Go to Edit team to find or change the join password
Give your team mates the join password and link to the team
At the top of the page pick the country you want to play in, then pick the game, then pick the Ladder or Cup
Before doing anything on the ESL you need to register as a player. To do so, click the Register link in the user area in the top right area of the site.
!! Important !! It is very important that you only register for the ESL once. If you have registered before but can't login (e.g. you forgot your login details), please make a support ticket including as much information as you can remember to help find your account (e.g. email address, nickname, ICQ number, gameaccounts).
Simply fill in the form like below, entering your email address twice (in lowercase), your nickname, clantag if you are in a clan, the country you live in (not your nationality), your language and how you found out about the ESL. All of this information can be changed later.
!! Important !! It is very important that the email address you enter is real and correct. Before being able to login you will need to confirm your registration with a link sent in your email. You should also check your junk mail/anti spam settings to ensure emails from email@example.com are not automatically deleted.
(Terms of data protection) before ticking the boxes and clicking Send.
Within a couple of minutes you should have an email from the Electronic Sports League (firstname.lastname@example.org) titled Registration Successful. Inside will be a link like http://www.esl.eu/change_password/d5660afa61e08df2 to set your password and login to your account for the first time.
Your password needs to be at least 5 characters long consisting of a-z, A-Z and 0-9. It should not contain any special characters. Once your password is set you will be automatically logged in.
Fill in your profile
While not necessary to play in most of our Leagues, filling in your profile is highly recommended to be part of the ESL community. To start filling your profile, click Settings in the user box then Edit personal info.
Here you can change the details you entered when you registered and enter much more. The more you enter, the better your profile will look. Some other benefits of entering information is it makes your account look more real and if you ever have problems logging in (e.g. you lose access to your email address) the information you enter can be used to prove who you are. If you don't want your details publicly visible then just don't tick the checkbox to the right hand side.
If you go back to Settings there are additional places to enter even more details. Tell the world your PC's specs and your favourite things at Edit "More about me". Put a face to your name with Change photo or Upload logo.
Most games supported on the ESL have some kind of gameaccount system, a way of uniquely identifying players who have the game. Before playing in Leagues for these games you need to register your gameaccounts with us.
To add gameaccounts, click Settings and go to Gameaccounts (SteamID, ...). Select the type of gameaccount from the list (Type), enter your gameaccount (Value) and click Send. Make sure it is correct!
Your Value is you Login Account of Counter-Strike Manager.
Here, you can get you Login Name
To create a team on the ESL, first you need to be registered and logged in. Once you are, click My Teams then Register new team. A box will popup asking you to name your team, fill it in and click OK and your team is made!
You will be taken to a page with links to go to your new team (Show teamsheet), Edit team and Upload logo. The first thing you should go to Edit team to find or change the join password. Your team mates will need this to join the team.
We recommend filling in as much of your team page as possible, not only so it looks good but so it is easy to find out information about your team or get in contact.
To get your team mates into the team, simply give them the link to your team page and the join password. On the team page is a link to Join team, all they must do is click it and enter the join password and they're in!
Finding Ladder & Cups
If you're used to other League sites you may find getting around the ESL confusing at first, but it's really easy once you understand how we are organised. The ESL is first split into countries (national sections), then into games.
To find Ladders and Cups for the games you play, look for your country in the dropdown at the top of the page - if it's not there then choose Europe - then once in a national section, look for your game in the Choose game dropdown. Only the most popular games are shown in the dropdown, if you don't see your game then try All games and leagues.
Once at the section for your game you will see a selection of the most popular Ladders, Cups and Leagues with News underneath. To see all the Leagues available use the Choose league dropdown at the top of the page.
Joining a Ladder
Now that you've registered, have filled in your profile and entered your gameaccounts it's time to play! Most matches played on the ESL are in our Ladders.
Pick the Ladder that you wish to play in to be taken to its page. On a Ladder page you will see a ranking of the top 20 teams or players, the current number one highlighted on the right and underneath a list of recent and upcoming matches and news. Before signing up to a Ladder you should read the Info & Details and Rules. Once you have done, click Signup.
The requirements to sign up to the different Ladders, Cups and Leagues across the ESL vary across national sections, games and levels of competition. For most games there will at least be a Ladder in the European section that only requires a contact method (see Filling in your profile) and gameaccount (see Gameaccounts) entered. Once you or your team meet all the requirements and have read the rules, tick the box and click Yes.
Tip: The easiest way to see who has and hasn't entered their gameaccounts is to go to the Members page of your team, linked on the left hand side of the team page.
Most of the Ladders in the ESL have signups (or Leaguejoins) checked manually by admins to keep fake accounts and other unwanted players out. Waiting time can be anything from a few minutes to a few days depending on the size of the game and the volunteer admin team behind it.
There are several ways to challenge other players or teams in ESL Ladders.
The easiest way to challenge a specific contestant is to go to their player or team profile and click the challenge! link for the Ladder you wish to play them in.
Go to the Ladder you wish to challenge a contestant in and click the Rankings button. Here you can find every participant of the Ladder by scrolling through the pages. Alternatively you can Search for a specific opponent in the Ladder or Show new entries to see those who joined the Ladder that day.
Many of our Ladders have Auto-Challenger (AC) times set which will automatically create a match between you and another contestant in the Ladder once a week for a fixed time.
If you are in a Ladder which has Auto Challenger times, you can see/set your preferred times at Settings -> Auto-Challenger.
The first Match
To play a Match in the ESL, you must challenge an opponent. If he accept the challenge, you must challenge him in CSM. How can i find him in CSM?
This is a example screenshot:
You get on the ESL Account of your opponent. Than, you must show under Gameaccounts. Here, you can find all ESL Gameaccounts of him and CSM too. Search his Gameaccount in CSM and challenge him in CSM.
The match was played in CSM. Now, you must enter the full result into the ESL Match. A full result is for example 24:0 or 18:6. To the result, you must upload Match Report Screenshot too.