|Durham Lords Esports|
|Durham Lords Esports 1|
|Durham Lords Esports 2|
1.1 Definition of Terms
- Tournament Administrator: Person in charge of your tournament. You can find who are your Tournament Administrators by looking at the Discord’s roles.
- Tournament’s platform: Website where you registered to join the tournament. Most likely on Toornament, Battlefy or Smash.gg.
- Team: Group of players who compete in the tournament together as a unit. If the tournament is played solo, a team or the captain refers to the player.
1.2 General Rules
- Every player must be registered on the tournament’s platform.
- Every player must join the public Discord (https://discord.gg/Kwmg87y) and frequently look out for the announcements of his tournament before and during the tournament.
- Every player must read, understand and agree to the rules for participation in the Lan ETS tournament. Players agree to and consent to these rules, as well as Lan ETS’s authority to enforce them, as a condition of their participation. Each player is therefore expected and required to abide by the Rules, and any failure to follow them will result in punitive measures.
- Every player and substitute for the team must own a BYOC tickets before the tournament.
- Every player has to be physically present at Lan ETS to participate in any tournament.
- Every player must play with his main game account during the entire tournament. No smurf allowed.
- Finals might be played on stage. If that’s the case, the teams are required to comply.
- Every team must hold an appropriate name. Any team attempting to sign up for a tournament with a name deemed unsuitable will be asked to create a new team name in order to participate.
- Rules are subject to change by Tournament Administrators at any given time if deemed necessary.
- Any Tournament Administrator decisions are final.
- The tournament will run from February 15th to 16th, 2020.
- One player per team, preferably the captain, must check in at the administration table on Friday, February 14th, before 10:00PM EST to confirm their attendance. Any important additional information regarding the course of the tournament will be given at this moment.
- Tournament registration will close on Friday, February 14th at 10:00PM EST.
- The tournament will start on Saturday 15th, 2020 at 9:00AM EST. It is your responsibility to reach the opponent’s captain with the information provided on the tournament’s platform to start your games as soon as possible.
- Each team is responsible to be aware of it’s schedule at all time and ready at the scheduled time to play it’s game. If a team is not fully present and ready to play 15 minutes after the scheduled time, a penalty will be systematically applied to the said team.
- The schedule has to be respected. Changes to the schedule are at the discretion of the Tournament Administrators and will be announced to the players.
2. Team Roster
2.1 Team Captain
- Each team must have a designated captain. The captain is the link between the organizers, administrators and his team before, during and after the event.
- The captain must be a member of the team.
- The captain must check-in his team on Friday to the Tournament Administrators.
- The captain has to give his team ranking average at the admin desk when checking-in on Friday to the Tournament Administrators.
- The captain’s username on Lan ETS Discord must be his in-game name followed by his team name. E.g: Bobby[Team]
- The captain has to report his team matches to the Tournament Administrators after each game.
- The captain has to contact other captains during the tournament to coordinate the next game that has to be played.
- The captain has to be reachable on Discord on all time during the tournament’s hours.
- The captain has to frequently look at the tournament’s Discord channel to be aware of any announcement made by the Tournament Administrators.
- The captain will be the spokesperson of the team in case of a dispute.
2.2 Substitute Players
- Each team is allowed a substitute. The substitute must be added to the team roster before the start of the tournament.
- Players and substitutes are allowed to be in one team during the tournament. Any team with a player enrolled in more than one team will be disqualified.
- Players can only be swapped between games.
2.3 Streaming / Spectators
- Streaming is allowed with a delay set to a minimum of 5 minutes unless mentioned otherwise by a Tournament Administrator.
- In-Game spectators are not allowed at the exception of the allowed Lan ETS staff.
- Official Lan ETS streamers are allowed to spectate any game at any given time.
- Any disputes must be brought up to a Tournament Administrator.
3.1 Tournament Rules
- The tournament will be played on PC
- The Blizzard account (name#number) given during registration must be the same as the one that you will be competing with.
- Players must submit four decks using four different classes that they will be using during the competition before Saturday 7:00 on the Battlefy page (https://battlefy.com/lan-ets/hearthstone-lan-ets-2020/5e18bd34bb414e15a27193d9/info?infoTab=details) along with their Battletag.
- The decks will be made public once the tournament starts.
- Players will need to join the Battlefy tournament page in order to place bans.
- Changes to the decks are not permitted during the tournament.
3.2 Game Settings
- The game mode is standard.
- The format used will be Last Hero Standing (LHS) and Open Decklist.
