Quick Rules

Competition Information:
  • Format: Double Elimination Bracket
  • All Rounds, except the grand finals, are Best-of-Five (Bo5)
  • The Grand Finals is Best-Of-Seven (Bo7) starting 1:0 for the player in the Upper Bracket

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] Oceaborn
  • [ESL] Radhuset Setation
  • [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 - Americas 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 $7,500 USD500 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png2nd $5,000 USD380 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png3rd $3,600 USD300 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png4th $2,900 USD250 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png5th - 6th $2,300 USD200 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png7th - 8th $1,700 USD150 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png9th - 11th $1,200 USD100 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png12th - 14th $800 USD70 ESL Pro Tour Points
medal_silver_3.png15th & 16th $400 USD40 ESL Pro Tour Points
Total $33,800 USD2840 ESL Pro Tour Points

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


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


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 or for match related issues, please open a protest.