Quick Rules

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Quick Rules are taken as priority over the "Rules" page for this cup.

Custom Game Settings:

  • Game mode:
    • First Round - Ro16: Best of One
      • Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals: Best-of-Three
        • Grand Finals: Best-of-Five
  • High bandwidth: On
  • Map rotation: Single map
  • Return to lobby:
    • Payload & Point Capture: After a mirror match
    • Control: After a game
  • The higher seeded team 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
  • Hero selection limit: Single Hero
    • All heroes are currently allowed
  • Disable kill cam: On

All other settings are to be left as the default. For a full list of server settings, please refer to the rules page.

General Rules:

  • Minimum of 4 UK based players.
  • Escort and Hybrid maps are decided by either a) pushing the payload further than the other team or b) reaching the final checkpoint faster.
  • In case of a tie on Assault, Hybrid or Escort a preset Best of Three Control map is to be played. The winner 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 Five
  • Once games are finished, both winning and losing team captains need to upload results on the match page and submit screenshots/recordings.

Overwatch Tournament Guide


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 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.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.