FaZe invited to ESL One Cologne

FaZe have become the fourth side to receive an invitation to compete at ESL One Cologne 2019.

The European team attended last year's edition of ESL One Cologne with Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen in their lineup, finishing in 3-4th place after losing to BIG in the semi-finals.

FaZe, who are currently ranked #5 in the World Ranking, were playing at StarSeries i-League Season 7 in Shanghai, China until Wednesday when they lost 2-0 to North in the final round of the Swiss group stage.

FaZe join Astralis, BIG and Natus Vincere in the team list

ESL One Cologne 2019 will take place on July 2-7, with the LANXESS Arena hosting the playoffs in the final three days. Astralis, Natus Vincere, and BIG had been previously invited to the $300,00 event which will also feature four qualified teams. The remaining eight spots will be handed out by the organizers.

The current team list for ESL One Cologne 2019 can be found below:

Denmark Astralis
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Europe European Qualifier #1
North America North American Qualifier
Germany BIG
Europe FaZe
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Other Invite
Europe European Qualifier #2
Asia Asian Qualifier
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
404
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
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Finland bunny_allo 
why
2019-04-04 16:32
#10
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Sweden Unluko 
Why invite this bot team
2019-04-04 16:32
#16
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Europe pencilvester 
Where The fuck Is MIBRRRRR
2019-04-04 16:33
#18
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Sweden Unluko 
+1
2019-04-04 16:33
#59
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Ukraine illinoize 
lmao $300,00 event
2019-04-04 16:51
#22
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North America TheReelMVP 
Mibr is like tier 500000 now
2019-04-04 16:34
#26
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Europe pencilvester 
Show some respek
2019-04-04 16:36
1-3 at StarSeries OMEGALUL
2019-04-04 16:43
#68
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Europe pencilvester 
What part of show some respek u didnt understand
2019-04-04 16:56
0-10 OMEGALUL
2019-04-04 17:06
#86
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Europe pencilvester 
Dont make me go there men
2019-04-04 17:10
#98
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Israel DonowurName 
ON HOME CROWD LUL
2019-04-04 17:22
#101
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Europe pencilvester 
K thats it! You and me! OUTSIDE
2019-04-04 17:26
#104
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Israel DonowurName 
Hell na it's 19 degrees too cold.
2019-04-04 17:28
#110
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Europe pencilvester 
19 degrees too cold wtf Are you from dubai
2019-04-04 17:32
#126
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Israel DonowurName 
Middle east. Here only 30+ degrees is hot. 20- is cold for me
2019-04-04 17:43
autistic
2019-04-04 17:33
#115
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Europe pencilvester 
Who
2019-04-04 17:34
#123
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Portugal Ponsas 
asked you
2019-04-04 17:41
#142
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
16-0
2019-04-04 18:01
M010R
2019-04-04 17:00
#74
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Europe pencilvester 
Wtf is this molor? moior? What is molor?
2019-04-04 17:03
M 0-10 R blast pro
2019-04-04 17:04
#81
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Europe pencilvester 
Does not make sense Name does not check out I already hate you sry
2019-04-04 17:06
Mad mibr fanboy FaZe >>>>> MIBR
2019-04-04 17:13
Niko fan ultralul
2019-04-04 17:04
#169
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United States WashamGaming 
Lmao when mibr loses 2 winding o in a best of 3 then they need to disband lmao
2019-04-04 19:15
In shangai not playing in playoffs
2019-04-04 16:36
#58
fer | 
Brazil grraci 
I'm going to ESL One Cologne, I hope these bitches will be there
2019-04-04 16:50
#94
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United States machemm 
probably out in the group stage already
2019-04-04 17:21
#113
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Europe pencilvester 
axaxaxaxaxa so funny men
2019-04-04 17:33
#199
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United States machemm 
Haha joking respect to MIBR and their legacy.
2019-04-06 19:04
they already have 2 bot teams with FaZe and BIG
2019-04-04 17:33
m16r
2019-04-04 17:37
#175
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Europe Sadeas 
Busy getting smashed 1-3
2019-04-04 19:48
+1
2019-04-04 17:46
Y bot idiot
2019-04-04 18:02
#180
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Europe braxtey 
Make ur self team and play against them, lets see how bot team will beat shit out of u
2019-04-04 20:52
invite ence or i dont watch
2019-04-04 16:33
Nice , antoher spammer from chat wont spam
2019-04-04 16:39
its good the more invites the more losses, the more pressure for roster changes
2019-04-04 16:34
surely they will already have made their changes before this tournament or theyre really dumb
2019-04-04 16:41
#63
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United States ryugak 
+Karrigan
2019-04-04 16:52
No
2019-04-04 18:04
#25
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Israel wetz 
Faze fan btw
2019-04-04 16:36
#31
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Finland bunny_allo 
I don't think theyre capable of winning something in their current form. That's why I think that's kinda wasted spot.
2019-04-04 16:40
#34
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Israel wetz 
Faze= more hype, more views and shit
2019-04-04 16:41
#117
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United Kingdom foolio 
Its pretty much a foregone conclusion that Astralis will win every event they attend in 2019, by your logic no teams should bother attending these tournaments.
2019-04-04 17:36
yes why? They lose anyway in first 2 games!
2019-04-04 16:43
#47
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Poland F5_detector 
F5 here
2019-04-04 16:44
#69
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China leihoujyu 
This invitation is for N1ko only.
2019-04-04 16:58
but no astralis, liquid, OR ence yet broken
2019-04-04 17:05
Are you blind
2019-04-04 17:44
#2
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
Ez choke
2019-04-04 16:32
Wasted spot
2019-04-04 16:32
#17
ruuit | 
Serbia Wule123 
HHahah my thoughts exactly
2019-04-04 16:33
#35
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Slovakia PulaQis 
I bet they will make it to semifinals at least
2019-04-04 16:41
I bet they dont have a Chance to win
2019-04-04 16:41
+1
2019-04-04 16:44
#50
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Slovakia PulaQis 
I didnt say they have chance to win but i think semifinal is possible for them, maybe finals if they will play good as a team and not only individuals
2019-04-04 16:47
Not in this lifetime. Not with this roster.
2019-04-04 17:01
#88
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Slovakia PulaQis 
Well, we will see if they will finally wake Up or not
2019-04-04 17:12
#96
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
indeed, now they invite nip and it's 2 wasted spots
2019-04-04 17:21
Fnatic xd
2019-04-04 17:37
they are bad, but good enough to beat nip which are literally trash
2019-04-04 17:43
The starladder opener was an absolute fluke xD NiP made playoffs at the major, fnatic couldn't even pick up two wins in the Challenger Stage xDDD
2019-04-04 17:49
Imagine thinking nip are good rofl
2019-04-04 18:29
Imagine thinking fnatic is better than NiP lmao
2019-04-04 18:33
imagine losing to the worst fnatic lineup ever in a bo3
2019-04-04 19:03
Faze made legend at major North didnt even qualify North bet faze convincingly yesterday. Form changes fast
2019-04-04 18:39
Sure but this fnatic lineup cant do shit. yes, they brought astralis to overtime once last year, but what have they done apart from this?
2019-04-04 18:42
Fnatic without flusha lul
2019-04-04 18:08
#155
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France t3r4byt3 
Did you even watch that match? It could easily have been 2-0 or 2-1 for NiP had things gone only slightly differently. Also NiP made top 8 at the Major, Fnatic couldn't even make top 16. That's what I consider pure trash.
2019-04-04 18:26
Both teams are trash, and no, fnatic is playing way better. If anything nip are lucky they barely beat spirit while winning 6/6 pistols lmao
2019-04-04 18:27
And whats about NiP Making major playoffs? Pure luck aswell? And fnatic going out 1-3 in challenger stage? Just unlucky?
2019-04-04 18:35
so what? they don't win shit either, nip are trash and will remain that way
2019-04-04 18:59
