IEM Cologne 2021
Group stage
• Two double-elimination format Groups
• All matches are BO3
• Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
• Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
• Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds
Playoffs
• Single Elimination bracket
• The Quarterfinals and Semifinals are BO3
• The Grand Final is BO5