ESL One Cologne schedule released

ESL has released a provisional scheduled for the upcoming CS:GO Major in Cologne.

From July 5-10, the German city of Cologne will host the second Counter-Strike Major of the year, where 16 teams from all over the world will battle it out for their share of a $1 Million prize purse.

The first three days of the event will be played behind closed doors, with the playoffs taking place at the LANXESS Arena, the same venue of last year's Cologne Major knockout stages.


LANXESS Arena will host the playoffs 

Below you can find the provisional schedule released today by ESL:

Tuesday, July 5
10:30 Show Starts
11:00 Opening Matches
Wednesday, July 6
10:30 Show Starts
11:00 Elimination and Winners matches
Thursday, July 7
10:30 Show Start
11:00 Decider matches
Friday, July 8
09:20 Show starts
10:00 Quarter-final #1
13:30 Quarter-final #2
17:30 Quarter-final #3
20:30 Quarter-final #4
Saturday, July 9
14:20 Show starts
15:00 Semi-final #1
18:30 Semi-final #2
Sunday, July 10
14:40 Show starts
15:00 Showmatch
17:00 Grand final

Meanwhile, ESL has released the group order, which looks as follows: 

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Denmark Astralis CIS Natus Vincere United States Liquid Brazil Luminosity
United States CLG Sweden NiP Poland Virtus.pro Sweden fnatic
Russia Gambit Canada OpTic Germany mousesports Europe FaZe
Denmark Dignitas Ukraine FlipSid3 France Envy France G2
Group D lol
2016-06-22 20:10
ez for lg and fnatic not hard at all
2016-06-22 20:11
also ence
2016-06-22 20:11
#59
World clry 
Don't you mean SK kappa
2016-06-22 20:16
LG
2016-06-22 20:16
#110
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
why Kappa? its SK for real
2016-06-22 22:29
where's this major? in berlin or cologne?
2016-06-22 22:34
#112
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
berlin
2016-06-22 22:35
thanks m8
2016-06-22 22:37
#115
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
np
2016-06-22 22:38
#117
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
dude stop trolling xdd its obviously in cologne, thats why it is called "ESL C O L O G N E"
2016-06-22 22:42
ez for RENEGADES
2016-06-23 02:52
#148
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
and why do you comment this under my comment?
2016-06-23 16:29
cologne
2016-07-01 17:36
#166
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Germany jonko 
ESL One Berlin is gonna be fun!
2016-07-03 20:52
#159
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Finland OpTic_allu 
LG
2016-07-01 14:05
#65
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Germany Bier 
ez for *SK and fnatic
2016-06-22 20:17
LG
2016-06-22 20:17
#73
MSL | 
Azerbaijan korfex 
they will play as sk at cologne
2016-06-22 20:20
sk is going out in groups bud
2016-06-22 22:02
Do u mean sk??
2016-06-22 20:38
Group (C)ock aswell. Hard to predict
2016-06-22 20:11
group C is full of retards, all teams in group C suck
2016-06-22 20:15
#72
JD | 
Poland PSZ 
+1
2016-06-22 20:19
mouz isn't that bad, but i agree. they should've put fnc in group D and liquid in group D
2016-06-22 20:30
Group C will be the biggest shitshow
2016-06-22 20:43
#4
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
kek
2016-06-22 20:10
#7
Brazil zlkz1 
1
2016-06-22 20:09
4
2016-06-22 20:09
gl SK
2016-06-22 20:10
not so ez for ence but ez for ence
2016-06-22 20:10
#11
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
n
2016-06-22 20:09
#12
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Finland R1PST3R1 
ez for flipside
2016-06-22 20:10
Nice!
2016-06-22 20:09
n1
2016-06-22 20:09
#15
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CIS (net) 
k
2016-06-22 20:09
#16
Hong Kong bufu 
PogChamp
2016-06-22 20:09
#17
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Ukraine twil 
tt
2016-06-22 20:09
No Pala No Party
2016-06-22 20:10
1
2016-06-22 20:09
#20
mock | 
United States fizZz^ 
deez nuts
2016-06-22 20:09
#21
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Brazil SeukuMyama 
1
2016-06-22 20:09
3
2016-06-22 20:09
#23
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Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
hype for all stars
2016-06-22 20:09
rip faze
2016-06-22 20:10
ok
2016-06-22 20:10
RIP fnatic
2016-06-22 20:10
#27
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United States AshKetchum 
what is LG doing there?
2016-06-22 20:10
Group D is actually getting more retarded the more i look at it.
2016-06-22 20:10
We have group D....then we have group A....actually C as well, we have TL, VP, and nV with chokes, who knows what team shows up, and lol nV. Then we have mouz.
2016-06-22 20:12
nv dont choke, its either they play good or bad. no in between.
2016-06-22 20:14
TL = chokes, VP = who knows what team shows up, and lol nV = nV....thought it was obvious.
