ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 Day 1: Entropiq and paiN Gaming move to the Playoffs – Day 1 at the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 was very exciting, as there were two groups consisting of four teams each. They had six matches of best of 1 series and after that a best of 3 series match. At the end of the day, Entropiq and paiN Gaming made it to the Playoffs. Let us take a look at the highlights of day 1 matches.
ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 Day 1: Opening Matches
OG vs Wings up
This was a best-of-1 match, in which the OG team was invited and Wings up came from Asia as they were the best in their region. Although Wings up battled very well, OG played better than the Asian Qualifiers and won the match by a score of 16-13.
Entropiq vs Evil Geniuses
This was also a Bo1, in which Entropiq came from the Europe region and Evil Geniuses from the North America region. This was a one-sided match as Entropiq won the match by a score of 16-4. Entropiqs’ Krad and Forester combined kills were 45 and Evil Geniuses’ total kills were only 44.
Imperial vs VERTEX
In this matchup, Imperial was invited and VERTEX is from the Oceanic region. This was a very intense game as both were playing at their best on the map of Inferno, but Imperial close out the match in their favor by a score of 16-13.
paiN Gaming vs Grayhound
This was also a best-of-1 match, in which paiN Gaming and Grayhound battled on the Nuke map. Although Grayhound battled very well, paiN played better than Ghg and won the match by a score of 16-12.
ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 Day 1: Winners Matches
Group A – OG vs Entropiq
In this match, Entropiqs’ player Mir’s kills were 32 with a rating of 1.5 out of 2. This player single-handedly made his team win with a score of 16-13. This win for the team Entropiq booked a spot in the semi-finals of ESL Challenger 2022.
We’re in the #ESLChallenger Melbourne playoffs! 🥳
GG WP @OGcsgo, see you in the finals! (🙏🤞)
We continue early on Sunday, stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/B39FWQ6IeM
— Entropiq (@Entropiqteam) September 2, 2022
Group B – Imperial vs paiN
This was a one-sided match as paiN Gaming won with a score of 16-5. All the player of team paiN have played very well and made their position to the semi-finals of ESL Challenger 2022.
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) September 2, 2022
Group A – Wings Up vs Evil Geniuses
This was a best of 3 series matchup, in which both were the losers’ teams from group A. But then also it was a one-sided series as Wings Up won two consecutive matches in the series with a score of 16-11 and 16-7.
.These were the highlights of the series held on Day 1 of ESL Challenger 2022. Stay tuned with us for the next two days’ updates.