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ESL Open Cups

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[e][h]ESL Open Cups
League Information
Organizer(s):
Server:
Europe / Americas / South Korea
Type:
Online
Location:
World World
Format:
1v1
Single-elimination bracket
Prize Pool:
$100/$400/$800
Series Total Prize:
≃ $3,455,246 USD
Minor: ≃ $709,245 USD
Basic: ≃ $28,147 USD
Major: ≃ $1,343,239 USD
Premier: ≃ $1,359,018 USD
Unknown Tier: ≃ $4,947 USD
Misc: ≃ $10,650 USD
Start Date:
2020-01-12
Liquipedia Tier:
Links


The ESL Open Cups allow all aspiring professionals and talented players to participate in weekly tournaments. These contribute 15 points [1] towards the ESL Pro Tour ranking and $100 USD in prize money, each tournament, each region, each week.

On May 13, 2020 it was announced that the cups' prize would be increased to $400 USD until January 18th, 2021 and that they would be played on Mondays instead of Sundays.[2]

On March 30, 2021 it was announced that due to scheduling confilcts with GSL the Asia cups would be played on Sundays again.[3]

On May 21, 2021 it was announced that due to a Partnership with shopify the Prize Pool was increased to $800 USD[4]

These tournaments are open for all players, there are no regional restrictions.

Format[edit]

  • Single-elimination bracket.
    • All Matches are Bo3.
    • Finals are Bo5.

Prize Pools[edit]

Cups #1 to #18[edit]

$100 and 15 EPT points:

Place Prize (USD) EPT Points
1st $100 10
2nd - 5

Cups #19 to #53 and #65 to #71[edit]

$400 and 15 EPT points:

Place Prize (USD) EPT Points
1st $200 10
2nd $100 5
3rd-4th $50 0

Cups #54 to #64[edit]

$400:

Place Prize (USD)
1st $200
2nd $100
3rd-4th $50

Cups #72 to #74[edit]

$800 and 15 EPT points:

Place Prize (USD) EPT Points
1st $250 10
2nd $150 5
3rd-4th $100 0
5th-8th $50 0

Cups #75+[edit]

$800 and 19 EPT points:

Place Prize (USD) EPT Points
1st $250 10
2nd $150 5
3rd-4th $100 2
5th-8th $50 0

Results[edit]

Overall Medals[edit]

Medals won per Player[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

RaceTotal
Protoss83104187
Terran7556131
Zerg6462126

Medals won per Country[edit]

Medals won per Team[edit]

Note: Medals won per Team shows the team that a player was
on when the medal was won, not their current team.

Trivia[edit]

  • The only players to have won two ESL Open Cups on the same day are:
  • The Europe European Series was often referred to as the Big Gabe Weekly by casters, viewers and in tl.net reviews due to HeRoMaRinE winning half of the cups and reaching the Finals in some more cups as well in the 2020/21 Season. In the following season, due to Clem rising to dominance in Europe, HeRoMaRinE himself started calling it the Clem Weekly Cup.
  • The "most consecutive first place" streak is 6 and it was firstly achieved by Germany  HeRoMaRinE who won the EU Cups from #31 to #36; it was tied by France  Clem who won the EU Cups from #64 to #69.

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References[edit]