ESL not optimistic about holding ESL One Cologne on LAN

ESL One Cologne is likely to be moved online as the organizers are not optimistic about being able to move all teams to one location.

The news was first reported by DBLTAP and HLTV.org can confirm the information after reaching out to the organizers: "It looks like, based on the European Union regulations, getting people to one place will be challenging," a source from ESL told HLTV.org.

ESL One Cologne likely to be moved online

On Wednesday, the European Union recommended its member states to start lifting travel restrictions to 15 non-EU countries. The list includes countries such as Canada, Australia, and China but notably omits the United States of America, Brazil, and Russia; the three countries with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, currently amounting to nearly five million combined.

At the moment, the German event is still officially scheduled for August 21-30, after being moved from July 6-12 as a result of the pandemic. On Wednesday, ESL announced 18 of the 24 participants, including several North American residents: Liquid, 100 Thieves, Evil Geniuses, FURIA, and Cloud9.

BIG CLAN are the winners of ESL Cologne 2020, congrats boys!
2020-07-02 18:02
They even put german flag for this news hahahaha
2020-07-02 18:04
Cologne is in germany so it makes sense
2020-07-02 18:04
Ez for Big ResidentSleeper
2020-07-02 18:06
Also RIP Rio Major
2020-07-02 18:13
F
2020-07-02 20:42
#180
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Poland hedge_
The actual situation and state to pandemic in brazil convince me that major wont be in brazil. I think that major must be in country that puts safe and health at first place like austria or oceania.
2020-07-06 00:09
Denmark
2020-07-08 06:35
hawaii
2020-07-10 13:05
#33
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Netherlands Wimmie
As a Dutch person it took me a while until I knew this.
2020-07-02 18:08
#40
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Netherlands HetIsPatat
How?
2020-07-02 18:10
#91
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
You probably say the name of the city compeletely differently. I didnt know Cologne was Keln until NiKo said it
2020-07-02 18:45
yep, in Dutch we either say Köln (German name) or Keulen, the Dutch name for Köln
2020-07-02 18:51
Well I didn't know Cologne was Keln either and I am german, we usually call it Köln 🤪
2020-07-02 18:50
#108
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
English names are stupid mens
2020-07-02 19:30
+1
2020-07-02 21:13
#142
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Argentina Joedash
I dont know, i call cologne "cologn" cause i dont know a translation in spanish unless it is "colonia" which is way worst.
2020-07-03 00:41
#146
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Indonesia segopecel
Colonia lol As if spain colonized german like mexico and almost any other south americans
2020-07-03 03:48
#147
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Other n1ss
argentina isn't mexico lol
2020-07-03 04:43
#148
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Indonesia segopecel
hmm im not talking about that guy flag, but nations that were colonized by spain in general but still, thank you for your kind reminder(or info, whatever)
2020-07-03 05:23
#190
keev | 
Germany _PH1L
england or portugal?
2020-07-09 19:04
#155
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Argentina Joedash
Yeh, it sucks af xD. I prefer the name in English tbh.
2020-07-03 09:36
why is Colonia bad? when the Romans founded the City they called it "Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium"
2020-07-05 21:34
#179
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Argentina Joedash
I just don't like the name that much in Spanish.
2020-07-05 22:26
#174
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Netherlands Wimmie
+1
2020-07-03 20:13
Cologne is the french name of Köln lulz
2020-07-03 09:39
I know Eau de Cologne or as we say in Germany Kölsch Wasser.
2020-07-03 12:35
Sounds weird when we translate that word by word in English: water from Cologne or water of Cologne. LULZ
2020-07-03 13:24
I think it sounds weird in german as well, finds rare usage.
2020-07-03 13:32
its not really weird, because Echtes Kölsch Wasser (Original Eau de Cologne) is one of the first industrial parfumes. my grandparents allways had a really beautiful bottle of that laying arround.
2020-07-03 13:36
wtf
2020-07-02 18:12
And ESL is a german company
2020-07-02 18:29
#172
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Sweden Kasidro
Was. Now it is just based in germany. MTG controls more than 80% of the company shares.
2020-07-03 18:28
For good reason
2020-07-02 18:43
YEKINDAR the goat men :)
2020-07-02 20:50
Cologne is in germany + ESL is a german company
2020-07-02 19:50
congrats, you are officially stupid
2020-07-03 01:07
#154
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Portugal snoozevlc
You deserve the dumb award of the day
2020-07-03 09:00
It's not Cologne if it isn't being held in Cologne lmao
2020-07-02 18:04
they could put the server up in Cologne inside the arena and show it every 5 minutes so people think it's still lan.
2020-07-02 18:13
#143
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Argentina Joedash
XDDD BIG with the highest advantage ever seen then.
2020-07-03 00:47
Yes, it's ESL AtHome then.
2020-07-02 18:14
ESL Colhome
2020-07-02 18:36
10/10 🤣
2020-07-02 23:59
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-07-02 18:17
bug on lan kekw
2020-07-02 18:48
#168
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Czech Republic EnterCZe
It won't be online so how they could win that?
2020-07-03 14:43
+1 well deserved
2020-07-08 21:00
+1 well deserved
2020-07-08 21:00
+1 well deserved
2020-07-08 21:00
+1 well deserved
2020-07-08 21:00
#2
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Portugal rbr
rip
2020-07-02 18:02
#61
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United States btescobar
No crowd and everyone wears mask ez
2020-07-02 18:19
americans wont even make it in the country
2020-07-02 18:43
#103
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United States btescobar
True every country hates us right now
2020-07-02 19:02
#109
Rob4 | 
Serbia e_loK
Most have always hated you No offense
2020-07-02 19:31
#122
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India markOreo
Lmao
2020-07-02 20:37
Every country has hated yall always brother. You have got some crazy people out there.
2020-07-02 19:37
its called jealousy
2020-07-04 04:51
yeah im so jelaous about school shootings can we have some plz
2020-07-06 13:59
World peace if no Ame gets involved in. :P
2020-07-06 09:56
#3
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North America ZachS721
Ripppp please ESL
2020-07-02 18:03
#4
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
Rip best event!
2020-07-02 18:03
LOL EZ FOR BIG
2020-07-02 18:03
LAN for european teams NA and SA can make their own shitty Cologne online, who cares
2020-07-02 18:04
#23
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Germany Bier
lol
2020-07-02 18:06
#30
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Sweden Fizze
+1 but I think that swedes are not allowed to go to Germany so there goes NIP and Fnatic
2020-07-02 18:08
its not like people will miss tier 3 teams anyway
2020-07-02 18:55
Like MiBR
2020-07-02 19:36
#119
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Sweden Fizze
You got him there
2020-07-02 20:02
Sure. I dont like MIBR at all, Just search trough some of my previous comments and it will be very clear. But nice try.
2020-07-02 20:26
As long as Tegnell acts like an idiot thinking his strategy works, it will stay that way...
2020-07-02 18:56
#120
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Sweden Fizze
Probably already too late
2020-07-02 20:03
+1
2020-07-02 18:20
#75
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Czech Republic PaYaB
+1
2020-07-02 18:28
+999
2020-07-02 18:30
own shitty cologne lol
2020-07-03 17:45
ESL One Vienna
2020-07-02 18:03
KEKW
2020-07-02 21:21
#8
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Spain Pog_chaos
GG BIG CHAMPIONS OF COLOGNE 2020
2020-07-02 18:03
just announce BIG as the winner already
2020-07-02 18:04
RIP
2020-07-02 18:04
#13
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Panama Bill_Bait
Are they trying to protect BUG from getting exposed?? onliners
2020-07-02 18:04
damn lost all respect for ESL One Cologne wtf
2020-07-02 18:14
EZ4BIG online Kappa
2020-07-02 18:05
lol didn't they make a post about "ESL Optimistic about holding Cologne in a LAN environment?" A few weeks ago?
2020-07-02 18:05
lol didn't age well.
2020-07-02 18:08
It's like me making plans for a holiday
2020-07-02 21:37
rip
2020-07-02 18:05
#18
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Sweden Fizze
F's in the chat bois
2020-07-02 18:05
pain
2020-07-02 18:05
Also 2 events for NA and EU? NA no competition anyways
2020-07-02 18:05
> The list includes countries such as Canada, Australia, and China but notably omits the United States of America, Brazil, and Russia; the three countries with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, currently amounting to nearly five million combined. Thanks to our rightwing governments.
2020-07-02 18:05
TDS kek.
2020-07-02 18:07
Name checks out Imagine hating someone so much you name your HLTV account after him
2020-07-02 18:20
Thanks for your opinion mr. Trashsports
2020-07-02 18:28
Mousesports GOAT team, regardless of what malding bettors say Mouz top 1 after covid is over and they play on LAN
2020-07-02 21:00
Yeah imagine.....
2020-07-02 18:31
It's ok, I take care of the pool for president Trump's wife I can confirm that Donald is keeping healthy by chowing down on as much Burger King as he can manage, he is not bothered by neither covid-19 nor this person's opinion.
2020-07-02 19:09
He eats McDonald’s not Burger King wtf I thought the pool boy would know that
2020-07-02 21:01
youtu.be/Tw9Ci2PZKZg There You go, educate on how covid deaths are counted. Plus how is it tested: youtu.be/dYfSqMult6c
2020-07-02 21:12
#151
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Austria doMK0
I dont know what you want to say with those videos, but these countrys have the highest case numbers because their handling of the crisis - simply said - sucks big time.
2020-07-03 07:18
What do You mean what do i mean? Im trying to show You, that even if You gonna be hit by bus, you gonna be counted as covid victim. What does it mean considering that 99% victims are having cancers or other major diseases. Plus, average death age is 80+. Why should young people be affraid of going out?
2020-07-03 09:40
#167
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Austria doMK0
First of all: every country is counting differently. What you are describing is not the case for europe. Second: Yes, motartilty is the highest in people with preconditions. But maybe you do not know, that many of those diseases have a very high prevalance in the population like hypertension (almost 50% in people over 60 in some countrys), diabetes type 2 (in some countrys more than 5% of the population), morbidly obese (>=10% of the population), heart disease, a variety of chronic diseases which come with a impaired immune system, etc. Third: Why is it bad to spread the virus? Isn't It obvious? You are bringing the virus to your loved ones, who might no be as healthy as you, or are elderly. By the way, there are also deaths in young people. You should not be afraid of going out, but you should take the right precautions, e. g. social distancing or wearing masks in e.g. public transportation or when your government is warning about high infection risk in general.
2020-07-03 14:41
Nooooo plz lan or I will kms
2020-07-02 18:05
#24
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Poland Po_Prostu
nooooo
2020-07-02 18:06
Big Clan partying Hltv confirmed.
2020-07-02 18:06
FUCKKKKKKKKKK
2020-07-02 18:06
#29
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Brazil Gildocsg0
Ez big or Ez complexity
2020-07-02 18:07
ONLINETARES ERA
2020-07-02 18:07
Rip
2020-07-02 18:08
ez for leaf
2020-07-02 18:08
#37
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Macau Be_Happier
So sad😬
2020-07-02 18:08
Lmao what a joke. Clown TO esl 🤡🤡😂
2020-07-02 18:09
R.I.P. Just call this tournament "Online shit", because ESL Cologne in online is not a real ESL Cologne. It's almost like an online major.
2020-07-02 18:10
I feel like a lot of torments this year haven't felt like a a tier 1 torments and for me at least lost the legacy from previous torments like pro league, Blast and dreamhack and if the major isn't lan gonna lose a lot.
2020-07-03 17:56
Sad but expected. Major is not gonna happen as well.
2020-07-02 18:10
Online Major
2020-07-02 18:13
That'd be such a clownfiesta
2020-07-02 18:20
whole season will be a clownfiesta anyway
2020-07-03 08:29
Theres talks of putting the major to Europe I heard, but regardless of where it is, there will be no NA teams until the clowns from the USA get their shit together
2020-07-02 18:29
I don't see the major happening this year.
2020-07-02 18:54
+1 me neither
2020-07-02 18:57
Sad!
2020-07-02 18:10
#43
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France FloElessar
Sadge
2020-07-02 18:11
Noooooo
2020-07-02 18:11
gg. RIP
2020-07-02 18:13
its way to risky to have players travel to play infront of no crowd. cant just continue online and matchfix for some money.
2020-07-02 18:13
#53
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Ukraine devitt
Online? EZ win for BIG
2020-07-02 18:14
🤡"Mum! BIG are onliners why don't you believe me!!!!" 🤡
2020-07-02 18:28
ez for big,onlinersssssssssssssss
2020-07-02 18:14
Teams from first world countries will be able to attend
2020-07-02 18:17
question is, is it worth it?
2020-07-02 18:18
It will be like the recent online tournaments but without na teams on lan. Should be a nice event and it would give us some validation for who the best teams are right now.
2020-07-02 18:21
I think NA teams aren't so important, they will lose anyway. If CIS teams also find a way to get there, it will be nice European event
2020-07-02 18:25
yep. na teams look pretty mediocre in general. furia would be fun with their playstyle though but besides them I don't really want to see another na team.
2020-07-02 18:42
where is even the point playing lan without crowd during a pandemic.
2020-07-02 18:17
F
2020-07-02 18:22
Yes BIG wins this event
2020-07-02 18:23
go to orlando with lebron
2020-07-02 18:23
#69
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Finland 0lter
RIIP
2020-07-02 18:24
#71
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Portugal joaosenra
ez 4 Leaf God
2020-07-02 18:26
#72
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Lithuania KingOfPing
oh is corona still in the world? when quarantine is over im already forgot about it :D
2020-07-02 18:27
mens((((
2020-07-02 18:27
Be more optimistic cunts
2020-07-02 18:27
#80
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Finland HARD4ENCE
RIP
2020-07-02 18:30
be optimistic pls
2020-07-02 18:31
So sad :(
2020-07-02 18:40
#87
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Sweden raveN4s[A]
EZ4BIG, ONLINE GODS
2020-07-02 18:41
Nooooo But f1 is happening maybe they can do it..
2020-07-02 18:46
NOOOO Rip the best tournament in the year, lets hope we can have a major at least
2020-07-02 18:48
Maybe if they move the major to a tier 1 country
2020-07-02 22:55
Come to brunei))
2020-07-02 23:47
cologne online = ez 4 onlinetares
2020-07-02 18:51
Then don't "hold" it at all. No one wants to see an online event with tier 3 cheaters like Heroic, chaos, spirit and godsent in the playoffs.
2020-07-02 19:06
azazaza i aren't think that
2020-07-02 19:09
expected... we will be lucky to see any events at LAN this year
2020-07-02 19:27
Chaos LIKE
2020-07-02 19:32
EZ for BIG bots, playing on german servers and they will have like 5 ping...
2020-07-02 19:35
stupid comment, they wont have any advantage cuz germany has one of the worst internet in the world
2020-07-03 10:14
I dont think you understand how internet works my dumbo friend...German server on german soil means lower ping, these guys are professionals and will use Fibre Optic connection, means very low latency, like 5 ping or near that...
2020-07-03 11:29
and the other teams wont?
2020-07-03 20:10
#115
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India _Jazz_
Nooooooooo
2020-07-02 19:53
Imagine still caring of COVID-19 🤦🤦🤦 Move it to Minsk dumbo ESL
2020-07-02 19:58
Exepected
2020-07-02 19:57
I guess no LAN until everyone is vaccinated
2020-07-02 20:42
Who the fuck would like to take a vaccine that has been rushed into a finished product? Remember how well it went with swine flu and Pandemrix vaccine?
2020-07-03 08:45
I think BIG fans will be happy then. If it does go online BIG will win 100% Congratulations to BIG
2020-07-02 20:49
Comeon RIP. how about LAn but only a few people.
2020-07-02 21:06
Wuhan omegalul
2020-07-02 21:59
We missed a lot LAN...
2020-07-02 23:56
No, please, maybe reschedule this but not online, don't waste such an event.
2020-07-03 00:08
#141
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Switzerland Medikit
who carsf
2020-07-03 00:24
I thought corona got bored to everyone
2020-07-03 03:08
Worst esl one cologne of all
2020-07-03 06:53
#150
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Austria doMK0
That is exactly the point i made a few days ago: hltv.org/news/29923/navi-astralis-liquid.. Sad to see it confirmed.
2020-07-03 07:06
INVITE FATEEEEEEEE
2020-07-03 12:44
That's sad
2020-07-03 12:56
#164
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Latvia kArnyje
No matter how much we want it to be lan, I think it would still be the right choice to cancel the lan and play it online. Considering that the 2nd wave of virus is coming up it would be too risky...
2020-07-03 13:27
Make it with no crowd, but still do it on LAN plssss
2020-07-03 18:24
Cases continue to get worse around the globe, this is no surprise at all.
2020-07-04 00:29
Make it LAN only for EU teams plzzz
2020-07-05 15:27
No crowd: no need need a big place. They can do it in a ESL office easily, dont they? Team by team?
2020-07-07 01:24
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