PUBG Maldives Championship Contender Series

Overview

Game
PUBG
Mobile
Format
Teams of 4
Date & Time
--
Registrations
Closed

About this tournament

The first qualifiers for the PUBG Mobile Maldives Championships is going live! Participate and stand a chance to win and get a slot in the Championships!

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E2S GAMING GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES


The rules listed on this page are applicable to ALL E2S GAMING tournaments and tournaments organized by E2S GAMING as a strategic partner. These general rules apply across the gaming titles listed to all teams, players, managers and spectators who register or attend the tournament.


These rules will override any specific clauses in the game rules, unless otherwise specified. For tournaments organized by E2S GAMING as a strategic partner, organizers will NOT be allowed to overrule or change any of these rules without E2S GAMING’s prior written approval.


Any rules specific to a tournament will be listed on the specific web page and will override any specific related rules mentioned here.


PARTICIPATION RULES

Equipment 

For PC games, players may bring their own peripherals (keyboard, mouse, mousepad) with long enough cables and any necessary adapters.

PS2 keyboards will not be supported.

For mobile games, players are expected to bring their own phones and peripherals (headsets, battery packs, etc).

For console games, players must bring their own headphones. 

Audio equipment will not be provided and all players are required to bring their own headphones with long enough cables.

Team Names

Team names will not be changed after registrations are closed and the draw is published.

If a team name changes after the tournament is over, please inform us on [email protected] or their ranking will not be retained.

Names – Team Names, Player Aliases

A team or player’s name, icon, profile picture or logo may not contain any of the following:

– profanities,

– obscene or vulgar language,

– racist, anti-Semitic or inciting hatred

– gang affiliation,

– drugs,

– sexual material,

– offensive material,

– slander of E2S Gaming or it’s administration, partners or sponsors.

Using alternative spelling, gibberish or wrong spelling in order to avoid the requirements mentioned above is forbidden. Players or teams will not be allowed to take part.

Account Sharing

Account sharing in online tournaments across all games is strictly prohibited. All participants need to have their own accounts for online tournaments. If found, this will lead to the disqualification of the team and the banning of the offending player/s in future tournaments as well.

Banned Players and Publisher Bans

Any player banned from E2S Gaming will not be allowed to take part in any tournaments organized by Maldives Esports Association or E2S Gaming, during the period of the ban.

This extends to both online and offline tournaments.

Any players who have standing bans from the game publisher (eg: VAC ban on Steam) will not be allowed to take part.

All game publisher bans will be honored and translated into E2S Gaming bans upon discovery. 

Restricted Sponsor List

The following is a non-exhaustive list of restricted sponsors:

– non-“over-the-counter” drugs

– firearms, handguns, ammunition providers

– pornographic imagery or products

– tobacco products

– alcohol products

Multi-team participation

No player is allowed to be a part of multiple teams or gaming clans. If a participant is found to be multi-clanning or in multiple teams, the player will be banned for a minimum period of one year. In the case of teams, all teams the player was a part of will be disqualified.

Additional player details

Upon request by E2S Gaming Referees or administration, players will be required to send information including but not limited to full name, contact details (mobile phone, land phone, email address), date of birth, residential address and photo.

Player Accounts

Players can only use the accounts they have registered with for the respective tournament.

Playing under another player’s account, or soliciting or inducing someone else to play under another player’s account, is prohibited.

During online tournaments, players cannot change their account details submitted after they have played their first match. This clause may be overruled by game-specific rules.


GAME RULES

The rules for each game title are listed separately. Please check the registration page of a specific tournament for more details. 

Pre-Match Ready-up (Warm-up) Time (LAN tournaments)

The pre-match ready up time will be a maximum of 10 minutes in which the participant is required to plug in his/her devices, install drivers (ask for permission first even if its drivers that are already sent to us) and set up configs if he/she is using any.

At the end of 10 minutes, a match should start with whoever players that are in the match server or lobby. Any team with players missing after the end of 10 minutes will be considered as having forfeited the match. If a sufficient number of players on both teams are not present, the first team to have a complete roster on the server will be awarded the match.

Issues with headsets, drivers not functioning, etc will not be reasons to hold up the starting time of a game.

Removable USB Storage and Media Devices (LAN tournaments)

No USB storage devices should be plugged into any of the tournament PCs under any circumstance. Failure to comply might lead to penalties for the infringing team or player.

