The group stage of IEM Summer 2021, a $250,000 online tournament featuring 16 teams, kicks off on June 3. As the start nears, the Fantasy game for the group stage of the event has been opened for action, with users now able to create their teams and join leagues.
Currently, fifteen of the sixteen participating teams are known, with the final one set to be decided after the conclusion of ESL National Championship Global Playoff Spring where the likes of Sprout and Endpoint are in competition.
Players such as Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač ($209,000) and Casper “cadiaN” Møller ($214,000) are expected to provide strong value for their price, while users looking for riskier picks could shift their focus towards François “AmaNEk” Delaunay ($186,000, 1.11 rating at Flashpoint 3) or Fredrik “REZ” Sterner ($204,000, 1.13 rating at Flashpoint 3).
The prizes for the official HLTV x BitSkins Fantasy league are as follows:
1. Hydra Gloves | Emerald (Field-Tested)
2. AWP | Containment Breach (Field-Tested)
3. AK-47 | First Class (Field-Tested)
The winners of the official Fantasy leagues will be contacted via the email provided in their HLTV profile, and are required to respond to the email within a month to be eligible to receive their prizes.