Quick Rules


Series size:
  • All rounds except the Final are Best of Three (Bo3)
  • The Final is Best of Five (Bo5)

Lobby settings:
  • Category: Melee
  • Mode: 1v1
  • Game Duration: Infinite
  • Game Speed: Faster
  • Locked Alliances: Yes
  • Game Privacy: Hide Match History

Map Pool:
  • Ephemeron LE
  • Eternal Empire LE
  • Nightshade LE
  • Simulacrum LE
  • Triton LE
  • World of Sleepers LE
  • Zen LE

Observers & Referees:
  • Only ESL Admins should receive the role of “Referee” according to the lobby functionalities. All broadcasters must use the “Observer” role.

Custom Mods:
  • All matches of a tournament must make use of the WCS Gameheart Custom Mod on its latest version.

Protests:
If your opponent does not stick to the rules, doesn't appear or in case of any trouble while playing the game, it is mandatory to report the issue to an admin of ESL Play.

Prize

Place Prize
medal_gold_3.png1. 100$ + 10 ESL Global Points
medal_gold_3.png2. 5 ESL Global Points

Chat

preview.pngLooking for your opponents or need help? During a cup join the official in-game chat channel and reach our admin team.

How To: On the in-game chatbox type /join ESL and press Enter. Be sure to be logged into the correct region for the competition.

It is also possible to reach our admin team on the ESL SC2 Discord server or by opening a support ticket. In case of match related issues can also be handled via match protest.

Help

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.