fnatic invited to ESL One Cologne

ESL have revealed fnatic as the third team invited to compete at ESL One Cologne.

The organizers previously announced SK and Cloud9 as the first invited teams to the fifth ESL One tournament held in Cologne, Germany, which will once again feature 16 teams.

fnatic recently clinched trophies at IEM Katowice, defeating FaZe in the grand final, and at WESG World Finals, to climb to third place in HLTV.org rankings.

The IEM Katowice champions have been invited to ESL One Cologne

ESL One Cologne 2018 will take place from July 3-8, with the first three days reserved for the group stage, which will see the top six teams advance to the playoffs held at the LANXESS Arena. More invites will follow on the coming days.

The current team list for the $300,000 tournament looks as follows:

Brazil SK  United States Cloud9
Sweden fnatic   
#1
shox | 
Norway fen0m
K
2018-04-04 16:02
21 replies
AUTO NOOB LUL
2018-04-04 16:02
13 replies
Cry is free
2018-04-04 16:03
10 replies
#19
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Austria shaak!
SICK
2018-04-04 16:03
9 replies
healthy
2018-04-04 16:06
8 replies
#82
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Brazil junera
Next invite for FURIA or TeamOne pls, Neymar will be so happy if they invite his team and the csgo Ronaldinho will destroy everyone if TeamOne gets invited!!! #GoONE #DIADEFURIA #SAVETRK
2018-04-04 17:28
7 replies
I think you mean TeamNoOneWantsToWatch
2018-04-04 18:18
5 replies
#94
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Sweden n4zi
ahahah so good
2018-04-04 18:48
#100
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Austria shaak!
+1
2018-04-04 20:16
3 replies
delet this
2018-04-04 20:17
2 replies
#102
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Austria shaak!
-1
2018-04-04 20:16
1 reply
#106
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Canada _Dark__
delet this
2018-04-04 20:25
neymar is gold 2 l0l
2018-04-05 15:36
#17
shox | 
Norway fen0m
Nope
2018-04-04 16:03
#28
shox | 
Norway fen0m
ez btw
2018-04-04 16:05
#12
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Russia GoblinYuko
Northern lights flash in the sky. A blizzard blows, pelting on its way those too weak to withstand the fury of winter at its fullest. From the permafrost strikes a massive hand; the mythical giant once deemed dead off the coast of Italy now rises to life, regenerated, from Lappish soil. The time is due. Around the world, the word spreads. In Sweden, the best of the best cower in fear and lock themselves in the nearest IKEA retail store. The Brazilians run into the safety of the jungle, the Danes play dead in Legoland and the Slavs sprint crying to babushka’s warm embrace. Enceladus’s augurs are unleashed upon the scene. Aleksi “allu” Jalli hails from his journey spent in international teams. A man may leave Finland, but Finland never leaves a man. Once again, he picks up the green rifle, this time not for money or fame, but to smite all opposition in the name of Enceladus. Aleksi “aleksib” Virolainen leaves the fabled squad of HAVU to lead what we can finally describe as a Finnish superteam. Under his leadership shall the northern guns spit death and destruction upon foes who wail in their weakness. Jani “aerial” Jussila joins after the biggest transfer of the Finnish e-sport scene from his former team SuperJymy. No longer will he be the only stand-out player of his team, but instead, a vital ingredient of a chaotic cocktail made up of Finland’s finest. Jere “sergej” Salo thwarts all rumors of desperate Internet trolls trying to tell they know his parents who told him to stop playing. Oh, the humanity! Backed up by the forces at home, bursting from motivation like a wolf thirsting for blood, he returns to ravage everything in his path. Where skill rises to speak, experience sits silent and disciplined. Sami “xseveN” Laasanen fills the ranks from iGame, for what would the team be if they wouldn’t buy the best player from every other Finnish team? Vigilantly standing, supporting his teammates be the cause what it pleases to be, he will be the shield and sword his comrades need to achieve the ultimate. The warning has been given. The sky screams, the ground shakes and the oceans boil. ENCE is coming. #EZ4ENCE
2018-04-04 16:03
5 replies
#21
shox | 
Norway fen0m
ence.
2018-04-04 16:04
#36
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World zebra_man3
ez4ence
2018-04-04 16:07
#42
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Sweden ConaN007
VeryEz4Ence
2018-04-04 16:10
#56
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Hungary kNnc
Really ez
2018-04-04 16:27
I love this
2018-04-04 18:10
best team invited expected
2018-04-04 20:46
God damn it 2nd
2018-04-04 16:02
1 reply
#22
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World 86pp
:D
2018-04-04 16:04
im third guys please comment and report
2018-04-04 16:03
1 reply
3rd LUL. No respect LUL
2018-04-04 16:47
#5
rain | 
Belgium 2cheasy
