WESG Oceania
WESG Oceania

2019-2020 WESG OCEANIA RULES

1.    Tournament Registration

1.1    There is no upper limit for registration; registration deadlines are published with each game and form part of each game's rule set. 

1.2    Registrants must be responsible for their submitted information. Registrants who have submitted inaccurate and incorrect information are not eligible to play and will face disqualification and may face further repercussions. 

1.3    Personal information that is collected is held in adherence to our privacy policy. Any changes must be made by contacting a tournament admin, or sending an email containing relevant information to  info@wesgoceania.com.au 

1.4    Before the games start, participants must prepare and follow the tournament administrator’s instructions. 

1.5    WESG committee may need players to provide more detailed personal profiles for verification purposes during any stage of the tournament. Players need to fulfill the tournament committee’s request. 

1.6    Players are allowed to participate in one or multiple game titles presented in the WESG however must note the possibility of game schedule clashes. However, players eligible for both General (Mixed) Group and Women’s Group may only register for either one. In the event of a clash in schedule due to participation in multiple games, the player must voluntarily withdraw their participation of one of their games. Participants will be responsible in ensuring that they are able to adhere to the tournament schedule as provided by the organizers. 

1.7    WESG reserves the right to make changes to the rules in advance and reserves the final interpretation right to the rule.



2.    Individual Game Regulations

2.1    Players consent to interviews, reporting, photo shootings, video shootings and other WESG related activities. 

2.2    Players have the responsibility to check the schedule regularly in order to prepare the future matches. WESG staff and representatives will notify players within 24 hours of any major schedule change. 

2.3    Any announced match-ups will not be changed unless in certain extreme circumstances, tournament administrators will notify players immediately should such changes be necessary. 

2.4    Matches will only be held on the authorized server or platform, for WESG Oceania this will be via Mogul.GG and using services as directed by WESG Oceania tournament administrators. 

2.5    Before matches start, players need to ensure that their in-game IDs and personal information are identical to the submitted information. 

2.6    Players needs to check-in to venue or online platform on time, otherwise they will be considered to have abandoned the match, player's are given a 15 minute window of grace from the schedule start time. Players who have not shown up for their match would face penalties according to Rules 2.9. 

2.7    15 minutes before the game would be p1-testing time. If team members do not report on time, the team or individual will have given up their p1 privilege (however substitutes can replace the absentee). 

2.8    After games start, if any unexpected disconnection and force majeure resulting in the pausing of the match occur, both teams/players will need to coordinate with each other and seek for agreement. If players are unwilling to cooperate, they will be considered to have abandoned the match. If both sides are unable to play the game regularly, the game will be postponed. 

2.9    Impersonating a player, match fixing, cheating and any other action compromising the integrity of the game will result following consequences:

2.9.1    Players impersonating other players who compete at the WESG as well will result in all gain nullified and disqualification from the tournament. 

2.9.2    Non-competing players who involve impersonating a player will result in all gained nullified and disqualification from the tournament. Violated person is subjected to check in the future WESG events. 

2.9.3    Impersonated players will face all gained nullified and disqualification from the tournament.

2.10     After the game has started, if teams need to pause the game, they will need to make a request on the public channel. The referee or marshal will then pause the game. If teams or individuals fail to do so, they will face a warning the first time it occurs. If it occurs again for the second time, the team/player will be charged a loss. 

2.11    If any conflicts occur during the games, players will be expected to settle it professionally without any profanity or violence. Referee on duty will also assist on solving conflicts between teams/players. 

2.12    If each side is not able to come to an agreement about disconnection, the referee will give explanations to both sides at the end of the day. Referee may request additional matches at the end of the day. If one side is not satisfied with the referees’ decision, they must appeal to the committee straight away. 

2.13    Players who refuse to play will lose the rights to appeal. 

2.14    After matches, team managers are permitted to keep game videos. Game videos are not allowed to be published for any commercial purposes.

