Renegades at IEM Katowice (Credit: ESL)
Only three invites remain following the announcement that Renegades will be attending ESL One Colone. The 16-team event will have 12 from invites and four from qualifiers.
The majority Australian roster has been showing a new spark of life over the past several months and much like ENCE, it doesn’t look like this has been a fluke. Aaron “AZR” Ward’s squad went out early at last years edition of the event and will be looking to show their much-improved form and placement at the Cathedral of Counter-Strike this year.
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 Renegades as Na’Vi and BIG look to repeat their runs. With a few more big name teams certainly being looked at, this event should be an amazing chance for rosters to show what they’ve got at the halfway more in 2019.
Current ESL One Cologne team list:
– Natus Vincere
– NA Qualifier
– European Qualifier #1
– European Qualifier #2
– Asian Qualifier #2