- All players must have their account on “online” (green color).
- All players must deactivate the option “Allow friends to spectate my games”. Only Lan ETS stream casters and administrators are allowed to spectate the matches.
- Players must not use deck-tracking software. Paper and pencil are permitted.
3.3 Tournament Format
- The format is subject to change depending on the number of participants.
- Matches will follow a Last Hero Standing (LHS) format.
- Players must have their opponent as a friend on the Battle.net client before beginning a match.
- Players must each first ban a class before beginning a match. The ban are submitted through the Battlefy match page before beginning said match and will be hidden from each other until both are confirmed.
- The choice of deck will also be hidden from the opponent.
- Each match is a best of 5.
- Each player will choose a class for the first game in a match.
- The winner of the game will continue to use the class and deck.
- The loser is no longer able to use the same class and deck.
- If a player suspects their opponent of using a deck other than what they submitted, they must take screenshots of the suspicious cards and finish the game contacting administrator immediately.
- Screenshots of each victory must be taken and saved until the end of the tournament (Sunday).
- Results must be submitted to administrators at the end of each match by both players and must include the class matchups of every game played.
3.4 Day 1
- The first day will be in a swiss format.
- Matches will continue until the 16 best players are determined.
- If a player accumulate 4 losses, he will be removed from the swiss groups.
- If time permits, the Round of 16 will be played.
3.5 Day 2
- Players qualified for Day 2 must register at the Admin Zone at 9:00-9:20 on Sunday with the same 4 decks as the previous day.
- Top 16, as defined by Day 1, will be played in a single elimination bracket best of 5.
3.6 Tie Breakers
- First tiebreaker will be the average amount of points taken by opponents (expressed as a % of maximum). This will be calculated by adding each opponent match win percentage (opponents below 30% will be raised to 30%) and divide by the number of opponents. Byes will be ignored in this process.
- Second tiebreaker will be number of games you won (expressed as % of played games).
3.7 Technical Issues
- If a player starts the game with a banned deck, the game is reset and the player who used the banned deck has to play a deck of his opponent's choosing for the new game.
- If during the match a player disconnects, the game will be restarted with the same deck used by both players.
- If you believe your opponent disconnected intentionally, please take a screenshot and contact an administrator immediately.
- The official Hearthstone tournament rulebook should also be read and applied apart from the rules listed above: https://bnetcmsus-a.akamaihd.net/cms/gallery/7i/7IMDCN9JJCF31515798874341.pdf
- Disregarding these rules will result in an automatic disqualification. Other incidents may also result in a disqualification of a player from the tournament; this decision will be made at the discretion of the Lan ETS.
4. Code of conduct
- All players are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and maintain respect for one another, players, visitors and Lan ETS staff. They are to treat others as they themselves would like to be treated. Any behavior that is considered to be inappropriate and in violation of the code of conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Non-fair-play behavior, physical or verbal abuse towards players, staff, or any participant.
- Acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person
- Engaging in collusion, which is any agreement between two or more teams or players on different teams to predetermine the outcome of a game.
- Hacking, exploiting, the use of any kind of cheating device and/or cheat programs, or any similar cheating method.
- Intentionally using any in-game bugs or so-called “hacks” to seek an advantage.
- Cheating, manipulating game files, using unapproved game modifications, or any other method by which one may gain an unfair advantage over another player.
- Drugs, alcohol, illegal substances, illegal activities and gambling are strictly prohibited on-site. Players on the effects of drugs, alcohol or illegal substances may be removed from the tournament and/or the Lan ETS event.
- Engaging in violence or any activity which is deemed in the judgment of the Tournament Administrators to be immoral, unethical, disgraceful, or contrary to common standards of decency.
- Touching or otherwise interfering with lights, cameras or other studio equipment.
- Any player who violates these rules may be disqualified or sanctioned. Warnings and sanctions may lead to the immediate disqualification and removal of the player and his team from the tournament and/or the Lan ETS event. This decision will be at the discretion of Lan ETS. You can talk to your Tournament Administrator if you see any improper or suspicious behavior.
- Once the tournament is over, if a team is part of the prize pool, it must present itself at the administration desk to fill out all necessary documents. If you are unable to be present at the administration desk, it is your responsibility to contact the Tournament Officials to claim your prize.
- The prize is split equally among the members of the team.
- Each team may have one designated person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, responsible for distributing any prizing. This can be the same player as the Team Captain or another person entirely. Each player of the team must then present himself at the administration desk to give his agreement.