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ESL Open Cups

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[e][h]ESL Open Cups
Series Information
Liquipedia tier:
World World
Start Date:
Europe / Americas / South Korea
Single-elimination bracket
Total prize money:
≃ $154,250 USD

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.


  • 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]


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 to #105[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

Cups #106+[edit]


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


Overall Medals[edit]

Medals won per Player[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]


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.


  • The only players to have won two ESL Open Cups on the same (playing) day are:
  • With his victory in EU Cup #80, South Korea  Cure is the first (and only) player to have won (at least) one cup in each of the three regions: this win also marks the first EU cup won by a South Korean player.
  • With her victory in KR Cup #11, Canada  Scarlett is the first foreign player to have won one KR cup. China  TIME was the second, about 9 months later, by winning KR Cup #101.
  • The Europe European Series was often referred to as the Big Gabe Weekly by casters, viewers and in 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.
  • The "most times first place" is 40 and it is owned by Germany  HeRoMaRinE who won all of these cups on the EU region. This record was tied by South Korea  Zest in January 2022: he won 19 Asia cups and 21 America cups making him the most successful player in both Regions.

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