ESL One Cologne is coming up in August, with two separate online regional tournaments. 2020 ESL One Cologne odds show Na’Vi and G2 will likely lead the European division. Whereas, in North America EG and FURIA will most probably continue dominating the region.
One of the highest-profile CSGO events of the year, ESL One Cologne will be taking place between 18 – 30 August. As per online sportsbook news in Germany, it will be transitioning from a LAN setting to online. Thus, two separate regional tournaments are coming up one in North America, while the other in Europe.
The 2020 ESL One Cologne odds suggest The Ukrainian outfit Natus Vincere and their Spanish counterpart G2 Esports are the favorites in Europe. On the other side of the Atlantic, Evil Geniuses and FURIA will likely continue their impressive 2020 campaign. But, it will be smart not to write off 2019 champions Astralis and Team Liquid.
2020 ESL One Cologne odds on NA
Eight teams will be vying for the $135,000 prize pool. They will compete in a double-elimination, best-of-three series format. The playoffs will include single elimination and best-of-three series and the grand final will be best-of-five. Among the eight contenders, Evil Geniuses and FURIA have the best chance, according to 2020 ESL One Cologne odds.
In early 2020 EG had a tough game against MiBR but eventually managed to claim the BLAST crown with a 2-0 victory. Their later achievement came at the cs_summit six, with an impressive win against Gen.G in the final. Should they continue their solid campaign the can win the ESL One Cologne NA with +300 odds at Bet365 Sportsbook.
The other strong contender is FURIA with a value of +450 to take over North America. It will be a great chance for FURIA to finally win a trophy after so many good runs in 2020 without the final touch. However, it is better not to write Team Liquid off, as they might come back with +450 odds.
Na’Vi and G2 top favorites at ESL One Cologne EU
The European division has the highest prize pool of $325,000 up for grabs. That will certainly make the competition toughest than North America. What is more, 16 teams will be competing with so many participants having the pedigree to win such an important tournament.
Online gambling sites in Germany consider Natus Vincere (+450) and G2 Esports (+550) the top contenders. It is no surprise as Na’Vi have been the consistent top-five finishers in 2019 and 2020. On the other hand, G2 are on the rise after changing their roster to become full of young stars. G2 finished second in almost all the tournaments they competed in 2020. Thus, it is time for them to claim the top spot.
Among the other contenders No. 01 BIG (+550), Team Vitality (+450), and the old guards Astralis (+800) can go all the way to the final. With such a fully packed tournament of best CSGO teams in the world, you can always choose the underdog, just check out the review about Bet365 Sportsbook.