The initial invite system for ESL One Cologne 2020 was guided by the ESL Pro Tour rating - the 16 best teams should immediately fall into the final part.
However, due to the global change of formats around the world and the cancellation of LAN tournaments, the new system implies distribution by region.
Direct invite will receive 6 teams from Europe, 2 teams from North America and 8 teams of the Play-In stage, which will be held qualifiers in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
ESL One Cologne 2020 is scheduled for July 6-12 at the Lanxess-Arena, a prize pool of $ 1 million.