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ESL Challenger League Season 44: North America

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[e][h]ESL Challenger League Season 44: North America
League Information
Challenger League
North America North America
Prize Pool:
$50,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Ancient • Anubis • 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]

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

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


1 January 13th - Brazil JOTA is acquired by Imperial Esports. [1]
2 January 17th - MIBR promote Brazil insani from MIBR Academy. [2]
1 January 12th - Evil Geniuses Black acquire United States jeorgesnorts from Nouns Esports. [3]
2 January 15th - Evil Geniuses promote United States wiz to the main squad. [4]
1 December 22nd - LOS + oNe part ways with Argentina lokomotioN. [5]
2 February 6th - LOS + oNe sign Brazil peacemaker as coach. [6]
1 February 3rd - ATK part ways with South Africa Fadey. [7]
2 February 4th - ATK sign Pakistan Pluto from Vendetta. [8]
1 December 20th - Iron Blood Gaming part ways with their lineup. [9]
1 January 12th - Evil Geniuses Black acquire United States jeorgesnorts from Nouns Esports. [3]
2 February 1st - Nouns Esports cut United States stamina from the roster. [10]
3 February 3rd - Nouns Esports sign Mexico MarKE. [11]
1 December 14th - Canada aris leaves Disconnected. [12]
2 January 6th - United States Munk and United States ChwE join Disconnected. [13]
3 February 1st - United States silas leaves Disconnected to join Vendetta. [14]
1 January 3rd - Vendetta part ways with United States CLASIA. [15]
2 January 9th - United States cxzi joins Vendetta. [16]
3 February 1st - United States silas leaves Disconnected to join Vendetta. [14]
4 February 4th - ATK sign Pakistan Pluto from Vendetta. [8]
1 December 20th - Strife Esports replace United States jitter with Canada aris. [17]
1 December 25th - United States tweiss leaves Mythic. [18]
2 January 4th - United States Trucklover86 joins Mythic. [19]
1 January 8th - Davenport University part ways with United States CoJoMo. [20]
2 January 10th - Davenport University part ways with Estonia swicher and sign United States Danejoris and United States Austin. [21]
1 February 6th - Brazil NEKIZ returns to paiN Gaming's starting lineup as Brazil PKL steps down from health and family reasons. [22]
1 January 18th - Detonate part ways with Russia Florence and Russia Dave while adding United States SLIGHT. [23]
2 January 27th - Detonate sign United States m1cks as their new coach. [24]
1 December 20th - Villainous part ways with United States tatm. [25]
2 December 28th - Villainous part ways with United States zebra. [26]
3 January 5th - Villainous sign Canada tENSKI and United States Noxio. [26]
1 January 11th - Post Mortem rename to Noxious and replace United States Slash with United States K4mr0. [27]


Regular Season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A Standings
1.ATK ATKATK1-032-14+183p
2.timbermentimbermen timbermentimber1-146-48-23p
.Detonate DetonateDTN-   
.Disconnected DisconnectedDC'ed-   
.LOS + oNe LOS + oNeLOS oNe-   
.paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN GamingpaiN-   
.Villainous VillainousVillainous-   
8.LimitlessLimitless LimitlessLimitless0-116-32-160p

Proceed to Playoffs
Return for Season 45
Sent to Relegation
Demoted to Advanced

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.Nouns Esports Nouns EsportsNouns2-064-43+216p
2.Mythic MythicMythic1-156-50+63p
.Davenport University DavenportDavenport-   
.Evil Geniuses BlackEvil Geniuses Black Evil Geniuses BlackEG.B-   
.Strife Esports Strife EsportsStrife-   
.VendettaVendetta VendettaVendetta-   
8.NoxiousNoxious NoxiousNoxious0-237-64-270p


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. MIBR (2023-01-13). "Hoje nos despedimos e desejamos toda sorte do mundo! Nos veremos em breve no server, J!" [Today we say goodbye and wish you all the luck in the world! See you soon on the server, J!] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  2. MIBR (2022-08-10). "20 anos de uma "História Viva"" [20 years of a "Living History"] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Evil Geniuses (2023-01-12). "It’s official".
  4. RyanFriend (2023-01-15). "EG find replacement AWPer".
  5. Mnmzzz (2022-12-22). "LOS + oNe see 4th coaching change in 2022".
  6. Los Grandes (2023-02-06). "Seja bem-vindo, @peacemaker" [Welcome, @peacemaker] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  7. ATK (2023-02-03). "ATK would like to give the warmest of Goodbyes to Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong, as we mutually part ways ahead of EPL".
  8. 8.0 8.1 ATK (2023-02-04). "Our current CSGO lineup is in need of some firepower and that's where @Plutocsgo comes in!".
  9. Mnmzzz (2022-12-21). "Iron Blood part ways with team".
  10. Mnmzzz] (2023-02-02). "Nouns cut IGL after two months".
  11. Mnmzzz] (2023-02-03). "Top Mexican talent returns on Nouns".
  12. Mnmzzz (2022-12-14). "Disconnected's latest departure: "I just didn't feel that there was enough utilization of players' capabilities"".
  13. Swahn (2023-01-06). "Happy to announce that we've finalized our roster, and are feeling very motivated and fresh after a nice winter break".
  14. 14.0 14.1 Scoobster (2023-02-02). "Vendetta bring in silas".
  15. Mnmzzz (2023-01-03). "CLASIA exits Vendetta to focus on streaming, personal matters".
  16. Mnmzzz (2023-01-09). "Vendetta finalize roster with cxzi".
  17. Mnmzzz (2022-12-21). "FRAG 16 champion returns to Strife".
  18. tweiss (2022-12-25). "left Mythic, on to my next adventure".
  19. Mnmzzz (2023-01-04). "Trucklover86 pulls up to Mythic".
  20. CoJoMo (2023-01-08). "CoJoMo Leaving Davenport University".
  21. Mnmzzz (2023-01-11). "koi confirms new Davenport roster".
  22. Nohte (2023-02-06). "NEKIZ returns to paiN starting lineup as PKL steps back". HLTV.
  23. Draik04 (2023-01-18). "Detonate tweak roster ahead of ECL start".
  24. Detonate (2023-01-27). "No we don't, but we'll definitely remember you when you win a major with DETONATE".
  25. Mnmzzz (2022-12-22). "Villainous cut one after surviving Relegation".
  26. 26.0 26.1 Mnmzzz (2023-01-06). "tENSKI and Noxio complete Villainous roster".
  27. K4mr0 (2023-01-11). "Officially back in ECL, joining Noxious(Post Mortem) for season 44. Excited for the upcoming season".