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IEM Chengdu 2024: CS2 schedule, results, streams and more

Competitive Counter-Strike returns to China for the first time in four years.

With the first Counter-Strike 2 Major behind us, we looked to the start of the next season of competition beginning in China with IEM Chengdu in April. Sixteen teams converged and battled to qualify for a spot in the Wuliangye Chengdu Performing Arts Centre.

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With the likes of Major runners-up FaZe Clan, an ever-exciting G2 Esports, CIS’ best in C9 and VP, and local talent in the form of Lynn Vision and TYLOO, the competition was fierce and the stakes were sky-high: The winner of the Chinese tournament will be among the first to book their spot at IEM Cologne later in August.

Here’s everything you need to know about IEM Chengdu 2024: Match schedule, results, streams, and more.

IEM Chengdu 2024 CS2 format

FaZe Clan's David "frozen" Čerňanský celebrates a win at the PGL Copenhagen RMR.
Frozen and FaZe will be out to redeem themselves after their Major grand final loss last week. Image via PGL

IEM Chengdu 2024 used a GSL-style double-elimination group stage with a slight twist: A total of three teams qualified for the playoffs, with both upper-bracket finalists progressing.

The winner of the upper bracket final proceeded directly to the playoff semifinals, while the upper bracket runner-up and the lower bracket qualifier began the playoffs in the quarterfinals. Opening group matches were best-of-one, with subsequent matches all best-of-threes.

The playoffs saw the remaining six battle through a single-elimination bracket until one stood above the others, claiming the $100,000 USD top prize and a guaranteed invite to IEM Cologne.

IEM Chengdu 2024 CS2 Playoffs schedule and results

IEM Chengdu playoff bracket
Congratulations to FaZe! Image via Liquipeda

All match times are in Central Time (CT).

Friday, April 12

  • 2am: G2 2-0 VP
    • G2 win 13-9 on Anubis.
    • G2 win 13-10 on Overpass.
    • Quarterfinal. G2 proceed to the semifinal, VP are eliminated.
  • 5:15am: FaZe 2-1 Team Liquid
    • FaZe win 16-13 on Nuke.
    • Liquid win 13-11 on Anubis.
    • FaZe win 13-10 on Mirage.
    • Quarterfinal. FaZe proceed to the semifinal, Liquid are eliminated.

Saturday, April 13

  • 2am: MOUZ 2-1 G2
    • MOUZ win 13-8 on Nuke.
    • G2 win 13-7 on Ancient.
    • MOUZ win 13-10 on Overpass.
    • Semifinal. MOUZ proceed to the grand final, G2 are eliminated.
  • 5:15am: Astralis 1-2 FaZe
    • FaZe win 13-10 on Nuke.
    • Astralis win 13-5 on Ancient.
    • FaZe win 13-7 on Inferno.
    • Semifinal. FaZe proceed to the grand final, Astralis are eliminated.

Sunday, April 14

  • 5:30am: MOUZ 0-2 FaZe
    • FaZe win 13-10 on Overpass.
    • FaZe win 13-6 on Nuke.
    • Grand final. FaZe are the champions of IEM Chengdu and MOUZ are runners-up.

IEM Chengdu 2024 CS2 Group Stage schedule and results

Group AGroup B
G2 EsportsFaZe Clan
HeroicAstralis
FURIACloud9
MOUZVirtus.pro
9z TeamNemiga Gaming
LiquidFlyQuest
Lynn VisionWildcard Gaming
TYLOOSteel Helmet
Steel Helmet replaced Monte who withdrew from the tournament one day prior to the start of the group stage.

All match times are in Central Time (CT) and are subject to change.

