ESL Challenger Rotterdam closed qualifier invites revealed

Eight teams from three regions have been invited to the Dutch event's closed qualifiers.

ESL Challenger Rotterdam is taking place on October 14-16 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, featuring a $100,000 prize pool, alongside a spot at ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference for the winner.

The tournament will feature eight teams, of which four will be invited directly and the other four will come from regional closed qualifiers, with each awarding one spot at the event. Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek's Nixuh is the only confirmed team at the event so far, having won the South African qualifier.

lauNX's Sprout will be competing in the closed qualifier

The European closed qualifier will consist of four teams coming from two different open qualifiers and the four invitees, which are Entropiq, Eternal Fire, forZe and Sprout. The event will run in a double-elimination best-of-three format on September 16-18.

The Europe closed qualifier invites are:

Russia Entropiq
Turkey Eternal Fire
Europe Open qualifier 1
Europe Open qualifier 2
Russia forZe
Denmark Sprout
Europe Open qualifier 1
Europe Open qualifier 2

The North American qualifier, running on September 17-18 will comprise of four teams, with Squirtle Squad and ATK being invited to the closed stage. TeamOne have also secured their spot by winning the first open qualifier.

The North America closed qualifier team list is as follows:

United States Squirtle Squad
North America Open qualifier 2

Imperial and paiN are the two teams invited to the South American qualifier, set to take place during September 14-15, with two more teams joining them from the open qualifiers.

The South America closed qualifier invites are:

Brazil Imperial
South America Open qualifier 1
Brazil paiN
South America Open qualifier 2
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Invite Eyeballers or RIOT
2022-09-08 14:10
1 reply
No more invites. They have to go though open qualifiers
2022-09-08 14:29
#2
spike | 
Turkey FxCt
#ForEF
2022-09-08 14:10
2 replies
Ez for Eternal Gods
2022-09-08 14:20
#12
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Turkey Under0
#ForEF
2022-09-08 14:23
#3
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CIS dreamshiver
yo why no OCE
2022-09-08 14:10
6 replies
The South African team has kindly volunteered to take last place for us at this event, so we’ll be there in spirit without needing to travel to Europe)
2022-09-08 14:21
2 replies
just make insta invite for The Boys in any event because of their best region rankings
2022-09-08 14:27
hahahaha
2022-09-08 14:30
Im glad they didnt,they are all bad yet they had more slot than asians literally every tournament
2022-09-08 15:03
2 replies
au cs > na cs
2022-09-08 15:04
1 reply
Au is worst of all trust me
2022-09-08 15:08
#4
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Spain batxe
ez for Nixuh
2022-09-08 14:11
#5
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Estonia dolba_joob
where is SC invite?
2022-09-08 14:11
#6
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Sweden pevzz
Ez4sprout
2022-09-08 14:12
#7
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Turkey RaynTr
Let's Go EF #forEF
2022-09-08 14:14
Siuu
2022-09-08 14:21
Ez4ef
2022-09-08 14:23
It's a nice tier 2 tournament
2022-09-08 14:23
Let's go Ef
2022-09-08 14:23
Entrolul ef kekw
2022-09-08 14:24
#19
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Romania Pecea
ez4launx - DELUSIONAL_LAUNX_FAN
2022-09-08 14:30
#20
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Russia mshkoda
Forze can do it
2022-09-08 14:51
And yet u wonder why asian cs is bad and dying ofc u gave them no chance from the beginning racist game
2022-09-08 15:01
Welcome to my city guys
2022-09-08 15:05
Mir will farm them
2022-09-08 15:06
Tyloo rare atom lynn vision ihc even wings up would beat those all na teams in that bracket thats how strong asian scene right now but these guys just dont get enough chances to compete, better quit and move on to valorant
2022-09-08 15:07
2 replies
#29
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United States Zedsamcat
0/8
2022-09-08 16:26
1 reply
Eg pa is tier2 in ur scene and just go look how wings up demolishd them
2022-09-08 16:59
Russians not welcome in the Netherlands.
2022-09-08 16:16
2 replies
dont talk shit dude
2022-09-08 18:31
1 reply
nothing shit about that
2022-09-08 18:46
#33
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Argentina mpocsgo
Why paiN and imperial? They already qualified for season 17 conference.. one by ecl 41 NA and the other by being 2nd at melbourne (pain won but they were already qualified again).. give another SA team the chance to do it..
2022-09-08 19:53
3 replies
#34
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Brazil CookieH
Becaus esl challengers is not a qualifier, the fact that gives a spot is just a plus. paiN and Imperial are the best placed in ESL Ranking
2022-09-09 19:04
1 reply
#36
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Argentina mpocsgo
thats why they should invite another teams..
2022-09-10 02:22
as u wish
2022-09-11 13:11
ESL CHALLENGER BELFAST WHEN?!?!
2022-09-09 23:25
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