Raving Mad Gamerz Rule Set, and Code of Conduct Introduction
This rules, and code of conduct applies to all Teams, Team Owners, Team Managers, Team Staff, Players, and Substitutes(“ Participants ”) who are actively participating in the Competition or any event related to the Competition.
Raving Mad Gamerz Staff and Admin reserves the right to amend, remove, or change the rules for any reason at any time without prior notice.
Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserves the right to make judgment on cases not specifically covered in this rule Page in order to preserve the spirit of fair competition and sportsmanship.
Participants are responsible for understanding and operating on the latest version of these rules at all times.
– Raving Mad Gamerz take no responsibility for teams not reading the rule set / or teams communications and decisions outside this rule set.
– Decisions made by teams outside of this rule set, or without the knowledge of Raving Mad Gamerz shall not be Raving Mad Gamerz responsibility to rectify if incorrect.
– Penalties / Banning shall be decided by Raving Mad Gamerz in such cases for both teams and enforce at the discretion of Raving Mad Gamerz admin
Raving Mad Gamerz Reserves the right to exercise necessary authority without limitation to protect the interests of the game franchise or partners, associates, affiliates or sponsors.
Should at any time this rule set be presented in a court of Law, the validity of this rules set shall not become null and void.
All communication with Raving Mad Gamerz Admin is strictly confidential. The publication of such material without explicit consent is strictly prohibited and will result in a penalty / banned.
Should you require an @admin in an emergency during a tournament on advice or clarification on rules, please phone one of them immediately using the Staff/ numbers. Raving Mad Gamerz will not be liable for any decisions that are made by Captains or players during Tournament game if Admin was not contacted during the game.
A “Player”is defined as anyone who is registered on a teams roster submitted by the Team Manager of the team during the registration process (Discord registration required)
Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserve the right to investigate players information where Eligibility is in question.
Players should be prepared to provide a copy of personal identification or other documentation to verify if the following requirements are met.
Any player / Team that has received a “banned”status from Raving Mad Gamerz admin shall not be accepted into any tournament, LAN, events or any other aspect that has to do with Raving Mad Gamerz or any of its affiliations.
Participants shall comply to the age restriction of specific games and franchises. If parental guidance is specified, a consent form may be requested from Raving Mad Gamerz Admin. Team Owners / Managers to ensure that players comply to Age Requirements.
Region & Residency
Raving Mad Gamerz is South African Based, and we require all players to reside in South Africa or play within South African borders unless note A applies.
Note A: Applications can be made to Raving Mad Gamerz with proof if pings are consistently the same as south African players. Proof shall be submitted 1 weeks before registration closes for RMGZ Admin to do a full inquiry into the application. Failure to do so, shall result in a removal from the tournament, and tampered proof shall result in a BAN from all RMGZ tournaments for the team.
Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserve the right to restrict or change players names at any time during the registration process of teams.
Changing spelling or any other attempt to change to avoid compliance with the following requirements shall result in a ban from all Raving Mad Gamerz Tournaments.
Player name may not include sponsors
Player name may not include product name
Player name may not include any promotional / commercial
player name shall comply to this code of conduct
Player name shall not be Offensive/Vulgar/Derogatory or anything that is considered against this policy by RMGZ admin
Players may not register for more than one team in the same Raving Mad Gamerz tournament, if this is done the player shall be banned from all tournaments for a year
Players may not compete in more than one region
Players may use personal sponsorships, however Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserve the right to restrict sponsorship involvement that fall into the following categories:
Products and services from direct competitors
Account selling, sharing or trading websites
Drugs of any kind
anything considered illegal in South African
Raving Mad Gamerz is not responsible to enforce any agreements made between players and other entities.
All agreements of this kind shall comply to the Raving Mad Gamerz rule set
A “player account “or “Gamer Tag “is the name the player is know by on the various formats that the player will be competing.
A Registered player is defined as the player name that reflects on the Raving Mad Gamerz rosters as registered by the Team Manager / Owner for the specific tournament, the players name shall be exactly the same as reflected on the match screenshot or any other game related proof of the completed match. Any other name will be seen as unregistered.
Players shall submit all necessary information needed from Raving Mad Gamerz Admin to compete in a tournament.
Raving Mad Gamerz admin can contact any player at anytime should we require addition information to ensure player accounts are valid and submitted correctly even after a game.
Using an Incorrect game account, name, or playing on another account(Commonly know as ringing) is prohibited. If there is sufficient evidence that a the player in question indeed played the match, the player in question shall be banned from all RMGZ tournaments.
No Alt accounts or name changes shall be accepted as the will be seen as unregistered accounts
Any player using “Smurf accounts” shall be disqualified from the current tournament and no allowed to enter the following season in any Raving Mad Gamerz Tournament.
Player social media activity /profile can be reviewed and denied access to Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments if it doesn’t comply to this ruleset
Banned Players shall remain banned, even if account names are changed, should Raving Mad Gamerz admin uncover proof that a banned player is playing within one of our tournaments, the Player and Team shall be banned from all Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments. All Team Managers / Owners should inquire if players have been banned from RmGz admin prior to entering them into a RmGz Tournament / Event.
A photo will be taken to serve as the official Player head shot. Players should notify Administration if they have not taken a photo. (LANs Only)
Documentation or Other Miscellaneous Requests
Documentation and other Miscellaneous requirements may be requested by Raving Mad Gamerz admin during the course or lead up to a tournament. If a Participant fails to provide the required documentation to the admins needs, the participant shall receive a penalty in the tournament the documentation was required.
A “Team” is defined as the starting players in the Active roster and the up to 1 substitute (Mandatory) submitted during the registration process. Team shall meet the following player base requirements to compete in Raving Mad Gamers tournaments, failure to comply during the registration shall result in the team not being eligible to complete.
Raving Mad Gamerz admin reserve the right to investigate team information where eligibility is in question.
Teams should be prepared to provide screenshots of line ups / rosters and Region and Residency proof if required.
Teams must register all their players and provide all necessary information required by Raving Mad Gamerz as described to the registration process through the discord bot, to be allowed to compete. Failure to comply with this shall result in Teams being denied entrance into Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments.
Registrations much be completed before registrations close dates for all tournaments
All player registrations must reside in south Africa unless note A applies.
All Teams must have a registered manager on the teams discord profile, failure to do, the team shall be removed without warning from the tournament 24 hours before fixtures are made.
Raving Mad Gamers reserve the right to restrict or change team names and logos for any reason at any time. Using an alternative spelling or any other means to mask compliance is strictly prohibited
Team names and Logos may include one Sponsor name
Team names and Logos may not include any commercial, product name or description
Team Names and Logos may not include any word purely commercial
Team Names and Logos may not include any references to religion, sexism, pornography or any other biased descriptions
Teams shall provide Raving Mad Gamerz Admin with abbreviations in Discord during registration, failure shall result in Raving Mad Gamerz admin providing an abbreviation for the team. Such actions shall not be disputed.
Team names and Logos shall comply to this rule set and code of conduct
Team names and Logos shall comply to all players restriction mentioned in this ruleset
Team names and logos shall comply to the code of conduct
Teams social media profiles / activity is found to be Toxic or doesn’t comply to this rue set shall be restricted access to compete or removed during a tournament.
Teams shall only do name changes during transfer windows or before 48 Hours of the first game
Team name changes may only be done if 80% of the team players remain the same (New team to be created if less than 80%)
Team Accounts and Ownership
A “Team Account” is a virtual account for each team in the competitive list or team tabs / Website. Teams shall submit all necessary information required by Raving Mad Gamerz Admin before, during or after Tournaments as required.
Team Owners / Mangers are responsible to request changes on their teams from Raving Mad Gamerz admin. Team Owners / Managers shall be registered on discord and shall link their name to the team as required, failure to do so shall result in team management not being done and all associated penalties shall be at the team owners cost.
Raving Mad Gamerz shall not take any responsibility for team owners not updating and implementing team changes in due time as required by Raving Mad Gamerz.
All Team Changes shall be done in Discord by the Bot Commands, Contact RmGz Admin should you need assistance in this regard in #contact-RMG-Admin channel in discord.
Transfer of Team Account
Team Owners / Managers may request a transfer of the team account from one Owner / Manager to another if there is sufficient proof to do so. Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserves the right to get both team captains in a private channel to ensure the correct and sufficient information is submitted prior to do the change.
Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserves the right to change any the team account if required for any reason should it be required to do so.
Team Account Withdrawal
Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserves the right to withdraw any team account at any time. Teams not abiding to this rule set risk having their team profile withdrawn. in the event that a Team account has been revoked, players will remain in the competition and will be allowed to join other teams in transfer windows, if necessary.
Teams withdrawing after Fixtures have been created, eg 1 week before the first game, shall have withdrawn badges added to their Team profiles and receive penalties as stated on the Team reward page, they will also have an infringement penalty added to their profile.
The Team Profile will also be added to the Team Withdraw channel in discord, to allow admins and teams to be aware of the forfeit required during the tournaments. Each match shall be forfeited in the entire tournament and shall be shown on the relevant Leaderboard.
