Call of Duty: Ghosts – Official Rules

2014 MLG XGames Invitational

 

Official Rules

 

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

 

Major League Gaming Inc. (“MLG”) will conduct this 2014 MLG XGames Invitational in accordance with these Official Rules, unless otherwise indicated. By participating in the MLG XGames Invitational, each participant (each a “Player”) agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the decisions of MLG (which shall be final and binding in all respects) and to be contacted by MLG or their agents by email, mail and/or telephone regarding the MLG XGames Invitational.

 

1.  Eligibility

 

All Players in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational must be at least 17 years old as of the first date of competition.  If requested by MLG, Players must provide a copy of his/her government-issued photo ID with proof of age.  All Players must be a citizen of a North American country.

 

Employees of MLG and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, representatives, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies, sponsors and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of each are not eligible.

 

Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

 

2. Entry

 

Players must have a valid MLG user account.  Players without a valid MLG user account can create one here: https://accounts.majorleaguegaming.com/account/new.

 

All entries become the property of MLG and will not be returned.  MLG is not responsible for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, lost, illegible, altered, defaced, mutilated, misdirected, ineligible, or delayed entries or other communications or other technical problems related to website entries.  MLG, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process, the operation of the MLG websites, including but not limited to majorleaguegaming.com and gamebattles.com, (collectively, the “MLG Sites”), or who otherwise violates these Official Rules.

 

There will be a 2014 MLG XGames Invitational for Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Xbox One.

 

Please see 2014 MLG XGames Invitational Rules, Format, Schedule, Game Types, Settings & Restrictions, and Conduct Rules documents for more information on the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational.

 

In order to participate in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, a Team must be invited by MLG.  Limit one registration/entry per person, per 2014 MLG XGames Invitational.  No other methods of entry will be accepted.

 

3.  Prizes

 

Prizes are non-transferable and not exchangeable for any other prize. In the case of unavailability of prize, MLG 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. Winner assumes all liability for use of the prize. Each winner is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes.  Any person winning over $600 in prizes from MLG will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. MLG is not responsible for any unspecified expenses which shall be the responsibility of winners.  MLG reserves the right to withhold from the prizes any prize amounts required to be withheld by any applicable tax laws and regulations in any applicable jurisdiction.

 

All winner(s) will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where prohibited, Liability/Publicity Release (in addition to the Appearance/Participation Release submitted as part of registration), in the form provided by MLG, within 10 days of winning in order to claim prize. If a minor wins a prize, it will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, who will also be responsible for signing any necessary releases, consents and affidavits. If any winner(s) cannot be contacted, is contacted and does not respond as directed within 10 days of attempted notification, refuses the prize within ten days of notification or is ineligible to accept the prize, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Winner(s) may be required to provide a U.S. shipping address to claim prize. Allow 4-8 weeks for delivery of prize.

 

4. Right to Use Player Name and Photograph

 

By entering the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, each Player agrees to the posting and use of his or her name and/or photograph on MLG’s website and in any and all media in and in connection with promotion, publicity and advertising for this 2014 XGames Invitational or other promotions by MLG without any further attribution, notification or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

 

MLG may film, record and/or take photographs during the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting MLG and its products and services. By attending the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, each Player authorizes MLG to film, record and/or photograph his or her voice and likeness ("Image"), and also grants MLG the irrevocable right to use any footage, recordings or photographs of him or her recorded or taken during the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, or any reproduction or modification thereof (collectively, the "Recordings") in any manner and medium throughout the world an unlimited number of times in perpetuity for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition or any other lawful purpose except where prohibited by law. By attending the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, except where prohibited by law each Player further waives any right of inspection or approval of the uses to which MLG may put the Recordings, and releases MLG from any and all claims arising out of or in connection with the Recordings, the Player’s Image or MLG’s use thereof.

 

5. Release


By participating, each Player and winner waives any and all claims of liability against  MLG, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and related companies, its sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies and partners, and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents , from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  If any part of these Official Rules shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Official Rules and the invalid portion of any provision shall be deemed modified to the least degree necessary to remedy such invalidity while retaining the original intent of the parties. The failure of MLG to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver by MLG of any breach of these Official Rules by Player, shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by MLG or be deemed a waiver by MLG of any subsequent breach by Player of the same or any other term of these Official Rules. The rights and remedies of MLG under these Official Rules shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any right or remedy shall not limit a right to exercise any other right or remedy hereunder.

 

6. Conditions


MLG is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by users of the MLG Sites or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized on the MLG Sites or in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of registrations, entries into the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational or otherwise in connection with the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational including, without limitation, any technical limitation or other event that results in the disqualification or loss of ranking status of any participant in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational. MLG assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or communications line failure relating to the MLG Sites or the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, or for any theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any registration materials or entries. MLG is 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 MLG Sites or the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, 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. MLG is 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 MLG Sites or in connection with the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational. 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, the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, in MLG'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 MLG which, in the MLG's sole judgment, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, MLG reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational and proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by MLG in its sole discretion.

IN NO EVENT WILL MLG, 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 COMBINE PRIZES, ARISING OUT OF ANY PLAYER'S ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE MLG SITES OR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2014 MLG XGAMES INVITATIONAL OR (B) FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN EXCESS OF ANY FEE PAID BY PLAYER (IF ANY) TO ENTER THE 2014 MLG XGAMES INVITATIONAL. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE MLG SITES AND IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2014 MLG XGAMES INVITATIONAL 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 PLAYER.  IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, MLG’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

7. Conduct and Decisions


By participating in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, Players agree to be bound by the decisions of MLG and 2014 MLG XGames Invitational Admins. All decisions of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational organizers or of their representatives regarding the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational are final and without appeal. Players must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner, maintaining a friendly and polite demeanor to competitors, the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational officials, and to other Players of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational. Players who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. MLG will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational and MLG's decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of MLG, the Company reserves the right to terminate this 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as MLG deems appropriate. MLG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the registration or entry process or the operation of the MLG Sites or the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, acting in violation of these Official Rules, 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 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 the MLG and are final.

 

ANY ATTEMPT BY A PLAYER OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS 2014 MLG XGAMES INVITATIONAL, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, OR MLG SITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE 2014 MLG XGAMES INVITATIONAL IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MLG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PLAYER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

8. Miscellaneous

 
If for any reason, the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, in MLG'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 MLG which, in the MLG's sole judgment, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, MLG reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational and proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by MLG in its sole discretion.

 

9.  Arbitration and Governing Law

 

Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Rules including Emergency Interim Relief Procedure in New York, New York, except that, to the extent any Player, winner or guest has in any manner violated or threatened to violate MLG’s intellectual property or confidentiality rights, MLG may seek injunctive, monetary or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of New York (and MLG may assert both intellectual property causes of action and other appropriate causes of action in any such action), and Player consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

 

10.  Use of Data

 

MLG will be collecting personal data about Players online, in accordance with applicable laws and its privacy policy.  Please review MLG’s privacy policy at https://accounts.majorleaguegaming.com/privacy_policy.  By participating in the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, Players hereby agree to MLG’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted MLG’s privacy policy. 

 

11.  Rules and List of Winners

 

For a copy of the rules, or a list of winners, please send request within thirty (30) days of the end of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational by mail with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope with the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational name and addressed to: 2014 MLG XGames Invitational, c/o Major League Gaming Inc., 3 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10016.

 

12.  Sponsor

 

The tournament administrator and judge for this 2014 MLG XGames Invitational is Major League Gaming Inc., 3 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10016.  Activision Publishing, Inc. is not a sponsor of this contest.  Activision’s name and logo, and/or the “Call of Duty: Ghosts” name, logo, and/or materials are used for purposes of promotion and/or prize description only and such use is not intended to suggest or imply Activision’s participation, sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational.

 

© 2014 Major League Gaming Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Final Standings

Here are the MLG X Games Invitational final standings:

1. X Games Gold – OpTic Gaming
2. X Games Silver – Team KaLiBeR
3. X Games Bronze – Evil Geniuses
4. Team EnVyUs
5th/6th. Curse Orange, Strictly Business
7th/8th. FaZe Red, OpTic Nation

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Event Information

MLG Announces Final Eight Call of Duty: Ghosts Teams Competing in the MLG X Games Invitational at X Games Austin June 6-8

 

We are excited to announce the final eight Call of Duty: Ghosts teams competing for X Games medals in the first-ever MLG X Games Invitational at the inaugural X Games Austin from June 6-8, 2014. The MLG X Games Invitational will be showcased with Skateboard, BMX, Moto X, Rally and Stadium SUPER Trucks, renowned musical performers and more.

