North confirmed at ESL One Cologne

North are the latest team confirmed for ESL One Cologne, the event's organisers have announced.

The former dignitas lineup becomes the first Danish team confirmed for the prestigious event, with Astralis having declined their invitation due to a packed Summer schedule.

North were recently seen in action at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 event, where they were sent packing in the quarter-finals following a 1-2 defeat against HellRaisers.


North will attend ESL One Cologne 

A total of $250,000 will be up for grabs at ESL One Cologne, which will culminate with the playoffs at LANXESS Arena from July 7-9. Eight of the 16 tournament spots are currently filled, with four invites still to be determined.

The final four spots will go to the top teams of qualifiers held in three regions. Europe and North America already have their qualifiers set, with a third regional qualifier due to be announced shortly. 

Below you can find the current team list for ESL One Cologne:

Brazil SK Sweden fnatic CIS Natus Vincere Poland Virtus.pro
Europe FaZe Sweden NiP France G2 Denmark North
Other Invite Other Invite Other Invite Other Invite
Europe EU qual.  Europe EU qual.  North America NA qual. Other TBA
nice :)
2017-04-21 16:27
#38
 | 
Brazil DileBani 
2017 edits post xDD
2017-04-21 17:06
at least they are not scared of SK (despite losing to us all the time) like Astralis.. gj North
2017-04-21 17:55
#74
 | 
Denmark DanishDelight 
hahaha cute, Astralis in last 5 finals, sk in how many? yes 0
2017-04-21 19:06
SK win two time the Major? Yes 2. And Astralis? Yes 1
2017-04-21 21:33
#90
 | 
Denmark regnant 
NA 0 :D Kill me
2017-04-21 23:33
#91
 | 
Denmark DanishDelight 
so you are saying that the team that won or at least was in final in last 5 tournaments, and won last major, should be afraid to compete against a team that won more than a year ago, and havent won anything after changing lineup? nice joke
2017-04-21 23:35
#92
 | 
Denmark DanishDelight 
wrong reply
2017-04-21 23:38
#93
 | 
Denmark DanishDelight 
You sure its not the old mib lineup that Astralis fear? Heard Cogu is doing his comback and got a wildcard for Cologne, so Astralis dont dare to showw up ...
2017-04-21 23:38
When out of arguments: SK TWO MAJORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-04-22 01:41
#2 lmao
2017-04-21 18:32
#3
 | 
Finland kAlluYT 
Good for them! Still ez for G2
2017-04-21 16:28
This will be better than the major (because NiP is here). Now we just wait for C9 Invite and it will be confirmed better than the major.
2017-04-21 18:12
good
2017-04-21 16:27
cheater team at esl cologne, nice
2017-04-21 16:27
gz
2017-04-21 16:27
#8
LordPig | 
Finland k0joDD 
nice
2017-04-21 16:27
#10
rain | 
Denmark ^Lykke^ 
nice pick by esl
2017-04-21 16:28
expected
2017-04-21 16:27
#14
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Yeah boyyyy
2017-04-21 16:28
#16
rain | 
Other Mendelev 
Why not 8 invites and 8 from qualifiers ? That's retarded
2017-04-21 16:29
#31
NiKo | 
India kamz 
+1
2017-04-21 16:53
Invite dosia next
2017-04-21 16:30
#48
Zeus | 
Germany Dyrem 
They will play anyway. Since all playoff teams from last year are invited
2017-04-21 17:26
Nice, good luck to FaZe
2017-04-21 16:33
#20
 | 
Slovakia bombmeister 
HR pls!
2017-04-21 16:34
#41
 | 
Switzerland Alpollo 
+1
2017-04-21 17:08
invite EnvyUs PLS!!
2017-04-21 16:36
#22
 | 
Brazil romp  
+ Mouz + Gambit + c9 + Immo + hell + Envy + Liuqid + Flip > Major
2017-04-21 16:37
#45
 | 
France t3r4byt3 
No Astralis means its automatically going to be worse than the Major
2017-04-21 17:19
#69
 | 
India TYZ4 
+1 just because you said Flip, a team everyone forgets about these days :'(
2017-04-21 18:47
#23
 | 
Spain BrunoSB 
nice
2017-04-21 16:38
"We are going to be scheduling better in 2017" - North Then plays tournament one week before major
2017-04-21 16:38
A good warm up event before the major, since there is a break before the major iirc
2017-04-21 16:42
This tournament is in germany, major in poland, same time zone, short travel, good chance to practice. Whats ur logic.
2017-04-21 16:43
That they play a tournament one week before possibly the most important event of the year?
2017-04-21 18:42
If that would fak up their form or abilities then none of top teams would go there. Astralis is different story cos they are tryharding a bit too much, playing mental games etc. But you dont even need 1 week break to play another tournament.
2017-04-21 18:48
The reason they are going is obviously the money, not to stay in shape. Literally no pro had anything bad to say about having a months break prior to Atlanta, and said it was really great to have time to prepare, MSL being one of them.
2017-04-21 18:50
it is still a big event and because Astralis are not attending the chances for winning this event are higher for the other teams
2017-04-21 16:59
#25
 | 
Germany grabke 
invite mouz want to see ropz on "first" LAN
2017-04-21 16:41
#28
fer | 
Brazil Ze_Pequeno 
Only the danish chokers won't attend lul. And they think they'll win back to back major lul
2017-04-21 16:47
Device has a hiatus hernia and his doctor recommends he should not travel excessively. Them trying to defend their title is not the only reason they are skipping out on this event... Also, Danish chokers? Says the Brazilian whose best team went out in groups in the last two LAN events.
2017-04-21 19:16
#84
 | 
Germany enzin 
Cologne is in Germany and the Major in Poland ... I don't think that the Traveling is that much of a deal.
2017-04-21 20:56
If they were to drive there, it would take 9 hours... That being said, they would most probably take the airplane if they were to do it. His doctors recommended that he should not travel too much. Flying from Denmark to Cologne, then flying back to Krakow, and then flying back to Denmark would mean 3 airplane flights in a few weeks.
2017-04-22 16:31
Probably Cologne will be soo good as the next major
2017-04-21 16:50
#30
 | 
Israel asafborger 
Team Liquid next
2017-04-21 16:53
Wait there are 4 more invites ? Ok
2017-04-21 16:54
#34
 | 
Denmark moosp 
North is going to win this one easily
2017-04-21 16:55
#36
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Now invite: Immortals, Gambit Cloud9 and Envyus Qual EU: HellRaisers, Heroic Qual NA: Renegades or Liquid TBA: Idk (Maybe Asia qual?)
2017-04-21 17:04
Hellraisers and heroic deserve an invite much more than envyus or immortals
2017-04-21 17:10
#51
 | 
World neomax360 
More than NV yay, but more than IMT, I don't think so.
2017-04-21 17:39
#73
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Nah, maybe HR/Heroic > Envyus, but Immortals have been really good.
2017-04-21 19:03
#37
 | 
Turkey srtn16 
i want to see Space Soldiers on this event :)
2017-04-21 17:05
not a t3 event
2017-04-21 17:16
#95
 | 
Turkey srtn16 
sure Why PGL invite this team on PGL minor 2017 closed qual? is it tier 3 event?
2017-04-22 01:24
Minors consists of t2 and t3, events like Cologne should invite t1 and t2 only.
2017-04-22 02:27
#40
 | 
Brazil DileBani 
Bad team, inv hellraisers instead
2017-04-21 17:07
#44
 | 
United States gtmaniacmda 
noice
2017-04-21 17:17
#46
 | 
Europe Vallon 
Can't wait for their choke on quarterfinals.
2017-04-21 17:20
#47
 | 
France t3r4byt3 
+HellRaisers, Heroic, Gambit, Liquid
2017-04-21 17:25
#50
 | 
World Sins 
PogChamp
2017-04-21 17:38
Stacked tournament so far, looks really exciting. A lot of tier 1 teams.
2017-04-21 17:48
#55
 | 
World bigb1rd 
This looks like an awesomely competitive LAN already
2017-04-21 17:49
#58
 | 
Denmark clutchkongen 
Gonna be ezzz since Astralis isn't attending.
2017-04-21 18:04
#59
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Great teams so far! :) Anyone know why Astralis is not attending? :) Gl to all teams.
2017-04-21 18:04
#62
 | 
Brazil agosho 
+ Miami Flamingos
2017-04-21 18:25
#65
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
+Heroic +Mouz +Immortals +Gambit
2017-04-21 18:32
#67
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
NORTH WILL WIN
2017-04-21 18:34
#72
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
Invite IMT, pls
2017-04-21 19:02
#77
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
Ez fnatic north final
2017-04-21 19:21
#78
 | 
Portugal Shion 
Astralis is looking like pussys not attendind cologne because major when all the other top teams will I understand the call but no other team follow their steps
2017-04-21 19:58
...because no other team is defending major champs.
2017-04-21 20:10
#82
 | 
Portugal Shion 
yes but for sure other teams have the goal to win it...
2017-04-21 20:35
Astralis & Gambit PLZ
2017-04-21 20:35
#83
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Expected! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-21 20:39
#87
 | 
France kennySsSsS 
+Immortals is inevitable if not they're racist confirmed
2017-04-21 21:16
#94
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Invites should be: Immortals fnatic HellRaisers cloud9/Heroic
2017-04-22 00:28
fnatic is already invited.
2017-04-22 01:39
#100
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
lol I really didn't saw them on the list. Gambit instead, then.
2017-04-22 01:41
#106
 | 
Belarus quasar73 
gl North
2017-04-22 12:31
really liking north lately gl
2017-04-22 12:40
#113
 | 
Finland ginbay 
The winter is coming
2017-04-22 17:53
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.