The CIS Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team of Natus Vincere is the big winner of the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2021.
The grand final was against NaVi and the frenchman from G2.eSports.
The Ukrainian superstar Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev shined and helped his team have a clean win with a [3-0] scoreline and bag the title, a total of $400000 in cash prize, but most important the team is now a win away from taking the Intel Extreme Masters Grand Slam.
The final game ended as mentioned above witha a [3-0] scoreline with de_dust2 (16:11), de_mirage (16:14) and de_nuke (16:13).
At the end of the game as it was expected, s1mple was crowned as the MVP of the entire event and it had to be that way as only in the final he ad a +26 K/D rate.
The event that was housed by Hyatt Regency Cologne, Cologne, Germany handed a total of $10000000 in cash prize and was broadcasted by the following casting crew:
- Tres 'stunna' Saranthus - (desk host)
- Frankie 'Frankie' Ward - (interviewer)
- Jason 'Moses' O'Toole - (analyst)
- Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez - (analyst)
- Janko 'YNk' Paunovic - (analyst)
- Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill - (analyst)
- Harry 'JustHarry' Russel - (caster)
- Alex 'Machine' Richardson - (caster)
- Hugo Byron - (caster)
- Adam 'Dinko' Hawthorne - (secondary caster)
- Alex 'Hawka' Hawkins - (secondary caster)
- Jamie 'TheEternalJay' Martin - (secondary caster)
- Joshua 'Dweg' Nathan - (secondary caster)
- Tyler 'Feelin' Gough - (secondary caster)
- Jack 'Jacky' Peters - (in-game observer)
- Alex 'Rushly Rush - (in-game observer)
- Michael 'MC' Campagna - (in-game observer)
- Bastian 'unknownFME' Faber - (in-game observer)
Along side the cash, the event handed Pro Tour points and BLAST Premier points points also, the bracket saw a double GSL-like system elimination in the group Stages while the Elimination Bracket saw a Bo3 Single Elimination bracket.
Final prize distribution:
- 1'st. Natus Vincere - $400000 + 3200 BLAST Premier points + 1800 PRO Tour points
- 2'nd. G2.eSports - $180000 + 1600 BLAST Premier points + 1400 PRO Tour points
- 3'rd./4'th. Team Astralis, FaZe Clan - $80000 + 1100 BLAST Premier points + 1000 PRO Tour each
- 5'th./6'th. Virtus.Pro, Gambit.Gaming - $40000 + 825 BLAST Premier points + 400 PRO Tour points each
- 7'th./8'th. Heroic Gaming, BIG.Gaming - $24000 + 575 BLAST Premier points + 200 PRO Tourn each
- 9'th./12'th. Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas, FURIA eSports, Team Vitality - $16000 + 325 PRO Tour points each
- 13'th./16'th. mousesports, Complexity Gaming, LA Renegades, Team Spirit - $10000 + 125 PRO Tour points each
- 17'th./20'th. Team LDLC.com, OG, Team Sprout, Evil Geniuses - $4500 + 60 PRO Tour points each
- 21'st./24'th. Bad News Bears, Made in Brazil, Team oNe, ViCi Gaming - $2500 each.