Competition Structure

Tournament General Details:

  • Weekly Qualifiers: Starting point. Swiss system, 6 rounds, from each Weekly Qualifier, the TOP 16 of Europe will qualify for the Monthly Finals. Digital + cash prizing rewards.
    • 4 rounds of Swiss with no elimination.
    • After the 4th Swiss round we will turn on “Elimination after 1 loss”.
    • The 5th Swiss round will start for only the players with a 4:0 score. If there’s less than 16 players with a 4:0 score additional players will be added according to the ranking
    • The 6th Swiss round will start for only the players with 5:0 score.
  • Monthly Final: Only accessible by those who qualified from Open Weekly Qualifiers. Single Elimination. Major rewards both digital and cash prizing.

Tournament Restrictions:

  • Monthly Final: Players who qualified from Weekly Qualifiers are eligible to play in Monthly Final tournaments. Player eligibility resets every month. Players who qualified Monthly Final in previous months need to qualify again through Weekly Qualifiers in month.

Please check the rulebook for the complete tournament series information.

Upcoming Open Tournaments

Upcoming Monthly Final Tournaments

Prizing

OPEN QUALIFIERS

Place       Reward
1st.  $100 + 1 chess piece skin on in-game Store

The players that sign up, check in and play the first 3 swiss rounds of the qualifier will receive:

  • Tournaments can be intimidating, so we set incentives to encourage you. Earn
    exclusive rewards every step of the way. Play, watch, learn!
  • Sign Up, Checked In, and Finished Base PS4 Tournaments Theme and Avatar
  • Sign Up, Checked In, and Finished Base Auto Chess Theme and Avatar
  • Finish in the Top 40% of any Qualifier Elite Auto ChessTheme and Avatar
  • Finish in the Top 40% of any Qualifier Elite PS4 Tournaments Theme and Avatar

Additional in game items for Open Qualifiers:

  • First 20 to sign up and play in the tournament: Donut Box (Gold)*1
  • First 21-100 to sign up and play in the tournament: Donut Box (Silver)*5

MONTHLY FINALS

Place       Reward
1st.       $400 + Auto Chess Champions Theme & Avatar, 1 chessboard, player, or
piece skin on the in-game store, 5000 Donuts
2nd.       $300 + 1 chess piece skin on the in-game store, 3000 Donuts
3rd       $200 + 1 chess piece skin on the in-game store, 2000 Donuts
 4th.       $100 + 1 chess piece skin on the in-game store, 1000 Donuts

● All the finalists will receive the PS4 Tournaments Champions Theme and Avatar
(can only be won once per player).
● Win Any Monthly Finals Competition Champions Auto Chess Theme and Avatar

In case you have won the additional in game items to receive them you need to create a
Support Tickets on the ESL Play website to claim the prize.

Cash prizes are always before taxes. For this competition ESL uses Matcherino to deliver prize money. Matcherino will automatically deduct taxes from the prize winnings, based on local law.

Past Tournaments