Alienware Game Arena Online Invitational Tournament

Official Rules

 

These rules (“Official Rules”) set forth the rules and regulations of the Alienware Game Arena Online Invitational Tournament (the “Tournament”) presented by iGames, Inc. (“Administrator”).

 

Please read these Official Rules carefully before submitting an entry or participating in the Tournament. These Official Rules contain important information about eligibility to enter the Tournament, the rules of the Tournament and other important information. Please note that the rules for playing the game in the Tournament are contained in the “Game Play Rules” located at http://na.alienwarearena.com/aga/rules/online. The Game Play Rules are incorporated herein by this reference.

 

By entering the Tournament, you accept these Official Rules and agree to be bound by their terms. If you do not agree with these Official Rules, please do not register for the Tournament.

 

  1. Eligibility

This is an invitational tournament.  To be eligible, you must receive an invitation from the Administrator.  League of Legends “Team Captains” will be contacted to indicate their interest to participate through a Google document link containing a “Registration Form.”  Team Captains must submit the Registration Form including their average team ELO ranking.  Administrator will select teams to participate in the Tournament based on the team’s previous League of Legends tournament placement history and their ELO averages.  Team Captains that submitted a Registration Form will be notified by September 18, 2018 with either an invitation or a notice they have not been selected.  All Players on a team must meet the following Tournament eligibility requirements.  If a Team is awarded a prize, only the 5 Team members (no alternates) as determined by the Team Captain, will be awarded the prize. 

 

The Tournament is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of October 13, 2018, who are invited by a Team Captain and who properly register for the Tournament (each a “Player”).   Players may be required to show proof of age and residence.  For Players under the legal age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi), you are required to obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Tournament and the parent or legal guardian may be required to verify the granting of consent and/or sign a release at the discretion of Administrator.  IF YOU DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST. All Players must have a valid e-mail address and it is Player’s responsibility to update Administrator of any change in their e-mail address.  Participation in the Tournament is subject to compliance with the requirements specified below.  Employees of Administrator, Dell Corporation, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Tournament and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings, and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three months out of the year) are not eligible.

 

Participation constitutes Player’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Administrator's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Tournament. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Void where prohibited.

 

 

  1. Tournament Period

The Tournament shall begin on October 13, 2018 and end on November 4, 2018 on the specific dates and times indicated below (the “Tournament Period”) but is subject to change based on the number of participating Teams. 

 

Round

Best of

Date

Time

W1

1

Sat Oct 13th

12:00 PM PDT

W2

3

Sat Oct 13th

3:30 PM PDT

L1

3

Sat Oct 13th

3:30 PM PDT

W3

3

Sun Oct 14th

12:00 PM PDT

L2

3

Sun Oct 14th

12:00 PM PDT

L3

3

Sun Oct 14th

3:30 PM PDT

W4

3

Sat Oct 20th

12:00 PM PDT

L4

3

Sat Oct 20th

12:00 PM PDT

L5

3

Sat Oct 20th

3:30 PM PDT

W5

3

Sun Oct 21st

12:00 PM PDT

L6

3

Sun Oct 21st

12:00 PM PDT

L7

3

Sun Oct 21st

3:30 PM PDT

L8

3

Sat Nov 3rd

12:00 PM PDT

W6

3

Sat Nov 3rd

3:30 PM PDT

L9

3

Sat Nov 3rd

3:30 PM PDT

L10

3

Sun Nov 4th

12:00 PM PDT

Finals

5

Sun Nov 4th

3:30 PM PDT

 

 

  1. How to Enter the Tournament 

 

Team registration will start September 17, 2018.  All Team members including alternates must be registered by October 12, 2018.   There is a maximum of 6 Players per Team (5 plus one alternate) who will together form a “Team.”  The Team Captains of the invited Teams will be emailed a registration link to create their Teams.  All Players will be required to have or create a free account on www.alienwarearena.com prior to registering for the Team.  Team Captains will first register their Team to include, team name, a password for team members to use to join a team, and a League of Legends Summoners name.  The Team Captain will provide Team members with the registration URL, team name and password for the other Team members to join.  There is no fee to register or compete. Players must also meet the below requirements. 

