IEM Summer 2021 CS:GO Details and Format

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IEM Summer 2021

16 teams will fight for the $250,000 IEM Summer 2021. IEM Summer 2021 is what we get since it is not possible to hold an IEM Melbourne on LAN.

The Summer initiative is a new extension to the ESL team. The equivalent Winter will be shown later this year. This tournament like so many other tournaments will be held online. But if we are successful the Winter tournament could be on LAN, so we are hoping for the best.


Highlighted players

Here we have picked five players that are favorite for the IEM Summer 2021 – because they are advancing or they are the best players right now. Use the data wisely and research and don’t use our assessment in games or betting if you do not agree with it.

Virtus Pro will play as the main favorite against Team Vitality as we can see, according to SportsBettingDime they even have better odds to win the whole tournament.

One of the greatest shocks of 2020, and especially the initial months of 2021 has been the gamers of Gambit. 2 of their most skilled players have been Ax1Le and sh1ro, which have been an effective part of the team’s victory so far. Going into IEM Summer 2021, we expect these 2 players to take their team to more wins in this season of 2021.

There is one more player from the CIS region who has been building a name for himself as a carry is YEKINDAR. His ridiculous aim matched with a fabulous game sense makes for a gamer everyone loves and likes to watch play.

After the early roster from Cloud9 went on to be called Extra Salt, they have been beginning to establish themselves as one of the greatest teams in North America. Their player oSee has been their best player, and we anticipate him to be that as well here at Flashpoint 3.

A player trying to prove his dominance for the last 2 years is ZywOo. With a talent not seen usually in the scene, he will be looking to get Vitality back in the game, as the team hasn’t been showing its best up to their standards lately but we hope for the best.


Tournament format

Group Stage:

  • Two double-elimination format Groups
  • Each group has eight teams
  • Seeded using TBA Rankings
  • All matches are Bo3
  • The top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:
  • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
  • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
  • Group stage 3rd place teams will go-ahead to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds


  • Single-elimination bracket
  • The Quarterfinals & Semifinals are Bo3

The Grand Final is Bo5


IEM Summer 2021 Schedule

IEM Summer 2021 tournament started on Thursday, June 3, and will be held for ten days in total. The game matches will begin with group stages and follow with an elimination playoff bracket.

June 3: Day 1 Group Stages

  • 6 AM EST: Gambit vs. Sprout
  • 6 AM EST: Vitality vs. Complexity
  • 7:10 AM EST: Astralis vs. FPX
  • 7:10 AM EST: Extra Salt vs. G2: Extra Salt vs. G2
  • 8:20 AM EST: Heroic vs. Imperial
  • 8:20 AM EST: EG vs. Team Spirit
  • 9:30 AM EST: NiP vs. OG
  • 9:30 AM EST: Fnatic vs. Virtus Pro
  • 10:40 AM EST: Gambit vs. Vitality
  • 10:40 AM EST: Sprout vs. Complexity
  • 1:55 PM EST: FPX vs. G2
  • 1:55 PM EST: Extra Salt vs. Astralis

June 4: Day 2 Group Stages

June 5: Day 3 Group Stages

June 6: Day 4 Group Stages


IEM Summer 2021 teams list

Here is a full  list of teams fighting in the CS:GO IEM Summer 2021 event:

  • Astralis: dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, Bubzkji
  • Complexity Gaming: blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, poizon, jks
  • Evil Geniuses: Brehze, CeRq, stanislaw, oBo, MICHU
  • Extra Salt: JT, Sonic, oSee, FaNg, MarKE
  • Fnatic: KRIMZ, JW, Brollan, Golden, Jackinho
  • FunPlus Phoenix: zehN, STYKO, maden, farlig, emi
  • G2 Esports: JaCkz, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, NiKo
  • Gambit Esports: nafany, sh1ro, interz, Ax1Le, Hobbit
  • Heroic: stavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, refrezh, sjuush
  • Imperial Esports: zqk, SHOOWTiME, ckzao, f4stzin, fer
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas: REZ, Plopski, hampus, dev1ce, LNZ
  • OG: Aleksib, valde, mantuu, niko, flameZ
  • Sprout: Spiidi, faveN, denis, kressy, slaxz-
  • Team Spirit: somedieyoung, chopper, mir, magixx, degster
  • Team Vitality: apEX, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, Kyojin
  • buster, qikert, Jame, SANJI, YEKINDAR

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