The team list for the third and final phase of IEM Cologne has been finalized as FaZe snatched the last playoff spot at the premier LAN event over Heroic. Finn “karrigan” Andersen‘s men joined Natus Vincere, G2, Astralis, Gambit, and Virtus.pro in the knockout stage, with members of each team available for selection in the Fantasy game.
In the group stage game, the three highest-placed users in the HLTV x Bitskins league secured themselves valuable skin prizes with teams featuring a combination of Natus Vincere, G2, and FaZe players. Boasting 458 points (55 from boosters), “Untitled_God” took the main prize :
Slavic players dominated the list of best performers in the group stage Fantasy, with Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Denis “electronic” Sharipov featuring from Natus Vincere, cousins Nikola “NiKo” Kovač and Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač representing G2, and Gambit‘s Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov closing out the list.
Top five players in IEM Cologne group stage Fantasy:
1. Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – 126 points
2. Nikola “NiKo” Kovač – 90 points
3. Denis “electronic” Sharipov – 79 points
4. Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač – 78 points
5. Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov – 65 points
Alongside two of the best players of the event, Vladislav “nafany” Gorshkov, Audric “JaCkz” Jug, and Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy made the ideal lineup for the group stage, while s1mple, despite his stellar performances, missed out due to his hefty price tag ($249,000).
Ideal team for the IEM Cologne group stage Fantasy:
NiKo (Camper): 66 + 24 +17 = 107 points
electronic (Attacker): 55 + 24 + 12 = 91 points
nafany (Entry fragger): 45 + 15 + 20 = 80 points
JaCkz (HS Machine): 34 + 24 + 20 = 78 points
Perfecto (Leader): 33 + 24 + 20 = 77 points
Total: 433 points (without boosters)
As the group stage is finalized, the HLTV x Bitskins league for the playoffs is open for action, where the following prizes are up for grabs:
1. Classic Knife | Blue Steel (Field-Tested)
2. AWP | Containment Breach (Field-Tested)
3. AK-47 | Neon Rider (Field-Tested)
Users must abide by the Fantasy ruleset in order to win prizes. 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.