Major confirmed at ESL One Cologne

MIRAA
April 8th, 2016 21:17

Valve has announced that its next $1 million Major will be held at ESL One Cologne.

Scheduled for July 5-10, ESL One Cologne 2016 will take place at the Lanxess arena, the same venue which hosted the playoffs of the 2015 iteration after the group matches were played at the MMC studios.

The top eight finishers from MLG Columbus will be joined by eight sides coming from the offline qualifier at ESL One Cologne, which will once again have $1 million on offer - the same prize fund from the North American Major.


ESL One Cologne returns to the Lanxess Arena 

Details about the offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne have not yet been revealed by the German company. The event will feature the teams who crashed out of MLG Columbus in the group stage plus the top two finishers from each of the four Minor events that will be held in the coming months, which will be hosted by the following companies:

  • Europe European Minor - Hosted by DreamHack
  • CIS CIS Minor - Hosted by Starladder
  • Other Asian Minor - Hosted by PGL
  • North America Americas Minor - TBD

Each Minor event will continue to have $50,000 at stake, but Valve has announced a key change to its rule on player eligibility: players who competed at the most recent Major are now allowed to participate at a Minor event, "provided their team does not consist of three or more players who played together in that event (such teams would already be directly invited to the qualifier or Major)."

The Counter-Strike community had asked for Valve to change the eligibility rule for the Minors. Players like Jacob "Pimp" Winneche, Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Markus "pronax" Wallsten and Ricardo "boltz" Prass were all barred from competing in these tournaments after joining new teams in the months that followed DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca.

Luminosity Gaming are the current Major champions after beating Natus Vincere 2-0 in the grand final of MLG Columbus, picking up the top prize of $500,000.

Tickets to ESL One Cologne can be purchased via eventim.de, with prices ranging from €41.90 (upper rank ticket) to €2,999 (private lounge for up to five people). Regardless of the ticket option, visitors can only access the Lanxess arena on the final three days of the event.

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#3
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Slovenia TOPKEKiksde 
sda
2016-04-08 21:18
They know me as the terrorist machine. They know me from the explosions they see. They know me from the attacks they watch. They talk about my bombs and they think for me blowing up is so easy. I just go into a crowded place and that's it. But my bomb, it comes from more than just a dynamite. For me - bomb - it is about precision... This part people don't see. This part, it does not show up in the news. When I go to blow myself up everything already is a part of me.
2016-04-08 21:31
now im top eeeexxxxddddddeeeeeeeeeee
2016-04-08 21:33
EASY MONEY FOR LUMINOUS GAMING AGAIN Ty all EU fans for bying skins, American team with 500 000$ thank you very much soon again :)
2016-04-08 21:39
nt toilet monkey Challengers: mousesports G2 eSports Gambit FlipSid3 TyLoo Renegades Tempo Storm Cloud9 should be ez for TyLoo please dont kek
2016-04-08 21:40
no kek since it's not funny.
2016-04-08 21:47
FaZe > Most of them > Dignitas
2016-04-08 21:47
althought maikelele is bot if they dont get a proper replacement faze <<<< dignitas
2016-04-08 21:48
True dat robban probably playin if they don't find replacement
2016-04-08 22:29
Most of them > FaZe > Thrashnitas
2016-04-09 00:32
Uh huh so when TyLoo gets 16-3'd by Mousesports and 16-5'd by Titan u gon' cry?
2016-04-08 23:22
probably really, really, really hard im wearing my tyloo jersey right now
2016-04-08 23:52
Who's a Titan? M8 its 2k16
2016-04-09 00:00
Who's a G2? The polish guys?
2016-04-09 00:34
Isn't that those 2 Swedish a Norwegian a Portuguese and the Belgium HS Machine?
2016-04-09 02:36
I think so...
2016-04-09 08:55
kek
2016-04-09 16:57
i thought youd made only money through betting against finish teams?
2016-04-08 22:36
I am famous DJ with over ~32 000e/month salary #highlife #YOLO #300grills #BileDani
2016-04-08 22:58
no i meant that you only bet against finish teams :) cuz it seems like you also bet on lg.
2016-04-08 23:05
"seems" sorry to disappoint but you aren't the smartest person here
2016-04-08 23:06
#242
rain | 
United States Ablert 
They know me as the terrorist machine. They know me from the explosions they see. They know me from the attacks they watch. They talk about my bombs and they think for me blowing up is so easy. I just go into a crowded place and that's it. But my bomb, it comes from more than just a dynamite. For me - bomb - it is about precision... This part people don't see. This part, it does not show up in the news. When I go to blow myself up everything already is a part of me.
2016-04-08 21:36
HAHAHAHA relevant flag?
2016-04-08 21:39
4Head
2016-04-09 00:02
screamoooo
2016-04-09 01:33
Lol
2016-04-09 01:43
#252
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Slovenia TOPKEKiksde 
why cant i edit my post. amk
2016-04-08 21:38
KÖLN HAJJJP
2016-04-08 21:18
hypeeeee
2016-04-08 21:18
wat
2016-04-08 21:18
#9
Finland Leevi 
WOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-04-08 21:18
yrd
2016-04-08 21:18
expected
2016-04-08 21:18
Great!
2016-04-08 21:18
#14
Korea yuh 
WOOOOOOOO
2016-04-08 21:18
rip
2016-04-08 21:19
#25
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Belarus Starvoid 
YAY
2016-04-08 21:18
:D
2016-04-08 21:18
#28
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United States donaldjae 
k
2016-04-08 21:18
OOOO
2016-04-08 21:18
nice
2016-04-08 21:18
Tempo Storm to win this one!
2016-04-08 21:18
#170
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Lithuania Kooligan 
If there is A br team to win something its only LG.
2016-04-08 21:24
let me dream mate! :D
2016-04-08 21:25
#211
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Estonia Erkster 
rip boltz and steel the guys who didn't win
2016-04-08 21:31
#370
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Brazil depa1 
but boltz has 18 years old dude, and he's going well on tempo, just need more time :D sorry for my bad englando*
2016-04-09 05:19
steel wasn't good enough to win, and boltz is young, he still has years left.
2016-04-09 10:19
NEVER
2016-04-08 21:32
#259
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
akakakakaka make me laugh
2016-04-08 21:41
#32
f0rest | 
Slovakia pemi 
EZ FOR NIP
2016-04-08 21:18
I'M .READY
2016-04-08 23:09
#33
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Europe Scottxaxa 
lol
2016-04-08 21:18
#34
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United States cermis 
sick!
2016-04-08 21:18
ez
2016-04-08 21:18
HYPE
2016-04-08 21:18
YES
2016-04-08 21:18
nice
2016-04-08 21:18
3
2016-04-08 21:18
1
2016-04-08 21:18
nice
2016-04-08 21:18
nice
2016-04-08 21:18
ns
2016-04-08 21:18
yay
2016-04-08 21:18
1
2016-04-08 21:18
coool
2016-04-08 21:18
#48
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
wohoooooooooo
2016-04-08 21:18
#49
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Philippines jaysena 
nice
2016-04-08 21:18
#50
India vU^ 
ayyy
2016-04-08 21:18
n1
2016-04-08 21:18
2 million dollar prize pool???
2016-04-08 21:19
only one
2016-04-08 21:20
lol
2016-04-08 21:18
expected
2016-04-08 21:18
#55
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Sweden jaxthegod 
q
2016-04-08 21:18
#56
Europe ssk. 
Noice!
2016-04-08 21:18
#57
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Sweden aN0x- 
;p
2016-04-08 21:18
fe f sf
2016-04-08 21:18
oh yea
2016-04-08 21:18
#60
shox | 
Kazakhstan DRAEGS 
yeah
2016-04-08 21:18
#61
s1mple | 
Sweden Khajiit 
dsf
2016-04-08 21:18
#62
xosht | 
Georgia xosht 
lol
2016-04-08 21:18
#63
Chile fknz 
ez
2016-04-08 21:18
Niceeeeee!
2016-04-08 21:18
Yes thy Valve!
2016-04-08 21:18
n1
2016-04-08 21:18
#67
Norway evaW 
+1
2016-04-08 21:18
Good.
2016-04-08 21:18
#69
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United States Jtcantwell 
PogChamp
2016-04-08 21:18
lets goooooooooo
2016-04-08 21:18
1st
2016-04-08 21:18
yyyyyyyyyyy
2016-04-08 21:18
#73
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
wooo
2016-04-08 21:18
Expected, but nice to know anyway ^^
2016-04-08 21:18
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-04-08 21:18
AWESOME!
