Counter Strike: Global Offensive

G2 edge out Astralis to reach first grand final with NiKo

G2 have advanced to the IEM Cologne grand final following a nail-biting finish to a thrilling three-map series against Astralis. The Nemanja “⁠nexa⁠” Isaković-led side have reached their first title decider since they finished runners-up at DreamHack Masters Spring in June 2020, and their first following Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovač‘s arrival a few months later.

G2 will lock horns with the winner of the second semi-final between Natus Vincere and FaZe in the best-of-five bout for the trophy, on Sunday at 16:00