 

  1. Tournament Play

The Game Play Rules located at http://na.alienwarearena.com/aga/rules/online specify the rules of play for the Tournament. The Tournament will consist of online play with the PC game, League of Legends for a maximum of 64 Teams (or less at Administrator’s discretion).  The Tournament will consist of a randomly seeded, 64-team (or less) double-elimination bracket.  If a Player/Team is not able to participate in the game play, for any reason, on the date(s) and time(s) as outlined in these Official Rules or the Game Play Rules, the Player/Team will automatically forfeit. 

 

  1. Prizes

The top 3 Teams will be awarded the prizes specified below. Relative placement among the Teams will be determined based on the Game Play Rules.  All prizes values are in USD. 

 

1st Place Team:  Cash prize of $2,500 ($500 per Player) plus a trip for 5 to Las Vegas to participate in the AGA North America Championship held approximately Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018 (trip ARV ($560 per Player).  Each of the 5 Players will receive:

  • Round trip economy airfare from the nearest major US airport (as determined by Administrator) to Las Vegas, Nevada.  
  • Accommodations for two (2 nights in a double or triple occupancy hotel room in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Round trip airport transportation to/from McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) to/from the hotel.
  • $100 food stipend

 

2nd Place Team:  Cash prize of $1,500 USD ($300 per Player) plus a trip for 5 Team members to Las Vegas to participate in the AGA North America Championship held approximately Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018.  (trip ARV $560 per Player).  Each of the 5 Players will receive:

  • Roundtrip economy airfare from the nearest major US airport (as determined by Administrator) to Las Vegas, Nevada.  
  • Accommodations for two (2) nights in a double or triple occupancy hotel room in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Round trip airport transportation to/from McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) to/from the hotel.
  • $100 food stipend

 

3rd Place Team:  Cash prize of $1,000 ($200 per Player).

 

 

Trip Prize Terms and Conditions:  Winners must be available to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada the morning of between November 30, 2018 and December 2, 2018 (exact travel dates and times at the discretion of Administrator); a valid credit or debit card will be required to guarantee your room on check in; departure airport will be the nearest major airport as determined by Administrator; prize does not include travel to and from the departure airport, personal expenses, incidentals, or food and drink, or any other expenses not expressly stated in these Official Rules; all elements of the Trip Prize are subject to availability; if unavailable, experiences and items of a similar nature and value may be offered; once confirmed, the prize/travel cannot be amended; prize is non-refundable and non-transferable; no cash alternative is available; all travelers will require valid photo ID to travel; any necessary visas or insurance are the responsibility of the winner and companions. Actual retail value of Trip Prize may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations.  If the actual value of the Trip Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.  All travel arrangements must be made through the Administrator or Administrator’s designee.  Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  The winners of a Trip Prize must travel as and when designated by Administrator or the Trip Prize may be forfeited.  It is the responsibility of the Trip Prize winner to provide proper documentation (including government issued picture identification).  The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Administrator’s sole and absolute discretion.  Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles.  All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes.  Administrator reserves the right to structure travel route and select hotels in their sole and absolute discretion.  The Trip Prize is subject to seat and hotel availability, as well as Administrator’s terms and conditions generally applicable thereto.   If in the judgment of Administrator air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to Trip Prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Administrator’s sole and absolute discretion.  The difference in value will not be awarded to the Trip Prize winner.  Administrator shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any Trip Prize-related services or accommodations.  Administrator is not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Administrator.  Additional prize award details and travel information to be provided to the Trip Prize winner at the time of Trip Prize notification.   Trip Prize winners and companion(s) are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Administrator has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Tournament, and those set forth by Administrator’s transportation carrier(s) of choice.  Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged.  Transportation carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply.  Travel and lodging are subject to availability, and any changes made to either of these will be at the expense of the Trip Prize winner.

