Quick Rules

Format: Double Elimination: Bo3 Upper Bracket, Bo1 Lower Bracket (Lower Bracket Finals Bo3)
Grand Finals: The team seeded into the Grand Final directly from the winners bracket final will begin the series with a 1-0 score advantage.
Battlegroundveto/Ban/Picks: Check rules
List of Battlegrounds: Towers of Doom, Infernal Shrines, Battlefield of Eternity, Sky Temple, Tomb of the Spider Queen, Dragon Shire, Cursed Hollow, Braxis Holdout, Warhead Junction
Banned Maps Haunted Mines, Garden of Terror, Blackheart’s Bay, Hanamura
Heroes: All Heroes are allowed, unless they are newly released where they will not be available to play for 2 weeks. 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 in-game competitive picking mode
Draft Mode: Double Ban System. Ban 1-1, Pick 1-2-2, Ban 1-1, Pick 2-2-1

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Map picks are to be done using the ESL Play Mapvote system.


Is this your first cup? 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

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