2016-04-08 21:18
n1
2016-04-08 21:18
n1! go LG!
2016-04-08 21:18
ez for ence
2016-04-08 21:18
good
2016-04-08 21:18
Awesome
2016-04-08 21:18
Too bad we didn't have one in katowice
2016-04-08 21:18
#85
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Russia Reph 
yay best major in 2016 incoming
2016-04-08 21:18
n1
2016-04-08 21:18
fuckin pansy
2016-04-08 21:18
Yah pls get rid of her and Machine
2016-04-08 21:29
Pls reply, need 25 Love you guys
2016-04-08 21:18
i got u
2016-04-08 21:20
No
2016-04-08 21:29
u lil fag
2016-04-08 21:32
fuck off wont reply to you m8
2016-04-08 21:33
25
2016-04-09 14:20
#90
Poland deif 
EXPECTED FROM GERMANISTAN
2016-04-08 21:18
gg
2016-04-08 21:18
Hypeeee bitchs
2016-04-08 21:18
nice
2016-04-08 21:18
#96
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
N1
2016-04-08 21:19
#97
Poland neyd 
THAT MEANS EVERY OTHER ESL-TOURNAMENT (ALSO IN KATOWICE) WILL HAVE 1M$ PRIZE-POOL???
2016-04-08 21:19
#138
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Brazil lokodecrack 
no, only the valve funded ones ( majors )
2016-04-08 21:20
Ye, but Cologne is still by ESL. Same with Katowice. Its also ESL.
2016-04-08 21:21
#154
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Brazil lokodecrack 
katowice is not funded by valve anymore, cologne is going to be funded by valve, so katowice 250k, cologne 1kk.
2016-04-08 21:22
I don't think there will be any Katowice major. Only Cologne and Columbus
2016-04-09 00:22
boring,we need another major in murica.
2016-04-08 21:19
lol
2016-04-08 21:19
#100
sadboys | 
Latvia kjyy 
yey
2016-04-08 21:19
#101
rain | 
Germany ArsiCSGO 
WHEEEEEN
2016-04-08 21:19
liquid and clg as legends makes me want to barf... fucking disgusting
2016-04-08 21:19
Right?
2016-04-08 21:27
liquid > mouz
2016-04-08 21:40
Your Point?
2016-04-08 21:48
i dont agree with u. liquid totally deserves to be called as mlg columbus legend. they almost won against lg, but choke was stronk and theyve lost
2016-04-08 22:17
Ok I accept Liquid you have gut Point but will never accept CLG
2016-04-08 22:27
yup, but clg aint that bad i mean they are average t2 team, but i can agree with you, they shouldnt be legends of columbus
2016-04-08 22:51
yeah, but envyus having to go through the qualifier makes up for it. it will be hilarious if they dont qualify :D
2016-04-08 22:09
Rofl they won their matches fair and square you salty cunt
2016-04-08 23:08
doesn't change the fact they're not top 8 teams and having them as legends is fucking putrid you stupid fuck
2016-04-08 23:53
Are you stupid? There is a system as to how a team gets to become a legend. They have to get out of groups. Liquid and CLG both got out of groups, therefore they deserve to be legends? You have to understand that it doesn't matter what you think. Liquid outplayed Faze and Fnatic in their group, and came out of their group #1. CLG beat EnvyUs and Gambit, and got out of groups. So saying that it's "fucking putrid" is entirely your opinion, and not a very well supported one either. Grow up kid.
2016-04-09 23:20
Don't bother with these idiots, they can't see reason
2016-04-10 08:15
ty, sometimes I still try though :(
2016-04-10 20:48
best article tbh
2016-04-08 21:19
Ez fnatic to win ! No more overconfidence now. #fnatic4Life
2016-04-08 21:19
WOHOOOOHOOOOOOO HYPEEEEEEEE
2016-04-08 21:19
wooooooooooooooooo
2016-04-08 21:19
#109
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Poland stahu1 
1 milion, pfff poverty
2016-04-08 21:19
Im dissapointed... Why would you post news without any info? Like it couldnt wait for two more hours to be posted.
