Overwatch

Good Gaming 2017 NA OverWatch Series 2

Prize Pool $500.00

Pool Type Fixed

(1st - TBD//2nd - TBD//3rd - TBD//4th - TBD)

Detailed Rules

OVERWATCH NA Series 2016 Tournament

 

  • Date & Time: WEDNESDAY -- January 11th, 4PM PACIFIC/7PM EASTERN

  • Tournament Format: Single Elimination.

  • Game Mode: All Series Best of 3.

    • Finals will be Best of 5.

  • Team Size: 6-man Teams. Up to 2 Substitutions allowed.

  • Discord: https://discord.gg/Am7TTQM

  • Prize Pool: $500 USD

    • Prize Pool Structure:

    • 1st: $240

    • 2nd: $120

    • 3rd: $80

    • 4th: $60

  • Region Server: AMERICAS



 

TEAM CAPTAINS

 

  • Team Captains are REQUIRED to:

    • Sign-up and create a team on the Good-Gaming Website.

    • Check-In team 10-15 minutes prior on specified Tournament Page.

      • Team Captains MUST stay on that page.

    • Ready up for matches when prompted on the Tournament Page.

    • Report Losses for your Team.


 

SIGN UP PROCESS

 

  • Go to https://www.good-gaming.com.

  • Register>Confirm Email.

  • Click “Next Step” on Tournament Page for Tournament, Select Team>Build From Scratch.

    • If you do not already have a team, build one from scratch.

  • Once you click “Register” it should seat your team and will provide a URL to give to your team members.

    • They will be asked to sign into battle.net.

    • It must be the accounts they will be playing on.

    • Once signed into battle.net, it will add them into the team roster.

  • Teams MUST have 6-8 members in their team roster or will be systematically dropped from tournament.


 

DISCORD

 

  • We provide a Discord so that teams may reach Admins immediately during Tournaments.


 

OWDRAFT/HOSTING/SIDES

 

  • The Team Captain of the team seated Top on the bracket will start an owdraft.com session and share URL to other Team Captain for map bans.

    • It will be set to “random” pick.

    • Bracket links will be given in Discord after Tournament goes LIVE.

  • OWdraft.com is a map banning tool used for Team A and Team B to take turns banning maps until one is left standing. That map will be played first.

    • The second round will be played on the map banned last.

    • Third round will be played on the map banned second to last, and so on.

  • The team not responsible for hosting the OWDraft lobby is to create the custom game lobby.

  • The team that bans the second map in OWDraft will start on the defense for the first map in which it will rotate between teams throughout the series.

 

 

CUSTOM GAME SETTINGS

 

  • All options are to be left as default unless shown as otherwise below.

  • General

    • Game Mode: Competitive

    • Map Rotation: After a Mirror Match

    • Map Order: Single Map

      • Choose your map here once determined through owdraft.com

    • Return To Lobby: After a Mirror Match

  • Hero Options

    • Hero Selection Limit: 1

  • Gameplay Options

      • High Bandwidth: On

      • Disable Kill Cam: On

 

REPORTING

 

  • Check-In

    • Check-Ins must be done 10-15 minutes PRIOR to Tournament Start Time.

  • No-Shows

    • 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.

  • Reporting On-site

    • 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

 

  • Rule Changes

    • 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.

  • Team Rosters

    • 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.

  • Ties/Draws
    •  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
       
  • Servers
    • 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.

  • Prize Money

    • 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.

 

TOURNAMENT PLAY

 

  • Single Elimination

    • 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.

  • Match Conditions

    • All series leading up to the Finals will be Best of 3s.

    • The Finals are a best of 5.

  • Warm-Ups/Practice

    • Once the Tournament has started there will be no warm-up or practice games during the event.

  • Disconnections

    • 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

 

  • Forfeit

    • 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”

  • Unsportsmanlike Behavior

    • 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.

  • Cheating

    • 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.

  • Screenshots

    • 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.


 

LIVE SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER TOURNAMENT

 

  • Discord: https://discord.gg/Am7TTQM

    • Discord is provided with free access for all Tournament Participants to receive LIVE support and/or inquiries about technical issues or Tournament questions.

    • Please choose the appropriate channels for all your inquiries.

  • Emails

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