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*** Penalties ***
1 - Listen carfully the Clan-League Staff personal warnings. If you do something wrong, if you pass away a rule, a member of staff can warning you. Try to do better and don't piss off, OpenArena is just a game.
2 - If you don't care about personal warnings and you continue to make same mistakes, any member of Clan-League Staff & Referees can warn you officially in the Clan-League News Forum
3 - An official player warning can degenerate in a last player warning.
4 - Last player warning can cause a personal warning to your team.
5 - If the team who received a personal warning about a player don't do anything and nothing change, the warned player can be banned from the league (by a private staff poll).
6 - If more than 1 player in the same team acts with misbehavior, their team can take an official warning (posted in the Clan-League News Forum).
7 - After official warning post, if nothing change, the team will receive a last warning.
8 - If any team taken a last warning continue to disturb the league organization, the Clan-League Staff will vote in private the disqualification of this team.
To avoid this nasty penalties, I invite you to acquaint the Behavior Rules.
*** General Rules ***
001 - This League is made for fun ! Every insult or any disrespectfull word can cause a penaly to the respectless player.
002 - Every clan leader is responsible of his members. If a player take more than 3 behavior warnings, he can cause a penaly to his team.
003 - The abusing of camping is prohibited from the league. The defense IS NOT camping and camping IS NOT defense. Player is camping when he stay at the same place (and not the same zone) during more than 12 seconds. The camper can take a penaly for this behavior by the referee.
004 - The player who remove the fun of another player during league matches can take a penaly. If referee doesn't take part of an opinion, you can directly complain on the Matches' Complains Forum.
005a - The /capturelimit of official matches is set to 5 for CTF and 8 for Elimination.
005b - The /timelimit of official matches is set to 20.
006 - The FPS will be limited to 125 on official league servers.
007 - The official matches are played on 4vs4.
008 - If a player is missed for a match, missed player's team has to reschedule, the match is canceled.
009 - The canceled match for any cause outside of League Staff must be rescheduled by both teams in the 4 next days of official date.
010 - If any official match is not played in the 4 next days after the official date, a forced abandonment will be requested by the referee.
011 - If a team is not in cause of unplayed match in 4 days after the official date, this team can request the win by total abandoning in the Matches' Complains Forum or directly to the official referee of the unplayed match.
012 - The official match TEAM A vs TEAM B is played on 2 games with 2 maps : TEAM A's chosen map and TEAM B's chosen map.
013 - If both of teams have chosen the same map for a match, they play 2 games on the same map.
014 - The chosen map must be in the official Maps List, BE CARFUL, each challenge has his map list.
015 - If a match is finaly played on a map who is NOT in the official Maps List, a request of cancelling can be requested in the Matches' Complains Forum.
016 - If a cancelling of a match is granted AFTER the match is played, both teams has 4 days to reschedule themselves the match, after what a forced abandonment will be requested by the referee.
017 - Teams' leaders can register to the league from the 8th March 2010.
018 - The 12th April 2010, the registrations are closed.
019 - The OpenArena Clan-League 2010 open 16 places to register. If 16 teams are registrated, the registrations will be closed immediatly.
020 - The selection matches will be played between the 23th April 2010 and the 10th August 2010.
021 - The team leaders will must to schedule their selection matches by their own means (don't hesitate to use the Matches' Arrangements Forum for that). Every not played selection match after the 26th July 2010 will be considered abandoned. An official referee must to be present on the match. The referee will post official match date and official result.
022 - The playoff matches will start after the selection matches, after 10 free days. So first playoff match will be planned for about the 6th August 2010.
023 - Clan-League Staff will schedule the playoff matches and set official dates. 2 dates will be proposed to 2 teams, team leaders will must to choose a favorite date in 4 next days after the proposal. (For that the Matches' Arrangements Forum will be used).
024 - The teams can organize their playoff matches by themselves. They will just must to find an official referee. The match planning should be posted on the Arrangements Forum.
025 - The referee must to post official match date at least 50 hours before. If the official date is posted after less than 50 hours before the match, the team leaders can request a match cancelling on the Matches' Complains Forum.
026 - The referee can NOT be in one of both playing teams.
027 - General Team Ranking is done according to the number of league points collected by teams. This ranking will display the 4 challenges' rankings AND a total ranking. This ranking will be real only at the end of league (when 4 Final matches will be played).
028a - On CTF challenges, the League Points are given by this way :
30 points- Victory by win on a Final Match.
26 points- Draw on a Final Match.
26 points- Victory by win on a Semifinals Match.
24 points- Victory by win on a Quarter-Finals Match.
23 points- Draw on a Semifinals Match.
23 points- Victory by Sudden-Death Match : When a team win playoff 3rd match game.
21 points- Defeat by Sudden-Death Match : When a team lose his 3rd playoff match game.
21 points- Draw on a Quarter-Finals Match.
20 points- Victory by win : When a team win his match.
19 points- Victory by abandoning: When a team win because his opponent has abandoned started match.
15 points- Victory by total abandoning: When a team win because his opponent has abandoned not played match.
13 points- Draw : When a team won 1 game of a match.
10 points- Defeat by loss on a Final Match.
8 points- Defeat by loss on a Semifinals Match.
5 points- Defeat by loss on a Quarter-Finals Match.
3 points- Defeat by loss : When a team lose his played match.
2 points- Capture on a Semifinals or Final Match.
1 points- Capture : When a flag is captured by the team.
