How to play Challenger Series?

Starting to play in our Challenger Series is very easy!

Just follow this how-to-play, signup for the next Challenger Series cup each Sunday, compete with the best teams and get the chance to win €100 in Europe's biggest cup series.

Step-by-Step Guide

1: Sign up for the next Challenger Series cup!
You can find all upcoming cups on the right or at our navigation under "Challenger"

2: Check-In
Check-In every Sunday between 13:30 and 13:40 CET/CEST to save your slot for the Challenger series cups

3: Late Sign up
If you are too late for the Check-In and there are still slots left, you can signup till 14:00 CET/CEST! First round starts at 14:00 CET/CEST

4: Read the rules
You can always find the rulebook of the cup at the cuppage. Just click on "Rules" in the menu

5: Play!

  • We will start an own gameserver just for your match! No need to hassle with server configuration and setup anymore!
  • Just click on the "Connect with ESL Anticheat" button to start.
    • ESL Anticheat will initialize
    • After that, Counter-Strike will automatically be started and connects to the correct server
  • Just enter ".ready" into the server chat to mark yourself ready, once all players are ready, the kniferound starts.
  • Kniferound winner can choose the side they want to start on.
  • Play the match and don't forget to record your POV demo. Enter "record <DEMONAME>" into the console
  • After the match is finished, the result is automatically entered into the ESL matchpage and the match gets closed.
  • If you won the match, wait for your next opponent and start!

Opponents do not show up ?
Please contact us in the cupchat or open a matchprotest

You can find all ways to contact us at the cuppage

Protected by ESL Anticheat

ESL Anticheat is used in all Challenger Series cups to ensure a fair and cheat free competition! Just download our ESL Anticheat Client, login with your ESL credentials and start your ESL Matches!

Download ESL Anticheat
(32bit / 64bit Version for Windows 7 & 8.1 & 10) with ESL Wire Anticheat

Upcoming Cups

Request your prize!

Congratulations for winning the Challanger series cup! To request your prizemoney, please open a support-ticket with the following content:
  • First & Lastname, IBAN and BIC/SWIFT or
  • verified paypal address
We only need this data from one teammember, he will get the full amount of prizemoney to split it up.