Tournament operator ESL took it to Twitter to announce completed IEM Cologne 2023 team list.

The organizers have approved the teams that will kick off the event from the group stage and the Play-In stage.

First of all, invites were issued based on the ESL world ranking and its regional ratings for Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia and Latin America. Also, BIG Academy secured a spot in the Play-In stage by winning ESL Meisterschaft Spring 2023.

IEM Cologne 2023 will take place from July 25 to August 6 in Cologne, Germany. Lanxess Arena will once again become the venue for the tournament. At the event, participants will compete for a $1 million prize pool and a spot at IEM Katowice 2024 for the winner.

The team list for IEM Cologne 2023 looks as follows:

Group stage invitees


Play-In stage invitees

 BIG Academy
 Into the Breach