Company of Heroes 2 Opening Cup
On Sunday 14th July, just a few days after we established the section, the first of many competitions for the newly relased Company of Heroes 2 will take place here on ESL. The 1on1 CoH 2 Opening Cup is just a little teaser of what yet is to come. If you're a fan of RTS games, we highly recommend you sign up! You can win ESL Premium and exclusive awards to your player profile in this exciting cup!

1on1 Opening Cup

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(Check-in: 15:30 - 15:40 CEST)
Check-in is first come, first serve.
Sign up until Sunday, 15:29 CEST
Date: Sunday, 14th of July
Start: 16:00 CEST
Size: 64 players
Structure: Single Elimination

Basic rules:

Maps: Mapelimination
Mode: BO1 and BO3
Settings: 500 Points, Standard Resources,
Mirrors are not allowed


Beginners guide to sign up:

Register on ESL
Enter your CoH 2 Steamname
Click the sign up link!
Detailed Rules

Check-In System
In this Cup we will use the ESL "Check-In System". If you don't know the handling, check out the FAQ.

If you have any problems during your matches, please open a Protest ticket instead of a Support ticket, so all match contestants can see and react to it.


The matches until the quarter final will be played in Best-of-One mode. The subsequent Semi and Final matches will be played in Best-of-Three mode.

Map and faction choice:
Best-of-One: The contestant on the left side of the matchsheet will get faction choice. The contestant on the right side gets to choose the map from the map pool.

Best-of-Three: The contestant on the left side of the matchsheet will begin the elimination, then the contestant on the right side follows. Once there are three maps left the contestant on the left side picks a map, then the contestant on the right side does the same. The remaining map is the first map you play. Second map is the one the loser of the first map picked and the third map (if needed) is the last remaining map.

The contestant on the left side will play as Soviets for the first game then Germans in the next game. If the deciding game needs to be played then the player with the best VP score from both games gets faction choice in the deciding game.

Map pool:
Kholodny Ferma
Kholodny Ferma Winter
Minsk Pocket
Moscow Outskirts
Pripyat Winter Battlefield

Opening Cup Prizes

1st place 3 Months ESL Premium
2nd place 2 Months ESL Premium
3rd place 1 Month ESL Premium

Are there awards?

The winning player of the Opening Cup will receive the exclusive Opening Cup Winner Award! If there are at least 16 contestants, place 2 and 3 will also be rewarded.

We wish you lots of lots of fun and good luck in our global Company of Heroes 2 Opening Cup!

Support & Help

For any question, doubt, perplexity, feedback and advice please contact the ESL Admin Team. You can do so by opening a Support Ticket!

// Your Admin Team
Chackiwinja, Thursday, 11/07/13 11:56
Sign up for the CoH 2 Opening Cup
comments (11)
I cant sign up : "The team does not have enough players to participate in this league." WTF ? What i must do ?
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We're looking into it.

EDIT: sign ups are working now.
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ok thx
Awesome tournament IpKaiFung, keep up the good work. Even my dislike for mirror matches can't make me unexcited for a well run tournament! kudos
The way best of one matches will be played has been altered after the response we received from the community about mirror matches.

The format is as follows: The contestant on the left side of the matchsheet will get faction choice. The contestant on the right side gets to choose the map from the map pool.
gl to all of the contestants!
Hey ikaiphung ?? Rule use Bullentin ??
can someone tell me why mirrors are not allowed ????ß
whats that for a rule????
No Bulletins for this tournament and free commanders only.

There are no mirrors because the existing community is against playing them.
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