ESL one is back at it again for the most awaited tournament of all time that offers a whopping over-all prize pool of $500,000 that is divided into 4 regional district. For the NA division, $135,000 prize pool is at stake. 8 well known CS:GO competitive teams within the NA region will participate to this upcoming big event to compete for the title of being the ESL One Cologne: North America Champion.
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 two 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.