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May 25th, 2021

Schedule and groups for IEM Summer 2021

The groups and match schedule for the upcoming IEM Summer 2021 has finally been revealed. 16 teams will be playing each other for $250,000 from June 3 to 13.

The group stage takes place from 3 to 6 June, with the participants divided into two groups of eight teams. The first matches have a best of 1 format, the remaining games are best of 3. Top three teams from each group qualify for the play-offs. Winner of the group stage will go to the semi-finals, second place to the quarter-finals of the upper bracket and third place to the lower bracket.

Play-offs will take place from 11 to 13 June. System is single elimination, matches are best of 3 and the grand final is best of 5.


IEM Summer 2021

Match schedule for IEM Summer 2021

  • Group A: Gambit Esports, Team Vitality, Complexity, Astralis, FunPlus Phoenix, Extra Salt, G2 Esports. The eighth member of the group will be team that wins the national qualifiers.

12:00 CET: Gambit Esports vs National Qualifiers winner @ BO1

12:00 CET: Vitality vs Complexity @ BO1

13:10 CET: Astralis vs FunPlus Phoenix @ BO1

13:10 CET: Extra Salt vs G2 Esports @ BO1

  • Group B: Heroic, Imperial Esports, Evil Geniuses, Team Spirit, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OG, Fnatic, Virtus.pro

14:20 CET: Heroic vs Imperial Esports @ BO1

14:20 CET: Evil Geniuses vs Team Spirit @ BO1

15:30 CET: NIP vs OG @ BO1

15:30 CET: Fnatic vs Virtus.pro @ BO1


1st place: $100,000
2nd place: $42,000
3-4th place: $20,000
5th-6th place: $10,000
7th-8th place: $6,000
9th-12th place: $5,000
13th-16th place: $4,000