Teams that have earned placement include:

Top three finishers from the recent Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox:

  • Evil Geniuses (formerly CompLexity)
  • Team EnVyUs
  • OpTic Gaming

Top five Call of Duty®: Ghosts teams based on MLG Pro Points:

  • OpTic Nation
  • Team KaLiBeR
  • FaZe Red
  • Curse Orange
  • Strictly Business
Major League Gaming Call of Duty Ghosts X Games Roster
 
Teams will be grouped as follows:

GROUP A
1 - Evil Geniuses (formerly CompLexity)
4 - Optic Nation
5 - Team Kaliber
8 - Strictly Business

GROUP B
2 - EnVyUs
3 - Optic Gaming
6 - FaZe Red
7 - Curse Orange

A three-day X Games Experience ticket is available at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames and provides access to the MLG tent in addition to all X Games activity.  For the ultimate experience, fans should purchase the “3-Day Major League Gaming Premium Upgrade.”
 
This premium upgrade includes the following:
  • Reserved seating in the MLG tent
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the event
  • Meet and greets with top Call of Duty players
  • A loot crate including a three-day general admission pass for MLG Championship in Anaheim from June 20-22,
  • Turtle Beach PX 22 headset
  • New, exclusive white-style MLG T-shirt
  • Gaems $100 discount voucher and free shipping
  • Gunnar eye glass case and 50% off Gunnar coupon
  • Gamebattles discount.
To purchase the MLG Premium Upgrade, visit at Tickemaster.com/XGames, select the 3-Day X Games Experience ticket and add the Major League Gaming Premium Upgrade on the “Review Order” page.

Fans can watch the competition in person beginning Friday, June 6 or tune in to the broadcast via MLG.tv on the web, MLG.tv apps for iOS and Android, and MLG.tv app for Xbox 360. MLG’s presence at X Games Austin will also be highlighted during X Games telecasts airing on ESPN, ABC, and on X Games digital and social platforms.

For more information on the MLG X Games Invitational check out the press release and article on ESPN.com.

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Schedule

2014 MLG XGames Invitational - Call of Duty Ghosts - Schedule

Commentary Provided by Puckett, Fwiz and Benson

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

*All Times are CT and subject to change based on the length of Matches.

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Event Format

MLG and ESPN Team Up for First-Ever eSports Event at X Games Austin

MLG X Games Invitational – June 6-8

Broadcast via MLG.tv with highlights airing in the X Games Telecast

 

Bracket Format, Match Format & Seeding

1.   The Event will support 8 Teams and will be separated into Group Play and a Single Elimination Bracket.

2.   In Group Play, the Teams will be divided into 2 Groups of 4 Teams each.  Each Group will follow this schedule of Matches:

                        Match 1 = Highest Seeded Team vs. Lowest Seeded Team

                        Match 2 = 2nd Highest Seeded Team vs. 2nd Lowest Seeded Team

                        Match 3 = Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser

                        Match 4 = Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner

                        Match 5 = Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Winner

3.   Teams that win two Matches in Group Play will advance to a Semifinal Match in the Single Elimination Bracket.  Teams that lose two Matches in Group Play will be eliminated from the Event.

4.   In the Semifinal Round, one Match will include the Group A Match 3 winner and the Group B Match 5 winner.  The other Match will include the Group B Match 3 winner and the Group A Match 5 winner.

5.   Teams that lose a Semifinal Match will play in the Bronze Medal Match.  Teams that win a Semifinal Match will play in the Gold Medal Match.  The Team that wins the Bronze Medal Match will win Bronze Medals.  The Team that loses the Gold Medal Match will win Silver Medals.  The Team that wins the Gold Medal Match will win Gold Medals.

6.   All Matches will be Best of 5 Games.

7.   All Matches will use the Domination Game Mode for Games 1 & 4, the Search & Destroy Game Mode for Games 2 & 5, and the Blitz Game Mode for Game 3.

8.   Evil Geniuses (formerly CompLexity), EnVyUs, and Optic Gaming will be seeded #1-3 by their 2014 Call of Duty World Championship performance.  All other Teams will be seeded #4-8 by Major League Gaming’s Pro Points Rankings for North America Call of Duty: Ghosts® on the Xbox as of Tuesday, May 13th.

9.   In Group Play, Group A will consist of the Teams seeded #1, #4, #5, and #8.  Group B will consist of the Teams seeded #2, #3, #6, and #7.

 

Registration

1.   There is no Entry Fee for participation in the Event.

2.   Eight Teams will be invited to participate in the Event, including the top 3 Teams from the Call of Duty World Championship (Evil Geniuses, EnVyUs, Optic Gaming) and the next top 5 Teams from Major League Gaming’s Pro Points Rankings for North America Call of Duty: Ghosts® on the Xbox as of Tuesday, May 13th.

3.   Teams invited based on their Call of Duty World Championship performance must accept their invitation, submit a Roster of 4 Players (MLG Usernames), and submit all necessary travel information to jnye@mlg.tv by 5 PM EDT on Friday, May 9th.

4.   Teams looking to be invited based on their Pro Points must submit a Team Name and a Roster of 4 Players (MLG Usernames) to jnye@mlg.tv by 5 PM EDT on Friday, May 9th.  Once invited, such Teams must accept their invitation and submit all necessary travel information by 5 PM EDT on Friday, May 16th. Following ESRB guidelines, all players competing at X Games must be 17+.

5.   MLG shall select and approve all teams to participate in the Event.  MLG shall approve, in each instance, all team submissions and all team names, team ownership, team management and team rosters.  All selections shall be final and MLG shall have the right to revoke MLG’s selection and approval of any team or individual player for any reason.  Any team ownership, management (team or individual player), team roster or team name change shall be subject to MLG’s approval in each instance.  The failure to comply with any of MLG’s rules, policies and/or procedures, including, without limitation, obtaining MLG’s approval with respect to any change to a team’s ownership, management (team or individual player), team name or team roster shall be grounds for immediate disqualification from the league and/or any tournament or other event.

6.   This Event is open only to Players who are a citizen of a North American country.

7.   All Players must use Team Builder (http://team-builder.majorleaguegaming.com/) in order to complete their Registration, including accepting the 2014 MLG XGames Invitational Official Rules.

8.   All emails submitted to jnye@mlg.tv must be submitted from the email address that is registered to the individual’s MLG Username.

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Game Types, Settings, and Restrictions

2014 MLG XGames Invitational - Call of Duty Ghosts

Game Types, Settings and Restrictions

 

Game Types

Blitz - Freight

Blitz - Octane

Blitz - Warhawk

Domination - Freight

Domination - Octane

Domination - Sovereign

Domination - Strikezone

Search and Destroy - Freight

Search and Destroy - Octane

Search and Destroy - Sovereign

Search and Destroy - Warhawk

 

Settings

All of the Settings and Restrictions are listed below. Settings listed as bold have been changed for the #CODeSports Rules from their default state.

 

Restricted Primary Weapons

MSBS Assault Rifle

All Marksman Rifles

Riot Shield

Maverick Assault Rifle

Maverick Sniper Rifle

Golden Knife

 

Restricted Secondary Weapons

All Launchers

Golden PDW


Restricted Attachments

Tracker Sight

Grenade Launcher

Semi-Automatic

Burst Fire

Rapid Fire

Akimbo

 

Restricted Lethals

I.E.D.

C4

Canister Bomb

 

 

Restricted Tacticals

9-Bang

Motion Sensor

Thermobaric


Restricted Perks

Stalker

Recon

Amplify

Danger Close

Gambler

Ping

Deadeye

 

Restricted Killstreaks

All Assault

All Support

Specialist (All Restricted Perks, See Above)

 

Restricted Special Uniforms

Ghillie Suit


Blitz Settings

Time Limit = 5 Minutes

Score Limit = Unlimited

Number of Lives = Unlimited

Respawn Delay = 5 Seconds

 

Domination Settings

Time Limit = 5 Minutes

Score Limit = Unlimited

Number of Lives = Unlimited

Respawn Delay = 5 Seconds

 

Search and Destroy Settings

Round Length = 1.5 Minutes

Bomb Timer = 45 Seconds

Plant Time = 5 Seconds

Defuse Time = 7.5 Seconds

Multi Bomb = Disabled

Score Limit = 6 Points

Round Switch = Every Round

Number of Lives = 1 Life

Respawn Delay = None

 

 

Player Options - All Game Modes

Max Health = Normal

Health Regeneration = Normal

Create Default Loadouts = None

 

Team Options - All Game Modes

Spectating = Team Only

KillCam = Enabled

Radar Always On = No

Wave Respawn Delay = None

Force Respawn = Enabled

Friendly Fire = Enabled

 

Gameplay Options - All Game Modes

Perks = Enabled

Hardcore Mode = Disabled

Headshots Only = Disabled

Killstreaks = Enabled

Field Orders = Disabled

Loadout Restrictions = Enabled

Custom Loadout Restrictions = None

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Rules

2014 MLG XGames Invitational - Call of Duty Ghosts - Rules

 

Equipment Rules

1.   Players must provide their own controller and headset.  Players must use the Console and Monitor provided by MLG.  Xbox One is the official console for the Event.

