Quick Rules

Match Progress
Before a game begins, verify that all of the settings are correct. The round time limit is 90 seconds. Stage Interactions are to remain on.

  • Best of Five
  • One Best of Five consists of up to five rounds (one opportunity for fatality)
  • Game Timer 90 seconds
  • Stage: Each player may select the stage of their choice
  • Stage Interactables: On
Players have up to fifteen minutes to show up for a match before forfeiting the entire Best of Five series and match loss. In the event of a no-show or disconnect, refer to the rules and contact an admin via protest ticket immediately.

Character Selection
All characters and variations are allowed. Players may select hidden cursor (Blind Pick) during character selection. The winner keeps the character and variation. The loser picks desired character and variation.

Stage Rotation
Players may select the stage of their choice. Mortal Kombat X will randomly choose the stage between the two choices.

Reporting Scores
To report the score, enter a number (1,2,3) to specify how many games you won and lost. Both players are expected to report the score.

If there are any inconsistencies in the reported scores, contact us via a protest ticket. In the event of a dispute, be prepared to provide pictures of post-game summaries or video evidence from the match. Uploading clips to twitch.tv or youtube.com is the best way to provide video evidence.


Win awesome awards by playing in the ladder! Here you can see some of the most challenging and amazing awards you can win:

Reaching Overall Level 750
For being ranked #1 in a ladder
for 120 days in a row
For 2500 won matches on ESL
For 30 victories in a row
in a league

Want to see more? Here is the full list!
premium_3d.jpgYou must be a Premium player/team to have your awards visible in your profile.


discordicon2.pngLooking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Mortal Kombat on Discord, use the ESL Play App to chat with your opponent or open a support ticket.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest

ESL Play App


Is this your first time? You can find a detailed instruction here.

Otherwise here is a quick-step introduction:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up
  • Find a match using the match making methods listed on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm

Still need help? Please contact support

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.