All participants of IEM Cologne 2023 group stage unveiled
The Play-In stage at IEM Cologne 2023 has ended and all participants of the group stage have been determined. OG and NIP secured the last available spots.
In the Play-In lower bracket, the Nemanja "nexa" Isaković-led roster bested Apeks with a scoreline of 2:0 – 16:6 on Mirage and 16:10 on Inferno. In turn, the Ninjas defeated Imperial with a scoreline of 2:1 – 13:16 on Overpass, 16:6 on Ancient and 19:15 on Nuke.
Besides OG and NIP, Monte, Astralis, MOUZ, fnatic, TheMongolz and 9INE advanced to the IEM Cologne 2023 group stage from Play-In. In the fight for six spots in the playoffs, they will compete against invitees in Heroic, GamerLegion, Cloud9, ENCE, Vitality, NAVI, G2 and FaZe.
The team seeding of the group stage looks as follows:
The full schedule and live broadcast of IEM Cologne 2023 can be found on the tournament page via this link.