Starcraft 2 Ruleset

1. General

1.1 Definition of Terms

  • Tournament Administrator: Person in charge of your tournament.
  • Tournament’s platform: Challonge.com
  • Team: Not applicable to the SC2 event. Wherever team or team captain is referenced, presume it refers to a given player in the single player event.

1.2 General Rules
Every player must be registered on the tournament’s platform.

  • Every player must read, understand and agree to the rules for participation in the Frag tournament. Players agree to and consent to these rules, as well as Frag’s authority to enforce them, as a condition of their participation. Each player is therefore expected and required to abide by the Rules, and any failure to follow them will result in punitive measures.
  • Every player must play with his main game account during the entire tournament. No smurf allowed.
  • Every player must hold an appropriate name. Any player attempting to sign up for a tournament with a name deemed unsuitable will be asked to create a new player name in order to participate.
  • Rules are subject to change by Tournament Administrators at any given time if deemed necessary.
  • Any Tournament Administrator decisions are final.

1.3 Schedule

The tournament will run from November 18th to 20th, 2022.
Every player must check in at the administration table on Saturday, November 19th, before 9:30 AM AST to confirm their attendance. Any important additional information regarding the course of the tournament will be given at this moment.

  • Tournament registration will close on Friday, November 18th at 10:00PM AST OR when occupancy reaches maximum – Whichever comes first.
  • The tournament will start on Saturday, November 20th, 2022 at 10:00AM AST. It is your responsibility to reach your opponent with the information provided on the tournament’s platform to start your games as soon as possible.
  • Each player is responsible to be aware of their schedule at all times and be ready at the scheduled time to play their games. If a player is not present and ready to play 15 minutes after the scheduled time, a penalty will be systematically applied to the said player.
  • The schedule has to be respected. Changes to the schedule are at the discretion of the Tournament Administrators and will be announced to the players.
  • The group stage will use a Round Robin format. All players must wait to play their next match until all players are ready to start the next round of the Round Robin group stage, unless otherwise instructed by the tournament administrator.

2.1 Streaming / Spectators
Streaming is allowed with a delay set to a minimum of 5 minutes unless mentioned otherwise by a Tournament Administrator.

  • In-Game spectators are not allowed at the exception of the allowed FRAG staff.
  • Official FRAG streamers are allowed to spectate any game at any given time.

3. Tournament
Any disputes must be brought up to a Tournament Administrator as soon as possible.

3.1 Tournament Rules
Pauses are only authorized if technical problems are encountered and have to be announced in-game (“pause please”, “pp”). In the event of a disconnect or intermittent lag and a tournament admin must be contacted immediately.

  • All players must disable notification during their games.
  • When a player enters a game, the “Busy” status has to be enabled.

3.2 Conditions of a Win

  • The player must have destroyed all of the opponent’s buildings.
  • The opponent quits the game (“rage quits”).
  • It is not considered a win if a player writes “GG” in chat. The game only ends when one of the players’ buildings are all destroyed or that player surrenders the map.

3.3 Tournament Format
Tournament format and rules can change at any moment

  • The tournament format will be a Round Robin Group stage followed by a Single Elimination stage with a 3rd place match. Round Robin Group stage will consist of best of 3’s. Play off stage Semi Finals and 3rd place match will be Best of 5’s, and the Finals will be Best of 7.
  • When a match ends, the winning player has to report the result to the Tournament Administrator the match outcome in the Discord ACSS Server, or update the challonge bracket if they have a challonge account. Following confirmation, your next match will be displayed on the tournament’s platform as applicable.
  • During the group stage, if a player is not present in the lobby 15 minutes after the start of the current round, their first map will be automatically forfeit. If that player is not present 30 minutes after the start of the current round the Bo3 match will be forfeit. Any matches that started after the scheduled time will be discarded. Proofs showing the current time must be presented immediately to the Tournament Administrators for confirmation.
  • During the playoffs, if a player is not present in the lobby 15 minutes after the start of the current round, their first map will be automatically forfeit. If that player is not present 30 minutes after the start of the current round the series will be forfeited to the player present. Proofs showing the current time must be presented immediately to the Tournament Administrators for confirmation.
  • Each round of Bo3 must be played one after the other. No break will be allowed between the rounds.
  • You may challenge scoring to the Tournament Administrators. Procedures and decisions are at the discretion of the Tournament Administrators. You must provide proof with screenshots and/or replays.
  • Any delay must be immediately reported to a Tournament Administrator.

