Quick Rules

Competition Information:
  • Format:Swiss Groups of 16 players
  • All Rounds, are Best of Three (Bo3)
  • By winning 3 series a player advances to playoffs
  • By losing 3 series a player is eliminated

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

Map Pool:
  • [ESL] Alcyone
  • [ESL] Equilibrium
  • [ESL] Goldenaura
  • [ESL] Hard Lead
  • [ESL] Hecate
  • [ESL] Oceanborn
  • [ESL] Radhuset Station
  • [ESL] Solaris
  • [ESL] Site Delta

This competition is goverend by the rules and guidelines outlined on the ESL Pro Tour Rulebook.


The prize pool for the ESL SC2 Masters: Winter 2023 - Europe online regional is presented below. This prize pool applies to the entire group stage and playoffs. The Closed Qualifiers prizing is listed on each competition's page.

Place Prize Points
medal_gold_3.png1st $12,000 USD1000 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png2nd $8,000 USD700 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png3rd $6,000 USD520 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png4th $4,200 USD400 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png5th - 6th $3,000 USD330 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png7th - 8th $2,300 USD260 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png9th - 12th $1,750 USD215 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png13th - 16th $1,300 USD170 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png17th - 22nd $900 USD125 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png23rd - 28th $600 USD80 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png29th - 32nd $300 USD40 ESL Pro Tour Points
Total $63,200 USD6970 ESL Pro Tour Points

Instructions on how to claim the prize money for each competition are sent after all regionals are done.


Is this your first league? 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
In case you need more help, please open a support ticket


You can follow the StarCraft II action on the streams set to cover the ESL Masters event on Twitch and Youtube!

ESL SC2 Main Channel on Twitch
ESL on Youtube