We are proud to announce that ESL will be expanding the boundaries of the competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene with ESL One Cologne.
Due to their split up after one player retired earlier last month and two more of their members left to play for Fnatic recently, TEAMGLOBAL, previously known as LGB eSports, does not have a valid line-up to hold on to their invitation to ESL One Cologne.
Their slot will be redistributed to ESL India, a newcomer to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene. The new region will send their strongest team to ESL One Cologne to compete against the best teams in the world.
Alexander Nehr, Product Manager at ESL had the following to say about the addition of India:
We are happy to welcome India to the ESL One and to add an additional country to our participants list. The best Indian team will represent their country next month in Cologne amongst 15 other world class teams from around the world. We are looking forward to see them in action and compete at the next major CS:GO tournament with $250,000 on the line!
ESL India will hold a LAN qualifier where the best teams in India will be invited to fight it out amongst each other. The best team will receive travel and accommodation support while also having an extended bootcamp before the event.