Universal Cup


We are excited to announce the onsite final competition for the 2nd season of the Universal Cup. This document outlines the season's structure and the criteria for progressing to the Finals.

Online Stages

The online stages last from September 2, 2023, to April 20, 2024. For details on the rules, schedule, and ratings, please visit the following links: rules, schedule, and ratings.

The online stages of this season will end on Apr 20, 2024. The ratings of the online stages will be finalized and published on Apr 23, 2024.

Note: As we mentioned in the rules, if you participated in the onsite event of an online stage and would like to add your onsite standings to the ratings, you must reach out to the organizing committee before April 22, 2024. We will not accept submissions after the publication of the results.


The 2nd Universal Cup Semifinals will take place online, in order to select teams for the Final Contest. The 2nd Universal Cup Semifinals is scheduled on June 23, 2024. The contest will be running from 17:00 (UTC +8) to 22:00 (UTC +8). It will be held with the same rules of the online stages, except the time windows part. There will be only one window for the Semifinals and it will be an original, fresh contest, which was not used in any other events.

Universal Cup Finals

The 2nd Universal Cup Final event will invite at least 20 teams. The promotion process will start at least three months before the event. The promotion process is as follows.

Part 1: Online Stages (up to 10 teams)

The top 10 teams from the season's ratings will be invited to the Finals. The teams will have to choose whether to accept the invitation in the first week of the promotion process.

Part 2: Contributors (up to 2 teams)

In appreciation of teams contributing contests during the online stages, up to 2 slots are reserved. This applies to teams that submitted at least one contest but didn't qualify in Part 1. The highest-rated two among them will advance to the onsite finals. In cases where a contest is contributed by multiple teams, only one may advance using this contribution. Teams that would like to compete for the contributor slots will have to apply within the first week when the promotion process begins.

Part 3: Semifinals (at least 8 teams)

Subtracted by the number of teams promoted from Part 1 and 2, all other finals slots will be distributed through the Semifinals. Excluding teams that are already invited, teams will be invited in the order of the semifinals result. Each team will have up to 3 days to decide whether to accept the invitation. This process will start after the promotion process of Part 1 and 2 finishes and terminate when all slots are distributed.

The total number of onsite slots will be at least 20. However, the Universal Cup committee reserves the right to distribute slots if there are more.

The 2024 Universal Cup Summer Summit

The 2024 Universal Cup Summer Summit will be hosted in Cancún, Mexico. The event has been scheduled from June 19 to June 23. The event will last around 5 days, including an onsite competition using the semi-final contest, a city tour, and some other activities. The detailed schedule, materials, and list of the invited teams will be announced in the future.

The Summer Summit event will have 10 slots in total and it will only be based on the season rating. Teams will be invited in the order of the season’s rating. Each team will have up to 3 days to decide whether to accept the invitation. Note that being invited to the Summer Summit doesn’t guarantee a slot for the onsite Finals.