ESL One: Cologne 2019: interesting facts, analytics, winnersMaksym Yushytsyn
ESL One Cologne 2019 is the most important and large-scale tournament in Counter-Strike . 16 strongest teams take part in it. The spectacle gathers millions of fans of this computer game around the world.
Interesting facts about the tournament
ESL One takes place in 2 stages - group and playoffs. 16 teams are fighting for the victory in the final. The prize fund is $ 250,000. The winner receives $ 100,000. The final stage of the competition takes place in Cologne. Traditionally, the Lanxess Arena is selected for the competition, accommodating 18,000 fans. Other Counter-Strike fans can enjoy the contest online on the Twitch channel .
Winning a tournament is not only honorable, but it opens the door to participate in the Intel Grand Slam competition. In this event, champions and a triumphant get a chance to compete for a prize of $ 1 million.
ESL One Cologne 2019 members
This year, according to tradition, the competition took place in Cologne from July 2 to 7. The following teams took part in it:
- Team Vitality;
- FaZe Clan;
- Natus Vincere;
- NRG Esports;
- Ninjas in Pajamas;
- MVP PK;
- Team Liquid;
- G2 Esports.
Each of the eSports teams had clear advantages and disadvantages. The experts' favorites were Team Liquid, G2 Esports, Astralis and ENCE. Interestingly, the odds of winning Team Liquid in the final reached 1.50 for some bookmakers. This is a rather high coefficient for the favorite, with a bet of 2000 rubles you could easily earn 1000 by betting on Team Liquid. But, of course, you cannot know the outcome of the tournament in advance, so we recommend that you first study the topic of CS: GO betting , and only then decide whether to risk your money or not.
Explicit outsiders, according to analysts, were Mousesports, BIG, MVP PK. In the past they had better results, but recently they began to yield to competitors. As a result of the analysis of statistics, their chances of winning are among the lowest.
Who became the triumph of the tournament
At ESL One Cologne 2019, Team Liquid took first place. She beat Team Vitality 3-1. First, Team Liquid players left Group A from first place. Because of this, they started in the playoffs at the semifinal stage. At this stage, the team famously coped with Natus Vincere, showing good results. The match ended with the score 2: 0.
In the second match of the Vitality semi-finals, Astralis won the championship. However, they could not defeat Team Liquid. As a result, the team got a prize of $ 125,000. But the players did not stop there. They received the Intel Grand Slam Award for 4 victories in the ESL and DreamHack series. Thanks to this, Team Liquid earned an additional $ 1 million.
The past ESL One Cologne 2019 has been truly impressive and spectacular. Fans of Counter-Strike were pleased with the competition, enthusiastic comments on blogs and social networks prove this. The triumph of the competition, Team Liquid, remains to keep fit so as not to disappoint the fans.