IEM Cologne set to bring hot matches
IEM Cologne is set to feature two big matches between four teams. Astralis will face Virtus.pro while Gambit Esports will take on FaZe Clan. This just means that IEM Cologne will have a lot of fans watching at home.
After the intense play-in and group stages, IEM Cologne is now down to just a few teams to play in the competition. These two matchups are the most hyped of them all which ensures that the games will be loved by many fans once more.
For Astralis, losing Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz was a huge blow. Still, the Danes are back with a bang in the IEM Cologne and proved that they can still win big. As one of the best teams in CS:GO, Astralis has been better than ever even with their woes.
On the other hand, Virtus.pro has been a tough team to beat in the past few months. While they had a few poor losses in some tourneys, the team has still found a way to stay hot. VP has been on fire at IEM Cologne and could bring more hype to the game.
Meanwhile, Gambit sees this contest as their chance to seal their status as the best CS:GO team in the world. They have been one of the hottest teams so far, winning 11 titles since October 2020. Their win at the IEM Katowice was huge, and taking another Masters win would prove to be another big feat.
Faze, on the other hand, will have to stay on top of their game as they are the only play-in squad to blow their way past the group stage after beating Heroic. This means that they have to make sure they pull off one more upset win in their run for IEM Cologne.
As the winners of the group stage, both G2 Esports and Natus Vincere have already earned an express ticket to the semis. The other four teams will have to fight for a slot in the next round. This is what makes it more fun to watch in the long run.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores