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This weekend, tier 1 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) will return to fans around the world at ICE Challenge 2020 in London, England. Matches will kick off off Saturday, February 1 at 04:00 EST between OG and ENCE. We put together a viewer’s guide to prepare you for this action-packed weekend of CSGO.

Teams and groups

The eight teams in attendance this weekend are as follows:

The eight teams have been split into two, four-team groups, as follows:

Group A:

  • Heroic
  • MAD Lions
  • mousesports
  • Virtus.pro

Group B:

  • ENCE
  • Natus Vincere
  • OG

ICE Challenge schedule

ICE Challenge 2020 will use a GSL format with the top three teams of each group advancing to the playoffs. The number one team from each group will advance straight to the semi-finals on Wednesday. All matches leading up to the grand final will be BO3, while the grand final will be a BO5 affair.

The schedule for the five-day event is as follows:

Saturday, February 1

  • 04:00 EST: OG vs ENCE
  • 07:45 EST: Heroic vs Virtus.pro
  • 11:30 EST: mousesports vs MAD Lions
  • 15:15 EST: Natus Vincere vs GODSENT

Sunday, February 2

  • 04:00 EST: Group A winners match
  • 07:45 EST: Group B winners match
  • 11:30 EST: Group A elimination match
  • 15:15 EST: Group B elimination match

Tuesday, February 4

  • 05:00 EST: Quarter-final #1
  • 09:00 EST: Quarter-final #2

Wednesday, February 5

  • 05:00 EST: Semi-final #1
  • 09:00 EST: Semi-final #2

Thursday, February 6

  • 06:00 EST: Grand Final (BO5)


Below are the on-air team that will be voicing the action in London:

  • Tres “stunna” Saranthus – Desk host
  • Halvor “vENdetta” Gulestøl – Analyst
  • Jacob “Pimp” Winneche – Analyst
  • Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett – Commentator
  • Henry “HenryG” Greer – Commentator

Prize pool

The total prize pool for this event will be $250,000. It will be split between all eight teams that compete at the tournament.

  • 1st place: $125,000
  • 2nd place: $50,000
  • 3rd-4th place: $25,000
  • 5th-6th place: $10,000
  • 7th-8th place: $2,500

Lastly, the event will be hosted by maincast and GG.BET.

If you want to read more CSGO, I recommend reading about Singularity disbands NA CSGO team following EPL format change.