Quick Rules

Gameplay Rules

  • Tournament Format: Constructed Swiss
  • We will not be using the ingame tournament client as we cannot ensure the pairing to be the same across the website and the client.
  • Player Cap: 256
  • Match Format: Best of One (1)
  • Timer: Competitive Timer
  • Deck Rules: Standard Decks
  • Show decks: Off

  • In case of a tie the match is to be replayed using the same decks.
  • Both players are obliged to confirm the correct result of the game at the end of the match and attach screenshots confirming the result. If after ten minutes a submitted score has been neither confirmed or disputed, the match will be closed with the score submitted.


Place Go4 Points
medal_gold_3.png 1. 100 + 50 EUR + 1 Month ESL Premium
medal_silver_3.png 2. 75
medal_bronze_3.png 3. 60
medal_grey.png 4. 40
medal_grey.png 5-8. 25
medal_grey.png 9-16. 15
medal_grey.png 17-32. 10
medal_grey.png 33-64. 5
medal_grey.png 65-128. 3
medal_grey.png 129-256. 1


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

Match related issues must be reported via a protest ticket!


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 our Discord channels, otherwise please contact support.