ESL Challenger February invites revealed
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.
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: