Quick Rules

  • Mode: Search & Destroy (Classic) without Exo Abilities
  • Maps: Map elimination, Bo3
    • Left team eliminates first, then team on the right follows. Left team eliminates again and right team follows. When there are 3 maps left, left team picks one and then the right team does the same. The remaining map is the first map you play. Second map is the one losers of the first map picked and the third map (if needed) is the last remaining map.
  • Max Rounds: 12
  • Map pool:
    • Ascend
    • Bio Lab
    • Comeback
    • Detroit
    • Greenband
    • Horizon
    • Instinct
    • Recovery
    • Retreat
    • Riot
    • Solar
    • Terrace

View complete rules


  • ESL Premium for the Top 3 (if at least 8 contestants)
  • Opening Cup Awards for the Top 3 (if at least 16 contestants)


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up
  • 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 Discord chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.