Team Spirit lost the ability to enter IEM Cologne 2021 directly

Yesterday G2 won the DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 quarterfinal match against Astralis and advanced to the semifinals, where they will fight with Gambit Esports for reaching the grand final. This course of events allowed Nicola 'NiKo' Kovacs and his teammates to earn enough points to qualify for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2021 and deprived Team Spirit of this opportunity. The latter will no longer be able to get into the top 6 of their regional rating, where the zone of participants receiving direct invitations to the Major tournament is located. However, Spirit will have the opportunity to play in the Play-In stage at IEM Cologne 2021.

The Major Championship will be held from June 6 to June 18 in Cologne. The venue will be ESL Studio, and the total prize pool for Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2021 will be $ 1,000,000. Initially, the event was planned to be held at LANXESS Arena, but due to the corona virus pandemic and the aggravation of the situation, it was decided to move the place to a safer place, which became ESL studio.

Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2021 Exhibitors List

List of participants in the Play-In stage of Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2021