No upsets in first round of IEM Cologne 2021 play-in stage

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No upsets in first round of IEM Cologne 2021 play-in stage

The first round of the IEM Cologne 2021 play-in stage, the first CS:GO LAN tournament since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, featured eight matches in total and finished with no upsets.

Given that ESL used the best-of-one format for the opening round, it was expected that at least one underdog would take advantage of that and surprise a favored team. The biggest underdog of the tournament, ViCi Gaming, let a 6-3 lead slip away against Complexity. MIBR were close to beating Team Spirit, both in regulation and the first overtime, but wasted seven map points and let Abdulkhalik “degster” Gasanov and crew run away with the game in the second overtime.

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