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5v5 Tournament Official rulings | Reference This

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:09 pm


Rules are subject to change.

VoucHGaming Staff has the FINAL word on all rulings.

These rules are intended to ensure a positive gaming experience for the VoucH community through the facilitation of spirited competitive play, while retaining respect for fellow players. Where the "letter of the law" may be wrong, our VoucH Counter Strike Staff retains the right to uphold the "spirit of the law".

Rules - Short Version

1. There will be 5 players on each team in a locked server.

2. Players will knife for side prior to the match starting.

3. First team to win 16 rounds will move on to higher brackets, the other will be eliminated.

4. VoucHStaff and/or appointed members will referee the matches.

5. Good sporting behavior and mutual respect is required.

6. You may only sign up once for the tournament.

7. Have fun.

Rules - Long Version

- First round is a knife round.
- Best of 30 rounds (15 rounds per side )
- Single Elimination, First to 16 rounds win
- Semi Finals / Finals are Best Of 3, First to 16 rounds.
- Each round is 1:50 secs long with a 0.40 sec bomb timer and a 0.15 sec buy time
- During warmup, inorder to start the game, every player has to type ".r or .ready" to show that they are ready to play, Then the match will be manually started.
-  de_dust2, de_inferno, de_mirage, de_nuke, de_cobble, de_cache, and de_overpass
- The server will be hosted on a 128 tick server
- The server will also be watched by Admins/Moderators to check for griefing or cheating

1.1 Eligibility
The following are required for all participants:

- Teams must have paid entry fee dues
- You must be thirteen years of age
- You must have no substantiated bans for cheating through VAC or any other Anti-Cheat system.
- You must have no current bans on the VoucH servers
- Teams must be signed up on http://challonge.com/
- Teams must sign up for the tournament and have Checked in on the website one hour prior to the match start
- Teams must have all listed players (Max 7) that are playing for the team on the description of the - Team with there community url next to there IGN.
- Team leaders must be designated and properly shown in the description of the team when signing up
- Team leaders will be added by a VoucHGaming Staff Member, then invited ~5 minutes prior to match start.
- Teams agree to this forum of rulings in the tournament

1.2 Account Eligibilty
The account being played must have a minimum of 300 hours on Counter Strike : Global Offensive on steam.

2.1 Alignment of Rules
All VoucH rules and guidelines are in effect for the duration of the event. These include, but are not limited to, conduct, behavior, language, respect, and maturity.

All participants are expected to conduct themselves with the highest standard of sportsmanship and respect their teammates and their competitors for the duration of the event.

2.2 Team Communications
If there is a need to communicate with a referee, please ask the question in TEXT chat in ALL chat. The referee will then decide upon the appropriate course of action.

Keep cross team chat to a minimum there is a low tolerance to toxic chat.

3.0 Use of Models
Players must use:
- Default models
- Default sounds

3.1 Use of Sprites
Only default sprites may be used.

3.2 CVARs
Client Variables (CVARs), or any other client side settings or applications that would yield an unfair advantage in match play are not allowed. These CVARs include, but are not limited to: any commands that alter weather; alter the effectiveness of smoke/fragmentation grenades; remove or lessen ambient sounds; modify textures to an extent that would yield an unfair advantage; modify lighting to an extent that would yield an unfair advantage; make any solid object or surface see-through or invisible; modify hitboxes and/or player movement in an unfair way. Interpretation of the legality of CVARs is left to the discretion of VoucH Gaming staff.

3.4.1 Map Exploits
Any form of exploiting the map or the use of map bugs to kill or harm opponents is illegal. This includes grenade exploits, and any other form of exploitation.

3.4.2 Keyboard/Mouse Binds
Players are prohibited from binding any action in conjunction with +attack.
Players may not bind "+attack" to "mwheelup" or "mwheeldown" to accelerate shooting weapons faster than they are intended to be.
Players may not use any kind of macro to allow the shooting of weapons faster. This applies to any keyboard/mouse or even a programs that allows you to setup a macro to do so.

3.4.3 CVAR Exploits
A client or server variable that allows for or forces an object to be translucent or invisible is illegal.

3.4.4 Sound Exploits
The toggling/changing of any sound cvar during a match is illegal.

3.5 Right To Examine
All clients connecting to the VoucH Event Server explicitly permit the use of anti-cheat detection applications.

Clients connected to the VoucH Event Server grant VoucH the right to use any application, at its discretion, to examine client CS:GO configurations.

3.6.1 Pure Server
The server shall be set to use the setting of sv_pure 2.
All non-standard client/user content shall be ignored.

3.6.2 Server Malfunction or Configuration Error
If an error causes the server to malfunction or otherwise cause the match to be unplayable,

In the first ten minutes of play: The match will be restarted.

After the first ten minutes of play: The match will be suspended and its outcome decided upon by a VoucHStaff member.

3.6.4 Match Configuration
The server will be running an VoucH Gaming specific match config. The match will have a time limit set at 1:45 per round. The in-game server administrators will be responsible for running the configs.
3.6.5 SourceTV
SourceTV will be disabled during the tournament.
It will be streamed on Twitch.tv/VoucHGaming

3.7 Game Recording
The game will be spectated and recorded by an official VoucH match administrator. All players will also be required to record a demo of their game play. Players should start recording demos prior to the beginning of the match. Players should stop recording when instructed to by a referee. Demos must be held for one week in the event of a dispute.

The finals of tournaments will also be live streamed at Twitch.tv/VoucHGaming with a 60 second delay

4.1 Time/Date
The scheduled time/date may not be modified. If you sign up for the tournament but cannot make it, your place is forfeit. All times listed in the tournament schedule are subject to change.

5.1 Location of Tournament
The Tournament will be held on a designated VoucH server. If a server is not available due to technical or other issues, the match will be postponed and rescheduled until such time that the server becomes available again.

5.3 Server Connection
Upon receiving the server password, all players shall have 5 minutes to connect and log onto the given CS:GO VoucH server. They shall select the team they were assigned.

5.4 Match Start.
Once all players have entered the game and confirmed "ready" the knife round will begin followed by a live start.

5.5 Player Status
Players must stay offline on steam at all times during match play to prevent sniping.

6.1 Matches
Tournament will be single elimination, until the semifinals and finals. The winning team of each match will move on, the other will be disqualified. Matches will continue until only 2 teams remain.

6.2 Swaping players
Teams may only swap players in between matches NOT in between games during a best 2 of 3

Teams may ONLY swap players that are on the Challonge roster before 12:15

7.1 - Disputes
Any disputes regarding game play, exploits, cheating or tactics must be submitted to one of the match referees via private message on the VoucHGaming.Forumotion.com forums with proof of the occurrence and a detailed description including the associated times. Disputes must be filed within 12 hours of the end of the tournament. If a player is unsure if something would be considered an exploit or would like more information about who to file a dispute with, they should contact a VoucH Counter Strike Staff person.

7.2 – Sportsmanship
All registrants are required to display the highest standards of conduct and observe common sportsmanship during matches. Name calling, taunting, complaining, swearing, cheating, and temper tantrums will not be tolerated and may result in the disqualification of offending player(s).

7.3 - Penalties
Penalties are broken into two categories, technical penalties and penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct. A technical penalty occurs when the procedures for participating in a match outlined in “Match Procedure” are not followed.

First violation: A warning to the participant.
Second violation: The participant will be removed from the match.
Third violation: The team will be removed from the tournament.

Note that these penalties can be increased at any point in time based on the discretion of VoucH Counter Strike Staff. You may also be suspended for actions that are not covered above. Ultimately, suspension length rests at the discretion of VoucH Counter Strike Staff and are subject to change at any time.

All penalties will be reviewed to ensure fairness across the tournament by match referees and VoucH Counter Strike Staff.

7.3.2 Disputes
Disputes will be settled in the proper mumble by designated staff. Please reach out to a staff member if youre in need of assistance

The Tournament rules are subject to change at any time. If any changes to the rules occur, participants will be notified through the forum on the VoucH Gaming website, through private message or email.



By participating in the tournament, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the sponsors, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this tournament.

VoucH reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value in the event all or part of a prize set forth above becomes unavailable. No cash substitute or transfer of prizes is available. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from VoucH, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Decisions of VoucH are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Tournament. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Any potential winner who cannot be contacted by email within 15 days of attempted first notification will forfeit his/her prize. Potential prize winner(s) and their parents/legal guardians may be required to sign and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release within 30 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. VoucH at its sole discretion shall reserves the right to disqualify any Participant from the Tournament if it reasonably believes that the Participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or abuses, threatens or harassment of any other Participants, VoucH admins and affiliates.

Shipping: VoucH will not be responsible for any shipping costs, including shipping to the continental US. Shipping details will be discussed with each winner on a case by case basis.

Use of Winner's Name & Information:
By entering, each entrant grants permission, without further compensation, to VoucH and their agents and licensees, to use the entrant's name, information, scores, statements, and submitted material for broadcast, print and promotional purposes in connection with the tournament.

Limitations of Liability:

By entering, entrants agree to release VoucH, and their officers, directors, and agencies from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from their participation in the tournament or their receipt or use of the tournament prize. VoucH honors players and values there time and promises to offer payment to players within 7-10 days of the tournament ending.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes associated with acceptance and use of prize.

Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this tournament, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration. Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this contest, but in no event attorney's fees. These Official Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this tournament are hereby excluded, and all Participants expressly waive any and all such rights.


VoucH will not be held responsible if for any reason the Tournament is not capable of running or operating as planned due to infection by computer virus, fraud, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or force majeure that, in the sole opinion of VoucH, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Tournament. VoucH reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Tournament, as solely determined by VoucH, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or postpone the Tournament until a later date. VoucH assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or other failure of or related to the software platform on which the Tournament is played, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Tournament.

Offer void where prohibited.

Send all to VoucH Gaming Counter Strike Staff.


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