IEM Global Challenge groups and schedule announced

Natus Vincere and Heroic are in group B, while Vitality and Astralis are in group A of the $500,000 tournament.

The four-team groups for IEM Global Challenge, which will take place online on December 15-20, have been drawn. Aside from the aforementioned teams, Complexity and Chaos slotted into group A, while group B was finalized by two North America-based teams, Liquid and FURIA.

The event, which was originally planned as a LAN, will be the last big tournament of the year, featuring some of the best teams from the two most prominent regions. On Monday, it was announced that Evil Geniuses will not be attending the tournament due to "COVID-19-related travel restrictions", seeing their countrymen Liquid come in as a replacement.

s1mple's NAVI take on FURIA in their opening match

IEM Global Challenge will be played out using a BO3 GSL group stage, followed by a single-elimination bracket that will conclude in a BO5 grand final. The tournament will span from Tuesday to Sunday, with the champions taking home $200,000.

The group draw is available below:

The tournament will kick off with a match between Vitality and underdogs Chaos, who earned their spot by winning IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 North America after upsetting Evil Geniuses in the semi final.

The full schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, December 15
12:00 France Vitality vs. United States Chaos (BO3)
15:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Europe Complexity (BO3)
19:00 Russia Natus Vincere vs. Brazil FURIA (BO3)

Wednesday, December 16
12:00 Denmark Heroic vs. United States Liquid (BO3)
15:30 Group A elimination match (BO3)
19:00 Group A winners' match (BO3)

Thursday, December 17
16:00 Group B elimination match (BO3)
19:30 Group B winners' match (BO3)

Friday, December 18
16:00 Group A decider match (BO3)
19:30 Group B decider match (BO3)

Saturday, December 19
16:00 Semi-final #1 (BO3)
19:30 Semi-final #2 (BO3)

Sunday, December 20
17:00 Grand final (BO5)

