Astralis invited to ESL One Cologne

Striker
April 23rd, 2018 16:24

Astralis have been invited to ESL One Cologne, the organizers have announced.

The Danish squad are the sixth directly invited team for the $300,000 tournament, joining Cloud9, FaZe, G2, SK, and fnatic, who have so far been confirmed by ESL.

Last year, Astralis were invited to ESL One Cologne as well, although they decided to skip the event, as they wanted to have more time to prepare for PGL Major Krakow, which took place on the following week. 

Astralis confirmed at ESL One Cologne

The news of the Danes' addition comes less than 24 hours after their triumph at DreamHack Masters Marseille, where they clinched their first trophy since June 2017 following a dominant showing throughout the tournament.

Six more invites are left to be announced by the organizers. The remaining four spots will be determined via qualifiers in Europe, North America, and Asia. 

ESL One Cologne will take place from July 3-8, with the LANXESS Arena hosting the playoffs of the tournament. The team list now looks as follows:

United States Cloud9  Europe FaZe
France G2 Brazil SK
Sweden fnatic Denmark Astralis 
Other Invite  Other Invite
Other Invite Other Invite
Other Invite Other Invite
Europe EU qualifier  Europe EU qualifier
North America NA qualifier  Asia Asia qualifier
#1
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Austria shaakeh 
danish dynamite blowing up the lanxess arena <3 #ToTheKölnerDom
2018-04-23 16:24
#26
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Germany AdiZen 
Deserved more than anyone else
2018-04-23 16:29
No BiG No Care
2018-04-23 16:56
#72
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Europe Z4NY 
The fuck?! More deserved than mouz?! Hell no.
2018-04-23 17:12
#79
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Netherlands CaptainMarten 
Still waiting for it, I don't understand why they're not getting invited. They have like so many fans in Germany so also in Cologne
2018-04-23 17:16
#81
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Europe Z4NY 
+1
2018-04-23 17:17
#120
Anders | 
Denmark RUZUR 
Maybe they have declined it?
2018-04-23 19:02
A German organization declining an invitation to the biggest German tournament? Not likely :p I just realized there are 4 more invites coming though, so I'm not that worried anymore
2018-04-23 20:44
#133
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Portugal ruskij^ 
6 more invites in fact
2018-04-24 08:52
#90
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Germany cuzican 
More deserved than the recent major champions and best team in the world C9? Don‘t think so
2018-04-23 17:32
#91
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Germany AdiZen 
0/8
2018-04-23 17:32
0/8
2018-04-23 17:46
#101
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Singapore Apeacefulguy 
0/8
2018-04-23 17:49
Dw guys it's not his fault, Americans don't know that Europe or South America exists
2018-04-23 17:53
#115
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Germany cuzican 
>German flag >American Great education
2018-04-23 18:01
When did I say you're American
2018-04-23 18:02
You can be both American living in Germany or German living in USA. So his education can be fine.
2018-04-25 14:00
#119
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CIS daddy_sgares 
they already invite xD
2018-04-23 18:13
500/8
2018-04-23 21:41
#73
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Germany FreePizza 
Rut un wiess wie lieb ich dich
2018-04-23 17:13
#2
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Macedonia blenks 
deserved tbh
2018-04-23 16:25
undeserved should have been a good team like envyus
2018-04-23 16:33
#63
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India bluejayylmao 
nice bait xd
2018-04-23 16:55
#137
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Denmark EggplantxD 
They should invite a GOOD team... Like Vega Squadron
2018-04-24 17:07
#94
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Turkey tulpar 
What is the mean of tbh?
2018-04-23 17:39
To be honest.
2018-04-23 17:43
#121
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Turkey tulpar 
Ty <3
2018-04-23 19:47
#3
BOOBIE | 
Russia Rip_X 
When SK gone.. FaZe gone.. It’s time for Astralis
2018-04-23 16:25
#47
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Singapore Kerk 
Well lets see here...you have Clown9 FaZe Crap ThrowK fnathicc And Astralis Its too obvious
2018-04-23 16:45
#50
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Other Iockerboy 
Asstralis*
2018-04-23 16:47
#54
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Singapore Kerk 
Whres natus second place with s1mple mvp
2018-04-23 16:48
#58
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Sweden Bangs 
and s1mple vincere
2018-04-23 16:51
#60
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Singapore Kerk 
Just s1mple
2018-04-23 16:53
#68
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Sweden Bangs 
