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Updated Details for ESL One Cologne European Closed Qualifier Released

On their official web site, ESL has released the details for their upcoming European Closed Qualifier.

ESL One Cologne is one of the world’s largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments in the world and returns to LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany from July 7-9 with only the top teams competing for a $250,000 prize purse.


16 teams from around the world will join the fray in Cologne with 12 being directly invited and four fighting their way through rigorous qualifiers.

Details for the European Closed Qualifier were released today:

The European closed qualifier will feature 12 teams:

  • 9 teams directly invited
  • The winner of ESL Meisterschaft
  • Winners of the two open qualifiers


The closed qualifier matches will be best of three, played in a single elimination bracket. Two of the top invited teams will advance directly into the qualifier quarterfinals.


Saturday, May 20th at 15:00 CEST

  • Round of 12

Sunday, May 21st

  • 12:00 CEST – quarterfinal one and two
  • 15:00 CEST – quarterfinal three and four
  • 18:00 CEST – semifinal one
  • 21:00 CEST – semifinal two

The winners of each semifinal qualify for ESL One Cologne 2017.

The closed qualifier matches will be livestreamed over on our Twitch channel so be sure not to miss them!

Open qualifiers

The 9 teams directly invited to the closed qualifier have already received their invitations, meaning all other teams are required to sign up for the open qualifiers if they wish to compete.

The EU open qualifier dates and signup links are as follows:

 For all the latest updates about the event, remember to follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook.


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