Any reports of team’s opponent not showing up or responding will be investigated by Good Gaming’s Admin team to insure rightful actions will be taken accordingly.
Team captains who believe this to be the case will need to hit the “Request Admin Support” option to bring it to the Admins attention.
Both teams are required to report their loss after a match at the appropriate tournament screen on the Good Gaming website.
The report of loss should be given within 5 minutes after a match. Failure to do so will result in a Forfeit.
If there is a Team Captain refusing to report a loss, opposing Team Captain may “Request Admin Support” the match for Admins to look into.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES
In the event that a situation arises that is not addressed in the official rules, Tournament Admins reserve the right to amend, remove, or otherwise change the rules without prior notice in order to maintain professionalism and fair play.
Each team will have 1 Team Captain. Requirements for Team Captains are listed under “TEAM CAPTAINS” section above.
All teams must have 6 players. Up to 2 Substitute players are allowed per team.
In the event of a tie, teams will head to a best of three on Lijiang Tower to determine the victor of the original map
Any team that is located outside of North America and affects a North American-based team's ping must alert a tournament official immediately to resolve the issue. As a warning, the end result will negatively affect any team not based in North America.
Code of Conduct
All tournament participants are to behave in an appropriate and respectful manner towards other participants, spectators, and tournament staff.
All prize money will be paid out no later than 30 days from the tournament’s completion.
Payment will be sent via PayPal or mailed-in Check to the appropriate players as required.
After losing a round, teams will be eliminated from the tournament.
Finals & Consolation Matches
The finals and consolation match will determine 1st through 4th place.
All series leading up to the Finals will be Best of 3s.
The Finals are a best of 5.
Once the Tournament has started there will be no warm-up or practice games during the event.
In the case of a disconnect the lobby owner MUST pause the game. Games will only be paused at the notification by a member of the team requesting the pause due to a disconnect. It is not the responsibility of the custom lobby owner to know of a disconnect unless alerted to pause.
Admin Decisions are Final
Tournament Officials have the final decision in all matters regarding this event. If a player feels the decision is unjust, they may report this to the “General Inquiry” option in the Contacts page. Please include all details and proof pertinent to the issue.
MATCH RULES AND VIOLATIONS/UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
Forfeiting any match on the Good-Gaming website results in a disqualification.
Teams may concede a Victory once both Team Captains are in agreeance but must be reported as a “Loss”
Should it be determined that a Participant commits, or threatens to commit, violent acts against any other player in the Tournament, any admin, or any spectators of the Tournament, or engages in any unsportsmanlike behavior. The player will be subject to game/match losses and disqualification from current and/or future Tournaments.
Please note that the unsportsmanlike behavior will be up to the Tournament Admins to determine.
Abuse whether verbal and/or written against an Official or Staff member will not be tolerated through any medium. This includes, but is not limited to, voice communications in game or client (Discord/Skype/Teamspeak, etc), written messages on Good Gaming Forums/emails, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Violators of this rule may be disqualified from the Tournament.
Lack of Cooperation
Failing to comply with Tournament Officials directions and/or requests may result in the forfeit of rounds, a map, or the entire match. Verbal or written abuse to an Official will result in a disqualification or ban, depending on the severity of the offense.
“Rage Quit” or Sudden Absence
“Rage Quitting” or leaving without reporting a loss will be an automatic Disqualification and/or will result in a temporary/permanent ban from all or some future Good Gaming events.
Teams that force the game to end prematurely by player(s) switching teams, leaving the game, inviting outside players, and/or the host ending the game will result in disqualification.
Any cheating that takes place breaking any rule and any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, exploiting or unsportsmanlike behavior may result in a Forfeit of a Game, Match, or Ban from any more upcoming tournaments held by Good Gaming.
IP Flooding (DDoS Attacks)
In the event of a player performing or assisting with a DDoS attack of your opponent will result in an immediate disqualification and permanent ban from Good Gaming.
One player from each team should take screenshots of victories and defeats if there is ever a call to dispute a win between two teams.
Screenshots are HIGHLY required to be taken in the event you feel your opponent is playing unfair, cheating, being unsportsmanlike, and/or exploiting, as these will play as your evidence to show Tournament Admins in order to hold out the proper course of action. All screenshots should be clearly visible and provide a timestamp.