Cologne 2022

THE CATHEDRAL OF COUNTER-STRIKE

15.07. - 17.07.2022Lanxess Arena

CS:GO ChampionshipAbout Cologne

In the heart of summer, July 5-17, The Cathedral of Counter-Strike will once again host the culmination of all excellence the game has to offer. 24 teams will fight for not only the prize money, another win in the Intel Grand Slam, but above all one of the most prestigious titles around. As an EPT Championship it grants a plethora of points for ESL Pro Tour and being hosted in LANXESS Arena it creates an atmosphere like no other.

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Results

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Format

Play-In

Group Stage

PlayOffs

EPT Points & prize pool

Points
Prize Money
Total
10240
$1,000,000
1st
1800
$400,000
2nd
1400
$180,000
3rd-4th
1100
$80,000
5th-6th
825
$40,000
7th-8th
575
$24,000
9th-12th
325
$16,000
13th-16th
125
$10,000
17th-20th
60
$4,500
21st-24th
0
$2,500

Wallpaper

These are our fantastic wallpapers from various IEM tournaments.
Get some first impressions below and download the full resolution here!

Get Tickets

Important notice:
We are following the covid restrictions of the city at the time of the event. There currently are no restrictions in place for events in cologne.

If you bought a ticket for the 2020 event and decided to keep it instead of refunding it, your ticket is automatically still valid for the same days and categories of the tournament.

Last Chance! Tickets are close to being sold out!

Weekend Regular

94€ Three day ticket
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Access on all three days (July 15- 17)
  • Free Seating: upper & lower ranks
  • Access to OPEN signing sessions

Single Day

34€ - 44€ Friday - Saturday or Sunday
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Access to either Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • Free Seating: upper & lower ranks
  • Access to OPEN signing sessions
Sunday 1-Day Sold Out

Premium

Closest to the playerS

299€ Three day ticket
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Access on all three days (July 15-17)
  • Premium seating in front of the stage
  • Access to OPEN & PREMIUM signing sessions
  • Premium Goodie Bag
  • Premium attendee badge
  • Free Drinks (water, soft-drinks & Beer)
  • 3 Months ESEA Subscription
  • Close to the player walk-in

Weekend Plus

139€ Three day ticket
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Access on all three days (July 15-17)
  • Free Seating: upper & lower ranks
  • Access to OPEN signing sessions
  • Plus Goodie Bag
  • Plus Attendee Badge
  • 3 Month ESEA Subscription

Global Elite Experience

The whole experience package

4,995€ Three day ticket
  • CS:GO Tournament Ticket
  • Access on all three days (July 15-17)
  • Private Lounge for 5 Guests
    Up to 10 on request / 999€ p.p
  • Front of the line acess to all signing sessions
  • Epic Goodie bag with exclusive merchandise
  • Global Elite attendee badge
  • Free drinks (including alcoholic options)
  • High Quality catering and refreshments
  • Behind the scenes and backstage tours
Please note that the minimum age to attend this event is 16+.

Your Stay in Cologne

Schedule

Quarter finals

Friday 15th
Time CEST
ESL Shop open
11:00
Outside Area open
12:30
Lanxess Doors open
13:00
Arena Doors open
13:30
Opening ceremony
15:20
Quarter Finals #1
15:30
Quarter Finals #2
19:00
Tents closing
20:30

Semi finals

Saturday 16th
Time CEST
ESL Shop open
12:00
Outside Area open
12:30
Lanxess Doors open
13:00
Arena Doors open
13:30
Opening ceremony
15:20
Semi Finals #1
15:30
Semi Finals #2
19:00
Tents closing
20:30

Grand finals

Sunday 17th
Time CEST
ESL Shop open
12:30
Outside Area open
12:30
Lanxess Doors open
13:30
Arena Doors open
14:00
Opening ceremony
15:50
Grand Final
16:00
Tents closing
20:30
Day
Event
Time CEST
Friday 15th July
Quarter Finals
Outside Area Open
12:30
IEM Door Opens
18:00PM
Show starts
12:30PM
Quarter Finals #1
1PM
Quarter Finals #2
4:30PM
Saturday 4th June
IEM Doors open
9AM
Show starts
10:30AM
Semi Finals #1
11AM
Semi Finals #2
2:30PM
Sunday 5th June
IEM Doors open
9AM
Show starts
10:30AM
Grand Final
11:00AM
DreamHack Festival closes
7PM

Road to Cologne

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FAQs

As one race ends, another begins. Intel® Grand Slam IV continues at IEM Cologne as 24 teams will look to pick up the next title towards winning the Intel® Grand Slam IV, and marking their names down in history.

Presenting Partner

Intel is the catalyst for PC gaming innovation, rallying the industry to make the PC the best place to play and create. The company believe the best gaming experience is done on the PC and always looking for ways to push their technology to the limits when it comes to performance, enabling the development community, driving new form factors and leveraging emerging technology. 

Additional information about Intel is available at intel.com/gaming

Official partner

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