The tournament in Germany will resume on Friday with the start of the playoffs.
IEM Cologne, the first major LAN event in almost a year, has reached the playoff round, with the tournament’s final six teams fighting for the championship.
On Friday, two quarter-final matches will be played, setting off a weekend of playoff action that will continue on Saturday with two semi-final matches and the best-of-five grand final on Sunday.
After the Danes were unable to defeat Natus Vincere in the Group B upper bracket final, Virtus.pro will face Astralis in the first quarter-final on Friday, while Gambit will face FaZe, the tournament’s biggest overperformers, in the second quarter-final of the day.
The French-Balkan team is rooting for Virtus.pro and Astralis, while Natus Vincere could face Gambit, their CIS rivals if Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov and his teammates can defeat FaZe first.
The unbeaten group stage champions, G2 and Natus Vincere will take an extra day off before resuming their pursuit for the IEM Cologne title match in the semi-finals.
The IEM Cologne playoff schedule is:
Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Sunday, July 18
22:00 – Grand Final (BO5)