play PUBG Mobile Open Season 2 Squad Cup #1 America

Last change: 23.08.2019 18:25

These are the rules for the PUBG Mobile Open Season 2 Squad Cup #1 America. We make every effort to ensure the rules are complete and up to date but this may not always be the case. You should also check the Info Page and News for additions, exceptions and modifications that may apply. The rules are a guideline and the decisions by admins may differ from them depending on the circumstances. If you have any questions about the rules, please write a support ticket.


This is a living document and is subject to change at the discretion of ESL Administration.

1. Schedule

Open Qualifiers

Group Play: June 24th - July 21st

Tuesday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Thursday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Saturday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Sunday 3:00 PM - 9:00PM PST

(The match day scheduled for Thursday, July 4th will be moved to Friday, July 5th)

Closed Qualifiers

July 22nd - July 28th

Tuesday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Thursday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Saturday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Sunday 3:00PM - 9:00PM PST

Playoffs (Broadcasted)

Tuesday, August 13th - 3:30PM - 9:30PM PST

Tuesday, August 20th - 3:30PM - 9:30PM PST

Tuesday, August 27st - 3:30PM - 9:30PM PST

LAN Finals

ESL One New York - September 28th

2. Registration & Eligibility

  • Players must be residents of North America.
  • Players must play using their phone or tablet, emulators are not permitted.

3. Prize Money Distribution

Prize Money Distribution
1 $9,240
2 $5,460
3 $4,200
4 $2,940
5 -8 $1,680
9 - 16 $840
17 - 32 $420
33 - 80 $225

4. Teams

  • Teams must play with the roster they are registered to for the duration of each Phase. Rosteres can not be changed so please be sure to check account information carefully. Incorrect information will result in the score not being calculated and zero points will be awarded to the team for that match.

5. Roster & Team Locks

  • Team roster lock will be enforced through the Finals of all series. If a team is unable to travel, the next available team will be given the slot.
  • Rosters and Teams will be locked together upon participating in any series and will require a ticket in order for any player to be swapped out.
  • Teams may only have 4 starters, and a maximum 1 substitute (5 players total) listed on their team page & roster.
  • Teams are allowed to have 1 additional member on their team but they MUST be set to either Team-Manager or Team-Owner. A person set to this role is not eligible to play in any match. If they are found to be playing in any match the team will lose all points for the Cup and assessed a warning for the first infraction and will be given penalty points for any additional infractions.
  • All teams must still abide by the 3 of 5 rule. This means in order to retain all points for a team 3 of the original 5 members must remain on the team throughout the series. (Team-Manager & Team-Owner roles are not effected by this rule)
  • If your team is currently in violation of this rule admins will remove any players from your team that do not match before the start of the Cup.

3 of 5 Rule

You must maintain the 3 of 5 rule throughout the season. Failure to do this will result in all a team's points being nullified.

You must keep at least 3 of your original 5 players for the whole season in order for your team to still be legal under this rule.


Day 1: Player 1,2,3,4,5 on roster - Valid Players for 3/5: 1,2,3,4,5

Day 2: Player 1,4,5,6,7 on roster - Valid Players for 3/5: 1,4,5

Day 3: Player 1,5,6,7,8 on roster - Valid Players for 3/5: 1,5 <<< No longer maintains 3 of 5. Points nullified

This fails the 3/5ths constraint because Player 2, 3, and 4 were removed at SOME point during the games, and only Players 1 and 5 were consistent throughout the 3 days You must have 3 players from your original roster on your rosters for the following games. ALWAYS Those 3 players must all be in every match moving forward

6. Gameaccounts

  • All names must be in Latin characters with no special characters (i.e. stars) allowed. If you currently have special characters or non-Latin characters you must change your in-game name and update your gameaccount on ESL play in order to be allowed to participate.
  • Players and teams may not change their name after competing in a Cup.
  • Name changes can be allowed on a case by case basis but will only occur with admin approval. A support ticket must be submitted with all appropriate information and documentation regarding the team name change for it to be considered.
  • All participants names must be appropriate. If your name is deemed inappropriate you must change it in the window given by the admin team. If the name is not changed in that time you will risk disqualification and penalizing of both yourself and your team.
  • The first time is a warning, second-time disqualification with possible prize money repercussions as well as bans.
  • Playing with an unregistered player or a player with an inaccurate ID listed will result in 0 points for that day.
  • Your in-game name and game account must only contain the only the following characters:




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Please be aware though, if your gameaccount on ESL Play does not match what we see in-game, your team will not gain kill points for the match. It is your responsibility beforehand to ensure that your ESL gameaccount and in-game name match exactly. If you cannot get your ESL gameaccount close to your in-game name, you should change your name accordingly.

7. Player Identification

  • Players are required to begin any preparations needed to reach Finals. This means, having identification that allows you to travel available to verify all participants in the live Finals.

8. Communication & Support

  • All participants must adhere to the decisions and rules of the tournament organizers, admins, and referees. All decisions are final, except in cases where the option to appeal is clearly stated.

9. Player Conduct

  • Players are expected to conduct themselves professionally throughout the entirety of the ESL Mobile Open, including, but not limited to, inside and outside of the tournament, qualifiers, interviews, and the Finals. Warnings or penalties may be issued for any of the following:
  • Language – In all languages, Players may not use obscene gestures, profanity and/or racist comments in game chat, lobby chat, or live interviews. This includes abbreviations and/or obscure references. League Administrators reserve the right to enforce this at their own discretion. These rules also apply for forums, emails, personal messages and Discord channels.
  • Behavior – Persons are required to behave in a sportsmanlike manner towards other competitors, members of the League Administration team, media, and fans.
  • In-Game Presence – Players involved in the ESL Mobile Open are required to follow all in game rules that are part of PUBG Content Creation – Teams are responsible for the assurance of the appropriateness of the content that they produce including, but not limited to: Social Media Presence, Videos, Streams, and Interviews. Disputes and Redress – Any general disputes a person may have with the current operation of the League should first be addressed by messaging a League Operator via Discord. Failure to follow proper procedure for disputes will result in denial of the dispute and the possibility of further penalties.
  • Illegal substances and PED’s – Team members may not be under the influence or in possession of illegal substances or performance enhancing drugs (PED). In addition to the standard Code of Conduct penalties, any offending Players may be handed over to the authorities in accordance to the local laws and/or disqualified from participation. Alcohol – Team members that are intoxicated during any event may be disqualified at the discretion of the Tournament Organizer.
  • Cheating – Any form of cheating will not be tolerated. If the Organizer determines that a Player is cheating, the Player or team will be immediately disqualified and removed from the tournament and may be restricted from participating in future events. Software Exploitation – Any intentional use of any bugs or exploits in the game may result in a forfeit of the Match and disqualification from the tournament. Bugs and exploits will be determined at the discretion of Tencent and/or the Tournament Organizer.
  • Collusion and Match Fixing – Players are not allowed to intentionally alter the results of any Match. If the organizer determines that a Player or team is colluding or Match fixing, the Player or team will be immediately disqualified and removed from the ESL Mobile Open and may be restricted from participating in future events. Players must compete to the best of their ability at all times.
  • Gambling – Anyone associated with ESL Mobile Open is forbidden from placing wagers on any Matches or actions in, or around, Player Unknown Battlegrounds.
  • Unless expressly stated otherwise, offenses and infringements of these Player Conduct rules are punishable, whether or not they were committed intentionally. Attempting to commit any offenses or infringements is also punishable.

10. Disqualification

  • ESL reserves the right to disqualify teams and players. Any team found to be using a known exploit will forfeit their game upon the first occurrence of the exploit. If the team is found to use another known exploit for a second time, and it is determined to have been done on purpose, they will be removed from the event and barred from any future events.

11. Game Rules

  • A match can only be restarted with prior admin approval.
  • Any use of third party software is prohibited during the qualifiers and tournament play. If players violate this rule it will be treated as hacking with the intent to cheat. The team will be disqualified, no prizes will be awarded, and the individuals involved will receive a ban from competing.
  • Any use of items not obtained through PUBG approved in-game methods (excluding official rewards) or unannounced items is prohibited. If players violate this rule, it will be treated as hacking. The team will be disqualified, no prizes will be awarded, and the individuals involved will receive a ban from competing.
  • Players may not be naked and should be wearing clothes during the game

12. Match Settings, Format, & Rules

  • Map: Erengel
  • Each team will participate in up to 5 matches each day.
  • All 5 matches are scored cumulatively

Scoring is as follows:

Placement Points
1 150
2 110
3 95
4 85
5 75
6 65
7 60
8 55
9 50
10 40
11 40
12 40
13 35
14 35
15 35
16 30
17 20
18 20
19 10
20 10
Kills are worth 5 points each

13. Technical Issues

  • Teams are responsible for their own technical issues, including hardware, software and/or internet issues. Matches will not be rescheduled because of technical issues and matches will be played nevertheless.

14. Tiebreakers

  • In the event of a tie, ranking will be decided in the order of wins, total kills, followed by kills in the final match.

15. Live Broadcast

  • All contents, photos, videos, replays, and other resources generated by players and the PMSC event belong to Tencent. Players accept this condition by agreeing to compete in the ESL Mobile Open.

16. Penalty Point Catalogue

In general, a player and the team can receive up to 6 penalty points per match, unless a single violation has a higher punishment. A team is only punished once per violation, regardless of how many players. Where a player or team receives penalty points for multiple violations, the penalty points are added together.

Rule violation Number of penalty points
No show Team: 3; Player: 2
Reject compulsory challenge Normal: 1
Intense (top 10): 2
Abort match Player / Team: 2
Use of ineligible player
Inactive barrage Player / Team: 3
Barraged Player / Team: 6
Unregistered player Player / Team: 3
Missing Premium (where required) Player / Team: 3
Missing Trusted (where required) Player / Team: 3
Ringer/Faker Player / Team: 6
Playing with wrong gameaccount Player / Team: 3
Playing without a registered gameaccount Player / Team: 3
Unsportsmanlike behaviour
Multiple/Fake accounts Warning / 1-3 penalty points
Deception Player / Team: 1 - 4
Fake result Player / Team: 4
Fake match media Player / Team: 6
Fake match Player / Team: 6
Cheating Player: 12 / Team: 6

Matches get only deleted if the team/player violating the rules won the match. In cup and league matches default wins are given instead of a match deletion and penalty points.