Cologne Main Qualifier viewer's guide

ESL One Cologne's Main Qualifier, taking place at ESL's studios in Katowice, starts in less than 48 hours. You'll find everything you need to know about the event right here in the viewer's guide.

The next major's offline qualifier is nearly upon us as it starts on Thursday, June 9th at 13:00 with the first round of matches.

As always, the tournament will have eight spots for ESL One Cologne on offer, however this time the system will be largely different - ESL will be using a Swiss system that has never been used in CS:GO before and is usually featured in chess tournaments.


EnVyUs will meet Immortals in round one

It is a non-elimination format where teams will play between three to five matches. The first round is based on four seeding pools, and in the following four rounds teams with the same amount of wins - who haven't played each other yet - will be randomly matched up.

The first round of matches is following:

France G2 vs. China TYLOO
Europe FaZe vs. Denmark Dignitas
Russia Gambit vs. Canada OpTic
Germany mousesports  vs. Russia FLuffy Gangsters
France Envy vs. Brazil Immortals
United States Cloud9 vs. CIS Empire
Ukraine FlipSid3 vs. Australia Renegades
United States Splyce vs. Europe HellRaisers

Each of the first three days will see eight matches being played one after another, while up to nine matches are set to be played on the last day. You can see the schedule below:

Thursday, June 9
12:30 - Pre-show
13:00 - First round starts, eight matches one after another
22:00 - Estimated end of day
Friday, June 10
12:30 - Pre-show
13:00 - Second round starts, eight matches one after another
22:00 - Estimated end of day
Saturday, June 11
12:30 - Pre-show
13:00 - Third round starts, eight matches one after another
22:00 - Estimated end of day
Sunday, June 12
12:30 - Pre-show
13:00 - Six fourth round matches followed by three fifth round matches
23:15 - Estimated end of day

The eight-man talent lineup bringing you the action on the official English stream looks as follows:

Australia Mitch "Uber" Leslie - Host / Interviewer
 
United Kingdom Vince "Metuz" Hill - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator
United States John "BLU" Mullen - Commentator
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Commentator
 
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
 
United Kingdom Alexander "Rushly" Rush - Observer

Only the latter two days will be open to the public, those interested in attending the qualifier can buy tickets on Eventbrite.

Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.20
n1, paaaansy
2016-06-07 17:09
#68
XigN | 
Korea Blossom 
No Thorin, No Fun :(
2016-06-07 17:22
FAKE ANDERS
2016-06-07 17:56
UBER MAH BOI <333
2016-06-08 14:33
pansy <3
2016-06-07 17:06
#166
faveN | 
Germany Zescht 
How do people enjoy watching her casts, just because she's the only female in the line-up doesn't make her good at all.
2016-06-08 08:00
#3
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
ez for ence
2016-06-07 17:06
ez4ence
2016-06-07 17:06
#5
Sweden qgh 
:)
2016-06-07 17:07
n1
2016-06-07 17:06
#7
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
nope
2016-06-07 17:06
k
2016-06-07 17:06
asdas
2016-06-07 17:06
c
2016-06-07 17:06
#11
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Germany GeoRg___J 
nice
2016-06-07 17:06
n1
2016-06-07 17:06
xD
2016-06-07 17:06
n1
2016-06-07 17:06
s
2016-06-07 17:06
1
2016-06-07 17:06
Q
2016-06-07 17:06
n1
2016-06-07 17:06
#20
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
nice
2016-06-07 17:06
#22
chrisJ | 
Hungary baGO. 
asdddas
2016-06-07 17:06
Gonna be nice
2016-06-07 17:06
NO WAI
2016-06-07 17:06
#25
Slovenia c3nc 
wow
2016-06-07 17:06
#26
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
26th
2016-06-07 17:06
1
2016-06-07 17:06
ez ence lol
2016-06-07 17:06
GL Tyloo
2016-06-07 17:06
#30
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Finland f0pZ 
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-06-07 17:06
#31
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Kyrgyzstan kyrgyzstan 
1
2016-06-07 17:06
Pansy <3
2016-06-07 17:07
wtf this commentators
2016-06-07 17:07
#34
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Russia Reph 
No Yanko omg
2016-06-07 17:07
he is at eleague he cant be here too :D
2016-06-07 17:08
#56
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Germany Chris Walker 
Is he?
2016-06-07 17:15
he was at week 1 and 2
2016-06-07 17:19
#65
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Germany Chris Walker 
oh then i missed something big time
2016-06-07 17:21
he's not there lol
2016-06-07 17:36
#88
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Germany Chris Walker 
good lol
2016-06-07 17:38
you've been hallucinating, YNk is not at eleague nor has he been there
2016-06-07 17:37
pardon. i could have sworn i remembered seeing him on the analyst desk.. too many events going on and my brain is overloaded :D
2016-06-07 17:52
that's understandable tbh
2016-06-07 18:06
Uber lol fiflaren 2?
2016-06-07 17:07
Uber he is the north american player but the katowice he is the australian stars.
2016-06-07 17:12
wtf :D
2016-06-07 17:41
Is it close to audience??
2016-06-07 17:07
it should be open for a audience but seats are limited (i think)
2016-06-07 17:59
they said few weeks earlier that it will be closed
2016-06-08 00:02
ty m8
2016-06-08 14:51
#37
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France Bokorat 
Go EnVy US and G2 ! :D
2016-06-07 17:07
ez4tylooo
2016-06-07 17:07
Tyloo plz qualify I want cool stickers
2016-06-07 17:08
pretty bad talent lineup only metuz and blu are good machine is decent host
2016-06-07 17:08
#46
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
vendetta is good
2016-06-07 17:09
#70
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
you know you know you know you know Only an Australian? Who talks with an uplift? So that every statement sounds like a question? And sounds like a drunk Kardashian? Can tolerate a moron with as much of a lisp? As this you know you know you know clown? Ynk literally learned English in 9 months and you're saying an idiot that can't go 10 seconds without saying "you know" is good. Jesus christ
2016-06-07 17:24
#83
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
wrong reply i think
2016-06-07 17:33
#92
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
No? You know, Vendetta, you know, the, you know, "analyst", you know, is a, you know, lisping, you know, clown, you know, and is, you know, the worst CS, you know, caster of all time.
2016-06-07 17:40
#106
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
ill just copy what i said in another comment could be worse could be launders
2016-06-07 17:59
Uber is a fine host
2016-06-07 17:17
#132
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
none of them are good lol machine is good at least but shit casters tbh.
2016-06-07 19:17
Let's go OpTic and TyLoo!!!
2016-06-07 17:08
METUZ god
2016-06-07 17:08
Machine best host Metuz best castererer
2016-06-07 17:09
this talent line up :(
2016-06-07 17:10
#49
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
could be worse could be launders
2016-06-07 17:11
Launders over natu any day
2016-06-07 17:42
#102
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
thats ur opinion
2016-06-07 17:59
i never said yours :>
2016-06-07 19:21
#48
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
#IMTWIN
2016-06-07 17:11
ez RUSSIA
2016-06-07 17:12
metuz, i luled
2016-06-07 17:13
Nice with Metuz and vendetta, the rest is utter shit. Tier 584 casting
2016-06-07 17:15
tyloo and fluffy so fucked up :(
2016-06-07 17:15
GL TyLoo <3
2016-06-07 17:15
Thank Mr. Striker
2016-06-07 17:15
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-06-07 17:18
#64
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Yugoslavia kekmeister549 
Yeah love metuz for casting. Pansy is decent machine decent dont know bout rest
2016-06-07 17:20
where are anders & semmler? ddk and bddk?
2016-06-07 17:21
#186
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Casting at Eleague
2016-06-09 07:49
Pansy, Natu and Blu?? instant mute when those morons cast.. Metuz is good.. Machine is ok desk host.
2016-06-07 17:22
Blu and natu are good probaly 2 of the top 5
2016-06-08 05:03
I bet your top 5 has also dab0o
2016-06-08 12:26
hope G2 stickers for sure
2016-06-07 17:23
No ddk no party
2016-06-07 17:25
no thorin or rl, no resident sleeper, bah another event to miss.
2016-06-07 17:25
#73
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
TyLoo FaZe Gambit mousesports Immortals Cloud9 FlipSid3 NoobRaisers
2016-06-07 17:26
no G2 and nV? you are insane dude
2016-06-07 17:29
#122
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i still think tyloo will win over g2 and i dont think nv has a chances agaisnt favelas
