Winter League - Qualifiers
After a great time had with the 3on3 Autumn League, we decided to bring back the same format for this Winter season. Do you want to be one of the top 16 teams and play in the Groupstage? Join the Qualifiers!

League structure

As already stated in the headline, we decided to create a league with the same rules as a few months ago. There will be 4 qualifying tournaments held on different days, giving you an opportunity to compete either during the week or in the weekend.

The top 4 teams from each Qualifier will advance to the next stage, where they will be placed into 4 groups. Every team will play 6 matches ("home" and "away"). Only 2 teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs.


Timelimit5 Minutes
Match Mode3on3
Score LimitNone
Play ModeBest of Two (bo2)
OvertimeOvertime should not be played
In case of draw:Golden goal on neutral host*
Haxball NicknameMust be ESL Username

*ESL Staff isn't providing neutral host - normally it should be somebody from team that is waiting for the winner of this match
**ESL Staff can change those rules during the competition. Every change will be announced in additional news and will apply in next round.


As is the case for every seasonal cup, we have some Premium accounts for the best teams. Check out the details below:

The best three teams of the Winter Cup playoffs will be rewarded with Premium.
1. Place -> 3 x 3 months Premium
2. Place -> 3 x 2 months Premium
3. Place -> 3 x 1 month Premium

The best team will also get a special reward*:

*available if at least 16 teams sign up

Qualifying Cups

Each Qualifier has different Checkin rules than before - you will be able to checkin from 18:30 until 18:55, no further signups will be allowed. It gives us 5 minutes to start a cup without any delay.

Qualifier #1 (Sunday, 15.01.2012)

Qualifier #2 (Wednesday, 18.01.2012)

Qualifier #3 (Sunday, 22.01.2012)

Qualifier #4 (Thursday, 26.01.2012)

We are searching for admins!

If you think that you are up to the job, and would like to be a helping hand in your community, then please write an admin application! For more information about the requirements, check out the Admins Wanted News.

Help and Support

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact the Admin Team. You can do so by opening a Support Ticket!

// Your Admin Team
Peli, Monday, 16/01/12 15:31
Winter League 2012 - Winners
comments (9)
EASY win!
Searching team.
Admin can u check the tournament tree pls? Waiting since almost 30 minutes to get to the next round
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Yeah, where the hell are the admins?!
Our opponents aren't confirming the result though we have uploaded replays... ANd we can't get into next round because no admin is willing to confirm the result -.-
Guess nothing will happen with this quala...
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Douglas Maicon wrote:
Searching team.

Yo als je team maakt doe ik wel met je mee
searching team!
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