With plenty of surprises already, IEM Cologne 2021 is entering the playoffs stage with G2 Esports and NaVi in the CS:GO esports tournament semifinals. The quarterfinal elimination brackets will feature Virtus.pro vs Astralis and Gambit vs FaZe Clan.
— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) July 15, 2021
IEM Cologne Playoffs
The six teams battling in the playoffs are competing for a $400 thousand grand prize. For the group and the elimination stages, fans witnessed both team and individual player tactical. The playoffs promise a more thrilling and exciting experience for players and fans.
IEM Cologne marks the return of LAN events for the CS:GO esports scene and the six remaining teams are ready to make names for themselves. The group stages saw the exit of tournament favorites like Evil Geniuses and Bad News Bears. Team Liquid also bolted out after a disappointing start at the tournament.
Two quarterfinal matches will kick off on Friday. The action will continue on Saturday with tight semifinal action between winners of the quarterfinal playoffs with undefeated group stage winners, G2 Esports and Natus Vincere.
We return on Friday for the #IEM Cologne playoffs 🏆
— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) July 11, 2021
Quarterfinals and Semifinals Favorites
Before the IEM Cologne