2020 ESL One Cologne Europe
2020 ESL One Cologne is the most awaited tournament of all time organized by ESL, the world's largest esports company that is known as the great provider of worldclass CS:GO tournaments around the globe. This event will be happening at the Lanxess Arena but it is now transformed into broadcasted tournament due to the Covid-19 measures. The tournament will split into 4 regional divisions: Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. For the Europe division, 16 of the world's best teams within the region are invited to this event and only 1 team can take home the crown as the champion of the season. The over-all tournament offers an enormous prize pool of $500,000 and for the Europe division, $325,000 USD is at stake.
The tournament will begin with Group Stages playing in a GSL format, all matches will be played in a best-of-three series, and the top teams from each group will advance to playoffs.
Playoffs will be played in a single-elimination best-of-three series, except for the grand final which is a best-of-five.