 

General Prize Terms and Conditions:  Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Administrator’s sole and absolute discretion.  All prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Administrator’s sole and absolute discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change and prize provider’s rules and restrictions, and in the event that Administrator is unable to provide the winner with his or her prizes, the Administrator may elect to provide winners with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.  Prize winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes they receive, regardless of whether they, in whole or in part, are used.  The ARV of the prizes is based on available information provided to Administrator and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  The winners may be required to provide Administrator with a valid social security number before the prizes will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of winners, or if a minor in the jurisdiction in which s/he resides, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, for the actual value of the prizes received.  Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.  Prizes, if legitimately claimed, will be awarded.  The Tournament Entities are not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prizes or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of an incorrect or changed address.  If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited, and the Tournament Entities will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize.  No more than the stated prizes will be awarded.  The Tournament Entities are not responsible for and winner will not receive the difference, in any, between the actual value of the prizes at the time of award and the stated ARV in these Official Rules or in any Tournament-related correspondence or material.  Limit of one (1) prize per person.  The total ARV of all prizes awarded in the Tournament is $10,600

6.             Notification of Winners
The winning Players will be notified by mail, phone or e-mail, as determined by Administrator within 10 days of the end of the Tournament’s conclusion. Winners will be required to agree to the Certificate of Eligibility and Release (“Release”), which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability, to the extent permissible by law.  Entry into this Tournament constitutes prize winner’s agreement to sign such document.  If required by law, the winner will be required to execute all applicable tax releases. The Release and tax release must be provided to Administrator within 5 (five) days of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited.  Each of the 5 winning Players on a Team must return all of the required paperwork by the deadline or the Team will forfeit their prize.  Prize may be awarded to alternate winner or the prize may be forfeited, if any requested document is not returned by the deadline, or if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable.  The prize will be delivered within 45 days of winner being verified. Administrator will not deliver a prize to any person other than the winner.  Winner, by entering the Tournament, consents to their name and country being disclosed as indicated below.
 

7.             Use of Information
The information collected to enter the Tournament will be used to contact you if you are chosen to receive a prize. Additionally, Players agree that Administrator, Dell Corporation, and their agents and assignees may use his or her name, contact information (email, address, phone), alias, game account and image for marketing purposes, to administrate the Tournament and to contact Players regarding offers, promotions and other Tournaments related to products or services distributed by Administrator, or Dell Corporation. In addition, any such information may be used and disclosed as set forth in the Alienware Arena privacy policy located at http://www.alienwarearena.com/legal/privacy. Please note that by participating in the Tournament and accepting these Official Rules, you acknowledge and accept the use of your data for the purposes set out above and that your personal data may be transferred, transmitted and/or stored in the United States. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at contact@alienwarearena.com. We will respond to your request within 30 business days. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

8.             General Release

To the extent permitted by applicable law, Administrator, Dell Corporation, and each of its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees will not be responsible for any of the following insofar as they are beyond their reasonable control: (a) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or any other computer and communications related malfunctions or failures; (b) any Tournament disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Administrator with the exception of personal injury or death caused by negligence; or (c) any technical or human error such as typographical, printing, or administrative errors in any materials associated with the Tournament. Unless prohibited by the applicable law, you acknowledge that the prizes will be awarded “as is” and that the Administrator makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, concerning a prize or regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize.

 

By entering the Tournament, Players agree that Administrator may obtain Entries that are similar or identical in theme, format or other respects to that submitted by Player.  Players expressly waive any and all claims that they may have against Administrator based on any claim that any Entry entered into the Tournament is similar or identical to their Entry.  In the event that more than one Entry with similar or identical elements is brought to Administrator’s attention, the first such Entry received will be accepted.  Players further agree that Administrator shall not have any liability to Players for any direct, indirect, contributory, vicarious, secondary or other infringement or protection of any copyright in or to Player’s Entry.

