Quick Rules

Platform: NetEase
Channel: ESL

  • Early Rounds : Best Of One
  • Quarter and Semifinal : Best Of Three
  • Grand Final: Best Of Five
  • Race: Players must declare their race before veto
  • Veto:
    • Highest seeded player decides who bans first
    • 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:
  • Shallow Grave
  • Echo Isles
  • Last Refuge
  • Northern Islands
  • TideHunters
  • Autumn Leaves - updated
  • Concealed Hill

How to Play:
  • Get in contact with your opponent (via NetEase, Discord or chat on ESL website)
  • Both players declare their race and start vetoing
  • One of the players hosts the game in NetEase
  • 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

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.


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



Need more help? During the cup join the WeChat Group through the QR Code or open a Support Ticket


If you can't join the WeChat Group, please use ESL Warcraft on Discord to look for admin support.


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up
  • 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 Discord chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.