Call of Duty: Ghosts – Official Rules
2014 MLG XGames Invitational
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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