ESL has revealed the two ESL Challenger Katowice groups, each consisting of four teams
ESL has revealed the highly-anticipated groups for the ESL Challenger Katowice, featuring a total of eight teams. The teams, which will be divided into two groups of four, will battle it out in a thrilling double-elimination group stage, paving the way for a nail-biting single-elimination playoff bracket.
Only a little over a week until we kick off #ESLChallenger Katowice!
Check out the brackets for both groups, and their opening matchups 👇 pic.twitter.com/3L0N9ry0lR
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) May 31, 2023
ENCE enter the tournament as the highest-ranked team. Placed in the highly-anticipated Group A, ENCE prepares to go head-to-head with the South African dark horse, Bravado, who earned their place in the event through a hard-fought national qualifier.
Group A will also have the second-highest-ranked team in the competition, Virtus.pro. The Russian organization have not yet revealed their roster for the event taking place in Poland. They are scheduled to face Party Astronauts, a team formed by the ex-EG White core, in their opening match.
Group B at ESL Challenger Katowice kicks off with an exciting South American showdown between paiN and 9z in the first round of play. Adding to the intensity, FORZE and ECSTATIC, who recently clashed in the CCT 2023 Online Finals 1 grand final, will meet again in a highly-anticipated rematch. Andrey “Jerry” Mekhryakov and his team will aim to replicate their online victory on LAN as they strive to defend their title.
ESL Challenger Katowice Groups
- Party Astronauts