Groups for ESL Challenger Melbourne announced

The event is set to run from September 2–4, in Melbourne, Australia.

ESL have revealed the groups for ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022, the $100,000 event being hosted in Australia from September 2–4.

The eight-team tournament will be split into two groups of four, playing out in a double-elimination format for the group stage. The event will then transition into a single-elimination bracket for the playoffs.

nexa and company head into the tournament as the highest-ranked team

OG will be headlining Group A, with the European combine coming into the event as the clear favourites as they sit at 15th in the world ranking. EG White will also be making an appearance in Group A, having secured their berth after a successful campaign through the North American closed qualifier back in July.

On the other side of the bracket, Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes will be making his debut for Imperial after being announced by the Brazilian organisation yesterday. ORDER and VERTEX will also be joining Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo and company in Group B, with the home-town favourites hoping to make a splash in the event Down Under.

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The groups for ESL Challenger Melbourne are as follows:

Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
915
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1583
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
#1
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Ukraine SLGay
Ez for Imperial’s papito Fallen
2022-08-23 13:32
2 replies
#9
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Australia Sify
order #1
2022-08-23 13:32
1 reply
vertex wins 3v5
2022-08-23 17:20
Irrelevant event, ofc og are going to win
2022-08-23 13:32
17 replies
the illegitimate state of israel irrelevant #EZ4OCE
2022-08-23 13:37
11 replies
even If You hate israel You cant say its Irrelevant... everyone talk about us so much and oce best team is tier 3 so You know...
2022-08-23 13:37
3 replies
that still doesn't make you a country tho
2022-08-23 13:59
2 replies
so dumb...
2022-08-23 14:11
idc about Your opinion, check google maps, wikipedia, un and more
2022-08-23 14:15
loool ofc the austrailian is talking about politcs, corrupt country
2022-08-23 14:25
4 replies
um greece?????
2022-08-23 15:33
1 reply
my bad im fake flagger hol up
2022-08-23 17:35
the joke country speaks lmao
2022-08-23 15:54
#63
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Denmark 12inchNRG
I don't think a country full of low IQ, drunk, nationalist terrorists can speak about other countries.
2022-08-23 18:02
+1 BASED TAKE
2022-08-23 15:43
There’s no such thing as legitimate or illegitimate state. States either exist or they don’t. Stop spewing childish 0 iq talking points and learn some history.
2022-08-23 16:09
Pain has chance to beat them
2022-08-23 15:19
1 reply
true, But I think only in bo1..if its bo3 then og are 1 level above
2022-08-23 15:33
Just like FURIA was guaranteed to win Valencia ;)
2022-08-23 15:51
1 reply
Furia lost twice to tier 2 team (9z) before of that they were in shit form... but I agree everything can happen. and btw this time the groups are way easier than last time
2022-08-23 15:54
#74
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Ukraine rexyyCSGO
didnt age well
2022-09-04 00:28
#3
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Czech Republic forseti12
pog
2022-08-23 13:32
#4
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England pumk1n1
ez 4 order (to go into administration)
2022-08-23 13:32
imperial kekw
2022-08-23 13:32
#6
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Serbia Vinnier
ez4OG
2022-08-23 13:32
#7
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Australia Sify
ez4order
2022-08-23 13:32
#8
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Romania Belong2Rvr
Did Entropiq got visas for this ? :)))
2022-08-23 13:32
1 reply
#31
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Australia boblao
YUP
2022-08-23 14:15
#10
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Nepal Ekadeshcs
EZ 4 WINGS UP
2022-08-23 13:32
#11
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Spain batxe
Playoffs: OG - Entropiq - Imperial - Pain
2022-08-23 13:34
1 reply
#14
shox | 
Italy BNV
+1
2022-08-23 13:37
so ez for imperial
2022-08-23 13:37
#16
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United States 1Tuurtle
EZ for 31 year old talent pwnalone group A seems much more stacked to me. OG and Entropiq are the best teams at the event, while pain has an unproven new roster and imperial just changed a player
2022-08-23 13:38
deadly group B(
2022-08-23 13:43
#18
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Australia Jodelva
ez4Vertex
2022-08-23 13:45
very balanced xd
2022-08-23 13:47
#20
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Poland bigmilk01
group b is a joke
2022-08-23 13:52
4 replies
Indeed
2022-08-23 13:59
#27
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Australia boblao
bro esl really making it so all Brazilian teams get playoffs and therefore more views
2022-08-23 14:01
1 reply
Exactly this, unless ORDER can pull some wins
2022-08-23 19:56
#70
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Serbia DjapeZ
I mean if groups are made based on rankings than its legit.
2022-08-24 15:39
Ez tournament for OG / Imperial
2022-08-23 13:53
2 replies
Ez tournament for order/vertex/wings up/og/imperial/pain/entropiq
2022-08-26 07:47
1 reply
Facts
2022-08-26 09:52
Talent still not announced xd
2022-08-23 13:56
2 replies
#26
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Australia boblao
host and main caster is gonna be conky
2022-08-23 14:01
1 reply
please, i need it
2022-08-23 15:32
#25
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Russia mshkoda
Nice balance
2022-08-23 13:59
#28
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Australia poppyxox
esl challenger brisbane when
2022-08-23 14:05
#32
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France juli00_
Ez for nickelback
2022-08-23 14:19
#35
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Brazil themsk3
ez for professor
2022-08-23 14:36
all setting up for a OG x Imperial final, ESL are smart
2022-08-23 15:16
#40
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Brazil Anarchybr
Cmon Imperial let’s win at least this event so you can give us BR viewers a little hope BR CS is so bad nowadays that the last relevant thing we won was with FURIA in 2020… but of course it was during covid era so it was online tournaments from NA (I don’t even know if this counts as relevant lol)
2022-08-23 15:29
2 replies
its irrelevant without cis and eu teams
2022-08-23 16:04
1 reply
#57
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Brazil Anarchybr
CIS weren’t a force in beginning of 2020
2022-08-23 16:12
#42
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United States B0b3rT
Pa is gonna be running this shit let’s fucking go lads
2022-08-23 15:33
#45
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Canada _penguins
The best eg team
2022-08-23 15:36
Ez for degster
2022-08-23 15:54
Entropiq taking a big fat W here, no one here is on theit level. Lets fucking go
2022-08-23 15:57
paiN vs og finals inc
2022-08-23 15:58
1 reply
was thinking the same, pain will take group B, trust me bro
2022-08-23 18:50
RIGGED for Brazil. Cannot blame, though, Brazil’s got a huge audience. I wish the process of making groups was more transparent and rank based.
2022-08-23 16:11
Can Wings Up win from either team?
2022-08-23 16:28
1 reply
They could beat EG.
2022-08-23 19:53
tier 4
2022-08-23 17:25
#62
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Brazil hugoooo
Everything is set for Gaules to get big numbers (two BR vs two EU on playoffs)
2022-08-23 17:36
imperial vs og finals
2022-08-23 19:02
#66
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Hungary szia
if OG cant win this, they have MAJOR problems
2022-08-23 19:13
Ez for Entropiq
2022-08-23 19:53
Change the name to OG Cup
2022-08-27 10:33
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