Tournament Schedule

Date Hour (Round) Hour (Round)
28th of July 2022 14:30 PT (UB Ro8 Bo3) 19:00 PT (UB Ro4 & LB Ro4a Bo3)
29th of July 2022 14:30 PT (LB Ro4 & UB Final Bo3) 19:00 PT (LB Ro2a Bo3)
30th of July 2022 12:00 PT (LB Final BO3) 16:30 PT (Grand Finals BO5)

Quick Rules


Registration requirements and limitations

  • 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.
  • 5 is the maximum allowed players to be registered on the ESL Play team. Any substitutes will need to be requested and approved by administration before match start via support ticket
  • All players must use the steam account associated with their Dota2 Pro identity, if they have one. Sign-ups will be reviewed by the administration team before being accepted to prevent abuse.
  • Coach rule: A coach can be present during the draft but as soon as the game loads in only the 5 players can be communicating with each other until the end of the game.
  • An organization can only have 1 team participating in the competition

Tournament rules:

  • Tournament Format: Double Elimination, Best of Three, Finals will be played in Best of 5 Format
  • Game Mode: Captains mode
  • Server location: US EAST
  • Vote system: Votes are done in the game lobby in the presence of the tournament administration.
    • G1 - Coin toss, G2 - reverse, G3 - Coin toss logic is used for the games in the BO3 series.
    • G1 - Coin toss, G2 - reverse, G3 - Coin toss, G4 - reverse, G5 - Coin toss logic is used for the games in the BO5 series.


Place Reward
medal_gold_3.png 1st Qualification to ESL One Malaysia 2022


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.