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ESL Open Cups

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[e][h]ESL Open Cups
Series Information
Organizer:
Location:
World World
Start Date:
2020-01-12
Server:
Europe / Americas / South Korea
Type:
Online
Format:
1v1
Single-elimination bracket
Total prize money:
≃ $222,000 USD
Liquipedia Tier:
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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.

Talents[edit]

  • Regular French Commentators
    • France Funka (Alexandre Verrier)
    • France TKL (Rémi Hibon)
  • Regular Russian Commentators
  • Regular Other Languages Commentators

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 and #111 to #116[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 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 to #110[edit]

$800:

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

Cups #117 to #153[edit]

$400 and 19 EPT points:

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

Cups #153+[edit]

$400:

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

Results[edit]

Overall Medals[edit]

Medals won per Player[edit]

x54 HeRoMaRinE
x48 Clem
x44 Zest
x38 Solar
x36 MaxPax
x32 ByuN
x29 Cure
x21 herO
x19 Dark
x16 Reynor
x15 ShoWTimE
x13 PartinG •  Stats
x7 Creator •  Neeb
 Armani •  GuMiho •  Scarlett •  SpeCial •  Trap •  Zoun
 DongRaeGu •  RagnaroK
 Astrea •  Classic •  Lambo •  TIME •  uThermal
 Bly •  Dream •  Future •  SKillous •  souL
 AqueroN •  Bunny •  Cham •  Denver •  Elazer •  Gerald •  GunGFuBanDa •  Harstem •  Has •  HerO •  KeeN •  MaNa •  Nice •  Patience •  PiLiPiLi •  PtitDrogo •  Rogue •  sOs •  Serral •  soO •  TRUE •  trigger
x30 Clem •  Solar
x29 HeRoMaRinE
x27 MaxPax
x22 Zest
x21 Cure
x17 ByuN •  Dark
x16 ShoWTimE
x15 PartinG
x14 Astrea
x13 SpeCial
x11 herO •  SKillous
x10 Reynor •  Zoun
x9 TIME
x8 Armani •  Bly •  Trap
x7 Lambo •  Neeb •  Scarlett
 GuMiho •  MaNa
 Classic •  Creator •  Gerald •  Harstem •  NightMare •  PtitDrogo •  souL •  uThermal
 DongRaeGu •  Elazer •  Nina •  Rogue •  soO •  Stats
 Dream •  GunGFuBanDa •  Namshar
 Cham •  Cyan •  Denver •  goblin •  Has •  Hellraiser •  Hurricane •  Krystianer •  MarineLorD •  Nice •  Rattata •  ShaDoWn •  trigger
 Bomber •  DisK •  DnS •  Erik •  Firefly •  Future •  Kelazhur •  Patience •  PattyMac •  Percival •  PiLiPiLi •  Prince •  RagnaroK •  Rail •  Rodzyn •  Spatz •  TLO •  TRUE •  ViViD

Medals won per Race[edit]

RaceTotal
Terran Terran188144332
Protoss Protoss186218404
Zerg Zerg103115218

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 (playing) day are:
  • With his wins in KR and AM #39, South Korea Zerg Solar is the first player to have won two ESL Open Cups on the same (playing) day.
  • With his wins in EU and AM #111, Denmark Protoss MaxPax is the first (and only) Foreigner player to have won two ESL Open Cups on the same (playing) day.
  • With his victory in EU Cup #80, South Korea Terran 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 his victory in EU Cup #5, United States Protoss Neeb is the first (and only) American player to have won an EU cup.
  • With her victory in KR Cup #11, Canada Zerg Scarlett is the first Foreigner player to have won one KR cup. China Terran TIME was the second, about 9 months later, by winning KR Cup #101 and then KR Cup #152 (which makes him the only Foreigner player to have won more than one EPT Cup in KR).
  • With his 3rd-4th place in AM Cup #123 (then repeated in EU Cup #129) Italy Zerg Reynor is the first (and only) player to have earned EPT Points while fully offracing (as Protoss).
    • He repeated the feat a few weeks later, this time in the EU Cups and also improving the placement (and points earned), ending up in 2nd place in the EU Cup #127 (as Protoss).
  • 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 Terran HeRoMaRinE who won the EU Cups from #31 to #36; it was tied by France Terran Clem who won the EU Cups from #64 to #69.
  • The "most times first place" is 54 and it is owned by Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE (who won all of the cups on the EU region) followed by France Terran Clem at 48 and South Korea Protoss Zest at 44.
  • The "Most Dominant Player" are:
    • Europe: Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE with 6 consecutive wins, tied with France Terran Clem;
    • Americas: South Korea Zerg Solar with 4 consecutive wins, tied with South Korea Terran Cure and Denmark Protoss MaxPax;
    • Asia: South Korea Protoss herO with 4 consecutive wins.
  • The "King of the Region" are:
    • Europe: Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE with 54 wins;
    • Americas: South Korea Protoss Zest with 23 wins;
    • Asia: South Korea Protoss Zest with 21 wins.

Most EPT Points earned in a Season from Open Cups[edit]

2020/21[edit]

Players[edit]
Regions[edit]
  • South Korea: 1,225 (26p).
  • Europe: 995 (24p).
  • North America: 195 (8p).
  • Latin America: 65 (3p).
  • China: 15 (1p).
  • TW/HK: 15 (1p).
  • Oceania: 0 (0p).

2021/22[edit]

Players[edit]
Regions[edit]
  • South Korea: 1,244 (24p).
  • Europe: 836 (25p).
  • North America: 67 (3p).
  • Latin America: 66 (2p).
  • China: 25 (2p).
  • TW/HK: 43 (2p).
  • Oceania: 2 (1p).

2022/23[edit]

Players[edit]
Regions[edit]
  • South Korea: 1,188 (24p).
  • Europe: 828 (23p).
  • North America: 117 (8p).
  • Latin America: 51 (3p).
  • China: 52 (4p).
  • TW/HK: 10 (1p).
  • Oceania: 0 (0p).

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