Quick Rules

1. Add your opponent as a friend
2. Start Mortal Kombat X
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. Select your opponent and select invite.
6. Start the match

Tournament Details:
* Format: 1on1
* Type: Swiss System
* Number of rounds: 4
* Elimination after 4 losses

Match details:
* Best of 5 games
* Game Timer 90 seconds
* All characters and variations are allowed
* Stage: Each player may select the stage of their choice
* Stage Interactables: On

Swiss round schedule
* Round 1: 8:00 pm EDT
* Round 2: 8:30 pm EDT
* Round 3: 9:00 pm EDT
* Round 4: 9:30 pm EDT

What is Swiss System?
In each round, contestants are paired up against a contestant with the same win-loss record. If there are an odd number of contestants with the same win-loss record*, a contestant will be randomly paired against a random contestant from the next best win-loss record. If there are an odd number of contestants remaining overall, a random contestant with the worst win-loss record will receive a default win*.
The amount of rounds in the tournament may vary depending on the amount of checked-in players. Please visit the website to see the amount of rounds once the tournament is live. Players drop from the tournament after 2 losses. From this point on no matches are assigned to them and they will be able to see the tournament results once the tournament is over.
*Except in the first round


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 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.