Quick Rules

  • Sign-up Closes: June 19, 2024.
  • Check-In Start Time: June 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM PDT.
  • Check-In Closed Time: June 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM PDT.
  • Tournament Start Time: June 22, 2024 at 11:10 AM PDT.

We encourage participants to stream their games. This helps our Community Casters follow your plays and highlight your best moments.

Format Details

  • There will be 2 Open Qualifiers.
    • Each Qualifier will span 2 days.
  • Tournament System: Swiss. *
    • Number of rounds: 10.
    • Elimination after: 2 losses.
  • Series Size: Best of One (Bo1).
  • Player Seeding: Random.
  • Top 4 players from each qualifier will advance to the Playoffs: Upper Round.
  • Players positioned 5th to 20th (a total of 16 players) from each qualifier will advance to the Playoffs: Lower Round.
    • Players who do not achieve a top 4 in the first qualifier have the opportunity to participate in the second qualifier. If a player who placed between 5th and 20th in the first qualifier qualifies for the Playoffs in the second qualifier, we consider the higher of the two rankings and their slot in the Lower Bracket obtained previously will be assigned to the next player from the first qualifier.

Joining your game lobby

  1. Add your opponent as a friend.
  2. Set up the match and invite your opponent to the match.
  3. Play the match.
  4. After the match is finished, please enter the result directly on the ESL page and attach the corresponding evidence of the final score.
  5. Take a screenshot showing your match result in case you need to open a Protest Ticket.

Match Details

Before each match, make sure to have the following options enabled:

  • Cross play: ON (network setting)
  • Add friends: ON (network setting)
  • Messaging: ON (network setting)
  • Innings: 9.
  • Mode: Diamond Dynasty.
  • Hitting: Legend.
  • Pitching: Legend.
  • Guess Pitch: OFF.
  • Quick Counts: OFF.
  • Strike Zone: ON.
  • Hot Zone: OFF.
  • Balks: OFF.
  • Umpire Accuracy: Perfect.
  • Umpire close plays: OFF.
  • Ejections: OFF.
  • Injuries: OFF.
  • Presentation mode: Fast Play.
  • Pitcher energy carryover within BO.

Roster Requirements

Wild Cards are not eligible for Summer Circuit. Season 1 Cards are not eligible for Summer Circuit. Only Season 2 and Core cards are eligible.

Roster Restrictions

  • No Create A Player.
  • No Knuckleball Pitchers eg. Matt Waldron.

Stadium Restrictions

  • No Create A Stadium.
  • No Polo Grounds.

No Show

Each Player has 10 minutes to show up to a match (scheduled match start time +10 minutes). Not showing up within 10 minutes results in a default loss. The player that is waiting must create a Protest Ticket.

*The Swiss system is a tournament format where participants are not eliminated after their first loss. Instead, players remain in the tournament until they reach a specific number of losses or until the tournament concludes. Each Swiss tournament features a predetermined number of rounds. In each round, players are paired with opponents of similar skill levels, determined by their current scores (e.g., players with a 1-1 record will face others with the same record). At the end of the tournament, a ranking will be displayed, reflecting each player’s performance based on their accumulated points.


Place Reward
medal_gold_3.png 1st-4th Advances to Playoffs: Upper Round
medal_silver_3.png5th - 20th Advances to Playoffs: Lower Round


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.