ALL-STARS 2017 | General Rules
The following rules apply for all Playpark All-Stars 2017 competitions that are organized by Playpark Inc. Read more about Playpark All-Stars 2017 on the website.
Besides these general regulations for professional tournaments, there are individual rules for the participating games’ competition. You will find these on the official website and game websites.
1.1 Administration & Announcements
1.1.1 Anyone authorized by Playpark Inc. to administrate the competition based on its rules and regulations will be called an “admin” or “official” in the following, the collectivity of all admins will be called the “administration”. A list of the current officials can be found on the Playpark Inc. Staff Page and – if existing – on the website of the competition.
1.1.2 Any news article posted on Playpark Inc. and/or the official competition website and/or fanpage serves as an official announcement for the competition.
1.1.3 Official announcements as well as statements of officials at any place (e.g. competition website, support ticket reply) can ignore or overrule the following rules in order to make the competition as fair as possible. In case of contradicting declarations, the most recent official statement counts.
1.2 Participants & Teams
1.2.1 Every real person – unless officially banned – with a valid Level UP! LU! Play, or Playpark account is allowed to participate in the competition and will be called “participant” in the following. Participants joining a team in order to fulfill the minimum required amount of team members will be called a “team” in the following.
1.2.2 Team names and participants’ character names must not be obscene, vulgar and/or offensive in nature. The officials reserve the right to determine if the chosen handles are acceptable. Failing in which, the team and/or player will be subject to disqualification, suspension, permanent ban and/or any penalty deemed fit by the officials.
1.2.3 Each participant will be required to purchase 100 worth of LU! Cards during the event at the set venue. This will serve as their participation fee in the tournament.
1.3.1 By attending the competition participants acknowledge without limitation to comply with the rules and regulations, official announcements, and with the statements and decisions made by the officials.
1.3.2 Every participant acknowledges the right for the administration to modify the rules and regulations for adjustments at any time without prior notice.
1.3.3 Every participant has to show the needed respect towards officials and other participants. Insults and unfair or disrespectful behavior towards anyone are not tolerated and will be punished.
1.3.4 Every team accepts the official schedule of the competition and declares its ability to be available during these times.
1.3.5 Every team and participant has to try to win every game at every stage of the competition. Purposefully losing for any reason is strictly forbidden.
1.3.6 Participants may be required to take part in interviews, video/photo taking activities and the like by Playpark Inc., its partners and media associates for publicity purposes.
1.4 Gaming Equipment
1.4.1 The administration will provide the necessary gaming peripherals for the participants.
1.4.2 Upon approval of officials, tournament participants are allowed to bring and to set up the following personal equipment for competition:
- Mouse pad
- Mouse bungee
The equipment software (driver) used must be approved by the organizers; non-approved drivers will not be accepted.
1.4.3 Setting up of personal equipment will be done during before the match starts. If the equipment is not set up within the allotted time, the participant will revert to using the equipment as provided by the official.
2. Teams & Players
2.1 Team Size
A Team has to consist of at least three to five participants depending on the game’s tournament requirements. Those persons will be called “team members” or “members” of the team in the following.
2.2 Lineup Info
2.2.1 All teams have to provide the administration the following information upon request:
- Full Legal Names of all members
- Game/Membership Account details of all members
- Identity of the captain and optionally of the manager
- Active Contact Number of the captain and/or manager
2.3.1 Team members can be removed anytime as long as the minimum required number of team members is left and the removal does not violate any rule particular to the game’s tournament. To request a removal, the captain of the team or the affected member himself has to contact an admin about it.
2.3.2 A new member can only be added during the competition, if he hasn’t played a game for another team inside the competition. To request an addition, the captain of the team has to provide the administration all additional information to comply with rule 2.2
2.3.3 If any data about the team needs to be changed, the captain or manager of the team can request this towards an admin at any time. If any data of a specific team member needs to be changed, the participant or his captain or manager can request this towards an admin at any time.
2.3.4 If another team member than before should be declared captain or manager of a team, this has to be confirmed by either the current (old) captain/manager or at least four other members of the team.
2.4 Stand-ins, also called substitutes, are persons used by a team as a player during a match, without being an official team member.
2.4.1 A stand-in may not be a member of another team or have played a game for another team within the same or a higher stage of the competition
2.4.3 The maximum of stand-ins used by a team within one game is 2
2.4.4 Further limitations to the usage of stand-ins may be declared in the individual rules of the competition.
3. Schedule & Punctuality
3.1 Game times
3.1.1 The official schedule of the competition will be announced on the Playpark All-Stars 2017 website and/or fanpage. The teams will also be informed about the matches upon registration. This schedule includes the time of each match which represents the start time of game 1 of the match.
3.1.2 If a delayed end of a previous match prohibits a match to start on schedule (due to either one of the involved teams still playing or the official broadcaster still streaming the previous match within the same tournament), the match time is changed to 5 minutes after the end of the previous match.
3.1.3 In a match consisting of more than one game, the official start time of each following game is set to 5 minutes after the end of the previous game.
The change of a match time is only possible under exceptional circumstances and has to be confirmed by the administration.
4. Rule Violation & Punishment
4.1 Breaking of the rules or ignoring the order of an official may result in a punishment for a whole team or a participant. The nature of the penalty will be decided by the officials.
4.2. Possible Team Punishments
- Default Loss for one game
- Default Loss for the whole match
- Temporary or permanent ban from the competition
- Ban from other Playpark Inc. competitions
4.3. Possible Player Punishments
- Temporary ban from the competition
- Permanent ban from the competition
- Ban from other Playpark Inc. competitions
4.4 Rule violations in other tournaments
Heavy rule violations on external Playpark Inc. tournaments may also result in punishments for Playpark Inc. competitions.
5. Prize Money Distribution
All prize money transfers are handled during the event proper or bank transfer. The prize money will only be transferred to the registered team captain. The team captain has to make sure every member of his team will get his adequate percentage of the prize money.
6. International Competition
6.1 All qualified participants who will make it to the Semi Finals of their game’s tournament will be required to secure a valid passport with an expiration date of no less than one year from the start of Playpark All-Stars 2017 and apply for a VISA to Thailand and Korea. This is in anticipation of international competition in Thailand and in Korea.
6.2 Should any of the country representatives fail to complete the requirements to travel and compete in the international tournament, a substitute representative will be allowed to travel provided that he/she completes the requirements and have full endorsements from the team Captain or Manager.
6.3 A maximum of 2 members will be allowed for this substitution process.
Should 3 or more members of the country representative team fail to comply the requirements, the chance to travel and compete internationally will be forfeited and will fall to the next qualified team which is the tournament’s overall runner-up.
6. Legal Process
Legal proceedings are not permitted.
More details about the upcoming legs and tournament details will be released in the following days. Make sure to follow and regularly visit Playpark’s official channels to stay updated:
- Website: www.playpark.com
- Playpark Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/playparkph/
- All-Stars Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/playparkallstars/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPidByrBoG1VnY2Edx6aP9g