Sources: Karrigan close to signing with Mousesports - Dexerto
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Sources: Karrigan close to signing with Mousesports

Published: 5/Mar/2019 0:21 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 0:24

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Danish in-game leader and CS:GO veteran Finn “karrigan” Andersen is close to signing with Mousesports, according to sources close to the player and organization.

Karrigan is still officially a member of FaZe Clan, but the two sides are working towards a transfer, a source told Dexerto.

Multiple organizations were interested in karrigan since his loan to the Team Envy organization during the IEM Katowice Minor stage. Team Envy were among the frontrunners, but talks did not progress as far as they have with Mousesports.

Karrigan played as a member of the Mousesports organization from 2010 to early 2012 while playing Counter-Strike 1.6. He would return to Mousesports later in the year after leaving Fnatic and played another six months for the organization while playing CS:GO.

Once he found his spot among the Danish scene in 2015, he became one of the best in-game leaders in the world. He has won multiple events over his career including: FACEIT Stage 1 and 2 Finals, StarSeries Season 3, ESL One: New York 2017, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017, IEM XIII Sydney, and EPICENTER 2018.

Karrigan during his time with FaZe Clan.

Mousesports announced early last month they had benched Chris “chrisJ” de Jong and Martin “STYKO” Styk, while also removing their coach Sergey “lmbt” Bezhano. 

Should they add Karrigan, they would need to fill another roster spot or bring a player back from the bench. 

Multiple sources have confirmed to Dexerto that bringing a player back to the active lineup is a possibility and is still being considered at this time.

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How to watch IEM Global Challenge 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 3/Dec/2020 1:52 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 10:16

by Andrew Amos

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The IEM Global Challenge is going to be one massive CS:GO event to cap off the year. While it’s not quite making the long-awaited return to offline events, it’s got the  best teams from NA and Europe. We’ve got all you need to know about the huge eight-team tournament right here.

CS:GO hasn’t had a big LAN since the IEM Katowice Major back in February 2020. The Rio Major was postponed again and again, before inevitably being cancelled due to the current global situation.

While IEM Global Challenge was meant to be on LAN, it’s not quite there yet. Nevertheless, the IEM Global Challenge features eight of the best teams from NA and Europe, duking it out over a huge $500,000 prize pool.

If you were doubting the results of the online era, and want to define a true champion of CS:GO in 2020, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

IEM Global Challenge 2020 stream

The IEM Global Challenge 2020 will be streamed live on the ESL CS:GO Twitch channel. We’ve embedded the stream below for your convenience.

IEM Global Challenge 2020 teams

Eight teams from across the globe have descended on Europe for the IEM Global Challenge 2020. The usual suspects have climbed their way to the top, including world number one Vitality, 2020 breakout stars Heroic, and four-time Major winners Astralis.

That doesn’t mean there’s not new talent to keep your eyes out for. FURIA has had a stellar 2020 over in North America, and will be looking to prove that Brazilians have a team to rally behind come 2021. Chaos will also be looking to go out with a bang, after the organization announced they will be pulling out of CS:GO after the event.

Group A Group B
Team Vitality Heroic
Complexity FURIA
Astralis Natus Vincere
Chaos Team Liquid

IEM Global Challenge 2020 schedule & results

Tuesday, December 15

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Match Chaos vs Vitality 3am 6am 11am
Group A Opening Match Astralis vs Complexity 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Group B Opening Match Na’Vi vs FURIA 10am 1pm 6pm

Wednesday, December 16

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Match Liquid vs Heroic 3am 6am 11am
Group A Elimination Match TBD vs TBD 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Group A Winners’ Match TBD vs TBD 10am 1pm 6pm

Thursday, December 17

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group B Elimination Match TBD vs TBD 7am 10am 3pm
Group B Winners’ Match TBD vs TBD 10:30am 1:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, December 18

Group Game PT ET GMT
Group A Decider Match TBD vs TBD 7am 10am 3pm
Group B Decider Match TBD vs TBD 10:30am 1:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, December 19

Match Game PT ET GMT
Semifinal 1 TBD vs TBD 6:30am 9:30am 2:30pm
Semifinal 2 TBD vs TBD 10am 1pm 6pm

Sunday, December 20

Match Game PT ET GMT
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 8am 11am 4pm

IEM Global Challenge 2020 final placements

Placement Team Prize Money (USD) BLAST Points
1 TBD $200,000 3000
2 TBD $100,000 1500
3-4 TBD $50,000 938
3-4 TBD $50,000 938
5-6 TBD $30,000 375
5-6 TBD $30,000 375
7-8 TBD $20,000 188
7-8 TBD $20,000 188