Astralis and FaZe upset CIS; advance to the next stage at IEM Cologne 2021

Astralis were stronger than in the first quarterfinal match of IEM Cologne 2021. The game ended 2-1 - 19:16 on Overpass, 20:22 on Dust2 and 16:8 on Inferno with the most-criticized Bubzkji and Xyp9x outshining their teammates and leading their lineup to the much desired victory. In turn, their opponents have displayed a pretty dull game, and with the team leader YEKINDAR failing the last map have legitimately lost the series.

In the second match of the quarterfinals FaZe Clan have outplayed Gambit, thanks to their LAN experience. The intense series ended 2-1 on maps - 16-13 on Ancient, 20-22 on Overpass and 16-9 on Inferno. This the first failure for the CIS lineup since they've established their dominance during the online era.

Current IEM Cologne 2021 playoffs bracket: