Tournament Schedule*

Date Hour (Round) Hour (Round) Hour (Round) Hour (Round)
21st July 2022 18:00 PT (Ro64 BO1) 19:10 PT (Ro32 BO1) 20:20 PT (Ro16 BO1) 21:30 PT (Ro8 BO1)
22nd July 2022 18:00 PT (Ro4 BO3) - - -


*Subject to change based on the number of participants. The tournament will start on the 21st July 2022, 18:00 PT, regardless of the number of participants. If less than 64 teams sign-up, fewer rounds are played on the 21st July 2022.

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 their main steam accounts registered within their Dota 2 Pro identity. 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: Single Elimination, Best of One untill Ro8, Best of Three on Ro4
  • Game Mode: Captains mode
  • Server location: US EAST
  • Vote system: Coin toss. Votes are done in the in-game 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, teams with core of DPC players, will be seeded based on their most recent DPC season results.


  • 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 US East 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 ESL One Malaysia 2022 - NA 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.