Rules
TOURNAMENT RULES

Teams & Players

- A team needs to have 5 players in its team before it can sign up to the cup. The team captain is responsible for his players. The team captain has to be sure that all the teams players know the rules and follow these.
- Players can ONLY play for 1 team. Once the player from that team has been knocked out, the player CANNOT play for another team.
- A team is allowed to substitute during the match, though this is only allowed before, at half time, or during timeouts.
- Players without GUIDs entered will not get accepted into the tournament.
- Players must enter their SLAC ID on their profile
- Teams found having below 5 players will automatically be removed.
- Organisations / managers are allowed to spectate there own team if the server is big enough and if the opponents agree.

Data & Records

Teams can officially request demos in the match comments, this is beneficial for admins and the match participants. This must be done first before contacting an admin. In order for an admin to watch a demo, timestamps must be created. This is a log of the accused player displaying specific rounds and times. All demos will be judged by Vita Nova.

All matches played need to be recorded and should be kept until 48 hours after the match. If there is a conflict about the match then the demos should be kept until 48 hours after the conflict is solved. Failing to do so will lead to a direct forfeit loss for the team. Failure to upload fifteen minutes after the demo in question has been requested will result in a forfeit.

Together with Vita Nova, we have decided to force a new rule, something that will boost the scene in many ways. As of 22/03/11, teams that manage to get to the quarter finals will be asked to upload two (2) demos. Teams must upload two different demos per match, you cannot have the same players upload after each game. Please be aware that this is from the quarter finals onwards. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit loss.

Teams can upload the demo to rapidshare or another free upload website. The download link must be put in the match comments.

Cheating

Vita Nova is against any sort of cheating. Therefore we do not allow:

- Any files or programs that change or edit the game from being original. Using any of those files or programs during a cup match will exclude your team from the cup. Also the player in question will be banned from Esports Heaven.

An example of a program that is allowed is a voice communication program.

- Bug abusing is not allowed. Doing so will result in a forfeit loss for the team in question and the team will be excluded for the first upcoming cup.
- Teams must check GUID's before the game has started, this is in "Ready up mode". If you have found a problem, please inform your opponent so they can correct it. Any claims after the game will be dismissed as it is classed as "laming".
- GUIDs can be entered by going to My Profile and entering the 8 last digits of your GUID in the GUID section.
- If a player or clan is caught cheating after a cup is finished but before prizes have been handed out, Esports Heaven reserves the right to withhold the prizes.
- "Self spec" will be considered cheating, it gives the player a huge advantage when using this bug. Players caught doing so will result in a round loss. If a team/player has been caught performing this act multiple times then the team will automatically lose any of the rounds they gained whilist "Self-specing".
- Punkbuster must be turned on.
- NO flashing during the knife round. Flashing the other team to gain a knife kill will automatically give your opponents the knife round win.

Anti-Cheat

All matches played on Esports Heaven, TZAC MUST be used at all times. Please see the follow steps in order to play with TZAC.

How to run SLAC:

1)Register on this TZAC site - http://tz-ac.com/
2) Activate the account
3) Copy your unique TZAC ID and paste it in the TZAC ID box on your Esports Heaven profile
4) Go to the downloads section on top of the site and download the Windows client
5) Find the "TZAC - COD4" shortcut in start -> programs -> TZAC ANTICHEAT
6) Enter your username and password
7) Press the login button
8) Press the Browse button and locate iw3mp.exe in your COD4 install dir
9) Enter the match ID from the Esports Heaven match URL into the match id field on TZAC
10) Press the Start the game button

If you require support or have any questions then check out the FAQ section on the TZAC website - http://tz-ac.com/topic.php?id=9

Map Pool

- mp_citystreets
- mp_crash
- mp_crossfire
- mp_backlot
- mp_strike


How does VETO Best Of 1 work?
Knife
Loser of knife eliminates one map
Winner of knife eliminates one map
Loser of knife eliminates one map
Winner of knife eliminates one map
Map remaining is the map to be played

How does VETO Best Of 3 work?
Knife
Loser of knife eliminates one map
Winner of knife eliminates one map
Loser of knife chooses one map
Winner of knife chooses one map
Map remaining will be the decider map (if needed)

Cup Layout

- This cup allows 256 teams to participate. The cup runs a group stage system.
- All matches will be played over 1 map (except for the final) which is prescheduled by the Cup admins.
- All matches will be played 5 versus 5.
- Teams must have 5 players, you cannot start with 4.
- A teams wins if it reaches 13 rounds first. 12-12 is acceptable as it's in groupstage.
- If 2 or more teams are found to be on the same points, it will be decided by round difference.
- Seeds, they will be for admin eyes only and are used to seperate the "better" teams from playing each other early on.

Reporting a no-show

Teams can report a no-show 15 minutes after the start time (example: Cup start time: 20:00 – No-show time: 20:15). Please do not spam the admins of the tournament, teams can enter the no-show themselves by entering 1:0 as the score. In some cases, evidence may be needed (screenshots, chat log). Admins have the right to question the team requesting a no-show win.

Entering results
How do I enter the result? Simple, go to Tournament Panel and then select “Manage” next to the tournament name. You will then be asked to enter the result for the match you have just played.

Final

- The maps will be decided by VETO Best of 3 (bo3)
- Knife for side
- Admins have the right to spectate the final

Server settings & commands

The cup will be using Promod Live V2.11 EU which can be downloaded here

Normal match settings - /rcon promod_mode match_mr12

As it is groupstage, overtime is not needed. A draw can happen.

Please note that we do not give out or supply servers to teams for the tournament, if both teams do not have a server then we suggest you ask around. We have a schedule to stick to and therefore cannot afford to go over it. If both teams fail to play there match, they shall be removed from the tournament.

Media Stream

- Streaming will be forced
- Streaming may only happen if the server is big enough
- Streamers may offer a bigger server, if the pings are neutral
- In the event where players are experiencing packet loss, the players should be prioritized over a streamer's server at all measures in order to ensure fair play
- A stream cannot be rejected if the server is big enough
- Rejecting a stream will result in a forfeit loss
- A list of trusted streamers are here:

CODTV - www.codtv.net
NGTV - www.netgaming.tv
KaoS TV - http://www.kaostv.nl/
CyberTV - www.cybertv.pl
H2kTV - http://www.h2ktv.com/
f0xz - http://f0xz.org.ua
justCoDtv - http://justcod.wordpress.com/
MemiaTV - http://www.twitch.tv/mennacefps
MemiaTV2 - http://www.tinyurl.com/memia

- A stream must have a delay, this will be checked by the tournament admin
- If two teams agree to postpone a match, the streamer must accept this.
- In order to stream a match, the streamer must contact the two teams to be able to get the server details.
- If you're a streamer and would like to be added to the list, please contact tomzki

Contacting your opponent

The primary contact point would be the cup irc channel, this must be used to contact your opponents first. If you do not see them then you can try contacting them in there own irc channel if they have one. You can find there irc channel on there team page on Esportsheaven.net

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An admins decision is final.