2016-04-08 21:19
He said more to follow ... Its all about being the fastest in News Report Stuff But honestly he could have prepared this one and wait until Statement cause it was Obvious
2016-04-08 21:32
Exactly that's what I thought(talking bout second part of your sentence)
2016-04-08 21:39
ESL one COLOGNE <3
2016-04-08 21:19
PLz sexy stickers tyyy
2016-04-08 21:19
stickers look a like katowice 2014 volvo pls.... dont add team logos on doritos form
2016-04-08 21:20
Hype is real
2016-04-08 21:19
Cant beat NA's crowd tho
2016-04-08 21:19
#142
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Europe Dan Zero 
Nice joke dude
2016-04-08 21:21
Wasn't a joke, crowd in Columbus was unreal. So much hype and love coming from it
2016-04-08 21:22
USA USA USA! cringe
2016-04-08 21:28
There was a massive amount of guys in front of me waving a Brazil flag, cheering for Brazil. Please, don't act like it wouldn't happen i'm Germany or Poland or whatever. You people cringe at everything
2016-04-08 21:30
DEUTSCHLAND DEUTSCHLAND DEUTSCHLAND wouldn't happen, believe me. But I am not the one who chants for a team coz we share the same citizenship.
2016-04-08 21:32
Poland goes crazy for VP. Maybe not as much in Germany, but they usually don't have a team that makes it very far, unfortunately. I'm sure they would chant like we did.
2016-04-08 21:34
Well, then chant for the team but 'murica chants for 'murica. Patriots in a nutshell.
2016-04-08 21:37
We chanted for liquid non-stop. "GO LIQ-UID" was everywhere. The USA bit was to get hype going for teams.
2016-04-08 21:41
I don't deny that and I don't rate them low but that "USA USA USA" chanting is soo annoying and it wasn't that rare to get over it.
2016-04-08 21:43
It was very fun for the people there. Idk why Europe are such buzz kills.
2016-04-08 21:45
Germany is different m8 A: We have no team except Niko B:We don't cheer for our nation as much as other Nations C: Wavin our flag outside of Sports is untypical ( like front yard or Public buildings)
2016-04-08 21:44
#205
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Greece hekzy 
For NA teams. And the "USA" chants were just disgusting.
2016-04-08 21:29
How is that disgusting in any way...? We didn't hate on any teams, not the majority at least. We had one little part where we sing "goodbye" for fnatic, but that was it. But yes, obliviously there will be NA hype in an NA crowd for an NA team.... Duh.
2016-04-08 21:36
#241
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Greece hekzy 
This is an international esport not handegg, keep your patriotism to yourselves. It'd be fine if you were chanting c9/liquid/clg but USA? Pls no. Also the crowd was bad, one sided and you've obviously never seen the Cologne crowd and don't know what you are talking about.
2016-04-08 21:36
We always chanted "GO LIQUID"... No stop to it actually... Patriotism is pride my friend, sad that you have none. Shows how hateful you are as a person if you can't just accept the fact that it isn't your country, where ever that is. Selfish. I've seen cologne, not been personally.
2016-04-08 21:40
#267
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Greece hekzy 
Have you ever heard 'Poland' chants or Sweden chants? You guys weren't even supporting your teams. You were supporting the USA. And if you say that Cologne is worse then there is no help, loterally more hype + fans of every team all over europe. And I have national pride, plenty of it actually. But I'm not gonna ruin other people's fun jist to show I am a wannabe ethnicist.
2016-04-08 21:44
If you read I said we chanted specifically for Liquid too, not just for USA. Chanting USA shouldn't ruin anyone's fun, and if it does it is that persons problem. Also, never said cologne was bad. Even the casters of Columbus said that it was the loudest event.
2016-04-08 21:47
#290
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Greece hekzy 
You literally said that MA's crowd is better that Cologne's.
2016-04-08 21:53
Again, I said that I never sad it was BAD. I do think it was worse BECAUSE the casters said it was. Since I've never been, I will take their words for it
2016-04-08 21:54
#295
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Greece hekzy 
Did you watch both events? Fully? Just watch the dd2 game in the final to get a taste of the crowd.
2016-04-08 21:57
#239
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Europe Dan Zero 
unreal... from a twitch perspective it was lame.. the crowd was mostly quiet and if they cheered it was USA USA. Last major in cologne the crow was LOUD really. Cheering for every kill and for every team.
2016-04-08 21:35
Maybe it didn't sound like that in twitch, but I can tell you from someone that was there it was SO loud. Like a concert. Crowd went nuts over every frag (especially for liquid). Plus, as far as i'm aware, this was a smaller crowd than cologne has.