 

9.             General Terms

  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Tournament and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of California, USA.  Each Player agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Tournament or the prize awarded and all issues and questions concerning the validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Santa Clara County, California, USA, and all Players agree to Santa Clara County as the venue for any legal action without regard to conflict of laws doctrine. Some jurisdictions will not recognize the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Santa Clara County, USA, in which case the above clause on jurisdiction may not apply to you. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Tournament and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, never shall include consequential, incidental or punitive damages, and in no event attorneys’ or experts’ fees. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
  • The Tournament is subject to applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
  • Players agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects.
  • Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Tournament, or any part thereof, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond Administrator's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Tournament, or Administrator otherwise becomes incapable of running the Tournament as planned, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Tournament, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such persons to the fullest extent permitted by law. Administrator’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

10.          Winners, Rules Request
For the name and country of the winners, visit https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/News approximately November 19, 2018 – February 18, 2019.  To obtain a copy of these rules send an email to contact@alienwarearena.com with your mailing address.  

11.          Administrator
The Tournament Administrator is iGames, Inc., 2242 E Riverwalk Drive, Ste 200, Boise, ID 83706.

               

Alienware Game Arena Online Invitational Tournament

Game Play Rules

 

These rules (these "Game Play Rules") set forth the rules of game play for the Alienware Game Arena Online Invitational Tournament (the “Tournament”) presented by iGames, Inc. (“Administrator"). These Game Play Rules are part of the Official Rules located at https://na.alienwarearena.com/aga/rules/online and are incorporated therein. Please read these Game Play Rules carefully before submitting an entry or participating in the Tournament as these Game Play Rules contain important information about the rules and format of the Tournament.

 

  1. Definitions.
     
    1. Disqualification - The removal of a Player/Team from the Tournament by an Admin for violation of either the Official Rules or these Game Play Rules.
    2. Forfeit - Surrendering a Match to the opposition, either voluntarily or by the ruling of an Admin due to Player violation of the Official Rules or Game Play Rules.
    3. Game - An instance of competition on the Summoner’s Rift map that is played until a winner is determined by one of the following methods, whichever occurs first: (a) Destruction of a Nexus, (b) Team Surrender, (c) Team Forfeit, or (d) Awarded Game Victory (See Section 6.4).
    4. Handle - a Player pseudonym used for identification during the Tournament.
    5. Disconnect - When a Player drops unexpectedly from a Match due to connectivity issues.
    6. Match - A set of games that is played until one Team wins a majority of the total games (e.g., winning two games out of three (“best of three”); winning three games out of five (“best of five”)). The winning Team will either receive a win tally in a league format or advance to the next round in a bracket format.
    7. Admin - The designated individual(s) presiding over the Tournament and responsible for enforcing the Official Rules and these Game Play Rules.
    8. Penalty - A punishment enforced by an Admin to a Team/Player for a violation of the Official Rules or Game Play Rules.
    9. Player - Any participant who meets the eligibility requirements and properly registers for the Tournament (as explained in the Official Rules).
    10. Team – Five registered Players plus one registered alternate Player, with one person designated as the Team Captain. 
    11. Team Captain – The designated person on a Team that is the primary point of contact and responsible for coordinating the Team’s registration and play during the Tournament. 
    12. Warning - A verbal or written indication from an Admin to a Team/Player that continued or subsequent actions could result in a Penalty.
    13. Winning Team - A Team that finishes the Tournament with placement (as described in these Game Play Rules) which makes the Team eligible for a prize.

 

  1. Team Management and Roster Rules

 

  1.  Roster Size: Teams will be required to have at least 5 eligible Players on their roster with an optional 6th Player as an alternate.  These 6 Players are collectively referred to as the “Active Roster.”

 

  1. Roster Listing:  The Active Roster of all participating Teams will be managed and displayed on their team pages found at https://na.alienwarearena.com/tournaments/leagues/qEhkh8/alienware-game-arena/online-tournament. The Active Roster will be updated upon proper filing of Team acceptance of the invite and registration. 

