IEM XVII Cologne 2022 is scheduled in Germany from 05.07.2022 to 17.07.2022. IEM XVII Cologne 2022 features 25 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squads across the globe competing to win the prize fund of $1,000,000.
This tournament is scheduled to be split into 4 phases:
- Playoffs (Germany): 15.07.2022 – 17.07.2022. 6 Teams.
- Group A (Germany): 07.07.2022 – 10.07.2022. 6 Teams.
- Group B (Germany): 07.07.2022 – 10.07.2022. 6 Teams.
- Play-In (Germany): 05.07.2022 – 06.07.2022. 16 Teams.
Make sure to check our predictions and guidance regarding the potential winner of each part of IEM XVII Cologne 2022 ahead of making your own picks and choosing the favorites. At our website, we constantly renew our collection of forecasts, so returning to this page for fresh advice is forever a good strategy.
IEM Cologne, the most iconic event in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports cycle and a part of the Intel Grand Slam series, returns this summer as 24 participants clash for a massive prize pool of $1 000 000. The S-tier event brings two weeks of non-stop action divided into three stages.
Featuring the time-tested double-elimination format for the event’s Play-In and Group stages, the event brings us the main bulk of matches in the best-of-3 format. The only exceptions are the opening games of the Play-In (best-of-1), and the Playoff Grand Final (best-of-5). Speaking of Playoffs - they’re played in the single-elimination circuit.
The Playoffs will be held with a live audience in the famous LANXess Arena of Cologne.
As for the tournament’s favorites, it’s Faze Clan, the champions of the most recent PGL Antwerp, and Natus Vincere. The latter are one of the main contenders for the #1 spot despite all the unfortunate circumstances that led to the decision to bench their IGL, Boombl4.