The Weekend Battle Cup is a weekly amateur tournament, run automatically in the Dota 2 client. They are available for Dota Plus subscribers, during tournament events, or through Weekend Battle Cup Tickets. Players form teams within an allotted time, and compete in an eight-team single elimination tournament. Tournament winners are given various rewards depending on the event.
Teams are placed against similarly skilled opponents, roughly divided into tournament tiers, which is initially determined by players' Matchmaking Ratings. Team matchmaking is determined by each team's tournament tier and geographical region.
If team members have different tiers, the Battle Cup will use the highest tier from the team.
There are a total of six skill tiers, labeled as 3 to 8.
Tier 3 Crusaders or below
Tier 4 Archons
Tier 5 Legends
Tier 6 Ancients
Tier 7 Divines
Tier 8 Immortals
Players do have the option of playing in a tier above their current skill level
The game mode for all matches is Captain's Mode.
Surrender is enabled by typing gg.
Players must have at least 100 hours in unranked matchmaking.
Tournament winners will be awarded two Fall 2016 treasures, 4 Battle Pass levels, and trophies.
Players who perform well will be invited to participate in an exclusive Champions Cup at the end of the season.
Tier-8 Champions Cup winners will even be eligible to form a team with other tier-8 winners to compete in one of four Spring Major Battle Cup Qualifiers, with the winners receiving invites to play in the Spring Major Regional Qualifiers.