Quick Rules

Platform: Battle.Net Europe (Northrend)
Channel: Clan ESL
The top 4 teams qualify for the final stage.
Complete rules can be found on Matcherino.
The tournament is sponsored by donations. Every donation enlargers the Prizepool even further!

  Europe Korea (Feb 10th) Latin America
  17:00 to 22:00 CET 01:00 to 06:00 KST 13:00 to 1800 BRT

  • Swiss System (5 Rounds, Teams with 2 losses are elimininated)
  • All rounds are best of one
  • Every round has it's own map
  • Players are allowed to switch the race 
  • Round 1: Southfury River
  • Round 2: Sherbrooke Hills
  • Round 3: Sanctuary of Sargeras
  • Round 4: Ruins of Alterac
  • Round 5: Cozy Sands
  • Round 6: Hellfire Plateau  (optional if > 32 teams)
The maps can be downloaded here.

How to Play:
  • Create your team
  • Signup
  • Checkin before the cup starts
  • Get in contact with your opponents (via Battle.Net, Discord or chat on ESL website)
  • One of the players hosts the game in Battle.net with full observers
  • Share the gamename in channel Clan ESL and Discord 
  • The other players join the gamelobby
  • Observer are not allowed to spectate the games, unless both teams agree (Streamers are always allowed)
  • Play your match
  • Both teams report the result on ESL Play
  • The winners have to upload the replay

If the opposing team does not stick to the rules, doesn't apear or in case of any trouble while 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.


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.