Quick Rules

  • Game Mode: 1v1
  • Game settings:
    • Match Privacy: Private
    • Map: Must be picked through Mapvote tool in the matchpage.
    • Loadout Visibility: Off
    • Random Location: On
    • Standard Resources: On
  • Loadouts:
    • Race can't be changed in the round, but elites and Doctrines are free to be changed.
    • Elites: All elites are allowed
    • Doctrines: All doctrines are allowed
  • Format: Single Elimination
    • Rounds 256 and previous: Best of One (Bo1)
    • Rounds 128 to Finals: Best of Three (Bo3)
  • Hosting: The highest seeded player hosts the games
  • Maps and vetoes:
    • Map pool: Charons Rest, Port Saunderus, Khomet's Pass, Mork's Mire and Crucible of Vaul
    • Vetoes: For Best of Three, each player vetoes one map, staring with the highest seeded player. For Best of One, each player vetoes two maps.
Match Result
  • Both players are obliged to confirm the correct result of the game at the end of the match and attach screenshots and replays confirming the result.
  • Screenshots:
    • The players have to always take screenshots of anything that happened during a match. These include victories, bugs, disconnects etc.
    • The Cup Referee takes a decision on what happens if there are not screenshots taken!


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ESL Play App


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.