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.

Aleksib's OG will face his former team ENCE in the opening match

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:

Saturday, February 1
11:00 - Europe OG vs. Finland ENCE | BO3
14:45 - Denmark Heroic vs. Kazakhstan Virtus.pro | BO3
18:30 - Europe mousesports vs. Denmark MAD Lions | BO3
22:15 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe GODSENT | BO3

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:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator

The prize pool will be distributed in the following way:

1. $125,000
2. $50,000
3-4. $25,000
5-6. $10,000
7-8. $2,500

Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.88
APR:
0.00
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Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.20
EZ mouz
2020-01-31 17:21
ENCE
2020-01-31 17:27
#20
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Czech Republic EnterCZe
+1
2020-01-31 23:44
Only info needed - Mantuu MVP
2020-01-31 17:21
NICE MANITO
2020-01-31 17:21
ez4navi
2020-01-31 17:22
I prefer RE1
2020-01-31 17:23
#6
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Finland Emvi
2 commentators? GL with that
2020-01-31 17:23
2 good ones > 8 trash ones
2020-01-31 18:39
#18
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Finland Emvi
Obviously they cant cast all games
2020-01-31 18:44
mouz will win
2020-01-31 17:25
Ez 4 OG
2020-01-31 17:27
Mouz - NaVi final
2020-01-31 17:28
EZ NAVI
2020-01-31 17:38
vERY GOOD LETS GO
2020-01-31 17:56
should be easy for mouz
2020-01-31 18:35
If NaVi dont win this event then there's no hope.
2020-01-31 18:38
NaVi has no chance in bo5. I will be glad if I am wrong
2020-01-31 18:41
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