This brief overview is not intended to replace the Tournament Rules, which can be found here. Registrants should carefully consult the Tournament Rules for additional requirements concerning the operation of the Tournament. If you suspect somebody of cheating or would like to report bad manners, please report them here.
1. Acceptance of Official Rules
- 1.1 Acceptance. Each Participant must agree to the Official Rules by:
- Registering to participate in the Tournament.
- Participating in any match that is part of the tournament.
- 2.1 Eligibility. To To be able to compete as a "Player," you must meet the following requirements:
- Be in good standing with respect to any Blizzard Battle.Net accounts registered in your name. (2.1.1)
- Be over the age of majority in your jurisdiction of resident. (2.1.2)
- Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada. (2.1.3)
- Be currently enrolled, or planning to be enrolled, during the tournament period as a full-time or part-time student in an Eligible Institution. (2.1.4)
- Not be on academic probation at your currently enrolled University during any point of the competition. (2.1.5)
- Agree to be bound by these Official Rules (2.1.6)
- 2.2 Verification of Eligibility. Every member of a Team who plays in the Tournament may be required to provide proof of enrollment; otherwise the Team is ineligible to win a prize in this Tournament.
3. Matches and Standings
- 3.1 Match Structure. Matches are best of three and will be played using a set Map pool, where the starting map will be assigned weekly. During playoffs the games will be best of five, with the final match being a best of seven. The map pool will consist of the current season maps. All games will be played on the Legacy of the Void expansion of StarCraft 2.
- Ties. In the case of a tie, the match will be replayed with the same players on the same map.
- 3.2 Tournament Period. The Tournament will take place from September 30th, 2018 to December 2nd, 2018.
- 3.3 Tournament Schedule. For a full schedule of matches, please go to the schedule tab here
- 3.4 Rescheduling. Matches can be played earlier if both Participants agree, and they document the agreement in writing (for e.g. a screenshot of the in-game chat, email, etc.). Matches cannot be played after a scheduled match time. If a match is played earlier, the winning Participant must wait until the scheduled match time to report the score.
4. Match Details
- 4.1 Map Rotation. Each week a designated map will be selected for the starting map. During playoffs a map will be set for each round.
- Tournament Map Pool. The maps available to play on will be the current season maps.
- 4.2 Match Settings. All lobby settings must be kept at Standard (No Mods, Melee, 1v1, Infinite Duration, Faster Speed, Locked Alliances, Privacy Normal, 100% handicap).
- Lobby Creation. Participating player are responsible for inviting the opposing player and creating match lobbies and matches prior to their match start time.
- 4.3 Pause Time.A team may request a pause only in the presence of a technical issue. Pause requests will be communicated in match chat during an ongoing match. The details of why a pause is requested must be communicated to the opposing team.
- Players may not pause a game unnecessarily and should it be required, the player must inform their opponent and/or the tournament administration team immediately by typing “PP” in the in-game chat
5. Match Rules
- 5.1 Results. Players are responsible for confirming and recording all map and match results on the Compete website.
- 5.2 Technical Issues. Players are responsible for any of their own technical issues, including hardware, software, or internet issues.
- 6.1 Announcements. Large announcements, general information, ruleset, and bracket can be found here and the official Tespa Compete Discord server. These websites will serve as an information hub for players.
- 6.2 Email. Players may email firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues that they experience, or to provide feedback as necessary. This method will often receive slower responses than reaching out to administrators via the Compete Discord channel.
- 7.1 Sportsmanship and Professionalism. All Participants are required to act in a respectful sportsmanlike manner at all times and abide by the player Code of Conduct, as posted on the Compete website and in the Official Rules.
- 9.1 Participation Prizing. Players who play at least twelve (12) matches will receive a Tespa SC2 portrait icon.