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I General understanding of the Rulebook
The following rulebook is a guide document which is valid for all stages of the Tournament. Tournament Admins reserve the rights to make amendments to the rulebook with or without prior notice to the players. Tournament Admins are the decision makers for all cases and disputes which may occur and are not written in this rulebook.
The League officials can be contacted via email in - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant of Rights
The Tournament Organizer or third parties as it may authorize from time to time will be entitled to capture and use audio recordings, video recordings, and photographs, from the Tournament (“Material”) and to use the participants name, image, voice, appearance, performance and biographical Material for any purpose (be it commercial, promotional or otherwise) in all media, forever.
In consideration of the participation of the players in this Tournament and the opportunity for them to win a prize, They will assign to the Tournament Organizer all rights in the Material to the broadest extent possible and shall execute all public or private instruments that might be requested for this purpose, as a condition to participate in the Promotion.
The Tournament Organizer will be enabled to use, broadcast, screen, display, reproduce and/or make available to the public the Material in any and all media, including but not limited to radio, television, cinemas, events, data carriers, and the worldwide web.
The Tournament Organizer will be entitled to make any alterations, intermissions, cuts, or other modifications in and to the Material and to use such altered Material without restrictions. Furthermore, the Tournament Organizer is allowed to transfer the granted rights to any third party. The participants should be aware of the fact that they won’t have the right to approve any of the Material. They should understand that they might not be named as a Participant in the tournament and do not expect to gain financially from their appearance in any Tournament-related Material.
If not stated otherwise, the Tournament Organizer allows the participants to use their own camera at the Tournament in order to record moving images and/or a series of still images/ shoot content (“Participant Content”). The use of such Participant Content is limited to private purposes meaning on their own website and their social media channels. They should understand that the Tournament Organizer holds the intellectual property and media rights in the Tournament and upon request, they will have to provide the Tournament Organizer access to the Participant Content. Any commercial use either by themselves or third parties is subject to the Tournament Organizer' prior consent.
The Participant hereby assigns and grants to the Organizer including its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and cooperation partners any and all rights, title, and interest in and to all entries and materials submitted to the Organizer in connection with any Tournament, including your voice, image, photograph, statements, biographical information, performances, name and likeness and including any user-generated content (collectively, “Entry Materials”) under current and future law to the broadest extent possible according to applicable law, FOR INDIA: moral rights are inalienable and thus cannot be waived by the Participant nor assigned. The conveyances and licenses in this section include in particular but are not limited to the following rights: the broadcasting right, the right of making available to the public (download/on-demand-rights), the film theater right (cinematic/exhibition right), the video rights, the right of distribution and copying, the right of alteration and dubbing, the right of promotion, the merchandising right, the publishing right and the stage drama, radio drama and audio/talking book rights. Furthermore, the Organizer acquires the right to make any alterations, intermissions, deletions, cuts, or other modifications in and to the Entry Materials and the exclusive right to exploit such altered versions in any matter. The Organizer and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and cooperation partners shall be enabled to exploit the Entry Materials without any limitations and regardless of the medium via which the exploitation takes place. The Organizer is however not obliged to make use of these rights.
The Organizer is further irrevocably entitled to assign the rights entirely or in part to any third parties and to grant any sublicenses respectively rights of exploitation and/or exploitation permissions or to exercise the rights in its own name or through third parties.
The sole consideration for this comprehensive assignment and grant of rights shall be to get the chance to win a prize in the Tournament.
The Organizer including its affiliated companies and partners may be required to request you to enter into a separate license agreement permitting the Organizer to use entries and materials created by Participant and submitted to the Organizer for reasonable promotional, administrative, or other purposes beyond the reasonable expectation of the Participant.
Players may be requested to take part in promotional activity and the Organizer reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs, and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any promotional material.
The participants shall hereby confirm that the Personal Data they have entered in connection with the Tournament is accurate and up to date. When they enter the Personal Data of their team members, they thereby confirm that they have previously obtained their consent and that this consent has not been withdrawn.
They hereby should warrant and represent that they are personally performed and otherwise participated in the Tournament to meet the eligibility criteria set in these Terms associated with their entry or by their own creation of other materials such as user-generated content as specified in these Terms and that they have not used any prohibited aids, such as automatic robots, scripts, services or other forms of manipulation.
By entering in this Tournament, All participants warrant and represent that their entries are their own fully original creations, and their respective entries will not infringe or violate the rights of any third parties, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, and/or rights of publicity/privacy.
