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[e][h]ZOTAC Cup
League Information
Game Version:
Europe / North America
1v1, Single-elimination
Prize Pool:
$100,100 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
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The ZOTAC cup is a weekly, open-access tournament that gives out 100 euros to the winner of the European one-day tournament, and 100 dollars to the winner of the North American one-day tournament. It is recognized in the Warcraft III community, with more than 300 installments for that game alone. Originally planning the first StarCraft II beta tournament for the 10-02-21, it was pushed back to 10-02-28, due to waiting for confirmation from Blizzard.

In preparation for StarCraft II, ZOTAC began running a weekly cup for StarCraft: Brood War to spread awareness in the StarCraft community of their competition. They ran 35 weekly cups before stopping the tournaments for their StarCraft II beta competitions.

The ZOTAC cups are played at 2pm CEST every Sunday and individual cups are currently held only for EU. The last NA cup was held on January 25, 2014.[1]

Starting July 2011, ZOTAC organized a Monthly finals gathering the top 16 players of the weekly ZOTAC Cups over a month with a prize pool increased to 800 euros. The last Monthly Finals was held on January 2014. It was replaced in 2014 by Season Finals, each season covering three months of weekly cups. The first cup was shortened to two months only due to the last Monthly January cup.

On January 30, 2015, ZOTAC announced on their homepage that they were dropping StarCraft II and FIFA to replace them with Hearthstone in Europe and North America.


Weekly Cup[edit]

  • The number of players allowed in the tournament is set with a number of sign-up spots and at the day of the tournament only half of the available sign-up spots are allowed to check-in to the actual tournament.
  • The tournament is run in Single-elimination best of one format until the quarterfinals, the maps are vetoed until one map is remaining.
  • From the quarterfinals onwards, the tournament is played in best of three format.
  • The Finals are played in a best of five format.

Monthly Final[edit]

  • Top 16 players of the weekly ZOTAC Cups over the month where they could get points as follow:
    • Cup winner: 5 Points
    • Runner up: 3 Points
    • Semi-finalist: 2 Points
    • Quarter-finalist: 1 Point
  • Single-elimination bracket.
  • All matches were best of three and the Final best of five.

Season Finals[edit]

  • Top 16 players of the weekly ZOTAC Cups over the Season (three months) where they could get points as follow:
    • Cup winner: 5 Points
    • Runner up: 3 Points
    • Semi-finalist: 2 Points
    • Quarter-finalist: 1 Point
  • Group Stage:
    • Four groups of four players each played in dual-tournament format.
    • All matches are best of three.
  • Playoffs:
    • Double-elimination bracket.
    • First place of each group start in the winners' bracket.
    • Second place of each group start in the losers' bracket.
    • All matches are Best of three and the Final best of five.


Season Finals[edit]

Year Season Dates 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Replay pack
2014 Season 4 2015-01-19 - 2015-01-21 South Korea  Polt France  Lilbow Poland  Nerchio Ukraine  Kas
2014 Season 3 2014-11-20 - 2014-11-22 South Korea  YoDa France  Lilbow Poland  Nerchio South Korea  First
2014 Season 2 2014-08-27 - 2014-08-29 South Korea  jjakji Russia  Happy Ukraine  Bly South Korea  Patience Download
2014 Season 1 2014-04-30 - 2014-05-02 South Korea  HyuN South Korea  First South Korea  jjakji South Korea  Hurricane Download

Monthly Finals[edit]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Year Month 1st 2nd 3rd
2014 January South Korea  Arthur South Korea  Solar Poland  Tefel
2013 December South Korea  Armani Poland  Tefel Poland  Nerchio
2013 November South Korea  jjakji Ukraine  Bly South Korea  Arthur
2013 October South Korea  Solar South Korea  eMotion Poland  Tefel
2013 September South Korea  Solar South Korea  Trend South Korea  Arthur
2013 August Poland  Nerchio South Korea  TAiLS South Korea  Tassadar
2013 July Ukraine  Bly Finland  elfi Ukraine  DIMAGA
2013 June Spain  VortiX South Korea  Lucky Ukraine  Bly
2013 May Poland  Tefel Sweden  hOpe Poland  Nerchio
2013 April Norway  Snute South Korea  Polt South Korea  TAiLS
2013 March South Korea  HyuN Poland  DaNa United Kingdom  JonnyREcco
2013 February South Korea  HyuN Russia  Happy South Korea  Arthur

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Year Month 1st 2nd 3rd
2013 January Norway  Snute South Korea  HyuN Ukraine  fraer
2012 December Finland  Welmu Russia  LiveZerg Ukraine  fraer
2012 November South Korea  HyuN South Korea  Revival Russia  siw
2012 October South Korea  Sage Ukraine  fraer South Korea  TAiLS
2012 September Ukraine  fraer South Korea  Revival South Korea  HyuN
2012 August Poland  Nerchio South Korea  HyuN Ukraine  fraer
2012 July South Korea  HyuN Russia  TitaN Ukraine  fraer
2012 June South Korea  HyuN South Korea  Revival Ukraine  Bly
2012 May Russia  TitaN Ukraine  fraer South Korea  HyuN
2012 April Ukraine  Bly Portugal  sYz Russia  LiveZerg
2012 March Ukraine  fraer Sweden  Seiplo South Korea  Crane
2012 February Ukraine  fraer Belarus  LoWeLy South Korea  HyuN
2012 January Ukraine  fraer Sweden  Seiplo South Korea  Revival
2011 December Ukraine  Bly Serbia  Beastyqt Germany  GoOdy
2011 November South Korea  viOLet Germany  GoOdy South Korea  Sleep
2011 October Poland  Nerchio Serbia  Beastyqt Russia  Happy
2011 September Germany  DarKFoRcE Germany  roof Poland  Nerchio
2011 August Germany  GoOdy Spain  LucifroN Poland  Nerchio
2011 July Poland  Nerchio South Korea  Rain South Korea  sC

Weekly Cups[edit]

Europe Cups[edit]

All results can be found here.

North American Cups[edit]

All results can be found here.

External links[edit]