ESL Challenger February invites revealed

Two top ten squads, FURIA and Virtus.pro, have been added to the team pool.

The four invited teams for ESL Challenger February, the now online tournament formerly taking place at DreamHack Anaheim, have been announced by ESL on Friday. FURIA, Virtus.pro, Movistar Riders, and Dignitas are all set to compete in the $100,000 event beginning in February.

VP will kick off their 2022 at ESL Challenger February

The four invited sides will face off against four qualified teams from different regions. The newly signed HEET won the European qualifier, Complexity (then playing as Extra Salt) topped North America, 9z came in through South America, and ORDER won the Oceanic qualifier.

The tournament was originally slated to take place as a LAN event at DreamHack Anaheim in California, but due to a surge in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic caused by the virus's Omicron variant, it was moved online and will take place in Europe with the same teams and format.

Here is the full team lineup for ESL Challenger February 2022:

#1
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Finland Cucumber))
nice
2022-01-21 19:02
9 replies
#33
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Brazil LMZILLA
FURIA vs VP final furia 2x1 drop mvp
2022-01-21 19:33
6 replies
#43
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Finland Cucumber))
yuurih gonna farm arT back into form saffee consistent OWNER ! KSCERATO just the best Brazilian player drop
2022-01-21 19:47
2 replies
#45
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Brazil LMZILLA
drop MVP
2022-01-21 19:49
1 reply
#61
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Finland Cucumber))
ok i'm fine with that!
2022-01-21 20:58
#75
arT | 
Spain nTapps
Bold predict. (on drops part) Im betting on saffee mvp
2022-01-21 22:35
1 reply
+1
2022-01-22 01:02
#86
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Argentina blatxer
9z will destroy everyone
2022-01-27 19:09
+1 expected Riders there!
2022-01-21 22:20
1 reply
#76
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Finland Cucumber))
Hope they keep their form up They were insane at the end of last year
2022-01-21 22:57
Nice
2022-01-21 19:02
HEET WILL WIN
2022-01-21 19:03
2 replies
XDDDD
2022-01-21 19:21
#30
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Tonga systeMMMMM
I hope so
2022-01-21 19:26
#5
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Spain JaviSnchzX
Let's Go Rideeeeeeerss!!
2022-01-21 19:03
#6
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Germany CEO_OF_322
Who cares
2022-01-21 19:03
1 reply
#41
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Spain Otanno
Yeah. Wales, golf, Ecstatic... in that order...
2022-01-21 19:41
#7
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Argentina ArgCs
Go 9z!!!!
2022-01-21 19:04
ez for MRS.
2022-01-21 19:06
2 replies
#73
arT | 
Spain nTapps
That would be nice
2022-01-21 22:34
#74
arT | 
Spain nTapps
Riders first tournament of year?
2022-01-21 22:34
#10
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Canada _penguins
Kinda disappointing that only one NA team is competing in a tournament that was supposed to happen in NA.
2022-01-21 19:06
3 replies
Furia is NA aswell
2022-01-21 19:35
2 replies
#54
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
no, Furia play at NA, but Furia is BR
2022-01-21 20:17
1 reply
#72
arT | 
Spain nTapps
Being NA where they play and prac. Not where they are from. Thus Furia is na
2022-01-21 22:33
#12
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Greece RedWinter
no godsent wtf((
2022-01-21 19:09
1 reply
#55
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
+1
2022-01-21 20:18
#13
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Brazil jzeni
sexo?
2022-01-21 19:09
1 reply
#56
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
atós libidinosos com intuito de reprodução?
2022-01-21 20:18
#14
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Europe Amne_cs
VAMOS RIDERS
2022-01-21 19:10
Let's Go FURIAAAA!!!!!
2022-01-21 19:10
finally virtus pro might win something
2022-01-21 19:13
#18
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Poland moistu
VP VS FURIA FOR SURE FINAL
2022-01-21 19:14
1 reply
#71
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Spain nTapps
I would like to see Furia V col
2022-01-21 22:32
#19
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Poland moistu
tournaments without NaVi are so interesting
2022-01-21 19:15
why dignitas invited? they are all washed up they don't deserve it
2022-01-21 19:15
1 reply
+1
2022-01-21 19:16
Vamos Riders
2022-01-21 19:19
One more MVP awarded tournament, at least with current ranking.
2022-01-21 19:19
#29
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Turkey EfeZz24
why they get invite?furia,complexity,vp all have epl spots wtf
2022-01-21 19:24
3 replies
#38
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Argentina mocos
+1
2022-01-21 19:35
I think you are mixing it up. ESL Challenger League is different which replaced ESEA Premier to give slots into EPL Conference. This event is supposed to replace Dreamhack Opens.
2022-01-21 20:06
1 reply
#70
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Spain nTapps
Thanks
2022-01-21 22:31
GO RIDERS
2022-01-21 19:26
#34
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
9z without try kekw
2022-01-21 19:33
5 replies
#39
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Argentina ArgCs
The new roster is amazing
2022-01-21 19:36
4 replies
Which one?
2022-01-21 19:49
3 replies
#50
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Spain x676
Luken, dav1d, max, dgt, rox.... its better than the old one even if they lost try.
2022-01-21 19:59
2 replies
rox needs to be changed tbh. I'd add some guy like nython or maybe pancc?
2022-01-21 20:01
1 reply
#60
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Spain x676
why would they sign portuguese speaking players when they can speak all in spanish? lmao. and rox is doing the nasty roles anyways.
2022-01-21 20:57
#35
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Spain x676
Nice
2022-01-21 19:34
#36
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United States compl3x_
GO COMPLEXITY
2022-01-21 19:34
#40
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Finland AliSabid
nice!
2022-01-21 19:40
but dont FURIA VP COL and Movistar riders have a EPL spot already?
2022-01-21 19:43
2 replies
#49
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United States cybonics
COL is playing for Extra Salt, who qualified last year.
2022-01-21 19:55
1 reply
#68
arT | 
Spain nTapps
So there was an extra invite cuz if this?
2022-01-21 22:27
LFO >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ODAH
2022-01-21 19:49
VAMOS RIDERS!!!!!!!!
2022-01-21 19:54
Practice event for Furia and VP. Katowice is nearby.
2022-01-21 20:14
1 reply
#67
arT | 
Spain nTapps
Interesting point. They might use it to prac unusual tactics.
2022-01-21 22:27
#57
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Brazil largadooo
LET'S KILL 'EM ALL FURIA! Are you ready to come face to face with Saffee aka the Grim Reaper?
2022-01-21 20:27
ez god f0rest
2022-01-21 20:36
LETS GO COL!!!
2022-01-21 20:53
SIIIII RIDERS!!!
2022-01-21 21:16
#65
arT | 
Spain nTapps
Yes. That's is going to be an awesome tournament
2022-01-21 22:25
1 reply
#66
arT | 
Spain nTapps
Furia and Riders. So much love
2022-01-21 22:25
GO RIDERS
2022-01-21 22:29
#79
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Serbia Ljannister
Ez for vp
2022-01-22 01:06
Complexity have signed up for everything they can get into so far.
2022-01-22 02:20
issa problem
2022-01-22 02:56
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