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December 5th, 2020

Group stage and first matches at IEM: Global Challenge 2020

Intel Extreme Masters held the IEM: Global Challenge group stage draw and announced the first matches. The tournament is scheduled to take place online from December 15 to 20. The championship prize pool is $500,000.

Tournament format:

Each group has 4 teams. All matches are best of 3. The best 2 teams advance to the playoffs.

In the playoffs, the system is single elimination, the semi-finals are best of 3, and the grand final is best of 5.

READ ALSO: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IEM: GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2020?

Group stage:

Group "A":

Vitality
Complexity
Astralis
Chaos Esports Club

First matches:

December 15 at 12:00 CET: Vitality vs Chaos Esports Club
December 15 at 15:30 CET: Complexity Gaming vs Astralis

Group "B":

Heroic
NAVI
FURIA Esports
Team Liquid

First matches:

December 15 at 19:00 CET: FURIA Esports vs Natus Vincere
December 16 at 12:00 CET: Heroic vs Team Liquid