 

  1. Team Captain:  Each Team must also designate a Team Captain. The Team Captain will be the primary point of contact for all Admins, and will be responsible for registering the Team, providing Players on the Team with instructions to register (as outlined in the Official Rules) and will determine the 5 Players to receive a prize if the Team has a winning placement in the Tournament. The Team Captain must be identified before the start of the Tournament and a successor must be immediately identified if the Team Captain leaves the team (for any reason).

 

  1. Starting Five Players:   The starting five Players must be specified half an hour before the first Game starts. This is to ensure that Teams are present and ready to play on time and so the Teams know who they will be playing. 

 

  1. Alternates:   Teams may play alternates from their roster after the first Game. Team Captains must state to their opponent that a Player is being switched.  In the event a Team is one of the Tournament winners, the Team Captain will determine which 5 Players will receive the prize. 

 

  1. Acquisitions:  Teams will be locked at a total of 6 Players.  Rosters are locked on Oct 12th at 11:59 PM ET.  Any alterations to the Teams will be at the Admin’s discretion.

 

  1. Summoner Name Restrictions:  Summoner names and Team names may not contain: vulgarities or obscenities, LoL Champion derivatives or other similar character names or derivatives of products or services that may create confusion. Admins reserve the right to require a name change in the event a name is deemed inappropriate.

 

  1. Name Approval:  Admins reserve the right to modify all Team tags, Team names, and Summoner names if they do not reflect the standards sought by the Tournament. A Team or Player will be notified by an Admin and allowed to change their name.  

 

  1. Tournament Play.

Tournament play will consist of randomly seeded, 64-team (or less) double-elimination bracket.  Each Match will consist of the following total Games with dates and times as specified in the Official Rules.    Finals:  The undefeated Team from the winner’s brackets will be spotted one Game in the best of 5 Match in lieu of playing another Match in the event of their defeat. 

Round

Best of

Date

Time

W1

1

Sat Oct 13th

12:00 PM PDT

W2

3

Sat Oct 13th

3:30 PM PDT

L1

3

Sat Oct 13th

3:30 PM PDT

W3

3

Sun Oct 14th

12:00 PM PDT

L2

3

Sun Oct 14th

12:00 PM PDT

L3

3

Sun Oct 14th

3:30 PM PDT

W4

3

Sat Oct 20th

12:00 PM PDT

L4

3

Sat Oct 20th

12:00 PM PDT

L5

3

Sat Oct 20th

3:30 PM PDT

W5

3

Sun Oct 21st

12:00 PM PDT

L6

3

Sun Oct 21st

12:00 PM PDT

L7

3

Sun Oct 21st

3:30 PM PDT

L8

3

Sat Nov 3rd

12:00 PM PDT

W6

3

Sat Nov 3rd

3:30 PM PDT

L9

3

Sat Nov 3rd

3:30 PM PDT

L10

3

Sun Nov 4th

12:00 PM PDT

Finals

5

Sun Nov 4th

3:30 PM PDT

 

  1. Match Process

 

  1. Admin Roles and Responsibilities.  Admins are responsible for making judgments on every match-related issue, question and situation which occurs before, during, and immediately following match play.  Admin oversight may include, but is not limited to:
  • Checking the Team’s lineup before a Match.
  • Announcing the beginning of the Match.
  • Ordering pause/resume during play.
  • Issuing penalties in response to Rule violations before, during, or after the match.
  • Confirming the end of the match and its results.

 

  1. Admin Comportment.  At all times, Admins shall conduct themselves in a professional manner, and shall issue rulings in an impartial manner. No passion or prejudice will be shown towards any Player, Team, Team manager, Team Captain, owner or other individual.

 

  1. Contacting Admins. Admins will be available to contact via e-mail and live chat through the means listed below:
    • During the Tournament, use the provided Discord Server (server provided to Players after registration).
    • Anytime via contact@alienwarearena.com.

 

 

  1. Finality of Judgement.  All decisions by the Admins and Tournament Administrator are final.
  2. Competitive Patch & Server.   The Tournament will be played on the North America live server. As such, the current live patch will be used for all competitive play.

 

  1. New & Reworked Champion.   Champions who have not been available on the live service before September 29th, 2018 be automatically prohibited from use. Champions that have undergone reworks will be subject to Admin’s discretion.  

 

  1. Setup and Player Responsibilities for Online Matches: All Players will be expected to be ready to join the Game lobby at the time specified by the Admins. Readiness includes, but is not limited to, 5 rostered Players having completed client patching, configuration of in-game settings, and completed rune and mastery pages.  Team Captains will be required to idle in Discord 30 minutes prior to match times and report their 5-Player Team roster. Home team (top team on bracket) will be required to create the tournament server and coordinate with opposing Team Captain. 

 

  1. Schedule Adjustments:  Admins, in their sole discretion, have the right to adjust the Match schedule at any time to preserve the pacing of the Tournament or to remedy such circumstances as may detract from the viewer experience.
     
  2. Lateness Penalties:  Teams that are not ready to play (as defined in Section 4.4) at their Match time are subject to lateness penalties. A Team will lose one ban per 5 minutes of lateness. A team will be subject to forfeiture if 25 minutes have elapsed since their Match time, including intentionally delaying the lobby or Game start.
     
  3. Pause Process:  Teams or Players may pause the Game for any reason. After a pause, the pausing Team must use /all to share the reason for the pause and the estimated time to un pause. When a Team is ready to un-pause, at least one Player from both Teams must declare their readiness in /all chat (e.g. “ready” or “r”) before the pausing team is allowed to un-pause the Game.

 

  1. Pause AllowanceTeams may pause the Game for a maximum of 10 minutes over the course of a single Game, or 20 minutes over the course of a best-of-three Match. Pausing beyond allowance time will be considered unfair play and penalties will be applied at the discretion of the Admins.

 

  1. 4v5 Play: Teams are required to field a full Team of five Players for all Matches. If a Player disconnects from the lobby or Champion select, the Team is no longer ready to play, and lateness time begins. If a Player disconnects from the Game, the Game may continue as normal or be paused per Section 4.8.
     
  2. Player Equipment Responsibility: All Players are responsible for ensuring the performance of their chosen setup, including computer hardware and peripherals, internet connection and power.  A problem with Player equipment is not an acceptable reason for lateness or pausing beyond a Team’s allowance, regardless of the root cause of the problem.

 

  1. Spectators, Streaming, and Recording Matches:   Only Tournament staff and approved streaming partners will be allowed to spectate Matches.
     
  2. Game Lobby Creation:   The home team (top team in bracket) will be required to create the game lobby (using the settings from rule 5.3) and share information with the away team. Players will be required to join a Game lobby in the following order of positions: Top, Jungle, Mid, ADC, Support.

 

  1. Game Setup
     
    1. Start of Champion Select:   Once all 10 Players have reported to the admin game lobby, an Admin will request confirmation that both Teams are ready for Champion Select. Once both Teams confirm readiness, an Admin will instruct the room owner to start the Game.
       
    2. Recording of Champion Select:   Picks/bans will proceed through the client’s Tournament Draft feature. If picks/bans are completed in advance of game setup for any reason, Admins will record the admin picks/bans and manually abort the game start.
       
    3. Game Lobby Settings:
      • Map: Summoner’s Rift
      • Team Size: 5
      • Allow Spectators: Yes
      • Game Type: Tournament Draft

 

  1. Side Selection:  The home team (the top team on the bracket) will decide which side they want to start and the teams will alternate sides per game.

 

  1. Champion Select Process:
     
    1. Tournament Draft. Teams will use Tournament Draft mode feature for their draft
    2. Restrictions on Gameplay Elements. Restrictions may be added at any time before or during a match, if there are known bugs with any items, Champions, skins, runes, masteries, or Summoner spells, or for any other reason as determined at the discretion of the Admin.
    3. Selection Error.  In the event of an erroneously-selected Champion pick or ban, the Team in error must notify an Admin before the other Team has locked in their next selection. If so, the process will be restarted and brought back to the point at which the error occurred so that the Team in error may correct its mistake. If the next selection is locked before the Team in error gives notice to an Admin, the erroneous selection shall be deemed irrevocable.
       
