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Challenger Series Qualifiers: Survival Guide

The European Challenger Series Qualifiers are almost underway. Here’s everything you need to know about the 12 teams competing, the schedule and where to watch!

What’s on the line?

The EU CS Qualifiers will see teams competing throughout the week to determine the two top teams that will be promoted into the Challenger Series.  The 12 teams will be separated into two groups, until only four teams remain. The top two teams from each group will face off in two Best of 5 matches. Two of them will stand victorious and advance to the the next tier of competition: the EU Challenger Series.

All games will be played on patch 6.24, with the new champion Camille enabled. We will still be using the 6-ban system for CSQ, with the 10-ban system being implemented for the start of the CS Spring Split. For more information about the format, and the qualification process, click here.

Let’s take a look at the groups:

Group A

Team Tricode Region
Fnatic Academy FNA EU (EUW #3)
EURONICS Gaming ESG EU (EUW #1)
Team-LDLC DLC France
ASUS ROG Army ROG Spain
Bobaski BOB Poland
Nerv NRV EU (CS #6)

Group B

Team Tricode Region
AlienTech Esports AT EU (EUW# 2)
Team Larssen TLR UK and Ireland
ALTERNATE aTTaX ATN Germany
Team Kinguin TK EU (EUNE #1)
Team Forge 4G EU (CS #5)
Tricked Esports TRC Nordic

When Can I Watch?

The twelve teams will meet on the Rift for the Group Stages, starting on Jan 10 at 5PM CET and continuing through the 11, 12, 13, and 14. Each day will feature six Best of 1s.

 
Game January 10 January 11 January 12 January 13 January 14
G1 - 5PM CET FNA vs. ESG FNA vs DLC NRV vs ESG DLC vs NRV ROG vs BOB
G2 - 6PM CET AT vs. TLR AT vs ATN TRC vs TLR ATN vs TRC TK vs 4G
G3 - 7PM CET BOB vs. NRV ROG vs NRV FNA vs ROG BOB vs FNA ESG vs DLC
G4 - 8PM CET 4G vs. TRC TK vs TRC AT vs TK 4G vs AT TLR vs ATN
G5 - 9PM CET DLC vs ROG ESG vs BOB DLC vs BOB ESG vs ROG NRV vs FNA
G6 - 10PM CET ATN vs TK TLR vs 4G ATN vs 4G TLR vs TK TRC vs AT

EU CS Qualifier Finals

The final four teams will meet on January 15 at 2PM CET / 5AM PT. There’ll be two Best of 5 matches for the final showdown.

  • Game 1: Winner of A vs Runner up of B
  • Game 2: Winner of B vs Runner up of A

How Do I Tune In?

Head over to watch.lolesports.com to watch and check out our local language broadcasts from our partners, which will be in English, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish.