ESL has released the full schedule for the upcoming CS:GO major in Cologne.
Sixteen teams from all over the world will be taking part in the next Valve-sponsored major tournament, which will be held from August 20-23 across two locations: the MMC studios and the Lanxess Arena.
On the first day of the tournament, all four groups will be played out in the Upper Bracket. The four group winners will go straight into the quarter-finals, and then the groups will be redrawn, which means that the remaining 12 teams will be paired against new opponents in the Lower Bracket.


NiP will go up against CLG in the first match in Cologne
The quarter-finals, which will be played in a best-of-three, single-elimination format, will be seeded to prevent potential group stage rematches before the grand final.
Below you can find the full schedule for the major:
Thursday, August 20
14:00 NiPvs. CLGA1
14:00 EnVyUsvs. FlipSid3 TacticsB1
15:25 Renegadesvs. Team SoloMidA2
15:25 Team Kinguinvs. LuminosityB2
16:50Winner A1vs.Winner A2
16:50Winner B1vs.Winner B2
18:15 fnaticvs. Team eBettleC1
18:15 Virtus.provs. ImmunityD1
19:40 Titanvs. Natus VincereC2
19:40 Cloud9vs. mousesportsD2
21:05Winner C1vs.Winner C2
21:05Winner D1vs.Winner D2
Friday, August 21
12:00Group E elimination
13:25Group E decider
14:50Group F elimination
16:15Group F decider
17:40Group G elimination
19:05Group G decider
20:30Group H elimination
21:55Group H decider
Saturday, August 22
11:00Quarter-final #1
14:05Quarter-final #2
17:10Quarter-final #3
20:15Quarter-final #4
Sunday, August 23
12:00Semi-final #1
15:20Semi-final #2
19:00Grand final