fnatic invited to ESL One Cologne 2019

fnatic have been issued a direct invite to participate at ESL One Cologne 2019.

The Swedish squad are the seventh roster to receive an invite, set to join fifteen other participants in contending for the $300,000 tournament, held in the iconic Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on July 2-7.

No strangers to the event, fnatic will return to the tournament for a sixth consecutive year, looking to recreate the first place finish a former iteration of the squad achieved in a distant 2015, having beaten the former Envy quintet in the grand final.

fnatic will look to secure their share of $300,000 come July

In addition to a sizeable prize pool, ESL Cologne is the fifth event of 2019 that will offer teams the chance to secure a point towards the second season of the Intel Grand Slam.

Below are all known participants of ESL One Cologne 2019:

Denmark Astralis
Europe FaZe
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Sweden fnatic
Other Invite slot
Other Invite slot
Europe EU Qualifier #1
Europe NA Qualifier
Germany BIG
Brazil MIBR
Sweden NiP
Other Invite slot
Other Invite slot
Other Invite slot
Europe EU Qualifier #2
Asia Asia Qualifier
#1
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El Salvador Stoical 
Fan favorite! Let’s see if they can do some damage!
2019-04-26 13:27
fu boitch
2019-04-26 13:26
#7
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
wtf
2019-04-26 13:27
i want first comment
2019-04-26 13:28
#29
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Turkey Mustafa- 
XANTARES will destroy fnatic rip sweden
2019-04-26 13:34
XANTARES most overrated kebab ever always trash at big events Woxic only good kebab player
2019-04-26 13:39
#61
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Turkey Mustafa- 
XANTARES > S1MPLE
2019-04-26 14:01
xantares is extremely bad man :D
2019-04-26 14:05
forgot Kappa btw I missed you kebab
2019-04-26 14:14
#72
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Turkey Mustafa- 
nt coldzera
2019-04-26 14:43
baitzera > simple baitzera > jantares baitzera > baitvice
2019-04-26 15:28
#104
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Brazil BRAZlL 
ecovice*
2019-04-26 17:08
#131
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Europe IFlorek 
Xantares xd
2019-04-27 01:29
True but NIP is the best Swedish. Bot Twist.
2019-04-26 18:06
#132
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Europe IFlorek 
Epl relegations coming soon
2019-04-27 01:30
Maybe. I mean krimz is the only good player on fnatic. I would bring flusha back and get rid of twist.
2019-04-27 01:33
#138
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Europe IFlorek 
Im talking about Nip :D
2019-04-27 01:38
#155
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Indonesia Chonji 
Rekt
2019-04-28 03:59
BIG is not even in this tournament though
2019-04-27 03:45
#140
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Europe IFlorek 
Bro wear your glasses and check one more time
2019-04-27 04:30
#158
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United Kingdom og_quiche 
+1
2019-04-28 10:23
#144
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Turkey Mustafa- 
lmao
2019-04-27 10:54
#6
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-04-26 13:26
#90
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-26 15:51
#136
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Europe IFlorek 
Mousesports and ence maybe?
2019-04-27 01:37
ez
2019-04-26 13:26
s1mple #2 again
2019-04-26 13:28
#35
Hvid | 
Denmark devnr1 
ntnt
2019-04-26 13:39
#3
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United States aust_h 
Good luck fnatic
2019-04-26 13:26
Nice
2019-04-26 13:26
#30
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
Just why?
2019-04-26 13:35
#8
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
good invite
2019-04-26 13:27
Now mouz cmon
2019-04-26 13:27
ye :(
2019-04-26 14:59
they deserved it
2019-04-26 22:00
#133
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Europe IFlorek 
They play really good in this new line up
2019-04-27 01:31
wasted spot
2019-04-26 13:28
12 invites, there is not 12 teams that are better or deserve the invite more than fnatic. So hush now troll.
2019-04-26 13:31
delusional fnatic cant even win t2 t3 tournaments how can they win vs t1 teams ? xaxaxaxa they just got invited because they are the biggest names
2019-04-26 13:33
So only favorites to win should be invited, you want a tournament with Astralis only? I repeat since your reading comprehension seems to be at a negative. There is not 12 teams that are better or more deserving of an invite. And there is 12 invites!!!!
2019-04-26 13:38
Stfu
2019-04-26 13:47
#91
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Other nt_newfag 
do us all a favour and kys :)
2019-04-26 16:05
fnatic fan triggerd kiddo because you cant even win t4 tourn aments your time is over xaxaxa
2019-04-26 16:06
#93
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Other nt_newfag 
made final of last tournamrnt they played but... Im not gonna fall for this bait again
2019-04-26 16:07
Yo fnatic suck so bad G2 fucking smacked them 2-0 and I don’t see G2 at this tourney XD Fnatic such a Fucking joke.
2019-04-26 20:49
#151
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Sweden wyv0 
That's because G2 hasn't been in a final or won anything since 2015, Fnatic has made finals and good placements at least.
2019-04-27 16:02
#149
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Sweden wyv0 
Time is over? when did they even have a time last? oh in 2015.... are you still living in 2015 retard
2019-04-27 16:01
#135
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Europe IFlorek 
Ago-Fnatic 16 0 hahaha
2019-04-27 01:34
#148
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Sweden wyv0 
FaZe Liquid Na'Vi Renegades ENCE Astralis MIBR Now please tell me 5 other teams also better than Fnatic
2019-04-27 15:59
#11
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Denmark ghostan11 
Ence hello?
2019-04-26 13:28
I think theyre invited already. Just marketing bs to drop em out one team at a time.
2019-04-26 15:44
expected
2019-04-26 13:28
gl
2019-04-26 13:28
Liquid actually skipping lmao
2019-04-26 13:28
Yeah they actually are they talked about it on the HLTV TV podcast, We won’t have ENCE, Astralis, Navi and liquid at the same tournament until it’s the major
2019-04-26 20:48
#15
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
astralis zZzzZzzZzzZzZzzZ
2019-04-26 13:28
#16
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Sweden Lagge15 
Great invite. Hope they can keep the form going.
2019-04-26 13:28
deserved invite now kick m16r from the list and we have a solid line up of teams
2019-04-26 13:28
#38
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
not think so. rng deserve more
2019-04-26 13:41
Mibr and Fnatic shouldn’t be getting invites period. They only get them because they have massive fan basses. Fnatic have been dog shit yet they get invited. The same with Mib(shit) on my face.
2019-04-26 20:47
#20
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Turkey Samsun85 
Next NRG now! Go Go
2019-04-26 13:30
Ence next
2019-04-26 13:30
INB4 some dumb people say its undeserved when there are RIP and M16r invited
2019-04-26 13:31
...both of them are better than fnatic?
2019-04-26 13:50
nice try
2019-04-26 16:34
Why? I don't wanna jw here.
2019-04-26 13:31
#46
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Nepal AsKyEyY 
i dont wanna mibr here and what
2019-04-26 13:48
Do you live near cologne? I mean it literally not here.
2019-04-26 14:09
#80
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Nepal AsKyEyY 
nah but i will attend cologne
2019-04-26 15:09
JW the complete PIG
2019-04-26 20:45
#120
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Nepal AsKyEyY 
US talkin LUL
2019-04-26 20:50
is there any T1 tournament which Fnatic doesnt get invited ?
2019-04-26 13:32
#26
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Europe KappaKaako 
+Liquid,RNG,ENCE and it looks like a good event
2019-04-26 13:32
#27
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Brazil mth^ 
NRG,Liquid,ENCE, Renegades+
2019-04-26 13:33
#31
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Tier 3 team invites Let them qualify instead
2019-04-26 13:36
#32
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Europe andyy_ 
WASTED SPOT
2019-04-26 13:36
#33
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Serbia smiley69 
Invite Cloud9 and Valiance <3
2019-04-26 13:37
#37
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Italy CESPU 
yeppp
2019-04-26 13:41
#39
device | 
Denmark AbhiS 
Expected
2019-04-26 13:41
add ence liquid renegades vitality mousesports and its gucci
2019-04-26 13:41
#41
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Germany USA_hater_no1 
how to waste a spot 1 by 1
2019-04-26 13:41
flair checked out
2019-04-26 13:48
#42
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India Tritium 
Ok
2019-04-26 13:41
#43
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Sweden 1nomiS 
-rep
2019-04-26 13:44
#44
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Pakistan ^NewB 
They're gonna get r3kt anyway
2019-04-26 13:46
#49
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
deserved invite
2019-04-26 13:50
#50
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Russia Lodvar 
Last 5 invites: Liquid, ENCE, NRG, Renegades, Spirit
2019-04-26 13:51
#59
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Spirit???
2019-04-26 14:00
#51
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Russia mmmmmmajestic 
There are already 4 wasted spots lol
2019-04-26 13:52
#52
Lekr0 | 
Sweden ScineLy1 
why? like why?
2019-04-26 13:52
at this point its just "invite all the big names, fuck skill"
2019-04-26 13:54
#74
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France t3r4byt3 
There are 5 more invites, chill Alternatively, you can name your ideal 12 invites
2019-04-26 14:47
i think there are too many invite spots in the first place - NiP, MIBR, fnatic dont deserve the invite imo, they are just big names currently. - BIG only "deserves" it because they were in the finals last time, they more or less earned it - Astralis and Navi deserve it obviously, faze starts looking pretty good again. I'd invite Astralis, Liquid, Navi , Faze, Ence - the current top 5 BIG too, because ESL One events always have one local team (and as i said they were in the finals last time) washed up MIBR, NiP and fnatic should then get invites to closed qualifier at best and fight for a spot, for the rest its open qualifiers
2019-04-26 15:38
lol there were 6 more spots for invited teams before fnatic took one, name 6 teams that are better than fnatic and arent on the list yet
2019-04-26 14:49
ENCE Liquid Renegades Vitality G2 mouz
2019-04-26 15:32
lol, how vitality g2 mouz deserve invite more than fnatic? They havent done anything
2019-04-26 16:36
they all 4 do not deserve it but i bet fnatic will lose a BO3 to everyone of them i just listed 6 teams that are better than fnatic and arent on the list yet
2019-04-26 16:47
whats the reason to say that vitality is better than fnatic? cuz they didnt perform good on lan and lost the only head-to-head match? mouz? online matches and wins over optic/north?
2019-04-26 20:48
vitality and mouz are pretty new, exciting rosters with good results early on. that fnatic roster is stale and is pretty disappointing most of the time but as i said, they all should go through qualifiers
2019-04-27 00:00
yeah invite only 6 teams and 10 spots for quals
2019-04-27 01:07
Liquid, NRG, Ence, Renegades and a trash frensh team just for the quote as last spots please
2019-04-26 13:55
#55
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Russia Yodjin 
No P.S: it was the answer on question about fnatic's success
2019-04-26 13:57
#56
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Chile strong221 
nrg please
2019-04-26 13:58
please invite vitality
2019-04-26 13:59
#58
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
-big, -mibr, -fnatic, -nip +ence, +renegades, +vitality, +liquid
2019-04-26 13:59
#75
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France t3r4byt3 
do you have 0 IQ or something, there are 5 more invites
2019-04-26 14:47
Yes 0 IQ comment always crying "wasted spots" but actually these teams are really good.
2019-04-27 06:34
#60
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Germany Constikdw 
Now add mouz, Liquid, Nrg, ENCE and vitality. Gonna be a brawl
2019-04-26 14:01
+1
2019-04-26 14:33
I was right I said Fnatic was next to get invited XDDD. Another washed up team :)
2019-04-26 14:01
better than french dogs dont be mad
2019-04-26 16:36
