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.


medal_gold_3.png 1. ESL Classic Hoodie Navy* + 2 months ESL Premium
medal_silver_3.png 2. 1 month ESL Premium
medal_bronze_3.png 3. 14 days ESL Premium

* The hoodie requires a minimum of 16 players to check in and play in the tournament. Please open a support ticket if you win so we can get your size information and shipping details


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.