General Rules

The teams and the players who have registered for Sri Lanka Cyber Games (SLCG) 2016 are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations at all times. It is the team management and/or the leadership’s responsibility to ensure that all the members of their team understand these rules and follow it.

Participation Rules

SLCG 2016 is open only to applicants born in Sri Lanka or possess Sri Lankan citizenships.

If you are not a Sri Lankan, to take part in SLCG 2016, you need to have resided in Sri Lanka for a minimum period of 6 months (on a Residence Visa or a person studying in a Sri Lankan University or Institute or an employee of a Sri Lankan organisation under a valid permit or documentation). You are required to bring sufficient proof of residence when you are attending SLCG 2016 and expected to keep the same with you during the period of the tournament.

A player is allowed to participate in a qualifier in the area he/she is currently residing in. In an instance where a player is not belonging to a region of all 3 qualifiers, a player may choose the qualifier he/she wishes to participate.

A player can participate only in one qualifier. If a title he/she wishes to participate is not being held in his/her region, he/she may choose a different qualifier to participate for that title.

Audio equipment will not be provided and all participants are required to bring their own headphones.

Game Rules

The rules governing each game can be found on the SLCG 2016 website under each game title. The following rules will override any specific clauses in the game rules, unless otherwise specified.

Pre-match Ready-up (Warm-up) Time

The pre-match ready up time will be 10 minutes in which the participant is required to plug in his/her devices, install drivers (ask for permission first even if its drivers that are already sent to us) and set up configs if he/she is using any.

USB Storage Devices

No USB storage devices should be plugged into any of the tournament PCs under any circumstance. Failure to comply might lead to penalties for the infringing team or player.

Punctuality

Teams must arrive at the venue at least one hour before their match or the start of the tournament.

Match Reschedules and Refunds

The scheduling of matches will be entirely up to the Gamer.LK referees and staff. No match refunds will be provided due to change in schedules or disruptions.

Shoutcasting Setup

All matches played may shoutcasted live and broadcast via Youtube or other streaming platforms. Participants must always wear their headphones during their matches. The live casters will be restricted in their commentary of live game situations, however in any circumstance where the “live cast is heard” by the players it will NOT be stopped and play must carry on. All teams must agree that the casting/game sound might interfere and must acknowledge that it is something they have to work around with and not request for unnecessary pauses and pleadings at the event.

Player Conduct

Dress Code

All players who take part in LAN tournaments are expected to be present with suitable attire and clothing (i.e. not in shorts and slippers). It is encouraged that teams wear their clan tshirts, etc. SLCG 2016 is being held in a venue open to the public. Therefore keep in mind that it is your responsibility to generate a positive image for eSports in Sri Lanka.

PR and Publicity

Players at SLCG 2016 may be called for photoshoots and may have to provide interviews at the event.

Match Area

The match area is defined as the area surrounding any competition machines (PC) that are used during tournament play. During match periods, the only persons allowed in these areas are the participating players, Tournament Staff, Broadcasters and Organizers. No other persons including managers, well-wishers, coaches, etc can remain in the playing area once the warm-up period ends. Non-compliance by any such manager, or coach will be considered as an infringement and at the discretion of the Tournament Staff, be penalized accordingly. Players should not leave the match area during the pauses between games, without the Tournament Staff’s permission. Once a match starts and until it is completed players should remain seated at their terminal at all times.

Team Managers

Managers may be in the match area prior to the end of the warm-up period. They may return between games for up to 5 minutes before the next game in a series. Under no circumstances may a manager be in the match area while a game is being played, including during pauses. If a manager is found in this area or to be communicating with his team during tournament play then the entire team may be disqualified at the discretion of the Tournament Staff.

Tournament PC Setup

Players are expected to inform the Organizers or Tournament Staff via email to [email protected] of any drivers required for the proper usage of their gaming gear in advance to the tournament. All tournament PCs will come installed with TeamSpeak (VoIP software). A local TeamSpeak server will be provided by the organizers for best quality and minimal latency. Any attempt to overclock or in any way alter the default PC configuration for an additional boost in performance is strictly forbidden. Any such attempt will lead to an immediate loss of the current match and can lead to a disqualification from the entire tournament.

Match Configs

Walkovers

A team reserves the right to award a walkover if they are unable to play or have the full team present for a match ONLY during first rounds or the qualifiers of SLCG 2016. Any team that reaches the semifinals or finals of the Grand Finals / Main Event and decides to give a walkover due to whatever reason will be automatically disqualified from the tournament and the next best team will be allowed to play. If in any case, there are two teams who are deemed suitable the choice will be made by way of a coin toss. The disqualified team will not receive any prize money of any percentage and the team will not be allowed to take part in a minimum of one Gamer.LK Ranked Tournament held in the immediate future. This suspension extends to the players of the team that receives this ban.