0 point- Sudden Death Match capture : When a flag is captured while a Sudden-Death playoff match.
0 point- Defeat by abandonment : When a team abandoned his match.
028b - For Elimination challenge, League Points :
20 points- Victory by win on a Final Match.
15 points- Victory by win on a Semifinals Match.
14 points- Victory by a total abandoning : When the opponent abandoned non-played match.
10 points- Victory by win.
10 points- Victory by abandoning.
5 points- Defeat on a Final Match.
3 points- Defeat on a Semifinals Match.
2 points- Defeat of a played match.
1 points- Elimination Round won.
0 point- Sudden Death Match round : When a round is won during a Sudden-Death playoff match.
0 point- Defeat by abandonment : When a team abandoned his match.
029 - To register, leaders should post a description of their team in the Subscriptions Forum.
030 - To be acceptated to participate to the Clan-League, teams should match the following criteria :
- Team must have, at least, 5 active players.
- Team must be respectfull of the OpenArena players and polite.
- Team should be motivated and active to convey a good image for OpenArena.
- Team must to accept to participate on all 4 Challenges.
- Team should be free to ensure his presence at games.
031 - In the Subscriptions Forum, leaders must notice some informations :
- Official long clan name, not only their clan tag (it will be officialy used for whole matches' display and result display).
- List of active members who will participate to the league.
- Short description of their clan (how long they play, why they play...).
- If possible a public e-mail[at]adress to contact easily for matches.
- If possible their website.
032 - The team who will not respect one of this rules could be refused to participate at the league before start, and could take a penalty after the league starts.
033 - After the registrations, teams will be dispatched in selection groups (number of groups will depend of participating teams) and the selection matches will start.
034 - After the selection matches, if the 2nd and 3rd teams have the same points number, they will have the 10 free days (26 July => 5 August) to schedule an extra match. This match will not bring them any league points. This match will be organized by these 2 teams' own rules. The both teams should confirm who will be qualified to the playoff matches in the Organization Forum OR if an official referee was witness of this extra-match, he will confirm us the result in private.
If this extra-match will not be played in 10 free days before playoff matches, the League Staff and all Official Referees will vote in private which of two teams will be qualified.
035 - There is 4 separate challenges in the clan-league. All 4 challenges use the same rules and same organization. The selection groups will be randomly built 4 times for each challenge.
Challenges are :
- All Weapon : CTF, using all OpenArena weapons.
- Only Rocket : CTF, using only Rocket-Launcher.
- Instantgib : CTF, using only Railgun.
- Elimination : All weapons, Team players elimination (called Clan-Arena in Quake III Arena).
036 - Each challenge has his own official allowed maps. Here the official maps list :
037 - Official League servers have 20 free spots away matches. When 8 players (4vs4) are ready for official match, and the referee is ready to watch the match, he will ask other spectators to disconnect. There is no spectators allowed except the official referee. When 8 players and referee are only, the referee will set /maxclients 9 (or more if more than 1 referee or admin is available) and /map_restart. The match can be started.
038 - If, during a match, a player is suddenly disconnected, every players must to stop moving ingame. The left player's team is allowed to bring a remplacing player immediately. If the player reconnect after some minutes, the referee is allowed to order a /callvote timelimit adding minutes left during the player absence. Or the match can be restarted if referee and both teams are agree.
039 - Every players must to listen to the referee's orders. If any player doesn't respect referee's request during a match, the referee can request a penalty to respectless player.
040 - Even if referees are selected to be fair, if any player notice a referee passing away a rule or abusing his power, he can complain in the Matches' Complain Forum or directly in private to an Administrator or Moderator.
041 - If a playoff match is finished by a draw, the most captured flags team is qualified by captured flags. If the captured flags number is the same, a sudden death match will be played.
Sudden Death match is played on /capturelimit 1. Map proposed randomly by the referee and should be accepted by both teams.
The map of sudden death match can NOT be the same map as one of 2 previous games.
The map of sudden death match HAS to be the same map if the both teams have chosen the same map.
The captured flag of suddent death match doesn't count as a league point.
042 - Every rules can be changed and a rule can be added only by an Administrator before the end of subscriptions.
043 - Every rules can be changed and a suggested rule can be added during the league, only after the result of a public poll, if more than 75% players vote YES.
044 - Any team is allowed to abandon a started match and to leave if they respect their opponent. Any match leaving will give a victory to the leaving's opponent team. Every captured flags are counted for league points for both teams. Leaving team lose by abandonment and the left clan win by abandoning.
045 - In a match Team A vs Team B, on the Team A's map, Team B choose team color, on the Team B's map, Team A choose color. If Team A and Team B are from different continents, Team A's map will be played on Team B's continent server and Team B's map will be played on Team A's continent server.
046 - At the end of the league, the winner is the team in top of the General Team Ranking, in other words, the team who will win maximum total league points added from 4 challenges.
047 - Every clan should know that if they register to participate to the league, they will appear in the General Team Ranking and League Scores Boards, after registration, teams can not contest these displays.
048 - Official League servers have 20 free spots away matches. When 8 players (4vs4) are ready for official match, and the referee is ready to watch the match, he will ask other spectators to disconnect. There is no spectators allowed except the official referee. When 8 players and referee are only, the referee will set /maxclients 9 and /map_restart. The match can be started.
049 - Only players who are registrated by leaders and approved by staff in the List of Participating Teams can play matches for the team. If a new player is recruited by a team and want to participate in the league, the leader must mention the player in their thread.