Forfeited matches shall have Loyalty deducted as mentioned in the Loyalty section
A forfeit shall count 20% towards a withdraw
Any Team or Organization withdrawing from 3 tournaments shall be banned from taking part in any Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments for 2 seasons
Team Roles and Responsibilities
“Team Owners” are the owner of teams within the competition, they are the only representatives that may authorize a change of team accounts. Team Managers may serve as Team Owners should they only be in control of one team.
“Team Managers” are representatives appointed by the Team Owners and are responsible and not limited to, the Day to Day communication, arranging, doing map selections, player accounts, Team rosters, Competition structure, match procedures, game rules, code of conduct, prize money and content creation for their team.
“Player “are the individuals that are registered to complete on a team Roster. Players shall comply to all the Eligibility and roster rules. Players may not request any changes in Team accounts, Roster or any other team management functions.
Players may compete in other teams in Knockout tournaments or if otherwise stated.
“Reserves” are individuals who registered to compete on a team within Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments. Reserves shall comply to all rules and requirements stated in this rule set.
Reserves may compete in other teams in Knockout tournaments or if otherwise stated. To be eligible for a reserve to compete in Stage Playoffs, the reserve must have been on the roster for at least 3 matches in the qualifier round.
Team Movement and Player Movement
Team Rosters become subject to this rule set soon as they pre-register for any tournament by the team owner / manager
Teams may not change more than 50% of their roster line up.
Should a team not achieve this, they shall request a “more than required” change from Raving Mad Gamerz admin. Raving Mad Gamerz reserve the right to deny the request should it be considered that this change is detrimental to the current tournament and divisions. Raving Mad Gamerz admin decision shall be final and not disputed
Only registered players may be used in Raving Mad Gamerz Tournaments, If an unregistered player is used, loss of the match shall be awarded. Scores shall not be compensated with another game, and if the score become equal for the match due to the loss, the team who used the unregistered player shall receive a loss for the match.
Team Managers / Owners may request a name change prior to 48 hours before the scheduled match, provided they submit the proof of the name chance clearly showing the previous name.
Team managers may choose to have their substitutes complete in the place of a qualified player at any time. Reserve players may start a match or join a match between games at any time.
It is prohibited for a reserve to join a game in progress. Once a game has started, Teams may not change the line up for the entire game. Reserves may also compete in LAN tournaments should the be required by Team Owners / Managers. (Unless otherwise noted in a Gentleman’s agreement)
A change is considered to the addition or subtraction of a player / players from the roster of the Team.
Teams may freely make changes to rosters during the transfer windows set out by admin. Tournament shall have transfer windows during stages to accommodate team changes, provided the original 60% of players remain as previously specified
Teams may not do any roster changes during roster locked periods, name changes will be allowed prior to 48 hours of the scheduled game, long as team managers prove its the same account to RMG Admin.
Teams may remove players at any time during the tournament provided, the team must not have less than 5 players including reserves to complete in the tournament.
Removing players can be done in discord via the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot
A trade is a roster change where one player is exchanged for another between 2 teams.
This is permitted provided The Team Owner contacts Raving Mad Gamerz Admin, to request the change. Raving Mad Gamerz reserves the right to deny the request provided we submit reasons why to the Team Owner / Manager. This may only be done in Transfer window or before the tournament is scheduled.
Raving Mad Gamerz will not accept any player/s moving from one team to another in the same tournament during transfer windows, unless it is from the same organization / Clan. Such movements may only be done at the beginning of new seasons. Team managers are responsible to remove the player from the team they are leaving.
Requesting a Roster Change
Team Owners or Team managers are responsible to do the changes to Team rosters on the Team accounts. There changes may only happen during transfer windows, or before the tournament is scheduled to start. Roster changes must be submitted 48 hours before the first match is scheduled to start in the tournament. Roster changes may not be made between match days and shall only be done in specified transfer windows.
Roster changes must be authorized by Team owners / managers of all involved teams before the request will be considered for approval.
Releasing information regarding roster changes that have not been formally approved by admin is prohibited and may result in a penalty.
Roster changes should be done via the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot, or contact admin to assist.
Roster locks shall be enforced soon as the week begins of the tournament.. Eg if the first game is schedule for the Monday, the roster lock shall come into effect 48 hours before the first schedule game.
Any changes made to the roster after the schedule time shall be null and void, and the team may incur penalties.
No changes will be allowed to teams, however Team Owners / Managers may request a player name change provided it is 48 hours before the scheduled match and proof is provided of player name change showing the previous name.
