Quick Rules

Attention: This cup is a registration cup only! Teams that wish to participate in one of the Halo Championship Series cups must sign up here first. Once your team is approved, you will be eligible to sign up for all HCS cups. The steps below will guide you through the registration process.

1) Create an ESL Player account.
2) Create a team and invite your friends.
3) Register your team for HCS.
4) Wait for HCS admin team to confirm your registration.
5) Sign up for HCS Open Cup.

Create an ESL Player Account: http://play.eslgaming.com/register_player/
- Residence: Must be from the USA, Canada or Mexico.
- Age: Must be at least 16.
- Date of Birth Format: Day/Month/Year
- Xbox Gamertag: Must be added under gameaccounts.

Create a team and invite your friends: http://esl.gg/create-team
- Teams must have at least 4 players (can have 5 maximum).
- All members must meet the above account requirements.
- Teams must have a team logo to register for HCS Cups.
- In order to add players to your team you will need to use the “Invite players to your team” link on your Team Admin Center. Access this page by going to your team profile and clicking the “Team Control Center” link at the bottom.

Register your team for HCS: http://esl.gg/hcss2registration
- Registering your team here will lock your roster.

Sign up for HCS Open Cup
- You will need to be registered to the HCS Season 2 Registration in order to register for HCS Open Cup.
- At this point, a team logo is required. You may add a team logo on the “Team Admin Center” page.
- Make sure you check-in during the designated check-in time on the day of actual cup to confirm your place.


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.