Winners and Losers From IEM Beijing-Haidian

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IEM Beijing-Haidian wrapped up Sunday with Astralis taking home yet another trophy and its first of Intel Grand Slam Season 3.

The event featured multiple top teams with storylines simply writing themselves. Coming out of the tournament, team stocks have risen and fallen as the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive season nears a busy section to close out 2019. 

Here are winners and losers coming out of IEM Beijing-Haidian.

Astralis - Winners

For clear and obvious reasons, Astralis comes out of Beijing as winners. Not only did the Danes hoist the trophy, but the team did it in dominant fashion going perfect throughout the tournament. This win puts Astralis on even terms with Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid and Fnatic for Intel Grand Slam Season 3. Astralis is the team to beat heading into the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.

100 Thieves - Winners

The former Renegades roster made its debut under 100 Thieves in China. The Aussies fell short of the title losing out to Astralis in the final. Regardless, it’s a positive debut for the team under a new organization after its StarLadder Berlin Major and DreamHack Masters Malmo performances.

ENCE - Losers

Replacing Aleksib for suNny might go down as one of, if not the worst roster moves in CS:GO history. ENCE has struggled to find form since adding the former mousesports star and needs to turn things around sooner rather than later.

Evil Geniuses - Losers

Going out in groups is not what the Geniuses had planned. EG won ESL One New York and StarSeries Season 8 cementing themselves as a favorite for Beijing-Haidian. The NA hopefuls had a tough group against FaZe Clan and Team Vitality, but EG should’ve gotten out of groups regardless.

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