Getting ready for the start of ESL Challenger League Season 41: Europe

ESL Challenger League Season 41: Europe will start today. Sixteen teams from Europe and the CIS will go into battle for a prize pool of $50,000, as well as a ticket to the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17, which will go to the winner. In this regard, we invite you to get acquainted with the format of the event, the distribution of the prize fund, as well as the participants of the ESL Challenger League Season 40: Europe.

Format of ESL Challenger League Season 41: Europe

The championship will begin with a group stage, within which sixteen teams are divided into four quartets in advance. Following the results of the group stage, the two best teams from each group will proceed to the playoffs, forming a Double-Elimination bracket. All matches of the championship will be held in BO3 format. At the same time, the grand final will be held in the BO5 format (with a handicap for the team that has passed the path to the playoffs without defeat).

Group A:

Group B:

Group C:

Group D:

Starting matches in each quartet are determined by a random draw. In the second round, the winners of the starting confrontations will meet each other, challenging the first place in the group, while the losing teams will compete for the last place and elimination from the tournament. In the third round, the teams with three points will compete for the last ticket to the playoffs and second place in the group.

Prize pool distribution

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ESL Challenger League Season 41: Europe will be held online from April 26 to June 26. Sixteen teams from Europe and the CIS will compete for a prize pool of $50,000, as well as a ticket to the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17, which will go to the winner.