Quick Rules

  • Tournament format: Group stage leading into Playoffs, unlimited amount of teams can participate
  • Best of All matches are Best of one
  • Group stage: 20 groups à 6-7 teams, 1 match day per week, groups are sorted by regions
  • Playoffs: Top 2 of each group will advance to Playoffs and play for prizes
  • Roster:
    • 5on5 with up to 8 players per team
    • Roster will be locked with start of group stage
  • Maps:
    • All maps are available
    • Map Veto:
      Team A bans
      Team B bans
      Team A picks
      Team B picks
      Map leftover = Decider map
  • Match settings: No jailbroken devices
  • Organization: Only 1 team per organization is allowed


Prize distribution for Playoffs
Place Prize
medal_gold_3.png 1. 3 months PREMIUM ESL Premium
Special award to Team profile
300,000 Critical Ops Credits
medal_silver_3.png 2. 2 months PREMIUM ESL Premium
150,000 Critical Ops Credits
medal_bronze_3.png 3. 1 months PREMIUM ESL Premium
75,000 Critical Ops Credits
medal_grey.png 4.-8.1 months PREMIUM ESL Premium
15,000 Critical Ops Credits


Looking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Critical Ops on Discord or open a support ticket. Match related issues must be handled only 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.