Eternal Fire clinch ESL Challenger Rotterdam spot over Entropiq

Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and company completed the lower-bracket run to qualify for the Dutch event.

The ESL Challenger Rotterdam European closed qualifier has drawn to a close, with Eternal Fire securing a first-place finish to lock in an appearance at the $100,000 event in the Netherlands.

The Turkish side completed the lower-bracket run to pull off their qualification, staving off elimination with wins over forZe, Sprout, 1WIN, and Iron Branch, before moving past Entropiq 2-0 in the grand finals.

Eternal Fire have a busy schedule ahead of them for the next few weeks. The Engin "⁠MAJ3R⁠" Küpeli-led lineup will first head to Malta for their ESL Pro League Season 16 Group D and IEM Road to Rio Europe RMR campaigns, before travelling to the Netherlands shortly afterwards for ESL Challenger Rotterdam.

woxic powered his side to a first-place finish with a team-high 1.22 rating throughout the event

Eternal Fire are the penultimate team to secure their spot in the Dutch tournament, joining Nixuh and Fluxo who survived the South African and South American qualifiers, respectively, to guarantee an appearance at the event.

The three teams will go up against Movistar Riders, MOUZ, ENCE, and Outsiders, who all received direct invites thanks to their placing on the ESL ranking. The winner of the North American closed qualifier will fill the last spot up for grabs, with ATK currently waiting to find out their grand final opponent.

ESL Challenger Rotterdam will play out from October 14-16 and feature a $50,000 cash prize alongside a place in ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference for the winner.

The list of teams attending ESL Challenger Rotterdam is currently:

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1804
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1082
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
EZ EF back in top 30 tomorrow!!
2022-09-18 23:40
6 replies
*20
2022-09-18 23:42
5 replies
eternal noobs
2022-09-18 23:53
3 replies
need bomb bug to win
2022-09-19 01:38
#36
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Turkey eraySecer
KEKW flair checks
2022-09-19 01:58
1 reply
#42
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Turkey emr111
iyi dedin
2022-09-19 06:24
#41
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Turkey emr111
top 21
2022-09-19 06:24
fluke
2022-09-18 23:39
1 reply
just like cis "era"
2022-09-19 09:36
Nixuh winning 🥱
2022-09-18 23:40
turkiye stays winning
2022-09-18 23:40
#5
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i actually cant believe that this EF is somewhat working , never expected Paz and Majer to not be washed
2022-09-18 23:40
6 replies
#44
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Turkey emr111
ikr. i was so sure that maj3r couldnt frag but somehow its working and i cant say im not glad rn
2022-09-19 06:25
1 reply
#50
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Pakistan LoOuU2
cant say im not glad rn either !
2022-09-19 15:22
#49
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ALLAHTARES
paz aint working so far tho
2022-09-19 10:46
3 replies
#51
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Pakistan LoOuU2
they are winning and qualifying , i guess thats what matters at the end
2022-09-19 15:23
2 replies
#53
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ALLAHTARES
they would have done the same with the old lineup, even maybe a lot easier. epl and eu rmr will show if it's working or not.
2022-09-19 16:41
1 reply
#55
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well you aren't wrong , they would qualify for events here and there with the old lineup too but do nothing after
2022-09-19 18:27
#6
woxic | 
Turkey xprezz
im so happy
2022-09-18 23:41
HAHA SO EZ WE GONNA TAKE THIS TROPHY AGAIN
2022-09-18 23:41
#8
woxic | 
Turkey acaroo
lets go woxic, GO KILL
2022-09-18 23:42
#9
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Turkey allahiyedim
lets goooo auuuu
2022-09-18 23:42
astralis BOTS
2022-09-18 23:42
Based
2022-09-18 23:42
FİNALLY SOME GOOD NEWS
2022-09-18 23:43
ez for EF
2022-09-18 23:43
bismillah paz is very good mashallah
2022-09-18 23:43
1 reply
LMAO
2022-09-19 16:17
gg wp c u and gl all
2022-09-18 23:46
We fell in death group again
2022-09-18 23:48
3 replies
Groups havent announced yet lol
2022-09-18 23:50
2 replies
i can see
2022-09-18 23:52
1 reply
If you confirm groups as a bunch of teams name are listed repeadetly, RMR groups should have seen like that : hltv.org/news/34477/ecstatic-lock-in-spo..
2022-09-18 23:58
So ez
2022-09-18 23:50
Would've qualified with El1an like they did for Melbourne 🥱 Now cheater is holding them back
2022-09-18 23:50
1 reply
Ellan was not that great, but sensei played like a fpl star : baiting, repeeking. Woxic owned him bad.
2022-09-19 04:16
#21
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Turkey Leistragon
Well Done boys
2022-09-18 23:51
#24
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Turkey anliyorum
lets go boys
2022-09-18 23:54
Being undefeated in upper bracket and not having a map advantage seems unfair.
2022-09-18 23:58
2 replies
EF had played a bo3 match earlier today so its fair i think
2022-09-19 00:14
it's always like that
2022-09-19 02:10
Ezzzzzzzezzzzzzzz
2022-09-18 23:58
LESSS GO
2022-09-19 00:00
so ez
2022-09-19 00:01
#32
clowN | 
Other w0rId
ex for xantares
2022-09-19 00:16
#forEF
2022-09-19 00:34
#34
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Turkey yeeGeT
first first place oley
2022-09-19 01:03
Ellan was a problem, but clearly Sensei is not for now a solution. The guy was baiting hard, repeeking angles. Woxic owned him so badly.
2022-09-19 04:14
Another win for turkiye
2022-09-19 04:23
Let's go ETERNAL WİNNERS
2022-09-19 06:24
#45
kennyS | 
Turkey 9ll
Hopefully EF will make good run. Anyways, gl to all teams.
2022-09-19 07:54
Ex-akuma players forever cursed letsgooooo
2022-09-19 08:26
Letsss goooo boyzzz <3 we will be in the top 10 soon
2022-09-19 09:25
#54
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Turkey Yigite3555
ez4ef
2022-09-19 17:11
#56
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Turkey yeeGeT
epl and major qual is gonna be banger
2022-09-20 02:37
ez4efefefef
2022-09-20 17:11
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