NAVI will place in the same group with Spirit at IEM Cologne 2021 groupstage
ESL Tournament Operator has published the seeding of teams in groups and the schedule of IEM Cologne 2021 starting matches. Two CIS representatives will play in each group: Gambit and Virtus.pro are in Group A, while Team Spirit, which passed the Play-In stage, will play in the same group as NAVI in Group B.
In the group stage, sixteen teams are divided into two groups, which will play in Double Elimination (GSL) format with BO3 matches. The top three teams from each group will move on to the playoffs: the first place winner will advance to the semifinals, the second place winner will advance to the high seeded quarterfinals and the third place winner will advance to the low seeded quarterfinals.
The playoffs will be held July 16-18 in Single Elimination format. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played to two wins and the grand final to three wins.
Group stage seeding for IEM Cologne 2021: