ESL One Cologne 2020 Tournament Update
Update July 23
We've now concluded the teams competing in ESL One Cologne 2020 and are excited for the tournament to begin on the 18th of August. 2020 has been a trying time for the fans, the players and our team however we're certain that we will make ESL One Cologne 2020 the most memorable online tournament to date. Be sure to keep up to speed on our Twitter for updates.
Update July 16
After a thorough evaluation we’ve concluded that ESL One Cologne 2020 powered by Intel will transition to an Online Tournament. The decision was made after extensive research and understanding of global travel regulations and individual national guidelines.
The tournament will now be split into four regional divisions: Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia. The dates for the tournament will span from the 18th - 30th of August.
The teams were determined based on a regionalized version of the original ESL One Cologne qualification rule set: via the ESL Pro Tour ranking, ESL Pro Tour Challenger events and the ESL World Ranking.
With the world’s top teams separated, the tournament will provide the highest ESL Pro Tour points value, but it will not count as an ESL Pro Tour Masters Championship event. The teams will compete for $500,000 in prize money and the other $500,000 will be redistributed equally to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice and ESL One Cologne in 2021.
Regional division & participating teams overview
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Tournament Formats & Prize Pools
Northe America: $135,000
ESL One Cologne 2020
Every year we come together. The fans, the players and the crew. The result is always something spectacular. We’ve tried and our team has gone above and beyond but we will persevere and ensure ESL One Cologne 2020 will be the best online experience it can be. Thank you for reading and be sure to follow us on Twitter for further updates and information.