hi
2018-04-04 16:02
#6
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Russia GoblinYuko
EZ4#IEM KATOWICE WORLD CHAMPIONS
2018-04-04 16:03
ez4fnatic
2018-04-04 16:02
#8
Boo | 
France mbl4
Yeeeepppaaa
2018-04-04 16:02
#9
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France t3r4byt3
expected
2018-04-04 16:02
#10
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China RoyZhang
Ez
2018-04-04 16:03
#11
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Norway Phancy11
Lul9 invited LMAO
2018-04-04 16:03
14 replies
Finalists of last ESL Cologne and also current reigning major champs being invited = LuL ok
2018-04-04 16:28
13 replies
Fluke major means nothing.. also no stewie no c9, gl NA lmao trash scene once again.
2018-04-05 17:04
12 replies
LuL keep talking out of your ass, fluke is the only word you people know. The major was not a fluke and someone has yet to prove it was. Also stewie is the twofaced snake bot that just left the team. Now with FNS they have structure and will be consitently better lmao. sorry that friberg is no longer a relevant player ))
2018-04-05 17:16
11 replies
It was a fluke and everyone knows it. Faze choked their dicks off that match. Watch it again and look at how many times they messed up big time in crucial rounds. c9 was lucky the USA chants got into fazes heads. Liquid had a chance at being good but they blew it. Na is trash and always will be. He'll be relevant soon enough. Even if he doesn't, Sweden will still be 10x better than NA. Just face it NA people lacks scandinavians huge brain capacity, their petty brains always look for drama and fights instead of improvement. The drama makes for good entertainment though lmao.
2018-04-05 17:26
10 replies
>"It was a fluke and everyone knows it" >provides no evidence as to why it was a fluke
2018-04-05 17:27
9 replies
Another brilliant NA mind at work. I literally told you. Watch the match again, and see how many times faze choked. Leading 15-11 and couldn't close it out despite having some 4v3, 4v2 rounds. Leading 18-15 in ot going in to the ct side and couldn't close it out. I cannot be arsed writing 10 paragraphs analyzing round by round on how c9 fluked the major win. I think the biggest part was the crowd. The "USA" chants are so stupid they actually worked and tilted FaZe. Petty NA brain when will you surrender to the superior evolution.
2018-04-05 17:32
8 replies
So then why did FaZe against almost lose to c9 at KAtowice? IT's not a fluke lmao..
2018-04-05 17:58
7 replies
Stop trying to justify it.. it was a fluke dude just accept it
2018-04-05 18:06
6 replies
haha again no evidence of a fluke "i dont have evidence but my opinion matters okay???"
2018-04-05 18:07
5 replies
Lmao cliche meme neckbeard answer by a petty brain american expected ;D Again Faze "almost" lost to c9 because they had an off day. And c9 major win was a fluke. End of conversation. You idiot americans are so stubborn its un fucking real. Ignorance is bliss fuck yeah should be your motto.
2018-04-05 18:16
4 replies
Now insult Americans because still can't find any evidence or have any argument :D
2018-04-05 18:21
3 replies
There is evidence and i've made arguments what the actual fuck are you on about. This is what i mean about americans, you search americans on youtube and the first video "Americans are dumber than the rest of the world, is it true?" The rest of the world laughs at you for being stupid. There has to be some coherency. Don't you think? Of course you don't you stupid bastards :D
2018-04-05 18:53
2 replies
"There is evidence behind it, trust me there is, I just won't say it." where is your evidence then boy?
2018-04-05 19:22
1 reply
On inferno at the major final you dumbass what else?
2018-04-05 19:23
xddd
2018-04-04 16:03
EZZZ
2018-04-04 16:03
2ez
2018-04-04 16:03
#18
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Sweden Virr
EZ WIN
2018-04-04 16:03
#20
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United States f1shst1ck
Invite North pls
2018-04-04 16:04
7 replies
They dont even deserve an invite to the qualifier lmaoo
2018-04-04 16:05
6 replies
#38
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United States f1shst1ck
Subjective
2018-04-04 16:08
5 replies
Ahaha they have not done ANYTHING in the tier1 scene since being runner up at Dreamhack Masters right after the major, and that was a totally different roster, they are like the 4th best danish team right now, you are completely delusional if you think any tier1 tournament is gonna invite them this year
2018-04-04 16:10
4 replies
#65
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United States f1shst1ck
Yes.
2018-04-04 16:48
3 replies
Yea North hasn’t really done shit since last year.
2018-04-04 18:32
2 replies
#105
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United States f1shst1ck
its early still
2018-04-04 20:23
1 reply
i hope the best for them, but they need to start winning :D
2018-04-05 00:55
Yo
2018-04-04 16:04
#24
