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ESL Challenger League Season 46: North America

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[e][h]ESL Challenger League Season 46: North America
League Information
Challenger League
North America North America
Prize Pool:
$100,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Ancient • Anubis • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Vertigo
Upcoming Matches
EG Evil GeniusesEvil Geniusesvs.Bad News BearsBad News Bears BNB
September 26, 2023 - 00:00 UTC
EG Evil GeniusesEvil Geniusesvs.kariESPORTSkariESPORTS kari
September 27, 2023 - 00:00 UTC
Flyte Take Flytevs.Mythic Mythic
September 27, 2023 - 00:00 UTC
EG Evil GeniusesEvil Geniusesvs.Mythic Mythic
September 28, 2023 - 00:00 UTC
Flyte Take Flytevs.Party Astronauts Partyz
September 28, 2023 - 00:00 UTC


Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentator:
    • TBA
  • Observer:
    • TBA


  • Regular Season:
    • Single Round-Robin format league
      • All teams play each other once
      • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 10 teams proceed to the Playoffs
      • 1st - 2nd place teams advance to the Upper Bracket Semifinals
      • 3rd - 6th place teams advance to the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
      • 7th - 10th place teams advance to the Lower Bracket
    • 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]

$100,000 USD are spread among the participants as seen below:


1 June 24th - Evil Geniuses Black are promoted to become Evil Geniuses' main lineup. [1]
1 July 1st - ATK's lineup enters free agency and leaves the organization. [2]
2 July 15th - The lineup is signed by M80, replacing South Africa MisteM, Canada Jonji and Israel sprayxd with Denmark maNkz, Guatemala malbsMd and United Kingdom dephh. [3]
1 May 25th - Wildcard Gaming part ways with United States micro. [4]
2 June 6th - Wildcard Gaming acquire United States d4rty from Strife Esports. [5]
1 June 12th - Nouns Esports part ways with United States cynic. [6]
2 July 3rd - Nouns Esports sign United States stamina. [7]
3 August 14th - Nouns Esports part ways with United States stamina. [8]
4 August 23rd - Nouns Esports re-sign United States cynic. [9]
1 July 7th - Party Astronauts part ways with United States cxzi. [10]
2 July 8th - United States Lucid steps down from Party Astronauts. [11]
3 July 14th - Party Astronauts add United States spek and United States madcow, the latter as coach. [12]
4 July 20th - Party Astronauts part ways with United States madcow as United States Viathan takes over as the team's head coach. [13]
5 July 21st - United States viz leaves Party Astronauts to take a break from competition. [14]
6 August 2nd - Party Astronauts add United States Grizz. [15]
1 May 24th - Canada stanislaw steps down from FLUFFY AIMERS. [16]
1 August 24th - WITHOUTWARNING part ways with United States consti. [17]
2 August 25th - United States Andrew joins WITHOUTWARNING. [18]
1 June 13th - United States dare leaves timbermen. [19]
2 June 18th - United States shane steps down from timbermen. [20]
3 July 5th - timbermen part ways with China Project90 as United States dare rejoins the team. [21]
4 August 11th - Badass Gaming sign timbermen alongside China Project90, United States intra, and United States JQT as coach. [22]
1 June 22nd - BHOP Esports part ways with their roster following the expiration of their contracts. ex-BHOP Esports add United States micro and United States bew to complete their roster. [23]
2 July 15th - United States bew leaves ex-BHOP Esports. [24]
3 August 11th - ex-BHOP Esports are signed by kariESPORTS while United States jsfeltner also joins the lineup. [25]
4 August 25th - kariESPORTS lose United States micro and United States Andrew while United States mst also steps down into an analyst role. United States Gonzo and United States bootylord are added as their replacements. [18]
5 September 7th - kariESPORTS add Slovenia mindtr6cks as coach. [26]
1 June 13th - Poland Distu leaves Looking for Organization. [27]
2 August 2nd - United States Wolffe retires from competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and leaves Looking for Organization. [28]
3 August 13th - Looking for Organization is signed by Unjustified Gaming, additionally United States Wolffe returns to the team from retirement. [29]
4 August 24th - United States DJF steps down from Unjustified Gaming and is replaced by United States arcade. [30]
1 August 1st - the jungle part ways with Canada Scar. [31]
2 August 6th - the jungle add United States AJaxz. [31]
1 August 14th - Take Flyte acquire OMiT, additionally United States snakedrake is signed as coach. [32]
1 September 19th - Canada walker steps down from Reason Gaming. [33]


Regular Season[edit]


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 Round 2
Lower Bracket Round 2
LB Round 2
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. Evil Geniuses (2023-06-24). "Familiar faces, new era".
  2. Mnmzzz (2023-07-01). "ATK enter free agency; core look to stay together".
  3. M80 (2023-07-15). "NA Counter Strike has never looked better".
  4. Wildcard Gaming (2023-05-25). "Today, we officially part ways with @JRMICR0".
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wildcard Gaming (2023-06-06). "Bullseye! We hit our target".
  6. Mnmzzz (2023-06-12). "Nouns part ways with cynic in shock move".
  7. lukas (2023-07-03). "Nouns confirm familiar fifth".
  8. Nouns Esports (2023-08-14). "Today, we bid farewell and send out a sincere thank you to @stamjna".
  9. Nouns Esports (2023-08-23). "The rumors are true, @cyn1c_fps has returned to the CS roster as our dedicated AWPer".
  10. cxzi (2023-07-07). "LFT for the rest of cs/cs2".
  11. Lucid (2023-07-08). "Today marks the end of my journey with @Partynauts_GG".
  12. Party Astronauts (2023-07-14). "Welcome our newest addition @spekcs!".
  13. Mnmzzz (2023-08-06). "Party Astronauts coach leaves project after one week".
  14. viz (2023-07-21). "Til next time".
  15. Party Astronauts (2023-08-02). "With @viz_cs stepping down we are excited to announce the arrival of @GrizzCS".
  16. Mnmzzz (2023-05-25). "stanislaw out of FLUFFY AIMERS after one week".
  17. Mnmzzz (2023-08-24). "consti out of WITHOUTWARNING".
  18. 18.0 18.1 Mnmzzz (2023-08-17). "kariESPORTS undergoes mass changes two weeks after signing".
  19. Mnmzzz (2023-06-13). "timbermen trio splits for first time in 5+ years".
  20. Mnmzzz (2023-06-18). "timbermen drop to three".
  21. Mnmzzz (2023-07-07). "dare returns to timbermen".
  22. Mnmzzz (2023-08-15). "timbermen link up with Badass organization".
  23. Mnmzzz (2023-06-22). "ex-BHOP add micro and bew; part ways with org".
  24. Mnmzzz (2023-07-16). "ex-BHOP look for reinforcements after key departure".
  25. kariESPORTS (2023-08-11). "ECL won't know what hit 'em".
  26. Mnmzzz (2023-09-06). "kariESPORTS add Slovenian coach".
  27. Distu (2023-06-13). "Yo!".
  28. Wolffe (2023-08-02). "I can’t go another season without an org".
  29. Unjustified Gaming (2023-08-13). "Back in Challengers".
  30. Mnmzzz (2023-08-24). "Unjustified change one post-ECL debut".
  31. 31.0 31.1 Mnmzzz (2023-08-08). "the jungle swap one".
  32. Take Flyte (2023-08-14). "Look Mom, New Take Flyte S46 Challengers Roster Just Dropped!".
  33. walker (2023-09-19). "Stepping down from @ReasonGaming".
  34. MIBR (2023-05-31). "Hoje a gente anuncia que o @tuurtlecs foi movido ao banco de reservas" [Today we announce that @tuurtlecs has been moved to the bench] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  35. MIBR (2023-06-27). "Mais um update no #MIBRCSGO e hoje anunciamos que o @HEN1 foi movido ao banco de reservas" [One more update on #MIBRCSGO and today we announce that @HEN1 has been moved to the bench] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  36. MIBR (2023-06-30). "Sejam bem-vindos à família, @dropcsgo_ e @saffeecsgo!" [Welcome to the family, @dropcsgo_ and @saffeecsgo!] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  37. gabrielpumba (2023-06-22). "NEKIZ vai para a reserva da paiN" [NEKIZ goes to paiN's reserve] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  38. vhporto (2023-06-28). "paiN coloca hardzao na reserva" [paiN puts hardzao in reserve] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  39. Fluxo (2023-07-09). "Vocês pediram novidades no CS? Nós atendemos" [Did you ask for news on CS? We answer] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  40. Mnmzzz (2023-06-21). "Infinite exits Strife".
  41. Mnmzzz (2023-06-22). "CLASIA also out of Strife; team future dubious".