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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

BIG are heading to ESL One Cologne

The cathedral of Counter-Strike returns for its fifth year, and the German fan-favourites join Natus Vincere.

2019 will mark the sixth year in a row that Cologne will host a weekend of CS:GO action that will be open to players, talent, and fans between the July 5 and 7. By bringing 16 of the world's best teams to battle for $300,000 USD in prize money, Cologne has secured a place in the heart of every CS:GO fan over the globe.

As of today, two teams have been invited to the tournament. We already knew about the reigning champions of ESL One Cologne Natus Vincere, who will be bringing their star-studded roster back for another chance at the title, but the other invited team is fan-favourite BIG Clan, who this year will be planning to become more than just a finalist.

10 more teams are yet to be invited but you can expect world-class squads such as Astralis and Liquid to soon fill that mantle, as well as MIBR, whose roster holds two ESL One Cologne championships under the previous SK Gaming banner.

Tickets for the tournament are currently available on ESL One Cologne's site with more information regarding team announcements expected soon.

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