Update 18th July 2022: FaZe Clan is the winner of the IEM Cologne 2022 after taking down Natus Vincere 3-2 in the Grand Finals.
Original article continues: The IEM Cologne 2022 kicked off on the 5th of July, featuring 24 best teams of CS:GO. The competition has already produced some cracking games and continues to do so as teams fight for $1,000,000 prize money.
The tournament is unfolding brilliantly, with a mix of teams we expected to see in the Playoffs and a few which have defied all odds to reach the final phase. As IEM Cologne plays out for the last few days, let’s have a look at the results of Play-In, Group Stage, and Playoffs from the event.
IEM Cologne 2022 Play-In Results
The Play-Ins featured 16 teams fighting for a place in the Group Stages, with eight teams reaching the Group Stages. We have the results for each day.
Day 1 - Upper Bracket
- Heroic vs. Sprout: 16-3
- MOUZ vs. paiN Gaming: 19-16
- Team Spirit vs. Complexity:16-11
- 00 Nation vs. Astralis: 16-6
- BIG vs. ORDER: 16-7
- Outsiders vs. Imperial Esports: 16-6
- MIBR vs. Movistar Riders: 13-16
- TYLOO vs. Team Vitality:9-16
Day 1 - Lower Bracket
- Sprout vs. paiN Gaming: 2-1
- Complexity vs. Astralis: 0-2
- ORDER vs. Imperial Esports: 1-2
- MIBR vs. TYLOO: 1-2
Day 2 - Upper Bracket
- Heroic vs. MOUZ: 2-1
- Team Spirit vs. 00 Nation: 2-1
- BIG vs. Outsiders: 0-2
- Movistar Riders vs. Team Vitality: 2-0
Day 2 - Lower Bracket
- Team Vitality vs. Sprout: 2-1
- BIG vs. Astralis: 1-2
- 00 Nation vs. Imperial Esports:2-0
- MOUZ vs. TYLOO: 2-0
Heroic, Team Spirit, Outsiders, and Movistar Riders qualified to the Group Stages from the Upper Bracket of Play-Ins.
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Team Vitality, Astralis, 00 Nation, and MOUZ qualified from Lower Bracket.
IEM Cologne 2022 Group Stage Results
The Group Stage had 16 teams battling their way into the Playoffs. While we saw strong teams winning and qualifying, a few teams made incredible plays to advance in the event.
Here are the results of all the matches in the IEM Cologne Group Stage.
Group A - Round 1 of Upper Bracket
- Natus Vincere vs. MOUZ: 2-1
- Heroic vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas: 0-2
- G2 Esports vs. Movistar Riders: 0-2
- Team Vitality vs. ENCE: 2-1
Group A - Round 1 of Lower Bracket
- MOUZ vs. Heroic: 2-0
- G2 Esports vs. ENCE: 2-0
Group A - Round 2 of Upper Bracket
- Natus Vincere vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas: 2-0
- Movistar Riders vs. Team Vitality: 2-1
Group A - Round 2 of Lower Bracket
- Team Vitality vs. MOUZ: 1-2
- Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. G2 Esports: 2-1
Group A - Round 3 of Upper Bracket
Natus Vincere vs. Movistar Riders: 2-1
Group A - Round 3 of Lower Bracket
MOUZ vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas: 2-1
Group B - Round 1 of Upper Bracket
- FaZe Clan vs. 00 Nation: 2-0
- Team Spirit vs. Team Liquid: 2-1
- Cloud9 vs. Outsiders: 2-0
- Astralis vs.FURIA Esports: 2-0
Group B - Round 1 of Lower Bracket
- 00 Nation vs.Team Liquid: 1-2
- Outsiders vs.FURIA Esports: 0-2
Group B - Round 2 of Upper Bracket
- FaZe Clan vs. Team Spirit: 2-0
- Cloud9 vs. Astralis: 0-2
Group B - Round 2 of Lower Bracket
- Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid: 0-2
- Team Spirit vs. FURIA Esports: 1-2
Group B - Round 3 of Upper Bracket
FaZe Clan vs. Astralis: 2-0
Group B - Round 3 of Lower Bracket
Team Liquid vs. FURIA Esports: 2-0
Astralis, MOUZ, Movistar Riders, and Team Liquid qualified for the Quarterfinals of the Playoffs. In addition, Natus Vincere and FaZe Clan made it to the Semifinals.
IEM Cologne 2022 Playoffs Results
The Playoffs feature six teams who battle against each other in the Quarterfinals and Semifinals. After a thrilling Group Stage, the tournament finally reached an amazing climax.
- Astralis vs. MOUZ: 2-1
- Movistar Riders vs. Team Liquid: 2-1
- Natus Vincere vs. Astralis: 2-0
- FaZe Clan vs. Movistar Riders: 2-0
- FaZe Clan vs. Natus Vincere: 3-2
Winners: FaZe Clan
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