ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 groups revealed
Tournament operator ESL has announced the group draw for ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022. The $100,000 tournament will be held from September 2 to 9 and will be the first international event to take place in Australia since 2019.
Eight teams will start the competition in two groups, where they will play in the Double Elimination (GSL) format. The top two teams from each quartet will advance to the playoffs.
The opening matches of the group stage will be best-of-one, while the promotion and elimination meetings will be played in best-of-threes. The decisive stage of the tournament will feature a Single Elimination best-of-three format.
The groups are:
Evil Geniuses (Party Astronauts)
In addition to the prize money, the teams taking part in ESL Challenger Melbourne 2022 will battle out one ticket to EPL Conference Season 17, the final qualifying event for the seventeenth season of the ESL Pro League.