Valorant Ruleset

1. General
1.1 Definition of Terms
Tournament Administrator: Person in charge of your tournament
Tournament’s platform: Website where you registered to join the tournament on battlefy.
Team: Group of players who compete in the tournament together as a unit. If the tournament is played solo, a team or the captain refers to the player.

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 for the team must own a BYOC tickets before the tournament.
Every player has to be physically present at FRAG to participate in any tournament.
Every player must play with his main game account during the entire tournament. No smurf /alt accounts will be allowed.
Finals might be played on stage. If that’s the case, the teams are required to move their set-ups.
Every team must hold an appropriate name. Any team attempting to sign up for a tournament with a name deemed unsuitable will be asked to create a new team 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
One player per team, preferably the captain, must check in at the administration table on Friday, November 18th 2022, before 10:00PM 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 2022 at 10:00PM AST.
The tournament will start on Saturday, November 19th 2022 at 10:00AM AST. It is your responsibility to reach the opponent’s captain with the information provided on the tournament’s platform to start your games as soon as possible.
There will be an initial meeting with all of the team captains and the TO to ensure everyone is ready, and explain the schedule at 10AM AST ~ please be there roughly 5 min beforehand.
Each team is responsible to be aware of its schedule at all times and ready at the scheduled time to play its game. If a team is not fully present and ready to play 10 minutes after the scheduled time, a penalty will be systematically applied to the said team.
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.

2. Team Roster
2.1 Team Captain
Each team must have a designated captain. The captain is the link between the organizers, administrators and his team before, during and after the event.
The captain must be a member of the team.
The captain must check-in his team on Friday to the Tournament Administrators.
The captain has to give his team ranking average at the admin desk when checking-in on Friday to the Tournament Administrators. (This is to assist with seeding measures)
The captain has to report his team matches to the Tournament Administrators after each game.
The captain has to contact other captains during the tournament to coordinate the next game that has to be played.
The captain has to be reachable all time during the tournament’s hours.
The captain has to frequently communicate with Tournament Admin to be aware of any announcement made by the Tournament Administrators.
The captain will be the spokesperson of the team in case of a dispute.
 
2.2 Streaming / Spectators
Streaming is allowed with a delay set to a minimum of 3 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.
In the case of your game being streamed on the official stream – please allow a couple of minutes for the Frag streamer to join the lobby

3. Tournament * 
Any disputes must be brought up to a Tournament Administrator as soon as possible.
3.1 Tournament Format
When a match ends, the team captain from each team must come up to the desk to report to the Tournament Administrator the match outcome. Following confirmation, your next match will be displayed on the tournament’s platform.
The tournament format will be decided according to the amount of participating teams.
The tournament format will be a double elimination bracket that will be seeded based on pools of round robins.
Your pool for round robin will be based on the average rank of your team that needs to be provided to the TO’s when registering at the event
The round robin will be Best of 1
All games in bracket will be best of 3 (aside from round 1 which will be a B01)
Finals and Grand finals will be best of 3 (with a Bo1 bracket reset)
· These formats may change depending on time and the amount of players
When a match ends, one member of each team has to report to the Tournament Administrator the match outcome. Following confirmation, your next match will be displayed on the tournament’s platform.
Each round of a Bo3 must be played one after the other. A maximum of 5 minutes break is allowed (e.g. bathroom).
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.

3.2 Lobby Settings
 Allow Cheats: Off * Tournament Mode: On * Play Out All Rounds: Off * Overtime: Win by Two: On * Server Selection - “US East” by default.
3.3 Map Selection Process
Map bans will be completed using the built in map ban system in battlefy, if for some reason this is not functioning correctly please use: https://www.mapban.gg/en/ban/valorant (make sure to exclude the map split)
The map pool consists of 7 maps: Bind, Haven, Ascent, Breeze, Icebox, Fracture, and Pearl. * The winner of a coin flip will decide if they are either Team A or Team B. Team A always starts the process. * If there is a seeding, the winner of the coin flip is the better seeded team instead. * Maps for the Match will be selected according to the following procedure: * Teams alternate when doing a map ban or pick. * When a team chooses a map, the other team always chooses the starting side.
Best-of-One 
* Teams ban one map each alternatively until there are 2 maps left 
* Team B picks one of the remaining maps 
Team A chooses the side.
Best-of-Three 
* Both teams ban one map each 
* Both teams pick one map each, and choose the side accordingly.
 * Then, they ban one map each, and the remaining map is the 3rd map. 
* Team A picks side for 3rd map.
3.4 Agent Select & Match Start
* If a Player picks an Agent by mistake during this phase, the Player must notify a Tournament Official and the opposing team of their intended selection before the timer expires. In this case the Agent Select process will be restarted with the same Picks up until the mistake occurred.
3.5 Tactical Pauses 
Timeouts can be called via the in-game timeout system. This timeout may not exceed 2 minutes
3.6 Technical difficulties * Technical Pauses 
The player has to announce the reason before or immediately after he requests the pause.
For any valid reasons (disconnection, lag, equipment issues, dispute), each team is allowed to pause the game for a maximum duration of 15 minutes. Game is resumed past this time, whether the issue is fixed or not.

Player Disconnect mid-round
A round is replayed if the issue takes place:
during the first minute of the round,
before any damage has occurred the spike hasn’t been planted * AND the opponent or referee has been immediately notified
Otherwise, a round will continue.
A round can be awarded If the issue takes place:
after damage has occurred
the outcome of the round is obvious (e.g. one team is saving with 10 seconds remaining)

3.7 Cypher’s camera 
All uses of a Cypher cam to gain an unfair competitive advantage will be considered banned exploits. * All cams must be destructible, * have the ability to be seen by both teams, * must not exploit map textures to create a one-way view.
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 two or more teams or players on different teams 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 and his team 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.