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ESL Challenger League Season 43: Asia-Pacific

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[e][h]ESL Challenger League Season 43: Asia-Pacific
League Information
Challenger League
Prize Pool:
$20,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Ancient • Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Vertigo


Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • 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]

$20,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Note: Demotion/Relegation is not yet confirmed and is subject to change.


1 October 15th - Team NKT part ways with Thailand MYM. [1]
2 October 17th - Team NKT sign Thailand MAIROLLS as coach. [2]
3 November 8th - Team NKT add Mongolia Senzu on trial. [3]
1 July 25th - Clutch Gaming sign Mongolia tamir. [4]
2 September 1st - Clutch Gaming sign Mongolia flame from Born in Mongolia. [5]
1 October 14th - Team Renewal part ways with Mongolia ROUX. [5]
2 October 16th - Team Renewal sign Mongolia ariucle from Flaggers. [5]
1Mongolia Senzu
2Mongolia yAmi
1Mongolia ncl
2Mongolia Tsogoo
3Mongolia MagnumZ
4Mongolia PRISM
1 October 16th - The MongolZ's lineup reforms Mazaalai. [6]
2 October 19th - Mongolia PRISM leaves Mazaalai following ESL Challenger League Season 42: Asia-Pacific finished. [7]
3 October 23rd - Mongolia MagnumZ returns to Mazaalai. [7]
4 November 8th - Mongolia Senzu leaves to join Team NKT on trial. [3]
1 October 1st - Invictus Gaming sign China XyGJin as coach. [8]
2 November 15th - Invictus Gaming sign Taiwan Marek and part way with China Viva. [9]
1 September 21st - China Gin returns to CatEvil. [10]
2 September 22nd - CatEvil part ways with China BZA. [11]
3 September 23rd - CatEvil add Taiwan MrCANI and China zltan on trial. [11]
4 October 2nd - Taiwan MrCANI complete his trial successfully and joins the team on a permanent basis. [10]
5 October 17th - CatEvil part ways with China zltan and add China Chaos to complete the lineup. [10]
1 September 25th - D13 part ways with Latvia frip and Latvia danss. [12]
2 October 20th - D13 will play as Team Kheegui in this event. Additionally, Mongolia worldpeace, Mongolia K1NGR3D and Mongolia rate join as stand-ins. [12]
1 October 16th - Mongolia ariucle is acquired by Clutch Gaming. [5]
1 November 6th - NEXGA part ways with Malaysia ZeR3. [13]
2 November 7th - NEXGA part ways with Malaysia ChakLyons. [14]
3 November 8th - NEXGA part ways with Indonesia MarsyA. [15]
4 November 9th - NEXGA part ways with Indonesia Sandman777. [16]


Regular Season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A Standings
1.Clutch GamingClutch Gaming Clutch GamingClutch4-1170-160+1012p
2.Lynn Vision GamingLynn Vision Gaming Lynn VisionLVG4-1160-82+7812p
3.Team NKTTeam NKT Team NKTNKT4-1150-99+5112p
4.Wings Up GamingWings Up Gaming Wings Up GamingWings Up4-2165-97+6812p
6.Lord Rabbit GamingLord Rabbit Gaming Lord RabbitLRabbit1-4135-181-463p
7.FlaggersFlaggers FlaggersFlaggers1-4139-185-463p
8.kheeguikheegui Team KheeguiKheegui0-585-186-1010p

Proceed to Playoffs
Return for Season 44
Sent to Relegation
Demoted to Open

Note: Demotion/Relegation not confirmed.
For detailed results of Weeks 1–4, click here.
For detailed results of Weeks 5–7, click here.

Group B[edit]

Group B Standings
1.Rare AtomRare Atom Rare AtomRA5-0171-100+7115p
2.IHC EsportsIHC Esports IHC EsportsIHC3-1140-117+239p
3.AravtAravt AravtAravt3-2178-122+569p
4.CatEvilCatEvil CatEvilCatEvil3-2139-101+389p
5.Team RenewalTeam Renewal Team RenewalRenewal2-2133-136-36p
6.Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming Invictus GamingiG1-4116-149-333p
7.Universe EsportsUniverse Esports Universe EsportsUniverse1-497-145-483p
8.MazaalaiMazaalai MazaalaiMazaalai1-470-174-1043p


Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
UB Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
Grand Final
Grand Final
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 1
LB Round 1
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
TBD have a 1 map advantage as the upper-bracket team

Additional Content[edit]


LanguageEnglish Speaking



  1. Team NKT (2022-10-15). "Today we say goodbye to "MYM", who was the head coach of the CS:GO Team".
  2. Team NKT (2022-10-17). "Introducing "MAIROLLS" the new Coach for Team NKT's CS:GO Squad!".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Team NKT (2022-11-08). "Welcome Senzu, an outstanding young prodigy who will be joining Team NKT's CS:GO Squad as a Trial Player!".
  4. LemonFox (2022-07-26). "ESL Challenger 亞太聯賽S42戰報! OS需力爭升降賽名額" [ESL Challenger League S42 recap!] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 LemonFox (2022-10-29). "ESL Challenger League 亞太聯賽S43現正開始" [ESL Challenger League S43 starting now!] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  6. LemonFox (2022-10-19). "The MongolZ陣容轉為Mazaalai" [The MongolZ lineup switches to Mazaalai] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  7. 7.0 7.1 LemonFox (2022-10-26). "Mazaalai填補MagnumZ完成陣容" [Mazaalai fill MagnumZ to complete line-up] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  8. LemonFox (2022-11-21). "XyGJin出任iG教練" [XyGJin becomes iG coach] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  9. LemonFox (2022-11-27). "Marek加盟iG Viva離隊" [Marek joins iG, Viva leaves] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 LemonFox (2022-10-30). "MrCANI通過試訓 Chaos完成CatEvil名單" [MrCANI complete trial, Chaos fill-up CatEvil roster] (in Taiwan Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  11. 11.0 11.1 LemonFox (2022-09-24). "MrCANI加入中國戰隊CatEvil試訓" [MrCANI joins Chinese team CatEvil on trial] (in Taiwan Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  12. 12.0 12.1 LemonFox (2022-10-28). "D13將使用Team Kheegui名義參加ESL Challenger S43 亞太聯賽" [D13 will play ESL Challenger S43 APAC under Team Kheegui] (in Hong Kong Traditional Chinese). TomorrowLAN.
  13. NEXGA (2022-11-06). "We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our fam @iy03___ Ivan "zer3" Yap and anoint him the godfather of NEXGA...".
  14. NEXGA (2022-11-07). "Thank you @chaklyons the joker of the team...".
  15. NEXGA (2022-11-08). "You are my Ule, my only Ule, you make me happy when skies are grey...".
  16. NEXGA (2022-11-09). "Dan the man! We wish you success in whatever you do".