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ESL One: Cologne 2017 – Comprehensive tournament guide

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ESL One: Cologne 2017 – Comprehensive tournament guide

With the group stage of ESL One: Cologne 2017 commencing in less that two hours, we present you a comprehensive guide to the tournament.

ESL One: Cologne 2017

Location: LAXNESS Arena, Cologne, Germany.

Format: Swiss group stage; single-elimination, best-of-three quarter and semi-finals; single-elimination, best-of-five grand final.

Prize pool & distribution: N/A 

Participants:

Invited
 

Qualified
 

A Swiss format group stage dictates that eight teams to achieve a 3-x win/loss ratio are eligible to proceed to the play-offs of the tournament, whilst those unable to reach three victories will drop out of the event. A total of five  rounds will be played out in order to determine aforementioned eight teams.

Schedule (times expressed in CEST):

Tuesday, July 4th – Group Stage (Swiss rounds #1&2)
12:00 – Europemousesports vs. SwedenFnatic
12:00 – EuropeFaZe Clan vs. DenmarkHeroic
13:15 – BrazilImmortals vs. PolandVirtus.pro
13:15 – BrazilSK Gaming vs. TurkeySpace Soldiers
14:30 – SwedenNinjas in Pyjamas vs. United StatesCloud9
14:30 – ChinaTyLoo vs. FranceG2 Esports
15:45 – CISNatus Vincere vs. United StatesTeam Liquid
15:45 – DenmarkNorth vs. United StatesOpTic Gaming
17:25 – Round #2
18:40 – Round #2
19:55 – Round #2
21:10 – Round #2

Wednesday, July 5th – Group Stage (Swiss round #3)
12:00 – Round #3
13:10 – Round #​​​​​​​3
14:20 – Round #​​​​​​​3
15:30 – Round #​​​​​​​3
17:40 – Round #​​​​​​​3
18:50 – Round #​​​​​​​3
19:00 – Round #​​​​​​​3
20:10 – Round #​​​​​​​3

Thursday, July 6th – Group Stage (Swiss rounds #4&5)
12:00 – Round #4
13:10 – Round #4
14:20 – Round #4
15:30 – Round #4
17:40 – Round #4
18:50 – Round #5
19:00 – Round #5
20:10 -Round #5

Friday, July 7th – Quarter-finals
10:00 – Quarterfinal #1 
13:50 – Quarterfinal #2 
17:40 – Quarterfinal #3
21:30 – Quarterfinal #4

Saturday, July 8th – Semi-finals
15:25 – 16:00: Pre-Show
16:00 – 19:15: Semi final #1
19:50 – 23:05: Semi final #2

Sunday, July 9th – Grand final
16:00 – Grand Finals

For all news regarding the tournament, feel free to visit our tournament hub by clicking on the image below:

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