Quick Rules

Attention: Only legal residents of the USA, Canada and Mexico are allowed to participate in the North American HCS.

Match Progress
When the cup begins check “My Matches” and contact your opponent via Xbox Live to start the match. Be sure that you are aware of which team should be hosting the lobby to avoid confusion. The higher seed will host the first map. Host will alternate each game until the series is completed. Matches leading up to the Grand Finals will consist of three maps. Whichever teams wins two maps first will proceed to the next round.

Team Colors
The higher seeded team will always be Red. The lower seeded team will always be Blue.

Be sure to download all gametypes and map variants from the "Official HCS" file share by adding the account to your friends list. Before a game begins, verify that all of the settings are correct. If a game is hosted with incorrect settings, it will need to be ended and restarted with correct ones. Please check all game mode settings under rules.

Map Rotation
The maps and gametypes for each round can be found here.

Score Disputes
Both the winning and losing teams should be reporting match scores at the end of each series. If there are any inconsistencies in the reported scores, please contact us via support with valid proof. Team captains are responsible for taking pictures of the post-game summaries or providing video evidence for proper proof. Uploading clips to xboxclips.com is the best way to provide video evidence.


This cup can be played in the ESL Xbox One App

Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • 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 chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.