2016-06-07 18:58
uhhhhh so you picking who will win 1st matches,i thought who will be at major LUL
2016-06-07 22:28
#146
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
nah, jsut 1st match ^^
2016-06-07 22:36
Gambit over optic???? Lol are you stupid gambit hasn't done anything since -way lander
2016-06-08 05:04
#169
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
murica calls me stupid =D
2016-06-08 10:07
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2016-06-07 17:29
#76
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Lets go BRAZIL! We can do it!!!! We smart, we loyal,cwe friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-06-07 17:29
#77
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Lithuania Kooligan 
Pansy To ruin the games again
2016-06-07 17:29
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator Didn't read the rest
2016-06-07 17:29
#80
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Gl all teams but ez ence
2016-06-07 17:31
could be a better talent lineup
2016-06-07 17:33
PANSY PogChamp
2016-06-07 17:33
Let's see if dignitas don't choke this time
2016-06-07 17:38
Natu cast??? LOOOL I prefer Launders.. hes much better
2016-06-07 17:40
nice matches
2016-06-07 17:45
G2 FaZe Dignitas Mouz EnVyUs Immortals Hellraisers Cloud9
2016-06-07 17:54
how 3 teams from a group qualify lol group a g2 faze dig tyloo g2 and faze only
2016-06-07 19:18
betting my virginity envy wont qualify
2016-06-07 17:54
#100
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Brunei br0ks 
tier 4 casters lol
2016-06-07 17:55
pansy and vendetta at the same event. holy fucking shit, why? I'd take YNk and launders over these two any day of the week.
2016-06-07 18:01
This talent fits the tournament... Its a low qualifier so is the desk
2016-06-07 17:59
LOL, it's the most stacked qualifier ever in csgo.
2016-06-08 05:47
#107
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
what a terrible caster line up, except metuz, metuz is great
2016-06-07 18:00
#109
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator Didn't read the rest
2016-06-07 18:04
Go Hellraisers!
2016-06-07 18:05
#113
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Finland R1PST3R1 
Go f3
2016-06-07 18:10
with this caster its easy decision to not watch this qualifier :o unless they let metuz solo cast every game
2016-06-07 18:12
so shitty talent line up where is tasspot, joe miller, OJ Borg cmoonnnnn
2016-06-07 18:15
#116
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Spain StarkForce1 
GO GO GO G2
2016-06-07 18:25
#118
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Brazil romp  
yes!!!! NO THOORIN
2016-06-07 18:38
placed in Poland but no polish team which are better then 70% of those who playing.. i mean AGG and Kinguin
2016-06-07 18:46
better than empire and splyce. who more? lol
2016-06-07 18:56
#129
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Poland B4rtek 
maybe Kinguin would have some trouble with g2, dg, mouse or imm, but the rest no chance my friend
2016-06-07 19:06
they beat dg and mouse couple times didnt play vs imm tho
2016-06-07 19:28
I agree, I think Kinguin would lose to G2, Mouz and maybe FaZe, but they could probably beat the rest
2016-06-08 05:46
#175
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United States Scrub_Disney 
C9 vs kinguin would be close in my opinion id give it to kinguin but it would be a good match
2016-06-08 12:44
This may be one of the worst casting crews I have seen for a major qualifier. I know that Everyone is at eleague, but they could have at least gotten HenryG and Sadokist.
2016-06-07 18:58
Fake Anders isn't a bad caster, blue is 50/50, rest= ResidentSleeper/mute
2016-06-07 19:03
I hate henrygay and sadofag they just flirt the fucking entire time it's really annoying natu and Blu are much better dame with metuz but pansy makes me want to kms
2016-06-08 05:07
Pansy... She says retarded shit and her voice is so annoying
2016-06-08 05:08
oh noes from now on: EZ for ENCE and with these guys!!!! interesting still!! love the sport!
2016-06-07 19:00
gl uber, you'll find a new team soon
2016-06-07 19:00
^^^^^^^^^^^^ +111111111111111
2016-06-08 05:11
#126
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Poland B4rtek 
g2 will get that easily
2016-06-07 19:02
natu as commentator? rip
2016-06-07 19:05
he has been improving a lot tbh, casting ton of events does that to you. not by any means one of the best but tolerable
2016-06-10 02:37
No BaBam no party
2016-06-07 19:13
Na anders
2016-06-07 19:22
Nooo NOT pansy plssss
2016-06-07 19:26
gl tyloo
2016-06-07 19:26
G2 > Tyloo Faze < Dignitas Gambit > OpTiC mousesports > Flutty Gangsters EnVyUs > Immortals Cloud9 > Empire Flipsid3 > Renegades Splyce < Hellraisers
2016-06-07 19:32
Gambit<<<<<<<<<<<Optic lol wtf are retarded?
2016-06-08 05:08
ez mouz g2 faze dignitas envy immortals c9 and hr
2016-06-07 19:59
no ynk hmmm ;)) ynk is the new coach of mouz
2016-06-07 19:59
Ez Immortals.
2016-06-07 20:33
#148
Snax | 
Poland Mval 
G2 ENVY MOUSE FAZE OPTIC IMMORTALS DIGNITAS C9
2016-06-07 22:57
RIP BRAZIL
2016-06-07 23:36
GO CANADA!!!!
2016-06-08 02:13
Only viewers' guide, NO PREVIEW????
2016-06-08 04:07
#153
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Denmark clutchkongen 
no thorin? :((((
2016-06-08 04:46
ez g2
2016-06-08 07:02
#165
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Hong Kong c1ren^^ 
G2<3
2016-06-08 07:02
Damn ma boy Rush is climbing up the food chain. PS wasnt Fluffy gangsters acquired by a different organization?
2016-06-08 09:04
#172
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
Yeah, but they left it like a week after joining hltv.org/news/17942-bd-return-to-fluffy-..
2016-06-08 12:06
#170
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Russia AR4ER 
poor Gambit...gl anyway
2016-06-08 10:33
#171
cyx | 
Czech Republic Metbiker 
ez.. ex-Tempo storm :))
2016-06-08 11:17
Not a single good caster FeelsBadMan we mute boys
2016-06-08 12:31
gl OpTic ;)
2016-06-08 12:48
budget anders
2016-06-08 13:20
is it 90 zl for 1 or 2 days?
2016-06-08 13:33
#182
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Other anarh1st47 
Ez flg
2016-06-08 16:20
>Cologne >polish flag wtf
2016-06-09 10:50
>Cologne Main Qualifer
2016-06-09 14:19
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