Competition Structure

Tournament General Details:

  • Biweekly Cups
    • Mode: 2on2
    • Player seeding: random
    • Tournament system: 
      • Single Elimination, Best of 3 (Bo3).
      • Over 256 teams: Swiss*
        • Number of rounds: 5 
        • No elimination until round 3, after that there will be elimination after 1 loss
        • Round 4 will start for only the Players with a 3:0 score. If there are less than 16 Players with a 3:0 score, additional players will be added according to the ranking
        • Round 5 will start only for Players with a 4:0 score
        • In case of a tie with the Buchholz system (see below), an additional 6th round will be played with the tied Players.

    Match Details:

    • Tournament Mode Default Options
    • Best of 3 games
    • Timer: 240 seconds
    • Stage: Side 7

    *Swiss is a cup system where you won't get kicked out of a Swiss cup after your first loss, you will stay in the Swiss cup until a certain loss-threshold has been reached or the cup has finished. Every Swiss cup has a fixed amount of rounds. In every round you will be matched against opponents of your skill group, based on the current team score (for example, teams who have a 1-1 score face others with the same score). A ranking will be shown at the end of the cup based on the points of every contestant's performance.

Please check the rulebook for the complete tournament series information.

Upcoming Open Tournaments


Japan Specific Prizing

Rank Prize
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Cash prizes are always before taxes. For this competition ESL uses Matcherino to deliver prize money. Matcherino will automatically deduct taxes from the prize winnings, based on local law.

Past Tournaments