Outsiders Win Its First CS:GO LAN Tournament - ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022
A victory before the IEM Rio Major 2022.
The ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 has concluded with Outsiders lifting the trophy in Netherlands and qualifying for the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17.
Outsiders is the sixth team to qualify for the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17 on the back of a crucial win before the IEM Rio Major 2022. This is a significant victory for the Russian-Kazakh roster which will help build their confidence, following the nervous run they encountered during the IEM Road to Rio 2022: European RMR B.
Outsiders are the champions of ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022
There were a lot of good teams that participated in the ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 like ENCE, MOUZ, Movistar Riders, and Eternal Fire along with a few rookie teams like LOS + oNe (formerly Team oNe), Fluxo, and Nixuh.
Outsiders dropped just one match during the group stage, losing to ENCE in the winners match of 'Group-B'. Aside from this, it was a flawless run by the team as it defeated Fluxo twice - first in the opening match and then again in the decider match.
Moving on to the semifinals, Outsiders went up against MOUZ. The two teams exchanged their maps picks, MOUZ won on Inferno with a '16-14' scoreline while Outsiders secured a '16-9' win on Mirage.
The final game took place on Ancient where Outsiders were unstoppable as defenders, fighting back from a '5-10' deficit after the first half to win with a '16-12' scoreline.
Once again facing off against ENCE in the grand final, Outsiders had revenge on its mind and putting its best foot forward swept the series clean after attaining consecutive victories on Dust 2 (16-8) and Vertigo (16-14).
With this, Outsiders was crowned as the champion of ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022, winning $50,000 USD in prize money along with a direct qualification slot in the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17, which grants the team a chance to further qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 17.