HLTV.org live from Cologne

We have arrived at the LANXESS Arena, which is playing host to ESL One Cologne over the course of the next six days (July 5-10), with a four-man lineup, ready to bring you full coverage of the $1,000,000 Major.

The group stage is almost ready to kick off, as Astralis and Dignitas are warming up for the initial round while CLG and Gambit have also been spotted at the venue.

The first, almost all-Danish, match is set to start at 11:00. For the full schedule, prize distribution, talent and everything else you need to know about ESL One Cologne, head over to the viewer's guide we have prepared.


dignitas are in good spirits prior to their initial battle with Astralis

Our special event page will also come in very handy during the event, as it will be updated regularly as the tournament progresses.

To fill up your downtime prior to the first matches or in between them, you can check out the following list of content we have released in the past several days:

Group A preview by Michal "stich" Malachowski
Group B preview by Milan "Striker" Švejda
Group C preview by Michal "stich" Malachowski
Group D preview by Milan "Striker" Švejda 

Russia Egor "flamie" Vasilyev: "We didn't have good prep"
Ukraine Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev"We'll do everything we can"
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo"Have to beat them all"
Sweden Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi"We will definitely recover"
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke"Main goal is top eight"
Canada Damian "daps" Steele: "Focus on getting out of groups"

A four-man lineup already present at the venue will bring you full coverage of ESL One Cologne 2016, including galleries, stats, interviews and more. Follow @HLTVorg on Twitter to get the latest updates on the Major.

Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
Nice! Fnatic win!
2016-07-05 10:47
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2016-07-05 10:47
keep dreaming lmao fnatic will never win it
2016-07-05 10:48
n1
2016-07-05 10:48
Nice :D cant wait!
2016-07-05 10:47
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Poland wed 
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Armenia gr1nch 
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Bulgaria Keepo 
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-07-05 10:47
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Europe Predatorino 
Am i the only one that at least reads the Introduction before commenting?
2016-07-05 10:48
Your one of the few people that READS here on hltv
2016-07-05 10:58
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Bulgaria _Jonathan_e 
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2016-07-05 10:49
Go Go ScreaM <3
2016-07-05 10:50
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Romania BluXtreme 
GL HF Astralis, dignitas, clg, gambit, navi, nip, optic, flipsid3 tactics, team liquid, ,virtus pro, , EnVyUs, mousesports, SK Gaming, G2, fnatic and FaZe Clan
2016-07-05 10:51
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Romania rockNoob 
EZ ENCE will maintain legend spot
2016-07-05 10:51
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Israel ZiinTotH 
HYPE
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Austria Phil_1337 
n1
2016-07-05 12:16
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