Quick Rules


Cup Format:

  • 1on1
  • Finals: 1
  • Tournament structure: Swiss
  • All matches are "best of three"
  • The amount of contestants defines the amount of rounds
  • You will stay in the cup until a certain loss-threshold has been reached or the cup has finished
  • The elimination limit is: 3
  • Contestants will be matched against each other based on their win / lose ratio

Game specific rules
  • Only the listed Pre-Made archetypes are allowed (read full rules)
  • Players can swap decks between rounds
  • Any draws will result in a rematch

Banned Cards
  • Rampaging Ferocidon
  • Ramunap Ruins

Screenshots to prove of the abuse have to be uploaded into the match page.

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discordicon2.pngLooking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Magic The Gathering on Discord or open a support ticket.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.


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.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.