As IEM Season XVI Cologne continues, the group stages are over and we have our top 6 teams who will advance to the playoffs.
From the two groups, the top teams will be seeded directly into the Semifinals. The 2nd and 3rd teams from each group will be seeded into the Quarterfinals. The playoffs will be in a single-elimination format and $820,000 from the prize pool will be distributed among them.
G2 Esports are the group champions defeating the #1 team in the world.
First Runner’s up: Gambit
The ESL #1 CSGO team in the world, Gambit Esports are the Runner’s up of Group A.
The second Runner’s up: Virtus.Pro
After being in the Lower bracket Virtus.Pro defeat BIG with a 2-0 scoreline and finish the group stages being the Second Runner’s up.
Champion: Natus Vincere
After a heated match vs Astralis, Navi are the Group Champions of Group B.
First Runner’s up: Astralis
After a heated match vs Navi, Astralis is the Runner’s up of Group B.
The Second Runner’s up: Faze Clan
After being in the Lower bracket Faze clan defeat Heroic with a 2-1 scoreline and finish the group stages being the Second Runner’s up.
IEM Season XVI Cologne Playoffs Brackets
|Winner of Quarterfinals 1|
|Winner of Quarterfinals 2|
So the stage is set, with the playoffs about to commence on July 16th. As the group champions G2 Esports and Natus Vincere seem the favorites to win. But the other teams might have something up their sleeves. Stay tuned to find out the latest updates for IEM Season XVI Cologne 2021.