2016-06-22 20:15
shouldve ended the sentence after TL,VP, and nV. "tl, vp, and nv with chokes," makes it seem like you are saying nv chokes.
2016-06-22 20:17
No I shouldn't have, because if you read onward and saw the commas, you'd realize it pertains to them in chronological order.
2016-06-22 20:21
way too many commas still. wouldve been ideal to end the sentence after nv.
2016-06-22 20:26
No. Too many commas? what...lol.
2016-06-22 20:33
nV=nV 10/10 analysed
2016-07-01 16:37
Yea, they need to figure out a way to avoid these kinds of groups, basically every team in group D is top10, 3 of which could be considered top5 atm. They need to adapt better to current form/rankings than tournaments that happened 4-5 months ago.
2016-06-22 20:18
actually it looks great
2016-06-22 20:13
Now compare D to A/C.
2016-06-22 20:16
that's some good balance right there OSfrog
2016-06-22 20:24
For a Na'Vi fan i bet it does 4Head
2016-06-22 20:16
actually I will cheer for Liquid more than for Navi but my point is that there will be no boring games in this group (unlike f3 vs optic or gambit vs dignitas) but I wouldn't mind both fnatic and luminosity to get trashed during group stages Kreygasm
2016-06-22 20:22
Yea, the games will be great. But they are meant to be played in the play offs, not the fucking groupstages :/
2016-06-22 20:24
Group A is EZ boosting for astralis
2016-06-23 06:17
group a is a joke
2016-06-22 20:10
Look at group C, chokes, which VP shows up? which nV shows up? then mouz.
2016-06-22 20:15
the thing is, there are 3 teams outside of the top10 in group a
2016-06-22 20:16
Yeah I know, but C could be just as bad, that's my point.
2016-06-22 20:17
#124
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
No. Group C has 2 major winners, and 2 teams with a superstar player each.
2016-06-23 03:06
Uh, alright, and? you're stupid as fuck if you think it CAN'T be just as bad. Who knows if Liquid won't choke again? let alone play good even with s1mple and JDM. Who knows which VP will show up? same with nV, then mouz. But okay, keep being dumb.
2016-06-23 03:37
#129
BnTeT | 
Poland B4R73K 
They may be inconsistent or whatever the fuck you're saying, but they're miles above teams like flipsid3, CLG, gambit or whichever other teams are here and will never win anything.
2016-06-23 04:59
#151
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United States darkun 
i dont think you understand... group A teams are all worse then any team in group C basically
2016-06-23 22:41
Oh yeah, Astralis is worse than mouz, nV, VP, and Liquid...ROFL. Please. It's more like you have no clue wtf you're talking about.
2016-06-24 00:10
liquid s1mple ez
2016-06-22 20:10
#31
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Liechtenstein Snufkin 
Rip faze
2016-06-22 20:10
Just 5 days before university exams. RiP me and who else?
2016-06-22 20:10
also ich nicht. ich hab ferien :D
2016-06-22 21:41
6 university exams between 12th and 30th of July hype..oh wait
2016-06-22 21:59
OMG ez for VP.
2016-06-22 20:10
lul group D
2016-06-22 20:10
is the quarterfinal open for everybody? like not only for players and staff
2016-06-22 20:10
Group of death D
2016-06-22 20:11
Group D, D stands for Death
2016-06-22 20:11
everyone wants to see LG and fnatic final.. so they put them in the same group. how fucking retarded
2016-06-22 20:11
#46
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France t3r4byt3 
D for Deaths boys
2016-06-22 20:12
#47
Europe bueR 
They sorted the group order in terms of difficulty. Group A = ezpz Group B = Okay-ish Group C = Hard & Unpredictable Group D = 4Head
2016-06-22 20:12
+1
2016-06-22 20:14
#167
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Hungary janikiraly 
lold
2016-07-03 23:51
#48
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Portugal mrsc 
just forgot to scratch something off that list -luminosity +sk
2016-06-22 20:12
Really looking forward to this tournament. Idk why but i have the feeling that it will unforgettable.
2016-06-22 20:12
#50
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Ez group for chokelis
2016-06-22 20:12
#51
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Poland nEUTR89 
from 5-10 July*
2016-06-22 20:13
cyka
2016-06-22 20:13
#69
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
ez 4 SK
2016-06-22 20:18
NIP with the ez group that's new kappa
2016-06-22 20:19
EZ4ENCE
2016-06-22 20:19
#74
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Group A = Group Astralis. Let's be honest, they're the top team here. Group B = Group Best of 2. NiP and Na'Vi are clear favourites here. Group C = Group Clear winners? The hardest group to call for sure. Any 1 of these teams can make it out. Group D = Group Death. I don't think anymore is needed to be stated here.
2016-06-22 20:27
I also don't anymore i am needed.
2016-06-22 20:26
