ESL One Cologne 2017 kicks off next week with the first matches of the swiss group stage! A total of 16 top teams from around the globe will begin the battle for the coveted trophy at the world's biggest CS:GO tournament.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the very first matchups that will kick off the event on Tuesday, July 4th:
- SK Gaming vs. Space Soldiers
- Natus Vincere vs. Team Liquid
- North vs. OpTic Gaming
- Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Cloud9
- FaZe vs. Heroic
- mousesports vs. Fnatic
- Immortals vs. Virtus.pro
- TyLoo vs. G2 Esports
- 12:00 CEST / 06:00 EDT - mousesports vs. Fnatic
- 13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT - Immortals vs. Virtus.pro
- 14:30 CEST / 08:30 EDT - Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Cloud9
- 15:45 CEST / 09:45 EDT - Natus Vincere vs. Team Liquid
- 12:00 CEST / 06:00 EDT - FaZe vs. Heroic
- 13:15 CEST / 07:15 EDT - SK Gaming vs. Space Soldiers
- 14:30 CEST / 08:30 EDT - TyLoo vs. G2 Esports
- 15:45 CEST / 09:45 EDT - North vs. OpTic Gaming
The matchup draft was done with seeding based on the CS:GO World Ranking.
All of the matches will be broadcasted live over here! Be sure to tune in and see how the action unfolds and which teams will make it to the playoffs. The full schedule can be found here.
After the group stage matches we will move to the LANXESS Arena where on July 7-9 we will make history happen with another unforgettable CS:GO event - tickets are available!
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