HLTV.org live from Cologne

The group stage of ESL One Cologne, the last 16-team tournament to be held before the player break, is about to begin.

The iconic tournament features a $300,000 prize pool and is also a part of the Intel Grand Slam series of events, meaning it gives points towards the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam prize. The tournament features the strongest teams out there, with all of the top six present, and only NRG missing out of the top 10.

ESL One Cologne starts off with double elimination groups, which will take place over the first three days, with the six best teams advancing to the playoffs which will take place in the LANXESS Arena.

Cloud9 start the tournament against NiP

HLTV.org's two-man team, comprising Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin and Josip "brcho" Brtan, arrived at the group stage venue from where they will bring you photos and interviews, as well as shoot content for upcoming episodes of HLTV Confirmed.

To get up to date on the tournament format and what to expect in terms of teams, be sure to check out our viewer's guide and key storylines article. For live updates, follow HLTV.org on social media, namely Twitter and Instagram.

#1
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
lets go faze
2018-07-03 12:00
#3
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected from. COLOGNE
2018-07-03 12:00
#8
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Estonia Vexil 
Expected
2018-07-03 12:01
#15
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-07-03 12:03
#4
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Turkey tastemycobra 
hltv best
2018-07-03 12:00
let's go russian stream bois
2018-07-03 12:01
#14
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
+1
2018-07-03 12:01
#2
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Israel asafborger 
nice
2018-07-03 12:00
ence
2018-07-03 12:00
russian stream ez
2018-07-03 12:01
me not ivan no ivan means no rusky me england, me go england stream
2018-07-03 12:03
#18
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Finland gl1tchz 
2018-07-03 12:05
not working
2018-07-03 12:06
keylogger..
2018-07-03 12:48
me not ivan as well, me understand bit russian and ez
2018-07-03 12:48
#7
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
lol
2018-07-03 12:01
#9
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Australia I_HATE_MIBR 
mom i made 9th
2018-07-03 12:01
2018-07-03 12:01
Cause lately ive been feeling so strange
2018-07-03 12:01
did u watch any justin bieber song?
2018-07-03 12:04
Hey, I'm feeling okay, it's good Cause lately I've been feeling so strange Like I've been re-arranged, changed
2018-07-03 12:16
#alwaysfnatic U will come back to my comment if they win. Then u will cry.
2018-07-03 12:07
HLTV is coming too us
2018-07-03 12:07
#23
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Ukraine Bizkid58 
Navi was dont know this details but still ll take this tournament
2018-07-03 12:19
#24
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Ukraine w1nth 
NAVI DAVI!
2018-07-03 12:20
#25
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Finland Smoonah 
gl to ence and faze lul. astrails will win it
2018-07-03 12:35
#26
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Belarus andryxa1337 
GO GO NAVI
2018-07-03 12:42
ESL One streams - would be great to watch but can't for some reason on iPads.. had same problem with ESL streams on Belo event. any ideas?
2018-07-03 13:00
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