
    Asian qualifier - Kuala Lumpur - July 18-19 lesson1: do not go flying Kappa
    2015-06-04 00:03
    Wait, there isnt a qualifier in AU, RIP VOX?????
    2015-06-04 00:03
    wtf? mousesports?
    2015-06-04 00:09
    #313
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    Brazil romp  
    The top eight from ESL One Katowice*
    2015-06-04 00:25
    #317
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    Serbia R4ngO 
    Yeh? top 8 brah
    2015-06-04 00:31
    F3 to qualify, rip s1mple
    2015-06-04 00:57
    THESE STICKERS BETTER BE BETTER THAN THE LAST COLOGNE. VOLVO PLS (No bannerino)
    2015-06-04 00:57
    RIP This event
    2015-06-04 00:59
    There is an Australian LAN (ACL Sydney) event happening in late June where the winner gets an invite to the Asian qualifiers.
    2015-06-04 01:46
    Ah. Thanks for the info! I was going to be upset if Vox didn't get a chance.
    2015-06-04 09:41
    #326
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    Australia enspia 
    No Aus no party
    2015-06-04 01:52
    they should add brazilian/oceania quals rater than asia... dexterity is better than any asian team just like vox/immunity
    2015-06-04 02:11
    #330
    kaze | 
    Malaysia Swattax 
    Maybe I can Qualify Kappa?
    2015-06-04 02:59
    #331
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    Brazil AL1en 
    GO KEYD!
    2015-06-04 03:09
    Wow what a great arena! Wow offline qualifiers! So far so good, and I'm sure they won't disappoint me with their choice of casters... kappaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    2015-06-04 08:45
    No Vox? :(
    2015-06-04 09:40
    I'm surprised this wasn't already decided? Valve sponsored the last ESL One Cologne, so why have the announcement at all? Surely it would be assumed knowledge based on the growing popularity of the game.
    2015-06-04 11:03
    STICKERS! nice :D
    2015-06-04 11:08
    add vox or immunity
    2015-06-05 13:16
    #350
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    Netherlands [Np]KNz 
    LanJ hype inc !!!!
    2015-06-05 22:47
    Asia: Vox Eminor Europe: Kinguin Titan FlipSid3 ex-Property dignitas NA: Cloud9 CLG/Liquid/Nihilum/Luminosity plz gieb
    2015-06-07 03:14
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