Quick Rules

All games are to be played in First Person. Custom games created must have "Allow Third Person" set to "Disabled".

Banned:
  • Champion: Bomb King
  • Champion: Grover
  • Champion: Grohk
  • Champion: Terminus

  • Bomb King's "Demolition" Talent
  • Grohk's "Spirit's Domain" Talent
  • Viktor's "Shrapnel" Talent

  • Banned Skins:
    Mastery Skins (Cosmic/Obsidian)
    Fernando "Enforcer" Skin
    Drogoz "DZ-03 Draco" Skin
    Seris "Jade Priestess" Skin
    Zhin "Ebonstar" Skin
    Jenos "Soul Eater" Skin
    Androxus "Huntsman" Skin
    Ruckus "Robo" Skin
    Bomb King "Love King" Skin
    Drogoz "Samba" Weapon Skin
    Drogoz "Abyssal Lord" Skin
    Androxus "Fallen" Skin
A use of one banned item might result in a team's disqualification.
Knowingly exploiting a bug will be an immediate disqualification as per the rules, and not reporting known bugs may result in punitive measures as listed in section 8 of the rules.

Format:
  • Platform: PC
  • Up to and including Quarter Final: Best of 1 (one)
  • Semi Final: Best of 3 (three)
  • Finals: Best of 3 (three)

Map Drafting: Maps will be banned and picked through the matchsheet with the automatic mapveto system. The team that has the higher seed starts and has first map pick. Each team bans a map, then the teams pick maps alternately from the remaining Map Pool to decide the order in which they will be played. The team that does not pick the map for a specific game has first champion pick in the game lobby.

New teams, please read cup guide here: Playing a cup

Before you start:
  • Create a party with five members in the Paladins Client
    • Press Play -> Challenge Match -> Two options: create a match or join to a room
    • Create: create a room share it with your opponent via ESL/in game chat
    • Join: contact with your opponent and with the right password you will be able to join and start the game when everyone is ready
    • Champion picking: Champion picking is done via "Competitive" game mode. When creating a custom game, please remember to use the "Competitive" pick mode, not "Casual".
    • Spectator mode must be enabled for all matches for the duration of the tournament.
    • Allow Third Person must be set disabled.

Prize

Go4Paladins Europe has a flexible prize structure depending on the amount of teams playing in each weekly cup. The detailed prize pool can be found here.
Place PointsPrizes*
Gold 1. 100 Points 150 EUR
Silver 2. 75 Points 75 EUR
Bronze 3. 60 Points 5x 800 crystals.png
Bronze 4. 40 Points 5x 400 crystals.png
Bronze 5.-8. 25 Points 5x 200 crystals.png
Bronze9.-16. 10 Points 5x 100 crystals.png
Bronze17.-32. 5 Points
Bronze33.-64. 2 Points
*Based on a full 32 team tournament bracket

Chat

discordicon2.pngLooking for your opponents or need help? Join ESL Paladins 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

Help

Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm

Still need help? Please contact support.