2.15    Players and team managers are required to maintain a copy of the final score screen. 

2.16    WESG tournament administrators reserve the right to make changes to the rules in advance, and reserves the final interpretation right to the rules, as per Rule 1.7.



3.    Team Game Regulations

3.1    Team members should be between 5-8 members. 

3.2    Starting from WESG 2019-2020, a team of 5 members must have a minimum of 3 members representing the same nationality, and a maximum of 2 members from other nationalities. All members must register together. As for members with dual or multiple nationalities, he/she must represent only one country or region. 

3.3    Every team needs to have a captain. The captain is not allowed to change during the tournament. Team captain can be a player. The captain is the only authorized person to communicate with the tournament committee. 

3.4    Team captains has the responsibility to check the schedule regularly in order to prepare the future matches. WESG staff will notify any major schedule change. 

3.5    Any announced match-ups would not be changed unless the tournament committee notifies teams specifically. Team manager need to arrange the schedule in order to avoid any lateness. 

3.6    Before match starts, team manager needs to report and confirm the current roster to the referee on duty. 

3.7    Before match starts, Team manager needs to check Players ID and personal information are identical to the submitted information. 

3.8    Team member needs to report the sites on time, otherwise would be considered to have abandoned the match (Please check each region’s schedule). 

3.9    After match starts, team are not allowed changing any players unless force majeure clause. 

3.10    Impersonating a player, match fixing, cheating and any other action compromising the integrity of the game will result severe consequences. 

3.11    Team which involve impersonating a player will result in all gained nullified and disqualification from the tournament. Violated person is subjected to check in the future WESG events. 

3.12    Team who involve impersonating a player will result in all gained nullified and disqualification from the tournament. 

3.13    Players who involve cheating impersonating will result in all gained nullified and disqualification from the tournament. Violated player is subjected to check in the future WESG events and may received additional penalties. 

3.14    After the game has started, if teams need to pause the game, they will need to make a request on the public channel. The referee or marshal will then pause the game. If teams or individuals fail to do so, they will face a warning the first time it occurs. If it occurs again for the second time, the team/player will be charged a loss. 

3.15    If any conflicts occur during the games, players will be expected to settle it professionally without any profanity or violence. Referee on duty will also assist on solving conflicts between teams/players. 

3.16    If each side is not able to come to an agreement about disconnection, the referee will give explanations to both sides at the end of the day. Referee may request additional matches at the end of the day. If one side is not satisfied with the referees’ decision, they must appeal to the committee straight away. 

3.17    Players who refuse to play will lose the rights to appeal. 

3.18    After matches, team managers are permitted to keep game videos. Game videos are not allowed to be published for any commercial purposes. 

3.19    The Committee reserves the right to make changes to the rules in advance, and reserves the final interpretation right to the rules, as per Rule 1.7.



4.    Appealing Procedure

4.1    Players and staffs having dissents with the match can appeal to the board of referee or board of arbitration. 

4.2    Appeals can be about unjust treatments, misjudging, forgiving penalties, etc. Appeal process includes appeal in game and appeal after game. 

4.3    Appeal in game is mainly for unjust treatments from the referees. The appeals should be settled as soon as possible if not interfering the match. Players can appeal after game if the appeals cannot be settled in game. 

4.4    Appeal after game is mainly for the disputes in game results, misjudging and forgiving penalties. The term of validity for the appeal is 24 hours; the appeals beyond 24 hours are not accepted. 

4.5    During the appeal process, player cannot pause the game without the permission from referees. If a pause is needed, players must receive consent from the admin. Players pausing without admin’s consent may receive penalties and other serious consequences. 

4.6    Player raising appeals should collect evidence (e.g. video, photo, screenshot, chat history), send them to the board of arbitration in 24 hours by email: info@wesgoceania.com.au or visit the official WESG Oceania discord channel  https://discord.gg/ZdbVAFZ and wait for the arbitration results. 

