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ESL Challenger League Season 42: North America

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[e][h]ESL Challenger League Season 42: North America
League Information
ESL Challenger LeagueESL Challenger League Challenger League
North America North America
Prize Pool:
$50,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Ancient • Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Vertigo


Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentator:
    • TBA
  • Observer:
    • TBA


  • Regular Season:
    • Two Round-Robin format groups
      • All teams play each other once
      • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 4 teams from each group proceed to the Playoffs
    • Click here to show the tie-breaker process
  1. Points amassed between tied teams (mini-league)
  2. Map difference between tied teams
  3. Map wins between tied teams
  4. Overall map difference
  5. Overall map wins
  6. Round difference between tied teams
  7. Round wins between tied teams
  8. Overall round difference
  9. Overall round wins
  • 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: Demotion/Relegation is not yet confirmed and is subject to change.


1 August 8th - Gaimin Gladiators part ways with United States nosraC and sign United States cxzi. [1][2]
1 July 31st - Evil Geniuses bench United States CLASIA. [3]
2 August 2nd - Evil Geniuses transfer Canada HexT to the main lineup. [4]
3 August 9th - Evil Geniuses reinstate United States RUSH to active duty and sign Canada stanislaw. [5]
1 August 1st - United States ERIC steps down from Mythic and is replaced by Canada YuZ. [6]
1United States RZU
2United States grape
3United States Danejoris
CUnited States Noot
1 July 14th - United States Noot takes over as Brazen's head coach while United States N1ght becomes the team's analyst. [7]
2 August 10th - United States mesamiduck is cut from Brazen while United States D4rtyMontana leaves to join Strife Esports. [8][9]
1 July 5th - United States stamina steps down from Strife Esports' starting lineup. [10]
2 August 1st - Strife Esports part ways with Bulgaria ToH1o. [11]
3 August 10th - Strife Esports sign United States D4rtyMontana and United States jitter. [8]
1 August 9th - MIBR part ways with Brazil chelo. [12]
2 August 10th - MIBR sign Brazil HEN1. [13]
1 July 16th - ONET4P replace United States xCeeD with United States Snakes. [14]
2 August 2nd - United States SATURN steps down from ONET4P's starting lineup. [15]
3 August 8th - Canada chew joins ONET4P. [16]
1 July 19th - Bad News Bears part ways with United States madcow and United States Swahn. [17]
2 August 1st - Bad News Bears disband. [18]
3 August 2nd - Vendetta form with a roster consisting of Pakistan Pluto, Pakistan Momo, United States WOOHOO, United States consti, United States Tender, and Myanmar Filo as coach. United States Swahn will stand-in for the first four matches for the team to retain the spot. [19]
4 August 11th - United States Swahn leaves to join BHOP Esports. United States Spongey will stand-in for the first four matches for the team to retain the spot. [20]
1 July 24th - Vietnam Calix steps down from timbermen due to being too young to compete in ESL Challenger League. He is replaced by United States droid. [23]
1 August 12th - Detonate part ways with Canada aris. [20]
1 July 31st - United States JTMythic joins Northern Forces. [24]
2 August 3rd - Northern Forces part ways with United States Slugy. [25]
1 August 8th - United States BeBO is transitioned down to Davenport University D2. [26]
2 August 9th - Estonia swicher joins Davenport University. [27]


Regular Season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A Standings
.VendettaVendetta VendettaVendetta-   
.DetonateDetonate DetonateDTN-   
.Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators Gaimin GladiatorsGladiators-   
.Strife EsportsStrife Esports Strife EsportsStrife-   
.timbermentimbermen timbermentimber-   
.VictorumVictorum VictorumVictorum-   

Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators
Strife EsportsStrife Esports
VendettaVendettaONET4PONET4PDetonateDetonateGaimin GladiatorsGaimin GladiatorsATKATKStrife EsportsStrife EsportstimbermentimbermenVictorumVictorum
Proceed to Playoffs
Return for Season 42
Sent to Relegation
Demoted to Advanced

Note: Demotion/Relegation not confirmed.
For detailed results of Weeks 1–5, click here.
For detailed results of Weeks 6–10, click here.

