Tournament Schedule

Date Hour (Round) Hour (Round) Hour (Round)
7th August 2021 12:30 CEST (Ro128 BO1) 13:30 CEST (Ro64 BO1) 15:00 CEST (Ro32 BO1)
7th August 2021 16:30 CEST (Ro16 BO1) 18:00 CEST (Ro8 BO1) 19:30 CEST (Ro4 BO3)


*Subject to change based on the number of participants. The tournament will start on the 7th August 2021, 12:30 CEST, regardless of the number of participants. If less than 128 teams sign-up, fewer rounds are played on the 7th August 2021.

Quick Rules


Registration requirements and limitations

  • The tournament is limited to 512 teams on check-in
  • An organization can only have 1 team participating in the competition
  • Each team must consist of at least 5 players, maximum 2 subs and 1 manager. Subs must be present in the team before registration.
  • Only teams that have a majority of players from EU/CIS regions are eligible to participate ( atleast 3 players from the EU/CIS region countries must be present in all matches )
Tournament rules:
  • Tournament Format: Single Elimination, Best of One until Ro4, Best of Three on Ro4
  • Game Mode: Captains mode
  • Server location: Europe West
  • Vote system: Coin toss. Votes are done in the ingame lobby using chat commands.
  • Follow the steps on the tournament widget to play the match
  • When the tournament starts, be sure to be in game waiting for the Bot invite to join your lobby.
If you don't get invite by the Bot you can always join manually by searching your game in the Custom Lobbies browser. Search for your game in the Europe West Region and Game Mode Captains Mode, the lobby name and password will be esl-NUMBER, with the NUMBER being your MatchID here on ESL, i.e. esl-41801070.
  • Once in lobby, the team with priority needs to reply to the bot with their pick, using the commands: !fp for first pick, !sp for second pick, !radiant for radiant and !dire for dire. The other team then picks the options that remain.
  • After that, you can join your slots and the bot will start the game.
  • Please note that you in Social settings you should have chat allowed from ALL players to see instructions from the BOT and Admins! Anonymous mode has to be turned OFF.


Place Reward
medal_gold_3.png 1st - 2nd Qualification for the Europe Closed Qualifier


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.

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