Indecent Behavior

Swearing or any kind of hostility, racist or any sort of abuse verbal or physical towards another player is strictly prohibited. Please mind your language during matches as much as possible. Players are strictly prohibited to be drunk or under drugs in the match area. Smoking or drinking alcohol in the match area is prohibited.

Sportsmanship

All participants are required to uphold the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship.

Insults, Racial Slurs or Harassment

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for any kind of harassment including but not limited to; demeaning language, threats, hate crimes, intimidation, non-consensual photography or recording, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention as well as statements or verbal exchanges that threatens or expresses contempt of ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, appearance, body size, age, disability and gender identity. Such instances will be penalized. Every participant has to show the needed respect towards other participants, the Organizers, Tournament Staff and Casters. The ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY applies to EVERYONE attending including but not limited to: Attendees, Press, Staff, Sponsors & Guests.

Physical Assaults

Any participant who attacks or physically harms another participant in his team or the opposing team will immediately result in the perpetrator’s team being disqualified from the tournament.

Compete in a Professional Manner

Players are expected to compete in a professional manner. Throwing a match, halting play without cause or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be construed as a violation of player conduct, and will be penalized appropriately.

Property Damage & Theft

In the event of intentional or accidental damages to hardware/property, the person(s) responsible is expected to pay the damages to Gamer.LK. Any attempt to make hardware changes (e.g. unplugging of peripherals without proper consent from the match referees, etc.) and software changes to the computers will be considered as damage to property.

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol and drugs in any form do not belong and are not allowed to be taken into the premises. People intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs/other non-allowed substances will not be allowed on the premises, at any time. People found intoxicated and/or on drugs will be shown off the premises. Smoking is strictly forbidden indoors and is only allowed in designated areas outside. Electronic cigarettes are also not allowed to be used inside the premises.

Report any Harassment or Abuse

We encourage everyone to immediately report any sign of harassment, both to yourself or if you witness it happening to someone else. Report it to a member of the Tournament Staff of Gamer.LK who have tags clearly marked with STAFF on themselves.

Limitations

All the above player conduct restrictions are imposed upon entry from the gate of the Tournament premises (security checkpoint or main entrance gate). Any incidents that take place beyond the premises or during transit may not be covered by these rules and the Tournament Staff or Organizers cannot be held liable for any such incidents either.

Spectator Conduct

Positive Spectator Sportsmanship

Spectators are an important part of the game and at all times, in the spirit of good sportsmanship and favorable spectator involvement, fans are strongly encouraged to be loud, to be proud, but to be POSITIVE and WITH CLASS.

Spectator Responsibility

Spectators shall at all times respect Tournament Staff and players and extend all courtesies to them.

Indecency, Abuse and Harassment

Taunting, foul and abusive language, noisemakers, inflammatory remarks, and disrespectful signs and behavior will not be tolerated.

Ejection of Spectators from the Premises

Any person(s) using inflammatory language and/or displaying inciting actions will be warned by the Tournament Staff that continuation of the activity will result in their ejection from the premises. If the language and/or activity continues, the offending person(s) will be removed. In a particularly flagrant case of inflammatory language and/or inciting action, the offending person(s) may be removed immediately without a warning. The determination of whether certain language is inflammatory and/or action is inciting will be a judgment made by the Tournament Staff and will apply whether the offense is aimed at the tournament participants, Tournament Staff, other spectators, etc.

Indecent signs, Tshirts (clothing) or Noisemakers

Any signs, banners, shirts, noisemakers, etc. deemed inflammatory by the Tournament Staff, or that are in violation of venue policies, will be removed.

Penalties For Breach

Penalties on Player Conduct

Players who are caught swearing or behaving in a hostile manner towards their opponents or staff or spectators will be issued with a warning upon their first infraction. Continued infractions will result in the following: forfeiture of a ban upon the second incident and forfeiture of the match upon the third incident.

Penalties on Unprofessional Behavior

Players who are caught throwing a match, halting play without cause or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be issued with a warning upon their first infraction. Continued infractions will result in the following: forfeiture of a ban upon the second incident and forfeiture of the match upon the third incident.

Liability

No person/s shall hold the Organizers (Gamer.LK, InGame Entertainment), Event Staff (referees), Sponsors and Partners liable in any manner whatsoever for any circumstance or situation arising from or at SLCG 2016 including but not limited to acts beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, terrorist activities or national emergency, accident, fire, lightning, riot, civil commotion, explosions, strikes, lockouts, industrial disputes or epidemics.

Disclaimer

The Organizers (Gamer.LK, InGame Entertainment), Event Staff (referees), Sponsors and Partners will not be responsible for:
– Any late, lost or distorted registrations
– Any loss of hardware peripherals, personal belongings (including but not limited to mobile telephones, laptops, hard disks, pen drives) and/or liveware
– Telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures
– Any contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the Organizer’s control
The Organizers reserves the right to deny entry to SLCG 2016 to anyone who violates the event rules.