Quick Rules

Platform: Battle.Net Europe (Northrend)
Channel: Clan ESL

Format: All rounds Best of Three
The finalists qualify for the Warcraft 3 Winter League Final, if these players are already qualified via another qualifier, the player that took third place will qualify instead etc.
  • Race: Random hero, random race
  • Veto: Ban till best-of, pick remaining

Map Pool:
  • Amazonia RH
  • Concealed Hill RH
  • Echo Isles RH
  • Last Refuge RH
  • Northern Isle RH
  • Terenas Stand LV RH
  • Twisted Meadows RH
The random hero maps can be downloaded here.

How to Play:
  • Get in contact with your opponent (via Battle.Net, Discord or chat on ESL website)
  • Start vetoing
  • One of the players hosts the game in Battle.net (Northrend) with full observers
  • Share the gamename in channel Clan ESL
  • The other player joins the gamelobby
  • Observer are not allowed to spectate the games, unless both players agree (Streamers are always allowed)
  • Play your match with random 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 apear or in case of any trouble hile playing the game, it is mandatory to report the issue to an admin of ESL Play.
Quick help and support can be requested in Discord aswell.

About Hosting:
Since Patch 1.30.2 everybody is able to host custom games in Battle.Net. The chosen server is based on the playerlocation. The european serverlocation is in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Unless both players agree to play on a different server, all games need to be hosted on the european server, therefore a european contestant or admin has to host the game.


Qualify for the Warcraft 3 Winter League final and win one of the amazing prizes!

medal_gold_3.png The winner of this tournament get the exclusive Winter Seasonal Award (min. 16 players) .The TOP 3 get ESL Premium (at least 8 players) !
Place Premium & Winter Award
medal_gold_3.png 1st 3 months section-premium_small.gif ESL Premium & Award
medal_silver_3.png2nd 2 months section-premium_small.gif ESL Premium
medal_gold_3.png3rd 1 month section-premium_small.gif ESL Premium


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.