FaZe Clan was invited to ESL One Cologne on Thursday.


FaZe is the fourth invited team set to attend the ​Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, following invitations to Astralis, Natus Vincere and BIG. Eight more teams are expected to receive invitations to the event, and four more to attend based on results at two European qualifiers, one North American qualifier and one Asian qualifier.

FaZe is ranked fifth in the world by HLTV, but its recent results have shown a struggle to live up to that standard. FaZe failed to make it out of groups of the StarLadder StarSeries i-League Season 7 invitational following losses to Renegades, ENCE and North. The team has failed to win a top-level tournament since EPICENTER in October.


ESL One Cologne will take place July 2-7, with $300,000 on the line. The final three days and playoffs will be played at the LANXESS Arena.


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