Astralis advance to IEM Cologne 2023 group stage; Into the Breach out

Astralis secured two victories in the Play-In stage at IEM Cologne 2023 and advanced to the group stage of the tournament. After winning their opener, the Danes bested Apeks 2:0 – 16:10 on Overpass, 10:16 on Anubis and 19:16 on Ancient..

In another match, which took place in the lower bracket of the Play-In, Into the Breach lost to TheMongolz with a scoreline of 0:2 – 8:16 on Mirage and Ancient.. The lineup that competed for the British club has been relegated fron the prestigious tournament, while TheMongolz will compete for the passage to the next stage with the loser of the Monte – FURIA match tomorrow, July 28.

Today's playday at IEM Cologne 2023 will continue with two matches of the Play-In lower bracket. At 16:00 CET, BIG will face Liquid, while Imperial will go against Grayhound.

The current Play-In bracket looks as follows:

The full schedule and live broadcast of IEM Cologne 2023 can be found on the tournament page via this link.