The Season XV of Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge concluded with Astralis winning the trophy and $200,000 USD as prize money. The finals were between Team Astralis and Team Liquid in a BO5 matches. Astralis took on Team Liquid in straight sets (3-0). The IEM Season XV had a prize pool of $500,000 USD.
Though, both the finalists didn’t top the table in group stage matches but made it through the finals by defeating Natus Vincere and BIG respectively.
The first match was played in Inferno, where Astralis led in the first half (9-6). The team didn’t take much of time to win first game of the finals. The first half of the second game was completely dominated by Astralis squad. The game took a turn in the second half as Team Liquid tried their best to reduced points gap but lost is by (11-16). The third game was played in Dust 2 where Astralis confirmed their trophy by winning the game (16-10).
The Global Challenge was the last major CSGO event of 2020 and marks the start of CSGO’s winter player break. The next major event is set to resume from mid-January with the start of the BLAST Premier Global Final 2020. The BLAST Premier will feature a massive prize pool of $1,000,000 USD which will kick off on January 18, 2021. Here is the list of teams that qualified for the event.
- G2 Esports
- Team Vitality
- FURIA Esports
- Evil Geniuses
- Natus Vincere
- Team Liquid