QC 1on1 Open Ladder Europe

Last change: 16.10.2019 22:42

These are the rules for the QC 1on1 Open Ladder 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 Rules

*ESL reserves the right to make any changes to these rules at any time for any reason. Players are responsible for understanding and operating on the latest version of these rules at all times.*

1.1. Game Accounts

Every playing member must have their game accounts entered in their ESL member profile. This is including but not limited to their ID for Quake Champions.

1.1.1. Playing With Wrong Game Accounts

It is not allowed to play with a different game account than the one given in the ESL profile. An incorrect game account may lead to a barrage for the player.

1.2. Player Names

ESL reserves the right to edit Nicknames and/or URL aliases. Player names that are too similar to that of another player are subject to be changed by ESL. For more information on player names, please refer to the ESL Global Ruleset section 3.1.2. “Nicknames, Team Names and URL Aliases”.

1.3. Player Disconnects

If a player disconnects at any point in the match, he will lose the entire map. The disconnected player is allowed to re-join as soon as he is able and continue the match. If the disconnected player takes more than 15 minutes to return to the match, the victory will be granted to his opponent.

1.4. Abandoning / Forfeit

In the event a player is online, has played at least 1 round but it is not responding within 15 minutes to any of the contact ways that we have on ESL Play (Chat, Protest ticket or Personal Message), the player will receive a default loss for the remaining rounds.

  • Note: please keep in mind that the opponent or the admin are not forced to contact you through all ways

1.5. Admins & Official Streamers

Admins and/or official streamers are always allowed to join any battle played in ESL competitions to spectate. If an admin or an official streamer asks you to invite him to the lobby in an ESL competition, you have to do it.

If you refuse to invite the admin and/or the broadcaster, the following penalties will be given out:

  • the first time it happens, a warning will be given to the player.
  • the second time it happens, 1 week ban from the ladder and 4 penalty points for the player
  • the third time it happens, 1 month ban from the ladder and 1 month ban from all ESL competitions for the player

2. Game Rules

2.1. Game Settings

  • Best of 3
  • Game type: Duel
  • Win condition: Best of 5
  • Frag Limit Per Round: 3
  • Time limit per round: 5 Minutes

2.2. Map list

The mappool consists of the following maps:

  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Awoken
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Molten Falls

2.3. Map & Champion Picks

2.3.1. Bo3

  • Lower seed bans the first Champion from the match

(Neither player can choose this Champion for all maps)

  • Higher seed bans the second Champion from the match

(Neither player can choose this Champion for all maps)

  • Higher seed chooses the first map to be played in the set.
  • Lower seed chooses the second map to be played in the set.
  • Higher seed removes a map from the remaining five maps.
  • Lower seed removes a map from the remaining four maps.
  • Higher seed removes a map from the remaining three maps.
  • Lower seed removes a map from the remaining two maps.
  • Final map left in the pool is the third map in the set.

3. Match Procedure

3.1. Hosting

The lobby host is responsible for ensuring that all settings are correct. The lobby host is responsible for taking screenshots to provide as proof in the event of a setting dispute.

The host may take up to 5 minutes to set up the match between games. Failure to create and start the game with the correct settings will result in a forfeit of that map.

Map 1: Player on the left side of the match page must host
Map 2: Player on the right side of the match page must host
Map 3: Player on the left side of the match page must host

3.2. Delays & Forfeits

Players must be online and ready to play at the designated match start time. “Ready to play” means that the player must be present and ready to begin the game within 15 minutes after the official match time. If a participant is not ready to play 15 minutes after the scheduled match time, please submit a protest ticket. This is the fastest way to get your match checked to move on to the next round. In case the bracket is already behind the schedule the 15 minutes counter starts as soon as the match is available. If you're unable to join a lobby due to technical difficulties with the game, please notify the opposing player immediately and inform him that you are attempting to connect. If problems arise, please submit a support ticket.

3.3. Match Reporting

Players are responsible for taking a screen capture of the results to be used as valid proof in the event of a protest. Following the match, both players are expected to enter the match score. The score should be entered as numerical values where one win equals one point. For example, if a player wins 2 games and loses 1 game, the score submitted should be “2” and “1” with the numbers being entered into the respective boxes.

Results must be reported by both players within 10 minutes after the match. If a player does not dispute match results within 10 minutes after completion of the match, the submitted results will be locked in. If results are submitted incorrectly, submit a ticket immediately.

3.4. Match Disputes

If there are any irregularities in the submitted scores, contact administration via protest with valid proof. Match protests must include media evidence clearly showing the results of the match/series.

3.5. 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.

3.5.1. Screenshots

A screenshot of the on-screen results must be made of every game that is played. The screenshots must be uploaded onto the page with the match details as soon as possible after the game has ended. One screenshot showing each result (e.g. per each round) is needed and can be uploaded by either the winners or the losers.

4. Penalty point catalogue

4.1. 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.