3.4 Maps

Ranked 1v1 Map Pool at the time of the event

At present the map pool consists of:
Cosmic Sapphire LE
Data-C LE
Inside and Out LE
Moondance LE
Stargazers LE
Tropical Sacrifice LE
Waterfall LE

3.5 Game Settings

  • Category : Melee
  • Mode : 1v1
  • Speed : Faster

3.6 Veto Process

  • Best of 3 Map Ban method: Higher seed bans first, then lower, higher, lower – higher seeded players picks map 1, lower picks map 2, last map 3rd. (abab abc)
  • Best of 5 Map Ban method: Higher seed bans first, then lower seed. Players take turns picking maps with the higher seeded player picking first. (ab ababc)
  • Best of 7: all maps are played, with players taking turns picking maps beginning with the highest seeded player. (abababc)

3.7 Technical Issues

  • Resolve any problems that might occur before a match starts. Players are responsible for resolving problems with their connection or hardware before or during a match..
  • For any valid reasons (disconnection, lag, equipment issues, dispute), each player is allowed to pause the game for a maximum duration of 15 minutes. “Strategic” breaks are not allowed.
  • Players that requested a pause need to announce the reason before or immediately after pause.
  • Custom game host/moderator/player have to pause the game immediately when a player requests it in chat.
  • When resuming the game from pause, both players must confirm in chat that they are ready to continue.
  • If the total pause time of 15 minutes runs out, the game has to be resumed, no matter if the issue got fixed or not. If one player refuses to resume the game, the opposing player will receive a default win.
  • Tournament Administrators hold the right to request players to pause during the match in case of any other issues, and the time used to pause the match will not count for the player it was requested to.
  • Tournament Administrators hold the right to make the final call in regards to a pause.
  • Any proven false claim of an issue in order to benefit a player will result in a sanction.

4. Code of conduct

All players are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and maintain respect for one another, players, visitors and FRAG staff. They are to treat others as they themselves would like to be treated. Any behavior that is considered to be inappropriate and in violation of the code of conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Non-fair-play behavior, physical or verbal abuse towards players, staff, or any participant.
  • Acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person
  • Engaging in collusion, which is any agreement between players to predetermine the outcome of a game.
  • Hacking, exploiting, the use of any kind of cheating device and/or cheat programs, or any similar cheating method.
  • Intentionally using any in-game bugs or so-called “hacks” to seek an advantage.
  • Cheating, manipulating game files, using unapproved game modifications, or any other method by which one may gain an unfair advantage over another player.
  • Drugs, alcohol, illegal substances, illegal activities and gambling are strictly prohibited on-site. Players on the effects of drugs, alcohol or illegal substances may be removed from the tournament and/or the FRAG event.
  • Engaging in violence or any activity which is deemed in the judgment of the Tournament Administrators to be immoral, unethical, disgraceful, or contrary to common standards of decency.
  • Touching or otherwise interfering with lights, cameras or other studio equipment.
  • You must inform a tournament administrator if you witness an inappropriate or suspicious behavior as soon as possible. Picture (screenshots) proof or video (screen recording) proof are highly recommended to facilitate the resolution of the problem. Any player who violates these rules may be disqualified or sanctioned. Warnings and sanctions may lead to the immediate disqualification and removal of the player from the tournament and/or the FRAG event. This decision will be at the discretion of FRAG. You can talk to your Tournament Administrator if you see any improper or suspicious behavior.