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EZ for NaVi and s1mple #NAVINATION#NAVIDAVI #4AHRINYAN
2020-12-01 16:56
19 replies
#16
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
no also chaos got fucked in the grouping
2020-12-01 16:56
6 replies
#21
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Russia INNESOR
#4AHRINYAN
2020-12-01 16:58
4 replies
tf is an ahrinyan
2020-12-01 17:01
3 replies
#35
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Denmark abikovich
as I know, the "girlfriend" of s1mple
2020-12-01 17:05
1 reply
i see
2020-12-01 17:06
2020-12-01 17:49
yes also chaos got fucked in the grouping
2020-12-01 16:59
#44
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Netherlands Dvid
cringe bro
2020-12-01 17:17
1 reply
ok
2020-12-01 20:28
#51
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Serbia LtN))
+111111111111111111 #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI
2020-12-01 17:33
2 replies
#54
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Russia 4MPL
EZ4SNUSICH AND PERFOMATOR
2020-12-01 17:35
1 reply
#56
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Serbia LtN))
? Actual content
2020-12-01 17:37
+1
2020-12-01 17:49
cringe af
2020-12-01 18:01
1 reply
ok
2020-12-01 20:28
#76
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Ukraine Prem1al
+1
2020-12-01 18:07
Chokple
2020-12-01 19:51
+1 ez for the goat of csgo
2020-12-01 22:37
#103
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South Africa Ston3Cold
+1 Let's go NAVI!
2020-12-01 23:16
Ez4liquid
2020-12-01 16:55
6 replies
+11111
2020-12-01 17:02
1 reply
#43
EliGE | 
North America Gysu
+1
2020-12-01 17:17
-1 as a liquid fan they are the worst team in this tournament
2020-12-01 18:46
They have a chance against heroic. Heroic kinda slumping rn.
2020-12-01 19:48
2 replies
#94
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United States TwistzzAIM
but furia... rip
2020-12-01 20:09
1 reply
Let's just hope they heroic in the opening lose to navi then beat heroic again.
2020-12-01 21:01
#3
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Hungary HAWI
nice
2020-12-01 16:55
ez4jks
2020-12-01 16:55
Oh s1mple why do you bait, To the bombsite you are often late, While your stats are always great, To wins they never translate.
2020-12-01 17:00
7 replies
oh. I see you are a man of culture
2020-12-01 17:01
Nice one axaxaxaxaxa
2020-12-01 17:16
Jebaited
2020-12-01 17:16
Lol no wins? In the last few S-Tier tournaments, they literally won every match in the last tournament, except 1 or 2, every match in the tournament before that except 1 or 2, every match in the tournament before that, except 1. I think you meant, "To majors" they never translate. Yeah, they have choked 3 major finals and 2 major semi-finals.
2020-12-01 17:36
2 replies
Read his username
2020-12-01 18:05
1 reply
Dang, I gotta start reading names and looking at the flairs/flags before writing anything, I guess :D I just used to look at the text.
2020-12-01 18:11
check my name
2020-12-01 21:05
yo
2020-12-01 16:55
#7
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Brazil VlNl
ez furia
2020-12-01 16:55
furia liquid same group oh god no
2020-12-01 16:55
1 reply
#93
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Brazil SsantoI
F Liquid
2020-12-01 20:04
EZ 4 NaVi
2020-12-01 16:55
3 replies
+1
2020-12-01 16:56
#52
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Serbia LtN))
+2
2020-12-01 17:34
+3
2020-12-01 17:49
expected
2020-12-01 16:55
Luckyd
2020-12-01 16:56
ez 4 FURIA
2020-12-01 16:56
ez4marke
2020-12-01 16:56
1 reply
#88
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Mexico pepito!
+1
2020-12-01 19:23
#15
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Canada CeeeD
GLHF
2020-12-01 16:56
Liquid win the tournament easy against all these garbage teams
2020-12-01 16:57
2 replies
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-12-01 17:51
1 reply
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-12-01 18:08
#18
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Brazil Par4dox11
EZ FOR CHAOS!,
2020-12-01 16:57
ez4chaos
2020-12-01 16:57
ez4col
2020-12-01 16:57
RIP Chaos. also can liquid and furia please play in different groups for once?
2020-12-01 16:59
4 replies
why? at least one of them has the chance to qualify now
2020-12-01 17:30
3 replies
lmao rekt
2020-12-01 17:37
i dont necessarily care about that. id rather see both play more euro teams rather than each other for the 987th time.
2020-12-01 18:14
1 reply
true but with 3 american teams out of 8 it had to be 2 of them in one group right? or 3 in the same but that would be even worse Liquid probably didnt want to loose against Chaos so they choose to loose against Furia :D they should have rather picked a decent EU team after EG dropped out and split Choas and Furia in 2 different groups
2020-12-01 18:21
#24
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France FanchD
Rip chaos
2020-12-01 16:59
rip chaos 32-0 hope they could have gotten a better chance
2020-12-01 17:00
#26
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Hungary szia
Navi baaaaad EZ Furia
2020-12-01 17:00
2 replies
0/8
2020-12-01 17:50
1 reply
#68
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Hungary szia
Yet you responded
2020-12-01 17:51
Who cares about IEM 🤡nline challenge
2020-12-01 17:01
3 replies
#31
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France Kaaai
Not Faze fans for obvious reasons
2020-12-01 17:03
1 reply
IEM 🤡nline challenge was able to be IEM Global Challenge if German government wasn't be cOVERRATEDronavirus panicers. Even without FaZe
2020-12-01 17:05
#40
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
+1 big upset
2020-12-01 17:14
Guys who like to Push vs Guys who like to Push. I'm all in for Navi vs Furia.
2020-12-01 17:04
poor chaos
2020-12-01 17:05
#36
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
WHERE IS 9Z ?????
2020-12-01 17:06
vitality 32-0
2020-12-01 17:08
Rip group A
2020-12-01 17:09
chaos yikes
2020-12-01 17:19
#46
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Brazil YUB8
Furia and Liquid in the same group again, this is really getting annoying.
2020-12-01 17:21
2 replies
#48
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
both will get eliminated xD
2020-12-01 17:26
1 reply
#49
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Brazil YUB8
if you say so xDD
2020-12-01 17:30
#47
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
vitality will win probably
2020-12-01 17:24
2 replies
flair checks out
2020-12-01 17:51
1 reply
#80
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
see ya in 20 dec
2020-12-01 18:16
#53
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Serbia LtN))
EZ4NAVI
2020-12-01 17:34
1 reply
+1 no doubts
2020-12-01 17:50
gogo Vitality, will be most interesting tournament in 2020
2020-12-01 17:40
1 reply
-1
2020-12-01 17:51
#59
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India somecunt
Group B two weak teams, Group A 1
2020-12-01 17:44
another online event who cars
2020-12-01 17:46
Rank 1 and 4 in one group, Rank 2 and 3 in another, the remaining randomly distributed. Makes sense, although RIP Chaos.
2020-12-01 17:47
#69
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Argentina fxzo
Vitality to fuck chaos so hard
2020-12-01 17:51
EZ for #1 team NaVi
2020-12-01 17:51
#73
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Romania ukhcsgo
ez 4 furia
2020-12-01 17:56
will navi coms be in spanish with marke?
2020-12-01 18:31
EZ FURIA AND GOD ART
2020-12-01 18:34
EZ FORR FURIA
2020-12-01 18:36
Chaos and Liquid LUL
2020-12-01 18:39
#87
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Russia pochesun
Navi will eat shit (i hope)
2020-12-01 18:58
1 reply
savage
2020-12-01 22:31
no chance for furia
2020-12-01 19:28
US team wont even win one game... (i dont talk about furia)
2020-12-01 19:32
#95
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Poland SebL
Group A Chaos and Astralis qualify for the playoffs. Group B FURIA and Liquid qualify for the playoffs.
2020-12-01 20:19
VITA!!! VITA!!!
2020-12-01 20:53
cool
2020-12-02 13:52
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