"This just in: s1mple breaks another record by becoming the first player ever to be individually invited to an event as ESL decided there was no point of inviting rest of NaVi. "We realised he plays 1v9 when it matters the most anyway, might aswell play 1v5 for the entire tournament" says ESL president"
2018-04-23 16:59
Nice one! id say Electronic and simple though, sometimes he helps
2018-04-23 17:14
#102
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Singapore Apeacefulguy 
+1, at least electronic is not feeding most of the time with simple
2018-04-23 17:51
#132
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Singapore Kerk 
Lol
2018-04-24 08:32
*NiP corrected also they didnt passed mouz
2018-04-23 17:17
#4
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Australia Astralia 
Yay
2018-04-23 16:24
#5
1mpala | 
CIS GODyn9 
N1
2018-04-23 16:24
#6
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Belgium chaR 
nice
2018-04-23 16:24
Expected aftet the win
2018-04-23 16:25
#8
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Portugal manuhcruz 
EZ
2018-04-23 16:25
#9
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Italy EzForMagiskb0Y 
Noice
2018-04-23 16:25
#10
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Netherlands Nubaex 
lool
2018-04-23 16:25
g2 wasted spot
2018-04-23 16:25
No good Training for the good Teams
2018-04-23 17:14
Ez
2018-04-23 16:25
#13
Maluk3 | 
Europe Unluko 
LIT+-
2018-04-23 16:26
#14
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Europe Autumn7 
Expected
2018-04-23 16:26
#15
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
not wasted spot.
2018-04-23 16:26
#16
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
invite_navi_ffs
2018-04-23 16:26
#64
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India bluejayylmao 
inevitable
2018-04-23 16:56
#103
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Singapore Apeacefulguy 
U mean invite simple?
2018-04-23 17:52
#118
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Denmark RealPissant 
They don't invite one man teams ;)
2018-04-23 18:13
#17
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
wasted spot
2018-04-23 16:26
+1 axaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 16:27
#18
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Denmark ghostan11 
i hope they dont invite vp
2018-04-23 16:26
#19
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Korea ysmple 
lul 4 wasted spots sk faze c9 g2
2018-04-23 16:26
+1 And 5 navi ? LUL axaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 16:27
#29
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Europe DJkpot 
0/8
2018-04-23 16:28
Fan of simple ? Why so mad ? Navi with old edward or zeus is shit LUL axaxaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 16:34
#37
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Europe DJkpot 
0/8
2018-04-23 16:36
Mad fan LUL axaxaxa
2018-04-23 16:39
#43
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Europe DJkpot 
Mad russian talking about madness Ok 0/8
2018-04-23 16:40
Iam mad cuz what ? LUL axaxaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 16:42
#51
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Latvia pumasiK 
omg this russian so mad lmfao
2018-04-23 16:47
LUL alt acc mad navi fan Axaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 16:49
#62
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Europe DJkpot 
Surely the worst baiter on hltv. You should imrove your baits . 0/8
2018-04-23 16:55
Am not baiter LUL and u still react to meee LUL MAD FANGUY axaxaxa
2018-04-23 17:02
#76
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Europe DJkpot 
You really baited me with yours awful english,try to learn something(maybe you should read some books,maybe its too hard for you, but i believe in you,vladimir!) P.S. Will not reply to you anymore,too stupid for my 250iq brain
2018-04-23 17:14
LUL still mad Tryhard LUL U mean 25iq axaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 17:16
#84
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Russia v1p3rrr 
zeml9 tebe puhom dolboyob(((
2018-04-23 17:20
LUL MAD CUZ WASTED SPOT axaxaxaxa
2018-04-23 17:24
#86
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Russia v1p3rrr 
mad cuz dolboyob
2018-04-23 17:26
#87
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Russia v1p3rrr 
k slovy o wasted spotah, navi na last 2 iventah v finale bili, takoe, wasted spot, da
2018-04-23 17:26
and 2 final lost LUL axaxaxa
2018-04-23 17:30
mad cuz choke navi
2018-04-24 00:22
#56
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Europe DJkpot 
Axaxaxaxa 0/8
2018-04-23 16:49
-edward +Beard Edward
2018-04-23 16:37
#128
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Brazil beckergod 
sk win cologne 2017, c9 win major, faze top 1 in invite time only wasted and bad invite g2 LUL
2018-04-23 23:58
#130
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Korea ysmple 
ok that's quite nice LUL but it's more wasted than then
2018-04-24 00:28
#20
