ICE Challenge schedule revealed

The ICE Challenge's schedule is now public, with two days for the group stage, a day off, and a day each for quarter-finals, semi-finals and the grand final.

The second-ever ICE Challenge will take place at the ExCel, in the London Docklands, on February 1-6, with eight invited teams from Europe and the CIS region fighting over a $250,000 prize pool.

Aleksib and OG will open the tournament facing ENCE

The tournament will have two four-team GSL groups, of which three will advance to the playoffs. The winners will go straight to the playoffs, while the second and third-placed teams will go the quarter-finals as the high and low seed, respectively.

Group A is headlined by mousesports and features two Danish teams in MAD Lions and Heroic. The group is rounded out by Virtus.pro, who will be looking to bounce back after a subpar performance at DreamHack Open Leipzig, where they were eliminated in last place.

The second group will have ENCE and OG go head-to-head in the opening match, where Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen will face his former teammates for the first time. The other opener in the group will be Natus Vincere's unveiling of Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy when they go up against GODSENT in the last match of the first day of competition.

The full schedule is the following:

Saturday, February 1

10:00 - Europe OG vs. Finland ENCE | BO3
13:45 - Denmark Heroic vs. Kazakhstan Virtus.pro | BO3
17:30 - Europe mousesports vs. Denmark MAD Lions | BO3
21:15 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe GODSENT | BO3

Sunday, February 2

10:00 - Group A winners' match | BO3
13:45 - Group B winners' match | BO3
17:30 - Group A elimination match | BO3
21:15 - Group B elimination match | BO3

Tuesday, February 4

11:00 - Quarter-final #1 | BO3
15:00 - Quarter-final #2 | BO3

Wednesday, February 5

11:00 - Semi-final #1 | BO3
15:00 - Semi-final #2 | BO3

Thursday, February 6

12:00 - Grand Final | BO5

Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
377
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
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#2
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Switzerland joe_is_best
ez for mouz
2020-01-29 12:42
#3
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Netherlands Shinxly
Nice
2020-01-29 12:42
#4
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Australia Boostral
Ez4aus
2020-01-29 12:42
No aus? Wtfmens))))
2020-01-29 13:21
#5
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
VAMOUZ
2020-01-29 12:42
#6
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Sweden Lingon
OG vs Ence nice
2020-01-29 12:42
#7
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Australia TeBo
Dear God, Please let OG beat ENCE. Thank You
2020-01-29 12:43
#27
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Russia Sur10n
Dear God, Please, let Aleksib drop 30 every map and make sunny drop below 20 for whole game. Thank you mighty lord!!
2020-01-29 12:51
#30
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Finland pokka
there is nothing wrong with sunny
2020-01-29 12:51
#47
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Russia Sur10n
I have nothing against him, but it will be funny as fuck if player they kicked will be on top of the scoreboard while player they picked will be on bottom.
2020-01-29 13:19
He destroyed ENCE by joining them
2020-01-29 13:28
nah ence did it to themselves. sunny just wanted to play
2020-01-29 13:31
+1
2020-01-29 13:43
#91
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Finland pokka
you do understand that brining sunny wasn't the bad move. The bad move was removing aleksib
2020-01-29 15:15
+1
2020-01-29 18:56
#118
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Philippines euzu
+1 if they removed snakeAerial than Aleksib then no one would complain.
2020-01-29 23:19
Not gonna happeen aleksib always bottom
2020-01-29 13:53
#75
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Russia Sur10n
will see
2020-01-29 14:07
always bottom? wtf?!! nt kid go watch pogo
2020-01-29 15:16
Not gonna happen /closed
2020-01-29 12:52
lol forsaken talking
2020-01-29 15:17
Forsaken >>>> ENCE >>>>>>>>>> OG
2020-01-29 15:17
yaa forsaken is better than ence and og in cheating at lan xaxaxaxa
2020-01-29 15:26
ence is terrible. Shouldn’t be too difficult
2020-01-29 14:41
#8
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Finland N1ggers
Pog
2020-01-29 12:43
#9
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United Kingdom Jamzy
ez for aleksi
2020-01-29 12:43
Og will beat ence
2020-01-29 12:43
og vs ence bo3 nice
2020-01-29 12:43
oh yeah 1st day i will hangover and watching whole match with beer and whiskey
2020-01-29 12:44
Sign'd
2020-01-29 13:30
BO5 FINALS?? :O
2020-01-29 12:44
that's good
2020-01-29 15:17
Aleksi will DESTROY the 🐍🐍🐍
2020-01-29 12:44
1 - Mouse 2 - NaVi 3 - Ence 4 - Heroic
2020-01-29 12:44
3 - OG
2020-01-29 12:54
And 1 - NaVi of course
2020-01-29 14:16
yes could be or NaVi wins but only if perfecto is any good 1 - Mouse 2 - Navi 3 - Heroic 4 - OG Last VP and Ence
2020-01-29 12:58
#17
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Macau Be_Happier
Can be fantasy?
2020-01-29 12:45
og vs ence :DDD
2020-01-29 12:46
#19
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Germany DEBlL
vp will lose and disband then add polish team
2020-01-29 12:46
most likely
2020-01-29 12:47
#86
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Denmark ghostan11
0/8
2020-01-29 14:50
Boring tournament rip
2020-01-29 12:47
it's a t1.5 tournament, wtf is your problem asshole!?
2020-01-29 15:18
What a bad schedule! Group matches on weekend and semifinal / final during the working hours, LOL
2020-01-29 12:47
#23
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Netherlands Sem0733
Final on a thursday afternoon. Wtf is this then?
2020-01-29 12:48
bo5 final you love to see it
2020-01-29 12:48
gOG
2020-01-29 12:51
Lets go OG
2020-01-29 12:51
Aerial`s face after 8-16 5-16 loosing to Aleksib will be priceless
2020-01-29 12:54
#33
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Asia idk_either
EZ 4 OG
2020-01-29 12:54
#36
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Finland tyk4ra
Whose idea was to play the final during Thursday afternoon when everyone is at school or work.
2020-01-29 12:56
OG vs ENCE OH SHIT!
2020-01-29 12:58
where is big, big is better than most of this shits
2020-01-29 12:59
EZ4OG, Best team ever to touch cs with the greatest master mind leader with 200iq, Aleksib
2020-01-29 13:01
You mean NBK.
2020-01-29 13:30
No NBK is trash
2020-01-29 13:37
#41
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Netherlands Polakva
fack OG, shit rich org with free invites
2020-01-29 13:05
OG vs ENCE Shame its not playoffs, but hyped still
2020-01-29 13:05
You could never see an OG/ENCE during playoffs as ENCE wouldn't reach them.
2020-01-29 13:31
You could never see an OG/ENCE during playoffs as ENCE wouldn't reach them.
2020-01-29 13:31
final - mouz vs navi 3-4 - OG, MAD Lions 5-6 - Heroic/VP, godsent 7-8 - Heroic/VP, ence
2020-01-29 13:07
seriously? final at thursday?
2020-01-29 13:11
seems like they don't want too many viewers wtf is that schedule
2020-01-29 13:18
Ez 4 Navi as its a BO5 final
2020-01-29 13:23
OG v.s ENCE is going to be great
2020-01-29 13:24
#52
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Poland Hanse
Mr. HLTV can we have fantasy league?
2020-01-29 13:26
imagine if ence rekts og xd
2020-01-29 13:28
1st match it's going to be interesting :):):)
2020-01-29 13:38
ez 4 mad lions top 0 team 2020
2020-01-29 14:15
2-0 OG ence won’t be able to do it
2020-01-29 14:20
#79
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United Kingdom chazza
wut why my comment removed??????
2020-01-29 14:23
#90
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Russia ToughGuy
i called admins to remvoe
2020-01-29 15:14
#110
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United Kingdom chazza
why? im sad i was first
2020-01-29 17:38
#80
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India X3pHyR
Now when I see it, Aleksi showed us a top 3 ENCE who's now #12 Now he will show us top 3 OG, who's now #24 #ez4og
2020-01-29 14:26
#81
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United States D0xx
EZ4ALEKSI_B
2020-01-29 14:27
nice
2020-01-29 14:36
VAMOUZ
2020-01-29 14:38
OG 0:2 ENCE Heroic 1:2 Virtus.pro mousesports 2:0 MAD Lions Natus Vincere 2:1 GODSENT
2020-01-29 14:47
#89
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Russia ToughGuy
in what world DOGSENT will win 1 map in navi LMAO
2020-01-29 15:13
#99
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Europe letqpena
Recent roster change may very well have that kind of effect
2020-01-29 15:31
#100
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Russia ToughGuy
even with guardian they could win them 2-0 i'm not even saying about perfecto
2020-01-29 15:36
#101
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Russia M13F
Perfecto de_stroyed homesent
2020-01-29 15:46
#87
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Peru Grimethk
Navi is not going to be on Blast?
2020-01-29 15:09
The same location and the second, they will play in 7th Febuary
2020-01-29 15:13
EZ for HUNDEN
2020-01-29 15:55
Grand Finals should always be held on a day we dont work - Sunday!
2020-01-29 16:02
#105
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Singapore FallBlade
OG vs ENCE PogChamp
2020-01-29 16:37
Lol perfecto is more expensive than S1mple on fantasy lul
2020-01-29 16:38
#107
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Hungary subzera
GO GODSENT
2020-01-29 16:50
#108
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World Beard43
First game OG vs ENCE at 1930, prime time Bo3 grudge match baby, bring it oooon!!!
2020-01-29 17:15
BO5 final Great schedule overall CS season 2020 is on !
2020-01-29 19:19
mhm shame i wont be able to watch final because of work xD
2020-01-29 20:39
#117
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Turkey qmsnn
Hope to see mouz vs navi bo5.
2020-01-29 22:58
aleksib vs Ence
2020-01-30 11:14
Lets go OG
2020-01-30 18:04
MAD Lions please!!
2020-01-30 19:36
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