All games are BO3. Players need to report the score once after all 2 or 3 games are finished.
By entering a team into the tournament, all players acknowledge that they fully agree to the rules and terms of the Contest.
Additionally, all players acknowledge that they have read and agree to be bound to and abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Site and Services.
All players also acknowledge they are above 16 years old and eligible legally to participate in the tournament.
By failing to comply with prerequisites users will get eliminated from the tournament as well as banned.
FirstBlood takes the right to validate and confirm the details for each user before, during and after the tournament takes place. If any irregularities are found at one or more members of the team, FirstBlood and the respective tournament organizer (“TO”) takes the right to disqualify the whole team from the tournament even after the tournament is finished.
When in doubt about anything regarding rules or if you have any questions related to the following tournament, please contact us at: [email protected] or respective TO’s website.
The Tournament format depends on the event and it is specified within the event rules seen in the Tournament Overview section.
- Every 2v2 game must be created with the following Game Rules:
- Game Mode: Stock
- Teams: On
- Team Damage: On
- Lives: 3
- Match Time: 8:00
- Gadgets: Off
- Test Features: Off
- Map Set: 2v2
Every 1v1 game must be created with the following Game Rules:
- Game Mode: Stock
- Teams: Off
- Lives: 3
- Match Time: 8:00
- Gadgets: Off
- Test Features: Off
- Map Set: 1v1
Every game must be created with the following Lobby Settings:
- Region: US-East (for US tournaments), Europe (for EU tournaments) or your region’s appropriate server.
- Friends: Off
- Clanmates: Off
- Room Number: On
- Room Type: Custom
- Max Players: 4 (2v2), 2 (1v1)
- Map Choosing: Tournament Striking
- Blind Pick: Off
- Legend/Stance Locking
On the first game of any set, the lower seed player(s) must lock in their Legend(s) and Stance before the higher seed player(s) is required to. In every other game of a set, the winning player(s) of the previous game must lock in their Legend(s) and Stance before the losing player(s) is required to.
After both teams are locked in, the lobby can move forward and map striking begins.
On the first game of any set, the higher seed team/player must strike all but three stages from the map pool. The lower seed team may then choose from the remaining three stages by striking two.
Every game afterward within the set, the losing team/player of the previous game must strike all but three stages from the map pool. The winning team of the previous game may then choose from the remaining three stages by striking two.
Stoppage of Time / Interruption of Game
If a player has an unforeseen issue preventing them from starting their next match, they may have up to 5 minutes within their set to correct the issue and start their match. After 5 minutes, it is up to the discretion of the individual tournament organizer whether or not the offending team/player will forfeit their match or if additional time will be given for the team/player to correct their issue.
If the game has loaded and begun and a player has an unforeseen issue preventing them from competing in the game within the first 10 seconds of the game, they may suicide 3 times to prematurely terminate the game and correct their issue. As stated above, they will have 5 minutes within the entire set to correct these issues.
Each player must display well-mannered behavior throughout the entire duration of the tournament. This includes before, during, and after competitions. Good behavior is expected in all public areas of interaction which include but are not limited to Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and the in-game Brawlhalla client.
Poor or negative behavior towards tournament staff, sponsors, or other players is unacceptable and punitive measures will be taken on a case by case basis as determined by the tournament organizer.
Cheating is strictly prohibited.
Any players found cheating are subject to removal from all official Brawlhalla tournaments.
If any player is found using any cheat during competitive play, all games that were affected will be subject to forfeiture and other potential penalties.
Intentionally losing a game, collusion, or any other action of a similar or reprehensible nature will not be tolerated.
Each player must use their best efforts to compete in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.
Tournament Administration has the right to deem any name, tag, or clan name inappropriate. If any name or tag (including clans) is flagged as inappropriate, teams or players may be denied registration, disqualified, or required to change it appropriately in order to continue.
Additional content may be required out of players by Tournament Administration, which all players must make themselves available throughout the entire duration of the tournament for.
Rule 1: Tournament format
Tournament may award prizes. Prizes are stated on the Overview section of the tournament on Firstblood.io under the participating tournament.
Non-Cash Prizes may be awarded directly by FIRSTBLOOD, subject to FIRSTBLOOD’s receipt of satisfactory documentation (described below) to enable distribution. Third Party Tournament Organizers offer cash and non-cash prizes for the tournaments hosted on FirstBlood’s platform and are subject to their rules and conditions. Firstblood does NOT award any direct cash prizes. Tournament Organizers are responsible for payout of all cash prizes
Tournament Organizers reserve the right to distribute additional Prizes at their sole discretion.
Rule 2: Bugs & Exploits
The use or exploitation of bugs and exploits, whether known or unknown, is considered unsportsmanlike behavior, and reflects poorly on the Player, the game, and the Tournament. Players are prohibited from purposefully using game bugs, glitches, or exploits, regardless of whether they provide a perceived or tangible benefit to the Player or Team. If a technical issue arises resulting in a bug/issue with the game play, the Players and Teams are expected to play through the issue. Any changes to the match or outcome will be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organizer.
Rule 3: Eligibility
Eligibility for the Tournament is at the sole discretion of FIRSTBLOOD or respective Tournament Organizer. Any Team roster containing any Player known to be banned from participation in any esport event is expressly ineligible to participate in the Tournament.
All Players who are at least 18 years old, but under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they live (a “Minor”) must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to apply to and participate in the Tournament. Additional proof of parental consent and parent or legal guardian accompaniment may be required.
FIRSTBLOOD together with the other Tournament Organizer companies, and their respective employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and those of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors, agents, representatives and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the Tournament, are not eligible to participate in the Tournament without express written permission by FIRSTBLOOD; nor are governmental officials of any of the qualifying nations.
Players must supply their own equipment, internet connectivity, and any and all permissions to access the Videogame, including, without limitation, a validly acquired copy of the Videogame and access levels to the PUBG game servers, as applicable. Any exceptions or exclusions to the eligibility section must be agreed in writing by FIRSTBLOOD.
Rule 4: General Prize Restrictions
Winners shall be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and any required payment information and tax forms (“Winner Forms”) in order to receive payment.
Within thirty (30) days of receiving an executed copy of the Winner Forms, FIRSTBLOOD shall deliver to the Winner the applicable non-cash Prize(s). Failure to take delivery of any Prize may result in forfeiture, and such prize awarded to an alternate Winner. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned until after a Winner has complied with all his or her obligations under these Official Rules. No substitutions may be made for non-cash Prize(s), except by FIRSTBLOOD, who reserves the right to substitute a non-cash Prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by FIRSTBLOOD in its sole discretion. By participating in a Tournament, Winner acknowledges that Tournament Entities have not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the Prizes. Winner will be responsible for all taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on any Prize won and on the value of any items or value transferred to the Player by FIRSTBLOOD or Third Party Tournament Organizers, and will be required to provide his/her Social Security number, IRS Form W 8BEN, IRS Form W 9, or equivalent information for tax reporting purposes (at a time to be determined in FIRSTBLOOD’s sole discretion, and which may be prior to participation is a particular round or prior to receipt of any Prize by Player).
FIRSTBLOOD will file an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent tax withholding documentation for the retail value of any Prize or other items of value transferred to the Player by FIRSTBLOOD in accordance with IRS requirements, and FIRSTBLOOD may also share such documentation with a state or local government agency as required by law. Refusal or failure of a Winner to satisfy the requirements of all necessary and appropriate tax, withholding or other required compliance terms (including Social Security number, IRS Form W 8BEN, IRS Form W 9, or equivalent information), as determined by FIRSTBLOOD in its sole discretion, will result in the Winner forfeiting the Prize(s) and an alternate Winner being selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Winners who do not claim the Prize within 1 months of the close of the Tournament or such earlier time as designated by FIRSTBLOOD, are void, and the Tournament Organizers shall have no further liability or responsibility to such Player(s) in connection with the Prizes.
Rule 5: Limitations of Liability
TOURNAMENT ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH REGARD TO THE VIDEOGAME SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT, OR PRIZING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS, UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
Tournament Entities shall not be responsible for any of the following:
(i) incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in a Tournament or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of a Playerʼs registration or gameplay;
(ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access which may result in alteration of gameplay or game results;
(iii) any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, servers or providers, equipment, or software, including any injury or damage to Player resulting from participation in a Tournament;
(iv) injuries or losses to Playerʼs person or property arising or resulting from participation in a Tournament;
(v) any acts or omissions by Tournament Entities or their employees, whether negligent or willful, in the conduct of the Tournament;
(vi) any equipment or software malfunction; or
(vii) the inability to complete a Game due to any technical malfunction.
Tournament Organizers, at their sole discretion, may require the replaying of any Game, match, or Competition, or declare any of the foregoing null and void by reason of any technical or other system error. If for any reason the Tournament or any portion thereof is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other causes beyond the control of Tournament Organizers, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Tournament Organizers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament or any portion thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that Tournament Organizers determine, at their sole discretion, that any individual game, match, Competition or Tournament, has been tampered with or that the validity of any game, match, Competition or Tournament has been compromised for any reason, it may eliminate that game, match, Competition or the Tournament, and may conduct the Tournament on the basis of the remaining game, match, Competition and/or Tournament. In the event that any individual is adversely affected in a game, match, Competition or Tournament by any technical or equipment malfunction, Tournament Organizers reserve the right to schedule special game, match, Competition or Tournament among any such competitors so adversely affected. In the event of any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Tournament Organizers will post a notice promptly on the Tournament website.
BY ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN A TOURNAMENT, PLAYER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS ALL TOURNAMENT ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYSʼ FEES) AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING SETTLEMENTS) FOR ANY INJURIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TOURNAMENT, ATTENDANCE AT ANY TOURNAMENT, OR ANY PRIZE. OR ANY OTHER MATTER OR ACTIVITY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TOURNAMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIBEL, SLANDER, DISPARAGEMENT, DEFAMATION, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THIS OBLIGATION SHALL CONTINUE BEYOND THE TERM OF THE TOURNAMENT.
Rule 6: Privacy
Player’s information, including Player Information, may also be transferred to countries outside the country of Player's residence, including the United States of America. Such other countries may not have privacy laws and regulations similar to those of the country of Player's residence. Player has the right to request access, review, rectification or deletion of any personal data held by FIRSTBLOOD in connection with the Tournament by writing to FirstBlood Technologies, Inc.
Rule 7: Cheating
Any Players found to be cheating will result in an immediate forfeiture and ban. All Players and Teams must comply with the Code of Conduct described in the Official Rules.
Rule 8: Gambling
No Player, coach, Team manager, administrator, broadcaster, or other staff of participating organizations may be involved with gambling or betting on any results of any match. Tournament or competition. Betting or gambling on any Tournament match or competition will result in an immediate disqualification of the organization from the current qualifier event and a minimum 6-month ban of the offending Player from competition.
Rule 9: Collusion
All Players and Teams are expected to have a vested interest in performing to the peak of their abilities during all Tournament play. If a Player or Team is determined to be colluding or acting in a way to negatively affect or ‘rig’ a match, or play for the performance benefit of another Team in the Tournament, they may, at the sole discretion of FIRSTBLOOD or respective Tournament Organizer, be disqualified and barred from future entry into the Tournament.
Rule 10: Team and Player Names
Team and Player names must adhere to the following guidelines:
Names shall not be offensive, obscene or vulgar, and shall not contain offensive, obscene or vulgar language (as determined by the Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion).
Names may not contain trademarks, trade names, or equivalent third party intellectual property without approval, such as in the case of a sponsorship.
Names must remain consistent throughout the Tournament, and may only be changed with approval from Tournament Entities.
Tournament Organizers may ask players to change their Team or Player names for any reason.