Its not always about winning tournaments. Especially in Astralis era since they win every. NIP is a top6 team and managed several top 4 finishes last year, they also made a grand final which they lost against Navi, they beat Astralis sometimes and usual put up a good fight against any team. Remember that NiP is right now playing with a standin, draken, aka the most inconsistent awper of all time. Its not about proving NiP is a super good team, but they are top6 and you can't deny it. Fnatic is barely top 10 if not worse
2019-04-04 19:23
tl;dr nip are bad, move on
2019-04-04 19:46
K nice argument bro Fnatic is worse than NiP move on
2019-04-04 19:53
2-1
2019-04-04 19:56
Fluke, fnatic 1-3 challengers, NiP #6 fnatic #12, fnatic without flusha is a joke
2019-04-04 20:13
imagine using hltv top20 in a argument after saying faze wasted spot rofl gj rekting yourself
2019-04-04 20:55
Cant compare since Faze's points come from epicenter with karrigan and t3 Event with C9 big and coL... But this Faze roster still >fnatic
2019-04-05 00:18
what an amazing team
2019-04-05 15:06
Olof 3 major,AdreN 1 major
2019-04-04 17:32
More like olof bot, AdreN bigger bot
2019-04-04 17:37
Germany all time bots
2019-04-04 18:04
You shouldn't talk like that when DeadFox is the best player from your country
2019-04-04 18:09
Ouch
2019-04-04 20:59
Faze up !!!
2019-04-04 18:06
#4
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Europe HeL$eN 
Nice! GL to GodreN & Co!
2019-04-04 16:34
#5
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Poland Purpur 
Ayy
2019-04-04 16:32
#6
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Turkey leame 
faze down
2019-04-04 16:32
#7
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United States JacobSick954 
yay
2019-04-04 16:32
#8
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Spain L3gi13 
I hope it will be a new faze
2019-04-04 16:32
Me too, as a true fan of GuardiaN and Faze its hard now
2019-04-04 16:40
#43
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Spain L3gi13 
I dont like pretty much faze but guardian and niko are amazing Also want to add styko is so good player
2019-04-04 16:43
Thank you ;)
2019-04-04 20:06
#9
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Sweden Nokkeri 
Wasted
2019-04-04 16:32
#11
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Sweden Maddoxswe 
wasted spot :(
2019-04-04 16:32
#12
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Spain elskio 
Wasted
2019-04-04 16:32
#13
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47 
Roster locks?
2019-04-04 16:32
wasted spot
2019-04-04 16:33
With the current roster it's a waste of spot
2019-04-04 16:33
#192
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United Kingdom EoOo 
It's really not, they haven't been playing great recently but they are still one of the best teams in the world.
2019-04-05 01:44
wasted spot... next they will invite MIBR
2019-04-04 16:33
300,00€event nice
2019-04-04 16:34
wasted spot also with mibr
2019-04-04 16:35
#185
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Brazil DinooxP 
wtf men))) I didn't
2019-04-04 21:12
#28
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Russia NOD777 
There is never be gonna be a competition where you have only 4 qual spots and the rest is invite just to increase views
2019-04-04 16:38
LOL most undeserved invite ive seen in a while, theyre playing some dogshit cs atm its actually insane
2019-04-04 16:39
wasted spot
2019-04-04 16:41
#37
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Lithuania aels 
ffs disabled team get invites sad
2019-04-04 16:41
#39
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
Why don't invite ence?
2019-04-04 16:42
#40
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Sweden FyrusCS 
please NiP next, they've been there every year and are still one of the winners of that exact tournament, even if it was 5 years ago ;-)
2019-04-04 16:42
lol
2019-04-04 16:45
Waste slot
2019-04-04 16:43
#46
SparkeR | 
Europe Joedg 
ENCE deserve a spot right now, they're playing quite good to achieve it
2019-04-04 16:44
#53
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Asia fakedollface 
8 spots, ENCE will be there
2019-04-04 16:47
#57
SparkeR | 
Europe Joedg 
Yeah, I think that too
2019-04-04 16:50
#49
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
LETS GO FAZE UP LETS GO FAZE UP Ez win :)))
2019-04-04 16:45
#51
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
#FaZeUp
2019-04-04 16:47
wow
2019-04-04 16:47
Faze OMEGALUL
2019-04-04 16:47
well, someone has to finish last...
2019-04-04 16:49
Oof
2019-04-04 17:46
wasted spot
2019-04-04 16:49
big, faze...next mibr i guess. waste more spots pls!
2019-04-04 16:51
#61
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Serbia KaLuOP 
Wasted spot
2019-04-04 16:51
#65
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China hackberry 
