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Highlights from today’s matches at IEM Global Challenge

Watch all the best plays and moments from today’s two exciting matches in the IEM Global Challenge event.

In the first matchup of the day, a four-hour elimination match between FURIA and Heroic went the way of the Brazilians, keeping them alive in the $500.000 tournament. The result makes IEM Global Challenge the fourth consecutive event Heroic were unable to reach top-4 and could see them dip in the rankings before the end of the year.

In the second matchup of the day, NAVI booked their ticket to the playoffs with a 2-0 victory over Liquid, which saw s1mple put the game away with two stunning rounds on the second map of the series. NAVI assured themselves a spot in the playoffs and are seeking their first international title since IEM Katowice, while the NA-side drop down to the group’s lower bracket and will be fighting for survival against FURIA on Friday.

Watch the highlights from each game right here:

FURIA vs. Heroic (Group B elimination match)
Mirage: 16-13 – Top player: Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato – 1.41 rating – 89.2 ADR – 24-17 K/D
Nuke: 22-25 – Top player: Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo – 1.27 rating – 89.4 ADR – 37-26 K/D
Vertigo: 16-4 – Top player: Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato – 1.82 rating – 115.4 ADR – 21-9 K/D

Natus Vincere vs. Liquid (Group B winners’ match)
Mirage: 19-16 – Top player: Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – 1.42 rating – 87.9 ADR – 32-18 K/D
Nuke: 16-10 – Top player: Egor “flamie” Vasilyev – 1.52 rating – 102.9 ADR – 24-18 K/D

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