play ESL One Mumbai 2019 European Open Qualifier

Last change: 15.05.2019 14:51

These are the rules for the ESL One Mumbai 2019 European Open Qualifier. We make every effort to ensure the rules are complete and up to date but this may not always be the case. You should also check the Info Page and News for additions, exceptions and modifications that may apply. The rules are a guideline and the decisions by admins may differ from them depending on the circumstances. If you have any questions about the rules, please write a support ticket.

1. ESL One Mumbai 2019 European Open Qualifier Rules

1.1. Registration

  • The tournament is limited to 512 teams on check-in
  • An organization/group can only have 1 team participating in the qualifiers
  • Only teams belonging to the countries shown above are eligible to participate in this tournament.
  • In a multiregional team, 3 out of 5 players need to be part of the region you are signing-up for (in a team of 3 European players and 2 American players, the team will only be able to participate in the European qualifier).
  • Sign-ups will be reviewed by the administration team before being accepted to prevent cases where teams try to overrule this requirement.

1.2. Tournament

  • Format: Single Elimination, Best of One until Ro4, Best of Three on Ro4

1.3. Game Version

The game version must be "Dota 2".

1.4. Lobby

A lobby will be automatically created by the ESL Dota 2 Game Integration system. All team members will be invited for that lobby and will be able to join. The lobby information will also be available in the match page (click in your opponent team name in the tournament widget found on the right side of the page, or access the match page via "Path View" tab) in case the invite fails or a player rejects the invite by mistake. The system automatically kicks any players that joins the lobby and do not belong to the ESL team.

1.4.1. Lobby Settings

Lobby settings are automatically set by the system. If the system is not working and a lobby needs to be manually created, the lobby must have the following settings:

General Lobby Settings:
  • Game Name: Team A vs Team B (change it according to the team names)
  • Game Mode: Captains Mode
  • Lobby Password: Mandatory ¹
  • Server Location: Luxembourg
  • Lobby Visibility: Public
  • Enable Cheats: OFF
Advanced Lobby Settings:
  • Selection Priority: Automatic (coin toss)
  • Penalty-Radiant: No Penalty
  • Penalty-Dire: No Penalty
  • League: None
  • Spectators: Disabled**
  • Dota TV Delay: 5 Minutes
  • Pausing: Unlimited
  • Series Type: No Series
  • Fill empty slots with bots: OFF

¹ Share it with your opponent so they can find the lobby ¹¹ Due to an ingame bug which does not allow lobbies without a league set from being generated with a 5 minute delay, spectators are not available in these qualifiers to prevent ward snipping.

2. Match Rules

2.1. Starting the Game

The game will start once both teams are present in the round. The only exception to this rule is matches being played after day 2 of the qualifier. You can check your game schedule in the tournament widget on the right side of the page, or the full schedule in the Info page of the tournament.

2.2. Server

The server is by default Luxembourg.

2.3. Failure to appear / No Show

Each team has 15 minutes to show up to a match. (Match date +15 minutes). Showing up after 15 minutes result in a default loss. The team that is waiting must open a protest ticket in order to request the default win. Please keep in mind, if a team or player did show up in time, but needs to leave the lobby to sort an issue, it does not count as a no show if he's not back after match date + 15 minutes. Abuse of this exception will lead into a default loss of the match. Open a protest ticket if you feel that the team is abusing this rule.

2.4. Game preparations

Please resolve any problems that might occur before a match starts. Connection or Hardware Problems during a match could lead into a disqualification by ESL admins.

  • Agreements between the teams/players need to be posted as match comments.
  • Make sure the match is played with the right lobby settings.
  • Make sure all players are eligible to play. In team games, all players must be registered in their corresponding team. The usage of a team foreign player can lead into (a) warning. (b) disqualification. (c) 2-6 penalty points (d) rematch, depending on the case. An ESL admin will take further actions if there is a standin suspicion.

2.4.1. Game Account (Steam ID)

All players must have an updated Dota 2 Steam ID added to his ESL account. A wrong, missing or outdated Dota 2 Steam ID in the ESL Player Account will cause the player to not be able to join the ingame lobby.

2.4.2. Lobby Host

The lobby will be created by the ESL Dota 2 Game Integration system. All team members will be invited for that lobby and will be able to join. The lobby information will also be available in the match page (click in your opponent team name in the tournament widget found on the right side of the page, or access the match page via "Path View" tab) in case the invite fails or a player rejects the invite by mistake. If there are issues with the system, the lobby host can be any player that is part of one of the teams. Please follow the "Lobby Settings" and the rules stated on the "Game mode" tab above.

