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Ninjas in Pyjamas have received the fifth invite to ESL One Cologne 2019. The Swedish squad will join the likes of Astralis, FaZe, BIG, and Natus Vincere at the Cathedral of Counter-Strike for 2019.

The event will feature a total of 16 teams, 12 from invites (7 remaining) and four from qualifiers.

The Ninjas were the first ever team to hoist the trophy in the Cathedral of Counter-Strike at ESL One Cologne. The squads competed against fellow Swedes fnatic in the finals where they walked away with a 2-1 victory.

The event is scheduled to run from July 5 to 7 at the LANXESS Arena in Germany. A total of 16 teams will be fighting for the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize purse and a trophy from one of the most prestigious events in Counter-Strike.

Last years finalists were both announced prior to Ninjas in Pyjamas as Na’Vi and BIG look to repeat their runs. With a few more big name teams certainly being looked at, this event should be an amazing chance for rosters to show what they’ve got at the halfway more in 2019.

Current ESL One Cologne team list:

– Astralis

– FaZe

– NiP

– Natus Vincere

– BIG

– TBA

– TBA

– TBA

– TBA

– TBA

– TBA

– TBA

– NA Qualifier

– European Qualifier #1

– European Qualifier #2

– Asian Qualifier #2

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