Everything About IEM Winter 2021


IEM Winter 2021: Teams, Schedule, Results, Format, Streams, Other Details

Everything about the IEM Winter 2021.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The final ESL organized CS:GO tournament of the year, IEM Winter 2021 is all set to take place from 2nd to 12th December 2021.
16 teams will be competing for a total prize pool of $250,000 USD and a total of 4,300 ESL Pro Tour points at the IEM Winter 2021.
Here are the schedule, results, streams, and other details about IEM Winter 2021.

The IEM Winter 2021 is all set to take place from 2nd to 12th December 2021, featuring 16 CS:GO teams that will be fighting it out in Stockholm, Sweden. The tournament will be taking place in a closed studio environment with a total prize pool of $250,000 USD.

This 11-day long event will be the last CS:GO tournament of the year and is being organized by ESL. It will be divided into two phases, Group Stage and the Playoffs, as the teams compete not just for the prize money but also for the crucial ESL Pro Tour points.

Here are the complete details for the IEM Winter 2021. Everything from teams, schedule, results, standings, streams, format, prize pool, lineups, and all other important details.

A complete guide to IEM Winter 2021

IEM Winter 2021: All Invited and Qualified Teams

IEM Winter 2021: Format (2nd to 12th December 2021)

Group Stage

  • The 16 teams have been divided into two groups of eight teams each.

  • Both the groups will be following a double-elimination bracket.

  • The opening matches of both the groups will feature a best-of-one series.

  • All other matches of both the groups will follow a best-of-three series.

  • The top three teams from each group will move on to the Playoffs.

    Winners directly advance to the semifinals.

    Runners up advance to the quarterfinals - high seeds.

    Third placed teams also advance to the quarterfinals - low seeds.


  • The six qualified teams will be following a single-elimination bracket.

  • The quarterfinals and the semifinal matches will feature a best-of-three series.

  • The grand finals will witness a best-of-five series.

IEM Winter 2021 - Teams for Group A and Group B

IEM Winter 2021: Group Stage - Schedule and Results (Timezone: IST)

The top three teams from each group will qualify ahead to the Playoffs, while the remaining ten teams will be eliminated from the tournament.

Day 1 - 2nd December 2021, Thursday

Day 2 - 3rd December 2021, Friday

Day 3 - 4th December 2021, Saturday

IEM Winter 2021: Playoffs - Schedule and Results (Timezone: IST)

Here are the top six teams that will fight it out in the final stage of the tournament, with the winning team walking away as the champions of IEM Winter 2021.

IEM Winter 2021: Prize Pool and ESL Pro Tour Points

The IEM Winter 2021 will be featuring a total prize pool of $250,000 USD which will be divided between all the 16 teams based on their ranking. Along with this, a total of 4300 ESL Pro Tour points will also be distributed between the top 12 teams.

IEM Winter 2021: Streams

The IEM Winter 2021 will be broadcast in two languages, English and Russian, on the streaming platform Twitch.

Primary Streams

Secondary Streams

Additional Streams

Despite taking place on LAN in Stockholm, IEM Winter 2021 will be played in a closed studio environment without any live audience. It will be the last CS:GO tournament of the 2021 competitive circuit to be organized by ESL.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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