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Germany Metezi
Expected
2018-04-04 16:04
SK LUL C9 LUL
2018-04-04 16:04
1 reply
sk won this tournment last time
2018-04-04 16:50
GERMANIA
2018-04-04 16:04
Next mouz
2018-04-04 16:04
#30
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Netherlands !napz
INVITE MOUZ OR I'LL BE A N G E R Y srsly tho I'm going so I expect mouz, thanks you very much
2018-04-04 16:06
2 replies
Ratsports LUL
2018-04-04 17:46
1 reply
#98
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Netherlands !napz
Nt 0/8
2018-04-04 19:26
#31
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Hungary kNnc
Invite mouzzzz
2018-04-04 16:06
#33
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India Gandhii6
next ENCE
2018-04-04 16:06
#34
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Lithuania Tocha
NIICE
2018-04-04 16:06
Nice
2018-04-04 16:07
ez win
2018-04-04 16:08
invite mouz for the german fans
2018-04-04 16:09
9 replies
#44
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Germany Constikdw
Why for the german fans? No German players left xD but they’ll get an invite, just like big
2018-04-04 16:12
8 replies
There are still a lot of german mouz fans and you know that
2018-04-04 16:13
3 replies
#53
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Germany Constikdw
Probably, but they will get an invite anyway
2018-04-04 16:21
And Dutch ones, a ton of dutch people will obviously attend ESL Cologne as well, like they do every year. Mouz are definitely the fan favorites there.
2018-04-04 16:59
1 reply
+1 :)
2018-04-04 17:02
#70
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Germany gigaTV0803
big doesnt deserve to get invited at all
2018-04-04 16:59
3 replies
#71
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Germany Constikdw
no they dont but i guess they will get an invite because theyre a german team like envy did for marseille
2018-04-04 17:00
2 replies
#74
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Germany gigaTV0803
pretty sure they wont get invited like last year
2018-04-04 17:08
1 reply
#79
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Germany Constikdw
well we´ll see
2018-04-04 17:25
Hmm :/
2018-04-04 16:10
invite mouz ffs
2018-04-04 16:11
nice
2018-04-04 16:13
#47
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Russia hanzjosha
expected
2018-04-04 16:13
Invite FaZe,mousesports and Astralis.
2018-04-04 16:13
1 reply
#50
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
+1
2018-04-04 16:16
#49
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Portugal kippster
mouz and astralis next
2018-04-04 16:14
ENVYUS 😬
2018-04-04 16:16
2 replies
Out of 30 nt Americano kid
2018-04-04 18:42
1 reply
"Kid"lol... Time will tell my son
2018-04-05 01:00
+1 not gonna be wasted spot
2018-04-04 16:17
please invite mouz
2018-04-04 16:21
SK and C9 wasted spots
2018-04-04 16:22
ez fnatic
2018-04-04 16:30
Ez for Golden
2018-04-04 16:32
#60
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Germany jonko
Will VP get invited? Any info? Germany biggest VP fanbase after Poland
2018-04-04 16:33
1 reply
No chance for poor VP
2018-04-04 18:42
+ Na`Vi
2018-04-04 16:41
#62
NiKo | 
Poland Dom3n
+VP
2018-04-04 16:45
1 reply
#114
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Argentina Kesus
+1
2018-04-05 00:29
just waiting for the mouz news
2018-04-04 16:46
2 replies
No international team allowed
2018-04-04 18:42
1 reply
sk
2018-04-04 18:46
another easy win for fnatic.
2018-04-04 16:49
2 replies
Lol are you for real
2018-04-04 18:41
#99
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Sweden flippig
+1
2018-04-04 20:02
#67
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Israel Netanyahu
Yeah boiiiii
2018-04-04 16:50
#73
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Sweden Zolity
SIIIIICK
2018-04-04 17:06
when you invite renegades to the IEM Sydney put BIG in here lol
2018-04-04 17:12
EZ FOR FNATIC!!!
2018-04-04 17:13
Invited to Cologne....Hm....ZIEG HILE!
2018-04-04 17:22
1 reply
what is ZIEG HILE
2018-04-04 18:29
+ VP, FaZe, Astralis, Liquid, NaVi and ofc mousesports
2018-04-04 17:24
1 reply
#95
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
vp lul
2018-04-04 18:55
easy
2018-04-04 17:26
isurus next invite XD
2018-04-04 17:43
1 reply
Sure
2018-04-04 19:09
#96
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Denmark Xipingu
Ez.
2018-04-04 19:06
#103
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Europe Mcpleu
invite BIG
2018-04-04 20:18
NTC =D
2018-04-04 20:19
Fnatic wins ESL Cologne***
2018-04-04 21:16
1 reply
Sure as hell Hope so
2018-04-04 21:31
When is Mousesports invited?
2018-04-04 21:38
ez cologne champions again
2018-04-04 22:04
Invite Faze but with olof
2018-04-04 22:18
#113
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Sweden bycarel
Nice
2018-04-04 23:04
ez for fnatic
2018-04-05 00:57
invite liquid legit better than c9 and sk
2018-04-05 01:08
Deserved
2018-04-05 06:54
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