Na`Vi invited to ESL One Cologne

Natus Vincere have accepted an invitation to compete at ESL One Cologne 2019, the event's organisers have revealed.

The Ukrainian giants will return to Cologne as defending champions after winning last year's event by beating local heroes BIG 3-1 in the best-of-five grand final.

Natus Vincere, who are currently ranked third in the world, will take the first invite slot, with 11 teams left to reveal by ESL. The remaining four sides will come from regional online qualifiers, held in Europe, North America and Asia.

Na`Vi confirmed at ESL One Cologne 2019

ESL One Cologne will kick off on July 2 and will culminate with the playoffs at the LANXESS Arena, from July 5-7, with the winning side taking home the bulk of the tournament's $300,000 prize pool.

#4
Brollan | 
Germany !Axo! 
Expected lul
2019-01-23 15:28
Nice
2019-01-23 15:28
another titile for them
2019-01-23 15:28
#127
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Estonia Hondas 
For sure
2019-01-23 16:42
#7
twist | 
Poland Gervush 
Gl
2019-01-23 15:28
#8
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Russia Floirex 
GOOD
2019-01-23 15:28
#10
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Yugoslavia Bruca 
ok
2019-01-23 15:28
#12
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Netherlands DikkeNoob 
ez
2019-01-23 15:28
ok
2019-01-23 15:28
#17
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Poland Astoner55 
Glhf
2019-01-23 15:29
#19
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Ukraine RunningNAil 
too ez fo r ENCE
2019-01-23 15:29
+1
2019-01-23 15:32
Wasted
2019-01-23 15:29
#37
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United States Jrfaster 
Heh
2019-01-23 15:32
0/8
2019-01-24 06:37
0/8
2019-02-17 15:08
k
2019-01-23 15:29
#22
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
not deserved
2019-01-23 15:29
Current champions not deserving to get a damn invite, really? What about NiP then?
2019-01-23 15:35
#45
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
baited HAHAHHAA
2019-01-23 15:36
#59
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Poland ruhoks 
haHAA
2019-01-23 15:40
Why you do this to me? I thought we're friends, it was so mean to me
2019-01-23 15:56
#113
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Singapore OMGIDIED 
why you bully me
2019-01-23 16:19
#126
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Singapore Ndev0r 
everyone askin
2019-01-23 16:41
faking bish
2019-01-23 16:47
So ez
2019-01-23 21:11
0/8 bait kiddo
2019-01-24 06:39
#23
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Poland xSadBoyx 
Who?
2019-01-23 15:29
0/8
2019-01-24 06:39
#25
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Europe b7ack0ut 
n1ce
2019-01-23 15:29
#26
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Taiwan Seanbena 
Wow simple
2019-01-23 15:29
#27
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India Bob__ 
n1
2019-01-23 15:30
ESL Cologne is this year the tournament with the best supporters in the arena again. Don't forget my words.
2019-01-23 15:30
#39
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Belgium jorneiro 
iem sydney?
2019-01-23 15:33
#56
Twistzz | 
Russia Roneee 
sad that not major :(
2019-01-23 15:38
Would be nice, maybe one day again. A major in Dresden is my dream :D
2019-01-23 22:05
ESL Cologne is one of my favourite!
2019-01-23 15:46
You are a fan of Valiance. I really think serbia has good supporters too. (like in Football) :D
2019-01-23 22:03
#148
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Russia Vasy111 
Germany crowd is incredible.you are awesome
2019-01-23 18:14
Thank you, but respect to NaVi. NaVi was last year the only team with away fans against BIG.
2019-01-23 22:08
Invite VP
2019-01-23 15:30
#30
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Denmark oskarsports 
ez for big
2019-01-23 15:31
#32
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Sweden meistr0 
Doesnt matter. ESL Will destroy it anyways when they invite Nvidiastralis.
2019-01-23 15:31
#33
Blue | 
Sweden face_baby 
wasted spot
2019-01-23 15:31
#136
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
0/8
2019-01-23 17:24
wasted spot
2019-01-23 17:24
#138
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
1/8
2019-01-23 17:25
srxfyh
2019-01-23 17:25
hyfxrs
2019-01-23 20:08
#34
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Russia RossHolloway 
maybe the last ESL One Cologne for Zeus and Edward in career =(
2019-01-23 15:31
#35
felps | 
Germany remind00 
VP BIG MIBR ASTRALIS MOUZ LIQUID ENCE FNATIC SPROUT
2019-01-23 15:32
Sprout lul
2019-01-23 15:36
#54
felps | 
Germany remind00 
by the summer sprout will be a tpo25 team they have a full german lineup they will qualify for cologne
2019-01-23 15:37
#86
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Russia GramDEL 
And you're ok with VP lol?
2019-01-23 16:00
they have a new team now and probably won’t be as dogshit as before
2019-01-23 16:19
#155
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Russia GramDEL 
maybe, but it's a new team still, it's gonna be hard for them
2019-01-23 18:46
#50
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Finland Vkims 
Sprout luuuul
2019-01-23 15:37
mouz and vp
2019-01-23 18:53
The winner of the german "ESL Frühlingsmeisterschaft" get a good chance from the ESL to qualify for the ESL Cologne. But I hope it will be aTTaX.
2019-01-23 22:09
Expected
2019-01-23 15:32
ok
2019-01-23 15:33
Nope, they wont defend shiit
2019-01-23 15:35
shit isn't worth defending, just wash it off in the toilet PS yea ik, 1000iq comment, ty
2019-01-23 16:51
I meant that they wont defend the throphy Astralis will win
2019-01-23 18:03
nah, Astralis won enough, now it's Liquid/FaZe/Na'Vi's time
2019-01-23 18:06
NaVi time? Choquid time? Faze with Adren and washed up players time? Face the truth, its ez major for Astralis and another ez year for Astralis
2019-01-23 18:13
sounds lame af :'(
2019-01-23 18:18
i feel sry for ya, but dont worry I was VP fan till -taz and now they are 140th place
2019-01-23 18:21
I don't care if Astralis win, but it's freaking boring when they win all the time and crush everyone, I hope for some real fight and hopefully for big upsets this year
2019-01-23 18:24
#44
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Romania LoganS1 
Expected
2019-01-23 15:36
#46
felps | 
Germany remind00 
this literally confirms that Cologne is no major right ?
2019-01-23 15:36
Cologne was always the best major. Krakow and London major made me appreciate ESL more than ever. Cologne deserves another major for sure.
2019-01-23 15:38
#58
felps | 
Germany remind00 
ye specially becasue cologne is in the middle of europe close to scandinavia countrys, poland and french all scenes will meet there the polish and german corners where always amazing
2019-01-23 15:40
#133
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Finland Faifainei 
Two majors with same organizer in a row was probably really unlikely anyways, kind of a shame though.
2019-01-23 16:56
ESL One Cologne was always considered as a Major, at least by spectators and players.
2019-01-24 06:40
best tournament of the year
2019-01-23 15:36
Expected
2019-01-23 15:37
#49
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Poland SebaRost 
yay
2019-01-23 15:37
the first team invited tho))
2019-01-23 15:37
#60
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African Union OllieMaN 
wasted spot
2019-01-23 15:42
#62
s1mple | 
Ukraine Wok3r 
Expected
2019-01-23 15:43
#64
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Ukraine volanchick 
can't wait
2019-01-23 15:45
Expected
2019-01-23 15:46
#68
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Poland Blindilek 
Next is BIG :)
2019-01-23 15:47
Expected
2019-01-23 15:48
Are s1mples invites or just navis?
2019-01-23 15:50
wasted spot
2019-01-23 15:51
> "ex-champions" > "wasted spot" nice trolling Putin
2019-01-24 06:40
putin my master he rides a bear u know? cdn-st1.rtr-vesti.ru/p/xw_1513548.jpg
2019-01-24 09:28
Get rid of the invites/legend status ffs.
2019-01-23 15:56
GJ
2019-01-23 15:57
300k prize > boring
2019-01-23 15:57
ESL One Cologne = best event of the year (behind the major)
2019-01-23 16:05
nop same as years before > boring.
2019-01-23 16:12
bro last year was fucking insane
2019-01-23 16:30
#81
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Germany Dayjay 
shame, s1mple shouldnt be allowed to enter Germany
2019-01-23 15:59
why u heff to be mad? Cuz s1nple is top.1
2019-01-23 20:10
#82
XigN | 
Korea yooz 
ence?
2019-01-23 16:00
#83
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Russia GramDEL 
Now that is more expected than ever
2019-01-23 16:00
#84
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Turkey Batyouone 
Last 11 invite 1-Astralis 2-Faze 3-Fnatic 4-Liquid 5-Mouz 6-G2 7-Vitality/NIP 8-BIG 9-Mibr 10-Hellraisers/Ence 11-Cloud9
2019-01-23 16:05
Irrelevant team as long as Zeus and Edward are on this team... both are bringing shame to the cis scene...
2019-01-23 16:00
#107
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Russia Hellyer 
agreed with edward but is there any good igl in cis except zeus?
2019-01-23 16:12
idk, but anything is better than a 0.89 rating BOT
2019-01-23 17:44
the are ex-Champions. wtf are you talking about?
2019-01-24 06:40
With 0.89 and 0.91 rating over past 3 months Give me another top 10 team with 2 players that are playing this bad
2019-01-24 13:14
#88
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Korea Jardeet 
Navi the new VP, receiving undeserved invites
2019-01-23 16:04
Undeserved? They are current Cologne champions
2019-01-23 16:07
#108
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Korea Jardeet 
So hwut
2019-01-23 16:13
#122
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Germany rama1000 
lul
2019-01-23 16:37
Retard, they are ex-Champions. And #2 team of 2018.
2019-01-24 06:41
#200
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Korea Jardeet 
0/8 at least be creative if your going to bait
2019-01-24 08:14
0/8
2019-01-25 09:03
Navi invited before BIG?
2019-01-23 16:04
because they are the returning champions I guess
2019-01-23 16:07
great
2019-01-23 16:07
#96
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Romania BfI 
no?
2019-01-23 16:07
ok :(
2019-01-23 16:08
#99
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Romania BfI 
yes
2019-01-23 16:08
ü (actual content)
2019-01-23 16:08
#95
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Romania BfI 
INVITE VP FIRST MAYBE?
2019-01-23 16:07
who???????
2019-01-23 16:08
#100
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Romania BfI 
cry is free mad devicefanboy. s1mple deserved #1
2019-01-23 16:08
nt s1mpel
2019-01-23 16:09
#104
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Romania BfI 
you are such a delusional astralis fangay....
2019-01-23 16:10
ez
2019-01-23 16:08
sadly this will maybe be navi first event without zeus
2019-01-23 16:10
#109
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Romania BfI 
bullshit
2019-01-23 16:14
#111
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
EZ4ENCE
2019-01-23 16:16
wasted spot invtie big
2019-01-23 16:25
lol do you believe they wont invite big?
2019-01-23 16:30
bug no chances
2019-01-23 17:46
#193
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World WestSideDude 
master baiter?
2019-01-24 06:51
High counsir
2019-01-23 16:26
next VP
2019-01-23 16:32
expected
2019-01-23 16:36
#123
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Canada rdss 
na vi wont pass from group stage....
2019-01-23 16:39
announce ence
2019-01-23 16:41
#125
shox | 
India iejesus 
EZ4GODS1MPLE
2019-01-23 16:41
#128
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Europe fahadinho 
HOPEFULLY VP CORNER WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO CHEER FOR #INVITEVP
2019-01-23 16:45
#131
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
inviting tier5 team LUL
2019-01-23 16:53
Mad because NaVi destroy BIG in final?
2019-01-23 18:32
#154
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
who is big fan ? no one cares about big lol
2019-01-23 18:39
mad cuz navi destroyed tabsen in finals?
2019-01-25 09:04
#192
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World WestSideDude 
They were Second best team of previous year. Your BuG is no where near to their level and probably will never be. Respect the champions.
2019-01-24 06:50
#202
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
fan of tabsen doenst mean fan of BUG pls use ur brain
2019-01-24 09:07
#132
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Germany zeolikk 
Invite big, thank
2019-01-23 16:54
Ofc they will
2019-01-23 17:50
#134
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
*s1mple invited
2019-01-23 17:13
esl still one of the best organized tournaments, like blast mb waiting..
2019-01-23 17:32
#153
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Mongolia tuvshuudri 
Textpected
2019-01-23 18:35
n1ce :)) GL Na'Vi :))
2019-01-23 18:53
#159
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Latvia Tibro 
gl 4 legends
2019-01-23 19:22
#196
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Russia Slava_slava 
#NEVER_FORGET!
2019-01-24 06:57
#204
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Latvia Tibro 
#NEVER_GIVEUP
2019-01-24 13:02
nice! more events for Edward, Flamie and Zeus to play like shit
2019-01-23 20:03
#174
hye | 
Russia sosi 
fan of flusha (: who`s #1 cyber tourist
2019-01-23 22:07
Well observed my 10IQ friend what is your point here?
2019-01-23 23:31
#167
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Spain BlaNcoW 
Go NaVi
2019-01-23 20:22
Wasted spot as always
2019-01-23 22:20
s1mple MVP u heard it here first.
2019-01-24 04:54
ez for CSGOAT
2019-01-24 06:41
The best DUO ever = s1mple + electronic
2019-01-24 06:44
#191
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World WestSideDude 
sick news! gl Na`Vi!
2019-01-24 06:48
2010 <3
2019-01-24 06:53
#195
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Russia Slava_slava 
GO GO GO GO GO GO Na Vi!!!!
2019-01-24 06:57
#197
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Germany Wajtt 
Was there last year it was amazing hope it will be even better thsi yr
2019-01-24 07:22
+1
2019-01-24 07:32
nice NAVI
2019-01-24 08:16
#281
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Russia infernal1 
Expected, lets go NaVi
2019-01-25 08:53
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