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Mousesports defeat Na’Vi to win CSGO ICE Challenge – full results

Published: 6/Feb/2020 17:30

by Joe O'Brien

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Mousesports took home the first notable trophy of the 2020 CS:GO year, winning a hard-fought series against Natus Vincere in the grand finals of ICE Challenge, after a grueling six days of action.

The ICE Challenge took place from February 1-6, and offered fans a chance to see several top teams in action for the first time in the new year, competing for a share of the $250,000 prize pool.

Among those making their 2020 debut were Na’Vi, who in January made the move to cut Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács. Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev was back on the AWP, with young rifler Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy as the fifth man.

The new team’s first outing was largely a success, not dropping a map on their way to the grand final where they faced Mousesports. Mouz themselves were making their first appearance of 2020 after closing out the previous year with an impressive run of three championships and one runner-up finish.

Mousesports drew first blood in the best-of-five final with a close-fought 16-14 win on Dust 2, and followed up with a more convincing 16-8 victory on Inferno. Na’Vi were able to stay alive in the series with a 16-11 Train win, in spite of an epic 1v5 by Chris ‘ChrisJ’ de Jong that many are already calling the play of the year (and the decade so far).

Mousesports capitalized on numerous Na’Vi mistakes on the fourth map, Nuke, to close our the series 3-1 and take home the trophy.

Meanwhile, Virtus.Pro’s new squad, which previously represented AVANGAR, were looking for their first big result under the new banner, having previously picked up underwhelming top-eight finishes at EPICENTER and DreamHack Leipzig.

Unfortunately, they were once again unable to make a deep run, falling out in the quarterfinals to GODSENT for a top-six placing.

It was also another disappointing outing for ENCE, who were eliminated in last place. The Finnish team have struggled to find their footing since replacing in-game leader ‘Aleksib’, whose new OG squad beat them in their first match of the tournament. OG ultimately only went one step further than ENCE, though, reaching the quarterfinals before being eliminated by MAD Lions.

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ICE Challenge 2020 Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1st mousesports $125,000
2nd Natus Vincere $50,000
3rd/4th GODSENT $25,000
3rd/4th MAD Lions $25,000
5th/6th OG $10,000
5th/6th Virtus.Pro $10,000
7th/8th Heroic $2,500
7th/8th ENCE $2,500

Additional reporting provided by Scott Robertson.

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Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo

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The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.