Rules

eXodus eSports reserves the right to alter these rules at any time.

Community Behaviour

  • You will not engage in hostile behaviour while interacting with the community – either in or out of game – including but not limited to:
    • Hateful messages or personal attacks toward a community member;
    • Attacks and non-constructive criticism toward a community member;
    • Use of alt accounts to perform hostile trolling of a community member;
    • Harassment or stalking of a community member;
    • Disguised taunts addressed to a community member.
  • It is forbidden to offer illegal content (videos, images, copyrighted material), pornographic or hateful images or to post any links promoting illegal activities.

General Rules

  • You will follow all instructions given by the event staff.
  • The event staffs’ decisions are final in all matters.
  • PAStats must be installed and enabled for every game.
    • Live updates are optional.
  • You may not be in stream chat once the event begins.
  • You may not setup movement queues which result in commanders continually entering and exiting orbit.

Event

Communication

  • Arrive on Mumble no later than thirty minutes ahead of the event.
  • You will be connected to the Mumble server mumble.exodusesports.com:64738 at all times.
  • You will not enable deafen.
  • All communication from the event staff will occur through Mumble.
  • In-game and lobby chat can appear on stream and should be kept positive and polite.
    • Friendly banter is acceptable
    • When in doubt, don’t put it in chat
  • Casters are prohibited from communicating with players in-game.
  • You will be polite and courteous in all dealings with fellow players and eXodus staff.
  • Discriminatory behaviour will result in an immediate ban, including, but not limited to:
    • Homophobia
    • Transphobia
    • Misogyny/misandry
    • Racism
    • Religious bigotry
    • Hate speech

Game setup

  • All games are to be played on the stable build.
  • No server mods are allowed.
  • All games will use Uber’s servers unless stated otherwise.
  • Games must be played on the US servers.
    • If both players are located in the same region, and that region is not the US, they may agree to play on that region’s servers instead.
  • The challenger will host the first game.
    • Further games are hosted by the loser of the previous game.
  • The host will setup the game as a two player FFA with dynamic alliances switched off.
  • Three spectator slots will be opened.
  • The lobby name will be King of the Planet
  • The agreed password will be used.
  • Allow commanders to spawn anywhere may be enabled at the host’s discretion.
  • Make spectator chat visible should be left unchecked. If it is necessary to contact you then the event staff will do so through Mumble voice chat.
  • The host may use any system within the following guidelines:
    • multi-planet spawns are allowed
    • up to three asteroids can be used
    • minimum planet radius 400
      • asteroids are excluded from this rule
    • each biome may only be used once per-player for single planet systems
    • each planet in a multi-planet system must use a different biome
    • any planetary collisions must be declared
    • Breach of these requirements will lead to your opponent hosting and loss of your rehost privileges for the game.
  • You must use the same colour every game.

Rehosts

  • One rehost is allowed per-player per-event.
    • When calling rehost you also decide whether the rehost is on the same system or your opponent must choose a different one.
      • A system is considered different only if the biome or seed changes for every planet.
    • A rehost must be called prior to spawning.
  • The host may not request a rehost.
  • Casters are not involved in rehost decisions.

Technical Difficulties

  • Please consult this guidance on how to handle issues joining lobbies.
  • PA Stats will pause the game in the event that a player crashes.
    • If a player is unable to reconnect, and contact between the players has occurred, they will forfeit the game.
  • A server crash will be referred to the tournament director and a decision will be made on whether to assign a winner or rehost the game on the same map.
  • If you encounter an issue which impacts your ability to play then you should pause the game and contact the event staff.
  • All players/teams must confirm in chat that they are ready to continue before the game is unpaused.
  • We will do our very best to accommodate any issues you have with Internet access, hardware/software problems or unexpected real life events. However, if you cannot play your game at the expected time we may be forced to award you a loss.

Breaks

  • If you require a comfort break then please communicate this to event staff.

Cheating

  • If evidence of cheating is found or strongly inferred then you will likely be disqualified, your tournament winnings withheld, and you will be permanently banned from all future eXodus eSports events.
    • Anything currently possible in-game which is considered an exploit will be explicitly made clear to you before the tournament.
    • The use of mods of the type “client” in Community Mods is not considered cheating.

Disputes

  • All disputes must be raised with the event staff through Mumble.
  • Screenshot any rule violations.
  • Do not respond directly to negative comments or make complaints public.
  • Issues with event staff should be raised with the tournament director via Mumble or IRC private messages.

Interviews

  • You will make yourself available before and after the event and after each game for an interview with the casters.
    • Exceptions may be made at the event staff’ discretion for players uncomfortable speaking in English.
  • Casters will take responsibility for moving players to the appropriate Mumble room for interviews.

Results

  • PA Stats will determine the winner of a game.
  • Declaring “gg” in defeat must be followed by the immediate self-destruction of your commander.
  • Winnings will be sent within 3 days of the tournament finishing and receipt of any information necessary to facilitate this transaction.
  • Payments will be made via PayPal.
  • Any monetary payments will be made in the currency on the prize listing minus any transmission fees.
  • In the event of a draw the game will be replayed on the same system.
  • This is a best-of-five event. The first player to win three games is declared King of the Planet.

Sanctions

  • If you fail to follow one of the rules above, you will receive a written or spoken warning from a staff member of the organisation.
  • If you fail again to follow the rules after that first warning, you will receive a second warning and a temporary ban from eXodus events and tournaments.
  • If you fail again to follow the rules after that second warning, you will be banned from eXodus run or hosted events and tournaments.
  • If you are banned, depending on the gravity of your actions, it might be possible or not for you to come back. eXodus staff will decide on a case-by-case basis.