2016-04-08 21:38
15k>10k
2016-04-09 10:27
Actually Cologne's crowd is way better than NA's. Not taking anything away from NA's crowd obviously but the Cologne's crowd roar and hype is just on another level.
2016-04-10 10:00
Atleast we know that this event will be hold in germany ( The flag ) Watchout for the IS terror cells. Massacre will come. AVOID GERMANY & RUSSIA & SWEDEN KAPPA
2016-04-08 21:19
best major incoming boyssssssss but indian times would be fucked i hope ESL pro leauge give alienH casting the right to cast
2016-04-08 21:19
why would the time be bad for india? it's only 3-4 hours ahead no?
2016-04-08 21:21
yes you are right but stil its verryy verrryyy baddd
2016-04-08 21:22
#186
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Not rly, think about ausies and muricans:(
2016-04-08 21:26
why on earth would it be bad. major starts around 11 am cest which is 2 in india and it ends at 10 or something which is just barely past midnight. it's basically the best time for gamers
2016-04-08 21:27
#162
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Greece hekzy 
AlienH casts every ESL event. Especially the Cologne ones.
2016-04-08 21:23
really nice
2016-04-08 21:20
YES
2016-04-08 21:20
GG
2016-04-08 21:20
n1
2016-04-08 21:20
#130
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Europe Dan Zero 
So expected....
2016-04-08 21:20
#133
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
best crowd, best arena, best environment, best everything. ESL cologne = the international for csgo.
2016-04-08 21:20
#160
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Europe Dan Zero 
+1
2016-04-08 21:23
Worst talent pls ESL - Pansy - SleepinAnalyst -The Machine Mehmets Kebab: +TheMachine
2016-04-08 22:32
HENRYKIST is the best!
2016-04-09 09:26
First I am very exciting its shuch honour to be the first.First I want to thank my supporting family that let me spend my whole life on masterb8ing and spaming f5 on hltv.I want to thank the creater of this website and god who create me. Good bye my friends its such a honour NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I AM not first good bye world
2016-04-08 21:21
#182
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
:( nt m8
2016-04-08 21:25
GOOD NEWS!
2016-04-08 21:20
it will be the best event of the year for sure
2016-04-08 21:20
#148
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Greece hekzy 
Like every year!
2016-04-08 21:22
ez
2016-04-08 21:20
Noice !!
2016-04-08 21:20
Yes :D
2016-04-08 21:21
hype
2016-04-08 21:21
#145
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Portugal sarkQ 
Kappa123
2016-04-08 21:21
EXPECTED
2016-04-08 21:21
YEEEEEEEEES
2016-04-08 21:22
#151
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Italy Sgare 
Just 1 mil Kappa
2016-04-08 21:22
We need a major in brazil, pls volvo
2016-04-08 21:22
LOL, what are the chances that only half of the players will return home ? haha If LG lose, favelas will murder the opponents for sure.
2016-04-08 21:25
#237
KQLY | 
North America hesh 
they wanna keep the murder rate down at majors
2016-04-08 21:35
Hype!
2016-04-08 21:22
Nice, I hope I can get tickets for this major. Cologne is close enough.
2016-04-08 21:22
I think its sold out since months
2016-04-08 21:33
I just checked the ESL website and the website that actually sells the tickets and it looks like it isn't sold out yet. I hope it isn't since Cologne is the only really big, solid event that is close enough and not 18+.
2016-04-08 21:34
Cool I was sure I remembered a Twitter post from ESL that said sold out except 1 of those 3k€ Lounges
2016-04-08 21:36
Well, I'll keep an eye out...hope I can manage to get tickets before they are sold out. Hope I can since it would be my first major that I see live from the arena, would be quite cool :)
2016-04-08 21:42
The other way around bro. The €3k lounges sold out. Pretty surprising there's people willing yo spend that much.
2016-04-10 10:03
#161
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Finland kappaboi 
first
2016-04-08 21:23
I will be there again! Best crowd :))
2016-04-08 21:23
#175
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Czech Republic dreamARTz 
davaj vmeste zatusim
2016-04-08 21:25
Expected. I want good stickers.
2016-04-08 21:23
sH1T
2016-04-08 21:23
ez money for fnatic oh wait...
2016-04-08 21:24
+
2016-04-08 21:28
In order to decide the eight ESL One Cologne Challengers, the eight teams that did not make it into the quarter-finals of the Columbus Major will compete in June against the eight top-placing teams from Regional Minor Championships in the Asian, European, North American and CIS regions. Only the top eight will advance to ESL One Cologne to compete against the Legends for a chance at the title. Nice ,Gambit is back
2016-04-08 21:24
#172
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
HYYYYYYPEEEEEE LEVEL OVER 9000 OH YEAH BABY WOOOOOOO
2016-04-08 21:25
navi let's go <3
2016-04-08 21:25
again only $1 million, fuck. Let's Go Gamers2 <3
2016-04-08 21:25
H Y P E
2016-04-08 21:26
Shit happend, katowice not major ? Wp
2016-04-08 21:25
NICE <3
2016-04-08 21:25
Wait is Groupstage in Arena as well?
2016-04-08 21:26
Sick lets goo! one mil again lets go liquid no throwerino
2016-04-08 21:26
gogo lg!!!!!!
2016-04-08 21:28
will be the biggest CSGO event by far...
2016-04-08 21:28
Expected
2016-04-08 21:28
6 day majors <3
2016-04-08 21:29
And it looks like 6Days in arena or do I read wrong?
2016-04-08 21:53
i assume only playoffs but its would be cool to have it all 6 days :D
2016-04-08 21:54
Yes only able to access the arena the first 3 Days but when u look at the first 4 sentences it sounds like all 6 Days
2016-04-09 00:04
gj volvo
2016-04-08 21:29
#204
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Finland Fherrera 
SHIIIIIT
2016-04-08 21:29
Here we go ...
2016-04-08 21:30
ez LG
2016-04-08 21:30
YEAH, eu time zone <3
2016-04-08 21:30
Can we expect "The International" for CS:GO one day?
2016-04-08 21:32
#215
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Reunion m0thman 
Expected
2016-04-08 21:32
aaaaand, i cant go again :(( because i am not 16 yet :(
2016-04-08 21:32
#225
allu | 
Finland ebinzzi 
what are you doing in cs community fucking kid?
2016-04-08 21:33
as you dont know, i can play if i want ;) there is even a pro player who is 14, so stfu and go to sleep, retard :P
2016-04-08 21:34
you are the retard
2016-04-08 21:48
#220
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
nice, cant wait!
2016-04-08 21:32
NICE! GO LG
2016-04-08 21:32
samue venue
2016-04-08 21:32
obv
2016-04-08 21:34
July 5-10 - hmmm, kinda early.
2016-04-08 21:34
This major is going to be fucking legendary, far bigger and better than MLG Columbus and Cologne 2015
2016-04-08 21:36
nice
2016-04-08 21:37
Fnatic's cheats work best at ESL events so fnatic will win this one 100%. Olof's gonna drop 50 bombs on overpass
2016-04-08 21:37
Nice looking forward to this, also the change to the minor rules is quite nice too
2016-04-08 21:37
#250
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Czech Republic B0barian 
Im coming for you, gold Pick'em :DD
2016-04-08 21:38
Boring, another autistic european shut in crowd. Great.
2016-04-08 21:38
Good news, expected.
2016-04-08 21:41
the worst crowd ever is in Cologne
2016-04-08 21:43
#265
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Argentina YH!one 
Nice, hope 2kill can win the minor.
2016-04-08 21:43
Yessssss nice one germany!
2016-04-08 21:44
nice
2016-04-08 21:44
how much for a pint of beer in cologne?
2016-04-08 21:46
#272
shox | 
Germany rakFABI 
WOHOO i already have my ticket :D
2016-04-08 21:46
#273
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CIS OREL_1337 
Navi win i hope
2016-04-08 21:46
#277
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Denmark MQllerhjul 
niiiiiiiiice ....! Its going to be a nice summer then :)
2016-04-08 21:48
omg germany crowd is so dead
2016-04-08 21:49
H Y P E Y P E P E E
2016-04-08 21:50
YESSSSSSS HYPEEEEE
2016-04-08 21:50
will this be the third year running that Cologne has the ugliest stickers of all the Majors? We'll know by the end of May it seems
2016-04-08 21:51
#312
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Germany GODsuNny 
Cologne was always the best place for CSGO events and Valve designed these stickers not the host lol
2016-04-08 22:32
*2nd best
2016-04-09 06:29
to ez for lg
2016-04-08 21:53
We need a SA Minor, visa troubles incoming to SA teams -.-'
2016-04-08 21:53
HYPE
2016-04-08 21:54
#293
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Sweden godname 
Nice
2016-04-08 21:54
very nice, but i kinda hoped they would raise the price-pool a little bit.
