In what seems like a lightning-fast turnaround, the qualifiers for Challengers Elite Stage 4 are already here.
Just a week after the Toronto Open event as part of Major 3, Challengers players are back in action to try and qualify for the top event of their regular season.
The four teams that have already qualified earned their spots from placing in the top four in Elite Stage 3.
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The champs of Stage 3 have been forced into another change by the London Royal Ravens. Joey “Gismo” Owen is back with the starting roster and as a result, they’ve had to make a move.
They’ve brought in Connor “Weeman” Chilton from Team WaR as their reinforcement for Stage 4.
And on the other side of the Weeman move, Team WaR have opted to bring in London sub Harry “Harry” Payne to the roster.
They’ve struggled for placements in the last couple of events and will be hoping to bounce back in this stage of the Elite.
Both Spanish teams really struggled in Toronto. They’ve been found out on LAN twice this season. Heading back to their favoured online playground, they’ll no doubt be back to their best.
Both AYM and ROKKR have shared players this season, both have looked near-unbeatable at times. Can they replicate that this stage?
Teams in the qualifier
16 teams will compete in a one-day qualifier to earn places in the Elite Stage 4. They will take part in a double elimination bracket, with the hope of earning a spot amongst the best of the best.
One of several teams having to battle the return-from-Toronto jetlag this weekend will be Nixuh. Their four-stack roster has stayed the same for a while now and that built-up chemistry will serve them well.
After a solid run in Toronto and qualification to Stage 3 of the Elite, Niall and co. are back again to try and replicate their success.
No changes for their roster as they try and make sticking together pay off for them.
Brand New Day blew up their roster and now the new Vitalize roster is here. JCwyley and Izaac move across to team with Higgy and Divvxll for this weekend’s event.
Another team to take on a former member of Brand New Day. Pac and Crookie both join Aroma and LewTee to form the new Skelp roster.
Genesis and oEleven have both found new homes for this weekend’s qualifier.
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Kels and Paddy both stick together following Toronto. They pick up Genesis and the returning Dqvee. A team from all corners of the UK.
Team Aw0babobs are sticking together after a solid outing in the Toronto Open last weekend. The French have always shown prowess when it comes to online competition.
The return of Breszy from NA Challengers will no doubt be a huge boost.
Another French roster. This Sileo Synes roster looks completely different to the one that qualified for the Elite Stage 3.
The introduction of Clousy needs to be a seamless transition if they are to repeat their qualification from last time out.
Both Katana Gaming and Ricochet have come together to put together a monster roster for the Elite.
The two teams share their best talent with Keza looking to come into the side and make something great happen.
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Dizzy and co. have been one of the EU teams that has shown constant progression in the last few weeks. They crashed out of the Toronto Open thanks to a map five, round 11 loss to Team WaR.
They’ll try and bounce back from that to qualify for back-to-back Elite stages.
Another mix-n-match team of names that were in Toronto last weekend. Kez and co were double-rounded in Canada but will be keen to show their quality this weekend as part of the Challengers Elite Stage 4 qualifier.
These are all the rosters attempting to qualify for Challengers Elite Stage 4 in EU. The NA region has it’s own separate version of the tournament.
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