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Top 10 Moments from the IEM Katowice CS:GO World Championship

by Joe O'Brien

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The world's best Counter-Strike teams met in Katowice to fight for the IEM World Championship, the biggest CS:GO event of 2020 so far.

In addition, IEM Katowice is also the last major event that top teams will compete at before the ESL One Rio Major, giving teams a chance to establish themselves as favorites heading into that event.

Astralis were hoping to reassert their dominance over the CS:GO scene once again, while a win for Mousesports could have locked up the number one spot for them. In the end, however, it was the new-look Na’Vi who claimed the trophy, their first major title in only their second outing since adding Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy.

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The big news of the Na’Vi run was of course the incredible showing from Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, who is once again making a strong case as the best player in the world. Since reclaiming the AWP, s1mple appears to have returned to prime form, finishing the event with an incredible 1.33 rating.

Meanwhile, G2 Esports also made a surprising run to the final, with Kenny ‘KennyS’ Schrub also in impressive form, setting up the French squad as a dangerous dark horse for the Major.

There were plenty of incredible moments throughout the event, and we’ve put together a list of the top 10.