Quick Rules

How To Play:
  1. Access the match event page (you will be able to see it in the my events tab)
  2. Click "Join Now" option
  3. Play the match
  4. The result will be automatically submitted at the end of the match
  5. Save a screenshot proving the result in case a protest will be required
Swiss Round Schedule:
  • Round 1: 17:00 UTC
  • Round 2: 17:30 UTC
  • Round 3: 18:00 UTC
  • Round 4: 18:30 UTC
Challenger Series Stage 1:
  • Win 3 or 4 matches to advance to stage 2
    • For more information, please check the tournament rules.
Tournament Details:
  • Format: 1on1
  • Type: Swiss System*
  • Number of rounds: 4
  • No eliminations
Match Details:
  • Tournament Mode Default Options
  • Best of 3 games
  • Game Timer: 90 seconds
  • Arena Select: Off
  • Interactables: On
  • Variations: Tournament Mode Variations

*Swiss is a cup system where you do not finish your participation 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 player score (for example, players 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.


Requirement Reward
medal_gold_3.png Win 3 out of 4 matches. MK 11 PS4 Theme*
*limited to the first 100,000 winners

Starting with Season 4 the first winners of Stage 1 in the season earn 1-month PS Plus:

  • North America: First 4,000 players earn 1-month PS Plus
  • Europe: First 8,000 players earn 1-month PS Plus
  • South America: N/A

Additionally, these players advance to Stage 2 - please be advised that you still need to sign up to the Stage 2 tournament.


Questions or doubts regarding this tournament? Please do not hesitate to contact our admin squad via Support Ticket. If you have any questions regarding creating an ESL account, joining the tournament, rules or contacting the rival, you can open a Support Ticket and we will reply as soon as possible

Problems with the match: If you have problems with contacting your opponent, something happened during the match and you want to escalate that, please open a Protest and we will try to solve the issue as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that admins of the tournament are here to help and make sure that you have a great experience during the tournament.