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CS:GO ESL One Cologne 2016 with $250,000

ESL has announced that they will host a $250,000 CS:GO tournament in Cologne in the summer.

Scheduled from July 8th to 10th, ESL One Cologne 2016 will take place at the iconic Lanxess arena, which hosted the playoffs of this year’s event after the group matches were played at the MMC studios.

The only 2016 major confirmed so far will be hosted by MLG from March 29 to April 3 in Columbus, Ohio. But obviously ESL One Cologne 2016 will be a major without a doubt.

“ESL One Cologne 2015 remains an industry-record-holding event that saw epic moments realised both onscreen and off,” ESL Pro Gaming vice-president Ulrich Schulze said in a statement.

“We’re working hard at making the world’s largest Counter-Strike tournament an even greater success in 2016 and look forward to furthering our company’s long-lasting commitment to the game.”

ESL believes that the event will continue to represent “the world’s largest Counter-Strike tournament” after the 2015 edition shattered all records, with 27 million unique viewers and a peak viewership of 1.3 million people.

Tickets for ESL One Cologne will go on sale on Wednesday, December 9, exclusively on Eventim. From Saturday onwards, they can also be bought via all associated ticket agencies in Germany.

General admission tickets cost €39.90, while premium tickets are priced at €299. There is also a €2,999 pack, called “Global Elite Experience”, which includes tickets and a private lounge for five people.

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