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ICE Challenge London 2020 Details Announced

Zakaria Almughrabi  | 
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Teams, groups and talent have been announced for ICE Challenge London. (Photo courtesy CS:GO Maincast)

Key information about the CS:GO ICE Challenge has been announced. The tournament organizers have decided on the teams in each group, initial matchups, and the talent who will be bringing the event to life.

The eight participating teams have been split into two groups:

Group A:

  • mousesports
  • MAD Lions
  • Virtus.pro
  • Heroic

Group B:

  • Natus Vincere
  • OG
  • GODSENT
  • ENCE

In Group A, mousesports are the favorites by a long shot. As the hottest team coming into the year after their win streak in December, mousesports are expected to take the group over the rest of the competition. The other three teams are fairly close in standing, but they all have something to play for. MAD Lions and Virtus.pro are hoping to make waves with their new organizations. Heroic also has the ability to climb higher in the Danish scene.

The front runner in Group B is Natus Vincere. The CIS squad will try to find their stride and continue their climb back to the top of Counter-Strike. In the middle of the pack, OG and ENCE will bring a grudge match many have been waiting for. Aleksi β€œAleksib” Virolainen will go against ENCE, the team that kicked him after the Berlin Major. Both teams will want to win that match in particular. GODSENT are the wildcards of the event, but they do bring some familiar names and firepower.

The talent list has also been confirmed. Leading the desk will be Tres β€œstunna” Saranthus, joined by Halvor β€œvENdetta” GulestΓΈl and Jacob β€œPimp” Winneche doing analysis. The commentary duo of Matthew β€œSadokist” Trivett and Henry β€œHenryG” Greer will chime over the whole event.

The ICE London Challenge begins on February 1st with the finals taking place on February 6th.

Zakaria Almughrabi
Zakaria Almughrabi
Zakaria is a former professional TF2 player turned caster and analyst. He has had a passion for gaming and esports for years and hopes to use his skills and experience to convey why gaming is so great. His specialty games are League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros, and PUBG.