Sunday, April 7

  • 11:30pm: G2 13-10 9z (Nuke) | Liquid 13-8 Heroic (Ancient)

Monday, April 8

  • 12:30am: FURIA 13-9 Lynn Vision (Ancient) | TYLOO 11-13 MOUZ (Overpass)
  • 1:30am: Cloud9 6-13 FlyQuest (Ancient) | Wildcard 1-13 VP (Inferno)
  • 2:30am: FaZe 13-8 Nemiga (Inferno) | Steel Helmet 2-13 Astralis (Ancient)
  • 3:30am: G2 1-2 Liquid
    • Liquid win 13-6 on Ancient.
    • G2 win 13-10 on Anubis.
    • Liquid win 13-9 on Infero.
    • Group A upper bracket semifinal. Liquid proceeds to upper bracket final and playoffs, G2 fall to lower bracket.
  • 3:30am: 9z 0-2 Heroic
    • Heroic win 13-11 on Nuke.
    • Heroic win 13-8 on Mirage.
    • Group A lower bracket opener. Heroic proceeds to the lower bracket round two, 9z is eliminated.
  • 6:30am: FURIA 1-2 MOUZ
    • FURIA win 13-8 on Nuke.
    • MOUZ win 16-14 on Vertigo.
    • MOUZ win 13-9 on Mirage.
    • Group A upper bracket semifinal. MOUZ proceeds to upper bracket final, FURIA falls to lower bracket.
  • 6:30am: Lynn Vision 2-0 TYLOO
    • Lynn Vision win 13-7 on Nuke.
    • Lynn Vision win 13-6 on Ancient.
    • Group A lower bracket opener. Lynn Vision proceeds to lower bracket semifinal, TYLOO is eliminated.

Tuesday, April 9

  • 12:30am: FlyQuest 1-2 VP
    • VP win 16-14 on Inferno.
    • FlyQuest win 13-11 on Vertigo.
    • VP win 13-7 on Ancient.
    • Group B upper bracket semifinal. VP proceed to upper bracket final, FlyQuest fall to lower bracket.
  • 12:30am: Cloud9 2-0 Wildcard
    • Cloud 9 win 13-1 on Mirage.
    • Cloud9 win 13-5 on Overpass.
    • Group B lower bracket opener. Wildcard are eliminated.
  • 3:30am: Steel Helmet 0-2 Nemiga
    • Nemiga win 13-3 on Mirage.
    • Nemiga win 13-4 on Ancient.
    • Group B lower bracket opener. Steel Helmet are eliminated.
  • 3:30am: Astralis 2-0 FaZe
    • Astralis win 13-7 on Ancient.
    • Astralis win 13-4 on Nuke.
    • Group B upper bracket semifinal. Astralis proceed to upper bracket final, FaZe fall to lower bracket.
  • 6:30am: HEROIC 2-1 FURIA
    • FURIA win 13-6 on Ancient.
    • HEROIC win 13-6 on Nuke.
    • HEROIC win 13-11 on Overpass.
    • Group A lower bracket semifinal. FURIA are eliminated.
  • 6:30am: G2 2-0 Lynn Vision
    • G2 win 13-8 on Anubis.
    • G2 win 13-11 on Inferno.
    • Group A lower bracket semifinal. Lynn Vision are eliminated.

Wednesday, April 10

  • 12:30am: Cloud9 0-2 FaZe
    • FaZe win 13-4 on Overpass.
    • FaZe win 13-11 on Nuke.
    • Group B lower bracket semifinal. C9 are eliminated.
  • 12:30am: FlyQuest 2-0 Nemiga
    • FlyQuest win 16-14 on Anubis.
    • FlyQuest win 16-13 on Inferno.
    • Group B lower bracket semifinal. Nemiga are eliminated.
  • 3:30am: Liquid 0-2 MOUZ
    • MOUZ win 13-11 on Inferno.
    • MOUZ win 13-6 on Mirage.
    • Group A upper bracket final. MOUZ proceed to semifinals, Liquid proceed to quarterfinals.
  • 3:30am: VP 0-2 Astralis
    • Astralis win 13-6 on Overpass.
    • Astralis win 13-7 on Vertigo.
    • Group B upper bracket final. Astralis proceed to semifinal, Liquid proceed to quarterfinal.
  • 6:30am: G2 2-0 Heroic
    • G2 win 13-10 on Ancient.
    • G2 win 16-13 on Nuke.
    • Group A lower bracket final. G2 proceeds to quarterfinals, Heroic is eliminated.
  • 6:30am: FaZe 2-0 FlyQuest
    • FaZe win 13-4 on Ancient.
    • FaZe win 13-10 on Nuke.
    • Group A lower bracket final. FaZe proceed to quarterfinals, FlyQuest is eliminated.

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