Mapveto: The maps will be banned through the matchsheet with the automatic mapveto system. The system will decide the team that starts with the first map veto. Maps will be banned alternately until 7 maps are left and then maps will be picked alternately in the order in which these maps will be played (1 map in a BO1, 3 maps in a BO3). The opponent team (which did the second map veto) will start with the First Ban in Hero Draft.
Format: Bo3 | Double Elimination | Bo5 Top 8
List of Battlegrounds: Braxis Holdout, Warhead Junction, Towers of Doom, Infernal Shrines, Battlefield of Eternity, Tomb of the Spider Queen, Sky Temple, Dragon Shire, Cursed Hollow
Heroes: All Heroes are allowed, and 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 ingame Drafting tool
Draft Mode: Double Ban System. Ban 1-1, Pick 1-2-2, Ban 1-1, Pick 2-2-1