play Warface FFA Fun Cup #1 Asia

Last change: 01.08.2018 14:20

These are the rules for the Warface FFA Fun Cup #1 Asia. 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. Restrictions

1.1. Players Eligibility

Only Asian players are allowed to participate in this competition. If a player suspects a player not to be in Asia, they must say so in their forum group.

Players from Turkey are not allowed to participate in this competition, as they have their own section here.
Players from Europe are not allowed to participate in this competition, as they have their own section here.

All players must be Rank 20 or higher in order to be able to play in this competition.

1.1.1. Gameaccounts

All players that play in the tournament must have a valid gameaccount entered in their ESL Play account. You can find out how to do so here. We only give out the prizes once, to the gameaccount linked to the winners' ESL accounts, and they are case sensitive and all special characters must be 100% correct or you may not receive your prizes. There is no chance to change the transaction after we have processed your prize request.

1.2. FFA matches

All matches are hosted with our Free For All Manager. Once the cup has started, you need to visit the page of the cup and click on your match to find out who you are playing against. You also have access to your match chat with every other participant. Make sure to join the match-chat, determine the host with the other players, as well as the name of the game and its channel. If you have any question, do not hesitate to ask them on our Discord server or to submit a ticket.

Once all Qualifier groups are finished, the top players of each group will play in the Semi Finals. After all Semi Finals are finished, the top 6 players of each Semi Final group will fight in the Finals for the prizes! If you have any questions about this system, please open a support ticket.
Players can change their classes mid-game without any restrictions. The most important factor to determine the winner is not the number of points used by the game but the number of kills. If there is a draw, the number of points will be used.

1.3. Room settings

  • Allow contacts to join: enabled (The host is responsible that the correct players are in the lobby!)
  • Allow free join: disabled
  • Enemy outlines: disabled
  • Room size: Number of players
  • High Latency Kick: disabled
  • Room must be created on Europe server with HK location (Select HK region from launcher)
  • Admin spectator: check ESL chat for request (allowing admin spectator is mandatory!)

1.4. Weapon, Outfit and Equipment

NOT ALLOWED actions, equipments and items for all classes:

  • All crown weapons and items;
  • All automatic and semiautomatic sniper rifles;
  • Anti-personnel mines, Knockback grenades, country-themed smoke grenades, all smoke grenades except the blue one, under-barrel grenade launchers;
  • Custom skins that conceal character’s equipped items;
  • Seasonal items;
  • Warlord set items, including helmets, vests, gloves and boots;
  • Atlas gloves and boots;
  • Absolute Power gloves and boots;
  • Golden version of items or weapons;
  • Open Cup helmets (2015)
  • All gear protecting from the one-shot takedowns;
  • All items with health/armor regeneration (excluding those mentioned below)

Allowed items, with health/armor regeneration:

  • ‘Open Cup: Spring-2017’ helmets;
  • Atlas of War helmets
  • Atlas of War vest

ALLOWED, everything which is not mentioned in the not allowed list above.

1.4.1. Penalties

In general we will punish the use of a wrong equipment/action/outfit and miscellaneous as following:

  • 1. time, warning to the player
  • 2. time, within 14 days will result in a disqualification

In case of heavy rules violation concerning weapons/equipment/outfits/miscellaneous it's up to the admin to apply different sanctions.

2. Cup

2.1. General

All Matches are played in Bo1 (best of one). The maps are decided using our pick-ban method, available on the match page. Starting sides should be the same as displayed in the respective match page, unless both teams agree otherwise. Room settings have to be set to 11 rounds, there is no side switch.

The maps are decided a few days before the cup through a vote in our forums.

2.2. Map Pool

  • Bunker
  • Downtown
  • Forest
  • Motel
  • Train
  • Widestreet

2.3. Tickets

Protests as well as support tickets have to be filled in immediately. Late tickets may be rejected because of this reason.

2.4. Matches

Note that the correct room settings & game accounts have to be met before the game has started! The host is responsible that the settings are correct. If this not the case, the host may receive a penalty.

2.4.1. No-show

The forums groups are announced at around 15:10 CEST. The lobby must start at 15:30 CEST the latest. All players that haven't joined the lobby by that time will be disqualified.

2.4.2. Player drops

If a player drops during a round, he will lose the round and will therefore be excluded from the tournament. The round will continue normally.

2.4.3. Matchmedia

The host is responsible to take and upload the screenshot of the result to the forums right after the match. If he fails to do so he may receive a penalty. We recommend all players to take a screenshot in case the host doesn't provide one.

2.5. Other important rules

  • Any kinds of broadcasts such as streaming are in general allowed, but the delay must be set to 90 seconds or higher.
  • If you are streaming the cup, please let us know through a support ticket or through our Social Media accounts.

3. Illegal actions

Any actions that result in an unfair advantage are illegal. This includes bug using of any kind and the following actions. If you do have questions about legal/illegal positions, please write a support ticket!

3.1. Fakers / Ringers

A ringer is a player who is playing a match for another player (i.g. with a shared account). In special cases there may be barrages up to four weeks. Fakes are matches which haven't been played correctly (e.g. a match has been lost on purpose to gain the opponent more points). Such actions are illegal and will lead to penalties.

3.2. Cheating

The use of any cheat is illegal.

3.2.1. Cheating in the Cup

If a player participating in the Cup gets caught cheating this will result in a disqualification for the team. That means all matches are deleted. Same applies to teams with cheater fakeaccounts.

3.3. Bugs

The use of any bug is illegal.

3.4. Ping

We know that people around the globe have different internet connection quality. This means every team and player must respect those who have a higher ping. In this case we have to appeal to the sportsmanship and fairness of the players and teams. With that said, inducing lag (increasing latency on purpose) is not allowed. Using any tools of any kind to induce a ping increase is not allowed. Players may request a background check via a support ticket after a match, if they have evidence to back it up.

3.5. VPN

The usage of a VPN to reduce the ping is tolerated, however using a VPN to increase one's ping is strictly forbidden. The Admin Team may request evidence from a player using VPN that it is not done for malicious purposes.

4. Penalty points

In all situations in which this overview does not provide data, the admin can make a decision. If the admin feels the situation needs more or less penalty points than in this overview, it's the right of the admin to do so if (s)he can provide sufficient reasons. In addition to or instead of the penalty points, the admin can decide to have the match replayed or give a win to the opposite team.

In general, a player can receive up to 6 penalty points, and a team up to 4 penalty points per match, unless a single violation has a higher punishment.

5. Modifications

The ESL Administration reserves the right to change or modify these rules and, in special cases, make decisions not covered by these rules to preserve the spirit of fair competition and sportsmanship.

6. 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.