2.4.3. Player Change

You are not allowed to change a player after the start of a match. All players must be part of the ESL Team.

2.4.4. Standins

The use of standins on cups is allowed. All players must be registered on ESL and assigned to the team they are playing for (including standins). Not fulfilling this rule can lead into disqualification.

2.5. Ingame

2.5.1. Number of players

Number of players must be 5 for each team. A team missing a player will get a default loss.

2.5.2. Player drops

There is a total waiting time of 10 minutes per game to wait for player drops per team.

2.5.3. Pause Rule

It is forbidden to pause a game for no reason. After you pause a game you must say in all chat the reason of the pause. In the same game, the total pause time can't be longer than 10 minutes (if a team pause the game for 3 minutes and later pause it again for 7, they can't pause anymore, unless the opponents agree with it).

  • A pause shouldn't be longer than 5 minutes. In the case a longer pause being needed, the opponent or an ESL admin has to agree it, otherwise the match continues.
  • To unpause a game is only allowed if both teams agree to it in all chat or a pause lasted longer as 5 minutes and no further agreements were made.
  • Abuse of the pause will lead to a disqualification. Screenshots of proof and the demo of the game must be uploaded into the match.

2.5.4. DDOS

If a player drop or is lagging duo to a DDOS attack, the Pause Rule and the Player Drops rule is applied. There are no exceptions for DDOS attacks. It's the players responsibility to protect himself against DDOS attacks.

2.5.5. Rematch

If there is a technical problem that requires a rematch, please contact an admin via protest ticket.

2.5.6. Rematch Rules

  • A match has to be played with the same picks (it can be created using the All Pick mode).

2.5.7. Abortion of a match

You can abort a match by typing "gg" (without the "") in all chat. The match will end and the team that typed "gg" will recieve a loss.

2.5.8. Results

Results are automatically added by the ESL Dota 2 Game Integration system. In case the system is not working properly, both participants are responsible to enter the correct result. Results must be submitted after all games have been played. If anything is unclear, participants should have screenshots and the required replay files available to verify the result and file a protest.

2.5.9. Screenshots

We highly recommend the teams to take a screenshot of the match result after every game. In case there is a protest ticket or a dispute after the game, screenshots can and will be used to solve the problems.

2.5.10. Communication & Support

Please use match chat, located on the bottom right hand side of your screen or submit a support/protest ticket for any assistance during the cup.

2.5.11. Match Media

All match media (screenshots, demos, etc) must be kept for at least 14 days. In general, you should upload the match media from a match to the match info page as soon as possible. Faking or manipulating match media is forbidden and will result in severe penalties. Match media should be named clearly based on what it is. It is not possible to file a protest or write a support ticket to complain about bad match media naming. However, if an admin is hindered in their work because of bad match media names then it can be punished.

2.6. Illegal Actions

Any actions that result in an unfair advantage are illegal. This includes bug abuse and scripts.

2.7. Spectators

Spectators inside the Lobby are forbidden (such as coach's, managers or casters). Only official ESL Casters or Admins are allowed. In case there is a caster allowed in the match, an admin will reach out to both teams and notify them about it.

2.7.1. Casting

Casting an ESL match is only allowed with an ESL admin agreement. To get an agreement please write a Support ticket.

2.7.2. Personal Streaming

Personal Streaming is allowed.

3. Penalty Point Catalogue

In general, a player and the team can receive up to 6 penalty points per match, unless a single violation has a higher punishment. A team is only punished once per violation, regardless of how many players. Where a player or team receives penalty points for multiple violations, the penalty points are added together.

Rule violation Number of penalty points
No show1 Team: 3; Player: 2
Reject compulsory challenge Normal: 1
Intense (top 10): 2
Abort match Player / Team: 2
Use of ineligible player
Inactive barrage Player / Team: 3
Barraged Player / Team: 6
Unregistered player Player / Team: 3
Missing Premium (where required) Player / Team: 3
Missing Trusted (where required) Player / Team: 3
Ringer/Faker Player / Team: 6
Playing with wrong gameaccount Player / Team: 3
Playing without a registered gameaccount Player / Team: 3
Unsportsmanlike behaviour
Multiple/Fake accounts Warning / 1-4 penalty points
Deception Player / Team: 1 - 4
Fake result Player / Team: 4
Fake match media Player / Team: 6
Fake match Player / Team: 6
Cheating Player: 12 / Team: 6
1In cup and league matches default wins are given instead of a match deletion and penalty points.

Matches get only deleted if the team/player violating the rules won the match.