Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Rocket League PlayStation® Plus Cup Europe?
The Rocket League PlayStation® Plus Cup is an official PlayStation® Plus tournament by ESL and can possibly be the start of for your gaming career! Compete against players from all over Europe, make new friends and enjoy a gaming experience you have never had before. Do you think you have what it takes to be the best in Europe? Then prove it!
2. How can I participate in the Rocket League PlayStation® Plus Cup Europe?
To be able to compete in this tournament you need to fulfill these criteria:
- PlayStation® Plus account for PS4 players
- ESL account
- A legal copy of Rocket League on PC or PS4
- A passport or residence in one of the following countries:
3. How do I register a new account?
To register a new ESL account, go to the registration page and follow the steps mentioned. All you need is an email account, a password and a nickname. If you already have an ESL account but can't remember your login information, please contact the support.
4. How do I add my Rocket League Nickname (Europe) to my ESL account?
The place to edit your player profile is the "command center", which is accessible through the cog to the left of your nickname under the header.
- Choose "Gameaccounts"
- Type = Rocket League Nickname (Europe)
- Value = Enter your name you use for your Rocket League account
- Click send
5. How do I sign up correctly?
The sign up is super easy and straight forward if you have already checked the steps before. Even if you haven't it's pretty simple. Go to the cup page, choose the tournament you want to sign up for, click on it and simply follow the "sign up" steps in the top right. It will guide you through everything you need to do.
6. Will there be a limit for the tournament?
The tournament size is limited to 1,024 teams. In case of more teams signing up a randomized draw will determine the final participants of the cup.
8. What proof do I need for a match result?
Both teams are responsible for making screenshots or video proofs of the results and for uploading them within 15 minutes after the match ended. The screenshots and/or videos are needed as evidence in case there is a conflict, which will be checked by a staff member. We can only make a good decision if there is enough proof for it. A screenshot/video always needs to contain the in-game nicknames of the players and show the results/issues, so we can be sure the proof is of the according match.
9. How to take screenshots with a PS4 and share them on ESL?
Please check out the official PlayStation® website to get the answers on how to take and share a screenshot. You need to upload those screenshots on your ESL match. If you are on the tournament page, you will see a "Upload screenshot/matchmedia" on the right side. There you need to click and select your screenshot and then you can upload it to your ESL match.
10. How does a match protest work?
If you have any issues during the match, you can open a protest by clicking the link "Open Protest" in the right side bar of the tournament. If you don't find the link, you can also use the direct link to see all matches, where you can write a protest. There you can choose your match and open a protest, so a staff member can check your issue. However, keep in mind that a protest needs to be written within 10 minutes after the match is over, so we don't have any bigger delays in the cup.
11. Where can I find the latest tournament news?
Breaking news, tournament information and announcements about the Rocket League 2016 PlayStation® Plus Cup Europe can be found on our European Rocket League Portal, on the official ESL Rocket League Facebook page and on the ESL Rocket League Twitter account @ESLRocketLeague. Important notifications for the remaining teams will also be sent through email, if necessary.
12. When do I have to play my matches?
The match dates for the tournaments are as follows:
- Qualifier 1 Day 1: Saturday, 12th March 19:00 CET
- Qualifier 1 Day 2: Wednesday, 16th March 20:00 CET
- Qualifier 2 Day 1: Saturday, 19th March 19:00 CET
- Qualifier 2 Day 2: Wednesday, 23rd March 20:00 CET
- Qualifier 3 Day 1: Saturday, 26th March 19:00 CET
- Qualifier 3 Day 2: Wednesday, 30th March 20:00 CET
- Qualifier 4 Day 1: Saturday, 2nd April 19:00 CET
- Qualifier 4 Day 2: Wednesday, 6th April 20:00 CET
- Final Day 1: Saturday, 9th April 19:00 CET
- Final Day 2: Wednesday, 13th April 20:00 CET
- Final Day 3: Saturday, 16th April 19:00 CET
13. Can I win something?Yes! The winner of the tournament will take home € 1000!
2nd place will receive € 500. On top of that the 3rd and 4th place each receive € 250!
14. How to join or host a lobby?If you are unsure on how to join or create a private lobby we've made a guide to help you out!