A DPC Roster is required (REGISTER HERE)


Tournament Schedule*

Date Hour (Round) Hour (Round) Hour (Round) Hour (Round)
13th Mar 2021 16:30 MSK (Ro128 BO1) 18:00 MSK (Ro64 BO1) 19:30 MSK (Ro32 BO1) 21:00 MSK (Ro16 BO1)
14th Mar 2021 15:00 MSK (Ro8 BO3) 18:00 MSK (Ro4 BO3) 21:00 MSK (3rd p BO3) ---


*Subject to change based on the number of participants. The tournament will start on the 13th of March 2021, 16:30 MSK, regardless of the number of participants. If less than 128 teams sign-up, fewer rounds are played on the 13th of Jan 2021. If there are more than 128 teams, an extra round is played on the 13th of Jan 2021. In case 8 or fewer teams sign-up, the tournament will have fewer playdays (teams will be contacted by the admin team with the new schedule on tournament start).

Quick Rules


Registration requirements and limitations

  • A DPC Roster is required ( REGISTER HERE ).
  • The DPC roster name must be EXACTLY the same as it is written on ESL Play, if we cannot find your ESL Play team name on the DPC Roster search you won't be allowed to participate. Make sure that you don't use a different keyboard layout (for example; don't use Cyrillic).
  • Each player must have the same ESL Play Nickname as officially registered nickname on the DPC site.
  • No DPC roster changes can be made for the entire duration of the Qualifiers and DPC Season 2
  • You must follow the rules outlined by us and by Valve (HERE)
  • For a team to be eligible to participate in a region, at least 3 team members must be residing in the region and participate in each match. We will potentially ask for residency proof at any point from any player participating. Faking residency will lead to an automatic disqualification and potentially a temporary or permanent ban from ESL and/or Valve events.
  • Teams must have the 5 players registered on the ESL Play team that are registered on the DPC Roster.
  • Teams can´t use any subs during the Qualifiers.
  • 5 is the maximum allowed players to be registered on the ESL Play team.
  • Sign-ups will be reviewed by the administration team before being accepted to prevent abuse.

Tournament rules:

  • Tournament Format: Single Elimination, Best of One until Ro16, Best of Three Ro8; Ro4 & 3rd place match
  • Game Mode: Captains mode
  • Server location: Stockholm
  • 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

Special notes

  • Teams will be seeded based on the MMR of the players.
  • It is advised to carefully consider the 5 players registered on the DPC roster, this will be your official roster for the whole season!


Place Reward
medal_gold_3.png 1st - 3rd Qualification for the ESL One DPC CIS S2 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.