ICE Challenge 2020 viewer’s guide
With the ICE Challenge set to begin on Saturday, we have prepared an informative viewer’s guide with all the essential information regarding the event.
ICE Challenge 2020 will take place in London, United Kingdom, at the ExCeL London on February 1-6, with eight teams contending for the $250,000 prize pool. The tournament will commence with two four-team GSL groups, followed by a six-team single-elimination playoff bracket.
The group winners will advance straight to the semi-finals, with the second and third-placed teams progressing to the quarter-finals as the high and low seeds, respectively. All matches at the event will be played in a best-of-three format except for the grand final, which will feature a best-of-five.
There will be no shortage of exciting matchups to look forward to, with Group A featuring the second-highest ranked team in the world in mousesports, the danish duo of Heroic & MAD Lions, and Virtus.pro. Meanwhile, Group B has a mouth-watering rivalry between OG and ENCE kicking the group off, as well as GODSENT and a Natus Vincere debuting their new lineup featuring Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy.
The groups for the ICE Challenge can be found below:
The full schedule is as follows:
Sunday, February 2
11:00 - Group A winners' match | BO3
14:45 - Group B winners' match | BO3
18:30 - Group A elimination match | BO3
22:15 - 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
Talking the viewers through the event will be Tres "stunna" Saranthus at the head of the action as desk host, with the analytical duo of Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl and Jacob "Pimp" Winneche breaking down the matches, while Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Henry "HenryG" Greer will be on the commentary post.
The on-air talent lineup for the $250,000 event looks like:
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
The prize pool will be distributed in the following way: