Quick Rules

Platform: Battle.Net
Channel: ESL

Format:
  • If 65 or more checked in players : Best Of One until RO32, Best Of Three from RO32 onwards
  • If 64 or less checked in players : Best Of Three in all rounds
  • Race: Players must declare their race before veto
  • Veto: Ban till best-of, pick remaining

Lobby Settings:
  • Game Speed : Fast
  • Lock Teams: Yes
  • Full Shared Unit Control: No
  • Random Races: No
  • Random Hero: No
  • Observers: Full Observers
  • Visibility: Default

Map Pool:
  • Amazonia
  • Echo Isles
  • Last Refuge
  • Northern Isles
  • Terenas Stand LV
  • Twisted Meadows
  • Concealed Hill

How to Play:
  • Get in contact with your opponent (via Battle.Net, Discord or chat on ESL website)
  • Both players declare their race and start vetoing
  • One of the players hosts the game in Battle.net with full observers
  • Share the gamename in chat
  • The other player joins the gamelobby
  • Observer are not allowed to spectate the games (Streamers are always allowed)
  • Play your match with the declared race
  • Both players report the result on ESL Play
  • The winner has to upload all replays

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 open a protest ticket to report the issue to an admin of ESL Play.
Quick help and support can be requested in Discord as well.

IEM Rulebook applies - click here for the link

Prize

Place Prize
medal_gold_3.png1.-4. Top 4 qualify to the Dreamhack Masters Summer 2020 Closed Qualifier
medal_silver_3.png5.-8.5.-8. qualify to the Last Chance Qualifier in your region

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.