One of the most anticipated competitions of the year, ESL One Cologne is right around the corner. The tournament will host some of the best teams in the world, who will be competition for the one million dollars.
The NA organization will be the team to look out for in this competition. Since, they are the No.1 team in the world and will have their eyes on $1,150,000 prize. This is a huge amount in the competitive landscape of CS: GO. So the best team will be aiming to come out all guns blazing and lift the trophy.
It is no surprise that Astralis is not the best anymore. This title deservingly belong to Liquid who had been sitting in the shadows for a long time. Yet, the CS:GO community is confident that the Danes will be looking to cause upsets. They hold some of the most talented players in the world and it won’t be a surprise to see getting the top spot on the podium. We will have to wait and see if they can live up to the expectations.
The Finnish team is back in action, and will be confident to build on its recent success. Allu and Sergej have been absolutely brilliant and should play a crucial role in getting ENCE to the playoffs. The Finns will have to compete against some of the best in the world. But since they managed to beat twice in the past months, we believe that they will have a strong chance of pushing for success.
After recruiting NEO, it will not be surprising to see FaZe competing for supremacy. NiKo has been quite consistent in recent months, showing that the team can rely on him. At the same time, olof and rain need to boost their stats if FaZe want to assert in dominance in the competition.
Despite displaying decent results, the Brazialian side has failed to lift a major trophy. The team has made some semi final appearances, but failed to push itself into the grand finale. With the likes of falleN and coldzera on the team, we believe that they have a strong chance of making it to the playoffs.
ChrisJ, ropz, and Woxic are finally showing their true potential. The trio was tipped by many to be a force to be reckoned with, yet it failed to deliver big results. Now Woxic and company are quite consistent and are truly the dark horses of the competition. We believe that can even beat Liquid on their day.
The best player of 2018, S1mple has not played a professional game for quite some time. Since Na’Vi has not participated in a competition since late May. Despite this worrying statistic, we believe that Na’Vi will make a strong run in Cologne. It won’t be an easy road for them, since they will face Mousesports in the group phase.