Quick Rules

How to start your match
1. Add opponent to friends list
2. Launch MKXL
3. Select Online Play in the Main Menu
4. Select Versus/Player vs Player/Private Match
5. Once the Private match is created, your friends list will appear automatically. Select your opponent and select invite.

Tournament details
  • Single Elimination
  • Best of Five
  • One Best of Five consists of up to five rounds (one opportunity for fatality)
Game settings
Before a game begins, verify that all of the settings are correct.
  • 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 (0,1) to specify who won (1) and who lost (0). 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.


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? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up
  • 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 Discord chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.