IEM Cologne

IEM Cologne: $1,000,000 is up for grabs as 24 teams descend to Cologne for the second IEM of 2022

CS:GO Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman

Teams from Europe, Americas and APAC will be competing to see who will head into the grand finale and win the IEM Cologne title.  

Twenty-four of the best CS:GO teams from all over the world will be heading to Cologne this July to see who will win the IEM Cologne trophy. IEM Cologne is also part of the Intel Grand Slam, where teams aim to win four S-tier tournaments within ten consecutive events.

The teams will be playing for a chance to win a slice of the $1,000,000 prize money, along with BLAST Premier circuit points.

Teams flying to Cologne

The 24 teams that will be playing at the tournament are:

Directly Qualified Teams

Play-in Teams

Format and schedule

For the Play-in stage

  • Teams will play in a double-elimination bracket
    • Opening matches are Bo1
    • All other matches are Bo3
  • Top eight will move to the Group Stage

For the Group stage

  • Teams will play in two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
    • Each group will have 8 teams
    • All matches are Bo3
    • Top three teams from each group move to the Playoffs
  • Group winners will be semifinal seed
  • Group runner-ups will be High Seeds in the quarterfinals
  • Group stage 3rd place team will be the Low Seeds in the quarterfinals

For the Playoffs stage

  • Teams will play in a single-elimination bracket
  • Quarterfinals and Semifinals will be Bo3
  • Grand Final will be Bo5



Where to watch

Get the latest info and scores on our IEM Cologne Hub page, right HERE. Fans can also head to the following streams to watch the matches:

English –            Primary ESL 

                            Secondary ESL 

Brazilian –          Gaules 

Russian –           CSGOMC 

                            TV Arena Esport 

Serbian -            TV Arena Esport 

                            TV Arena Esport 

Slovenian -         TV Arena Esport 

Spanish -            ESL Spanish 

Vietnamese -     500Bros 


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Sharil “memeranglaut” Abdul Rahman
He dabbles in Esports, checking out what's new and hip with the industry. Outside of Esports and gaming, he likes Japan. Ijou. Check him out at @SharilGosu


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