Check-in usually opens 20 minutes before the start of a cup. To check-in, simply click the check-in link on the cup page during the check-in time and click the button to check-in.
Check-in is first come, first serve, therefore you should be there at the start of check-in to make sure you don't lose your place.
Once the Cup has started, your match will appear in the "matches" area at the bottom of the page.
Hover over "matches" and click the joystick icon for your match will take you to the match page.
Hover over "matches" and click the match to open the chat for your match.
After checking in, you should get ready for the cup to start.
- Go to the Cup page and join the Cup Chat
- Close unneeded programs
- Load StarCraft II and login to Battle.net
Watch the Cup Chat for the Cup to begin!
The first place to try contacting your opponent is in-game through Battle.net. Go to the match page and you will find their Battle.net nickname and character code underneath their ESL nickname.
If you can't find them on Battle.net, then try:
- Writing a comment on the match page
- Chatting with the match chat (matches at the bottom right and click your match)
- Cup Chat
Keep trying for at least 10 minutes to contact your opponent via all methods before reporting to an admin in Cup Chat!
Once you are in contact with your opponent then you can play your match.
One of you creates a custom game and invites the other (it doesn't matter which).
The map to play is always shown on the match page.
Go to "matches" then match setup to enter the result, in map wins, e.g. 1:0, then the other player can confirm the result.
Either player should upload the replay(s) of the match by going to the match page and then "Upload replays"
You can find replays in
"My Documents\StarCraft II"
If you have any problems, go to Cup Chat to get the attention of an admin.
On one line write, "admin: <your problem> <link to match>"
e.g. "admin: my opponent has not confirmed http://www.esl.eu/eu/sc2/go4sc2/cup27/match/19419298/"