IEM Global Challenge groups & schedule revealed

The groups and schedule for the IEM Global Challenge have been revealed. The $500,000 tournament will boast eight of the world’s top teams competing in an online competition from December 15th to 20th.

Liquid has stepped into the shoes of Evil Geniuses after the team once again pulled out of the event due to “COVID-19 related travel restrictions.”

Astralis and Vitality headline Group A while Natus Vincere and FURIA are the two teams to look out for in Group B given their recent showings. Complexity are certainly a dark horse in Group A as we know their potential while Liquid and Heroic are no sleeper teams and have shown many times that their players are capable of great things.

Group AGroup B
VitalityNatus Vincere

The full schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, December 15
06:00   Vitality vs.  Chaos (BO3)
09:30   Astralis vs.  Complexity (BO3)
13:00   Natus Vincere vs.  FURIA (BO3)

Wednesday, December 16
06:00   Heroic vs.  Liquid (BO3)
09:30  Group A elimination match (BO3)
13:00  Group A winners’ match (BO3)

Thursday, December 17
10:00  Group B elimination match (BO3)
13:30  Group B winners’ match (BO3)

Friday, December 18
10:00  Group A decider match (BO3)
13:30  Group B decider match (BO3)

Saturday, December 19
10:00  Semi-final #1 (BO3)
13:30  Semi-final #2 (BO3)

Sunday, December 20
11:00  Grand final (BO5)

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