Punctuality

In LAN tournaments, teams and players must arrive at the venue at least ONE hour before their match.

In online tournaments, teams and players must be online (on Teamspeak, in the game server, etc) at least THIRTY minutes prior to the start of their match.

Tournament Formats and Match Sets

Tournament formats – double-elimination or knockout, will be announced on the tournament page on E2S Gaming

The number of match sets played during a tournament (best of 3 or 5 games) will primarily depend on the game title.

However, in double elimination tournaments the finals should be a best of 5 games (exceptions can be made at the discretion of E2S Gaming).

In double elimination tournaments with a best of 5 game series final, the upper bracket finalists will receive an advantage.

In double elimination tournaments with a best of 3 game series final, the upper bracket finalists will not receive an advantage.

At LAN tournaments, due to unavoidable circumstances, E2S Gaming staff may change match sets and these will be informed on the fly at the event.


MATCH RESCHEDULES

Criteria for match reschedules

In LAN tournaments, rescheduling may happen only at the discretion of the E2S Gaming Staff or Organizers (depending on tournament conditions, etc) and teams cannot request match reschedules.

In online tournaments, rescheduling will ONLY BE ALLOWED FROM THE QUARTER FINAL MATCHES ONWARDS. No other matches will be rescheduled.

If reschedules are allowed in a specific tournament, these need to be requested at least 48 hours before the match (if it is an online tournament) or at least 3 matches prior to the match (if it is a LAN tournament).

For a reschedule to be confirmed, both teams (the team making the request and the team playing against them) AND E2S Gaming staff have to agree to the new time. If any party is unable to agree to the new time, the match should be played according to the initially scheduled time. 

Circumstances for automatic reschedule

A match/game may automatically be rescheduled ONLY under the following circumstances:

3.2.1. – The Game Network (eg: Steam, PUBGM, Blizzard, etc) is offline or unavailable due to a mandatory service breakdown or outage which has been announced officially.

3.2.2. – The Game Network (eg: Steam, PUBGM, Blizzard, etc) is offline or unavailable due to a sudden service outage which is experienced in the region/country and is notified online (on Reddit, the developer’s social media or discussion forums).

3.2.3. – At LAN tournaments, an Internet or network connectivity breakdown occurs.

3.2.4. – E2S Gaming Staff are unavailable for a match.

3.2.5. – Other instances not listed here and upto the discretion of E2S Gaming Staff.


PLAYER CONDUCT

Dress Code (applicable to LAN tournaments)

All players who take part in LAN tournaments are expected to be present with suitable attire and clothing.

Players are encouraged to wear their team tshirts or jerseys. Players are not allowed to be dressed in any attire with any vulgar or offensive print.

Any kind of face wear and head wear is forbidden.

Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to generate a positive image for eSports in Maldives.

Players who are not in the proper attire may not be allowed to play.

PR, Media Obligations & Publicity (applicable to LAN tournaments)

Players at E2S Gaming tournaments must follow any instructions from Tournament Staff for any extra activities such as photoshoots, pre-game and post-game interviews, press conferences, team intros, autograph/photo/video sessions, etc. Players cannot deny these commitments. 

Walkovers

A team reserves the right to award a walkover if they are unable to play or have the full team present for a match ONLY during qualifier rounds or group stage matches (at both online or LAN tournaments).

Any team that reaches the semifinals or finals of a tournament and decides to give a walkover due to whatever reason will be automatically disqualified from the tournament and the next best team will be allowed to play. If the next best team is not present or a team cannot be contacted, the subsequent decision will lie with E2S Gaming staff.

If in any case, there are two teams who are deemed suitable the choice will be made by way of a coin toss.

The disqualified team will not receive any prize money of any percentage and the team will not be allowed to take part in a minimum of one E2S Gaming Ranked Tournament held in the immediate future. This suspension extends to the players of the team that receives this ban.

E2S Gaming staff may at their discretion override these rules depending on the situation at hand.

Indecent Behaviour

Swearing or any kind of hostility, racist or any sort of abuse verbal or physical towards another player is strictly prohibited. This includes chat messages in-game, verbal exchanges, etc.

Insults on IRC, IM programs, Social Media, E-mail or other means of communication will be punished if the evidence is clear and is brought to the attention of the Tournament Staff. Particularly severe abuse cases with radical statements or the threat of physical violence can result in significantly heavier penalties including the disqualification of the player or team from the tournament and/or future tournaments as well.

At LAN tournaments, please mind your language during matches.

At LAN tournaments, players are strictly prohibited to be under the influence of alcohol or other psychoactive drugs in the match area. Smoking, vaping, drinking alcohol or using any psychoactive drugs in the match area is strictly prohibited.

Sportsmanship

All participants are required to uphold the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship.

Insults, Racial Slurs or Harassment

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for any kind of harassment including but not limited to; demeaning language, threats, hate crimes, intimidation, non-consensual photography or recording, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention as well as statements or verbal exchanges that threatens or expresses contempt of ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, appearance, body size, age, disability and gender identity.

Depending on the gravity of the offence, significantly heavier penalties including the disqualification of the player or team from the tournament and/or future tournaments as well, may be imposed.

Every participant has to show the needed respect towards other participants, the Organizers, Tournament Staff and Casters. The ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY applies to EVERYONE attending both LAN and online events, including but not limited to: Attendees, Press, Staff, Sponsors & Guests.

Compete in a Professional Manner

Players are expected to compete in a professional manner. Throwing a match, halting play without cause or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be construed as a violation of player conduct, and will be penalized appropriately.

Betting or Gambling

Gambling in any form, including betting on the outcome of games has no place in the world of Esports or even video gaming in general. E2S Gaming has a strict policy of any form of gambling being prohibited.

Any detection of the same will lead to severe penalties being imposed on the offenders. This includes match fixing and related offences as well.

No players, team managers, staff or management of attending organizations may be involved in betting or gambling, associate with betters or gamblers, or provide anyone any information that may assist betting or gambling, either directly or indirectly, for any match in the tournament.

Any player found to be in breach of this rule will face severe penalties including lifetime bans from all E2S Gaming Tournaments. Team officials, staff, management will similarly face the maximum penalties that can be issued.

Match Fixing

Match fixing is defined as the act of arranging the outcome of a match prior to its being played. Match fixing is strictly prohibited and all individuals involved will face severe penalties.

Cheating Of Any Kind

Any player/team found to be cheating including but not limited to in-game cheats, faking match results, faking match demos, faking or ringing a player, playing with a disallowed player, impersonating a player/clan/organisation, will face severe penalties including lifetime bans from all E2S Gaming Ranked Tournaments. Specific game rules for cheating may be included in the game rules.

Competition Manipulation

Offering money/benefits, making threats or exerting pressure towards anyone involved with E2S Gaming, its partners or sponsors with the goal of influencing a result of a match is considered competition manipulation.

Any player found to be in breach of this rule will face severe penalties including lifetime bans from all E2S Gaming Tournaments. Team officials, staff, management will similarly face the maximum penalties that can be issued.

Disruptions due to players

Any player/team who attempts to disrupt matches with any verbal or physical abuse to another participant, a player of another team, a Tournament Staff member, another attendee, press, sponsors or guest will immediately result in the perpetrator being disqualified from the tournament and banned from all future tournaments. Any other disruptions not listed here will also be dealt with depending on the situation.


PENALTIES FOR BREACH

General Player Penalties

Violation of the rules or failure to comply with E2S Gaming Staff may lead to the following penalties. Depending on the severity of the offense, levels of penalties may be skipped.

Warning: After a warning is given during a game it will continue until the game is completed. If three warnings are accumulated then the team will be disqualified from the tournament upon receiving the third warning.

Game Loss: Game loss given to a team means that the team loses the current game no matter what the result of that game is. A win would be awarded to the opponent instead. In a best of 3/5 games situation, this refers to the game that is being played.

Disqualifications: A team disqualified will be ejected from the tournament. They will not be able to proceed in the bracket.

No Show: A team that registers for the tournament and doesn’t show up for a match or pulls out of the tournament will be considered “no show”. This will affect their E2S Gaming ranking as this will reduce their points. In the bracket however, the scheduled match would be considered a walkover.

Ban: In extreme circumstances, a team/player might be banned from playing in any single match (disqualified) in the ongoing tournament. Based on the severity of the violation this ban might extend to future E2S Gaming tournaments.

Penalties on Player Conduct

Players who are caught swearing or behaving in a hostile manner towards their opponents or staff or spectators will be issued with a warning and suitable penalty (eg: draft penalty in Dota 2, etc) upon their first infraction. Continued infractions will result in the following: forfeiture of a ban upon the second incident and forfeiture of the match upon the third incident.

Penalties on Unprofessional Behavior

Players who are caught throwing a match, halting play without cause or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be issued with a warning and suitable penalty (eg: draft penalty in Dota 2, etc) upon their first infraction. Continued infractions will result in the following: forfeiture of a ban upon the second incident and forfeiture of the match upon the third incident.


PROCEDURE

Based on the violation or failure to comply the following line of communication will be undertaken to inform of any relevant penalty.

– Firstly, inform the Player/s in question

– Secondly, inform the Team Captain

– Lastly, inform the Clan Leader (if it applies)

In case the Player or Team Captain wishes to dispute or challenge the decision they are free to do so and follow the steps set out in the clause below.

 

DISPUTES ON MATCH OUTCOMES

Any match result or outcome in an online tournament is open for disputes and any player or team is requested to email us on [email protected] to submit their submissions.

Submitting a dispute will not guarantee action but will merely draw the attention of the E2S Gaming Administration towards the match and particulars submitted.

Disputes submitted will be treated with confidentiality and details of who reported what match, etc will not be publicly disclosed. Disputes submitted will be received by the E2S Gaming Administration, after which the necessary particulars will be passed onto the relevant Tournament Staff.

Disputes on a match need to be done within 18 hours of match completion. Submissions sent thereafter will be ignored and not considered.

Disputes at LAN tournaments must be first made to the E2S Gaming Tournament Staff and thereafter they will escalate or decide as necessary.

 

PUBLICITY AND PR

E2S Gaming reserves the right to use the name, tag, likeness, video, game play statistics, and/or gaming account ID of any player, for publicity purposes prior to, during, or after the tournament/event end date, in any media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, for any purpose including but not limited to, advertising, marketing and promoting the tournament/event and future tournaments. 

By entering the premises or venue a E2S Gaming event is being hosted on, all spectators automatically consent to being photographed or filmed and herewith grant E2S Gaming the permission to use and/or broadcast these digital images. E2S Gaming may use these digital images for promotional and/or commercial purposes. In addition, these images may be used by commercial and/or (media) partners. 

 

RULE CHANGES

E2S Gaming reserves the right to ignore or overrule any of the above-mentioned rules in order to make the competition as fair as possible. Teams and participants acknowledge the right for E2S Gaming to modify the rules and regulations as and when needed. Such modifications need not necessarily be publicly announced during the progress of a tournament.

LIABILITY

No person/s shall hold the Organizers, E2S Gaming Staff, Referees, Sponsors and Partners liable in any manner whatsoever for any circumstance or situation arising from or at any of our events including but not limited to acts beyond its control, including without limitation, bugs in games, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, terrorist activities or national emergency, accident, fire, lightning, riot, civil commotion, explosions, strikes, lockouts, industrial disputes or epidemics.

LEGAL PROCESS

Legal proceedings are not permitted.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The content of protests, discussions or any other correspondence with E2S Gaming referees, officials and administrators are deemed strictly confidential. The publication of such material is prohibited without a written consent from E2S Gaming administration.

ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS

E2S Gaming or its staff, partners or sponsors are not responsible for any additional agreements, nor do they agree to enforce any such agreements made between individual players or teams. The E2S Gaming administration highly discourages such agreements taking place, and such agreements that are contradicting any rules set here are under no circumstances allowed.

VALIDITY OF THE RULES

If a provision of any of the rules listed herein is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these rules or the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of these rules.

LOCAL LAWS

If any rules or procedures are in conflict with local laws, they will be adjusted to be aligned with the laws in a way to stay as close as possible to the originally intended effect.

DISCLAIMER

The Organizers, E2S Gaming Staff, Referees, Sponsors and Partners will not be responsible for:

– Any late, lost or distorted registrations

– Any loss of hardware peripherals, personal belongings (including but not limited to mobile telephones, laptops, hard disks, pen drives) and/or liveware

– Telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures

– Any contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the Organizer’s/E2S Gaming’s control

The Organizers and E2S Gaming reserves the right to deny entry to any event to anyone who violates the event rules


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