Quick Rules

Note: Rosters are locked.

View the official North America Nexus Games rules

Mapveto: One team will be chosen at random to start the process (here labeled “Team A”), and will begin by banning one battleground. The other team (“Team B”) will then ban one battleground. Team A will then select a battleground from the remaining (unbanned) battlegrounds, followed by Team B selecting another battleground, followed by Team A selecting a third battleground. For best-of five matches, the teams continue alternating selections until five battlegrounds have been selected. The opposing team (which did the second map veto) will start with the First Ban in Hero Draft

Replays: Every team must upload their replays to Match Media.

Bans: None

Format: Bo5 until Bo7 finals(Winner Bracket team starts with a 1 game lead.)
List of Battlegrounds: Battlefield of Eternity, Blackheart's Bay, Braxis Holdout, Cursed Hollow, Dragon Shire, Garden of Terror, Infernal Shrines, Sky temple, Tomb of the Spider Queen, Towers of Doom & Warhead Junction

Heroes: All Heroes are allowed, unless bugged, mirrors are not permitted within ESL tournaments.
Picks & Bans: For this Cup Standard Mode (Lobby) has to be used
Draft: The Draft will be done through the Draft Tool from HeroesDraft
Draft Mode: Double Ban System. Ban 1-1, Pick 1-2-2, Ban 1-1, Pick 2-2-1


medal_gold_3.png 1st $25,000
medal_gold_3.png 2nd $20,000
medal_gold_3.png 3rd~4th $15,000
medal_gold_3.png 5th~6th $7,500
medal_gold_3.png 7th~8th $5,000



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 or for match related issues, please open a protest.