ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022: Complete Details


ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022: Teams, Schedule, Results, Format, More

Here is the complete information for the ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 is scheduled to take place from 14th to 16th October with a total prize pool of $100,000 USD.
The tournament will be taking place on LAN as part of the DreamHack Rotterdam Festival at the Rotterdam Ahoy.
Here are the complete details for the ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 including teams, groups, results, schedule, format, and more.

The ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 is all set to take place over the course of this weekend from 14th to 16th October. It will be featuring a total prize pool of $100,000 USD (INR 82,32,000) with the champion receiving a direct invite to the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17.

This tournament will be played on LAN as part of the larger DreamHack Rotterdam Festival, taking place at the Rotterdam Ahoy, a convention center and multi-purpose indoor arena located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Eight CS:GO teams are set to participate in this tournament. Four teams have direct invites whereas the rest have made their way through various regional qualifiers.

Here is everything you need to know about the ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022.

ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022: Complete Details

This CS:GO tournament is going to be the star attraction and the main event of the DreamHack Rotterdam Festival, scheduled to take place from 14th Oct to 16th Oct

Teams - Invited and Qualified

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.

Schedule and Results

ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 has been divided into two stages, starting with the group stage and culminating with the playoffs.

Group Stage | 14th - 15th October



Playoffs - 16th October


Group Stage

  • 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 the lion's share of the prize pool along with a direct slot in the EPL Conference S17.

ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 - Complete Schedule

Prize Pool

The $100,000 USD total prize pool will be divided between all the eight competing teams, based on their overall placement in the tournament.


The ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 will be broadcasted live on Twitch in the English language only. Those interested in watching the tournament can visit ESL's official CS:GO channel 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 part of one of the best esports festivals in the world, shall surely be exciting. Will a top dog ease its way to victory or is there an underdog waiting to surprise everyone?

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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