IEM Cologne Starts Today

IEM Cologne Starts Today

The legendary IEM Cologne kicks off again in its 2022 edition, and we're starting the tournament in Play-Ins on Tuesday, July 5. Here we will meet Brazilian 00NATION in a BO1. All following matches will be BO3.

The Play-Ins will be played in a double-elimination bracket, giving all teams a chance to return from single losses.

The Play-Ins run for two days, with two wins granting access to the IEM Cologne 2022 group stage.

IEM Cologne 2022 totals 24 participating teams, all playing for a combined prize pool of $1,000,000.

Teams competing for Group Stage

  • Vitality
  • Heroic
  • Spirit
  • BIG
  • Astralis
  • Outsiders
  • Imperial
  • MOUZ
  • Movistar Riders
  • MIBR
  • paiN
  • 00NATION
  • Complexity
  • Sprout

Teams pre-qualified for the group stage

  • FaZe
  • Natus Vincere
  • ENCE
  • Cloud9
  • G2
  • NIP
  • Liquid

The Play-Ins are played from July 5 to July 6. The main event starts on July 7 and hosts its grand final on Sunday, July 17 at 16:00 in a grandiose BO5.