#87
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Edited... my absolute thanks.
2016-06-22 20:27
Shouldn't it be "I don't think anything is needed to be stated here"?
2016-06-22 20:30
#93
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Anymore is a better word, as with context of the "Group Death" as in "nothing more is needed here" rather than "anything" referring to any 1 thing.
2016-06-22 20:37
Still doesn't make sense for me. Thank you anyways.
2016-06-22 20:38
Hype
2016-06-22 20:20
Nice! Will be there :)
2016-06-22 20:22
#79
rain | 
Spain YeezusGR 
The group A is a joke rigth? EZ for Asthrowlis
2016-06-22 20:22
#80
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Brazil RisenNTC 
Group D *BrokeBack*
2016-06-22 20:23
#82
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France kennySsSsS 
ez for SK rip LG stickers :(
2016-06-22 20:24
#88
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Spain akproxx 
Group a sucks and also group c xd
2016-06-22 20:30
#91
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Poland Mannix 
4 quarterfinals bo3 games in one day when will they learn lol
2016-06-22 20:32
#97
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Poland dalaylama 
group A: Astralis, dignitas group B: Na`Vi, NiP gruop C: VP, nV gruop D: fnatic, LG
2016-06-22 20:54
no. TL and mouz instead of VP and nV
2016-06-22 21:42
yep go mouz :D first time I visit the major, they gonna win this ^^ Also sad that C9 was too bad to qualifier :) -.-
2016-06-22 23:05
VP ? LMAO/ Elegiggle
2016-06-23 06:08
That one of Gambit/CLG/dignitas becomes a "legend" team, is really fucked up. Group A: Most boring, worst games. Group B: Standard Major Group, 1 Na "hope", Flipside forever major tactics, 2 top 5 teams. Group C: The fun group. Every Team there can either play extremly well or totally shit. Will be the best group for entertainment. Group D: Group of Death. SK and Fnatic are trophy contenders, G2 looks like the best challanger team (if not tilting stronk) and FaZe is a nice addition, also stronger challanger team. Bolt Predictions: A: Astralis over Gambit B: NaVi over NiP C: Mouz over Liquid D: SK over Fnatic
2016-06-22 21:07
#100
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Poland mamba99999 
I don't get the Mouz hype. When I watch them at ELEAGUE, they almost lose to a NA team, so I have no idea how they can get out of the group 1st place, even getting out 2nd could be hard.
2016-06-22 21:33
To get out first, you need to win 2 best of 1s. If mouz does not get out first, they go out third. They will never win the best of three against any of these teams under the pressure. This is the hardest group to predict, as every of these teams can show extreme ups and downs. I think it can happen that Mouz wins over VP in a strong fashion the Bo1 and then drives over Liquid/nV in another Bo1. It is not the most likely thing to happen, but it is possible. It is no hype, I know that Mouz cant win a Bo3, neither in Groups nor in the Round of 8.
2016-06-22 21:41
#107
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Poland mamba99999 
Mouz will play against VP their first match, and as far as I remember, Virtus has always been great on big lans - the opposite with Mouz, and again, they seem to be really momentum based, so I really doubt in their victory in the first BO1. Then they have nV and Liquid - will be really tough for them. I go for VP and nV (but Liquid is a biiiig question mark - new roster - will be interresting).
2016-06-22 21:59
#158
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Brazil Deodato 
+1
2016-07-01 14:04
#99
Snax | 
Poland Mval 
Will be interesting af.
2016-06-22 21:21
They should remove the showmatch from the schedule and have a longer BO5 grand finals instead. I'd much rather prefer that to a boring showmatch.
2016-06-22 21:43
#106
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Poland mamba99999 
Yeah BO5 final would be awesome.
2016-06-22 21:55
#113
allu | 
Finland yes_asd 
best of 1337 aka BO1337
2016-06-22 22:36
They should release the stickers for you^^
2016-06-22 22:39
lelelelele group D
2016-06-22 23:54
group D damn
2016-06-22 23:56
#121
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Armenia KKegham 
group A easy for Gambit.
2016-06-23 01:53
once again bad finals inc :(
2016-06-23 02:47
#125
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India Ad1_KaM 
Group A is for Astralis. Group B is Boring. Group C has Consistency issues. Group D is group of Death!
2016-06-23 03:06
#127
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
wow great time for asia
2016-06-23 04:16
#128
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
holidays booked, lets go!
2016-06-23 04:48
where is could9? elegiggle
2016-06-23 05:01
#134
dennis | 
Slovakia Jarci 
Rip lg out in groups:D
2016-06-23 07:20
+1
2016-06-23 08:04
Why G2 always get the toughest group. :X
2016-06-23 08:51
because they never get out of groups :)
2016-06-23 09:49
Groups C and D are the most interessing
2016-06-23 09:29
Anyone driving from Berlin to Cologne to watch it? Need a ride, can pay gas etc etc :)
2016-06-23 09:47
lanxess again? najs
2016-06-23 09:50
One of the worst groups we had in majors to this point. But i' gonna watch most of it nonetheless. Predictions: Group A:Astralis over CLG, Group B:NiP over Na`Vi (if navi shows up then pls reverse the order). Group C:Hardest to predict. IF eV shows up they gonna top the group(problem is they didn't do that in forever). Mouz has always had good matchups against both nV and VP(it;s becasue of thier slow style of play). Liquid is a BIG mistery(new players, limited amount of practice, possible weakest teamplay yet they have second bigest talents on thier roster after nV) VP plays good in majors but we haven't seen them play for a month. If they shows up strong in eleagues' last week then maybe they can top the group. Otherwise there's no data to expect they gonna advance over nV or Mouz. Group D: Fnatic is back so they gonna take first place over Lumi. G2 form is deminishing now, faze are just too inconsistent and they are destined for fourth. TLDR: Astralis, CLG NiP, Navi Mouz, nV Fnatic, Lumi
2016-06-23 11:02
#143
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Poland mamba99999 
More like VP, LQ/nV in C - I don't see Virtus not going out of group. Btw, an interresting poll here, you can fill it up: docs.google.com/forms/d/11TWspS7dwwINX8v..
2016-06-23 11:49
Nice poll, thanks. As for the Group C: depends who drawns who. I think Mouz>VP, Mouz>nV so they might finnish 1st. They just have good matchup aginst both stylistically. Both VP and nV gonna play loose style and they gonna get countered by methodical style of Mouz. Then it's either VP or nV - they will play aginst each other in Eleague so after that we will have more information as to which team is in better form atm. Liquid is going to go into the Major without a real practice with new roster. This don't bodes well for thier form. They gonna be fresh and rough.
2016-06-23 12:01
#145
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Poland mamba99999 
The first matches will be Mouz-VP, LQ-nV. When it comes to Mouz - I really don't see the hype for them, in ELEAGUE they almost lost to an NA Eco Fox, and they are by far not a tier1 team, it's basicly Chris and Niko. They could be saving strats, but considering the rage they had, I'd say they have mental problems (not like they're sick, but they are very emotional, which is really bad). And VP-nV - I would not consider the ELEAGUE matches a big picture of the teams' form - they could be saving strats gor the really big event - Cologne. But still, it's VP, they never let us down in the group stages.
2016-06-23 12:08
True, Mouz didn't show up good in Eleauge and didn't perform in other majors as well. But fair enough I consent that Mouz is not going to top this group easily. I just think they will egde out both nV and VP. Moreso when, neither nV nor VP has been on very good form lately. nV especially has been in the gutter for a long time. VP has been on the up and up but then again we didn't seen them play for over a month. They form could be everywhere from batshit bad to plowmode(true, they didn't go out in the groups in last 3 majors which might be a prognostic for the future).
2016-06-23 12:19
#142
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Germany Suge75 
N1
2016-06-23 11:01
#147
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Luxembourg alex24 
fnatic gonna rekt some brazilians
2016-06-23 12:28
bad groups ever ...
2016-06-23 18:16
Group D will be entertaining to watch , as fnatic will play awesome or FaZe / G2 will suprise , we just have to wait.
2016-06-24 14:43
#154
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Poland mamba99999 
Prepare your asses FaZe
2016-06-26 23:46
tournament should be thursday-->sunday
2016-06-28 17:14
don't you think it's a bit early for Europe and i'm not even speaking for America(feelsbadm8)
2016-06-29 16:07
#162
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Finland BENGOD 
IM SO HYPED! First major for me :)
2016-07-01 16:39
#164
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Romania KrieppeN 
I'm confused... it's SK or Luminosity? P.S.: I know the story and anything. Don't understand why they are not as SK in the bracket/group.
2016-07-03 08:18
#165
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Chile Cristoff 
group A: Astralis, dignitas group B: Na`Vi, NiP group C: nV, VP/liquid group D: SK, G2/fnatic
2016-07-03 17:49
mamita el grupo D !!! da miedoooo....
2016-07-04 16:33
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