2.   All Player equipment is subject to approval.  MLG reserves the right to deny the use of anything suspected of providing an unfair competitive advantage.

3.   Players may not use a Turbo controller or a Button Macro controller.  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.

4.   Players may not use a controller that has been modified in such a way that it alters their Character’s abilities and/or in-game mechanics.  Players are allowed to make cosmetic changes to their controller.

5.   Players may not use a Keyboard, Mouse, or Keyboard and Mouse adapter.

6.   Headsets must utilize a standard 3.5mm stereo headset jack.  Players may not use a Wireless headset or a headset that requires an outlet for power.

7.   Teams that break an Equipment Rule #3-6 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Team receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game.

 

General Rules

1.   Any sign of cheating may result in a Forfeit of the Game and/or disqualification from the Event.

2.   Players/Teams that are disqualified prior to the start of a Game will not be allowed to play in the Game.  Players/Teams that are disqualified during a Game must quit out of the Game.  Players/Teams that are disqualified won’t receive any benefits (Prize, etc.) for their ranking in the Event.  Such Players/Teams may also be subject to a Temporary Ban from MLG’s Network of Websites and/or a Ban from a future Pro Circuit Event(s).

3.   All Player apparel must be approved by MLG.  MLG reserves the right to require the removal of unapproved apparel as well as the right to disqualify a Team for wearing unapproved apparel.

4.   In the case of a Console/Monitor/Network malfunction, the Round/Game may be restarted from the beginning, determined by the Tournament Director.  Players are responsible for ensuring proper function of their headset prior to the start of all Games.  Games will not be restarted due to a headset malfunction unless called for by the Tournament Director.

5.   Teams must have at least three Players present in order to start a Game.  A Team will Forfeit Game 1 if they don’t have at least three Players present by 5 minutes after a Match’s scheduled start time (Grace Period).  If a Team forfeited Game 1, they will Forfeit the Match if they don’t have at least three Players present by 15 minutes after the Match’s scheduled start time.  Teams that played a previous Game(s) in a Match will Forfeit a Game 2, 3, etc. if they don’t have at least three Players present by five minutes after the conclusion of the previous Game (Grace Period).  Teams with three Players present will be forced to start a Game at the end of a Grace Period.  Players are permitted to join Games that are in progress, but Players are not permitted to add a Character to a Game for a Player who is absent.  Bots are not permitted in any Game.  If Teams that are scheduled to play each other both Forfeit a Game or Match, the higher seeded Team will be awarded the Game/Match win.  If a Match can’t begin at its scheduled start time, the Grace Period will begin at the conclusion of the preceding Match.

6.   If their Match has not been completed, Players may ask their Referee for permission to leave their Station.  Referees may set a time limit by the end of which the Player must return to their Station or they may deny the Player’s request.  Teams may Forfeit a Game(s), or be forced to play a Game(s) shorthanded, if a Player(s) hasn’t returned by the end of their Referee’s set time limit.  Teams may Forfeit a Game(s), or be forced to play a Game(s) shorthanded, if a Player(s) leaves their Station without their Referee’s permission, or is otherwise unable to play.

7.   Between Games, Teams may ask their Referee for permission to speak with an advisor(s).  If granted, such discussions may not last longer than 2 minutes.

8.   In order to dispute Game results, Players/Teams must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Game before a new Game has begun.  In order to dispute Match results, Players/Teams must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Match before the Match’s Score Sheet has been submitted to the Tournament Director.

9.   Teams may request that they be allowed to concede victory of a Game.  Teams may request that their opponent not receive a Forfeit penalty or a penalty associated with receiving a Technical Foul.

10. Requests made pertaining to General Rules #8-9 will be decided upon by the Tournament Director.

11. Coaches are not permitted in the Event.  Teams found using a Coach may Forfeit a Game, Forfeit a Match, or be Disqualified.

