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NRG has received the second to last invite for ESL One Cologne. The North American team joins the likes of Astralis, FaZe, Natus Vincere, and more. With NRG’s invite, only one invite remains for the prestigious event. The remaining four slots will be filled via regional qualifiers.

The squad most recently competed at IEM Sydney where they fell to fnatic 2-1 in the semifinals. fnatic went on to push Liquid to the limits in a best-of-five but ultimately fell 3-2.

ESL One Cologne is scheduled to run from July 5 to 7 at the LANXESS Arena in Germany. A total of 16 teams will be fighting for the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize purse and a trophy from one of the most prestigious events in Counter-Strike.

Last years finalists were both announced prior to NRG as Na’Vi and BIG look to repeat their runs. With a few more big name teams certainly looking to remove the two from contention, this event should be an amazing chance for rosters to show what they’ve got at the halfway point in 2019.

Current ESL One Cologne team list:

– Astralis

– FaZe

– NiP

– Natus Vincere



– fnatic


– Renegades

– mousesports



– NA Qualifier

– European Qualifier #1

– European Qualifier #2

– Asian Qualifier #2

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