ESL One Cologne schedule released
ESL has released the full schedule for the upcoming CS:GO major in Cologne.
Sixteen teams from all over the world will be taking part in the next Valve-sponsored major tournament, which will be held from August 20-23 across two locations: the MMC studios and the Lanxess Arena.
On the first day of the tournament, all four groups will be played out in the Upper Bracket. The four group winners will go straight into the quarter-finals, and then the groups will be redrawn, which means that the remaining 12 teams will be paired against new opponents in the Lower Bracket.
NiP will go up against CLG in the first match in Cologne
The quarter-finals, which will be played in a best-of-three, single-elimination format, will be seeded to prevent potential group stage rematches before the grand final.
Below you can find the full schedule for the major:
|Thursday, August 20|
|16:50||Winner A1||vs.||Winner A2|
|16:50||Winner B1||vs.||Winner B2|
|21:05||Winner C1||vs.||Winner C2|
|21:05||Winner D1||vs.||Winner D2|
|Friday, August 21|
|12:00||Group E elimination|
|13:25||Group E decider|
|14:50||Group F elimination|
|16:15||Group F decider|
|17:40||Group G elimination|
|19:05||Group G decider|
|20:30||Group H elimination|
|21:55||Group H decider|
|Saturday, August 22|
|Sunday, August 23|