    4. Trading Champions.  Teams must complete all champion trades before the 20-second mark during the Trading Phase or will be subject to a penalty in future games.
       
    5. Game Start.  A Game will start immediately after the pick/ban process is complete, unless otherwise stated by an Admin. Players are not allowed to quit a Game during the time between the completion of picks/bans and Game launch.
       
    6. Controlled Game Start.  In the event of an error in Game start or a decision by an Admin to separate the pick/ban process from game start, an Admin may start the game in a controlled manner using Blind Pick. All Players will select Champions in accordance with the previous valid completed Champion Select process.
       
  1.  Game Rules
     
    1. Game of Record.  A game of record (“GOR”) refers to a game where all ten Players have loaded, and which has progressed to a point of meaningful interaction between opposing Teams. Once a game attains GOR status, the period ends in which incidental restarts may be permitted and a game will be considered as “admin” from that point onward. After the establishment of GOR, game restarts will be allowed only under limited conditions (see Section 6.3). Examples of conditions which establish GOR:
      1. Hostile Contact.  Any attack or ability is landed on minions, jungle creeps, structures, or enemy Champions.
      2. Vision.  Vision established between Players on opposing Teams.
      3. Invasion.  Setting foot, establishing vision or targeting skill shot ability in opponent’s jungle by either Team, which includes either leaving the river or entering brush connected to enemy jungle.
      4. Time.  Game timer reaches two minutes (00:02:00). 

 

  1. Directed Pause.  Admins may order the pause of a Match or execute a pause command at any time for any reason, at their sole discretion.

 

  1. Game Restart.  If a game experiences a critical bug at any point during the match that significantly alters game stats or gameplay mechanics, or the external environmental conditions at a live event become untenable then a restart may occur.
  • Certain circumstances must be met before a restart may occur. Admins must determine that the bug is critical and verifiable. For the bug to be considered critical, the bug must significantly damage a player’s ability to compete in the game situation. The determination of whether the bug has damaged a Player’s ability to compete is up to the sole discretion of the Admins. In order for a bug to be considered verifiable, the bug must be conclusively present and not possibly attributable to Player error. The spectator must then be able to replay the instance in question and verify the bug.
  • If a player believes s/he has experienced a critical bug, s/he must pause the game and alert an Admin in a timely fashion. If it is believed that a player is attempting to delay reporting of a bug to wait for a possible restart at a more advantageous time, then a restart will no longer be granted.
  • If Admins determine that the bug is critical and verifiable and that the player followed the pause protocol, then the disadvantaged team will be presented with the option for a restart. If the team accepts, the game will immediately be restarted. If the restart occurred due to a champion bug, then settings no longer will be retained (including picks and bans) regardless of Game of Record status and the champion will be made ineligible for at least the remainder of the day’s matches unless the bug can be conclusively tied to a specific game element that can be fully removed (i.e. a skin that can be disabled) or prohibited (i.e. the purchase of items).
  • If a team is offered a restart and declines, then the team will be ineligible to request a restart on the bug that caused the potential restart for the remainder of the match. However, Admins reserve the right at all times to force a game restart if the game environment reaches a level of instability that compromises the competitive integrity of the game.
  • This section is applicable if the pause is directed as per Section 6.2 and does not limit the ability of an Admin to institute a restart.

 

  1. Controlled Environment.   Certain conditions may be preserved in the event of a restart of a game that has not reached GOR, including, without limitation, Champion Select, rune/mastery loadouts, or Summoner spells. If, however, a match has reached GOR, Admins shall not retain any settings.
  2. Player Confirmation of Settings.  Each Team Captain shall verify that every Player on his/her Team has finalized their intended game settings (including runes, masteries, controls, and GUI settings) before GOR is established. Any error in verification is not grounds for a game restart after GOR is established.

