Terms of Conditions/Disclaimer
IEGA TERMS AND CONDITIONS/DISCLAIMER
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BY PARTICIPATING, OR OTHERWISE PLAYING IN THE IEGA, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, THAT YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 AND THE AGE OF LEGAL MAJORITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, AND THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY REMOVED FROM AND ARE NOT PROHIBITED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE IEGA.
Terms and Conditions ALLOWED TEAMS Team Rating Restrictions: Any Club Teams 5 Stars and below 2 Round Robins; Double Elimination Bracket; all matches are Home and Away. Aggregate Score and Away Goal rules apply. Additional tiebreakers will be applicable during post-season play starting with Group Stage.
Default Start Time: All Round 1 Post-season Matches in a group during the group stage must have the same default start time. After Round 1, all Matches have a unique default start time that is dependent upon the time at which the Teams’ previous Round results were submitted and completed. Matches must be started by their default start time and played until completion. Postponing matches is only at the discretion of Online Tournament staff. Players are not to discuss the scores within the lobby/party chat during the Post Season Games. As to not manipulate Fair Play.
Double Forfeit: If a Match is not played and neither Team submits an email requesting the Forfeit win, or both Teams otherwise Forfeit a Game/Match, the Game/Match win will be awarded to the higher seeded Team.
Weather: Any player may quit out of the game if the weather condition is raining or snowing. This must be done so before 20 game minutes has passed. If both players proceed to play the match, it is implied that both players agree to play in the set weather condition for their match.
No Shows: No Shows must be verified by a League Official. If a League Official isn’t immediately available, send an email within 30 minutes following the scheduled match time. The email must include proof that their opponent did not show.
Cheating: Breaking any rule and any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, or unsportsmanlike behavior may result in a Forfeit of a Game, Match, or Ban from The IEGA. Cheating, glitching, and abusing in-game mechanics accusations must be verified by a League Official. In order to contact a League Official send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a League Official isn’t immediately available, an email must be submitted immediately, along with proof, screenshot or video, of the cheating. Punishable unsportsmanlike behavior includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language. For all cheating claims, the burden of proof is on the accuser.
Disputes: In order to dispute Game results, Players must notify a League Official, via email submission, that they would like to Protest the Game before a new Game has begun. In order to dispute Match results, Players/Teams must notify a League Official, via email submission, that they would like to Protest the Match no longer than 30 minutes after the end of the Match before another match is played.
Abuse: Verbal and/or written abuse of a League Official will not be tolerated through any medium. This includes, but is not limited to, voice communications in game, voice messages, live support chats, written messages on The IEGA website, social forums, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Violators of this rule may be disqualified from the League.
Decisions Are Final: League Staff have the final decision in all matters related to this competition. If a player feels a decision is unjust and/or goes against the rules listed for this competition. Players should submit an email for IEGA staff to review. Please include any information and proof pertinent to the issue.
Penalties Settings: The hosting team will forfeit the game where the incorrect setting(s) affected the game.
Restricted Teams: Use of any restricted FIFA team will result in the loss of that game for the violating tournament team.
Equipment: Players may not use a Turbo controller, a Button Macro controller or Keyboard/Mouse. Turbo controllers allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press the same button multiple times. Button Macro controllers allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press multiple buttons. The team using the ineligible equipment will forfeit that games of the match it was used on.
IP Flooding (DDoS Attacks): Performing or assisting with a DDoS attack of the participant’s opponent will result in immediate disqualification of that player. The player will also be suspended from The IEGA for up to three hundred and sixty-five (365) days.
Modified Console/Hacks/Mods: Use of a modified/jailbroken console, in game hacks, and/or mods will result in the immediate disqualification of the player. The player using the modified console, hacks, and/or mods will be suspended from The IEGA for up to three hundred and sixty-five (365) days.
Evading a Ban: If a player is found evading a ban they will be disqualified from the current competition. The offending player will be suspended from The IEGA for up to ninety (90) days.
Disqualification: Some infractions may result in warnings and penalties being bypassed with immediate disqualification from the remainder of the League/Tournament being enforced. Examples of behavior or actions that could result in this are physical acts of violence, cheating, collusion/manipulating the bracket, drug/substance abuse on-site, any illegal activities, betting or gambling on a tournament or match results, hate speech, and harassment.
*Final prize(s) will be adjusted based on the total number of eligible players seeded into the bracket. Also prize is determined based on difficulty for a player to win the tournament relative to the number of players entered. Prize will vary based on tournament competitive difficulty. Prize is comparable but not equal to that of a Live LAN tournament of similar size; furthermore it is not based on the amount of participation time invested. The 2018/2019 IEGA Invitational prize pool is set up to $250000. The IEGA is anticipating 5000 players competing in the 2018-2019 season. Set prize amounts are based on a full league/tournament of players. If the league/tournament of players has less than the maximum of players, the prize will be prorated accordingly.
Broadcast: IEGA reserves the right to broadcast any Match. If IEGA chooses to broadcast a Match, IEGA Staff members must be allowed into each Game.
Will ensure no one is account recovering and attempting to play on another person's account. However, IP checks will not be be given after the match has been completed.
Gamertags may not contain foul language, disparaging remarks, hateful or racist names. Any changes to a player roster after the league/tournament has been seeded is at the discretion of League staff. This includes changes to Xbox Live Gamertags, PSN IDs, EA Origin Accounts, etc. Players may only be added to a roster (username and gamertag) up until the end of the first week of League/tournament. Online gaming name must be linked to a player's IEGA Account before the start of the league and tournament bracket play.
Rules: The rules may be updated and modified at any time, for any reason. Rulings may be made outside the scope of these Rules in order to preserve fair play and tournament integrity. Participation in this Tournament constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Rules, the Official Rules on the Prize tab, and League Official decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this tournament. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. Description of League/Tournament/Participation. A. Dates of League/ Tournament: The League/Tournament will be conducted beginning and ending on the dates provided by IEGA for each individual Tournament. B. How to Enter: The participant must be an active and registered member of the www.theiega.com site (the “ Site”) to enter. The participant may register for the League/Tournament by logging on to The IEGA Site and completing the free on-line registration form at www.theiega.com. League registration is on a first come first serve basis and is open until all applicable League spots are filled. One entry per person per League/Tournament. Valid League/Tournament entries must contain all information requested. Incomplete and/or multiple entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The IEGA is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or incomplete entries.
2. Potential Winners of Prize(s). Potential winners (“Potential Winners”) must comply with these official rules and winning is
contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential Winners shall have no right to any prize unless the conditions set forth in these and any other applicable rules are satisfied. Potential Winners will be notified via Email and/or Phone call within approximately seven (7) days after the end of the Tournament. Each Potential Winner is required to follow the instructions in the email and/or Direct Message within five (5) days of notification. Each Potential Winner of a prize will be required to fill out and sign via Docusign, within seven (7) days of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release Form, applicable Parental Consent Form, as well as applicable Tax Forms in order to be eligible to claim a prize. Following the The IEGA’s verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules, the Potential Winner will be declared the winner of the prize. If a Potential Winner cannot be contacted, does not respond, or fails to sign and return the required documentation within fourteen (14) days of the first notification attempt, the Potential Winner forfeits his or her eligibility to claim a prize. Potential Winners are limited to one prize package per Tournament. A description of the potential prizes, if any, will be provided for each individual Tournament. Prizes are non- transferable and not exchangeable for any other prize. In the case of unavailability of prize, The IEGA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes, gratuities and unspecified expenses are the sole responsibility of winner. Potential Winners who are eligible for award of a prize assume all liability for use of the prize.
4. Conditions. IEGA or the Sponsor are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by users of the Site or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized on the Site or in any League/Tournament or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of registrations, entries into any League/Tournament, or otherwise in connection with any League/Tournament including, without limitation, any technical limitation or other event that results in the disqualification or loss of ranking status of any participant in any Tournament. IEGA or the Sponsor assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or communications line failure relating to the Site or any League/Tournament, or for any theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any registration materials or entries. IEGA or the Sponsor are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network, satellite, cable or lines, computer, on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e- mail, registrations or entry submissions on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof in connection with the Site or any League/Tournament, including, without limitation, any technical limitation or other event that results in the disqualification or loss of ranking status of any Player in any Game. IEGA or the Sponsor are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating, downloading or uploading materials from the Site or in connection with any Tournament. Any use of robotic, automatic, micro, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any person using such methods. If, for any reason, any Tournament, in IEGA's sole opinion, is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of IEGA or the Sponsor which, in IEGA’s judgment, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of any League/Tournament, IEGA or the Sponsor reserve the right in their discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the League/Tournament and proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by IEGA’s sole discretion.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, IEGA, ITS EMPLOYEES, ITS VOLUNTEERS, ITS PARENTS,
AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, AND RELATED COMPANIES, ITS SPONSORS, ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR PARTNERS OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR: (A) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND UNDER ANY THEORY (WHETHER CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR LEAGUE/TOURNAMENT PRIZES, ARISING OUT OF ANY PARTICIPANT'S ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY LEAGUE/TOURNAMENT OR (B) FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN EXCESS OF ANY FEE PAID BY THE PARTICIPANT (IF ANY) TO ENTER THE APPLICABLE TOURNAMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE AND IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TOURNAMENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON- INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN LIABILITY OR WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE PARTICIPANT. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, SPONSOR'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
5. Publicity. By participating, all participants and winner(s) grant IEGA and the Sponsor permission to use their names, nick-names, online gaming names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other Leagues/Tournaments, in perpetuity, throughout the world, and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use, except where prohibited.
6. Taxes. Each Potential Winner who has satisfied the required contingencies to become eligible for the award of a prize is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes on such prize. IEGA or the Sponsor are not responsible for any unspecified expenses which shall be the responsibility of winners. Any person receiving over $600 in prizes from IEGA or the Sponsor will receive a receipt slip at the end of the calendar year and it is the participant’s responsibility to send copy of such form to be filed with the participant’s federal revenue tax agency.
7. Conduct and Decisions. By participating in the Tournament, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of IEGA, its Employees, its Volunteers, Judges, Sponsor, and Sponsor’s personnel. Participants must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner, maintaining a friendly and polite demeanor to competitors, League officials, and to other participants of the League/Tournament. Participants who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the League/Tournament, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. IEGA will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the League/Tournament and IEGA's decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the League/Tournament is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of IEGA reserves the right to terminate this League/Tournament, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as IEGA deem appropriate. IEGA reserves the right, in their discretion, to disqualify any individual found (a) to be tampering with the registration or entry process or the operation of the Site or any League/Tournament; (b) be acting in violation of these Official
Rules; (c) to be hacking, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (d) to have provided any false or misleading information as part of the registration process including, without limitation, any false names, addresses or e-mail addresses. All decisions will be made by IEGA and are final. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS LEAGUE/TOURNAMENT, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, IEGA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPATE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
