FIFA Winter 2017

6. FIFA 18 Game Settings and Rules

6.1.1 Match Mode: Classic followed by Penalties

6.1.2 Half length: 6 minutes

6.1.3 Controls: Any

6.1.4 Game Speed: Normal

6.1.5 Injuries: On

6.1.6 Offsides: On

6.1.7 Season: Spring

6.1.8 Weather: Clear

6.1.9 Commentary Volume: 0

6.1.10 Time/Score display: On

6.1.11 Camera: Tele Broadcast

6.1.12 Radar: 2D or 3D

6.1.13 Home Auto Switching: User Settings

6.1.14 Away Auto Switching: User Settings

6.1.15 Volume Settings: Default

6.2 Unnecessary pauses or delays are prohibited.

6.3 Any action designed to disrupt the opposing Player's view of the field or ability to select controlled players is prohibited.

6.4.1 The Player named first always has to sit on the left side facing the screen.

6.4.2 The Player named first has to play with Home Team.

6.5 Unless express permission has been given by eSports.je, no coaching is allowed (for example, people in the audience may not advise a Player while playing).

6.6 Unless express permission has been given by eSports.je, players are prohibited from wearing headsets and may not listen to any music during play.



6.7 The participants are allowed to play with any team available in the game.

6.8 All participants must use the preset EA Formations. Using a self-created one will lead to a loss during that match.

6.9 The exploit of bugs is forbidden. An admin will decide whether a punishment is necessary.

6.10 Each Player will have 2 minutes to configure controls, line-ups and settings in accordance with the rules described above. Custom packages cannot be used, nor can anything else that is not available in the in-game pause menu.

6.11 Controllers for players are supplied by eSports.je. It is the responsibility of all Players to be familiar with the controller’s functions and mode of operation. If a controller is defective, a Player can pause the game and notify the referee. The referee will determine the controller status in making such a decision

6.12 A Player can only pause the game to change strategy and/or formation in the event that i) a player of his team is sent off ii) a player of his team is injured.

Introduction and Purpose

These are the Rules (“Rules”) for the FIFA 18 tournament at eSports.je, they apply to all of the players in eSports.je Winter 2017. FIFA for eSports.je Winter 2017 will be divided into two stages:

Stage 1: Double Elimination Knockout Tournament at eSports.je Hub

Stage 2: Double Elimination Knockout Finals held at the Digital Jersey Hub

During Stage 1, players will be placed into a tournament bracket. The tournament will be double elimination with games running on dates defined in section 5.2.2. The Final 6 players in the knockout bracket will head onto Stage 2. It is possible that Stage 1 will be broken over 2 or more events to accommodate the number of players.

During Stage 2, the 6 finalists from Stage 1 and the 2 finalists from Summer 2017 will comprise the players selected to compete for the title of Champion. This will be a in a double elimination knockout tournament.

 

1. Player Eligibility

To be eligible to compete in eSports.je Winter 2017, each player must satisfy all of the following conditions:

1.1 Player Age

No player shall be considered eligible to participate before his or her 16th birthday, defined as having lived 16 full years.

1.2 Regional Residency Requirement

1.2.1 Resident Defined. For purposes of this Rule 1.2, a player is deemed to be a "Resident" of Jersey if such player has legally resided and been primarily present in such region for no less than twenty-four months out of the thirty-six months immediately prior to such players' participation in the first game of the applicable tournament

1.2 Exceptional Circumstance

1.2.1 Should a player not meet this criteria and still wishes to participate, special dispensation may be granted by eSports.je, however such approval must be seeked prior to the player registering.

 

2. Payments to Players; Prizes

2.1 Event Prizes

During Stage 3 players shall have the opportunity to earn prize money based on their level of performance in the event. This amount will be paid in full to the player, distribution of funds elsewhere will not be deemed a responsibility for eSports.je.

2.2.1 Place Prizes

The prize pool for winning Stage 2 will scale depending on the total amount of players that have entered. Should 8 or less players compete in all Stages, the prize for winning Stage 2 will be £60. This will increase by £5 for each additional player that plays in any stage up to a maximum of £200.

The player finishing in Second place in Stage 2 will be awarded £40.

3. Player Rules

3.1 Player Ownership Restriction

No Player or Affiliate of an Player may own or control, directly or indirectly, or have a direct (e.g., ownership) or indirect (e.g., a contractual arrangement) financial interest, or be an employee or contractor of, more than one FIFA player. Any buyback provision, right of first purchase, or similar interest in a team shall be treated as a controlling interest in such player for the purposes of enforcing ownership restrictions.

3.1.1 Sale of Sponsorship and Related Issues

Any Player may only sell or manage sponsorship or brand elements for themselves with which he or she is affiliated.

No person or entity may hold the naming right to more than one player at a time. A sponsor that holds naming rights to a team may not sponsor other players in the tournament in any capacity.

3.2 Player Names

Player Names may include upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers 0-9, underscores, or single spaces between words only. Player Names must not exceed 12 characters including spaces. Player Names may not contain: vulgarities or obscenities; or other similar character names; or derivatives of products or services that may create confusion.

3.3 Sponsorship

A competing player has the ability to acquire sponsors. Sponsorship acquisition is unrestricted. If the sponsor falls under the ensuing limited categories then the sponsorship may not be displayed by the players during the use or play of FIFA, adjacent to FIFA related material, or any eSports.je events. eSports.je officials have the ability to update the category list at any time. The following is a nonexclusive list of limited sponsors:

3.3.1 Gambling Websites: defined as any website that aids or abets the wagering of funds on a sporting/esporting event and/or allows for the wagering of funds in casino games including poker.

3.3.2 Non-“over-the-counter” drugs

3.3.3 Account sharing/skin selling websites

3.3.4 Firearms, handguns, or ammunition providers

3.3.5 Websites displaying or related to pornographic imagery or products

3.3.6 Products or services from direct competitors

3.3.7 Tobacco products

3.3.8 Teleco Providers

4. Player Equipment

4.1 eSports.je Provided Equipment

eSports.je officials will provide equipment in the following categories to eSports.je players for all Stage matches:

4.1.1 PC & Monitor

4.1.2 Table and Chair

4.1.3 FIFA Licences

4.1.4 Xbox One or PS4 Controller

All eSports.je provided equipment shall be chosen, selected and determined at the sole discretion of eSports.je.

4.2 Replacement of Equipment

If equipment or technical problems are suspected by eSports.je officials at any time, a player or eSports.je official may request a technical review of the situation. An eSports.je technician will diagnose and troubleshoot problems, as needed. Technicians may request that eSports.je officials order replacement of any equipment, at their discretion. Decisions regarding the replacement of any equipment are solely at the discretion of eSports.je.

4.3 Computer Programs & Usage

Players are prohibited from installing their own programs and must use only the programs provided by eSports.je. This includes the warm-up area computers.

4.4 Non-Essential Equipment. It is prohibited to connect non-essential equipment, such as cell phones, flash drives or MP3 players, to eSports.je computers, for any reason.

4.5 Equipment Tampering

Players may not touch or handle another player's owned or provided equipment after a match has started. Players who require assistance with their equipment should ask assistance from an eSports.je official.

 

5. Venue, Competition Area Layout, and Schedule

5.1 Wireless Devices. During Stage 1, wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets, must be powered off while the players are involved in active play, including during pick/ban phase and between games of multi-game matches.

5.2 Schedule

5.3 Stage 1 Date Schedules

5.3.1 Stage 1 Timing and Organisation

5.3.2 Stage 1 Registration will end on November 8th 2017 at 23:59

5.3.3 Stage 1 events will be held on November 11th

Players will be presented with their match times on the 9th of November. If a player is unable to make this time they must notify the eSports.je team immediately, however being unable to attend may result in an automatic loss and elimination from the competition.

5.4 Stage 2 Date Schedule and Location

Knockout Finals - November 17th at 18:00 - Digital Jersey Hub

5.4.1 Stage 3 timings will be communicated to the qualifying players prior to the tournament.

6. FIFA 18 Game Settings and Rules

6.1.1 Match Mode: Classic followed by Penalties

6.1.2 Half length: 6 minutes

6.1.3 Controls: Any

6.1.4 Game Speed: Normal

6.1.5 Injuries: On

6.1.6 Offsides: On

6.1.7 Season: Spring

6.1.8 Weather: Clear

6.1.9 Commentary Volume: 0

6.1.10 Time/Score display: On

6.1.11 Camera: Tele Broadcast

6.1.12 Radar: 2D or 3D

6.1.13 Home Auto Switching: User Settings

6.1.14 Away Auto Switching: User Settings

6.1.15 Volume Settings: Default

6.2 Unnecessary pauses or delays are prohibited.

6.3 Any action designed to disrupt the opposing Player's view of the field or ability to select controlled players is prohibited.

6.4.1 The Player named first always has to sit on the left side facing the screen.

6.4.2 The Player named first has to play with Home Team.

6.5 Unless express permission has been given by eSports.je, no coaching is allowed (for example, people in the audience may not advise a Player while playing).

6.6 Unless express permission has been given by eSports.je, players are prohibited from wearing headsets and may not listen to any music during play.



6.7 The participants are allowed to play with any team available in the game.

6.8 All participants must use the preset EA Formations. Using a self-created one will lead to a loss during that match.

6.9 The exploit of bugs is forbidden. An admin will decide whether a punishment is necessary.

6.10 Each Player will have 2 minutes to configure controls, line-ups and settings in accordance with the rules described above. Custom packages cannot be used, nor can anything else that is not available in the in-game pause menu.

6.11 Controllers for players are supplied by eSports.je. It is the responsibility of all Players to be familiar with the controller’s functions and mode of operation. If a controller is defective, a Player can pause the game and notify the referee. The referee will determine the controller status in making such a decision

6.12 A Player can only pause the game to change strategy and/or formation in the event that i) a player of his team is sent off ii) a player of his team is injured.

 

7. Media and Image Requirements

7.1 Player Requirements

7.1.1 Each player that reaches Stage 3 will be required to have a photo taken for use on the live stream, failure to adhere to this may result in a disqualification.

7.1.2 Players reaching Stage 3 may be required to attend a live interview at the Digital Jersey Hub prior and post any games held for a Questions and Answers segment during the live stream, failure to attend these may result in non payment of any prize money earned during game play.

 

7.1.3 Players are required to pose for pre and post game photographs, failure to do so may result in non payment of any prize money earned during game play.

 

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