ESL One Cologne 2015: Group Stage

The stage is set. Sixteen teams are getting ready for Thursday’s Group Stage games. Four teams will advance to the quarterfinals today, and the remaining four teams to advance will be determined on Friday.

Throughout the event, all viewers will have a chance to receive souvenir packages to commemorate the event. To be eligible for a souvenir package, watch matches in-game, or watch your favorite Twitch stream with a linked account.

Have a favorite team or player? Show your support by purchasing their ESL One Cologne 2015 team sticker or autograph capsule! For each sticker sale, 50% of the proceeds go directly to the players and organizations. Those stickers also serve as game pieces for the Cologne 2015 Pick’Em Challenge. Don’t forget to make your picks each day as the tournament progresses for your chance at a gold Pick’Em trophy!

Cologne 2015: Linking with Twitch

We’re just days away from the start of ESL One Cologne 2015. Throughout the event, all viewers will have a chance to receive souvenir packages to commemorate the event.

In addition to stickers showcasing the event and teams playing in a match, each souvenir will also feature a golden signature from the MVP of the round where the souvenir dropped.

To be eligible for a souvenir package, all you have to do is watch! You can watch matches in-game, or watch your favorite Twitch stream with a linked account.

If you’re heading to Cologne for the main event, you’ll also have an opportunity to purchase collectible CS:GO pins, each of which comes with a virtual version that you can show off in the scoreboard and your CS:GO profile.

Have a favorite team or player? Show your support by purchasing their ESL One Cologne 2015 team sticker or autograph capsule! For each sticker sale, 50% of the proceeds go directly to the players and organizations. Those stickers also serve as game pieces for the Cologne 2015 Pick’Em Challenge. Don’t forget to make your picks each day as the tournament progresses for your chance at a gold Pick’Em trophy!

Cologne 2015 Pick’Em Challenge


ESL One Cologne 2015 may be a week away, but you have two ways to support your favorite teams and players right now!

Making Their Mark

Introducing the all new ESL One Cologne 2015 Player Autograph Stickers, available for purchase in-game or from the Steam Community Market. These stickers are autographed by professional CS:GO players, with 50% of the proceeds going to players and organizations.

You can also support your favorite team by purchasing ESL One Cologne 2015 Team Stickers in-game or from the Steam Community Market. Just like all previous team stickers, 50% of the proceeds from sticker sales go to the organizations.

Pick’Em Challenge

In addition to showing your support for your favorite teams, team and player autograph stickers serve as game pieces for the Team and Player Pick’Em Challenges, respectively.

In the Pick’Em Challenge, your goal is to score as many points as possible by correctly picking winning teams and top players as the tournament progresses. You’ll score points whenever you make a correct pick, and your scores for the Team and Player Pick’Em Challenges will be added together with your total score determining your reward.

What reward, you ask? You can earn a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Pick’Em Challenge Trophy by scoring 25, 50, or 75 points, respectively. Pick’Em Challenge Trophies are badges that are displayable on your CS:GO avatar and on your Steam profile. In addition to winning a trophy, you can compete with your friends on the Pick’Em Friends Leaderboard.

Stay tuned for more info as we march toward CS:GO’s biggest Major yet!

North American Qualifier

The Asian and European qualifiers have come and gone, and we’ve found six of our eight Challengers for ESL One Cologne 2015. Congratulations to Titan, Team eBettle, Kinguin, and Flipsid3, who will join Renegades and Team Immunity at the main event.

We now turn to the North American offline qualifier to find the remaining two Challengers. Which North American teams will complete the roster? Watch this weekend to find out!

For schedules, brackets, news, and more, head to the North American offline qualifier survival guide and the ESL One Cologne 2015 Qualifier page.

European Qualifier | CEVO/MLG Finals

Last weekend’s Asian Offline Qualifier produced our first two Challengers for ESL One Cologne. Congratulations to Renegades, and Team Immunity!

Who’s next? Four more Challengers will emerge from the ESL One European LAN Qualifier, so tune in Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 CEST (UTC+2) and root for your favorite teams. For schedule, brackets and more details on the ESL One Cologne European LAN Qualifier, click here.

Meanwhile, the best teams in North America are set to battle top European squads at the CEVO / MLG CS:GO Season 7 Pro League Finals! The group stage begins today at 23:00 CEST, with the deciding group matches on Saturday and playoffs on Sunday, both starting at 16:00 CEST.

For more details on the CEVO / MLG CS:GO Season 7 Pro League Finals, visit the viewers guide.