Raving Mad Gamerz Bot Team Manager Requirements
Linking of your player name to the bot in discord
Linking your team to your player name (If this is not done, the team will not be entered)
Tagging the opponent when the bot requires their input with the @name in game channel
Setting the Time and Date Via the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot (Note 1)
Checking in at the set time via the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot (Note 1)
Doing the match Result after the Game via the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot (Note 1)
Posting the match screenshots in the game channel (Note 1)
Changing of players in the transfer windows, or before tournaments
Joining other leagues / seasons
Team managers trying to set up games as required above and not getting response from opponents shall be awarded a win for the game if note 1 applies, RMG Admin to make a call in the match channel regarding this rule set.
*Note 1: Not doing this will mean a forfeit of that match
Any team withdrawing from a tournament shall receive a withdraw badge on their team profile from RMGZ Admin.
Generic Tournament Structure (Unless otherwise noted)
Premier Qualification Round: (Starts 3rd Monday in Feb) 5 week qualifier – (No transfer Window)
Summer league: (Starts 1st Monday in April) 7 week division round Robin – (Week 5 transfer window) 2 week semi final and final (Top 2 of division 1 relegate bottom 2 of premier division*)
Winter League: (Starts 1st Monday in July) 5 week division round Robin – (week 5 transfer window) 2 week semi final and final (Top 2 of division 1 relegate bottom 2 of premier division*)
Spring League: (Starts 2nd Monday in October) 5 week division round Robin – (week 5 transfer window) 2 week semi final and final (Premier League only)
(Swiss System has no transfer windows, as tournaments are only 5 weeks)
*If relegation matches end in forfeits, the next available team will be promoted
Online events and Match Guidelines
Team Owner/ Manager Responsibly
Team owners / Managers are responsible to ensure the following is in order before matches start.
Checking Team Line ups before a match and reporting if infringement is found before the game begins.
Reporting no shows to Raving Mad Gamerz admin promptly
Announcing the Ready to proceed to start the match
Ensuring all players conduct conforms to this rule set
Submitting end results into discord and updating the match information on the website
Load Shedding Regulations
With Load Shedding on the Rise in South Africa, It is sometime hard for teams to know what steps to take, here is some guidelines to follow should you find yourself in this situation, this rule only applies if load shedding is posted out by eskom.
Team managers to check all players load shedding schedules before suggesting a time and date for a game, ensuring that all of his team members will be available to play.
Be open and transparent with the other team manager with regards to scheduling and time management
Communicate with reserves to be available on the time of the game should they be called due to DC players. We suggest each team have a minimum of 3 reserves available
Schedule your game for early in the week, so should you need to reschedule, there will still be time before the Sunday deadline.
If there is no way the game can continue, RMGZ will automatically reschedule the game for the following night 8 pm.(Default)
If a team has already booked a game for that time, RmGz admin may moved it to the following night 8 pm
Proof of load sheding schedules must be provided to RMGZ admin on request, should the postponement be suspected
Teams with less that the prescribed reserves will not be granted postponement as they did not plan sufficiently for the event
Teams with reserves, but do not make use of their reserves due to the reserves lack of availability will not be granted a postponement.
Teams must ensure that their reserves are available.
RMGZ will not grant postponement more than once for a specific game.
If the game cannot be played the following day after being postponed, the No Show rules shall apply
Should an update of the game happen during a scheduled tournament game, team managers to contact RmGZ admin Immediately to inform them of the situation, should admin not respond within 10 minutes on discord, the Team Manager shall phone Admin using the numbers provided on https://ravingmadgamerz.com/contact-us/
Failure to comply Shall result in a loss of the game.
Pre-match set up
Match Scheduling or Rescheduling
All matches are set for default time of Sunday nights 6pm, (unless otherwise specified), however matches Shall be arranged between Team Managers first to be played anytime between Monday 6 am and Sunday 8 pm, all scores must be in before Sunday 9 pm to be scored.
After the Fixtures are created, a match channel will be provided for each game on Mondays. The date and time has to be set by team Managers using the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot and it shall not be changed unless RMGZ and captain’s is notified 4 hours before the set time. (If it is not within 4 hours the game shall be played, any team not attending, the “No Show” shall apply.)
RMGZ Admin shall then reset the bot and Team managers shall redo the Time and Date, this shall only be reset once.
If Team Managers fail to arrange a specified time between them, the RMGZ default time shall be used, if one team does not show up at the default time, the opposing team shall provide proof that they are ready to play at the specified default time, and shall receive a win from Raving Mad Gamerz admin.
If the Time and Date is not set using the Bot the game will be forfeited on Sunday 9 pm.
