ESL One Cologne groups, opening matchups announced
ESL has announced the group distribution of ESL One Cologne in all four regions.
The group stage will be played in a double-elimination format across all groups, with Europe having eight teams battling it out for four playoffs spots in each group, while in North America, Asia, and Oceania four teams will fight for two spots in each group.
The $500,000 tournament will kick off at different times across regions. The two biggest, Europe and North America, will begin on August 18, and in Asia and Oceania the action will start a week later, on August 25.
You can find the group stage distribution and the schedule of the opening round below: