Terms and Conditions

This tournament is reserved for members of the Victorian Football & Futsal community. Entry is restricted to current players, officials, referees or administrators. 

Football Victoria reserves the right to disqualify players who have entered after submitting incorrect, false, or deceptive information.

This tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors. We are following the community tournament guidelines which can be found here.

General

Football Victoria and Esports Live have the right to use their discretion in special cases to guarantee fair play.

Code of Conduct

Every participant has to behave with respect towards Football Victoria staff, Esports Live staff, press, viewers, partners and other players.

This applies to behaviour in-game and also in chats, messengers, social media comments and other media. We expect players to conduct themselves according to the following values:

  • Compassion: treat others as you would be treated

  • Integrity: be honest, be committed, play fair

  • Respect: show respect all other humans, including teammates, competitors, and event staff

  • Courage: be courageous in competition and in standing up for what is right.

Participants must not engage in harassment or hate speech in any form. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Hate speech, offensive behaviour, or verbal abuse related to sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion

  • Stalking or intimidation (physically or online)

  • Spamming, raiding, hijacking, or inciting disruption of streams or social media

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”)

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, unwelcome sexualised comments, jokes, and sexual advances

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

Please refer to the AnyKey Keystone Code to learn more about good sporting behaviour. Refer to the ESIC Code of Conduct for detailed conduct rules and penalties

Violation of this Code of Conduct will result in penalty points. In the case of repeat or extreme violations, penalties may include disqualification, or banning from future Esports Live events.

Insults and offensive behaviour

All insults that happen during a match, may be punished. This includes but is not limited to in-game chat of the corresponding game, guestbooks, forums, Match- or News-Comments, Emails, Match-Chat, game IDs.

Penalties are no longer limited to Penalty Points and barrages, but may also contain the following depending on the incident, location and frequency of the insult:

  • Penalty Points & barrages are given for incidents within Esport Live Matches

  • Insults or inappropriate behaviour within Comments or other options for contacting a player, will result in a Forum- & Comment ban

Severe incidents including, but not limited to the following points, may be punished in other ways:

  • Extremist statements

  • Threat of violence

  • Sexual harassment

  • Stalking

  • severe insults

  • pornographic linkings

Spamming

The excessive posting of futile, annoying or offensive contributions within the Esports Live social media channels is considered as spamming. Spamming on the website (forums, match comments, player comments, support- and protest pages, etc) is penalised as follows:

  • Written warning for the first offence

  • 1 penalty point + 1 week comment ban for the second spamming incident.

  • 2 penalty points + 2 week comment ban for the third spamming incident.

  • 3 penalty points + 3 week comment ban for the fourth and any further spamming incidents.

The decisive factor therefore is the amount of active penalties for spamming.

Matches, competitions, meetings

In all competitions there should be a fair playing field for all players.

Every encounter, whether a ladder match or other competition must be played according to the rules until it is complete and the result on the has been entered and the final game screenshot is submitted.

Any encounter that did not take place, should be deleted. Matches will be opened only by admins to delete exceptions. Matches that did not take place will be considered fake matches and will be punished.

It is not allowed for participants to bet on matches in their own competition. Betting against yourself will get you disqualified and banned.

Game / client

In general, all programs which are not part of the original game, including custom-data and modifications, are not allowed in any game. Any programs that change the game itself are forbidden.

Game Coverage

Football Victoria reserves exclusive right to the coverage of the matches. This includes all forms of transmission, including Broadcasts. Football Victoria can assign the coverage rights of a match or of several matches to a third party or to the actual players themselves. In this case, terms and conditions would have to be arranged with Football Victoria management before the match.

In general, Football Victoria will contact any player if they wish to broadcast one of their matches. If no contact is made, individual players are allowed to arrange their own broadcasts. Should the game take place on a server that Football Victoria administrators have no direct access to, it must be made sure that enough slots are available for the according clients.

Internal Texts

All texts written in either protest or support tickets, or written by the administrators to members of a certain league or tournament, cannot be published without the permission of the Football Victoria.

Language

The official language of this competition is English. 

Deception

The attempt to deceive admins or other players with wrong or fake statements, information or data will not be tolerated.

Other unauthorised offences

Including but not limited to the abusing of bugs in the website.

These penalties are at the discretion of the responsible admin and are penalised according to severity.

Cheating

All forms of cheating in matches are forbidden and will be penalised by Football Victoria and Esports Live. Players found cheating may be barraged depending on the evidence available. Note, we do not accept publicly submitted demo or screenshot evidence in these cases. Should it become known to the Football Victoria or Esports Live administrators that any form of cheating was used to the advantage of a player or a team during a match, FV/Esports Live reserves the right to punish them to the full extent of the rules available. By breaking any rule a player risks being barred or completely excluded from a specific competition or from all competitions. This also includes any competitions affiliated with Esports Live.

The use of programs (or "hacks") or other methods to circumvent, modify or in any way manipulate is forbidden. Any use of such programs or methods will be punished as cheating. Even testing of such programs or methods in a match not happening will be punished.

Distribution of cheats

Contributing to the distribution of cheats in any way is not allowed on Esports Live. This includes but is not limited to referring to the name, website or logo of cheats, such as player profiles, team profiles, forums, comments, guest book entries, etc.

Violating this rule will be punished from a warning up to exclusion from all competitions.

Cheating Sanctions

Disqualification from the tournament, results voided, forfeiture of prizes, prize money, ban between 2 years and lifetime depending on age and level of player and nature/size of tournament and how the player cheated. Cheating at a professional level (i.e. where qualification for a professional event is at stake) should normally result in a 5 year ban, but, in aggravating circumstances, can result in a lifetime ban.

Appeals

All punishments will need to be appealed in writing to Esports Live, they will be treated on a case by case basis at the discretion of Esports Live management.

Match-Fixing/betting fraud

Engaging in any action that improperly influences the outcome of a game or match by any means will not be tolerated and may result on disqualification and/or even a lifetime ban.

Competition manipulation and bribery

Bribing or attempting to bribe a referee or organiser or trying to manipulate the competition will not be tolerated.

Competition manipulation and bribery sanctions

Results voided, ban of between 1 and 2 years, forfeiture of prize money and monetary fine (if discovered before the end of a tournament, disqualification)

Accounts

When registering, each player must provide an up-to-date and correct email address and it is the player’s responsibility to keep this up-to-date. To play in a ladder, a method of contact must be available and visible to all users in your player profile.

Also, the permanent residence must be chosen according to the country he/she is currently living in. Should the country differ from his/her nationality, the player can add an additional flag in the settings.

Any player must have the permission of the credit card holder to play.

Multi Accounts

Each player must only register with one email address, If a player cannot access their email account and then creates a new one, then he/she must notify Esports Live of this change.

Nicknames, User Names, Team Names and URL Aliases

We reserve the right to edit Nicknames and/or URL aliases, if they fail to comply with the following requirements.

Nicknames/aliases are forbidden if they:

  • are protected by third-party rights and the user has no written permission

  • resemble or if they are identical to a brand or trademark, no matter whether it has been registered or not

  • resemble or if they are identical to a real person other than themselves

  • use names of Esports Live Gaming products

  • resemble or if they are identical to the names of Esports Live staff

  • are nonsense

  • are offensive in any language

In addition to the above, any nicknames/team names/aliases that are purely commercial (e.g. product names), defamatory, pejorative, offensive, vulgar, obscene, anti-Semitic, inciting hatred, or offending against good manners are forbidden. Using alternative spelling, gibberish or wrong spelling in order to avoid the requirements mentioned above is illegal. We reserve the right to extend, change, exchange or delete these rules if necessary.

Country

A player's country must be set to their country of residence. 

If a player's country of residence is changed in order to avoid any country restrictions or if the player is trying to fake or abuse they will be punished with disqualification.

Sponsors/partnerships

Football Victoria/Esports Live reserves the right to prohibit or remove teams with sponsors or partners that are solely or widely known for explicit/indecent content, drug use or other adult/mature themes and products from partaking in events at any time.