Quick Rules

This is a Swiss Cup! In case you don't know what a Swiss cup is check out our Swiss Cup FAQ.

Steps to sign-up:
  • 1. You need to register an ESL account.
  • 2. Create a team with your friend or teammate.
  • 3. Enter your EA ID on the right side in the widget.
  • 4. Sign up with your team.
  • The 128 check-in spots will be open on a first-come, first-served basis starting from the check-in time 30 minutes before the start of the tournament.
  • This Swiss cup has 4 rounds.
  • You have each round 60 minutes to play a best of two.
  • A team can lose twice, before they drop out.
  • The admins will start a new round as soon as all matches of the previous round are closed.
  • 3vs3 SQUAD
  • Teams are allowed to play as many games as they can in a 60 minutes time frame for the BO2. In these given timeframes the players also have to upload the mandatory result screenshots for both played games
  • 60 minute timer starts when teams are paired up in the bracket (teams that both get default win to second round must start their games as soon as possible!)
  • All matches are BO2
  • SQUAD earns points for their placement and kills displayed in the uploaded screenshots
  • Points distribution can be found in the full rules accessible here
  • Teams - 3 players per team, two subs are allowed.
  • Teams are allowed to play one match per round with 2 players, in case of technical problems.
  • The majority of the ingame team has to be from the region they're participating in.
  • It's not needed to contact your opponent team, the Admins will remove/ disqualify teams that didn't report a result after 60 minutes.
  • Please join the ESL APEX LEGENDS Discord channel to get all the information you need for the tournament.

Each team member must take an end-of-game screenshot of their results in case of any disputes. Unless said dispute happens, only one has to upload the screenshots!
The screenshot needs to have the match ID and the name of the opponent team inserted by at least one out of the 3 team members as a chat message but the more is better. Teams are awarded 6 points for winning the match and 1 point for each kill. In case of a tie, the total amount of damage determines the winner. Failure to provide said screenshots in the given timeframe or when requested can lead to disciplinary action and/or loss of points.
Substitute players can only be added if a tournament is postponed until the following day and in case another player cannot attend to the said time.

If you have problems, or notice any issues, please contact the admins IMMEDIATELY. You can reach us via Discord for quick questions, for everything else please open a support ticket


discordicon2.pngLooking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Apex Legends on Discord, or open a support ticket.

Match related issues must be handled via protest tickets


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Still need help? During the cup, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support or for match related issues, please open a protest.