Third Party Tournaments July 6, 2021

IEM Cologne 2021 on CS:GO: The long-awaited LAN will take place from July 6 to 18

Today is the kickoff of the first long-awaited LAN. IEM Cologne 2021 on CS:GO will take place from July 6 to 18 in Cologne, Sweden.


There will be 24 teams in the tournament. Eight teams got direct invites to the group stage, which will be held from July 8 to 11.

Group A

  • Gambit Esports;
  • Team Liquid;
  • Virtus.pro;
  • G2 Esports. 

Group B

  • Natus Vincere;
  • Heroic;
  • Astralis;
  • FURIA Esports.

The remaining 16 teams will begin with the Play-In stage, which will be held from July 6-7:

  • Double Elimination;
  • Opening BO1 matches;
  • remaining BO3 matches.

Play-In participants

  • Spirit, Complexity;
  • NiP;
  • Evil Geniuses;
  • Team One;
  • MIBR;
  • Renegades;
  • Vici Gaming;
  • BIG;
  • mousesports;
  • Vitality;
  • FaZe Clan;
  • Bad News Bears;
  • OG;
  • LDLC;
  • Sprout.

Image credits: IEM

Schedule of matches on July 6

13:00 Spirit - MIBR

13:00 Bad News Bears - Mousesports

13:00 NiP - LDLC

14:30 Vitality - Renegades

14:40 OG - Team One

14:40 Sprout - BIG

16:00 Evil Geniuses - FaZe

16:20 Complexity - Vici Gaming

Play-In upper bracket

17:30 NiP / LDLC - Bad News Bears / Mousesports

18:00 Spirit / MIBR - Renegades / Vitality

21:25 OG / Team One - Sprout / BIG

21:25 Evil Geniuses / FaZe - Complexity / ViCi Gaming

The playoffs will be played between the top 3 teams of each group.

The playoffs will take place from the 16th to the 18th of July: 

  • Single Elimination;
  • BO3;
  • Grand Final - BO5.


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