B. Negotiations:1.In an effort to accelerate resolution and reduce the cost of any dispute, the participant and IEGA agrees to first attempt to negotiate a resolution of any dispute informally for at least thirty (30) days before either party initiates any arbitration. 2. Negotiations will begin upon receipt of written notice by the party raising the dispute. IEGA will send its notice to the participant’s billing address and email the participant a copy to the email address the participant has provided to Administration. 3. Participation can send notice to IEGA at International Electronic Gaming Authority Inc., 5700- 100 King St W Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C7 Attn. Legal Department. C. Binding Arbitration: 1. If a dispute cannot be resolved through negotiations, either the participant or IEGA may elect to have the dispute finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other. 2. THE PARTICIPANT SHOULD REVIEW THIS PROVISION CAREFULLY. THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION LIMITS BOTH PARTIES ABILITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN COURT AND BOTH PARTIES AGREE TO WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL. 3. This arbitration provision is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and the Federal Arbitration Act (the "FAA") shall apply to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability and formation of this Agreement notwithstanding any other choice of law provision contained in this Agreement. Specifically, all claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including its interpretation, formation, performance and breach), the parties' relationship with each other and/or the participant’s participation in the Competition shall be finally settled by binding arbitration. 4. The arbitrator shall be selected by The IEGA. The arbitrator, and not any federal, provincial or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Handbook, including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this Handbook are void or voidable, or whether a claim is subject to arbitration. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator’s award shall be written, and binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. 5. Where any action includes claims that are arbitrable and claims that are not, the entire action shall be stayed, absent a showing of prejudice to the complaining party, pending the completion
of the arbitration of the arbitrable issues. The Participant or IEGA can request the stay be lifted upon a showing of prejudice. The participant arbitration fees and the participant’s share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures. 6. Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction. 7. The participant’s arbitration fees and the participant’s share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and, to the extent applicable, the Consumer Minimum Standards, including the then-current limit on arbitration filing fees. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, IEGA will pay the additional cost. 8. Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring an action in provincial or federal court that only asserts claims for patent infringement or invalidity, copyright infringement, moral rights violations, trademark infringement, and/or trade secret misappropriation, but not, for clarity, claims related to the license granted to the participant’s for the IEGA Service under the Terms of Service for International Electronic Gaming Authority, available at www.theiega.com. D.Arbitration Procedures: 1. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested. 2. THE PARTIES UNDERSTAND THAT, ABSENT THIS MANDATORY PROVISION, THEY WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation. The parties understand that the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court. 1. The participant acknowledge and agree that: (i) a claim by, or on behalf of, other persons, will not be considered in, joined with, or consolidated with, the arbitration proceedings or any court proceedings between the participant and IEGA; (ii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated, adjudicated, or resolved through court proceedings on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) the participant will not have the right to participate as a class representative, private attorney general, or as a member of any class of claimants for any dispute subject to arbitration or any dispute brought in court. Any dispute regarding the prohibitions in the prior Sections shall be resolved by the arbitrator in accordance with this Section. 2. If, for any reason, this class or collective action waiver is deemed unenforceable by a court or arbitrator, the participant agree that the parties’ contract to arbitrate is then void, and any ongoing or future dispute will be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction within the province of Ontario, Canada, to the exclusion of arbitration. Any dispute at that time in arbitration will be dismissed without prejudice and refiled in a court. F. Location of Arbitration: All arbitrations shall be initiated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the participant and IEGA agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or provincial court in Ontario, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. G. Awards: Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited as set forth in these Official Rules in Section 9. H.Right to Opt Out and Changes to this Section: Participants have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration provisions set forth above by sending written notice of the participant’s decision to opt-out to the following address: International Electronic Gaming Authority., Attention: Legal, 5700-100 King St W Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C7. The notice must be sent within 30 days of the participant’s agreement to these Official Rules. Otherwise the
participant’s shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If the participant opts-out of these arbitration provisions, IEGA also will not be bound by them. IEGA will provide 60-days’ notice of any changes to this section (Section 9). Changes will become effective on the 60th day, and will apply prospectively only to any claims arising after the 60th day.
12. Rules and List of Winners. For a copy of the rules, or a list of winners, please send the participant’s request within thirty (30) days of the end of the League/Tournament by email to email@example.com.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES MAY BE UPDATED AND MODIFIED AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON. RULINGS MAY BE MADE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES IN ORDER TO PRESERVE FAIR PLAY AND TOURNAMENT INTEGRITY. PARTICIPATION IN A LEAGUE/TOURNAMENT CONSTITUTES THE PARTICIPANT’S FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND IEGA’S DECISIONS, WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS AND IN ALL RESPECTS. WINNING A PRIZE IS CONTINGENT UPON FULFILLING ALL REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES. THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ALL DISPUTES RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN A TOURNAMENT ARE GOVERNED BY A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN SECTION 9 BELOW AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS. THAT CLAUSE AFFECTS THE PARTICIPANT’S LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, AND THE PARTICIPANT’S SHOULD REVIEW IT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
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