On Sunday, Outsiders took home the ESL Challenger Rotterdam trophy and a $50.000 paycheck after taking down ENCE in the grand final with a 2-0 scoreline by winning Dust2 (16-8) and Vertigo (16-14). The Russian side also got a guaranteed spot in the ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference that will have a total of 16 teams competing. The date for the event is yet to be announced.
Outsiders’ way to the title wasn’t a walk in the park as the team faced resistance in the group stage, losing an intense 14-16 game to ENCE before they went on to beat Fluxo in two very close games. However, their playoff run at the event was a bit different, as the team thrived and took down MOUZ and ENCE to lift the trophy. Petr “fame” Bolyshev played a big role in the team’s victory, stepping up in the final with a 1.30 rating to help his team secure their second ESL Challenger trophy of the year.
ENCE, on the other hand, saw their dreams of a grand final win once again getting crushed, now for the third time of the year. The Rio Major Legends stage which begins November 5 will be ENCE’s focus from now on.
ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 | ENCE vs. Outsiders 0-2
Dust2 | 16-8
Vertigo | 16-14
MVP: Petr “fame” Bolyshev | 42-29 K/D | 82.1 ADR | 75.9% KAST | 1.30 Rating
ESL Challenger Rotterdam 2022 Final standings:
1. Outsiders - $50.000 and ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference spot
2. ENCE - $20.000
3-4. Eternal Fire - $10.000
3-4. MOUZ - $10.000
5-6. Fluxo - $3.000
5-6. Movistar Riders - $3.000
7-8. Nixuh - $2.000
7-8. TeamOne - $2.000