Rules

play Hearthstone Open Last Hero Standing Ladder 1on1 Europe

Last change: 07.07.2019 23:00

These are the rules for the Hearthstone Open Last Hero Standing 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. General Ladder Rules

1.1. Challenging

In a ladder, any participant may challenge another. 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 15 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, is the no show time 10 minutes.

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: (a) Entering results for matches that have not been played (b) Allowing players to play that are barred because of penalty points, or are barred in the league due to a ban (c) Allowing players to play that in leagues with premium requirement that are barred for not having Premium

2. Ladder Mode

2.1. Last Hero Standing

This are the rules for the Hearthstone Last Hero Standing EU Ladder:
Play mode: Best of Three - Last Hero Standing (No Ban)
Before the game, each player must declare three different heroes, no restrictions
Please use http://www.deckselect.eu for the deck draft ( 3 decks 0 ban)
Winner must keep their hero & deck for the next game, loser must use a previously unused hero & deck
In case a player disconnects, counts the round as lost for the guy who disconnected
Max. Pause time: 5 minutes.

2.2. Conquest

This are the rules for the Hearthstone Conquest EU Ladder:
Play mode: Best of Five - Conquest with one ban
Before the game, each player must declare four different heroes, no restrictions
Please use http://www.deckselect.eu for the deck draft ( 4 decks 1 ban)
Winner must change their hero & deck for the next game, loser can keep his deck or use a previously unused hero & deck
In case a player disconnects, counts the round as lost for the guy who disconnected
Max. Pause time: 5 minutes.

3. No show

If your opponent is not present 15 minutes after the matchdate, you have to write that in the matchcomments and contact an admin in the cupchat. This is the fastest way to get your match checked, as the admins can not check all matches of a tournament manually.

4. Match Breakup

Every player is responsible of his internet connection and hardware-software environment. Leaving a server on purpose is not allowed and leads to a round loss.

5. Spectators

Spectators in the Lobby are allowed only if both players agree. Exception to this rule are the ESL tournament admins and people that are explicitly allowed to spectate by a tournament admin (e.g. shout casters or streamers). It can't be refused to invite an official ESL caster ( e.g. ESL TV ), if an ESL tournament admin asks you for an invite.

Players should only allow spectators in a Lobby they trust. It is not allowed to protest after a match is played to complain about spectators that were allowed in the game.

5.1. Casting

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

5.2. Personal Streaming

Personal Streaming is always allowed if ESL TV is not casting a match. If ESL TV is casting a match, personal streaming not allowed without an admin agreement. Personal Streaming of a match shown by ESL TV, without permission from am ESL admin, can lead into a disqualification of the team or ban of the streaming player in the tournament.