GG.Bet Cologne Invitational will be taking place from 13 till 17 June. Invitations to this event have been given to such teams as G2 Esports and Team Liquid. The organizers will hand out 5 more invitations. The last participant will get defined by open qualifiers. The winner of GG.Bet Cologne Invitational will get to ESL Cologne 2019 with a prize pool of $300,000. The second finalist will get a consolation prize of $5,000.
GG.Bet Chicago Invitational will be taking place on 25-29 June. Eight teams will take place in the tournament. Seven out of them will get invited directly by the organizers. The eighth team will have to pass the open qualifiers. The winner of the championship will get a direct invitation to Intel Extreme Masters XIV - Chicago where they will be fighting for $250,000. The second finalist of Chicago Invitational will get $5,000 as a consolation prize.
ESL One Cologne 2019 will be going on from 2 till 7 July in Cologne, Germany. Sixteen team will share $300,000. At the moment we know the names of 14 participants:
- FaZe Clan
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- NRG Esports
- Team Vitality
- FURIA Esports
- MVP PK
Intel Extreme Masters XIV - Chicago will be happening on 18-21 July in Chicago, USA. Eight teams will be taking part in division of $250,000. Three invitations will be prepared for Europe and America. One quote, as it has been already mentioned, will be given to the winner of GG.Bet Chicago Invitational and the last slot will be taken by the team that will be the best among the other participants in the American qualifier.