The knockout stage will be held in three divisions: Europe, North America and Asia. In total, four quotes will be fought for there and two out of them were gained by the European division, while the North American and the Asian ones got only one apiece.
Eight teams will participate in each of the qualifiers. Part of them has passed through preliminary open qualifiers, while the other part got invited directly.
ESL One Cologne 2019 will be taking place on 2-7 June in Germany. The holding place will traditionally be Lanxess Arena, and the main prize pool will consist of $300,000. Its division will be done by 16 teams, 11 out of them have already received their invites, there is one more invitation to get, while the other four participants will get qualified regionally.