The second team coming through the European closed qualifier for ESL One Cologne is Gambit, who have booked a spot at German event after HellRaisers forfeited the consolidation final.
HellRaisers shockingly pulled out of the tournament before their final match as Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow could not take part in the encounter due to personal reasons. The Bets.net Masters Season 1 champions did not wish to field coach Ivan "Johnta" Shevcov as a stand-in and suggested using a player from pro100 as a stand-in, but none of the Ukrainian team's players were eligible to compete.
ESL One Cologne 2018 will run from July 3-8, with 16 teams battling it out for their share of a $300,000 prize pool. The team list for the event currently looks as follows:
|Gambit||GG.BET Majestic winner|