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
PRIZE POOL DISTRIBUTION FOR IEM SUMMER 2021
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