+++++++1
2019-04-04 16:53
Astralis gonna win anyway
2019-04-04 16:52
#66
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Brazil EZ4ENCEDENS 
16 team tournament so its not wasted spot even though they look so trash rn
2019-04-04 16:53
#67
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Turkey trouble91 
Invite mouz
2019-04-04 16:55
#70
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Georgia Broozman 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 16:58
#72
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Germany Payynnkilla 
mouz should get an invite aswell IMO.
2019-04-04 17:01
#75
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Austria gex0r 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:03
invite ence ffs
2019-04-04 17:06
Wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:08
#83
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Finland EdiEz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-04 17:08
Faze wins it :))
2019-04-04 17:08
#85
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Denmark ooe45 
Wasting a spot to NikoRain Clan
2019-04-04 17:09
Wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:11
Stop inviting tier 4 teams
2019-04-04 17:14
#97
Aleksib | 
Finland sakumb 
+1
2019-04-04 17:21
#91
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Malaysia jskhoo 
SAVE CLAN
2019-04-04 17:17
#93
 | 
Finland J3bediah 
Wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:19
#95
Aleksib | 
Finland sakumb 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:21
#100
 | 
Denmark oskarsports 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:26
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:28
#105
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:28
#106
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Indonesia faiqdhimas 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:31
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:32
Invite Windigo more interesting to watch lul
2019-04-04 17:32
#131
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
Agreed
2019-04-04 17:46
#112
shox | 
France Malo0o 
mibr next they need to retake this cup
2019-04-04 17:33
Wasted spot ffs
2019-04-04 17:35
#118
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Finland zntei 
unexpected mens)))))
2019-04-04 17:36
wasted slot faze niko igl lvl is t 50
2019-04-04 17:43
3 months. They will have changed the roster till then
2019-04-04 17:46
#132
 | 
China serdim 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:47
#133
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India astaelian 
+Liquid +ENCE +Mousesports +North +NiP +fnatic +Renegades +MiBR
2019-04-04 17:49
NRG over North men
2019-04-04 18:11
#154
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India astaelian 
Actually NRG over t3 team MiBR
2019-04-04 18:25
I am just gonna be laughing at these comments when they win the tournament
2019-04-04 17:50
When who wins?
2019-04-04 17:51
#136
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Algeria MagnumDz 
ESL Cologne Major again please
2019-04-04 17:51
Wasted spot.
2019-04-04 17:53
#139
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid and ence next then no need for any more invs. All bo3 among the best teams. Screw bo1 with tier 8 teams
2019-04-04 17:55
#140
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Slovakia Jakubko345 
Wasted
2019-04-04 17:56
wasted spot
2019-04-04 17:59
This will be so fun guys, see you in Cologne mafakkas! :D
2019-04-04 18:10
Meet me in the bathroom July 6'th 16.00
2019-04-04 18:58
Ayy LMAO
2019-04-04 18:20
#152
KRIMZ | 
Romania moetxxx 
Fnatic
2019-04-04 18:20
Waiting for the g2 invite
2019-04-04 18:21
#156
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
wasted spot
2019-04-04 18:26
they not have good teams for invited ?
2019-04-04 18:26
#Fazedowm
2019-04-04 18:40
Wasted
2019-04-04 18:43
+1
2019-04-04 19:35
Cologne will make FaZe better bc they stink rn
2019-04-04 19:29
wasted spot
2019-04-04 19:48
nice invite
2019-04-04 20:56
Deserved spot
2019-04-04 22:20
Joke team. Adren is Fucking trash
2019-04-04 22:35
ok, stop
2019-04-04 22:37
#193
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United Kingdom EoOo 
-AdreN +KioShiMa Then we talk.
2019-04-05 01:49
#194
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Poland dyzio65 
next will be virtus.pro ofc
2019-04-05 13:17
wasted spot
2019-04-05 14:12
$300,00 LUL
2019-04-06 10:48
Invite mous please
2019-04-06 11:54
#200
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
EZ4FAZE FAZEUP
2019-04-14 12:55
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