Quick Rules

Postponed by one Week! Read the Announcement for more information.

Don't forget to:

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exclamation.png use ESL Anticheat: Launch Insurgency through the ESL Anticheat (Wire) program
exclamation.png record a POV Demo: Each player has to record a pov demo while playing (more info here)
exclamation.png upload a Screenshot: result-screenshots of each map have to be uploaded right after the match


How to play:

  • Match Mode: BO2 / MR16 / 5vs5 Firefight
  • Bracket: Teams face each team of their division in a bo2 match.
  • Max. Rounds: MR16, First to 9, auto Sideswitch after 8 rounds played

The Match:

  • Schedule: The starting date/time of every matchweek is set. All the teams have to play their bo2-matches within this given time - the exact date/time of when to play the match is up to the teams.
  • Server Selection (Home Team Pick - Server): The team that picks the map also has the option to decide on a server to play on, however, if one of the teams is not located in EU the server that they pick can only be a North-American east coast located server e.g. Chicago or New York.
  • Map Selection & Pistol Round: At first each team bans one map from the cycle, than pick the map to be played on (matches are best of 2, each team picks one map to be played on). Please use the Mapvotesystem in the relevant matchsheet. The team that did not pick the map can choose side to start off on the pistol round.
  • Mappool: Verticality, District, Heights, Market, Ministry, Panj, Station, Siege, Uprising


  • Results: It is all about how many maps you win/lose. That means the only possible result per match is: 2:0 or 1:1. In case of equal ranked teams, at first the result of the direct match will be taken in consideration. If needed, additionally teams will be ranked by round win/loss.
  • Timeout & Pause: Each team has a maximum of 3 pauses with a combined maximum pause-time of 3 minutes during each map. (Only during Freezetime of a round, NO pause midgame). Check the Pause Rules
  • Overtime: In case of a draw (map ends 8:8), an overtime (MR 4) must be played to determine the winner of the match. Please check the Overtime Rules for more information.
  • Theater & Configs: Server must be running official ESL Insurgency Competitive Theater and Configs
  • Steamgroup: Join the ESL Insurgency Steamgroup for more information about ESL Insurgency News & Events.

Check out the announcements on the New-Games (PC) mainpage.

If you want to learn more about the spring season check out our Spring Season Announcement.


cup_winter.jpgThe winner of the Spring tournament will receive the exclusive Spring Award.
Furthermore the TOP 2 earns free ESL Premium! (min. 8 participants to claim the rewards!)

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Placement Prize Prize
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Spring Award +
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Premium Raffle Entry
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Premium Raffle Entry
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Premium Raffle Entry
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Join us on Facebook, Discord & Steam to communicate with other ESL Insurgency players, look for scrims, read about upcoming events or to get help from admins.



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 event, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.


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If you are interested in Streaming one of the matches, check this guide and do not hesitate to write an application via support ticket.