12. Language used in Team communication will be governed by the Pro Circuit Conduct Rules.

13. Following ESRB guidelines, all players competing at X Games must be 17+.

14. Team rosters must be submitted by Friday, May 9.

 

Gameplay Rules

1.   The #CODeSports Rules must be enabled for all Games.

2.   Players will have five minutes before the start of a Match and one minute in between each Game to adjust their Loadouts and Options, and ensure their headset is functioning properly.  Five minute time limits will begin after all Game Type Choices and Host Choices have been made.  One minute time limits will begin at the conclusion of the preceding Game.

3.   No warm-up or practice Games are permitted once the Match’s first Game has begun.

4.   For all Domination Games, two 5-minute rounds must be played, with teams switching sides after the first Round.  After the second round, the scores from both rounds must be added together, and the team with the highest total points will win the Game.

5.   If a Game ends in a tie, it must be replayed.  When a Game is replayed, the Host is not changed.

6.   No intentionally blocking a Blitz Objective Zone while one or more stories above or below the Goal.

7.   No leaving the normal boundaries of a Map.

8.   No using the Lean Feature.

9.   No opening the mid-Map Care Package on Blitz - Octane.

10. Players may not look at an opposing Player’s Monitor or projected screen during a Game.

11. Players may not intentionally manipulate a button, trigger, bumper, D-Pad, and/or joystick on a teammate’s controller during a Game.

12. Teams may not incorrectly end a Game, without a Tournament Official’s permission.

13. Breaking a Gameplay Rule #6-12, or using a Restricted Primary Weapon, Secondary Weapon, Attachment, Lethal, Tactical, Perk, Killstreak, or Special Uniform may result in a Forfeit of the Game.

14. If a Round/Game is started without the approval of a Tournament Official, it will be restarted from the beginning.

15. Players who disconnect from a Game, before it has ended, will be allowed to rejoin the Game, but a Team may Forfeit the Game if all of their Players disconnect without a Tournament Official’s permission.

16. If an MLG Staff member loses their connection to the Game when the Game launches, the Game must be restarted from the beginning.

17. If an MLG Staff member loses their connection to the Game after the Game launches, but both Teams remain in the Game, the Game must continue.

18. Teams must use Full Screen (1 Player per Monitor) for all Games.

 

Game Types, Hosts & Side Choice

1.   All Game Type Vetoes, Game Type Choices, and Host Choices must be made prior to the start of a Match.

2.   No Game Type may be played in more than one Game of a Match.

3.   For all Matches, the higher seeded Team must choose to act as Team A or Team B.  Team A must veto one Game Type first, then Team B must veto two Game Types, then Team A must veto two more Game Types, and then Team B must veto one more Game Type.  Teams must each veto one Blitz Map, one Domination Map, and one Search & Destroy Map.  The vetoed Game Types will not be played in the Match.  Team B must then choose the Domination Map for Game 1 and Team A must choose the Search & Destroy map for Game 2.  The highest Seed is 1.  Host Choices must be conducted last and alternate starting with Team B.  After both Teams have made two Host Choices, Team B will be set to host the Game that wasn’t chosen.

4.   Teams may request that they be allowed to give up their hosting privileges for one or more Games.  The opposing Team must then accept or reject the opportunity to Host that Game(s).

5.   The Team that doesn’t Host a Game must choose to play as Ghosts or Federation for that Game.

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Conduct Rules

2014 MLG XGames Invitational - Call of Duty Ghosts - Conduct Rules

 

Spectator Rules

1.   Spectators* may not stand within two feet of a seated Player.

2.   Spectators may not touch a Player.

3.   Spectators may not interfere with a Referee’s ability to preside over a Match.

4.   Spectators may not touch or get on a Main Stage or Feature Station.

5.   Spectators must heed all warnings and follow all instructions given by MLG Staff.

6.   Spectators may be made to move, made to leave an area, or removed from the venue, at any time, for any reason.

 

Foul Rules

1.   Players may not eject a disc from a Console, use a USB flash drive, unplug anything from a Monitor or Console, or touch power units without a Tournament Official’s permission.  Players may not move a Monitor, Console, or audio equipment without a Tournament Official’s permission.  Players may not adjust Monitor Settings, other than Volume, without a Tournament Official’s permission.

2.   Players may not communicate with a Spectator.

3.   Players may not use vulgar language in excess.  Excessive use of vulgar language is defined as consistent use of vulgar language that is audible to Spectators of the Match or a single use of vulgar language that is audible to Spectators of another Match.

