Road to Cologne
Formerly known as ESL One Cologne the rich history of the Cathedral of Counter-Strike now enters a new chapter being unified under the IEM banner. Standing as one of the two Masters Championships held per year, IEM Cologne takes place within the esteemed halls of the LANXESS arena on German soil annually. Echoing years of rich history of Counter-Strike greatness, competitors make or break their dreams of being crowned world champions on the famed world stage. IEM Cologne offers an opportunity for the world’s elite teams to compete for a range of treasures including a $1,000,000 prize pool, an Intel® Grand Slam contribution and a large portion of ESL Pro Tour points. Most importantly, for the victors they claim the deserving right to be recognized worldwide as Champions.