Quick Rules

Format: Double-elimination bracket. All matches are played in a Bo1.
Lobby settings: Standard Mode.
Server: All matches will be played on Europe, but if both teams agree, the match may be played on another region.
Heroes: ONLY FREE HERO ROTATION, but if both teams agree, they can play with whatever they want.

* WEEKLY ROTATION: Malfurion, Valla, Gazlowe, Johanna, Thrall, Dehaka, Malthael, Kharazin, Zul'jin, Fenix, Illidan, Rexxar, Garrosh, Sgt Hammer Info Heroes

Map Selection: Map will be decided by a pick/ban phase on the match page through the ESL Map Vote System.

List of Battlegrounds: Alterac Pass, Battlefield of Eternity, Braxis Holdout, Cursed Hollow, Dragon Shire, Infernal Shrines, Sky Temple, Tomb of the Spider Queen, Towers of Doom, and Volskaya Foundry. Overviews

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Every winner of each Staffcup will win a prize. They are allowed to pick something from the Exclusive ESL Items at the ESL Shop.
In addition to that we will have a raffle with all participants. The lucky one will win a mousepad.

To claim your price please write a supportticket to Staffcups (Global). If you want to get more information about the prizes visit the Staffcups Portal.

To promote fairness to volunteers - all paid staff or contractors from ESL wont get the ESL Shop prize when they win a Staffcup as they get paid for their work.


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

  • Read the related Staffcups News & check the cupinfo for details
  • 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? Join #staffcups on ESL Play Discord for livesupport and contact the admins. Please dont open supports/protests!