ESEA reveal Global Challenge groups

ESEA have revealed groups for the Season 22 Global Challenge, set to start tomorrow at ESL studios in Katowice, Poland.

Eight teams have been split into two groups according to their seeds. The entire group stage will be played in a GSL format in best-of-one matches.

Winners of the Oceanic and North American leagues, Chiefs and Echo Fox, were placed in Group A alongside European runners-up ENCE and semi-finalists ALTERNATE aTTaX.


MK were matched up to g3x in Group B

In Group B European winners MK will be facing Brazilian champions g3x in the initial match, while Pnda was put up against Crowns, who were invited for the event upon VG.CyberZen and Bravado dropping out.

The groups are as follows:

Group A Group B
United States Echo Fox  Bulgaria MK
Finland ENCE United States Pnda
Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX  Sweden Crowns
Australia Chiefs Brazil g3x

You can find the full schedule below:

Saturday, August 27th
10:00  United States Echo Fox vs. Australia Chiefs  BO1
11:20 Finland ENCE vs. Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX BO1
12:40 Bulgaria MK vs. Brazil g3x BO1
14:00 United States Pnda vs. Sweden Crowns BO1
15:20 Group A elimination match   BO1
16:40 Group B elimination match BO1
18:00 Group A winners' match BO1
19:20 Group B winners' match BO1
20:40 Group A decider    BO1
22:00 Group B decider   BO1
     
Sunday, August 28th
11:00 Semi-final #1 (A1 vs. B2)   BO3
14:30 Semi-final #2 (B1 vs. A2)   BO3
18:00 Grand final   BO3

And the prize distribution is once again:

1. $18,000
2. $10,000
3-4. $5,000
5-6. $3,000
7-8. $3,000

The $50,000 event will be streamed on ESEA's Twitch channel, which you'll be able to find on the match pages, as well as in the Stream section on the main page once it goes live.

#1
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Macau BoxxyBabe 
GL to all the teams P.S. EZ4ENCE and thanks mom for believing me i said one day i will be first and here i am now.
2016-08-26 13:01
#3
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Australia CKS 
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi
2016-08-26 12:59
got #5 nvm ill get to 1 one day you will see fucking online bots :D btw this is shit,where is tricked where is the god himself H U N D E N ?
2016-08-26 13:02
#6
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Czech Republic csl1337 
n1
2016-08-26 12:58
#7
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Europe skelteR 
n1
2016-08-26 12:58
#10
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Sweden MasturB 
ok
2016-08-26 12:58
cool
2016-08-26 12:58
is this happining because we are from bulgaria?
2016-08-26 12:59
#15
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Ez for Ence
2016-08-26 13:00
#16
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Brazil PlasticB0Y 
g3x is fucked, but i believe... LETS GO kNg !
2016-08-26 13:00
#17
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Ez mk
2016-08-26 13:00
3z for echo fox
2016-08-26 13:04
ENCE VS ECHO FOX HYPE
2016-08-26 13:04
#20
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
GL Crowns & G3X
2016-08-26 13:08
#21
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Slovakia cheatersw0w 
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-08-26 13:09
EZ G3X
2016-08-26 13:13
EZ FOR ECHO FOX, HARD FOR ENCE BCOZ NO ALLU
2016-08-26 13:18
what is this? tier 5-10 tournament? but ez for ence
2016-08-26 13:21
50k tournament and so bad teams? ENKE would win this easily with allu in the roster but MK will win this.
2016-08-26 13:25
#28
Poland wed 
Because of Bravado's and CyberZen's visa issues. Also TyLoo and VP forfeited ESEA Premier.
2016-08-26 13:32
#26
reaLy | 
Austria reaLy8D 
Echo fox #1
2016-08-26 13:26
#27
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-------EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-------EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE----------------------------------------------EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE-------------------------------------------EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE--------------------------EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE----------------------EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE------------------------------EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE---------------------------EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-------EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-------EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE-EZ-ENCE
2016-08-26 13:32
#29
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Bulgaria BySorax 
Lets go MK
2016-08-26 13:32
Should be ez for keev
2016-08-26 13:40
#31
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Spain kyrtacha 
ez4MK
2016-08-26 13:47
bubble the best.EZ4MK
2016-08-26 13:49
#33
CeRq | 
Bulgaria CeRqTOP1 
EZ4MK
2016-08-26 13:58
EZ FOR LILMAN
2016-08-26 14:07
I'm not the biggest tier four expert, but isn't this seeding really weird? I'd think it'd be EF, ALT, ENCE, Chiefs and MK, g3x, Crowns, Pnda
2016-08-26 14:20
EZ FOR STEELENDA!
2016-08-26 14:22
#38
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Netherlands Lurox 
change.org/p/valve-fix-your-game Vote for the petition to fix CSGO hitboxes!
2016-08-26 14:29
#39
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Sweden Jonnebror 
ez for Crowns
2016-08-26 15:21
close for public?
2016-08-26 16:13
is kng that good ?
2016-08-26 16:15
#42
Korea yuh 
ez 4 mr man
2016-08-26 16:24
go g3x!!! EZ KNG
2016-08-26 17:11
#44
coldzera | 
Belgium NoR09 
E4ENCE
2016-08-26 17:25
GL to baeg@res!
2016-08-26 18:06
Nice to see g3x in the international scene. good luck samba boys
2016-08-26 21:01
we aren't only samba. ;-;
2016-08-26 22:05
ok, favelas corruption pele
2016-08-27 01:06
=/
2016-08-27 15:33
Let's go g3x!!!
2016-08-26 22:05
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