CS 2 Veto

Learn how the different Veto systems work for CS 2!
Written by Mikael Lidstrom
Updated 2 months ago

Different Veto Styles

On Challengermode, we provide three different veto styles that you can use for your CS 2 tournament - each with their own pros and cons.

We've listed the Veto process of each Veto type below, so you can figure out what the best fit for your tournament is!

The below examples are based on you having seven (7) maps available in the map pool, the process changes if you have fewer maps available.

We recommend always having an uneven number of maps in the map pool for the best veto experience.

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Do note that Best of 2 is not supported in Elimination brackets (Single or Double).

Best of 1 Best of 2 Best of 3 Best of 5 Best of 7

Team 1 Bans

Team 1 Bans 

Team 1 Bans

Team 1 Bans

Team 1 Picks

Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans Team 2 Bans Team 2 Picks
Team 1 Bans  Team 1 Bans  Team 1 Picks Team 1 Picks Team 1 Picks
Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks Team 2 Picks Team 2 Picks
Team 1 Bans  Team 1 Picks  Team 1 Bans Team 1 Picks Team 1 Picks

Team 2 Bans 

Team 2 Picks  Team 2 Bans Team 2 Picks Team 2 Picks
Last map is
picked
Last map is 
discarded
Last map is
picked
Last map is
picked
Last map is
picked

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Do note that Best of 2 is not supported in Elimination brackets (Single or Double).

The side pick in the final game of a match is always decided by a knife round. Because of that, side pick doesn't apply to best of 1

Best of 1 Best of 2 Best of 3 Best of 5 Best of 7
Team 1 Bans Team 1 Bans Team 1 Bans Team 1 Bans Team 1 Picks
Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks side
Team 1 Bans Team 1 Bans Team 1 Picks Team 1 Picks Team 2 Picks
Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks side Team 2 Picks side Team 1 Picks side
Team 1 Bans Team 1 Picks Team 2 Picks Team 2 Picks Team 1 Picks
Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks side Team 1 Picks side Team 1 Picks side Team 2 Picks side
Last map is
picked
Team 2 Picks Team 1 Bans Team 1 Picks Team 2 Picks
Team 1 Picks side Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks side Team 1 Picks side
Last map is 
discarded
Last map is
picked
Team 2 Picks Team 1 Picks
Team 1 Picks side Team 2 Picks side
Last map is
picked
Team 2 Picks
Team 1 Picks side
Last map is
picked

Valve Veto Style

The Valve Veto style is based on this document. Please see the link for more details!

The veto process always starts with Team 1 deciding what team starts the Veto Process. In the table below, the team that Team 1 chooses to start, will be called Team 1 after the first row.

This Veto style only works for Bo3 and Bo1 configurations.

Best of 1 Best of 3
Team 1 chooses what team starts the veto process Team 1 chooses what team starts the veto process
Team 1 Bans Team 1 Bans
Team 1 Bans Team 2 Bans 
Team 2 Bans  Team 1 Picks
Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks side
Team 2 Bans  Team 2 Picks
Team 1 Bans Team 1 Picks side
Last map is
picked
Team 2 Bans 
Team 2 Picks side Team 1 Bans
Last map is
picked
Team 2 Picks side


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