Teams are seperated into 2 or 3 divisions, depending on the amount of signups. Team captains can note their preference during signups, exceptions may apply.
Teams play each other based on a league format. Each team plays an opponent twice - Once in a home setting and once in an away setting. The home team can pick one map, the other map is forced.
The winner of the league is decided in the following order:
Amount of wins
Sum of round wins
In case of a complete tie a decider match may be played.
Teams plan their own matches during a matchweek. If team captains cannot agree on a date for their match before the start of the matchweek the match will be forced onto 21:00 at the last matchday of that week.
Streamers can note down availibility in a discord channel for team captains to see, to schedule a match with the possibility of a streamer/shoutcaster casting the match.
Team captains will be added to a discord channel for scheduling and map choices purposes.
Teams should try to keep to the schedule as much as possible.
Teams that delay the start of a game by more than 15 minutes forfeit the first stopwatch round of the game, each subsequent 15 minutes will result in another round forfeited (Note: This does not include delays due to previous games overrunning).
Teams who continuously delay the start of matches will be removed from the event.
Matches will be played in RTCW 1.4 and OSP 0.9 in Stopwatch Mode.
1 panzer allowed per team.
1 flamethrower allowed per team.
1 venom allowed per team.
No weapon boosting.
No intentional blocking of spawns or doors with revives.
Each team has two pauses per round.
Scoreboard and console messages. Accept the OSP console message to determine who won the round.
In some cases, Refs may be designated by the admins to oversee some matches. They will have the ability to make decisions on behalf of the admins during these events. Unfortunately not all admins can admin every match so some additional Refs may be asked to assist.
Team captains schedule the match for the upcoming week in advance using a specific discord channel. If the match is not scheduled by the last matchday of the prior matchweek the match will be forced onto the last matchday of the matchweek at 21 CET.
mp_base (10 timelimit)
During the group phase the maps are preset and are played by ABBA format.
The home team cannot pick the forced map.
Teams can also not pick the same map twice throughout the progression of the league.
The home team has to tell both the admin team and the opponent their mapchoice at least one week prior to the match. If the match is scheduled in such a way there is no week left before the match takes place the map has to be known as the match gets scheduled.
If the home team does not manage to let their map choice be known before the above deadline the admins will use a random number generator to assign a map the home team has not yet picked.
The following applies to a decider match played in case of a complete tie, with the score being 2-2:
The decider is one round played using the AB format.
In the case of a double fullhold during the decider then play another BA round on the same map.
In the case of two double fullholds play another AB round on the final remaining map.
Because of an uneven amount of teams in both division 1 and division 2 interdivision matches will be played.
The matches will be played on 2 maps chosen by the division 2 team. The division 1 team is allowed to eliminate a single map from the mappool, after which the division 2 team can pick 2 maps.
Any rounds won by the division 2 team can be used as bonus points in case of a tie in the standings. If the division 2 team plays 2-2 they have 2 bonus points. If they lose 3-1 they have 1 bonus point. If they win 3-1 they have 3 bonus points.
Noshows during these interdivision matches will be considered as such and will count for 3 loss points.
Players may only play for one team.
Players must use a clan tag.
Players must not use an extremely long clan tag.
Players must use the name listed on the teams roster page.
Players must record demos and submit them if requested.
A team can play with a minimum of 5 players.
A single merc of equal skill is allowed if none of your backup players are available and the admin and captain of the opponent team approves the player.
Captains of teams cannot refuse a merc if the merc is considered to be lower skilled than the leftout player.
Servers and Crashes
All games should be played on the official servers provided. An admin will supply you with a server from the central server pool via the appropriate discord match channel.
If you have a problem with the assigned server for your match, please speak with an admin.
If both teams agree you may switch to an 'outlier' server outside of the central pool of servers. This server must still be provided by the admin team. Please discuss well in advance if you want to switch from your assigned server.
If the admins decide you have purposely crashed the server this will result in the current stopwatch round being forfeited.
If their is a legitimate server crash restart the current stopwatch half as needed.
Your team does not have the right to refuse match casting/streaming. If a caster/streamer is available and willing, you are obligated to provide the information to your communication and game server if he requests it. Refusing to do so will result in penalties that are at the discretion of the admin team*. Streamers need to have at minimum a two minute delay for all casts to be allowed.
Weapon boosting is forbidden. However, accidental/incidental boosting does occur and it is legal. However, if a team feels that an "accidental boost" was intentional, they may contact the admins who will review the case.
On mp_village, the documents ARE NOT allowed to be passed on through the gate located near allied bridge/spawn. Doing so results in a forfeit of the round.
One panzer per team at one time. Player who spawns with a panzer is the only one who can shoot the panzer. No panzer swapping is allowed.
On mp_beach, teleporting through the floor/sinking into the ground near the basement barracks is ILLEGAL. Using this tactic will result in an immediate round loss.
Document duplication glitch: In the rare event that the documents become duplicated on any map, you are NOT allowed to transmit the fake documents to complete the round. Doing so will result in an immediate round loss. Utilizing a pause as soon as this happens to straighten out the situation is highly recommended.
Any use of external programs f.e. spawntimers are forbidden.
If your team has a question about the legality of a possible tactic or exploit, contact an admin as soon as possible to avoid being penalized. If a player/team is found guilty of using an exploit that gained an obvious advantage, "It wasn't explicitly stated as being an exploit in the rules", "I/We didn't know," and "Everybody else is doing it," are NOT valid excuses. Spending an inordinate amount of time searching for the next undocumented exploit that gains your team an advantage in a match will almost certainly result in a penalty/forfeited round.
The admins reserve the right to modify the following rules as necessary. Teams should check the rules on a regular basis and prior to every match to ensure they are in complete compliance. Rules are marked with an update date and we provide a log of changes to assist in this capacity. These rules are guidelines by which the this group of tournaments operate to ensure a fun and even playing field for all teams. At all times, these rules are subject to interpretation by admins. While our cup strives to provide the most comprehensive rules possible, not every scenario can be anticipated. Those matters are left to admin discretion based on the spirit of these rules and the situation at hand. Remember, this is just a game and good sportsmanship should be displayed at all times throughout the cup.
Common Sense Clause
Players and teams will be held responsible for your actions. We recommend good judgment when making decisions that could impact your team and teammates while playing with us during this cup. Use common sense! Community discord rules apply.
Admins can not make decisions on their own matches.