IEM Season XVI - Cologne
2021 ESL One Cologne is the most awaited tournament of all-time organized by ESL, the world's largest esports company that is known as the great provider of world-class CS:GO tournaments around the globe. This year the tournament will split the trophy across four regional divisions: Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. This time 24 of the world's best teams to be invited to this event and only 1 team can take home the crown as the champion of the season and will get the tremendous prize pool of $1,000,0000.
Play In: Double-Elimination format: opening matches are best-of-one and all following matches are best-of-three. The top eight teams advanced to the Group Stage
Group Stage: Two Double-Elimination format and all matches are best-of-three
Playoff: Will be played in a Single-Elimination format: Quarterfinals and Semifinals are best-of-three while the Grand Final is best-of-five.