1.Player and Team Eligibility
3.Spirit of the Game
4.Spirit of the Rules
Player and Team Eligibility
1.1. Player eligibility
1.1.1. To be eligible to compete in the British Esports Championships, each player must have satisfy all of the following conditions:
184.108.40.206. Be registered in full-time education at an Institution of Secondary or Further Education as defined in sections 1.1 and 1.1 respectively.
220.127.116.11. They must have a EUW account on League of Legends.
18.104.22.168. A Players account name should not be offensive and if the British Esports Championships considers this to be the case, that player will be required to change their name.
22.214.171.124 A Player must be aged 12+.
1.1.2. Ineligible Students
The following students are ineligible to participate:
126.96.36.199. British Esports Championships tournament admins
1.2. Team eligibility
1.2.1. Each team must have a designated Leader that satisfies the following conditions:
188.8.131.52. A registered staff member at the Institution that the team represents. In exceptional circumstances, a student with written permission from their school or college may be designated leader, subject to British Esports Association approval.
184.108.40.206. Able to act as representative and point of contact for BEA
220.127.116.11. Able to supervise all online interaction between Players at that Institution. This must include before and after games as well as during.
1.2.2. A team must consist of at least 5 but no more than 7 players that must be from the same Institution.
1.2.3. A player must be only on one team at once, however players may change teams throughout the season.
1.2.4. If a team splits up, the majority of the team has right to ownership of the team and any seedings/qualification spots it has earnt.
1.2.5. A team may request a name change at any point during a season. To change a team’s name, an admin must be contacted with desired change.
1.2.6. A Teams name should not be explicitly offensive and if the British Esports Championships considers this to be the case that team will be required to change their name.
- Match Rules
2.1. Match Setup and Champion Select
2.1.1. All matches are to be played on the European West (EUW) server.
2.1.2. Players must use the League of Legends account associated to their British Esports Championships account. If this account information is not up to date it will lead to a loss of ban in the first incident with increasing penalty for repeat offence.
2.1.3. The school/college shown on the left of the match page is the “home” team and should host the lobby.
2.1.4. If tournament codes are provided they should be used by all players. If, for some reason tournament codes are not available, either team may host the match and the match name and password should then be given to opposing team. Alternatively, add the captain of opposing team and invite them to the lobby.
The lobby should be set up as follows:
18.104.22.168. The game mode tournament draft must be used for all matches.
22.214.171.124. The map Summoners Rift must be used for all matches.
126.96.36.199. Spectators are in general allowed however either team may request that spectating is turned off or lobby only.
188.8.131.52. Team size must be 5.
2.1.5. For side selection, this must be determined via coin flip. The winner of the coin flip gets to choose the side.
2.1.6. Once both teams have joined the lobby and stated they are ready, the lobby leader (denoted by gold medal symbol) may begin Champion Select.
2.1.6. New champions may not be used until they have been available in Ranked and for purchase for at least one week.
2.1.7. Champions which have been reworked may not be used until a week has passed since patch date.
2.1.8. If a player does not own a specific champion then they must pick a placeholder champion. In the event a team wishes to use a placeholder champion they must:
184.108.40.206. Inform the opposing team captain and the casters must be told before the champion is locked in that you are using a placeholder and who the placeholder represents. This is done by messaging opposing captain.
220.127.116.11. Once champion select finishes, the game must be remade, still as Tournament Draft, with the same champions selected apart from the “placeholder”.
3.2.1. Any person found to have engaged in or attempted to engage in any act that British Esports Championships believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, constitutes unfair play, will be subject to penalty. The nature and extent of the penalties imposed due to such acts shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of the British Esports Championships.
3.2.2. If any team or player is suspected of breaking any rules, admins should be informed by the Leader. At this point they may ask for screenshots or other evidence of misconduct.
3.2.3. Upon discovery of any team member committing any violations of the rules listed above, the British Esports Championships may, without limitation issue the following penalties:
18.104.22.168. Loss of a ban. In this instance, the offending team must select “None” in place of their first ban.
22.214.171.124. Issue of a warning on the record of that team.
126.96.36.199. Forfeit of a match.
188.8.131.52. Temporary suspension of a player. If this results in <5 players on the team, the team will become ineligible (according to 1.4.2) unless a substitute is brought in.
184.108.40.206. Permanent ban of a player.
220.127.116.11. Deduction of points or seeding for the current or next tournament. Penalties are carried over with the majority of the offending team for the full academic year.
18.104.22.168. Disqualification of team from a tournament
22.214.171.124. Disqualification of team from the British Esports Championships
- Spirit of the rules4.1. These rules may be amended, modified or supplemented by the British Esports Championships, from time to time, in order to ensure fair play and integrity of the British Esports Championships.
4.2. All decisions regarding the interpretation of these rules lie solely with the British Esports Championships, the decisions of which are final.
A school or college as defined in sections 1.1 And 1.2.
A student who plays esports in the British Esports Championships.
Also known as tournament admins, referees, umpires. Admins will create fixtures, calculate results, make sure that players adhere to the Rules and Code of Conduct, hand out penalties.
A Leader is an adult member of staff that represents an Institution. A Leader is responsible for supervising online interactions between players, checking-in an Institutions teams, reporting match results to the tournament system. One Leader must be responsible for multiple teams.
A team is a group of players. A team represents its Institution in the British Esports Championships.
The process of reporting a team’s arrival and commitment to play in that week’s matches. Check-in takes place the day before fixtures on the tournament website. Only a Leader must check a team in.
5.5. Champion Select
The process of banning and selecting champions for the upcoming match. Banned champions must not be played by either team.
Champions are player-controlled characters. Each champion possesses unique abilities and attributes. Players select what champion to play during Champion Select at the start of the match.
5.8. Summoner Spells
Summoner spells are abilities that are chosen in Champion Select before the start of the match. Each player is allowed two summoner spells chosen from a list. Summoner spells must be used in-game to aid a player’s champion in various ways as each spell has a unique effect.
The Rune system (named Runes Reforged) allows players to customize their champion before the start of the game by choosing from a number of Runes, which add or enhance champion abilities and statistics. It is not possible to enter a match without an active, valid rune page. The game will provide a pre-constructed page for the player if the selected rune page is not valid.
Lobbies are menu screens where players must set up the upcoming game session, change their settings, and talk to each other. In many games, players return to the lobby at the end of each session. In some, players joining a session that has already started are placed in the lobby until the start of the next. As lobbies consume very few resources they are sometimes additionally used as a “holding pen” for players while waiting for the next match. Opposing teams must be invited to the lobby for the match to proceed.
Also known as DC. Disconnect refers to an Internet shortage that removes a player from a game or a player intentionally leaving a game.
Commentating an esports match. Commentators are known as casters. This is short for shoutcasters, the original term used to refer to esports commentators which has been shortened over time.
The process of preliminarily ranking teams in a tournament bracket to ensure the most fair outcome. Each team is a seed.
The application, programme, or .exe file, of a game. For example, LeagueofLegends.exe is the game League of Legends.