Gambit & G2 advance to the IEM Cologne 2021 playoffs
Gambit scored two victories in the group stage of IEM Cologne 2021, thus securing its participation in the tournament's playoffs. In the second round of the upper bracket of Group A, the CIS team defeated NIP (10-16 on Ancient, 16-5 on Inferno and 16-8 on Dust2).
In the following matches of second round of the Group A upper bracket net, G2 was stronger than BIG (8-16 on Dust2, 16-1 on Mirage and 16-4 on Inferno). With two wins in the group stage, Nemanja "nexa" Isakovic's squad secured a place in the decisive stage of the tournament.
In the lower bracket of Group A Virtus.pro defeated Complexity (6:16 on Mirage, 19:15 on Dust2 and 16:13 on Overpass). That way the representatives of the Russian organization preserved their chances to make the playoffs, knocking the Europeans out of the tournament.