Quick Rules

Tournament Schedule:

  • Qualifier #1 Middle East: September 13
  • Qualifier #2 Middle East: September 20
  • Finals Middle East: September 24-27
    • Quarterfinal: September 24
    • First Semifinal: September 25
    • Second Semifinal: September 26
    • Grand Final: September 27

Tournament Details:

  • Server: 128 tick high quality servers with CS Game Integration
  • Duration: 1-day or 2-days cup
    • less than 64 teams signed up: 1-day cup
    • above 64 teams signed up: 2-days cup
      • Semifinal and Grand Final are played on the second day
  • Max Rounds: 30
  • Random Seeding
  • Format: Single Elimination Bracket without Third place match
    • Early Rounds: Best of one
    • Quarterfinal: Best of one
    • Semifinal: Best of one
    • Grand Final: Best of three

Match Details:

  • Maps: Mapvote, Standard ESL Mappool:
    • de_dust2
    • de_mirage
    • de_inferno
    • de_nuke
    • de_train
    • de_overpass
    • de_vertigo
  • Knife round: Enabled
  • Pauses: Enabled
  • Coaching: Enabled
  • Overtime: Enabled, MR3
  • Official Server Config
  • Operation Shattered Web Player Models is not allowed - More info here

Complete rules are available at this link.


Prizes in the Finals:

Placement Prize
medal_gold_3.png 1. 3 000€
medal_silver_3.png 2. 400€
medal_bronze_3.png 3-4. 200€
medal_bronze_3.png 5-8. -

Prizes in the Qualifiers:

Placement Prize Advance to the Finals
medal_gold_3.png 1. 150€
medal_silver_3.png 2. -
medal_bronze_3.png 3. -
medal_bronze_3.png 4. -
medal_bronze_3.png 5-xx. -


To receive your prize money you must complete the form on the ESL Prize Money Support website at this link.


Match related issues must be handled via match protest.


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.

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