Viewing Party

watch the group stage live in cologne

welcome to meltdown - the home of gamers

You are invited - to the official viewing party! We partnered up with our friends at Meltdown and will be bringing all the group stage matches live to the many screens in our favorite esports bar here in Cologne. That means three days of watching awesome matches together with like-minded fans from around the world before the real action kicks off at LANXESS arena on the weekend. Until then you can make your way through the gaming inspired cocktail menu at Meltdown, hop on a matching server with friends or challenge the barkeeper to a round of beer-pong.

Everyone is welcome to join the official Meltdown viewing party. Even casuals! ♥

free entry

The entry for the viewing party at Meltdown will be free on all days!

snacks for all

Nom nom nom, we will make sure to prepare some snacks for you!

mini ESL shop

Get a jersey of your favorite team, look awesome and feel awsome!

esl staff

Meet members of our HQ crew and ask them all the questions!

what's meltdown?

Meltdown is Cologne's first gaming and esport bar, a place where you can meet other gamers, share a drink, play together and participate in tournaments. Everything is about gaming here. 

is there a minimum age to enter?

Yes, it's 16 +! Meltdown operates under the same rules as any regular bar in Germany, so the minimum age to enter is 16+ as well during the viewing party for ESL One Cologne 2018.

and why do we do this?

Because we know a lot of fans travel to Cologne a few days before the event starts. So why make them all sit in their hotel room when they could meet up and watch the group stage toegther? 


Meltdown will open at 11:30 on all three group stage days and broadcast either both the main or secondary stream!


11:30 Meltdown door opening


11:30 Meltdown door opening

thursday, 5. JULY

11:30 Meltdown door opening


We will offer a variety of team merchandise from our ESL Shop at Meltdown and bring team jerseys from Faze, Fnatic, Astralis, NiP, BIG and Mousesports in the sizes M, L and XL. Your favorite team or size isn't included? Let us know during the viewing party and we'll bring it over the next day or have it ready for you at the ESL Shop at LANXESS arena on the weekend!

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Willy-Brandt-Platz 3
50679 Cologne / Köln