Rules

play FIFA 17 (PC) Open Ladder 1on1 Europe

Last change: 16.07.2019 03:28

These are the rules for the FIFA 17 (PC) Open Ladder 1on1 Europe. 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. Ladder Rules

1.1. Challenging

In a ladder any participant may challenge any other. The challenge may be refused by the challenged if they choose. In ladders with more than 20 participants compulsory challenges are activated. If a participant is within 20 places above the challenging participants the refusal will be punished with one penalty point. If both participants are in the top 10 then the refusal will be punished with 2 penalty points.

A challenging participant from the newcomer pool (unranked) is considered as being at the bottom of the ladder, therefore the 20 participants ranked last in the ladder would be punished for rejecting a challenge.

Participants that have more than 5 outstanding challenges in a ladder, no matter if the matches are confirmed or not, may not take on any further challenges. This is scripted into the ESL system and cannot be changed.

1.2. No show

If your opponent does not show after 20 minutes, you must enter the result as your opponent did not appear in time. Do not enter a default win for yourself.

In Instant Challenger matches the no show time is 10 minutes.
In A-Series & cups the no-show time is set to 15minutes.

1.2.1. Final Score

Only the score which was reached after 90 minutes (+stoppage time) is official. A draw is a draw. Overtimes and penalty shoot-outs are not part of an ESL game. Only goals which Fifa detects as goals count as goals. If you miss and Fifa says it's a goal, then it counts.

1.3. Agreements

Certain agreements between participants are allowed to slightly differ from the ESL rules. Agreements that differ greatly from ESL rules are however not allowed. Please note that the ESL rules were made to ensure a fair match for all participants. You are not allowed to file a protest after the match if you think that the agreements made before the match in the end resulted in a disadvantage for your or your team.

Rules that can be changed with agreements are explicitly stated. Rules that do not explicitly state they can be changed by agreement, cannot have agreements made.

All arrangements between participants, made in addition to the ESL rules have to be written down in the match comments. The other participant has to confirm the arrangements also in the comments. To avoid abuse of the edit function, a third comment must be written.

Please also keep screenshots and/or logfiles of your arrangements. If you do not fulfil these requirements, any protests or supports concerning arrangements will be rejected.

The following rules may never be changed by arrangement: - Entering results for matches that have not been played - Allowing players to play that are barred because of penalty points, or are barred in the league due to a ban - Allowing players to play that in leagues with premium requirement that are barred for not having Premium

2. Matchmedia

All match media (screenshots, demos, etc) must be kept for at least 15 days. In general, you should upload the match media from a match to the match page as soon as possible. Faking or manipulating match media is of course 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 for.

2.1. Screenshots

You have to upload one roundscreenshot per played round and where necessary a screenshot which is showing the gamesettings.Both contestants are responsible for uploading this matchmedia. You have 24 hours (during cups 15 minutes) to upload the matchmedia after your match has ended.

If it is not possible to create a Screenshot via "Print Screen key", you have to use an additional tool. We recommend Fraps or ESL Wire to create the screenshots. All players are obligated to upload a final screenshot of the result, both players are responsible for it.

These screenshots are valid screenshot:

Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 Screenshot 3

Notes: If you’re not able to take a screenshot by pressing the “print key”, you have to use an additional tool. Our recommendation is Fraps in order to take the screenshots.

3. Settings

All players are liable to follow the giving settings. Different agreements are not allowed!

3.1. Game settings

Matches have to be played through the Online Friendlies with the following settings:

  • Half length: 6 minutes
  • Controls: Any
  • Game Speed: Normal
  • Squad Type: Online

3.2. Programs

Changes on the game graphics or texture using graphics card drivers, other tools for graphic configuration or programs of this art are forbidden. You can use any program, if it has no effect on the game (voice programs, server administration tools). All other programs are forbidden (including cheats or patch to change the scorecenter or add teams).

3.3. Custom Formations

1. All players are obligated to use the predetermined Formations from EA. Using a self created formations is strictly forbidden!
2. Not following this rule will be punished with one (1) penality point. In addition, the match will be deleted if the winner used a custom formations.

3.4. EA squad

Every player has to use the EA squads (Online squads). Using a custom made squad is forbidden! Not following this rule will result in a disqualification. In addition, the match will be rated as Default Loss if the winner used a custom formations.

4. Match rules

4.1. About red cards

If a player has players with a red card the connection is lost, get back in the game and make it so that the same players that had red cards get them again and continue to play from there.

4.2. Matchstart

To start a match you will need to add your opponent on Origin, then invite your opponent via online friendlies using the correct settings.

4.3. Lags

If you experience lag in your match, record your evidence of the lag, leave your match and open a protest with your evidence. Please note that you must leave the match before any goals or red cards have been awarded.

4.4. Bugs

Using the following bugs is strictly forbidden. If any unmentioned bugs will become used, an Admin will decide if a penalty is needed or not.

4.4.1. Known Bugs

Modifying your team in order to have better capacities for your players (which means grow your player to 99) will be punish with 6 Penalty points and 1month ban from the league where you used this bug.
For Team-Ladder, the punishement will be given to the team and the player(s).

4.5. Gameaccount

For competing in FIFA an Online Account is mandatory. This account has to become entered on your Profil and isnt allowed to get changed. This entry has to be done via the command center below Gameaccounts. Without an entered account, you're not able to compete. For adding it into your profile, you've to add it via Cup Widget on the right hand side next to the Sign up button.

4.5.1. Arrangements

Certain arrangements between the teams/players are allowed. These arrangements may slightly differ from the ESL rules. Arrangements that differ greatly from the set of rules are however not allowed. Please note that the ESL rules were made to guarantee the same advantages/disadvantages for all teams. You are not allowed to file a protest after the match if you think that the agreements made before the match in the end resulted in a disadvantage for you or your team.

All arrangements between teams in addition to the ESL rules have to be written down in the match comments. The other team has to confirm those arrangements in the comments. To avoid an abuse of the edit function, a third comment has to be written.

Please do also keep screenshots and/or logfiles of your arrangements. If you do not fulfill these restrictions, any protests or supports concerning those arrangements will be rejected.

4.6. Not allowed countries

When you have many problems with a country because the connection, please open a protestticket & upload a proof.

5. 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
General
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.