Quick Rules

Platform: Battle.Net Europe (Northrend)

Format: Best of One
  • Race: Players must declare their race
  • Veto: Ban till best-of, pick remaining

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

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 (Northrend)
  • The other player joins the gamelobby
  • Observer are not allowed to spectate the Laddergames, unless both players agree
  • 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 apear 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 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). The Location can't be influenced by the players or admins.


Win awesome awards by playing in the ladder! Here you can see some of the most challenging and amazing awards you can win:

Reaching Overall Level 750
For being ranked #1 in a ladder
for 120 days in a row
For 2500 won matches on ESL
For 30 victories in a row
in a league

Want to see more? Here is the full list!
premium_3d.jpgYou must be a Premium player/team to have your awards visible in your profile.


Is this your first time? You can find a detailed instruction here.

Otherwise here is a quick-step introduction:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up
  • Find a match using the match making methods listed on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm

Still need help? Please contact support

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.