The last championship in 2020 starts today - IEM: Global Challenge. 8 teams will compete for a prize pool of $500,000. The tournament will take place online from December 15 to December 20.
In the group stage, the standard GSL groups. Each has 4 teams, all matches are best of 3. The best two teams in the groups advance to the playoffs.
The playoffs have a single elimination system, the semi-finals are best of 3, and the grand final is best of 5.
Group stage and first matches:
Group "A": Vitality, Complexity, Astralis, BIG
December 15, 12:00 CET: Vitality vs. BIG
December 15 15:30 CET: Complexity vs. Astralis
Group "B": Natus Vincere, Team Liquid, FURIA Esports, Heroic
December 15, 19:00 CET: NAVI vs FURIA
December 16, 12:00 CET: Heroic vs. Team Liquid
Distribution of the prize fund at IEM: Global Challenge 2020:
1st place: $200,000
2nd place: $100,000
3-4th place: $50,000 each
5-6th place: $30,000 each
7-8th place: $20,000 each