ESL One Cologne Fantasy goes live; booster feature added

The Fantasy game for ESL One Cologne is now open for play, with an update to the game introducing 14 different boosters which can be assigned to players to secure additional points.

Boosters will be added to the Live Draft and Money Draft game mode and function the same within both. Every user will have 14 different boosters available, each of which can be used once, in one round of the event, on a single player.

Every booster has a different trigger, which if met, will reward the player with an additional 10 points, but unlike roles, there is no punishment for a player that does not succeed in reaching the goal.

A new Fantasy feature has been introduced ahead of ESL One Cologne

Boosters can be assigned ahead of time, with all five players eligible to receive boosters at the same time, within the same round. The deadline for assigning boosters is the start of the first match of a certain round.

Below are examples of a few boosters:

SIXTEEN ZERO: Player's team wins a map 16-0.
BOTTOM OF SCOREBOARD: The player ends at the bottom of the scoreboard on a map, based on kills, assists, and deaths.
CHOKE: Player's team is first to 15 rounds, but can't close the map in regulation time.
STRONG T: As T, Player's team gets more rounds than CT on any map in regulation time.
STRIDE: Player's team wins 8 rounds in a row in regulation time.
COMEBACK: Player's team comes back to even after being behind by 8 rounds.
BAIT: Player is traded 5 times or more on a map.

As ESL One Cologne starts on Tuesday, July 2nd at 12:00, be sure to create your leagues, invite your friends, draft your teams and assign some boosters before then. All of that fun is accessible through the event's Fantasy page here.

As always, please let us know in the bugs & improvements forum if you find any issues with the game, or have feedback on how to make it better.

