ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022: Teams, Schedule, Results, Format, More
Here is the complete information for the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022.
The ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 is all set to take place over the course of this weekend from 2nd to 4th September. It will be featuring a total prize pool of $100,000 USD (INR 79,68,910) and a direct invite to the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17 set aside for the champion.
This tournament will be played on LAN as part of the larger DreamHack Melbourne Festival, taking place at the famous Rod Laver Arena, which is a multi-purpose stadium located in the city of Melbourne, Australia.
Eight CS:GO teams will be participating in this tournament, both direct invites and those having fought through various regional qualifiers. With a chance to obtain a direct slot in the EPL Conference S17, teams will be putting their best foot forward to claim victory.
Here is everything you need to know about the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022.
ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022: Complete Details
This CS:GO tournament is going to be the star attraction and the main event of the DreamHack Melbourne Festival which is scheduled to take place across the coming weekend.
A total of eight teams will be competing in this tournament, four direct invites on the basis of their ESL World Rankings and four others making their way through the various regional qualifiers.
: Due to ORDER filing for bankruptcy, their CS:GO division has decided to continue playing uncontracted under the banner of Grayhound Gaming.
ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 has been divided into two stages, starting with the group stage and culminating with the playoffs.
Group Stage | 2nd - 3rd September
Playoffs - 4th September
The eight competing teams have been divided into two groups of four teams each.
Both these groups will be featuring a double-elimination bracket where the opening and winners matches are a single-game affair, but elimination and decider matches are best-of-three series.
The top two teams from each group will move on to the playoffs stage.
The playoffs stage of this tournament will feature four teams that qualified through the group stage.
It will be following a single elimination format where every match will be a best-of-three series.
The winner of this tournament will receive a lion's share of the prize pool along with a direct slot in the EPL Conference S17.
The $100,000 USD prize pool will be divided between all the eight participating teams, based on their overall placement in the tournament.
The ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 will be broadcasted live on Twitch in the English language only. Those interested in watching the tournament can visit ESL's official channel for CS:GO on the platform or simply click on this link - ESL CS:GO.
With a good mix of top-tier and regional CS:GO teams, this LAN tournament which is one of the best esports festivals in the world is surely going to be exciting. Will a top dog stomp the rest or is there an underdog cinderella story waiting to occur?