IEM Cologne: Everything You Need to Know About the Tournament

Very soon, the largest CS:GO esports event in Europe will begin. We have compiled important information about the tournament for those planning to support their favorite teams.

CSGO esports event

General Tournament Information

Dates: July 29 – August 6

Prize Pool: $1,000,000

Number of Teams: 16

Venue: Cologne, Germany

The group stage will be held in a Double Elimination Bo3 format – the group winners will advance to the playoff semifinals, while the teams that secure second and third places will proceed to the quarterfinals.

The playoffs will be conducted in a Single Elimination Bo3 format, with the Grand Final being a Best of 5 (B05) series.

Grand Final

Who plays in the first matches?

The tournament will kick off with the following team matchups: The Mongoiz will face off against Mouz, and Ninjas in Pyjamas will take on Into The Breach.

Where to watch the matches:

What does the winner get?

In addition to glory, widespread recognition, and a share of the prize pool, the winner will secure a slot at IEM Katowice 2024 and BLAST Premier ranking points.