D11 Gaming eSports Official Rules - DotA 2
General & Game Settings
Communication Channel: D11 Gaming Discord Server
Prizing:Listed on the Tournament Page
Tournament Format: 5 vs.5 Single Elimination Bo1
Game Mode: Captain’s Mode
Selection Priority: Manual
Starting Team: Random
Penalty - Radiant & Dire: -30 SEC Reserve Time
Series Type: None
Fill Empty Slots with Bots: Disabled.
D11 Gaming Discord server will be the main communication channel and any conflict related to the event will be handled there. Players must join to be aware of any decision or a say if there’s a conflict.
Players must invite their opponent in-game to set up their matches.
If the players are unable to connect to each other to play, they must contact event admins through Discord and report on what happened.
Players must begin playing for each match within 10 minutes or they may receive a match loss.
The team who is on the left side of the match details page is responsible for starting a match.
The match score must be reported by both captains.
Team captains must report their score on the match details page within 10 minutes of the match finishing. Players will report scores by uploading the screenshot of the result on the match details page
If no team/player upload results up to one hour after the match start time or there is no clear way to decide the winner (screenshot and score don’t match from both sides), both teams/players will be disqualified from the event. Event administrators have the authority to take the appropriate action.
For general help on using the platform to play in these events, please refer to the platform knowledge base.
Admins' decisions are final. If there is a dispute and the admin staff has announced a decision, the rules will be followed and actions are taken. Please know that we will always have the community's best interest in mind. In order for events to run smoothly, there are hard decisions that need to be made, and often times rules will need to be strictly followed. Kindly respect the admin decisions and refrain from challenging the final decision during the event, so that the rest of the community are not impacted.
Disrespectful comments or actions against admins will result in a time-out on the Discord server or a permanent ban. Actions can be taken without prior warning and the Staff's decision is final. Please know that we are looking to create a friendly atmosphere for everyone in the community, including the admins. As much as we want to cater to everybody, oftentimes there are hard decisions that need to be made. This is all done with the best interest of the community in mind.
Admin staff will not answer messages on DM. If you need help, please go through the proper Discord server channels for all the admins to see. Starting conversations with admins via DM will be ignored. This is so that the entire team can help you faster, as individual admins could operate on their own schedule.
In game names need to be the same as the registered names.
Discord names need to be kept appropriate and respectful.
Every member of a team should be ready for the match before walkover time. Walkover time will not be extended if a member of a team isn’t going to be able to make it.
If a teammate is running late you can inform an admin in advance and a possible walkover time extension may be granted(Note: the extension time is limited )
Teams that consist of 4+ players will be able to have a maximum of 2 players substitution per tournament, teams that consist of 2 and 3 player -every team will be able to have a maximum of 1 player substitution per tournament and teams won't be able to substitute back the original player if a substitution request was accepted.
Stoppage of Play
A team may request a pause only in the presence of a technical issue. Each team has a total of 10 minutes of pause time available to them to be used inside the game and during match creation. After 10 minutes, they must continue with their issue (even if a player disconnects) or forfeit the match.
The following actions will be considered unfair play:
The use of any cheat program and/or map hack program.
Intentionally allowing an opponent to win a game.
Unsportsmanlike or disruptive behaviour such as inappropriate and/or unprofessional actions directed towards another player or tournament official.
The use of a game bug that is determined by the board of referees as being unfair.
Upon discovery of any player committing any violations regarded as unfair play, the offending player, at the sole discretion of the tournament director or a group of referees, may receive a warning, a forfeit loss, disqualified from the tournament.
During the course of the event, the tournament director or group of referees may determine other actions to embody unfair play.
No 3rd party program or any trace of scripts are allowed. This includes personal map textures and player exploits. It will be considered a violation of the rules. 3rd Party communication software will be allowed as the only exception.
Any programs that directly interact with any game qualities, both audio and visually are forbidden. This also includes any modification to graphics drivers.
Players are responsible for their actions in regards to known map or game bugs/exploits. Any Player or Team utilizing ANY exploit or bug in a map or game, unintentional or otherwise are breaking the rules.
It is extremely prohibited to play on a third-party account.
Players must be on the team roster prior to tournament start (15 minutes before designated time)
Substitutions can only be done before or after a match is done and not during. The substitute player for the team must not be playing for any other team in the tournament.
A member of a team shall not use obscene, foul language, vulgar language, insults, threats, abuse, slander, libel or behave in any way offensive or reprehensible, nor promote or incite hatred or discriminatory conduct at any time.
Harassment is prohibited. Harassment is defined as systematic, hostile, and repeated acts that occur during a considered period of time, which are intended to isolate a person and/or affect the dignity of the person.
The Administrators reserve the right to modify the rules as needed. This includes changes due to software updates or releases, event organizer decisions, and all other changes deemed necessary to run a successful tournament.
Players are responsible to check the rules on a regular basis and prior to the event to ensure they are in complete compliance. Players must understand that the rules listed are guidelines to ensure fair and competitive play and are subject to interpretation by the administrators based on the spirit of the game.
Terms of Agreement
By signing up for the tournament, the team is fully in accordance with the rules and must comply with them as determined by the organization of the tournament, with no right to future claims.