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ESL Challenger League Season 40: Europe

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[e][h]ESL Challenger League Season 40: Europe
League Information
Series:
Challenger League
Organizer:
Type:
Online
Location:
Europe Europe
Prize Pool:
$50,000 USD
Start Date:
2022-01-25
End Date:
2022-04-03
Teams:
16
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Ancient • Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Vertigo

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Observers:
    • Poland Kojtas (Wojciech Wojtas)
    • Germany JNZ (Jonas Lenz)

Format[edit]

  • Regular Season:
    • Four double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
      • Each group has 4 teams
      • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs:
    • Double-Elimination bracket
    • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5 (1 map advantage to the UB team)

Prize Pool[edit]

$50,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

1 January 21st - Team BLINK part ways with Kosovo SENER1 and Switzerland rigoN. [1][2]
2 January 22nd - Team BLINK add Kosovo gulito as a stand-in. [3]
3 January 25th - Kosovo juanflatroo steps down from the active lineup due to medical issues. Kosovo gulito and Albania Caley join Team BLINK on a permanent basis. [4][5]
4 February 2nd - Team BLINK part ways with Albania stikle-. [6]
1 January 6th - 1win bench Russia Polt and Russia Ravenlot. [7]
2 January 10th - 1win sign Russia flamie. [8]
3 January 11th - 1win add Ukraine fostar from Trasko Esports on a trial basis. [9]
1 January 24th - Denmark vorborg takes on the role of head coach. [10]
1 December 24th - Team Finest part ways with Sweden robiin and Brazil righi. [11]
2 February 2nd - Team Finest part ways with Bulgaria mar. [12]
3 March 7th - Team Finest sign Sweden twist and Sweden PlesseN. [13]
1 January 12th - Czech Republic oskar is acquired by an undisclosed team. SINNERS Esports acquire Czech Republic forsyy from ENTERPRISE esports to complete their roster. [14][15]
1 January 19th - HEET sign Double Poney alongside France matHEND as coach. [16]
1 January 3rd - Wisła Kraków part ways with Poland phr. [17]
2 January 4th - Wisła Kraków acquire Poland snatchie and Poland Sobol from Anonymo Esports and PACT, respectively, to finalize the roster. [18]
1 December 16th - SKADE release Bulgaria KalubeR. [19]
2 December 28th - SKADE bench Bulgaria Duplicate. [20]
3 January 3rd - SKADE sign Bulgaria bubble and Bulgaria dream3r. [21]
1 December 20th - SAW part ways with Portugal AIm. [22]
2 January 4th - SAW promote Portugal vts to the main team to assume the coaching role. [23]
1 January 19th - Team LDLC release their lineup. [24]
2 February 21st - Falcons Esports sign Akimbo. [25]

Results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
January 25th - February 1st, 2022
1.Entropiq EntropiqEntropiq2-064-37+27
2.1win1win 1win1win2-1112-99+13
3.Nemiga Gaming Nemiga GamingNemiga1-278-105-27
4.Into The BreachInto The Breach Into The BreachITB0-258-71-13
Group A Matches
Opening Matches
EntropiqEntropiqEntropiq
2
0
Into The BreachInto The BreachITB
January 25, 2022 - 19:00 CET
167
9
138
5
168
8
77
0
1win1win1win
1
2
Nemiga GamingNemiga GamingNemiga
January 25, 2022 - 19:00 CET
129
3
166
10
1611
5
44
0
107
3
168
8
Winners Match
EntropiqEntropiqEntropiq
2
0
Nemiga GamingNemiga GamingNemiga
January 26, 2022 - 19:00 CET
1610
6
95
4
1610
6
85
3
Elimination Match
Into The BreachInto The BreachITB
1
2
1win1win1win
January 26, 2022 - 19:00 CET
137
6
168
8
169
7
76
1
98
1
167
9
Decider Match
Nemiga GamingNemiga GamingNemiga
0
2
1win1win1win
February 1, 2022 - 19:00 CET
1781
71
1972
82
87
1
168
8

Group B[edit]

Group B
February 2nd - 9th, 2022
1.AkimboAkimbo AkimboAkimbo2-083-77+6
2.HEETHEET HEETHEET2-1109-95+14
3.Copenhagen FlamesCopenhagen Flames CPH FlamesCPHF1-2115-97+18
4.Team BLINKTeam BLINK Team BLINKBLINK0-226-64-38
Group B Matches
Opening Matches
Copenhagen FlamesCopenhagen FlamesCPHF
1
2
AkimboAkimboAkimbo
February 2, 2022 - 19:00 CET
1310
3
165
11
1611
5
64
2
132
11
1613
3
Team BLINKTeam BLINKBLINK
0
2
HEETHEETHEET
February 2, 2022 - 19:00 CET
22
0
1613
3
74
3
1611
5
Winners Match
AkimboAkimboAkimbo
2
1
HEETHEETHEET
February 8, 2022 - 19:00 CET
139
4
166
10
1612
4
63
3
168
8
137
6
Elimination Match
Copenhagen FlamesCopenhagen FlamesCPHF
2
0
Team BLINKTeam BLINKBLINK
February 8, 2022 - 19:00 CET
167
9
138
5
1611
5
44
0
Decider Match
HEETHEETHEET
2
1
Copenhagen FlamesCopenhagen FlamesCPHF
February 9, 2022 - 19:00 CET
167
9
118
3
105
5
1610
6
167
9
148
6

Group C[edit]

Group C
February 24th - March 7th, 2022
1.Wisła Kraków Wisła KrakówWisła2-081-56+25
2.ECSTATIC ECSTATICECSTATIC2-1110-94+16
3.1shot1shot 1shot1shot1-282-110-28
4.Team GamerLegion GamerLegionGL0-268-81-13
Group C Matches
Opening Matches
ECSTATICECSTATICECSTATIC
1
2
1shot1shot1shot
February 24, 2022 - 19:00 CET
86
2
169
7
1610
6
115
6
85
3
1610
6
Team GamerLegionTeam GamerLegionGL
1
2
Wisła KrakówWisła KrakówWisła
February 24, 2022 - 19:00 CET
20421
1111
221112
422
1610
6
115
6
105
5
1610
6
Winners Match
1shot1shot1shot
0
2
Wisła KrakówWisła KrakówWisła
February 25, 2022 - 19:00 CET
54
1
1611
5
53
2
1612
4
Elimination Match
ECSTATICECSTATICECSTATIC
2
0
Team GamerLegionTeam GamerLegionGL
February 25, 2022 - 19:00 CET
168
8
147
7
1610
6
85
3
Decider Match
1shot1shot1shot
1
2
ECSTATICECSTATICECSTATIC
March 7, 2022 - 19:00 CET
167
9
148
6
53
2
1612
4
86
2
169
7

Group D[edit]

Group D
March 7th - 9th, 2022
1.Team FinestTeam Finest Team FinestFinest2-072-70+2
2.SAW SAWSAW2-1117-94+23
3.SKADE SKADESKADE1-297-118-21
4.SINNERS Esports SINNERS EsportsSINNERS0-271-75-4
Group D Matches
Opening Matches
SKADESKADESKADE
0
2
SAWSAWSAW
March 7, 2022 - 19:00 CET
106
4
169
7
104
6
1611
5
SINNERS EsportsSINNERS EsportsSINNERS
0
2
Team FinestTeam FinestFinest
March 7, 2022 - 19:05 CET
1751
101
19102
52
118
3
167
9
Winners Match
SAWSAWSAW
1
2
Team FinestTeam FinestFinest
March 8, 2022 - 19:00 CET
145
9
1610
6
1611
5
54
1
128
4
167
9
Elimination Match
SKADESKADESKADE
2
1
SINNERS EsportsSINNERS EsportsSINNERS
March 8, 2022 - 19:00 CET
87
1
168
8
1611
5
144
10
166
10
139
4
Decider Match
SAWSAWSAW
2
1
SKADESKADESKADE
March 9, 2022 - 19:00 CET
167
9
98
1
119
2
166
10
168
8
127
5


Playoffs[edit]

Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
UB Quarterfinals
UBQF
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
EntropiqEntropiqEntropiq
1
SAWSAWSAW
2
March 29, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
1670
81
1983
71
168
8
117
4
137
6
168
8
ECSTATICECSTATICECSTATIC
1
Falcons EsportsFalcons EsportsFalcons
2
March 29, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
118
3
167
9
1610
6
75
2
125
7
1610
6
SAWSAWSAW
2
Falcons EsportsFalcons EsportsFalcons
1
March 30, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
142
12
1613
3
19122
32
1731
121
165
11
1410
4
Wisła KrakówWisła KrakówWisła
0
HEETHEETHEET
2
March 29, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
106
4
169
7
93
6
1612
4
1win1win1win
2
Team FinestTeam FinestFinest
0
March 29, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
169
7
136
7
1612
4
73
4
HEETHEETHEET
0
1win1win1win
2
March 30, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
106
4
169
7
74
3
1611
5
SAWSAWSAW
1
1win1win1win
2
March 31, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
168
8
137
6
147
7
168
8
75
2
1610
6
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 1
LB Round 1
LBR1
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
LBQF
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
EntropiqEntropiqEntropiq
1
ECSTATICECSTATICECSTATIC
2
March 30, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
20311
1221
221222
312
169
7
146
8
226211
9120
259122
6212
HEETHEETHEET
2
ECSTATICECSTATICECSTATIC
1
March 31, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
86
2
169
7
1981
73
1772
80
169
7
96
3
Wisła KrakówWisła KrakówWisła
2
Team FinestTeam FinestFinest
1
March 30, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
20702
830
22831
703
169
7
76
1
1612
4
83
5
Falcons EsportsFalcons EsportsFalcons
1
Wisła KrakówWisła KrakówWisła
2
March 31, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
1972
82
1781
71
75
2
1610
6
64
2
1611
5
HEETHEETHEET
2
Wisła KrakówWisła KrakówWisła
1
April 1, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
1943
111
15110
40
126
6
169
7
19102
52
1751
101
SAWSAWSAW
1
HEETHEETHEET
2
April 2, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
93
6
1612
4
169
7
76
1
53
2
1612
4
1win1win1win
2
HEETHEETHEET
3
April 3, 2022 - 19:00 CEST
55
0
1610
6
169
7
116
5
137
6
168
8
147
7
168
8
1win have a 1 map advantage as the upper-bracket team

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

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Streams

Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. SENER1 (2022-01-21). "Regarding current situation with BLINK".
  2. rigoN (2022-01-21). "Regarding current situation with BLINK".
  3. Team BLINK (2022-01-22). "WELCOME BACK @gulitocs".
  4. juanflatroo (2022-01-25). "Due to medical issues i will be taking a break from COMPETITIVE CS for a few weeks/months until i start feeling better again".
  5. [Inside Source]
  6. stikle- (2022-02-02). "Farewell to BLINK".
  7. 1win (2022-01-06). "Вадим «Polt» Циров выставляется на трансфер; Данил «ravenlot» Бикваидзе отправляется на скамейку запасных" [Vadim "Polt" Tsirov is put up for transfer; Danil "ravenlot" Bikvaidze goes to the bench] (in Russia Russian).
  8. 1win (2022-01-10). "Начинаем 2022 с новой главы в истории нашей организации: к нам присоединяется Егор «flamie» Васильев!" [We start 2022 with a new chapter in the history of our organization: Egor "flamie" Vasilyev is joining us!] (in Russia Russian).
  9. 1win (2022-01-11). "Анонсы не закончились: встречаем Станислава «fostar» Осташевского, который присоединится к нам на тестовый период!" [The announcements are not over yet: we meet Stanislav "fostar" Ostashevsky, who will join us for a test period!] (in Russia Russian).
  10. vorborg (2022-01-24). "CS:GO Setup in 2022". Copenhagen Flames.
  11. Team Finest (2021-12-24). "CS:GO Roster Update".
  12. Team Finest (2022-02-02). "Today we bid farewell to @marcsgo".
  13. Team Finest (2022-03-07). "Right before the season begins, we're super excited to welcome @twist & @PlesseNCSGO to Finest CS:GO!".
  14. SINNERS Esports (2022-01-12). "Thank you for everything, @CSGOoskar".
  15. SINNERS Esports (2022-01-12). "Welcome to SINNERS Esports, @forsyy_".
  16. "HEET announce CS:GO roster". HEET. 2022-01-19.
  17. Wisła Kraków (2022-01-03). "Pożegnania zawsze są ciężkie i tym razem nie jest inaczej" [Goodbyes are always hard and this time is no different] (in Poland Polish).
  18. Wisła Kraków (2022-01-04). "Nowy rok, nowe rozdanie" [New Year, a new chapter] (in Poland Polish).
  19. "A time for change". SKADE. 2021-12-16.
  20. SKADE (2021-12-28). "After a long and successful journey with SKADE our lethal rifler @DuplicateCS is looking for a new challenge!".
  21. "The hunting party is complete!". SKADE. 2022-01-03.
  22. "Comunicado: AIM de saída da equipa técnica de CS:GO" [Comunicado: AIM leaving CS:GO technical team] (in Portugal Portuguese). SAW. 2021-12-20.
  23. "COMUNICADO: VTS assume o cargo de treinador da equipa de CS:GO em 2022" [Announcement: VTS takes over as coach of the CS:GO team in 2022] (in Portugal Portuguese). SAW. 2022-01-04.
  24. Team LDLC (2022-01-19). "Merci à toute l'équipe d'avoir évolué sous nos couleurs" [Thank you to the whole team for having played under our colors] (in France French).
  25. Falcons Esports (2022-02-21). "Team Falcons officially enters the CS:GO EU scene!".
  26. Sprout (2021-12-27). "Our long-time fellow @favenCS is leaving to venture into new experiences with immediate effect".
  27. "CS:GO Update – Welcome Josef “faveN” Baumann". BIG. 2021-12-27.
  28. Sprout (2021-12-28). "After his trial period, @KEiiCS has asked to get released from contract".
  29. Sprout (2022-01-07). "The wait is finally over!".
  30. Sprout (2022-01-08). "For our fifth member, we are delighted to welcome another promising and gifted player: @marixcsgo!".