#1
Spiidi | 
Germany IxKai 
nice
2019-06-28 12:50
#4
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Pog
2019-06-28 12:50
#9
SGM | 
Hungary sgitheach 
+1
2019-06-28 12:51
#12
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Austria shaakeh 
+1
2019-06-28 12:51
+1
2019-06-28 12:52
#25
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United States Azuhh 
CHOKE LULW
2019-06-28 12:59
Bait I wonder who I’ll put that on
2019-06-28 18:45
#69
ckN | 
India SinghSir 
Flair checks out sorry
2019-06-29 17:44
#32
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Other zj2 
CHOKE: Player's team is first to 15 rounds, but can't close the map in regulation time. Literally every team i bet on
2019-06-28 13:14
so you only bet for liquid or navi interesting
2019-06-28 15:00
Join the best league hltv.org/fantasy/17/league/49426/join?se.. Only pro analysts
2019-06-29 17:04
nice
2019-06-28 12:50
Yop
2019-06-28 12:50
#5
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Europe R2D2s 
pick jame of bait
2019-06-28 12:51
#21
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Belgium jorneiro 
He is not the bait he is the baiter
2019-06-28 12:55
#22
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Europe R2D2s 
aye, got me
2019-06-28 12:55
#62
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Brazil Xcoozee 
Choose "avenger" for him. Is how HLTV calls baiters. Win free +10.
2019-06-28 21:11
#6
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Spain Classicalesp 
nice upgrades
2019-06-28 12:50
#14
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Belgium Corrosion 
+1
2019-06-28 12:51
EZ
2019-06-28 12:51
#13
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Czech Republic Profession 
+1
2019-06-28 12:51
#8
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Poland crouzzz 
good
2019-06-28 12:51
#10
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Australia krittyx 
FANTASY OMEGALUL
2019-06-28 12:51
#16
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
CHOKE: Player's team is first to 15 rounds, but can't close the map in regulation time. OH I KNOW WHO TO CHOOSE
2019-06-28 12:52
Ez4FaZe
2019-06-28 13:05
Choko???
2019-06-28 13:30
Guys remember boosts are set PER ROUND, so you can assign them to all 7 rounds of ESL One Cologne. Do not just set them for the first round, in the interface you can scroll between the rounds so you can be sure to get boosts on more matches. They can be set during the game, so there is no reason to set them all ahead of time either.
2019-06-28 12:53
#35
Jamppi | 
Finland Haudi 
thanks mom
2019-06-28 13:27
so does that mean I can wait until a team is winning 15-0 to play the 16/0 or 0/16 boosters?
2019-06-28 14:54
#47
mimi | 
Philippines nilb0g 
yes
2019-06-28 15:45
that sounds broken af
2019-06-28 16:27
No they must be set before the match start.
2019-06-28 17:25
#64
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Bulgaria Amerikana 
is there a prize
2019-06-29 00:48
#18
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Choke omegalul
2019-06-28 12:54
Zywoo : 246 000 $ fuck, so expensive :(
2019-06-28 12:55
yes but he is usually worth it because of all the kills and what not
2019-06-28 14:49
he's been out of the ideal lineup lately tho, so because of his price you'll have to pick a budget player that will most likely not perform well
2019-06-28 14:57
Hey that's pretty cool, it'll definitely up the engagement mid tournament.
2019-06-28 12:55
yes we can make choke in liquid's players
2019-06-28 12:57
#30
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Already done in Grand Final on Stew lmao
2019-06-28 13:08
#24
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Brazil TJ_16BiT 
vc vai sentar na cabessss
2019-06-28 12:57
#26
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France Uexo 
IT'S SHIT I CAN'T FCKIN PICK VITALITY
2019-06-28 13:03
zygod too expensive men :((
2019-06-28 13:04
#39
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France Uexo 
YEAH I'M ACTUALLY SUPER MAD
2019-06-28 14:41
That's the price you pay for the team being good
2019-06-28 19:55
#65
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France Uexo 
I KNOW BUT I'M STILL SUPER MAD
2019-06-29 09:19
#27
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Sweden device8 
2019-06-28 13:04
hello jame :D
2019-06-28 13:14
#33
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Ez for Chokequid
2019-06-28 13:20
#37
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Romania kinley377 
2019-06-28 14:02
2019-06-28 14:39
So booster work only for 1 round?
2019-06-28 15:11
Correct.
2019-06-28 17:26
Good update
2019-06-28 15:19
What's the point of the sixteen zero boost when you have stride boost where you only need 8 rounds in a row and get the same points?
2019-06-28 15:40
+1
2019-06-28 16:13
They can only be used once in the entire event.
2019-06-28 17:26
Didn't realise you can use them only once in the whole event. So you can only use one of them per round? I thought it was one boost per player per round. I guess that at least makes sense even if the 16-0 is pointless.
2019-06-28 20:15
boosters are shit imo
2019-06-28 15:47
hltv.org/fantasy/17/league/48730/join?se.. Winner gets 10 sand dunes (money draft)
2019-06-28 16:03
#56
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Ez choke boost on Chokequid
2019-06-28 17:43
#61
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Germany papierkorp 
2019-06-28 21:01
Just my opinion- this new feature is useless and I wish you didn't add this. This is just not made well, I feel like you didn't think about this much and just added something that's not needed. I liked this Fantasy aspect, but now... meh, really bad way for you to go. Please consider deleting this 'booster' feature or at least block for private leagues.
2019-06-28 21:29
#67
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Bulgaria Amerikana 
+1, better feature would be to put on a player if his team will advance to finals, maybe one for quarters which gives the least points, semis, final, winner, something like that
2019-06-29 12:59
#66
byali | 
Poland Lisciu91 
2019-06-29 09:50
#70
Europe DK23 
Join my league Live draft, 2 july 00:03 (GMT+3) hltv.org/fantasy/17/league/49976/join?se..
2019-06-29 22:32
Live draft 930 PST 06/30/2019 (20 hours from now) hltv.org/fantasy/17/league/50129/join?se..
2019-06-30 10:03
2019-06-30 19:19
Does fantasy winner gets any price like knife? Do you know anything about it? My friend won it.
2019-07-07 21:30
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