Quick Rules

Game Rules:
  • Rule set: Competitive
  • High bandwidth: On
  • Game mode:
    • Start of the tournament - end of the tournament: Best of Three
  • Map rotation: Single map
  • Return to lobby: After a game
  • The higher seed starts the map veto
    • Available maps: King's Row, Numbani, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Dorado, Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya, Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Hollywood, Ilios, Route 66, Eichenwalde, Oasis, Horizon Lunar Colony, Junkertown, Blizzard World, Rialto & Busan
  • Hero selection limit: 1 per team
  • Disable kill cam: On
General Rules:
  • In case of a tie on Assault, Hybrid or Escort a preset Best of One Control map is to be played. The team that captures the first objective fully, on the first point of the control map will win the tied map
    Please note: Control maps picked in from the map pool are to be played as a Best of Three
  • Recordings and/or screenshots from each round are required.
  • In ESL matches it is forbidden to use the pause without an obvious reason, such as player disconnects. Custom game host/moderator have to pause the game immediately when a team request it in chat.
  • Each team is granted a total of 10 minutes pause time during the match.
  • Abusing the pause time can lead into punishment or direct team disqualification. Screenshots to prove of the abuse have to be uploaded into the match page.
All other settings are to be left as the default. For a full list of server settings, please refer to the rules page.


Place Go4 Points* Prize
medal_gold_3.png 1. 100 €100
medal_silver_3.png 2. 75
medal_bronze_3.png 3 60
medal_bronze_3.png 4 40
medal_grey.png 5-8. 25
medal_grey.png 9-16. 10
medal_grey.png 17-32. 5
medal_grey.png 33-64. 2
* Based on a 128 team bracket.

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discordicon2.pngLooking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Overwatch 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.