Viewing Party

welcome to MELTDOWN!

After last year's crazy turn out we will once again partner up with our favorite local esports bar and bring the group stage matches live to Meltdown's many screens on July 2-4! That means three more days of watching awesome CS:GO matches together with like-minded fans from all around the world before the real action kicks off at LANXESS arena on the weekend! Please note the opening times below!

Everyone is welcome to join our us at Meltdown. Even casuals! 

free entry

The entry for the viewing party is free on all days!

snacks for all

Nom nom nom, we will make sure to bring snacks!

esl staff

Meet our HQ crew and ask them all the questions!

About Meltdown

what is meltdown?

Meltdown is Cologne's first gaming and esports bar! Meet other gamers, share a few drinks, and play your favorite games. Everything is about gaming here! 

is there a minimum age to enter?

Yes, the minimum age to attend the Viewing Party of the group stage at Meltdown is 16 years! - just like the minimum age to enter LANXESS arena for the event.

and why do we do this?

We know a lot of fans are traveling to Cologne a few days before the event starts and we want everyone to already make some friends and enjoy the group stage!




6pm Meltdown door opening


6pm Meltdown door opening

thursday, JULY 4th

12pm Meltdown door opening
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Signing sessions lasts for ~45 minutes and are limited to ~200 people per signing session. First come first serve. 

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