The ESL Team Cup will be the first premier team-based StarCraft II League operated by the Electronic Sports League (ESL) in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Their aim is to create an enjoyable and challenging league for players and their teams to show off their skills for multiple seasons.
In their first season, there will be a two-tiered tournament over three months of play. The 1st tier will be a selection of the top 12 teams that signed up, playing for a $1,000 prize. The 2nd tier will be a proving ground for new and aspiring teams to prove that they have what it takes to be promoted in future seasons.