Movistar Riders win ESL Challenger at DreamHack Valencia 2022

ESL Challenger at DreamHack Valencia 2022 has ended. Movistar Riders won the eight-team tournament, took home the grand prize of $50,000 and qualified for the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17.

Let's take a look at the grand final journey of Movistar Riders and  Outsiders.

Outsiders' journey to the grand final

Outsiders took first place in the group stage with a win over 00 Nation and Sprout.

Group A

Place Team W/L
1st Outsiders 2-0
2nd Sprout 2-1
3rd 00 Nation 1-2
4th FURIA Esports 0-2


Outsiders were paired with Rare Atom in the semifinals of the playoffs. They won on Inferno with a score of 16-12 and on Vertigo 16-14, thus advancing  to the grand final.

Credit: ESL

Movistar Riders’ journey to the grand final

Movistar Riders took a staggering 16-0 win over HUMMER Esports in Group B. They also won 16-3 against MIBR. With this magnificent performance, they finished first in Group B.

Group B

Place Team W/L
1st Movistar Riders 2-0
2nd Rare Atom 2-1
3rd MIBR 1-2
4th HUMMER Esports 0-2


In the semifinals, Movistar Riders faced Sprout. Having won 16-5 on Inferno, Movistar Riders also won 16-11 on Nuke and advanced to the grand final.

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Credit: ESL

Comeback in the grand final

Outsiders started the spectacular grand final in Valencia with a 16-9 win on Inferno. With their tremendous performance in the group stage, it was clear that Movistar Riders would not give up easily. First, they tied the score by winning a fantastic game on Overpass with a score of 16-14. The winner of the grand final was announced on the Vertigo map. The last map was also quite competitive. Movistar Riders again won 16-14 and became champions on their home turf.

Prize pool

Place USD Team Seed
1st $50,000 Movistar Riders EPL Conference S17
2nd $20,000 Outsiders -
3rd-4th $10,000 Rare Atom -
5th-6th $3,000 00 Nation
7th-8th $2,000 FURIA Esports
HUMMER Esports


With this performance, Movistar Riders became the fourth team to participate in the ESL Pro League Conference Season 17. Maybe this championship will pave the way for Movistar Riders to ESL Pro League Season 17. Stay on Luckbox to get informed about this journey of Movistar Riders.