The 2001 Champions Challenge for men was the inaugural tournament of the Champions Challenge field hockey championship. It took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 7 to December 15, 2001.
Participating nations were Argentina, Belgium, host Malaysia, India, Japan, and South Africa. The winner earned a spot at the 2002 Champions Trophy in Cologne, Germany.
India defeated South Africa 2–1 in the final to win the competition.