NBA 2K19 (PS4) 1on1 Open Cup #30 North America

Last change: 18.04.2019 14:03

These are the rules for the NBA 2K19 (PS4) 1on1 Open Cup #30 North America. 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

1.1. Admins and Referees

All participants in the ESL NBA ladders, leagues and cups must adhere to the decisions and rules of ESL staff members. All decisions are final, except in cases where the option to appeal is clearly stated.

Conversations, either verbal or written, between tournament operators, admins, or referees, and NBA participants are confidential. Publicly posting or sharing these conversations with outside parties is strictly forbidden, unless permission is obtained.

1.2. Game Account

All ESL NBA players are responsible to make sure their current Game ID is registered correctly on their ESL account. The Game ID had to be valid, in terms of correct spelling, spaces and other characters being exactly as used during the games. If a Game ID appears to be wrong, missing, outdated or not owned by the player it can lead into (1) Warning (2) 1-4 Penalty points, and team disqualification depending on the case. The decision is made by the ESL admins responsible for the tournament, but a simple mismatch does not result in disqualification, but the ESL admin may request the player to update as soon as it’s known. ESL admins will take further actions if the case is gameaccount sharing or fake account suspicion.

1.3. Game settings

  • Format: Swiss-system
  • Number of rounds: 5
  • Elimination: After 2 losses
  • Exhaustion: On
  • Difficulty: Pro
  • Game style: Default
  • Time limit: 5 minutes per quarter
  • Controls: All
  • Gamespeed: Normal
  • Teams: Allstar teams, Alltime teams & History teams are forbidden

1.4. 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.

1.4.1. Screenshots

Both participants are responsible that screenshots of the match result are uploaded at the end of the match. The screenshots must contain the teams in the correct side, as it is explained in the "Match creation" point. 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.

1.5. Match rules

1.5.1. Play Modes

The matches are played with the game mode as written on the tournament’s info page.

1.5.2. Match creation

The team with the higher seed (lower number) will be the hosting team. The hosting team will be responsible for setting up the game lobby, with the above settings, and inviting the opposing team. The hosting team will also have the "Home Team" in the match. Remember that the "Home Team" is the team from the right.

1.5.3. Failure to appear/Noshow

Each player has 15 minutes to show up to a match. (Match date +15 minutes). Please always enter that your opponent did not show up in the result sheet and upload a screenshot of your lobby. Please also take care, that an official clock is visible on the screenshot. When choosing this option, the remaining result panels should be left blank. The penalties will be given only if the player creates a protest after the match, within a maximum of 10 minutes after the last game has ended.

1.5.4. Connection problems

If a player disconnects from the game after 10 minutes have passed, that player will automatically lose the game. Nevertheless, if dropped out before those 10 minutes, the game has to be continued from where stopped. Take screenshots if this case happens, otherwise the Admin team won't know the truth.

1.5.5. Technical issues

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.

1.5.6. Communication

Agreements between the teams/players have to be posted as match comments In case of chat lobby agreements, always take a screenshot.

1.5.7. Match setting

Make sure the match is played with the right game settings and game mode, according to the listed tournament info.

1.5.8. Ringer / Faker

It is not allowed to have another person play from your account during an ESL match. In case of suspicion leading to proof of it, player and team will be punished according to the Penalty Points section, under the ruling Ringer / Faker. Punishment includes direct disqualification, and if match ended the win will be granted to the opponent Player / Team.

1.6. In Game Rules

1.6.1. Insults / Harassment

The players are obligated to maintain a professional behavior when playing the ESL match. In cases of insults and harassment of the opponent team, a support ticket can be send in order to punish the offender.

  • Support ticket has to contain a clear screenshot of the insult and the offender’s ESL account or Game ID.
  • A matchlink for where it happened is a must in the ticket, to provide enough information to the Insult Squad, for them to build the case.

1.7. Illegal actions

Any player not following the rules of fairplay, will be seen as conducting unsportsmanlike behavior, and will be punished according to our ruleset.

1.7.1. Deception

The attempt to deceive admins or other players with wrong or fake statements, information, media or data will not be tolerated.

1.7.2. Fake Result

For every tournament players shall not give wrong information regarding the match result, nor manually click in a fake result. Faking the match result is punishable.

1.7.3. Fake Match Media

Players shall not upload fake match media, that can be used to fake an advantage towards the opponent team. Faking match media results in punishment according to the Penalty Points section in this ruleset.

1.7.4. Cheating:

All forms of cheating in ESL matches are forbidden and will be punished according to the Penalty Points section, the admin responsible holds the right to punish a player to full extent of the rules, if the cheating contains:

  • Usage of unauthorized offenses, such as in game bugs/glitches.
  • Abusing in game mechanics for unsportsmanlike conducts (No Fairplay)

Players that are found cheating outside of the ESL, can be facing a barrage from playing any tournament on the ESL site, depending on the case and the available evidence. The Admin responsible for the case, has the final decision.

1.8. 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 / 1-3 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.