ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe Lower Round– Predictions

Published: Dec 13, 2022 - Last Updated: Apr 8, 2024

ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe lower-bracket matches continue where they left off. Having seen underdogs pick up wins in previous rounds, the round 3 matches are just as breathtaking. Sangal Esports will try to continue their good run against Movistar Riders, while fnatic’s young players will try to take on strong opponents. Here is the schedule and predictions for the day.

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Movistar Riders vs Sangal Esports

Predictions: Sangal Esports to win

Odds: 1.84

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When: December 13, 2022 – 20:00 CEST

Sangal Esports managed to stop their downward trajectory just in time. After losing 2-1 to team SINNERS and dropping to the lower-bracket in ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe, a relatively bad luck of the draw paired them with tough opponents like HEET and Bad News Eagles. 

Given their form at the time, Sangal were not expected to survive these encounters. However, they managed to beat both their opponents 2-1 to reach the lower-bracket round 3. Now they face Movistar Riders, who have had a better than expected year in 2022.

The Spain-based organization is far from the glory days of the first part of this year, which is why they recently made two changes to their roster. The new pieces of the roster are still adjusting and they have lost most of the matches they have played in this period. Despite this, they look the stronger side on paper, but with the wind at their backs, Sangal could spring a surprise.


Sprout vs Permitta

Predictions: Sprout to win

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When: December 13, 2022 – 20:00 CEST

Permitta comes into this match in better form than ever. Despite it being the end of the year, they have a very busy schedule and have won 7 games in a row. This confidence will be a big strength for them against Sprout. 

Sprout are currently ranked 19th in the World Rankings and are one of the strongest squads, right behind the Tier 1 teams. Although their opponents will have their hands full, Sprout will not make any mistakes in such an important match.

forZe vs fnatic Rising

CS Predictionsfnatic Rising to win

Odds: 4.21

CS:GO Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.BET

When: December 13, 2022 – 20:00 CEST

The young stars of Fnatic, one of the world’s leading esports organizations, came up big in the ESL Challenger League Season 43 Europe lower-bracket round 2, winning a crucial series against ex-Finest. Winning a close game against what many considered to be the underdogs showed that they are a team not to be underestimated.

Now they face another important team in forZe. The Russian representative has benched KENSI, who has been on the roster for about 2 years, and has been battling alongside clax, who has been wearing the K23 jersey recently. The young player has not fully adapted to his new team and fnatic Rising can take advantage of this.


CS:GO Predictions: 9INE to win

Odds: 1.52

CS:GO Betting Site: Odds provided by GG.BET

When: December 13, 2022 – 20:00 CEST

ENDPOINT and 9INE will face each other in a series where I think fatigue will be decisive. Having played 9 official matches in the last 10 days, ENDPOINT is quite tired compared to its opponent. It is quite common for teams that play consecutive matches to experience fatigue and consequently poor performance. 9INE will try to take advantage of this disadvantage.

The 9INE roster, made up of Polish players, is going through a good period. Almost every piece of the roster is contributing in the games they play, and different names are stepping up at key moments.

Luke Warr

Since: April 6, 2022

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