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ESL One Cologne 2017 – First round matches announced

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ESL One Cologne 2017 – First round matches announced

The sixteen teams will be competing to take home part of the $250,000 prize pool in one of the most well-known tournaments in CS:GO.

ESL officially announced the Round One matches for ESL One Cologne 2017, which will take place July 7-9. These preliminary matches will take place July 4 and will decide who will make it to the LAN playoffs in Cologne, Germany. There will be two streams running live for these first matches. Seeding was decided via CS:GO Global Ranking standings. The Group Stages will be played under the Swiss System rules.

The schedule for the first matches of ESL One Cologne 2017 are:

Main Stream
12:00 CEST / 06:00 EDT – Europemousesports vs. SwedenFnatic
13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT – BrazilImmortals vs.
14:30 CEST / 08:30 EDT – SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas vs.United StatesCloud9
15:45 CEST / 09:45 EDT – CISNatus Vincere vs. United StatesTeam Liquid

12:00 CEST / 06:00 EDT – EuropeFaZe Clan vs. Heroic
13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT – [f]Brazil.gif” align=’absmiddle’ title=”[Denmark/f] Heroic
13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT – [f]Brazil” alt=”[Denmark/f] Heroic
13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT – [f]Brazil” border=”0″ /> SK Gaming vs. TurkeySpace Soldiers
14:30 CEST / 08:30 EDT – ChinaTyLoo vs. FranceG2 Esports
15:45 CEST / 09:45 EDT – DenmarkNorth vs. United StatesOpTic Gaming

When the dust settles on July 9, only one team will be able to claim the title of Grand Champion and have a head start in the Intel Grand Slam challenge. If the champions can claim victory on three other qualifying Premiers, then that team will take home a $1,000,000 bonus along with all previous tournament earnings.

The competition doesn’t stop in the arena, however; after the tournament, Virtus.Pro and SK Gaming will face off in a football (or, for you Americans, soccer) match at RheinEnergieSTADION, the home of FC Köln. The game will take place on Monday, July 10 at 19:00 CEST, and those with Premium or Plus tickets to ESL One Cologne will be granted free admission to the pitch.

Image courtesy of ESL


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