Quick Rules

  • All players must be able available to travel between the dates of 01/12/2017 and 04/12/2017
  • This is an English speaking tournament
  • All players must hold valid travel documents for travel within the EU. Any rejected visa's are the sole responsibility of the player
  • All players must be 16 years of age or older
  • All players must not be resident in UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany or Sweden
  • All team members must be a nationals of the same EU country they are competing for. As a minimum requirement players must be resident in the EU country they are competing for.
Cup Format:
  • Match setup: The highest seeded team creates a custom match in tournament mode then invites their opponent using the Lobby ID
  • The higher seeded team will be allowed side selection for each odd-numbered game (1, 3 & 5), while the lower seeded team will be allowed side selection for even-numbered games (2 & 4)
  • Matches: Best of Three
  • Grand finals: Best of Five
  • Tournament structure: Single Elimination
Match settings
  • Game Mode: Custom, Tournament mode
  • In-game pick and ban system must be used before each match
  • Heroes: All allowed (The tournament administration reserves the right to ban any hero from use in the tournament. In the event of a hero ban, that banned hero may not be played)
  • Map: Antaris Battlefield
Failure to show
  • If a participant is not ready to play 15 minutes after the scheduled match time, please submit a support ticket. Any delays must be immediately brought to a tournament administrator’s attention. If a team fails to show up for a match within the given time, penalties may be applied. Penalties include, but are not limited to, forfeiting the game, forfeiting a map or penalty points
Screenshots to prove match results and any abuse must be uploaded into the match page.

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Terminology Help
  • "Highest Seed" :- Seeding is the term used to rank a team/players by number. This number changes over time based on a their cup progression and placement. You can view your seeding via the Bracket information where the lower the number, the higher the seed ranking is.
  • "Best of" :- This term is given to the number of matches played per round. For example in the first round of the bracket, you may be asked to play 3 matches to determine which team can win the most of those 3 matches i.e 3-0, 2-1. This is a best of 3 series.
  • "Single Elimination" :- This term is used when no second chances are given once a contestant loses a round. Once you lose a "best of" series, you are no longer in the tournament. In double elimination tournaments, contestants would be moved to a "lower/losers" bracket and given one more chance to win a "best of" series against other contestants who have lost a "best of" series. From here contestants must win every round to stay in the tournament.
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Place Prize
medal_gold_3.png 1. $1500 + Tickets, travel and accommodation for Dreamhack Winter
medal_silver_3.png 2. $500 + Tickets, travel and accommodation for Dreamhack Winter

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Looking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Arena of Valor on Discord. Alternatively you can open a support ticket.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest


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.