1v1 Rocket League 22-08

Quick Rules

THE MATCHFINDER

  • Click on Find Game during the allowed matchmaking times.
  • You will be placed into a queue, once the required amount of players are searching a match will be created
  • Go to your match page to contact your opponent and get their in-game ID

HOW TO CREATE A LOBBY:

  • Select 'Play Online' >> 'Create Private Match'
  • Update the match settings as follows:
    • Arena: DFH STADIUM
    • Bot Difficulty: No Bots
    • Region: South Africa
    • Joinable By: Name/Password
    • Cross play: Enabled
    • Team Settings: Default

Message your opponent via Discord, ACGL Private Messages or the Match Discussion

HOW TO JOIN A LOBBY:

  • Select 'Join Private Match'
  • Enter the Name/Password you were given by host.
  • Wait until all relevant players have connected, then choose your team
  • No other spectators allowed 

The player not hosting may select which side to start on.

1. Matches

Grace Period
A Team will Forfeit the Match if they are not present by 10 minutes after a Match’s default start time (Grace Period). Teams will be forced to start a Game at the end of a Grace Period. Teams may start a match shorthanded by one player. If the full team is not present by the end of the first map, the team will be forfeited. 

Delays
Teams may not delay the start of a match beyond its scheduled start time, without the approval of a tournament official. Teams may delay a match between games for up to five minutes. Teams can request that a tournament official enforce this five minute time limit. After five minutes of a tournament official enforced delay, if the delaying team does not have the minimum required players, they will forfeit the match.

Default Start Time

All round one (1) matches have the same default start time. All Matches have a standard start time that is listed on the Tournament Overview on the front page of the touranment. Matches must be started by their default start time and played until completion.

Teams that have not completed their matches before the scheduled start time of the next round of fixtures must contact admin via the ACGL Discord Channel
Teams that do not contact admin via the ACGL Discord channel will have their fixtures forfeit once the 'Grace Period' of the following fixture expires. 
 
Double Forfeit

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

Teams will be seeded according to their game XP at of the close of registration. Seeds are done in ascending order. The higher seed is determined by the team with the seed closest to zero (0). 
Example: Seed four (4) is a higher seed than seed ten (10). 
 
Game Types in Rounds

Game types will be set for each round of the bracket. These game types must be played and may not be substituted out. 

Outside Players

After the match lobby has been created, only eligible players on the two teams and staff members may be invited/join. If an ineligible player joins a game, the game must be ended if the player affects the game and/or doesn't leave within 30 seconds of joining. If a Player is found to have invited an ineligible player to a game, they will forfeit the game.

Report Match Score

Please report the match results on your match page which can be found under the Bracket Tab on the tournament page .To report the match results, teams must report the match score accurately, with overall maps won being reported.

Disconnections

If a player disconnects, they should be reinvited and the remainder of the match must be completed

Hosting

The Host is the Player who must create the Custom Game and ensure that the proper Settings and Map are used. The Host should set their party player limit to match the number of players for the specified match. (Example: Player Limit 8 for a 4 vs 4 match.)
 
The higher seeded team at match time must host the first game. The lower seeded team will host the second game. This will alternate until a tie break game is required. The team with the higher combined Search and Destroy rounds won for all games leading up to the tie breaker in that match will host the tie breaker game. The team that does not host must choose a side to play on.
 
Hosting players should create the custom game. As the hosting team changes over the course of a match, the new hosting player should leave the custom game and create a new one. A lag test should be performed before the start of each game to ensure all players have an acceptable player to player connection. Lag tests must be done via the Free-For-All game mode.
 
If a player's connection to the server becomes unreasonable during a game, the game must still be played. The lag incident should be reported to tournament support immediately following that game.

If the host incorrectly ends a game, their team may forfeit the game.

Lag

In the event that lag occurs, the game should be completed. The player(s) that are experiencing lag should take video proof, and provide it to tournament live support after the game has concluded. If lag is occuring, it is recommended that multiple players provide proof of the lag. Leaving the game prematurely may result in a forfeit of the round or game. 

No Shows

All no shows must be verified by a tournament official. The No Show grace period time is 15 minutes after the match's original start time. For example, if a match is scheduled for 10:00 PM, the no show time for this match would be 10:15 PM. In order to contact a Tournament Official use the Discord Live Support.
 
Time LimitTeams must report the match results within 10 minutes of its completion. Failure to report the match results on time or respond to any messages that you receive from a tournament official may result in your team receiving the loss. 
 

2. 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 be 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 stricly 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 Rep, A Game Forfeit, a Match Forfeit or an ACGL Site Ban for a specified duration. Penalties may also be combined with other penalties.

3. General

3.1 Communication

Only communication via the ACGL Discord chat lobby, Match Discussion 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 allowed to sign up to tournaments once the Sign Up Deadline has been reached or check in has begun

 

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. In the case of team based tournaments, the total prize pool amount will be sent to the captain/manager of the team

 

3.9 Broadcasting

ACGL reserves the rights to use any material casted 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.

4. Accounts

4.1 Game Account

It is up to players to ensure that the game account relating to the game being played is unique and up-to-date on their profile.

 

4.2 Multiaccounts

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/incite hatred.  Names/Logos which go against all forms of etiquette and good manners will also not be accepted.

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 XP at the end of tournaments. 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.

Penalties

VIOLATION REP DEDUCTION
No show 5
Incorrect game account 5
Late Sign Up 8
Fake result 10
Unregistered player 10
Bug abuse 10
Ringer / Faker 15
Deception 15
Unsportsmanlike Behaviour 8-20
Cheating 10-20