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Hephaestus Challenge Rules and Information
« on: May 10, 2014, 06:18:50 pm »
Hephaestus Challenge


Sign up thread is here (link)


All references to the Hephaestus Challenge within this will refer to the event as the League for simplicity.

The League is a competitive 2v2 deathmatch event focused around 3 core concepts:
1. Every team plays every week
2. Heavy structure and organization
3. Entertainment for both players and viewers

The League will be broken down into 4 phases:
1. Sign-ups
2. Regular Season
3. Silver Playoffs
4. Golden Playoffs

Sign-ups
Teams will submit their team name and a logo
Teams will submit 2 points of contact, including steam ID’s (ID’s may be messaged privately)
Teams will submit a list of 8 players to confirm that each team has 8 players to start the season

Regular Season
Teams will be randomly sorted into divisions of up to 8 teams each at the beginning of the season. Teams will primarily play other teams within their division.
The regular season will consist of 8 weeks of matches. Each team will play once a week on Saturday (with matches starting at 4pm EDT) with one scheduled bye week, allowing each team to play 7 games over the regular season.
Matches will be best of one, with a time limit of 30 minutes. Extra time will be given on a need basis (as ruled by a ref) in case of disconnects or server problems.
Matches will be scheduled to start at specific times. Teams are expected to be ready and in lobby before their specified start time or they will face an automatic forfeit.

Silver Playoffs
At the end of the regular season, within each division the bottom 66% of teams will be advanced to the Silver Playoffs, where they will be seeded according to how they did throughout the regular season.
Teams will play a best of one elimination bracket over the course of the weekend immediately following the end of the regular season (the 9th week).
The winning team(s) will be crowned champions of the Silver Playoffs and advanced into the Golden Playoffs.

Golden Playoffs
In the week immediately following the Silver Playoffs (weeks 10) the Golden Playoffs will run.
Within each division, the top 33% of teams will be advanced to the Golden Playoffs, along with the winner(s) of the Silver Playoffs, where they will be seeded according to how they did in the regular season.
Teams will play a best of three elimination bracket over the course of the week.
The winning team will be crowned champions of the League.


General rules
Players are allowed to play as substitutes for any team on any given week, but may only play for one team each week (and only one team through the duration of the Golden Playoffs).
Players and teams found to be breaking the rules or the spirit of the competition will be given a warning and, if they persist, will be punished.
If a team fails to show or cannot show for a match, they automatically forfeit.
If a team forfeits 2 matches, they are ejected from the League.
All matches and maps shall be random, and all refs shall be chosen to be impartial to the teams playing.
The winning team gets 8 elite prizes and 12 badges.

The expanded rule set may be found at:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V9pISLUdi9OcChE2-OhSUPhyFXQggI41qpgT34SpcEc/edit?usp=sharing


If you have questions, thoughts, concerns and/or anything you wish to communicate to us send an email to HephaestusChallenge@gmail.com or send a message to one of the administrators: redria, Puppy Fur, Sammy B.T., Alistair MacBain or Grey T.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 02:55:44 pm by Skrimskraw »