Quick Rules

  • Expansion: Legacy of the Void
  • Category: Melee
  • Game Speed: Faster
  • Locked Alliances: Yes
  • Maps: Dusk Towers, Orbital Shipyard, Prion Terraces, Ulrena, Central Protocol, Lerilak Crest and Ruins of Seras
  • Match format: Best of 5.
  • Qualified players must be at least 16 years old
We will use a WCS style pick & ban mode. This means that players will ban out 2 maps each, followed by picking one map per player. The map which was neither picked nor banned will be used in case of a 3rd game. The higher seed may decide who starts first.

  • Player 1 bans
  • Player 2 bans
  • Player 1 picks
  • Player 2 picks
  • Player 1 picks
  • Player 2 picks
  • Last map


Each challenger will consist of 16 players that qualified through the Grandmaster laddder. The top 2 placing players from both finals will then qualify for the IEM Season 10 World Championship in Katowice.

All qualified players will have their travel and hotel paid for the duration of the event.

1st place - US$1,400 & direct qualification to the WCS Circuit Winter Championship

2nd place - US$1,200 & direct qualification to the WCS Circuit Winter Championship

3rd-4th place - US$800

5th-8th place - US$600

9th-16th place - US$400


Please be in the IEM Battle.net channel on the correct region for the duration of the qualifier.


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.