4.7    Players need to fill out required information. Board of arbitration will deal with the appeal in two working days, during which athletes should offer assistance. Board of arbitration will analyze the case with the evidence and vote for the final decision. The decision needs to be passed by at least 2/3 of the members to be effective. The decision from board of arbitration shall be final. 

4.8    Board of arbitration will analyze the case with the evidence and vote for the final decision. The decision needs to be passed by at least 2/3 of the members to be effective. The decision from board of arbitration shall be final. 

4.9    The relevant parties will receive penalties according to the appeal results and rules. 

4.10    Team or individual cannot appeal for the same issue for more than one time. 

4.11    The appealing results will be published through official website or other media, and the relevant parties will be informed through phone or email. 

4.12    The Committee reserves the right to make changes to the rules in advance, and reserves the final interpretation right to the rules.


5.    Violation of Rules and Legal: Rules Violation & Punishment

Breaking of the rules or ignoring the order of an Admin may result in a punishment for a whole team or a specific player. Type and amount is chosen by a admin.

5.1.  Possible Team Punishments 

·        Default Loss for one game 

·        Default Loss for the whole match 

·        Temporary or permanent ban from the competition 


5.2.  Possible Player Punishments 

·        Temporary ban from the competition 

·        Permanent ban from the competition


6.    Legal

6.1    Legal proceedings are not permitted 

6.2    The organizer reserves the right to use names/ photographs of the participants as materials for the purposes of advertising, trade and publicity without any prior notice to the participants. Participants will not be entitled to claim ownership or other forms of the compensation on such uses. 

6.3    The participants hereby confirm that all his/her personal information stated in the contest form is true and complete. The participants hereby irrevocably consent and authorize Organizer to process any of his/her information and to release the same to any related existing or future business partners or strategic alliance and /or any other third party as Organizer may in its absolute discretion deem necessary or expedient for the purpose of marketing and promotion of products and services. The participants hereby confirm that no further permission or consent from him/her is necessary or required in relation thereto and this shall constitute the consent required under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 or any other contractual consent for such disclosures of information.


7.    Confidentiality of conversations:

7.1    The publication of conversations or the recording of the conversation via email, discord or otherwise and of the voice or video programs of admins without their permission is STRICTLY forbidden, the punishment of ban on this and next seasons of WESG.

DOTA 2 GAME RULES

Game Title: Defense Of The Anciant 2


Match Mode: 5 vs 5 Captain’s Mode


Win/Loss Condition: Types GG in public chat channel or destroys enemy’s Ancient.


Match Rules:

BO1 side selection and B/P

  a). Deciding “Home Team” and “Away Team” by coin tossing or other method based on same principle.

  b). Home Team can choose either “First Ban First Pick” or “Team Side Selection”

  c). If Home Team choose “First Ban First Pick”, Away Team possesses the right of “Team Side Selection”.

BO3 side selection and B/P

  a). Deciding “Home Team” and “Away Team” by coin tossing or other method with the same nature.

  b). Home Team can choose either “First Ban First Pick” or “Team Side Selection”

  c). If Home Team choose “First Ban First Pick”, Away Team possesses the right of “Team Side Selection”.

  d). Away Team can choose either “First Ban First Pick” or “Team Side Selection”

  e). If match goes to Game 3, premier choosing right will be decided by another coin tossing or other method with the same nature.

Pause limits for online qualifiers - 15 minutes on all pauses for 1 team in each map


Game Detailed Rules:

  a). Shared operation is allowed

  b). Killing teammates is allowed

  c). No items limitation

  d). No Back-Door limitation


Disconnection/ Hardware Malfunction:

  a). After game officially start, if player who is not responsible for B/P disconnects in Ban/Pick phase, disconnected player should reconnect immediately and BP continues.

  b). If player who is responsible for B/P disconnects or all players disconnects and causes BP phase interrupt, then re-start the game and re-start BP phase. However, BP orders and Hero selection cannot be changed before disconnection.

  c). After game officially starts, if player disconnects or other accident happens, each team has two opportunities to call pauses and wait for disconnected player reconnects. However, players are required to type “P” in public chat channel before pausing the game and inform referees about pausing reasons.

  d). During the game, if game interrupts due to hardware provided by officials, player should inform referees to pause the game and referees will verdict according to specific situation.

STARCRAFT 2 RULES

Game Title: StarCraft II


Match Mode: 1 v 1


Game Version: StarCraft II – Legacy of the Void Latest Pitch


Win/Loss Condition: Types GG in public chat channel or destroys enemy’s all units.


Match Rules:
 

BO1 Map Selection Method:
  a). Determined by referee draws or both sides ban three maps, last map is the match map.

BO3 Map Selection Method: Determination of home team is by coin tossing or other methods with the same nature.
  a). The home team bans two maps.
  b). The away team bans two maps.
  c). The home team choose the first match map.
  d). The away team choose the second match map.
  e). The last map is the third match map.

BO5 Map Selection Method: Determination of home team is by coin tossing or other methods with the same nature.
  a). The home team bans the first map.
  b). The away team bans the second map.
  c). The home team choose the first match map.
  d). The away team choose the second match map.
  e). The home team choose the third match map.
  f). The away team choose the forth match map.
  g). The last map is the fifth match map.

BO7 Map Selection Method: Determination of home team is by coin tossing or other methods with the same nature.
  a). The home team choose the first map.
  b). The away team choose the second map.
  c). The home team choose the third match map.
  d). The away team choose the fourth match map.
  e). The home team choose the fifth match map.
  f). The away team choose the sixth match map.
  g). The last map is the seventh match map.


Match Map:
1.    Acid Plant LE
2.    Blueshift LE
3.    Cerulean Fall LE
4.    Dreamcatcher LE
5.    Fracture LE
6.    Lost and Found LE
7.    Para Site LE
Note: If map changes due to Blizzard Seasonal Update, the map subjects to notice in Blizzard official website.


Judgement of Abstention:

  a). Players are not able to sign-up to referees will be considered as abstention.

  b). Players are required to select the same race as in registration information and inform referees before match starts. Players are not allowed to change race in countdown phase. Otherwise, it be considered as abstention.


Judgement of Disconnection:

  a). If player disconnects on purpose or causes disconnection by abnormal means without referee’s agreement, it will be considered as violation and lose the match once it is confirmed.

  b). If unintentional disconnection happens due to computer, Internet etc. Both Players should keep the latest screenshots and videos as judging evidence.

  c). Restart the game from interrupted time by replay tool (Referee reserves the right to restart the game 3-5 seconds in advance as buffering time)

Judgement of Tie Game:

   While Both sides have no sufficient strength to destroy the opponent

a). Game time is less than 20 minutes, restart the game

b). Game time is more than 20 minutes, the server will count points once listed situation is happened. The Player who has 20 percent more point than the opponent wins the game.

●There is no resources left in the map or both sides are not able to collect resources.

●Both sides have no sufficient strength to destroy the opponent.


Pausing:

In special circumstances, both sides have the right to apply 2 emergencies pausing, but explaining pausing reasons is needed. In other circumstances, players are required to tell in public chat channel or raise hands to call a pause. Under referee’s permission, referee will execute related operations. The Pausing time cannot be more than 3 minutes, any pausing without permit will receive punishment such as warming.

CS:GO GAME RULES

Game Title: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Match Mode: Game Mode - Competitive Mode;

Number of Players - 5 vs 5 team game;

Start Money - $800;

Win/Loss Condition - The team who takes 16 points first wins the game.


Competition Rules:

BO1 Map Selection Method 1: Determination of home team is by coin tossing or other methods with the same nature:

a). The home team bans the first map.

b). The away team bans the second map.

c). The home team bans the third map.

d). The away team bans the forth map.

e). The home team bans the fifth map.

f). The away team bans the sixth map.

g). The last map is the match map.


BO3 Map Selection Method 1: Determination of home team is by coin tossing or other methods with the same nature:

a). The home team bans the first map.

b). The away team bans the second map.

c). The home team picks the first match map.

d). The away team picks the second match map.

e). The home team bans the third map.

f). The away team bans the forth map.

g). The last map is the third match map.


BO5 Map Selection Method 1: Determination of home team is by coin tossing or other methods with the same nature:

a). The home team bans the first map.

b). The away team bans the second map.

c). The home team picks the first match map.

d). The away team picks the second match map.

e). The home team picks the third map.

f). The away team picks the forth map.

g). The last map is the decider map.


Match Map: (Take latest official competitive map pool as standard if there are any changes):

a). De_inferno;

b). De_train;

c). De_mirage;

d). De_nuke;

e). De_overpass;

f). De_dust2;

g). De_vertigo


Side Selection: A knife round will be played prior to the match start to determinate on which side a team has to start the match, the winner can pick his side.


Server Setting:

a). mp_startmoney 800

b). mp_roundtime 1.92

c). mp_freezetime 15

d). mp_maxrounds 30

e). mp_c4timer 40


Overtime Server Setting:

a) .mp_maxrounds 6

b) .mp_startmoney 10,000


Grenade Usage Rules:

a). “Molotov” is allowed to use.

b). “Incendiary Grenade” is allowed to use.

c). Each team is allowed to buy up to 4 grenades per player per round.

d.) Maximum of 2 Flash Bangs are allowed to buy in the total of 4 grenades.

e). Maximum of 1 Smoke Grenade is allowed to buy in the total of 4 grenades.

f). Usage of more than 1 Smoke Grenade is illegal per player per round. (picked-up Smoke Grenade is exceptional)


Console Command:

a). cl_bobcycle 0.98(Standard)

b). weapon_debug_spread_show forbidden(Has to be 0)

c). net_graph forbidden(Has to be 0)(net_graph 1 is allowed during online qualifiers)

d). weapon_recoil_model forbidden

e). mat_hdr_level forbidden


All the adjustment and setting should follow the principles of fair play. There will be strict punishment if referees or committee found players behave unfairly. Only the following changes are allowed:

a). Brightness Control

b). Digital Vibrance Control

c). Contrast Control

d). GAMMA Control

e). 3D Setting (Anti- Aliasing, Vertical Sync)

f.) Game Graphic Scale

g.) Sound Control

h). Mouse Control

i). Keyboard Control

j). Headphone Control


Time-outs:

Each team is allowed to call two time-outs in one game, one in the first half and another in the second half, 30 seconds for each time-out, time-out is not allowed in overtime. The captain is allowed to call time-out in game, time-out starts while current round ends and timing starts at the same time. Meanwhile, there are 3-minute rest after changeovers or before first round of overtime. There are 2-minute rest for half-time break in overtime.

For online qualifiers, teams will have 4 timeouts for 1 min on 1 map.


Prohibited Rules:

Any types of script are not allowed (except for Jump Throw) except script for purchasing props.

a). Any types of Bug against fair play.

b). Silent C4.

c). Irremovable C4, C4 that needed to remove by multi-players is not included.

d). Noclip command is prohibited. Crossing the wall or floor, walking in the roof and walking in the sky are prohibited.

e). Man-wall is allowed. Using man-wall to cause map’s texture, walls, ceilings or floors become transparent are prohibited.

f). Accelerating or ascending by shooting teammates are prohibited.

g). Any character skins except CS: GO official skins are not prohibited.

Note: For violations mentioned above, 3 additional points to opponent for first-time violation. i.e. the score between team A and B is 16:14, team B will be the winner if team A violates the rules mentioned above. If the score between team and B is at 16:13, team A and B will have an overtime if team A violates the rules mentioned above. If the score between team and B is at 16:12, team A will still be the winner if team A violates the rules mentioned above. However, two violations in one game will directly lose the game.