Sprout secures a spot at the Play-in stage at IEM Cologne 2021

German Sprout won ESL Meisterschaft Spring 2021, securing a spot at IEM Cologne 2021. Timo "Spiidi" Richter's team defeated Unicorns of Love 2-1 on maps in the grand final of the national event.

Sprout will kick off with a Play-In at IEM Cologne with 15 other competitors participating. The top eight teams will advance to the group stage alongside the top eight direct invitational winners.

Confirmed list of IEM Cologne 2021 participants:


List of confirmed IEM Cologne 2021 Play-In participants:

 Team Spirit
 Evil Geniuses

Recall that IEM Cologne 2021 will be held July 6-18 in LAN-format without spectators. 24 teams, including Play-In participants, will compete for a prize pool of a million dollars.