NIP, MOUZ, fnatic and Astralis off to winning start at IEM Cologne 2023

The openers of the Play-In stage at IEM Cologne 2023 have ended, with NIP, MOUZ, fnatic and Astralis securing their first victories against Into the Breach, TheMongolz, Complexity and Liquid, respectively.

9INE, Apeks, Monte, and FURIA also kicked off the tournament successfully, defeating OG, BIG, Imperial, and Grayhound, respectively.

The first playday at IEM Cologne 2023 will end with two matches for advancing to the group stage. MOUZ will face NIP, while fnatic will compete against 9INE. These matches will play out in a best-of-three format.

The current Play-In bracket looks as follows:

The full schedule and live broadcast of IEM Cologne 2023 can be found on the tournament page via this link.