All CS:GO teams have been confirmed for ESL One Cologne 2020, which will be staged online, the tournament organiser has confirmed.
ESL One Cologne is among the highest-profile CS:GO events of the year and is usually played at the "Cathedral of Counter-Strike" in the German city. However, like many esports events, organisers have been forced to transition to an online format due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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ESL One Cologne 2020 schedule
ESL One Cologne is scheduled to start on August 18, with the final on August 30. The ESL One Cologne 2020 schedule will appear at Luckbox.com, with live streams and bets on every match.
ESL One Cologne 2020 teams
The line up of ESL One Cologne 2020 teams has been confirmed, with the tournament divided into four regional divisions. Brazilian org MIBR will be in the European region, after special dispensation from ESL to help with logistical arrangements.
In a statement, ESL said: "Unannounced to the public, the team were originally planned to compete within the offline qualifier, our 'Play-in' stage, in the original format of our Masters Championship.
"With this information, MIBR made arrangements to be in Europe during the time of the planned tournament, allowing fer and kNgV- to travel back to Brazil during the tournament break to then enter Europe. kNgV- especially wanted to travel to Brazil for the birth of his daughter.
"With the adjustment to an online format and understanding that travelling back into the US is extremely difficult during these times, we've worked closely with MIBR to grant their request to continue with their original planning and have assigned them to the European Division as one of the originally invited top 24 teams."
Europe is the region with the highest prize pool, with $325,000 up for grabs.
ESL One Cologne Prize Pool
North America: $135,000