4.   Players may not chat about companies, sponsors, or products.

5.   Players/Teams may not use a Match’s designated Station for Warm-Up Games during, or prior to the start of, a Match without a Tournament Official’s permission.

6.   Players/Teams that haven’t been eliminated from the Event have priority over other Players/Teams regarding the use of Stations for Warm-Up.

7.   Players must use their registered MLG Username or XBL Gamertag during all Games.

 

Technical Foul Rules

1.   Players may not stand on chairs, tables, or other tournament equipment.

2.   Players may not verbally abuse a Tournament Official. Verbal abuse of a Tournament Official includes, but is not limited to, the use of vulgar language directed at a Tournament Official, the use of insulting words or gestures directed at a Tournament Official, and excessive argument with a Tournament Official that results in the delay of a Match.

3.   Players may not direct vulgar language at a Player or Spectator.

4.   Players may not incite Spectators into taunting a Player or Spectator.

5.   Players may not taunt or celebrate in excess.  Excessive taunting/celebration includes, but is not limited to, post-Match taunting or celebration directed at or referencing an opponent(s).  Post-Match interactions between opponents must be limited to acts of sportsmanship.

6.   Players may not engage in unsportsmanlike physical contact.

7.   Players may not throw anything in the direction of an opponent.  Players may not throw anything into the audience that could cause injury.

 

Additional Rules

1.   Players may not intentionally Forfeit a Game or conspire to manipulate Rankings or Brackets.

2.   Players are expected to treat all members of MLG Staff, and Sponsors, with respect.

 

Penalties

1.   Players found to have broken a Foul Rule may be issued a Foul.   For every two Fouls that a Player receives, they will be issued a Technical Foul.

2.   Players found to have broken a Technical Foul Rule may be issued a Technical Foul.  If a Player receives a Technical Foul, the opposing Team will be allowed to switch the hosting Team for 1 upcoming Game in the Match.  If necessary, this penalty will be carried over from one Match to the next or one Pro Circuit Event (Online or Offline) to the next.  If a penalty is carried over from one Pro Circuit Event to the next, it will be carried over by only the Player who received the Technical Foul.

3.   Players who receive three Technical Fouls in one Match will be given a One Minute Penalty.  After three Technical Fouls, each subsequent Technical Foul in the Match will result in another One Minute Penalty.  If a Player receives a One Minute Penalty, they will be instructed by the Match’s Referee to keep their Character still on their spawn for the first minute of their next Game.

4.   If necessary, One Minute Penalties will be carried over from one Match to the next or one Pro Circuit Event to the next.  If a One Minute Penalty is carried over from one Pro Circuit Event to the next, it will be carried over by only the Player who received the Technical Fouls.  Players who fail to follow a Tournament Official’s instructions regarding a One Minute Penalty may be Disqualified.

5.   Players found to have broken a Technical Foul Rules #6-7 or one of the Additional Rules may Forfeit their current Match and all future Matches in the Event (Disqualified).  Their Team may also be forced to continue shorthanded.

6.   Players found to have broken any Pro Circuit Conduct Rules may be subject to post-Event penalties such as a Temporary Ban from MLG’s Network of Websites, Forfeit of a Prize, and/or a Ban from a future Pro Circuit Event(s).

7.   Tournament Officials may issue a Foul, Technical Foul, or Disqualify a Player/Team for acts of misconduct not listed in the 2014 XGames - Call of Duty Ghosts - Conduct Rules.

 

Technical Foul Penalties - Post-Event

1.   All Technical Fouls that a Player receives will be added up over the course of the 2014 Pro Circuit.

2.   Players who receive a Technical Foul will receive an email warning them of the penalties associated with receiving additional Technical Fouls.

3.   Players who receive a 5th Technical Foul over the course of the 2014 Pro Circuit will Forfeit their next earned Paid Travel.  Every additional 2014 Pro Circuit Technical Foul, after the 5th, will result in the Forfeit of another earned Paid Travel.

4.   Players who receive a 10th Technical Foul over the course of the 2014 Pro Circuit will be banned from the next Pro Circuit Season, including all Online and Offline Events.  Every additional 2014 Pro Circuit Technical Foul, after the 10th, will result in a ban from another Pro Circuit Season.

 

*A Spectator is anyone who is not currently competing in a Match.  Therefore, Players shall be considered Spectators when they are not competing in a Match.  The start of a Match is marked by the presence of four Players from each Team in the Game 1 pregame countdown and the end of a Match is marked by a Team winning the Match’s final Game.