NiP receive direct invite to ESL One Cologne 2019
NiP have received a direct invitation to participate at ESL One Cologne 2019.
The Swedish quintet will be joining fifteen other teams in contending for $300,000 in prize money at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany come July 2-7. NiP are one of twelve sides to receive a direct invite to the event, leaving seven invitation slots left to be dealt out, as well as four regional qualifier slots.
NiP are currently duking it out in Group B of the ESL Pro League Season 9 - Europe in Leicester, UK in looks to qualify for the league finals, held in Montpellier, France.
Formatting for this year's iteration of ESL One Cologne will see a GSL group format, with the sixteen squads split into two equal groups. Top three from each group will advance straight to the playoffs, where first place finishers advance to the semi-finals, meanwhile second and third duke it out in the quarter-finals. All playoff matches will feature a single-elimination, best-of-3 barring the grand final, which will be a best-of-5 series.
Below are all currently-known participants of ESL One Cologne 2019: