Play-in phase of IEM Cologne 2022 is over, group phase begins

The play-in stage of IEM Cologne 2022 started on July 5 and ended on July 6. Thus, all sixteen teams that will take part in the group stage have been determined.

Let's look at the teams that were successful in the play-in stage together, the schedule and predictions of the group stage.

Teams that were successful in the play-in stage

  • Heroic
  • Team Spirit
  • Outsiders
  • Movistar Riders
  • Team Vitality
  • Astralis
  • 00 Nation
  • MOUZ

IEM Cologne 2022 Group A

NAVI finished second in the Road to Cologne EU. MOUZ, on the other hand, qualified to participate in the group stage with its success in the lower bracket of the play-in stage. Comparing both teams, it seems much more likely that NAVI will win.

It's sure to be a great competitive match between Heroic and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Although it seems more likely that Heroic from the play-in stage will win against Ninjas in Pyjamas. It is definitely a match not to be missed.

One of the favorite teams of IEM Cologne 2022, G2 Esports, will face one of the tournament's underdogs, Movistar Riders, winners of ESL Challenger at DreamHack Valencia 2022. It seems unlikely that G2 Esports will lose the match.

When there is a tournament where the best CS:GO teams participate, we see matches that are very difficult to predict the winner. ENCE vs Team Vitality is one such encounter. Although ENCE seems to be one step ahead, the French team will not give up easily either.

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IEM Cologne 2022 Group B

FaZe Clan, one of the most successful CS:GO teams in recent times, will face underdog 00 Nation. FaZe Clan is almost certain to win the match.0

Another highly anticipated match will be played between Team Spirit and Team Liquid. Both teams may not be among the favourites of the tournament, but they still have a substantial roster.

Outsiders had a pretty good play-in stage, making it to the groups. In their first encounter in the group stage, their opponents are quite strong. Cloud9 is expected to win the match.

The most anticipated and competitive one of the opening matches of the group stage will be between Astralis and FURIA Esports. Who do you think will win this match?

Finally, the group stage of IEM Cologne 2022, the amazing tournament that CS:GO fans have been looking forward to, begins. Don't forget to follow this excitement on Luckbox.