Started today IEM Winter 2021 on CS:GO… The tournament is held in the studio LAN format in Stockholm. 16 teams will compete for $ 250,000 and ESL Pro Tour Ranking Points. The Russians will also fight for the victory. Gambit Sports and Virtus.pro.
All participants in the competition are divided into two groups. They play according to the GSL system, that is, the first round matches last up to one victory, and all subsequent ones last up to two. In the first round, Gambit will face the Swedish Fnatic, and Virtus.pro will play with the Finnish ENCE… Note that in case of victory, the Russian teams will meet in the next match.
Group A and Group B
The six best teams from the group stage will advance to the playoffs. The teams that take the first places in the groups will fight in the semi-finals. The second and third squads will start with the quarterfinals. In the knockout stage, matches will be played in bo3 format, and the IEM Winter 2021 Grand Final will last up to three wins.
And this is how the prizes look like:
1st place – $ 100,000 and 1,000 Pro Tour points; 2nd place – $ 42,000 and 750 Pro Tour points; 3-4 places – $ 20 thousand and 525 Pro Tour points; 5th-6th places – 10 thousand dollars each and 350 Pro Tour points; 7th-8th places – $ 6,000 each and 200 Pro Tour points; 9th-12th places – $ 5,000 each and 100 Pro Tour points; 13th-16th places – 4 thousand dollars each.
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