2016-04-08 21:57
"americas minor"? should be NA minor and SA minor -.-
2016-04-08 21:59
Why to give America more slots? I am pissed that the minors are regional anyway. Get rid of the Prizepools cover with Prizepool the Travel costs and then 1 Big 2 Week Lan ~ ask Intel for a couple more Bugs for nice venue and Production Ezy pzy better Systeme
2016-04-09 00:08
dude, there's so much potential in south america.. maybe you didnt know, but in brazil there was a lan hosted in january where LG obviously was crowned champion, but TempoStorm actually ended 4th...
2016-04-09 01:14
m8: Your Scenario: 2 Brazilian Teams are as Good as Tempo Storm (Of course if TS didn't Choke) That means they are able to compete international OK My Scenario: 3 Brazilian Teams fight for Qualifier Spots against Na, CiS, eu, asia Teams for 2 Weeks or Something Your Scenario: 3 Brazilian Teams fight against NA Teams for Qualifier Spots Since every Good NA Team has Legendary Status (Liquid) it should be easy for those Teams to Qualify in the NA Qualifier And Also the minor systeme favors American Teams since I wouldn't even give them 4 Teams at the Main Qualifier since I think The Top American Teams (Except Liquid, TS , LG , and maybe CLG) are on the Level of Teams like CSGL, HR, Gambit, Team YP and Penta
2016-04-09 02:46
fortunately no organizers care what you think
2016-04-09 06:27
STARLADDER RULIT, SU4KI
2016-04-08 21:59
HYPE
2016-04-08 22:01
#302
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Austria db42 
for people who want to attend: the upper tickets are actually better, as they are on the same height as the videowalls, and you get free seats 4 your frends way easier then on the lower ranks. the ground seats are vip tickets only for a shitloads of money, you dont need to stand in line for pins though as vip
2016-04-08 22:09
#305
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France Tornnat90 
Hyyyypeeeeeee inc
2016-04-08 22:20
NO CIRCLE STICKERS PLEASE
2016-04-08 22:22
hexagonal sticker please
2016-04-09 01:00
#307
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Finland Hunajaperse 
yes. ez for ence
2016-04-08 22:27
#311
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France Tornnat90 
Did you noticed that the EU minor is the same week end than ESL Pro League Finals. Pro league finals are from the 12th to the 15th of May and Dream Hack tours minor qualifier will be from the 14th to the 16th of May. wtf
2016-04-08 22:32
its not likely that teams playing epl semis/finals(tier1) will also be playing in the eu minor(tier3)
2016-04-08 22:51
inb4 Shengen broken due to immigration issue and everyone in EU needs visas. PYTH START GETTING YOUR PAPERS READY RIGHT NOW M8
2016-04-08 22:37
ez for NaVi
2016-04-08 23:03
nice!!
2016-04-08 23:33
Can someone please leave me an honest report? Is cologne safe to visit? Thanks!
2016-04-08 23:40
There's a lot of kebabs, but still safe enough.
2016-04-09 00:02
cologne is a safe place m8 haha
2016-04-09 00:02
are you serious lmao
2016-04-09 00:30
its not. especially for a black guy
2016-04-09 02:40
Good crowd on cologne, nice.
2016-04-08 23:50
#329
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United Kingdom ChadDunbar 
<3
2016-04-08 23:52
Worst major crowd. Why even have a major in Europe
2016-04-08 23:55
since mouz wont high likely wont reach the playoffs, their crowd will be much better lmao. no crongy USA USA chants and no crowd which wants to ghost for their home team. lanxess arena >>>> nationwide arena on top
2016-04-09 01:20
damn takin this seriously. dw bud all will be back to normal. I will go back to watching matches at very early in the morning so you dont have to, is np. Its obious we shouldnt have a major in NA. It just so inconvenient for everyone in EU
2016-04-09 01:27
well i thought we were talking about the crowd, which was rly cringy in columbus indeed, but yes. i agree with your points ;>
2016-04-09 01:28
I was really just making a point of all the HLTV threads just crying about a major should not be in NA for really dumb reasons. Why not 1 in NA 1 in EU and 1 in Asia. Maybe wait for more Asian teams before the Asia one but that seems pretty good and fair to me
2016-04-09 01:31
asia lmao. have you heard about the dota 2 major there? 60hz monitors cheapest production ever... tbh eu majors are just the best place in terms of time zones and organisation. inbe4 you are complaining; colummbus was good in terms of organisation too
2016-04-09 01:33
I live in seattle and have been to The international several times. Valve sponsored events are almost always top level in production value. Valve fired the production company in China mid event because of that. Also from an organizational standpoint I bet its easier for Valve to run events in Seattle since thats where they are located, so maybe we should just run all events out of Seattle. Easier for Valve to organize. My point with my original post was just that people complained about the major for the most dumb reasons. If there is going to be a large portion of EU viewers complaining when there is a large NA event then im just going to complain whenever there is a large EU event because its inconvenient for me
2016-04-09 01:43
well seattle would be propably the worst place ever in terms of timezones. either u have to get up very early in na or stay up very long in eu biggest victim would be asia anyway
2016-04-09 01:47
The amount of Chinese viewers that attends the international is very large. Its worse for EU
2016-04-09 01:48
I wish the Cologne major happened this April and MLG happened this July. I'm going on a long drive from New York to California this may. FML
2016-04-09 00:27
#343
KRIMZ | 
Austria TiENa 
GreaT :> i will Be There to buy those pins :>
2016-04-09 00:43
#344
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Greece wuo 
So unfortunate. It's Esl, so there will be such annoying casters like Deman and Pansy. Will have to mute them, but I'm really looking forward to this major!
2016-04-09 00:57
Wtf are you talking about? pansy and de_man > anders and semmler
2016-04-09 01:13
inb4 bombings
2016-04-09 00:59
eww german crowd so weak all majors should be NA now
2016-04-09 01:32
u know the good thing about cologne? the crowd was from everywhere in eu.. swedes a lot of poles, french people.. luckily not a crowd trying to ghost for their home team lmao
2016-04-09 01:35
its not at gamescom which is nice.
2016-04-09 02:29
Plz Germany make some cool stickers this time !with MINIMAL backrounds and BIG team logos! Best Major ever!
2016-04-09 02:32
#363
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Brazil mibrzera 
ez for LG
2016-04-09 02:32
Yeah BOY! Gimme Them SKINS!
2016-04-09 02:39
#368
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Serbia whoa!! 
Envy playing offline qualifier. FeelsBadMan
2016-04-09 04:11
hltv confirmed
2016-04-09 04:32
both majors in cologne in '14 & '15 were great, hyped for this year :)
2016-04-09 06:47
getting some cücky there keppolana
2016-04-09 08:56
Fuck yeah! Cologne majors were the best!
2016-04-09 09:24
Nope IPL ftw
2016-04-09 10:01
#381
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CIS Bizkid13 
EZ for NaVi
2016-04-09 10:32
#382
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Germany sleezy 
LETS GO HYPEEEEE finally i can some pins and make ez skisn
2016-04-09 11:37
ENCE is going to take this.
2016-04-09 11:43
we need more majors in 3rd world countries though
2016-04-09 11:46
Ence top 10 inc
2016-04-09 12:08
2 spots for eu with dignitas, sk, vexed, csgl, godsent, hr, e-frag, ss etc and 2 stops for bots from cis without any good team in this qual why not to make it 1 big minor with 16 teams?
2016-04-09 12:25
woooooow another major SOO FAST! now this is whut I like c:
2016-04-09 12:57
the best major is back bois!!! cologne hype meet me there ^.^
2016-04-09 13:30
cologne worst stickers as always, probably some amoeba shaped
2016-04-09 14:24
CSGOSTRONG .COM TO GET 1$ WRITE 99738
2016-04-09 22:23
you dont say, they already advertised it as a major...
2016-04-09 22:24
why 5-10 i thought its 8-10
2016-04-10 14:06
#403
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Sweden extol88 
And PLEASE, jesus christ Major-hosters. Make the Final a Bo5 or Bo7!
2016-04-10 19:46
pansy casting finals confirmed
2016-04-10 19:49
#406
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Brazil Tesse 
"€2,999 (private lounge for up to five people)" - Meet me there.
2016-04-11 21:59
Holy fuck.
2016-06-10 11:56
GOD ALLU
2016-04-12 20:45
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