ESL reveals Cologne qualifiers invites

MIRAA
May 15th, 2017 14:00

ESL has revealed the full invite list for the European and the North American closed qualifiers for ESL One Cologne.

Following the end of the open qualifiers in both regions, 18 teams will take part in the closed stages for the chance to secure spots in the $250,000 competition.

Europe has been allocated two qualifying spots at ESL One Cologne, while North America has been given just one place. Both qualifiers will feature a single-elimination bracket, with half of the invited teams skipping the first round.

Gambit will compete in the closed qualifiers

Below you can find the full invite list for the two closed qualifiers:

Europe North America
Kazakhstan Gambit United States CLG
Denmark Heroic United States Liquid
Norway dignitas United States Misfits
Sweden GODSENT Australia Renegades
France EnVyUs  
Turkey Space Soldiers
Poland Kinguin
CIS FlipSid3  

With the draw for the first round of the qualifiers already made, the matchups are the following:

Europe (May 20-21)
Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Other BYE
Germany BIG vs. CIS FlipSid3
Norway dignitas vs. Belarus K29
Other BYE vs. Sweden GODSENT
France EnVyUs vs. Other BYE
Norway Polaris vs. Poland Kinguin
Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Bulgaria Outlaws
Other BYE vs. Denmark Heroic
North America (May 20)
United States CLG vs. Other BYE
Australia Renegades vs. North America compLexity
United States Misfits vs. United States Splyce
Other BYE vs. United States Liquid
gg gl gambit
2017-05-15 14:02
#14
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Mongolia Tendies 
Should have been invited directly tsk tsk
2017-05-15 14:04
#51
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Finland Pasi_Viheraho 
No penta ? ? ? ?? what the fuck dig, nV, BIG and polaris over epenta, this is bullshit
2017-05-15 14:19
They qualified dumbass
2017-05-15 14:23
#68
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Switzerland Technofied 
aggressive much?
2017-05-15 14:32
YES! YESS!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally some organizer had the brain to invite FlipSid3, even if it only for a qualifier.
2017-05-15 14:37
flipsid3 online? i arent think that
2017-05-15 16:09
Where the fuck is HR?? f3 invited to the closed qual. over #8 team? HELLO?
2017-05-15 19:50
#144
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
HR just dont want play this quals. and F3 >> Penta
2017-05-15 20:46
Cant agree with that. Penta atm would kick f3's ass. F3 losing to some shit t5 mixes, its ridiculous
2017-05-16 17:41
They might be preparing for their major run.
2017-05-16 03:10
#59
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Switzerland Technofied 
polaris and BIG qualified Keeping nV makes sense but idk why they chose dignitas tbh
2017-05-15 14:23
#60
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Finland Pasi_Viheraho 
oh ...
2017-05-15 14:24
#99
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France Meerkat_ 
nV and BIG over penta makes sense, idfk why K29, Outlaws, Polaris, and Flipside are here over Penta
2017-05-15 15:33
K29, outlaws and polaris qualified flipside are shit so i have no idea ...
2017-05-15 15:33
#108
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France Meerkat_ 
oh ok regardless PENTA should be there over flipside
2017-05-15 15:46
agree
2017-05-15 15:47
Penta 2:0 big on LAN
2017-05-16 17:46
very nice
2017-05-15 14:02
#3
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Slovakia cheatersw0w 
Gl gambit
2017-05-15 14:02
#4
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Germany kickLEGIJAffs 
ez gambit
2017-05-15 14:02
#5
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Poland Apollo93 
gl
2017-05-15 14:02
#6
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Croatia WhoIsRolezk1 
Why there are some "bye"
2017-05-15 14:03
It's new international org with 6 different lineups only in CS:GO. Also they will make few "BYE Academy" teams soon.
2017-05-15 14:53
gl ss
2017-05-15 14:03
#8
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Turkey naberpanpa 
Why all big teams start with BYE?
2017-05-15 14:03
#65
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Poland Pjatka_fox 
coz Gambit vs BiG/F3 winner Godsent vs k29/dignitas winner EnVyUs vs Polaris/Kinguin winner Heroic vs SS/Outlaws winner CLG vs Renegates/Complexity winner Liquid vs Misfits/Splyce winner
2017-05-15 14:31
#95
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Turkey BlackDynamite 
This makes sense. Ty for explanation.
2017-05-15 15:29
Ez outlaws
2017-05-15 14:03
#11
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Sweden crindz 
ez 4 BYE
2017-05-15 14:03
#12
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World dddouseddd 
ez for god jks
2017-05-15 14:03
#15
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France France98123 
who tf is BYE ?
2017-05-15 14:04
#94
2017-05-16 13:43
#150
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France France98123 
thx legend
2017-05-16 13:44
#16
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Brazil Guilherme213 
how can Gambit not be invited ?
2017-05-15 14:04
#18
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
invite SS, kinguin, dig and F3 over PENTA gj retards
2017-05-15 14:04
#43
yxo | 
World Tenshi_R 
lol penta u must be kidding oh gb.gif
2017-05-15 14:14
#97
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
rich coming from a noflagger
2017-05-15 15:30
#19
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France Ptikrazy 
Why is there a BYE and NO TEAM LDLC ????????????? Also, Penta/BIG diserved it more than F3/Dig probably
2017-05-15 14:05
#47
yxo | 
World Tenshi_R 
big already on the quals sad to see no ldlc here
2017-05-15 14:16
#49
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Finland Slyp3 
lol. Penta would win them any day of the week
2017-05-15 14:17
we saw it yday penta 2-0 BIG at esea finals
2017-05-15 14:20
#52
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France Ptikrazy 
Yeah read too fast haha. But Tricked, Penta...so many times that I see better than F3/Dig, even Kinguin
2017-05-15 14:20
#61
yxo | 
World Tenshi_R 
Sometimes f3 can play pretty good, dig also have too much stars in team to be invited. Idk about kinguin But instead of 4 bye esl had to add 4 other teams like ldlc, mb penta, last time they played well against low opponents
2017-05-15 14:29
#111
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France Ptikrazy 
Yep they should have done that. I don't understand the logic.
2017-05-15 15:52
ez for f3
2017-05-15 14:05
#21
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Russia YsvLive 
WHERE PENTA? WTF FUCKING ESL
2017-05-15 14:05
#22
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Netherlands Yorick16 
Easy 4 Heroic
2017-05-15 14:06
why does gambit still have to prove themselves? They are a top 5 team atm. Meanwhile, G2, North, Immortals, NIP, Fnatic have direct invites.
2017-05-15 14:06
#118
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India StraightEdge 
gambit top 5 take 1.but they are a top 10team.they deserve invite over nip anyday
2017-05-15 16:10
#135
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
Marketing dude. Marketing. Gambit doesn't draw as big of a crowd as the teams you mentioned.
2017-05-15 17:35
#24
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Paraguay mcraepy 
GL XGOD
2017-05-15 14:06
#26
Twistzz | 
Kazakhstan axakz 
GL Gambit, hope ur online cs will not stop you
2017-05-15 14:06
Ez for Gambit, waste of invite spot to not include them
2017-05-15 14:07
#31
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Poland Yoggy 
Penta?
2017-05-15 14:08
online? easy for xantares
2017-05-15 14:09
Rofl no penta???
2017-05-15 14:09
#34
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
Ez 4 c9
2017-05-15 14:10
esl lul Gambit need to qual while NA scam and teams that they beat on LAN like g2 etc get free invite at least valve understand that esl is shitty org and not gonna give them another major
2017-05-15 14:11
Gimbit Online RiP
2017-05-15 14:12
#48
Twistzz | 
Kazakhstan axakz 
*Gambit. Let's hope for the best xD
2017-05-15 14:17
gl to my boys from gambit
2017-05-15 14:12
they invited Kinguin,dignitas,space soldiers and F3 and didn't invite LDLC and PENTA who beats these teams all day long. LDLC 4-0 Kinguin 4 days ago
2017-05-15 14:12
yeah online. LDLC is trash on LAN.
2017-05-15 14:14
F3 rektered ldlc.on Lan
2017-05-15 15:21
Yeah that's nice. Oh wait, this was 5 Months ago.
2017-05-15 17:09
What the fuck are you talking about, you must have to start working good on online to be invited. Invitation are not reffering to 5 Months Old Lans
2017-05-15 17:08
LDLC destroying top teams online, losing to t4 teams on LAN ...
2017-05-15 17:09
Of course. I agree. But if you don't give them an opportunity on LAN to show themselves against big teams, we don't gonna see them play and win lans. And if we see online results, compared to Kinguin/Penta/Godsent/Dignitas : they are better. But ofc again, if you don't give them opportunity, they will continue to lose against t4 on LAN.
2017-05-15 17:15
2017-05-15 14:39
Cry is free ? It was 5 months ago, if you want to reffer results from this period, why Dignitas and Godsent are invited ? F3 can't even qualify for EPL League.
2017-05-15 17:10
Kinguin changed the 5th lately thats why
2017-05-15 15:51
And ? Sorry, maybe you are polish and you're defendig your team, but LDLC deserves more than Kinguin. Changing the 5th, that's change nothing.
2017-05-15 17:12
I hope Kinguin come back to level thry were pkaying few months ago
2017-05-15 17:22
#44
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Switzerland Technofied 
ez 4 gambit oh wait its online :L at least they get a bye first round
2017-05-15 14:15
#45
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Europe Brian_Furious 
n1
2017-05-15 14:15
Gambit + low tier 3 team I hope for Dig but its almost impossible since rubino cant frag while being an IGL
2017-05-15 14:18
#57
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Switzerland Technofied 
dig no chance dig sucks gambit obv go through and then its just a battle between Heroic, SS and Envy most likely Envy or SS tho
2017-05-15 14:22
#55
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Turkey Desephin 
GO SS GO
2017-05-15 14:20
lets go polaris!
2017-05-15 14:29
Gambit <3
2017-05-15 14:31
#66
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Germany r0m3 
ok no penta gg esl
2017-05-15 14:32
Gambit shouldn't be given bye
2017-05-15 14:32
#71
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Switzerland Technofied 
why?
2017-05-15 14:33
this means one less good match that I could've watched. Always lovely to see Zeus led teams
2017-05-15 14:34
You can watch tengri's match. I like snk.
2017-05-16 12:49
Hellraisers saving strats for major
2017-05-15 14:37
Gambit And heroic
2017-05-15 14:40
#80
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
They know how it works for ESL Cologne (8 eu teams 4 na) but they can't do that for EPL?
2017-05-15 14:42
Surely LDLC should have gotten an invite
2017-05-15 14:50
ez 4 calyxtares
2017-05-15 15:16
F3 is back in action
2017-05-15 15:22
#98
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Europe crittentao 
wtf is BYE?
2017-05-15 15:32
#94
2017-05-16 13:46
GL Kinguin. High hopes.
2017-05-15 15:33
GL SS
2017-05-15 15:34
#104
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Turkey talhagunes60 
gl Space Soldiers
2017-05-15 15:39
ez 4 SS
2017-05-15 15:40
F3 and Digitas? Really? What a shitshow
2017-05-15 15:53
Ez xantares
2017-05-15 15:57
gg big vs flipside AGAIN
2017-05-15 16:02
#123
yxo | 
World Tenshi_R 
el classico on t2 lvl
2017-05-15 16:41
true :D
2017-05-15 19:19
gl to all teams but ez SS
2017-05-15 16:22
Gl k29
2017-05-15 16:24
#122
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World CA1MAN 
FlipSid3, yet again here to disappoint me
2017-05-15 16:32
#124
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Slovakia bombmeister 
HellRaisers??
2017-05-15 16:43
Gambit is better than half the teams invited
2017-05-15 17:08
come on Gambit absolutely shit on these teams in the qualifiers, then make it to the big LAN and prove you deserve an invite by making it far there. gl Gambit
2017-05-15 17:13
^this
2017-05-15 18:53
#136
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Brazil diveztar 
#GoDignitas FOTBOX to carry
2017-05-15 17:49
I guess Gambit gets ESL invites when they make it out of premiere.
2017-05-15 18:31
#140
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World Sins 
ez for bye
2017-05-15 19:38
cmon Gambit u can do it
2017-05-15 19:40
#143
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Good luck misfits and Liquid! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-15 19:51
GL Polaris !
2017-05-15 21:01
#146
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
gl ss
2017-05-16 02:55
#152
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Indonesia asafborger 
No G2 no party
2017-05-16 14:14
#155
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Germany vipitis 
great work of ESL for having 6 matches against BYE in first round -.- BIG deserves this as they won ESL M... and i believe ESL should get the regional top teams slots in those closed qualifiers
2017-05-16 19:05
- Space Soldiers the other teams are fine.
2017-05-17 16:15
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