ESL One Cologne Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament pulls in 1 million Twitch viewers, FNATIC crowned the victors


This weekend saw the ESL One Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament take place in Cologne, Germany. The event, streamed live on Twitch, saw astonishing viewing figures of over a million people at peak times. The final, which took place on Sunday, was won by FNATIC. 

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Four teams made it into Sunday’s semi finals: Team EnVyUs took on Team SoloMid, and FNATIC went head to head with The final was a showdown between EnVyUS and FNATIC, battling it out on de_cobblestone.

FNATIC were the first team to ever win two Majors, and this is their third winning. It’s also the first ever back-to-back Major win the ESL has seen.

The rerun of the tournament can be watched on Twitch right now. Despite only being replays, they’re still pulling in several thousand viewers (45k at time of writing).