All the participants should confirm and are responsible that their entry does not :
Contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights ;
Contains brand names or trademarks, other than (i) those of the Organizer, which they have a limited license to use for the sole purpose of creating and uploading their entry, and/or (ii) those that they own, which they agree to license to the Tournament Organizer on a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive basis or have license to use and sub-license to the Organizer on a royalty-free, irrevocable, per- petual, non-exclusive basis in connection with the entry ;
Contains copyrighted material not created by them, other than material that they have necessary rights, consents and permissions to use and sub-license to the Tournament Organizer on a royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive basis in connection with the entry ;
Contains material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defam- atory, slanderous or libelous;
Contains material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the entry is created.
In case of an infringement of this Section 6, The participants shall defend and indemnify the Tournament Organizer against claims of infringement based on intellectual property rights.
Tournament Organizers’ Rights
To the extent permitted by law, and without affecting the statutory rights, if in the Tournament Organizers’ opinion the Tournament is compromised by any event beyond the Organizer's control (i.e. force majeure), the Tournament Organizer reserves all the right to modify, terminate, amend or extend the Tournament without responsibility and liability for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to the participants or any third party (whether direct or indirect).
At any time during the Tournament, the Tournament Organizer reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify and remove any Participants for any failure to observe these Terms (including but not limited to, because the Organizer believes the Participant engaged in cheating and in general for violations of the provisions set out in these Terms) or where applicable any other kind of illegal or inappropriate behavior. The tournament Organizer reserves the right to cross-check documents(residential, identity proof,address proof, etc) at any given point during the tournament for any team/player(s). Failure to provide will result in a disqualification from the tournament.
In the event that a winning Participant is disqualified, the prize/position will be forfeited and /or maybe awarded to an alternate winner.
Alcohol or other Psychoactive Drugs
To play a match, be it online or offline, under the influence of alcohol or other psychoactive drugs even if not among the punishable substances, is strictly prohibited, and may lead to severe punishment.
II Participation Requirements and Restrictions
In order to participate in Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup, you must meet the following requirements :
- All players must be 16 years of age or older.
- No Team or any Players can be part of more than one organization taking part in the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2023.
If you do not meet the requirements, you will be deemed ineligible.
In case a team which does not fulfill the requirements qualifies through this tournament, the team will lose the right to the qualifier and the next top qualified team will take their place.
Residency / Nationality
A Player’s home country is the country where his main place of residence is.
The tournament is open to all players / teams residing in India only.
Use of registered In-Game Accounts
After the registration, players are not allowed to change their In-Game Accounts.
Any mismatches between the registered and in-game data have to be cleared out with the tournament Admin team before the start of the tournament. Failure to follow this rule may result in a disqualification. All the teams need individual players with their individual In-Game Accounts.
Names, Symbols and Sponsors
Tournament Organizers reserve the right to forbid the use of unwanted names and / or symbols in their competitions. Any legally protected words or symbols are generally forbidden unless the owner gives the permission.
No advertisement or promotion of sponsors that are solely or widely known for pornographic, drug use or other adult /mature themes and products is allowed in connection to the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup.
Change of accounts
Players cannot change accounts / account names once they’ve started their participation in the tournament. Tournament Admins may in special cases decide to allow account / name changes. Tournament Organizers reserve all the rights to approve / reject these kinds of requests.
Deny of Participation
Tournament Organizers reserve the rights to deny the participation of any player for any reason and precaution.
Subject to local statutory law and except in the case of discretionary cancellation, delay, or postponement of the Tournament by the Tournament Organizer, hence in case of any cancellation, delay, or postponement of the Tournament for a reason outside the organizer's sphere of influence, be it force majeure (including COVID-19), government orders, or circumstance under which Organizer cannot with reasonable means guarantee Participants’ safety or health.
A Tournament may be canceled, delayed, postponed, or otherwise changed for any reason, including, without limitation, severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. The government officials may mandate cancellation, delay, postponement, or change of nature or format of a Tournament or otherwise be at the discretion of the Tournament Organizer. The Organizer reserves the right to change the details of the Tournament, such as the date, start time, location, and /or amenities offered in connection with the Tournament.
III Game Specific Format - WCC3.
Daily qualifiers for 16 days, 16 winners qualifies to the play-offs
Playoffs Format - Single elimination BO3
Winner to be invited to LAN event for prize ceremony
Game Settings for play-offs
Game over- 2
Team - any
IV Game Specific Format - Call of Duty-Mobile
HOW TO PLAY.
