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ESL Challenger League Season 40: Europe

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[e][h]ESL Challenger League Season 40: Europe
League Information
ESL Challenger League
Europe Europe
Prize Pool:
$50,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:



  • Regular Season:
    • Format is TBA
  • 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:


Note: Team list is not finalized and subject to change without warning.

1 December 27th - Germany faveN is acquired by BIG. [1][2]
2 December 28th - Poland KEi is released from his contract by mutual agreement. [3]
3 January 7th - Sprout sign Denmark Staehr. [4]
4 January 8th - Sprout sign Luxembourg Marix to complete the lineup. [5]
1 January 6th - 1win bench Russia Polt and Russia Ravenlot. [6]
2 January 10th - 1win sign Russia flamie. [7]
3 January 11th - 1win add Ukraine fostar from Trasko Esports on a trial basis. [8]
1 December 24th - Team Finest part ways with Sweden robiin and Brazil righi. [9]
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. [10][11]
1 January 3rd - Wisła Kraków part ways with Poland phr. [12]
2 January 4th - Wisła Kraków acquire Poland snatchie and Poland Sobol from Anonymo Esports and PACT, respectively, to finalize the roster. [13]
1 December 20th - SAW part ways with Portugal AIm. [14]
2 January 4th - SAW promote Portugal vts to the main team to assume the coaching role. [15]
1 December 16th - SKADE release Bulgaria KalubeR. [16]
2 December 28th - SKADE bench Bulgaria Duplicate. [17]
3 January 3rd - SKADE sign Bulgaria bubble and Bulgaria dream3r. [18]


Regular Season[edit]


Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 2
Lower Bracket Round 3
Lower Bracket Final
Grand Final


  1. Sprout (2021-12-27). "Our long-time fellow @favenCS is leaving to venture into new experiences with immediate effect".
  2. "CS:GO Update – Welcome Josef “faveN” Baumann". BIG. 2021-12-27.
  3. Sprout (2021-12-28). "After his trial period, @KEiiCS has asked to get released from contract".
  4. Sprout (2022-01-07). "The wait is finally over!".
  5. Sprout (2022-01-08). "For our fifth member, we are delighted to welcome another promising and gifted player: @marixcsgo!".
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. Team Finest (2021-12-24). "CS:GO Roster Update".
  10. SINNER Esports (2022-01-12). "Thank you for everything, @CSGOoskar".
  11. SINNER Esports (2022-01-12). "Welcome to SINNERS Esports, @forsyy_".
  12. 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).
  13. Wisła Kraków (2022-01-04). "Nowy rok, nowe rozdanie" [New Year, a new chapter] (in Poland Polish).
  14. "Comunicado: AIM de saída da equipa técnica de CS:GO" [Comunicado: AIM leaving CS:GO technical team] (in Portugal Portuguese). SAW. 2021-12-20.
  15. "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.
  16. "A time for change". SKADE. 2021-12-16.
  17. SKADE (2021-12-28). "After a long and successful journey with SKADE our lethal rifler @DuplicateCS is looking for a new challenge!".
  18. "The hunting party is complete!". SKADE. 2022-01-03.