We are thrilled to welcome one of the very best German CS:GO teams, BIG, among the teams invited to ESL One Cologne 2018 powered by Intel! They will join the fray of 15 other teams in the battle for the coveted trophy, a US$300,000 prize pool, and a win counting towards the US$1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam.
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“We’re going to Cologne! By receiving an invitation to one of the most prestigious CS:GO tournaments in Europe, a BIG dream came true for us”, said Daniel Finkler, CEO of BIG. “For a German organization, this event is by far, next to the Major, the most important tournament in the calendar and we are very grateful for the opportunity to represent Germany at ESL One Cologne. We are looking forward to competing against some of the best teams in the world on home soil, backed by our amazing fans. One thing is for certain: we will be focusing all of our efforts on a good performance at the tournament. Reaching the play-offs will be of paramount importance.”
Last month, BIG qualified for ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018 after defeating Gambit Esports in the lower bracket finals. We are looking forward to seeing what they will show us on their home turf. The possibility of playing in a packed LANXESS Arena in front of their home crowd is something worth fiercely fighting for - we expect some great (mostly) German CS:GO.
See you in Cologne!
ESL One Cologne will take place on July 6-8 in the legendary LANXESS Arena - be sure to join us at the cathedral of Counter-Strike!