You seem to be the mad one ^^ Fnatic, NiP, MIBR, Cloud9 : 4 washed up teams who get invited only because they have fans :)
2019-04-26 17:20
better to be washed up team with fans than washed up teams without any fans
2019-04-27 08:52
Actually the French teams look extremely strong right now with G2 to just posting of blasting to all against fnatic. You should know some shit before talking it
2019-04-26 20:45
Fnatic isnt shit either tohugh
2019-04-27 11:00
g2 beat na'vi 2-1 and fnatic 2-0 (windigo 2-1) isn t enough for you ?
2019-04-28 10:31
Flair checked out, if you think 2 random bo in a qualifier for a lan final is enough to prove anything youre either delusional or dumb
2019-04-29 07:02
#63
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Georgia Broozman 
wasted spot
2019-04-26 14:05
#66
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Germany 1112Leon 
The most hated team in Germany
2019-04-26 14:09
being the most hated team in the most hated country make them an appreciated team overall I guess
2019-04-26 16:35
Wooohoooo LETZZ GO! Fnatic <3 #AlwaysFnatic
2019-04-26 14:14
ez invitation for the most legendary csgo organization
2019-04-26 14:24
#70
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CIS chlenixon 
HR!
2019-04-26 14:32
#73
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Germany BIG_CLAN_FAN 
deserved
2019-04-26 14:44
#78
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Turkey Batyouone 
Next liquid ence G2 nrg mouz
2019-04-26 15:07
MOUZ HR TL
2019-04-26 15:09
HR before vitality, Renegades or G2 yea right
2019-04-26 20:44
#81
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Ok now do some NA teams
2019-04-26 15:21
deserved good luck legends!
2019-04-26 15:24
Lmfao not deserved period
2019-04-26 20:44
#94
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Fuck yes
2019-04-26 16:27
#95
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Germany grabke 
Were is Mouz ???
2019-04-26 16:32
probably in qualifier xd
2019-04-26 17:01
#105
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Germany grabke 
Doubt it ! They are going to get an Invite... New Team and German Org....
2019-04-26 17:17
mouz please make it
2019-04-26 16:54
#102
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Liquid Ence Renegades NRG Vit/G2 is the dream
2019-04-26 16:59
Fnatic and Mibr being here TOTALLY ruined the dream for me XD such trash teams with delusional fans.
2019-04-26 20:53
#156
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
mad that g2 isnt here?? hahahhhaha
2019-04-28 04:33
WTF MEN
2019-04-26 18:30
Seriously we 2-0 them like rats and G2 STILL NOT GETTING INVITES
2019-04-26 20:52
ikr
2019-04-26 21:02
Rng and ence deserve invites. Recent pro league form shows g2 should be there but last few months have dropped them down the priority list for invites. Might get lucky and get one though, but vitality most like to get French scene invite slot
2019-04-27 23:54
liquid, Renegades, G2, Vitality
2019-04-26 19:43
I’m actually extremely insulted that fnatic got an invite over vitality renegades or G2
2019-04-26 20:52
Same, but hopefully they will get an invite
2019-04-26 20:55
Renegades will come, no specific order to information release
2019-04-27 23:55
Y’all throw Fnatic invites but non for g2? Fucking pathetic honestly. G2 have been smacking Fnatic around like rag dolls for months.
2019-04-26 20:43
So basically what I get from this is that fnatic can do absolutely nothing for a month and they will still get invites to the big tournaments. Even when they’re getting smacked in the games they are playing... such a joke org
2019-04-26 20:51
#157
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
they just made the finals of starseries calm your tits
2019-04-28 04:34
wasted spot
2019-04-26 21:13
Invite g2 wtf, wasted spot
2019-04-27 00:35
#137
JaCkz | 
Poland MatiKK_ 
Ence, G2, Liquid, Renegades and Vitality
2019-04-27 01:37
Wasted slot
2019-04-27 08:54
#146
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Germany BIG_CLAN_FAN 
nice
2019-04-27 15:33
Great invite!
2019-04-27 15:39
#162
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Germany BIG_CLAN_FAN 
+1
2019-04-29 19:31
nice
2019-04-27 16:01
Renegades and ence next please x
2019-04-27 23:53
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