Natus Vincere Invited to ESL One Cologne
Natus Vincere will attend ESL One Cologne, ESL announced Wednesday. The tournament will be held in Cologne, Germany and run July 2-7.
??⛪️ The reigning #ESLOne Cologne champions will return to the Cathedral of #CSGO in 2019! Will @natusvincere defend their crown at the Lanxess Arena?— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) January 23, 2019
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Natus Vincere's CS:GO team will return to the event as returning champions after taking first place at the event in 2018. It beat BIG in the finals 3-1, which was one of Na'Vi's highlights of the year.
ESL One Cologne will run July 2-7 in Cologne. There will be 16 CS:GO teams competing at the event and for their share of the $300,000 prize pool. The event's group stage is scheduled for July 2-4, while the playoffs will follow July 5-7. Organizers will invite 11 more teams, for a total of 12 invited teams, while the remaining four spots are filled in by two qualified teams from Europe, one from America, and one from Asia.