Quick Rules

HOW IT WORKS 

  • The hosting team must host a SQUAD game session.
  • The host will then invite his/her opponents to the game session and then begin their match. 
  • If you are unable to invite your opponent(their Epic ID does not exist for example), contact them either via the match page or discord to ensure you have the correct spelling. If you are still unable to send them an invite, it could be due to problems some players experience with cross-platform invites. To resolve this, wait a few minutes and try again or search your opponent's email address instead of their Epic ID
  • All matches must be played on ME/Middle Eastern servers

HOW TO WIN

  • The team with the most kills at the end of the TWO game sessions will be awarded the win
  • If there is a tie in kills, a third map will be used to determine a tie-breaker
  • Survival time will be the decider in the case of a tie in the 3rd game
  • If a player downs someone and the other person bleeds out after the team dies, the kill will be counted towards the score of that team.

PROOF REQUIREMENTS

  • We recommend that each player take screenshots/video of their own and their opponent's total kills at the end of every game
  • In the event of a dispute, the accusing player will be given a max of 15 minutes(from the time the score was reported/dispute was made, whichever comes first) to provide the requested proof, with exceptions being made at an admin's discretion
  • Proof must be uploaded either to your match page or the ACGL Discord chat. Alternatively, upload your video to https://streamable.com or screenshot to https://imgur.com and post the URL in the match page
  • Here is an example of the proof required for a dispute on scores https://i.imgur.com/hAFMpNz.png

Game Specific

1.1 Sabotage

 

Sabotage is only applicable if it causes death, loss of a kill, or otherwise prevents your opponent from progressing. For example: If a player is busy fighting another player and you destroy their cover while they are fighting, but they survive and get a kill and progress, it will not be counted as sabotage.

Examples of sabotage:

  • Breaking, editing or weakening your opponent's built or non-built (e.g. someone else's structure, trees, buildings, cover, etc) structures or cover resulting in your opponent falling, losing cover or taking damage
  • Causing your opponents to miss shots or miss opportunities for advancing their scores
  • Building in front of your opponent or boxing them in
  • Using any type of vehicle to drive into your opponent
  • Using one of the following against your opponent:  Shockwave Grenade, Boogie Bomb, Impulse Grenade, Port-A-Fort, Chiller or Bouncer

Examples of NONE sabotage:

  • Kill or Loot stealing
  • Following your opponent
  • Re-spawning or reviving your teammate/opponent 
  • Not re-spawning or reviving your teammate/opponent

Any claims of this happening must be submitted in video form and show all players usernames involved in the incident. Both players will be requested to provide their point of view of the incident. Exceptions may be made by an admin to ensure fair play. 

 

1.2 Grace Period

A participant must be in the game lobby with their opponent within 15 minutes after a match’s start time. Proof must be provided that there was an attempt to contact the missing opponent.

 

1.3 Delays

Participants may not delay the start of a match without the approval of an admin. Participants may delay a match between games for up to five minutes.

If the participant does not have the minimum required players, they will forfeit the match.

 

1.4 Match Schedule

In a knockout tournament, participants that have not completed their matches before the scheduled start time of the next round of fixtures must contact an admin. Participants that do not attempt to contact an admin will have their fixtures forfeit once the 'Grace Period' of the following fixture expires.

1.5 Teamwork

Teamwork is allowed. However, players that have queued up together are NOT ALLOWED to contribute/cause the death of the player(s) they're competing against within that game. Players caught doing so will be disqualified from their match.

 

1.6 Drop locations:

If you land at a location, you are accepting all outcomes that come with dropping within that area. Including lag, glitches, etc.

We will not replay any matches pertaining to lag or in-game glitches. There may be exceptions to this case and will be at the admin's discretion. 

 

1.7 Disconnections

If a player disconnects before landing, the game should be replayed.  All players must leave the match to end the game. If the player lands and then disconnects, the number of kills you had will stand however your disconnection will be treated as the time at which you died. 

If your opponent disconnects and you continue the game, you will be requested to provide proof of your kills from that game.

 

1.8 Hosting

The higher seeded participant at match time must host all matches, however, both participants should take the initiative to invite and/or message the other about the game lobby. Failure to do so can result in a forfeit.


 
1.9 Time Limit

Participants must report the match results within 10 minutes of its completion. Failure to report the match results or respond to admins may result in a forfeit. 

 

1.10 Double Forfeit

If a match is not played and neither participant contacts the admin requesting the forfeit or win, both participants will be knocked out of the tournament.

 

1.11 Seeding

Participants will be seeded according to their game ELO. The higher seed is determined by the participant with the seed closest to 0. Example: Seed 4 is a higher seed than seed 10.

Global Rules

3.1 Communication

Only communication via the ACGL Discord chat lobby, Match Chat, and ACGL Personal Messages will be accepted.

 

3.2 Rule Changes

ACGL has the right to (1) decide outside or even against the rulebook and (2) make changes to any of these rules before or during the tournament. This is to ensure fair play and the smooth progression of the tournament

 

3.3 Late Entries

Participants will not be able to sign up to tournaments once the sign-up deadline the has been reached

 

3.4 Misconduct and Unsportsmanlike Behaviour

All players are asked to behave in a respectful way towards other competitors and ACGL admins; treat others as you would like to be treated! Toxic behavior, flaming and unsportsmanlike behavior are not allowed and may be punished

 

3.5 Apple

Apple Inc. is not in any way, shape, or form a sponsor or partner in any tournaments hosted on this platform.

 

3.6 Conflict of interest

Participation in prize tournaments, unless otherwise explicitly permitted, is not allowed for employees of ACGL, its partners, or tournament sponsors.

3.7 Connections

Should we deem that your in-game connection is regularly in conflict with others or too unstable to fairly compete against others, you may be forfeited or blacklisted from our matchfinders.

 

3.8 Prize distribution

In tournaments with a monetary payout, unless otherwise stated, payment will be made within (or by) 30 days following receipt of confirmed bank details. Please note that all prize payments must be done to a South African bank account.

 

3.9 Broadcasting

ACGL reserves the right to use any material cast or streamed by a player when participating in ACGL Tournaments. All personal streaming is allowed.

 

3.10 Spectators

Other than ACGL admins, spectators are only allowed if both participants agree. Any disputes on spectators must be made before the start of the first game.

 

3.11 VPN

The use of a VPN when logging into our website/app, or during matches is strictly prohibited and may result in you getting banned. 

 

Accounts

4.1 In-Game ID

Players must ensure that their in-game ID (relating to the tournament or match being played) is up-to-date on their ACGL account. Per admin discretion, players may be deducted honour or forfeited from the match/tournament.

Players with profanity or vulgar text in their ID will be requested to remove the text or risk being banned from future tournaments. Furthermore, If your ID contains foreign characters that cannot be typed on a standard keyboard, console, or mobile device, you will also be requested to remove the text or risk being banned.

 

4.2 Multi accounts

Each player competing in ACGL tournaments must only have one account. If a player cannot access his account, he must contact an admin on discord or email admin@acgl.co.za

 

4.3 Names and Logos

We reserve the right to edit user/team names or logos if they resemble copyrighted/trademarked content, are offensive/vulgar/obscene, or incite hatred.  Names/Logos which go against all forms of etiquette and good manners will also not be accepted and will result in the loss of Honour.

4.4 Team Roster

A player may only play for one team in a tournament or league. The only players allowed to play for a team are the players listed under that team on the match page.

 

4.5 Substitutes

For specified tournaments, sub players will be allowed. These players are not required to check in and will also not receive any ELO or count towards team seeding. They will be listed along with the core roster on the match page.

 

4.6 Country

A player\'s country must be set to their country of residence(the country they are currently residing in). Deliberately faking the country of residence is punishable. If a player does so and plays in a team match, the team will be punished as well.

Participants must reside in one of the following Sub Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Hosting rights for private matches will be given to South African players.

 

4.7 Banned players

Playing with a banned player may result in the entire team also being banned. A list of players banned from competing on the ACGL platform can be found here

Disputes

2.1 Cheating

Breaking any rule and any form of cheating, hacking, abusing in-game mechanics, mods or unsportsmanlike behavior may be punished. Punishable unsportsmanlike behavior includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language.

 

2.2 Disputes & Proof

All dispute claims that evidence must be submitted to an ACGL admin for a ruling to be made. For all disputes, the burden of proof is on the accuser. In order to dispute game results, players must notify a tournament admin either via the website or Discord either before/during the match or no longer than 15 minutes after the end of the match.

 

2.3 Concessions

Teams may request that they are allowed to concede victory of a match. A tournament admin must be contacted with these requests.

 

2.4 Match-Fixing / Betting Fraud

Engaging in any action that improperly influences the outcome of a game or match by any means is strictly prohibited.

 

2.5 Doping

Any kind of doping is forbidden. Mild cases of doping will be punished with a warning. Severe cases (i.e. use of drugs containing performance-enhancing substances, like Adderall) will be punished.

 

2.6 Deception/Manipulation

The attempt to deceive admins or other players with wrong or fake statements, information, or data will not be tolerated. Players found bribing or attempting to bribe an ACGL admin or trying to manipulate the competition will be punished accordingly.

2.7 Game Modification

Programs that provide an unfair advantage or make changes to the game itself are forbidden. Scripts and changes to the game\'s configuration are not allowed unless otherwise stated in the tournament rules.

 

2.8 Account Sharing

Players are forbidden to allow others to play in tournaments in place of them by sharing game accounts.

 

2.9 Equipment

Players may not use a Turbo/Button Macro controller. For all console tournaments, the use of a Keyboard/Mouse is strictly prohibited.

 

2.10 IP Flooding (DDoS Attacks)

Performing or assisting with a DDoS attack of your opponent will be punished severely.

 

2.11 Lack of Cooperation

Failing to comply with a tournament admin\'s directions and/or requests may result in the forfeit of a game or the entire match.

 

2.12 Punishments

The following punishments for breaking rules may be enforced by an admin: Loss of Honour, a Game Forfeit, a Match Forfeit, or an ACGL Site Ban for a specified duration. Penalties may also be combined with other penalties.

Penalties

MINOR VIOLATIONHONOUR DEDUCTION
No show5
Incorrect game account5
Fake result10
Unregistered player10
Deception15
Unsportsmanlike Behaviour8-20

 

Once a player reaches -20 Honour they will receive a one week ban, any subsequent violations may result in a permanent ban. 

 

MAJOR VIOLATIONBAN DURATION
Playing with a banned player1 month
Boosting1-3 months
Hostile language or Personal threats1-3 months
Smurf account3 months
Racism, hate speechPermanent

 

This list does not include violations such as cheating or use of illegal hardware as those are handled on a case by case basis. All bans are first reviewed by the ACGL admin team before they are confirmed.