What is the Proving Grounds?

The Proving Grounds cup series features 4 online qualifier cups per region (North America & Europe), in which teams earn points towards qualifying for offline finals in Burbank (USA) & Cologne (GER). The top 2 teams from the regional offline finals will then fly to Los Angeles (USA) and fight for a share of US $100,000 prize money in the global finals.

More information about the online qualifiers can be found on the F.A.Q. page.

Global Finals

Qualifier Ranking Details

The Evolve Proving Grounds is a Cup Series, which consists of 4 qualifier cups and offline final. The Cup Series is free and open to everyone and has a prize pool waiting for the best teams. All teams earn ranking points to qualify for the Offline Final and the winner of a weekly cup will also receive an additional US $100 from a total of US $150 prize pool. The NA Teams will be invited to the ESL Studios in Burbank (USA), and the European Teams will be invited to the ESL Studios in Cologne (GER). The Finalists (Top 2) will qualify for the grand final event in Los Angeles (USA).

Current European Qualifier Rankings

Full Rankings

Current US Qualifier Rankings

Full Rankings


Online Qualifiers (Points and prize money distribution)

medal_gold_3.png 1. 100 points + US $100
medal_silver_3.png 2. 70 points + US $50
medal_bronze_3.png 3. 50 points
medal_grey_3.png 4. 30 points
medal_grey_3.png 5-8. 20 points
medal_grey_3.png 9-16. 10 points
medal_grey_3.png 17-32. 5 points
medal_grey_3.png 33-64. 3 points

After the Online Qualifiers (Overall Ranking)

medal_gold_3.pngTop 4 Place in the regional offline semi final + travel expenses paid

Semi Finals (each region)

medal_gold_3.pngTop 2 US $2500 + Place in the Grand Final in Los Angeles (USA) + travel expenses are paid
medal_gold_3.png3rd Place US $1500
medal_gold_3.png4th Place US $1000

Global Final (Los Angeles)

medal_gold_3.png1st Place US $62500
medal_silver_3.png2nd Place US $20000
medal_bronze_3.png3rd Place US $12500
medal_gold_3.png4th Place US $5000

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