1. General Statements
1.1. The tournament is regulated according to the set of rules provided below. It’s mandatory for all participants and specifies a unified way to carry out game matches.
1.2. Referees reserve the right to set a default loss or give an official warning to a player who breaks any rule point.
1.3. Receiving the second warning during a tournament always result in a default loss.
2. Participation rules
2.1. To apply for participation in a tournament you need to:
3. Tournament System and Determining of Winners
3.1.1. Newbie Series
3.1.2. Participants rating: 1 - 2050
3.1.3. Tournament system: Single Elimination
3.1.4. Matches format:
3.1.5. There are no restrictions considering:
3.2.1. Bronze Series
3.2.2. Participants rating: 1 - 2200
3.2.3. Tournament system: Single Elimination
3.2.4. Matches format:
3.2.5. There are no restrictions considering:
3.3.1. Silver Series
3.3.2. Participants: no limits
3.3.3. Tournament system: Double Elimination
3.3.4. Matches format:
3.3.5. There are no restrictions considering:
3.4.1. Golden Series
3.4.2. Participants: no limits
3.4.3. Tournament system: Double Elimination
3.4.4. Matches format:
3.4.5. The following items and actions are not allowed:
4. Match organization and running rules
4.1. 60 minutes before the tournament starts, a player needs to confirm his participation by clicking on “Confirm participation” button in the left upper corner of the “General” tab at the tournament page. Confirmation of participation lasts 50 minutes and means player is aware of and agrees with the current statement and rules of the tournament
4.2. Chat on the tournament page is the main communication channel
4.2.1. All players must be present in the tournament chat after the end of confirmation process as well as during pauses between matches
4.2.2. There should be no unnecessary/non-crucial information in the tournament chat so that players could agree on anything in a clear and correct way and that tournament referee could work as fast as possible.
4.2.3. In the tournament chat participants only need to provide information about in-game lobby (name, password) and information that will help to contact the tournament referee if there is any problem with finding an in-game lobby or if there’s any need to inform referee of any violations of match conduction
4.3. The rules regulating the way a match is organized give players around 10 minutes after the start of the tournament to agree on all match related matters (create/join to a pre-match lobby, give or get a password, etc.) and start the game. The time countdown for the first round matches starts at the same time as the tournament starts; time countdown for next matches starts after that match appears in the tournament bracket.
4.3.1. The player who has a priority must create a lobby in Dota 2, tell his/her bracket opponent the lobby name and password. Priority is determined by position in the tournament bracket (the higher one creates a lobby)
4.3.2. Pre-match lobby settings:
4.3.3. The right to select a hero or side (DIRE; RADIANT) first is decided by a coin flip ("/flip" command in the pre-match lobby). Winner gets a right to either pick one hero from the list on the tournament website or pick a side and ban one hero from the list on the tournament list on the website (one of the two options). On the second man, the other participant can have the same opportunity. In case if the third map is required, the right to select is once again determined by a coin flip
4.3.4. List of heroes for the tournament:
4.4. Each player has 10 minutes of pause time
4.4.1. The reason behind pause must be specified in general chat during the first minute of the pause
4.4.2. If one of the players experiences technical issues, the remaining player must pause the game and wait not less than 5 minutes
4.4.3. Before unpausing the game, the player who initiated the pause must ask the opponent if he’s ready to play. As soon as the opponent responds, the match must be continued
4.5. The rules regulating the match conduct give players 40 minutes for each match to be played. If your match gets dragged out, you need to inform the referee about it
4.5.1. The game is considered finished if: one of the players destroyed the tower or got 2 kills; one of the players abandoned the game
4.5.2. After the end of the match, the winner must set the match result in “Matches” section and his opponent must CONFIRM the result in the same section. We recommend you to tell the match result in chat at the tournament page (the given result gets automatically confirmed in 30 minutes if it wasn’t appealed by your opponent)
5. It is forbidden to:
5.1. Insult participants and official tournament representatives
5.2. Send redundant amount of messages (flood) in general chat
5.3. Sabotage matches and manipulate the rules
5.4. Be in lobby/game if you’re not a participant (trainers, spectators, etc.)
6. Appeals review procedure
6.1. All decisions made by referees regarding the rules are situational and may be interpreted for each case separately and in a specific way
6.2. Any moments not mentioned in the rules can be handled by the referee’s decision
6.3. Any party in a matter of dispute or conflict is responsible for fidelity and integrity of information they provide
6.4. Decisions of referee in any situation, including those not described in the rules, are final and not subject to discussion
6.5. Dispute of the final decision made by referee on any situation can lead to default loss on current map or in match overall
Reward in the tournament will be added to the player’s accounts during 14 workdays after the tournament is over. In order to receive Dota2 items, needs to add this «Steam profile» as a friend and send a link to your Steam profile through the direct message on the website.
At least half of the slots need to be filled or the tournament may be cancelled.
Administration has the right to modify and amends the rules at any time (both during pause and while the tournament is going) and at its own discretion.
You can leave your feedback about the tournament by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org