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ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 – Tournament Format & Guide

22 Apr 2024
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  • ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 is set to start on Friday, April 26, 2024
  • 8 Counter-Strike teams
  • $100,000 prize pool and invite to ESL Pro League Season 20 on the line
ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024
ESL Challenger
ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 is an upcoming Counter-Strike esports tournament, which is set to start on Friday, April 26, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. It’ll welcome CS2 teams from four regions, competing for the lion’s share of the prize pool and one ticket leading to ESL Pro League Season 20.

Even though ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 isn’t an S-Tier tournament, it’s an important qualifying event, and one no esports fan should miss. Despite being a short event, ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 will offer plenty of betting opportunities to explore for anyone with accounts with the best Counter-Strike bookmakers.
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When Is ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024?


ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 is set to kick off on Friday, April 26, 2024, and conclude on Sunday, April 28, with the grand finals.

Where Is ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024?


ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 will be held at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 Format


ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 will be divided into two stages, the group stage and playoffs.
In the group stage, the eight participating teams will be divided into two double-elimination groups of four. 

All matches except for winners’ and opening matches will be best-of-three. The top two teams will advance to the playoffs. The playoffs will be single-elimination, with all matches played as best-of-three, including the grand finals.

Group Stage


  • Eight Counter-Strike teams
  • Two double-elimination format (GSL) groups
  • Opening & Winner’s matches are best-of-one (BO1)
  • Elimination & Decider matches are best-of-three (BO3)

Playoffs


  • Four Counter-Strike teams
  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-three (BO3) series

What Is the ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 Prize Pool?


ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 will offer a $100,000 prize pool; however, the main prize is the ticket for ESL Pro League Season 20. The champions will take home half of the total pot ($50,000), while the bottom two teams will collect $2,000 each.

  • Champions – $50,000 + ESL Pro League Season 20 invite
  • Runners-up – $20,000 
  • 3rd-4th-place – $10,000
  • 5th-6th-place – $3,000
  • 7th-8th-place - $2,000

ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 Betting Odds


Esports bookmakers have already released ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 outright odds, which clearly distinguish the main favourites from the rest.

Aurora are the current favourites to win the tournament at 2.25, followed by Apeks (2.80) and MIBR (3.75), who round up the list of the top dogs of the event.

Team
Odds
Aurora2.25
Apeks2.80
MIBR3.75
Rebels12.00
Party Astronauts26.00
Rooster41.00
Sunday School151.00
KZG251.00

Rebels sit in fourth at 12.00, and are the only remaining CS team at under 20.00, with Party Astronauts (26.00), Rooster (41.00), Sunday School (151.00), and KZG (251.00) all priced as underdogs.

Where To Bet on ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024?


ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 might not be an S-Tier event like the ESL Pro League, but it’s well-covered by all online betting sites that offer esports betting markets. Still, while it’s easy to find ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 markets, it’s important to use the best bookmakers to bet on Counter-Strike.

Stake is one of the top choices for CS punters, with competitive betting odds, excellent market coverage, and solid bonuses and promotions. That includes a welcome bonus of up to $3,000 with promo code NEWBONUS.