Rules

play FIFA 18 (PS4) Open Ladder 1on1 Europe

Last change: 30.07.2019 15:10

These are the rules for the FIFA 18 (PS4) 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.

1.3. 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.

1.4. 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. Match media

All match media (screenshots and videos) must be kept for at least 15 days. In general, you should upload the match media from a match as soon as possible. Faking or manipulating match media is of course forbidden and will result in severe penalties.

2.1. Screenshots

Both participants are responsible that screenshots of the match result are uploaded at the end of the match. The screenshots must contain the nickname of both participants and the match result. Also, we recommend that players take screenshots of disputable situations (such as Disconnects, Game Settings problems, etc.). These screenshots can and will be used as evidence in case of a dispute. You can take a screenshot by holding down the “Share” button in your controller. Here are 2 examples of a valid screenshot of the game result: Screenshot 1 and Screenshot 2

3. Settings

All players are subject to follow the following settings. Game settings agreements are not allowed.

3.1. Lobby

You can create a match via the Online Friendlies option in the "Play" menu using the following settings

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

3.2. Team Selection

The participants are allowed to play with any team available in the game.

3.3. Custom Formations

All participants must use the preset EA Formations. Using a self-created one will lead into a one (1) penalty point and a default loss of the match.

4. Match rules

4.1. Match Start

Follow these steps to start the match:

  1. Add opponent to friends list
  2. Go to the online tab
  3. Select 'Online Friendlies'
  4. Select the 'Lobby' settings found in point 3.1.
  5. Invite your opponent
  6. Start the match

4.2. Connection Issues

If you experience connection issues in your match, please record this, 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.

4.3. About red cards

If there is a connection loss and the match has to be continued, then the same players that had a red card before have to get them again. Only then the match can be continued.

4.4. Bugs

The exploit of bugs is forbidden. If any other bugs not mentioned below are used, a protest ticket must be open. An admin will decide whether a punishment is necessary.

4.4.1. Known Bugs

Modifying the rating of a player (for example, change the rating to 99) is punishable with six (6) penalty points and one (1) month tournament ban.

4.5. Gameaccount

In order to participate in the league you must register your PSN ID to your ESL account.

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.