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Germany zeolikk 
Wasted spot
2018-04-23 16:27
nice last year when I payed 500 € for global tickets they skipped the event and this year when I can't attend because of work they are going there :-(((( would have loved to see them play live and do some meet and greet stuff but still, I'm sure ESL cologne will be great even stream only and I hope they can win this event as well
2018-04-23 16:29
#27
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
just quit work omg
2018-04-23 16:28
k thx
2018-04-23 16:28
Very goood ! cant wait for the tournament
2018-04-23 16:28
#25
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Poland Bascik 
LUL FaZe, SK and G Two. Wasting of spots World Championship
2018-04-23 16:28
#66
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India bluejayylmao 
All of them deserve spots apart from G2 and SK. Have a nice day :D
2018-04-23 16:57
#28
device | 
Other FmNey 
LANXESS more like LANTARES lul
2018-04-23 16:28
#31
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Europe fahadinho 
Cologne withou vp ia not cologne. Next team to invite will be vp
2018-04-23 16:32
Where is s1mple?
2018-04-23 16:32
Still waiting for the BIG invite tho lol
2018-04-23 16:35
#39
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Europe Autumn7 
They will be invited to the qualifier
2018-04-23 16:37
dunno ... if Renegades earns an invite for Sydney BIG would deserve one for cologne as well tbh ...
2018-04-23 16:41
Yeah but ESL One Cologne >>>>> IEM Sydney so only top class teams allowed.
2018-04-23 23:53
the invites are pretty similar as far as they are out now
2018-04-24 16:39
#36
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Turkey Alpyy 
#ToTheStars
2018-04-23 16:35
#38
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Europe Autumn7 
Last six invites : NIP, Fnatic, Navi, Liquid, Mous, Gambit/VP
2018-04-23 16:36
#82
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India ashwani597 
Fnatic is already invited.
2018-04-23 17:19
6 spots/invites left - navi,liquid, nip,vp,north,gambit
2018-04-23 16:40
#46
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United States Farrukh_M 
VP and North instead of Mouz and Fnatic?
2018-04-23 16:44
Fnatic is already invited.
2018-04-23 17:46
#99
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United States Farrukh_M 
Oop, just realized
2018-04-23 17:47
north haHAHAHA THEN WHY NO INVITE ATTAX WITH HUNDEN
2018-04-23 18:13
Lmao pretty funny comment +1
2018-04-25 06:53
Mousesports Na'Vi NiP Gambit Liquid Virtus.pro Incoming
2018-04-23 16:46
Liquid Na’Vi Virtus Pro Mousesports NiP Those teams definitely should be invited as well.
2018-04-23 16:46
#52
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Other Iockerboy 
virtus pro LOL
2018-04-23 16:47
#83
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Russia v1p3rrr 
VP LUL SS probably not VP 100%
2018-04-23 17:19
#89
TaZ | 
Poland SchuceK 
Cologne without VP LuL
2018-04-23 17:31
#138
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Poland WRT|WRX 
VP to be invited not for being good at cs but because of the fan base.
2018-04-24 18:48
#53
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
deserved best team on the world atm
2018-04-23 16:48
EZ 4 SK EVER COLOGNE IS THE BEST CHAMPINISH FOR US!
2018-04-23 16:48
Mouz Navi Nip liquid Vp(lul) gambit
2018-04-23 16:52
Not skipping this year i see.
2018-04-23 16:54
#67
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Latvia solprey 
Nice
2018-04-23 16:59
Wowowowowowowowoowow
2018-04-23 17:04
Envy NIP MOUZ NAVI GAMBIT SPACE SOLDIERS
2018-04-23 17:10
#74
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Russia v1p3rrr 
expected
2018-04-23 17:13
+VP +SS +AGO pls mr Germany
2018-04-23 17:36
AGO LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2018-04-23 23:55
#93
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
Gambit & Na'Vi invite to both ofc
2018-04-23 17:37
no vp PLS
2018-04-23 17:45
#105
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India s1mple007 
I can understand other teams ,but why G2 ???? Anyone ? NAVI deserves that place instead of them .
2018-04-23 17:56
#113
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CIS reright18 
Pizdec tolko ne gambit
2018-04-23 17:59
#114
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CIS Pi4ra 
no bad....
2018-04-23 18:00
#122
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
They are red. They are white. where is black? no diversity? reported to the local sjw police force.
2018-04-23 20:18
??? It doesn’t make sense wtf
2018-04-23 23:56
#131
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
we deserve a sa qualyfier
2018-04-24 08:01
#134
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Poland voolgar 
Ez win i guess
2018-04-24 16:13
ez win
2018-04-24 16:37
#140
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Sweden samuel_w0w 
Invite QBF already...
2018-04-25 12:44
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