Quick Rules

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), while the lower seeded team will be allowed side selection for even-numbered games (2)
  • Matches: Best of Three
  • Tournament structure: Single Elimination
Match settings
  • Game Mode: Custom, Tournament mode
  • All bans will be done in ESL Match Chat. Both teams will have 3 bans for a total of 6. A sample banning phase will look like this: Team A ban, Team B ban, Team A ban, Team B ban, Team A ban, Team B ban. After completing the the bans in chat, proceed to the lobby in Tournament Mode. When you enter the lobby and begin the drafting phase, select the last ban that you choose in chat as the ban in your Tournament mode lobby. The drafting phase will then continue like normal.
  • 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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  • Countries: Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Iceland, Malta, Kosovo, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Vatican City, Aremnia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, United Kingdom
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Place Valor Series Points*
medal_gold_3.png 1. 150
medal_silver_3.png 2. 100
medal_bronze_3.png 3/4 65
medal_bronze_3.png 5/6 45
medal_grey.png 7/8 30


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.