Quick Rules

  • Please note: The total round length time is 35 minutes. If your match goes over the allowed round length time your match will be deleted unless:
    1. You, or your team, have opened a protest ticket and explained the issue in detail.
    2. You, or your team, have contacted an admin on the official ESL Splatoon Discord ( and explained the issue in detail.

    You may be asked to provide proof to be able to handle the protest correctly. If proof cannot be provided,or is dismissed, your protest may be disregarded and the match will be deleted regardless. In the case of your match being deleted you are to play your next match and play until your amount of lives reaches 0.
  • Format: Swiss - More guaranteed game time for newcomers!
    • Find out more about Swiss here
  • Game modes: The game modes can be found in this Google Doc

  • Map Selection: The highest seeded team (you’ll find this on the ranking page, right next to your team’s name) will be chosen to start the pick & ban phase. Contestants ban maps until number of maps needed. Maps are played in the order they were picked.
  • This month’s map pool: Kelp Dome, Flounder Heights‎, Mahi-Mahi Resort, Walleye Warehouse, Moray Towers, Hammerhead Bridge, Bluefin Depot
  • Eligible countries: Please make sure to check out the list of eligible countries before you sign up for the tournament.


Looking for your opponent or need help? Join our ESL Splatoon chat on Discord or open a Support Ticket.

For match related problems, open a Match Protest.


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.

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