Quick Rules

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

  • Champion: Terminus
  • Champion: Grover
  • Champion: Lex

  • Banned Cards/Talents:
    Unstable Fissure on Atlas

  • Banned Skins:
    Mastery Skins (Cosmic/Obsidian)
    Bomb King "Battle Byte" Skin
    Drogoz "DZ-03 Draco" Skin
    Drogoz "Samba" Weapon Skin
    Drogoz "Abyssal Lord" Skin
    Fernando "Enforcer" Skin
    Furia "Battlesuit Angel" Skin
    Inara “Battlebyte” Skin
    Jenos "Remix" Skin
    Makoa "Omega" Skin
    Viktor "Legionnaire" Skin
    Zhin "Ebonstar" Skin

  • Banned Emotes:
    All roaming emotes
A use of one banned item might result in a team's disqualification.

  • Platform: All platforms
  • Server: North America. Can be played in another server if both teams agree.
  • Up to and including Semi Final: Best of 1 (one)
  • 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.
    • Loadout Style must be set to Bound
    • Allow Third Person must be set disabled.


Place Prizes
Gold 1. 5x 800 crystals.png
Silver 2. 5x 600 crystals.png
Bronze 3. 5x 400 crystals.png


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


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? During the tournament you can always contact support and our Staff will kindly help you.

ESL Paladins Staff Admin Team - America