Step 1: Creating Private Matches
In order to create Private Matches, click on the Multiplayer button on the right-hand side of the screen on the home page
This will take you to the multiplayer lobby
Once in the multiplayer lobby, click on the three-line options icon in the top right corner and click on “Private” in the dropdown menu
This will bring you to the private match lobby and you will be the host for the game.
Please remember, you cannot enter a private lobby in a group. You can only invite players once you create a lobby yourself.
Steps 2 & 3: Adding teammates & opponents to the private match and adjusting settings
Once in the private lobby, you can invite your teammates using the “Invite Friends” button on the upper right-hand side of the screen
The first step is to expand it and the second step is to hit the “+” button next to the friend’s (or opponent’s) name to invite them to the lobby.
Once you invite a teammate or opponent to the lobby, they can choose which team they want to be on by clicking any of the empty boxes.
Teammates should be in the same row as you while opponents should be on the opposite row.
In order to do so, they will need to “unready” themselves.
The “Ready” button will be available in place of the “Start” button for every player other than the host.
The host of the private lobby can adjust the settings as per the rules of the tournament for that round as specified below.
In order to do so, the player can click on the “Match Settings” button on the left of the screen. That will open the settings box.
Each of those settings can be adjusted based on the rules provided during the tournament.
Step 4: Set the game mode and map as specified
In order to select the correct game mode, the host can click on the game mode button at the bottom right.
Once in the map and mode selection menu, the player can select either Hardpoint, Search & Destroy or Domination as necessary.
These game modes can all be found in the core modes.
All 7 maps in the map pool for the stage are available for each of the three core game modes.
Players will select the game mode and map in the order required and shown in the section titled “Mode and Map Order”.
Once the mode and map have been selected and the settings have been set as per specification, the host can click on start to begin the private match.
FORMAT & STRUCTURE
No. Of Qualifiers - 2
Single Elimination BO3, Semifinal and Final BO5.
Top 2 of each qualifier qualifies for the playoffs
Single Elimination BO5
Winner to be invited to LAN Event for prize ceremony
V Game - CSGO
Game Specific Rules
FORMAT & STRUCTURE
No. Of Qualifiers - 2
Single Elimination BO1, Semifinal and Final BO3
Top 2 of each qualifier qualifies for the playoffs
Single Elimination BO3
Grand Finals match will be at LAN Finale
Players are required to read the tournament rules and regulations. Participation in the tournament signifies that the player agrees to abide by all the rules and regulations. Any player that violates the rules will be disqualified from the tournament.
All Players must be in the lobby of the custom room and be ready to play no later than 5 minutes before the match starts. If a player is not ready then he/she will be penalised.
Match Postponement or Cancellation
Matches will begin as scheduled and briefed unless prior notice is given byTournament Officials regarding postponement or cancellation.
Players that are late/not present at the designated time of the match, are considered to be Walkover. Players that infringe on the rules will be punished and penalized.
All the streaming rights for the tournament belong to Organizers only, No player is allowed to stream the match from their side.
No Rescheduling of matches is allowed in any case.
Each Player has to use his official nickname during matches.
The league administration has the right to decide outside or even against the rulebook in special cases to guarantee fairplay.
Players are not allowed to use nametags on in-game items which violate the Code of Conduct.
All games will take place on a game server situated in India Only. Default server location will be Mumbai.
Generally, the use of any bugs in the game is strictly forbidden. (For example: spawn bugs).
An exception are the following bugs which are explicitly allowed:
Defusing the bomb through walls and items etc.
So called “surfing” on tubes
The Tournament administration reserves the right, also retroactively, to add more bugs to the list of explicitly allowed bugs.
Every Player must have their own SteamID with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in order to play in the tournament and must submit it during registration
In general, all scripts are illegal except for buy, toggle & demo scripts.
Stop shoot scripts [Use or AWP scripts]
Center view scripts
Turn scripts [180° or similar]
No recoil scripts
Burst fire scripts
Rate changers (Lag scripts)
Anti flash scripts or binding (snd_* bindings)
Stop sound scripts
All matches will be played on the latest version of the game only.
Players are requested to update their game as soon as the update arrives, whether it's before the tournament or in due course of the tournament.
No Extra time will be provided to download the update at the time of the match so it’s the sole responsibility of the player to download the update in advance.
VI Players Code of Conduct
High Standards for Professionals
All Teams and Team Members must always observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship. Team Members are required to behave in a professional and sportsmanlike manner in their interactions with other competitors, the Tournament Organizer, the media, sponsors, and fans.
All Teams and Team Members are expected to always compete to the best of their skill and ability in any Tournament Game. Tournament organizers hold the right to penalize a Team or Player if found guilty in any case at their discretion.
A violation of these Tournament Rules will result in sanctions at the discretion of the Tournament Organizer, as discussed in greater detail below. All decisions made by the Tournament Organizer regarding violations of these Tournament Rules are final and binding.
Set forth below is a non-exclusive list of examples of prohibited conduct.
A player may not collude. Collusion is defined as any agreement among two
(2) or more players, and/or confederates to disadvantage opposing players. Collusion includes, but is not limited to, acts such as:
i) Soft play, which is defined as any agreement among two
(2) or more players to not damage, impede, or otherwise play to a reasonable standard of competition in a game.
ii) Sending or receiving signals, electronic or otherwise, from a confederate to/from a player.
iii) Pre-arranging to split the prize money and/or any other form of compensation
iv) Deliberately losing a game for compensation, or any other reason, or attempting to induce another player to do so.
Cheating is prohibited. Any modification of the game client by any player, Team, or other Team Member is prohibited.
A player may not hack during tournament games. Hacking is defined as any modification of the game client by any player, or person acting on behalf of a player.
A player may not utilize any exploits during tournament games. Exploiting is defined as intentionally using any in-game bug to seek an advantage. Exploiting includes, but is not limited to, acts such as glitches in buying items, glitches in Agent ability performance, or any other game function that, in the sole determination of officials, is not functioning as intended.
A player may not act as a ringer during a tournament game. Ringer is defined as playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging, or directing someone else to play under another player’s account.
Vulgar or Hateful Speech
A Team Member may not, in any communication relating to the tournament, use any language that is offensive, insulting, libellous, slanderous, defamatory, obscene, discriminatory, threatening, foul or vulgar.
A Team Member may not post, transmit, disseminate any such prohibited communications. A Team Member may not use this type of language on social media or during any public-facing events or in any streaming. This rule applies to speech in English and all other languages. Also, Team Members may not encourage members of the public to engage in any activities that are prohibited by this rule.
**Admins Reserves the right to change/modify the rules in between the tournament.
The decision of the tournament organizer will be final in all circumstances.
All players must install the newest version of the game in order to participate in the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup. Updates must be installed before the tournament commences.
Each player should be responsible for taking screenshots of each and every result of their match and in the event if any technical issues arise. If you have any conflict with the match result, please contact any Tournament Admins immediately.
Exploitation of Bugs & Glitches
Players shall not use any bugs or glitches known by the esports community, whether or not specifically mentioned in the Official Ruleset. In the event, The Tournament Organizer determines that a participant voluntarily used a bug and/or a glitch that gave an unfair advantage, the Tournament Organizer may decide to either return to the state of the game before the bug or glitch occurred (if possible) or inflict a penalty.
The Tournament Organizer determines at its sole discretion if the bug or glitch has been voluntarily or involuntarily used.
Observers organized by Tournament Organizers and people that are given permission by the Tournament Admin (e.g. ShoutCasters or Streamers) are permitted.
Disconnection / Technical Issues
In the event of disconnection, the following rules apply :
If the match is involuntarily interrupted (e.g.: players or servers crash, network interruption,...), the Organizer will either have the possibility (i) to start a new match with the same settings, or (iii) designate the winner of the match (and final placement).
If the match is voluntarily interrupted, the player who voluntarily disconnected will be disqualified. The Organizer can decide at its sole discretion if the match has been voluntarily or involuntarily interrupted.
Communication with third-party
Players are not allowed to communicate with any third party (including managers) during a match. This restriction also includes obtaining information related to the match in progress via external sources (e.g.: streaming channels, social networks, communication tools,...).
Record and Broadcast
Only the Organizer is authorized to record and broadcast the Tournament, worldwide, on the Internet, on television or on any other communication medium, known or unknown. Except as otherwise permitted by the Organizers, Players are not authorized to record or broadcast the matches.
The Match lobbies will be hosted 15 minutes before the scheduled Match time. All Players must be in their assigned online Match lobby by the Match start time. Matches will not be delayed except in exceptional circumstances.
In the event, If a player does not show up for their matches within 15 minutes after the match start time or is unable to participate in a match, for any reason whatsoever, these players will be considered forfeit for that match. A player considered forfeit for a match loses the match.
The League Administration reserves the right to amend, remove, or otherwise change the rules outlined in this Rulebook, without further notice.
