ESL Challenger 2022 Melbourne: Teams, Schedule, Prizepool, and where to watch matches – ESL Challenger 2022 is going to happen in Melbourne in the Rod Laver Arena & Olympic park. Some of the world’s best Counter Strike Global Offensive teams are flying to Melbourne for the ESL Challenger 2022, after three years. ESL Challenger 2022 will be taking place from the 2nd of September to the 4th of September, 2022, with a prize pool of 100,000 USD. Here are the things you all need to know.
ESL Challenger 2022 Melbourne: Format
According to the Format, The event will feature a total of eight teams placed in two groups with 4 teams each. Teams from both groups will be having double-elimination bracket matches. And the top two teams from both groups will move forward to the semi-finals.
Here are the groups and opening match-ups for #ESLChallenger Melbourne 😎
Which teams will come out on top? pic.twitter.com/VN4g6DlNOh
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) August 30, 2022
The opening and Winners’ matches are Bo1, which consists of 6 Matches. And Elimination and Decider matches are Bo3, which consists of 7 matches. On the first day, you will see 6 matches of Bo1 and a Bo3 match. On the second day of the competition, we will see only 3 matches of Bo3. On the final day, fans will witness matches of the semi-finals and the Grand final match.
Don’t miss anything from #ESLChallenger Melbourne 😍
Here is the full tournament schedule 👇 pic.twitter.com/pzyx4idzEI
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) September 1, 2022
ESL Challenger 2022: Groups and Teams
Four teams are invited directly as they were on top of the ESL World Ranking. And the other four teams are the best in their regionals. Here are the group distribution and teams’ seedings.
- OG – Direct Invite
- Entropiq – EU Qualifiers
- EG – NA Qualifiers
- Wings Up – Asia Qualifiers
- Imperial – Direct Invite
- paiN – Direct Invite
- ORDER -Direct Invite
- VERTEX – Oceanic Qualifiers
ESL Challenger 2022: Prizepool Distribution
- 1st Place – 50,000 USD
- 2nd Place – 20,000 USD
- 3rd-4th Place – 10,000 USD
- 5th -6th Place – 3,000 USD
- 7th -8th Place – 2,000 USD
Where to Watch the matches:
Fans You can watch the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 live on Twitch and YouTube. And the event will only be broadcasted in the English language. Those who are really interested can book their tickets from Dreamhack’s official website and also from ESL’s official website to attend the event live. This is going to be a great mix of regional and top-ranking teams of CS: GO.