IEM Katowice 2020 might not have had a crowd but the hype around the event remained high. The teams had their first big event of the year and plenty of impressive plays were delivered to over one million fans watching from home at its peak.
Below are the top five best moments of IEM Katowice 2020 from the entire week of CS:GO action.
s1mple 1 vs. 4 clutch in the post-plant | Round 7 | DustII | vs. Team Liquid
As the most-played map going into the semifinals at IEM Katowice 2020, it is no surprise to see highlights from it on the list.
The first is thanks to s1mple, the MVP of the tournament, showing the world exactly why so many consider him the most mechanically gifted player to ever touch the game.
kennyS double AWP wallbang | Round 25 | Train | vs. Fnatic
While wallbangs on Train aren't uncommon, kennyS managed to pull off two against Fnatic while G2 were on match point on two separate opponents in the same round.
The impact of 119 total damage remained unknown to G2 and Fnatic managed to win the round, but the French-Serbian alliance were victorious in the end.
nexa 4k Deagle on short | Round 2 | DustII | vs. 100 Thieves
The second highlight from the iconic map saw nexa take the heads off of four 100 Thieves players before they could react.
G2 Esports had an incredible run through IEM Katowice 2020 and made it all the way to the grand final thanks to plays like these.
karrigan double Deagle while blind | Round 10 | Inferno | vs. G2 Esports
Timing is key when it comes to the Deagle, but karrigan made it look too easy against G2, giving the team a taste of their own medicine.
While G2 were eventually victorious, this was a moment of glory for the mouz in-game leader.
flamie ace with the Galil | Round 5 | Nuke | Vs. Astralis
Up against four Kriegs and an AK, flamie was able to utilise the weaker T rifle saved from the previous round to completely shut down Astralis and survive with just six HP.
Natus Vincere dismantled Astralis in the series, winning 16-5 on both DustII and Nuke in the semifinal before stomping G2 3-0 in the best-of-five grand final.