The League Administration also reserves the right to make a judgment on cases that are not explicitly supported, or detailed in this Rulebook, or to make judgments that even go against this Rulebook in extreme cases, to preserve fair play and sportsmanship.
Rescheduling of any match is not allowed in this tournament. It depends on the sole discretion of the Tournament Organizers.
Players will be informed of any Pre-Match obligations, including, but not limited to, media appearances, interviews, or further discussion of any Match matters.
In the event of a full server crash, Tournament Organizers may issue a replay of that particular Game, at their sole discretion.
Stoppage of Play Tournament
In the event of a stoppage of play, Players must remain at their devices and may not communicate with other Players until the Game or Match is resumed.
Rehost / Restarts
The Tournament Organizers may order a Game or Match restart due to exceptional circumstances, such as if a bug significantly affects a Player’s ability to play or the Game or the match is disrupted by a Force Majeure or some other events.
Players who break the Game Rules are subject to the penalties including (but not limited to) the following :
● Match Restart
● Loss of Game
● Match Forfeiture
● Temporary Player Bans
● Permanent Player Bans
VII Player Conduct
Players are expected to behave at their best at all times. Unfair conduct may include, but is not limited to, hacking, exploiting, ringing and intentional disconnection. Players are expected to showcase good sportsmanship and fair play. The tournament administration maintains the sole judgment for violations of any of these rules.
Players must follow the instructions of the tournament administration at all times.
Players are prohibited from using any language that is obscene, abusive, hateful, insulting, threatening, racist, or otherwise offensive or objectionable.
Betting during any event (by a player, team, or on behalf of anyone associated with the team) is off limits. Those partaking will be disqualified from the tournament and will receive a ban depending on the severity of the case.
Account sharing is strictly against the rules and will lead to an account ban in all stages of the tournament along with the disqualification of the team.
Player and Team names
Tournament Organizers reserve the right to edit Nicknames and /or URL aliases. Player names that are too similar to that of another player are subject to be changed by Tournament Organizers. If a player name has been wrongly seized, please contact the Tournament Organizer / Admins with the proof of ownership of the name.
All players must play on a mobile device. Emulators / Tablets / IPADs or any software that modifies the game to be played via PC or other unauthorized devices are banned. Players caught using such software will face a penalty i.e, disqualification from the tournament on an immediate effect.
In the situation that any team or any player is found to be using unethical means to gain an unfair advantage during the matches or is found to be a cheater at any time in the past in the relevant game, the organizers reserve the right to suspend the gamer for a period of up to 2 years from the tournament, as per an ESIC Ruling (which will be taken as per their integrity programme, details: https://esic.gg/codes/)
The Tournament Organizers reserve the right to immediately withdraw any travel or stay support extended to the said team on an immediate basis.
Owning more than One Team
Each Player confirms that his organization does not own either directly or indirectly more than 1 team at any stage of this tournament. In the situation where an organization owns 2 or more than 2 teams which may face each other in any match of this tournament, then it will be the sole responsibility of the Player to inform the organizer. No two teams being owned by the same team owner / organization will be allowed to face each other in the tournament.
VII Communication and Support
The main mode of communication for the tournament will be via the official Email and Discord Server.
Please feel free to contact any Tournament Admins if there are any concerns, issues, queries or doubts that need to be addressed.
Tournament Admins / Referees
All participants must adhere to the decisions and rules of the Tournament Organizers, Admins, and Referees. All decisions are final, except in cases where the option to appeal is clearly stated.
Any form of cheating will not be tolerated. When cheating is uncovered the team in question will immediately be removed from the tournament and banned from all competitions for 6 months. Players may be requested to install anti-cheat software on their devices for the duration of the tournament.
Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to :
Limiting, or attempting to limit another participant’s connection to the game through a Distributed Denial of Service attack or any other means.
Attempting to intentionally alter the results of a match by losing or otherwise trying to affect the results.
Software or Hardware
Using any software or hardware to gain benefits that are otherwise not available in-game. Examples include, but are not limited to : any 3rd party software (unapproved apps that manipulate gameplay), playing on private servers, scripted attacks.
10.5 Prize Money
After the competition ends, team captains will be reached out to by emails, and they will need to provide their bank data to the Tournament Organizers. All prize money will be paid out by Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Officials, at least 60 days after the tournament final has been completed and subject to proper submission of the documents. The prize money is as stated, there are no alternative prizes ; it is non-transferable, non-negotiable, and the winners are responsible for all applicable taxes and expenses. If a Player is missing the proper payment information and makes no effort to fix this, the prize money will not be paid out until this is rectified.