Group B[edit]

Group B Standings
.MythicMythic MythicMythic-   
.Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil GeniusesEG-   
.Team oNe eSportsTeam oNe eSports Team oNeoNe-   
.Unjustified GamingUnjustified Gaming Unjustified GamingUnjustified-   
.BrazenBrazen BrazenBrazen-   
.Davenport UniversityDavenport University DavenportDavenport-   
.Northern ForcesNorthern Forces Northern ForcesNF-   

Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Team oNe eSportsTeam oNe eSports
Unjustified GamingUnjustified Gaming
Davenport UniversityDavenport University
Northern ForcesNorthern Forces
MythicMythicMIBRMIBREvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesTeam oNe eSportsTeam oNe eSportsUnjustified GamingUnjustified GamingBrazenBrazenDavenport UniversityDavenport UniversityNorthern ForcesNorthern Forces


Upper Bracket Quarter-Finals
Upper Bracket Quarter-Finals
Upper Quarter-Finals
UB Quarter-Finals
Upper Bracket Semi-Finals
Upper Bracket Semi-Finals
Upper Semi-Finals
UB Semi-Finals
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Final
UB Final
Grand Final
Grand Final
Lower Round 1
Lower Round 1
LB Round 1
Lower Bracket Quarter-Finals
Lower Bracket Quarter-Finals
Lower Quarter-Finals
LB Quarter-Finals
Lower Bracket Semi-Finals
Lower Bracket Semi-Finals
Lower Semi-Finals
LB Semi-Finals
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Final
LB Final
TBD have a 1 map advantage as the upper-bracket team

Additional Content[edit]


LanguageEnglish Speaking


  1. nosraC (2022-08-08). "Left @GaiminGladiator".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mnmzzz (2022-08-09). "cxzi jumps to Gaimin Gladiators".
  3. Mnmzzz (2022-07-31). "Update: CLASIA removed from Evil Geniuses".
  4. Evil Geniuses (2022-08-02). "Better late than never!".
  5. Rizzolini (2022-08-09). "EG.CD to field stanislaw and RUSH IN ESL Challenger League". HLTV.
  6. Mnmzzz (2022-08-02). "Mythic gets some Canadian help".
  7. Mnmzzz (2022-07-16). "Noot returns to ECL and coaching".
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mnmzzz (2022-08-10). "Strife round out roster with two additions".
  9. Mnmzzz (2022-08-11). "Brazen remove IGL in overhaul".
  10. Strife Esports (2022-07-05). "Today Marks the Departure of @stamjna from Strife CSGO".
  11. Strife Esports (2022-08-01). "We are parting ways with @ToH1o after having the pleasure to get him to coach our roster for this past season".
  12. MIBR (2022-08-09). "Hoje é dia de dizer tchau pro @chelok1ng" [Today is the day to say goodbye to @chelok1ng] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  13. MIBR (2022-08-10). "O homem agora é MIBR! Seja muito bem-vindo, @HEN1!" [The man is now MIBR! Be very welcome, @HEN1!] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  14. Mnmzzz (2022-07-16). "Advanced champions change one".
  15. Draik04 (2022-08-03). "ONET4P lose player ahead of ECL Season 42".
  16. chew (2022-08-08). "joined @ONET4PCS for ECL next season".
  17. Draik04 (2022-07-19). "Bad News Bears lose two heading into player break".
  18. Bad News Bears (2022-08-01). "Thank you for everything".
  19. 19.0 19.1 Mnmzzz (2022-08-03). "ex-BNB takes shape".
  20. 20.0 20.1 Mnmzzz (2022-08-13). "BHOP accelerated back hop out of the ashes".
  21. Team oNe eSports (2022-08-15). "Bem-vindo de volta, GIRA MALBS" [Welcome back, GIRA MALBS] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  22. Team oNe eSports (2022-08-15). "Para fechar o nosso elenco nesse ciclo do Major Rio, @lokomotioncs que chega após boa campanha treinando a @LeviatanGG!" [To close our cast in this Major Rio cycle, @lokomotioncs who arrives after a good campaign training @LeviatanGG!] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  23. Mnmzzz (2022-07-24). "droid completes timbermen lineup".
  24. Draik04 (2022-08-09). "Victorum complete roster with former Northern Forces player".
  25. Slugy (2022-08-03). "Cut from @NorthernForces unfortunately...".
  26. Davenport University (2022-08-08). "We promised roster announcements!".
  27. Davenport University (2022-08-09). "And presenting the D1 CSGO roster for Davenport University Esports".
  28. Striker (2022-06-30). "00NATION confirm GODSENT trio signing". HLTV.
  29. Gabriel Pumba (2022-06-30). "HEN1 não tem mais vínculo com a GODSENT" [HEN1 is no longer linked to GODSENT].
  30. Mnmzzz (2022-07-24). "Axolotls lose two".
  31. Dafydd (2022-07-17). "ECL Champions decide to make a change".
  32. Draik04 (2022-07-19). "nython moved to the bench by paiN".
  33. Mnmzzz (2022-07-09). "BHOP complete rebuild without stanislaw".