Quick Rules

Format

  • Game Type: Multiplayer
  • Number of Players: 5v5
  • Game Mode: Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, Domination

Game Mode

Round Win/Score Limit

Round Time Limit

Hardpoint

150

5 mins/300 sec

Search & Destroy

6

2 mins/120 sec

Domination

150

5 mins/300 sec

  • Map Pool: 
    • Summit
    • Standoff
    • Raid
    • Take-Off
    • Firing Range
    • Hackney Yard
    • Crossfire
  • Banned list for all modes:
    • Primary Weapon: 
      • NA-45
      • Rytec AMR
      • Kilo 141
      • PPSh-41
    • Secondary Wepon:
      • Crossbow
      • D13 Sector
    • Operator Skill:
      • H.I.V.E
      • Shadow Blade
      • Transform Shield
      • Bull Charge
      • Ballistic Shield
      • K9
      • Kinetic Armor
      • TAK-5
    • Tactical Utility:
      • Heartbeat Sensor
      • Gas Grenades
      • Flashbang Grenade - Deep Tech
      • Flash Drone
      • Storm Ball
    • Lethal Utility:
      • Trip Mine
      • Thermite
      • Molotov Cocktail
    • Perks:
      • Persistence
      • Restock
      • Martyrdom
    • Weapon Perks:
      • Akimbo
    • Scorestreak:
      • UAV
      • Advanced UAV
      • Counter UAV
      • Care Package
      • Shield Turret
      • Stealth Chopper
      • Shock RC
      • Hawk X3
      • VTOL
      • Swarm
      • Lightning Strike
      • Orbital Laser
    • Soldier:
      • Wicht Warden
      • American Bulldog
      • Golem
      • Cosmic Silverback
      • Mara
      • Spectre
      • John McClane
      • Gunzo - Devil Jester
    • Emotes:
      • All emotes are prohibited from being used during any match

All items including weapons/scorestreaks/operator skills/perks and others released 14 days before the start of the tournament CANNOT be used throughout the tournament. If a player of the team is found to be using any item(s) from the ban list, it will be considered as a violation and the team will incur a LOSS in that match mode.

Match Rules

  • Side Determination:
    • During the Qualifiers, the team in the upper bracket will be in the Special Forces (Blue Side), and the team in the lower bracket will be in the Guerrilla Squad (Red Side).
    • In the Group Stage and Playoffs, teams will use a ban and pick system.
  • Ban Pick Process
    • Map

Map order, side selection, and available operator skills will be determined during the ban pick process.

During the Group Stage and Playoffs, both teams will do a coin toss, the winner of the coin toss has the right to choose to be team A or team B.

Maps that have been banned or picked up cannot be re-elected (Global Ban/Pick Map). The Ban/Pick Map platform will be informed by the Committee.

BO3

Ban Phase:

  • Team A bans one map from the Map Pool.
  • Team B bans one map from the Map Pool.

Game 1: Hardpoint

  • Team A selects the Hardpoint map.
  • Team B picks a side.

Game 2: Search and Destroy

  • Team B selects the Search and Destroy map.
  • Team A chooses a side.

Game 3: Domination

  • Team A selects the Domination map.
  • Team B picks a side.

BO5

Ban Phase:

  • Team A bans one map from the Map Pool.
  • Team B bans one map from the Map Pool.

Game 1: Hardpoint

  • Team A selects the Hardpoint map.
  • Team B picks a side.

Game 4: Hardpoint

  • Team B selects the Hardpoint map.
  • Team A chooses a side.

Game 2: Search and Destroy

  • Team B selects the Search and Destroy map.
  • Team A chooses a side.

Game 5: Search and Destroy

  • Team A selects the Search and Destroy map.
  • Team B picks a side.

Game 3: Domination

  • Team A selects the Domination map.
  • Team B picks a side.

If the team representative is not present when the Ban/Pick is held, then the committee has the right to choose a random map to be banned or picked.

  • Operator Skill

Once a team has completed the pick map ban process, each team will ban one Operator Skill for all games. Team B will ban operator skills first.

Once the Operator Skill has been banned, it cannot be used by both teams during the match. If there is a team that uses the Operator Skill that has been banned, then that team will incur a LOSS in that mode, and points will be awarded to the opposing team.

Pre-Match Rules

  • Players need to CREATE their own room (0 spectator slot). Once matched up with the opponent, players need to add the opponent and determine who will be creating the room. To find your opponent, you can chat with them through our discord community channel here.
  • Team captain is responsible to invite ALL the team members into the designated private multiplayer lobby within 5 minutes.

Results

Each player should be responsible for taking screenshots of every match result, should any technical issues arise. Screenshots of the match should be uploaded to the match page within 5 mins after the game ends or after the match time span ends. If neither team uploads any screenshots/match media or tries to contact the admin team, a default win will be given to the team that is on the Upper Bracket.

Prize

Place Reward
medal_gold_3.png 1st 10,000 USD
medal_silver_3.png 2nd 4,500 USD
medal_bronze_3.png 3rd 3,000 USD
medal_bronze_3.png 4th 1,500 USD
medal_bronze_3.png 5th - 8th  750 USD
medal_bronze_3.png 9th - 12th 500 USD
medal_bronze_3.png 13th - 16th 250 USD

 

Chat

discord-logo-blue.png Need help? Come and participate in our #Discord server to reach out to us. Or send in your  support / protest ticket on our ESL Play tournament page.

Help

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.

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