CCT Central Europe Series 4, ESL Challenger League S43 Relegation fantasy games open
Build your own rosters and test your Counter-Strike knowledge in the latest round of HLTV.org fantasy games.
The playoffs of CCT Central Europe Series 4 are set to begin on Thursday, December 15, with 16 teams, including the likes of BIG, Astralis, GamerLegion, and Movistar Riders, duking it out for the chance to earn the final 150 ladder points on offer as well as the $22,000 first-place prize.
ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe Relegation, meanwhile, kicks off on Friday, with another 16 teams being thrown into a double-elimination bracket to try and fend off demotion. 500 enter the competition as the highest seed, sitting at No. 25 on the world ranking, and are joined by Audric "JACKZ" Jug's HEET and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's Falcons. The opening matchups for the event will be announced on Thursday, December 15.
Accompanying these two end-of-year events is another set of HLTV Fantasy games, where players will be able to build their own lineups to have a chance at winning skin prizes. These two games are not a part of the Fall season, and therefore will not reward any points to that respective leaderboard.
Nicolai "device" Reedtz heads into CCT Central Europe Series 4 as the most popular player. The Dane impressed in his long-awaited return to competition in the playoffs of CCT North Europe Series 2, where he put up a 1.43 rating across the two series played. The legendary AWPer also boasts a rather modest $215,000 price tag, enough to leave a dent in your wallet but considerably less than some of his peers, which makes him a solid choice for players' custom-built rosters.
Sitting just behind the Astralis sniper is the BIG trio of Josef "faveN" Baumann ($196,000), Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz ($215,000), and Nils "k1to" Gruhne ($202,000). The German outfit are the highest-ranked squad competing in the tournament, and players have naturally gravitated toward the team's members to round out their ranks.
Those on a budget could turn their attention to ECSTATIC. The Danish quintet are all inexpensive choices, with Casper "Cabbi" Jensen, the team's most costly choice, only setting you back $197,000. Similarly, GamerLegion can prove to be an economic pick for people wishing to save some cash for the heavy hitters; the Major-attending players of Nicolas "Keoz" Dgus, Kamil "siuhy" Szkaradek, and Mihai "iM" Ivan fetch no more than $194,000.
Those who clinch a podium finish in the HLTV x Roobet league can win the following prizes:
1. Navaja Knife | Damascus Steel (Field-Tested)
2. M4A1-S | Dark Water (Field-Tested)
3. AWP | Redline (Field-Tested)
kennyS has attracted the most attention in the ESL Challenger League Season 43 Relegation fantasy game, leading the charge as the top-picked player. The French marksman benefits from being one of the most financially sound competitors in the game, with an asking price of just $188,000.
On the flip side of things, those looking to secure the services of Denis "deko" Zhukov will need to dig deep and fork out $226,000. The Russian has been a lifeline for his lineup to justify the hefty price tag, though, averaging a team-high 1.24 rating over the past three months.
500 are the only team in the do-or-die event to be in the top 30, and are one of the favourites to stave off demotion down to ESEA Advanced. With this in mind, Aleks "Rainwaker" Petrov might be a solid choice; the Bulgarian sports the highest rating in his squad and could be a fruitful and worthwhile pick-up if the side performs to the standard expected of them.
The skins up for the taking in the HLTV x Roobet game are:
1. Gut Knife | Damascus Steel (Field-Tested)
2. AK-47 | Neon Rider (Field-Tested)
3. AWP | Neo-Noir (Field-Tested)
Please take note of the Fantasy rules before competing as they provide important information regarding the prizes, eligibility, and selection of winners. Fantasy is free of charge and can be played in official HLTV leagues, as well as independently organized private and public ones.
Start playing Fantasy by going to the Fantasy page here.