 

  1. Awarded Game Victory.  In the event of a technical difficulty which leads Admins to declare a restart, the Admin may instead award a game victory to a team. If a game has been played for more than 20 minutes on the game clock (00:20:00), Admins, in their sole discretion, may determine that a Team cannot avoid defeat to a degree of reasonable certainty. The following criteria may be used in the determination of reasonable certainty.
    1. Gold Differential.  The winning Team has more than 133% of the losing Team’s gold.
    2.  Remaining Turret Differential.  The difference in the number of remaining turrets between the Teams is more than seven (7).
    3.  Remaining Inhibitor Differential.  The difference in the number of standing inhibitors between the Teams is more than two (2).

 

  1. Mid-Match Break.  Teams are entitled to a short break of at max 10 minutes between games of a multi-game (e.g. best-of-3) match. Admins will inform Players of the remaining amount of time before the next game’s Champion Select phase begins. Teams are subject to lateness penalties per Section 4.6 if they are not ready to begin after the break time ends.

 

  1. Result of Forfeiture.  Matches won by forfeit will be reported by the minimum score it would take for one team to win the match (e.g.1-0 for best-of-1 matches, 2-0 for best-of-three matches, 3-0 for best-of-five matches). No other statistics will be recorded for forfeited matches.

 

  1. Reporting matches. In the AGA Discord server channel, #matchresults, the winning Team must post a screen capture of the end screen as well as the link to the match history.

 

  1. Dispute Rights, Requirements, and Guidelines
    1. Dispute Process.  A Team/Player has the right to Dispute any opposing Team/Player they feel is in violation of these Game Play Rules. Disputes must be filed by contacting an Admin immediately following the conclusion of a Match. A Team/Player who is Disputed has the right to subsequently file a Dispute against the other Team/Player as well. A Match must be reported regardless of whether a Dispute is being filed. If a Dispute is raised to an Admin more than 10 minutes after a Match, the Dispute regarding such Match may be disregarded.

 

  1. Evidence Requests.  If a Dispute has been filed, Admins will contact Players involved in the Dispute to request additional evidence, which may include screenshots, logs, and/or replays. If so, the Players will then be required to promptly begin submitting all requested evidence to the Admin in charge of the Dispute.

 

  1. Discussion of Disputes.  Disputes should only be handled in private between the Admins and those Players directly involved. Raising a Dispute as a public matter for the purpose of appealing, criticizing, or complaining about the verdict may result in Player Disqualification and/or Match Forfeit, depending on severity and malicious intent as determined by the Admin

  1. Sportsmanship.  All Players will be required to uphold and observe a universal level of sportsmanship. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, racism, use of profanity, rude acts, vulgar acts, acts of belligerence, and disrespect of an Admin.

    Unsportsmanlike conduct may be Disputed and may be grounds for Player Disqualification by an Admin. Rulings on unsportsmanlike actions are subject to the Admin's interpretation and assessment of seriousness. If a Player is found in violation of this rule the following actions may happen:
    • Minor infractions as judged by an Admin: Warning
    • Severe infractions or repeat minor infractions Admin: Disqualification
    • Any accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct by a Player or must be brought to the attention of an Admin by filing a dispute following the Match in which the alleged action has occurred for investigation by a presiding Admin.  The decisions of the Admins in all matters relating to the Matches are entirely at their discretion and no correspondence or debate will be entered into with Players with regard to any Admin’s decision. 

 

  1. Match Media Coverage Guidelines.  Administrator reserves the right to utilize match broadcasting which may include any media. By registering for the Tournament, each Player consents to allow the match game play (computer screen images) and Team/Player's alias to be used.

 

  1. Exploitation of Rules.  If a Team/Player attempts to manipulate or exploit these Game Play Rules in any way other than for its intended use, the Admins reserve the right to make a final ruling on the rule in question for the given Match and\or Dispute.

 

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