Sprout, OG, NAVI and Complexity managed to reach the final of the upper bracket in Group A in the European division, while BIG, NiP, mousesports and MAD Lions made it to the lower bracket. Vitality, Astralis, Heroic and G2 Esports entered the upper bracket in Group B. Team Heretics, Fnatic, FaZe Clan and MiBR went to the lower bracket.
In North America, in Group A, Chaos Esports Club and 100 Thieves turned out to be the best in the opening confrontations. Now they will fight in the winners match. Evil Geniuses came to the same success together with Team Liquid in Group B. The losers in the first matches were FURIA Esports, Gen.G Esports, Cloud9 and Triumph. Now these teams will compete for the right to further participate in the tournament.
ESL One Cologne 2020 Online in Europe and North America runs from August 18th to 30th. 16 European teams share a total prize pool of $ 325,000, while 8 representatives from the Americas participate in the $ 135,000 split.