– If team managers do not answer for scheduling time by Saturday, the team manager not arranging shall receive a forfeit after 10am Saturday for the match.
Scheduled Maintenance / updates of Games shall be worked around when scheduling times, If an unscheduled maintenance happen to be done before or during a match, Team managers shall resume the game after the maintenance is done, if its an hour or less. If the maintenance last longer than an hour, Team managers shall reschedule the match that suits both.
– If a time cannot be decided that suits both teams the match shall be forfeited.
Any scores not submitted before Sunday 10pm, shall be seen as not played and teams will be allocated a forfeit for the game.
Team managers / Captains are responsible to check that all players are registered prior to the beginning of the game and report it in the match channel and tag @rmgz admin
Players, Team managers or Team owners may not dispute a match schedule after the match has been played. The scores shall be final and logged in this manner.
Extra Point Allocations: First Team manager to ask for a schedule the game and tag his opponent before Tuesday – +1 point (If no response within 4 hours from opponent)
Game set up by end of Wednesday and agreed by both Captains – +2 points
Game set up on Thursday and agreed by both captains – 0 points
Game set up on Friday and agreed by both Captains – -1 point
Game set up on Saturday and agreed by both Captains – -2 points
Game going directly to default time without trying to discuss set up time – -3 points to the team requesting default
If game is rescheduled after the initial set time, added points will be deducted
There will be no bonus point allocation for forfeits, or free wins
Team managers will be reminded by the bot in the game channel 15 minutes before the game, Managers are advised to announce the team is ready in the discord channel, to assist admins in forfeit rulings if any.
Raving Mad Gamerz admin shall be notified immediately if players will be late for a scheduled match.
Players from both Teams are expected to be present and in the game lobby ready to play 15 minutes before the schedule match time.
A 10 minute allowance shall be given to a team not showing up at the scheduled time, should the team not show up for the game, or have less than 4 players, that team shall receive a forfeit for the game. (Proof of the game shall be sent in the game discord channel by the team waiting)
Delays caused by players that are not ready to complete at the scheduled time may result in a team score penalty being enforced.
Raving Mad Gamerz reserves the right to withdraw a team from any tournament and revoke their team account for repeated no shows.
Available teams shall post a screenshot and tag the applicable team manager 5 minutes before the scheduled time should the opposing team be a No Show.
Teams will be allowed to play with less than a full roster should they not be able to have a full registered roster available to play.
Teams are responsible for their own hardware and internet connections. Matches will not be rescheduled due to technical issues.
Communication Channels and Software
Communication with Raving Mad Gamerz Admin shall only be done in our discord.
Emergencies Team managers may phone RmGZ admin by using the numbers provided at https://ravingmadgamerz.com/contact-us/
Discord shall be used for the map selection and side selection as stated in the game specific rules. Each game must be hosted by both sides unless otherwise agreed by the Team Owners / Managers.
The following shall apply to teams selecting to both host, and the team higher on the leader board will always select first.
Team A gets choice of which map they would like to host
Team B gets second choice on which map they would like to host
Team A gets third choice on which map they would like to host
Team B gets forth choice on which map they would like to host
Team A gets fifth choice on which map they would like to host
The host is responsible to ensure that all game settings are correct. All players must agree that the connection to the host is adequate before start of game. Once the game is started, Teams may not dispute the connectivity or any other technical dispute as all agreed before the game start.
Stoppage of Play
Players may not end a game under any circumstance. Should a game be stopped for whatever reason, Raving Mad Gamerz admin must be informed by both Team Owners / Managers promptly. Failure to do so could result in score penalties.
Inviting additional players
Inviting additional players to the lobby is strictly prohibited and will be penalized with a score penalty.
If a player Disconnects during the Ban/ Protect/picking phase the player shall forfeit their pick/ban/protect selection if one has not been made already. The player must retry to join immediately, IF the player is unable to rejoin the game before the game begins, the game may be restarted with the same ban and
If a player disconnects within the first 15 seconds of the game and no damage has been dealt or no points have been earned to the disconnect, the game will be restarted with the same bans and protects.
If a player disconnects after 15 seconds and / or damage or points have been earned the game must continue. The player must rejoin as soon as possible.
Reserves may not replace disconnected players during the game.
Following the end of the game, the affected team will have up to 10 minutes to provide a eligible roster before forfeiting the remained of the match..
Battle Royale modes have specified time to complete the specified scoring, disconnects, updates, internet issues, players unavailability and so forth shall not be taken into consideration or be taken off the time of the scheduled game, unless RmGZ admin is contacted in an emergency situation and agrees to the proposed extended time.
Server crashes and Host drops
In the event of a server crash, the map will be restarted with the same bans and protects. Reserves may not replace a payer for a game affected by a server crash.
In the event that a host drops from the game causing all players to drop from the lobby, the hosting team will forfeit the game.
Breaks between games
There will be a 2 minute break between games for players to change setups / classes etc. Teams that fail to provide a full eligible roster by the end of the break may forfeit the remainder of the match.
The game will not be restarted for players that were not ready upon game start. Any player related delays may result in a score penalty.
A game that ends in a tie shall be played from the beginning with the same bans and protects.
The result must be immediately added and confirmed by both parties in Discord applicable channel, using the Raving Mad Gamerz Bot
Teams not submitting scores directly after the match shall be awarded a forfeit after 4 hours after match start time. Time base matches shall be 30 minutes after the match has ended, penalties shall be incurred for late submittances.
Teams not submitting scores by 10pm Sunday Evening shall receive a forfeit from RmGz Admin for that weeks game.
Specific scoreboards showing kills and members played must be submitted in the applicable game channel in Discord by no later than 9 pm Sunday for that week.
Raving Mad Gamers Admin will not update any player stats, eg kills, goals, deaths, shots etc, Should a team manager require such results, he should approach RmGZ admin to allow access in this regard.
Unregistered Players used shall receive a loss of the match for the team that used them, unless the is no report of the unregistered player being used from the opposing captain in the match channel.. If no report of the unregistered player can be found in the match channel and RmGZ admin find the infringement, the penalty shall be awarded as discussed further in the rule section.
The use of international players shall result in loss of game where the international player was used unless note A applies
Raving Mad Gamerz will allow up to 15 minutes following the completion of the match for the result to be disputed. All match protests will be reviewed by Raving Mad Gamerz admin.
All protests of games, infringements of rules, withdrawal of teams during of before matches, unregistered players etc etc.. a ticket should be sent to RmGZ council using the contact-RMG-admin channel
Tickets should be detailed and provide enough evidence for the council to make a decision of the specified protest.
Raving Mad Gamerz council reserve the right to issue a replay of a game in the event that a game is played under unstable or illegitimate conditions. If the council deems that a rematch is necessary in order to settle a dispute, the match or game that is played shall nullify an void the previous one.
All reports of deemed cheating or infringements of this rule set, shall be sent to Council@ravingmadgamerz.com for investigation.
If a situation arises where tie breakers happen in league the following order shall be used to decide a winner
Map score for
Map score against – (Least)
Decider Match shall be played
Rules amendment to be done 14 January 2020
As of today 14 January Raving Mad Gamerz Council is please to announce that we have looked into the following aspect of the tournaments and decided to do certain amendments.
*Pings:* (Note A)
We will be allowing 1 International player in teams on SA servers
We will be allowing Similar pings on EU server tournaments based on the fact that proof can be given of this Similar “Ping” not higher than 130
– as an amendment, if a VPN server is used to make pings higher for regions specific, we will require a private stream link to be sent to @RMGZ Admin for monitoring.
If the stream cannot be set to private, the team manager of the team using the VPN, shall inform their opponent of the pov stream for ping verification prior to the match being set. A minimum of 60sec delay shall be added to the stream. Failure to do so shall result in a score penalty being incurred as described on these rules. (Note: If a team declines for the public stream to occur, then the stream should not occur, and the enemy team runs the risk of that person playing with lower ping as it cannot be validated by RMGz)
With this topic seeming to be on the increase for players using 3rd party devices, the council has decided on the following:
1. Should any proof be found on Social media, (You-tube, twitch, Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc), of a player using 3rd party devices, or any other ban-able offense to our rules, he/she will be put on the ban with immediate effect
– Teams will be given a week to replace or play a man short on the rest of the tournament.
2. Players placed on a ban shall be banned from competing in any Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments for a year on first offense – increments of a year on further bans
3. Any team adding a banned player to their roster shall receive a BAN from that tournament themselves
Players being banned from discord shall also be banned from entering any tournament or competing in any tournament in the Raving Mad Gamerz and affiliations.
Raving Mad Gamerz Council will not tolerate toxicity in our tournament, this includes but not limited to swearing, tea bagging, insulting, belittlement, noob calling etc.
Team manager shall only be warned once for toxicity and then players will be removed from Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments.
LAN events and Match Guidelines
Role of Referees
Referees are responsible for making judgments on every match related issue, question and situation which occurs before, during and immediately follow match play.
Their oversight includes, but is not limited to
Checking team lineup before match
Checking and monitoring players line of sight and match area
Announcing the beginning of the match
Issuing penalties in response to rule violations during the match
Confirming the end o the match and its result
At all times, referees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner, and shall issue rulings in an impartial manner.
If a referee makes an incorrect judgement, the judgement may be subject to reversal. Raving mad Gamerz admin shall at their own discretion, evaluate the decision during, or after the match to determine the proper procedure was used to allow for fair decision. Raving Mad Gamerz admin may disallow the decision of the referee should it be deemed necessary. Raving Mad Gamerz admin will always have the final say in all decisions before, after and during matches.
Participants must wear appropriate team attire or attire that complies to clothing requirements . Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserve the right to prohibit the use of clothing that is deemed inappropriate. Shirts provided by Raving Mad Gamerz must be worn on stage.
Unless otherwise state, Participants may not bring or consume any food in the gaming area. Smoking is strictly prohibited. Exaggerated loud noises and offensive language is prohibited and may be punished with penalties such as disqualification.
Each Team must nominate at least one player to be available for interviews before, during or after the match. Raving Mad Gamerz reserves the right to choose which player to interview. Chosen players may not refuse to conduct an interview, such behavior may result in a penalty.
Press Conference / Signing / Photographs / Video Sessions
Teams are required to provide players to participate in press conferences, autographs signing, photo shoots, video shoots or otherwise upon request from Raving Mad Gamerz Admin.
All participants may be required to stay in the tournament arena for the final winners ceremony after the final match.
All matched must be played in accordance with the Match Schedule provided by Raving Mad Gamerz Admin. Raving Mad Gamerz admin reserves the right to reschedule matches for any reason at any time.
The Match schedule is extremely important and keeping to the time or accelerating the schedule is at the discretion of the Raving Mad Gamerz event co-coordinator. Players are expected to be ready to play at any time of the event as required by the Raving Mad Gamerz Co-Coordinator.
All payers are expected to be present with a full eligible roster 90 minutes before the schedule game. A team thst cannot provide a full and eligible roster 10 minutes before the scheduled match will automatically forfeit the match and receive a score loss penalty . Under no circumstances may a team start a game with less that 4 players.
Delays caused by players that are not ready to compete at the scheduled time may result in a disqualification. Raving Mad Gamerz admin reserves the right to withdraw a Team account from any team with repeated no shows.
A period of 30 minutes may be provided before a scheduled match, this time period is not guaranteed though.
Raving Mad Gamerz will provide Monitors and Consoles to be used for the Competition (Unless otherwise stated). Participants must bring their own controllers, in-ear headphones, and any other equipment needed. Participants may bring headsets for use on warm u station. Provided headsets must be used while on-stage. Equipment must include cables of reasonable length.
Participants required to supply their own equipment must ensure that all cables, plugs, two-pins etc etc are brought with for their use.
Connection or using removable media on the tournament equipment without prior examination and approval from Raving Mad Gamerz is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Note: all rules are applicable to online and offline games unless Raving Mad Gamerz admin deems it not to be.
Code of Conduct
All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, reflecting positively on Franchise, Raving Mad Gamerz admin, Affiliates, PRess, Attendees, and other participants being represented.
By participating in any of Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments, participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct.
Participants are expected to compete at the best of their ability at all times.
Betting and Gambling
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of betting or gambling on any Raving Mad Gamerz matches. Participants shall not benefit directly or indirectly from betting or gambling within the Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments.
Participants shall not conduct any collusion or promote any act of collusion. Collusion is defined as any agreement among two or more participants or confederates to disadvantage opposing participants.
Collusion includes, but is not limited to:
Agreeing to a rule set outside of Raving Mad Gamerz rule set
Pr e-arranging to split prize money and/ or any other form of compensation
Sending or receiving signals, electronic or otherwise, from a confederate to/from a participant
Deliberately loosing a game for compensation, or any other reason, or attempting to induce anther participant to do so.
Participants shall not offer, agree, conspire, or attempt to influence the outcome of a Game or Match by any means that are prohibited by Law or this rule set.
Bribery and Gifts
Participants shall not receive or offer any gifts or reward to or from anyone for services promised, rendered, or to be rendered in connection wit the tournament. The sole exception to this rule is the case where a team pays the participant for performance in the team the participant plays for.
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of hacking or modifying any part of the platform used to play or the game being played on.
Participants promoting or suspected of using modifies devices or 3rd party devices accounts shall be removed from Raving Mad Gamerz, and participants suspected shall receive a ban from all raving mad Gamerz tournaments for an undisclosed time.
Examples of banned items:
FPS Strike Pack – Dominator
Cronus or the like
Any controller that can be modded to more than 1 function per button
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of cheating or the use of any device and / or cheat program, or any other cheating method.
If a team wishes to accuse a player or players of another team of cheating in a Tournament match, they must provide proof in the discord channel to the tournament council and opposing accused team rep available.
If the accusing team is found to have given a false accusation, they will be penalized with a loss of the match.
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of looking at or attempting to look at spectator monitors or live streams to get an advantage during tournaments.
Teams may not stream stream their own games where one team is hosting for both unless a representative is in the chat party of the streamer from the opposing team to to ensure no foul play can be done.
The opposing team must also give permission to the team to do the stream, should the opposing team refuse, the team shall not stream the game, should the game be streamed the team streaming shall be awarded a loss for that game.
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of ringing or playing under another players account during the tournaments, this includes the players own additional accounts that are not registered on the eligible team account.
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of intentionally disconnecting from any game. All players must remain in an official game for the entirety of the game.
Participants shall not conduct or promote any act of exploiting or intentionally using any in-game bug to seek an advantage. Exploiting may include, but is not limited to, abuse of glitches or taking advantage of unlimited game features to gain an unfair advantage
Profanity and Hate Speech
Participants may not use language that is deemed by Raving Mad Gamerz Admin to be Obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting,threatening, abusive, libelous, slanderous, defamatory or otherwise offensive or objective able; or promote or incite hatred or discriminatory conduct before, during or after any match. Participants may not use this sort of language on social media or during any public facing events such as streaming, interviews etc. Language that is deemed to be in violation of this code of conduct is punishable at the sole discretion of Raving Mad Gamerz.
Any team provoking, insulting or any other form of disrespectful communication to their opponents in game chat shall receive a penalty and/or forfeit of match if proof is provided by their opponents to Raving Mad Gamerz Admin
If any team streams in POV or hosts a game and any disrespectfully speak is reported to Raving Mad GAmerz Admin the team streaming shall receive the same penalty as above.
Only Captains may communicate any technical resolutions with regards too game outcomes, score, re-hosts, rematches and any other decisions that would be needed for the score outcome to be posted in Discord
Disruptive Behavior / Insults
Participants may not take any action or perform any gestures directed at the Franchise, Raving Mad Gamerz, Affiliates, Press, Attendees, or other Participants which is insulting, mocking, disruptive or antagonistic, or to incite any other individual(s) to do the same.
Abuse of Franchise, Raving Mad Gamerz Admin, Affiliates, Attendees or any other Participants will not be tolerated both for online and LAN events. Repeated violations including but not limited to touching another players system, body or property will result in penalties. Participants and their guests mush treat all individuals with respect.
Harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Participants may not offend the dignity of a country, private person or group of people though contemptuous or discriminatory words or actions on account of race, skin color, ethnic or social origin, gender language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, financial status, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason.
Participants my not engage in any activity which is prohibited by common law, which leads to or may be reasonably deemed to likely lead to conviction in any court.
No participant may refuse or fail to apply the reasonable instruction or decision of Raving Mad Gamerz Admin.
Participants are expected to respond to requests from Admin in a timely manner. Failure to do so may result in penalties or other sanctions.
Streaming and Promotion of matches and tournaments
Promotional Logo Usage
Any team Manager may request a promotion logo from Raving Mad Gamerz admin in Discord
Any logo supplied by Raving Mad Gamerz admin shall with do to the following requirements:
Logo may only be used for intended promotion banner, stream, cast, or any other promotional item
All promotional items shall be approved by Raving Mad Gamerz admin for brand representation
Raving Mad Gamerz logo may not be used for unintended purposed or unapproved applications. (Legal representation will be conducted if this is not adhered to).
Raving Mad Gamerz may deny use of the logo for any reason they feel fit without dispute
Once the tournament is done, Raving Mad Gamerz Logos are to be discarded by recipients.
Streams or casting of Matches
Raving Mad Gamerz reserves the right to request or stream any game / match or event in our Tournaments
Streams by Players / Managers entered into the tournament shall comply to the following rules:
Both Team Managers must agree to the match being streamed in the game channel our discord.
Games may not be streamed by any player that has representation of a team playing in the match. (Unless note 1 applies)
Casters may not be biased to any team playing in the match, and shall not show favoritism towards a team.
Note 1: Teams may not stream stream their own games where one team is hosting for both unless a representative is in the chat party of the streamer from the opposing team to to ensure no foul play can be done. The opposing team must also give permission to the team to do the stream, should the opposing team refuse, the team shall not stream the game, should the game be streamed the team streaming shall be awarded a loss for that game.
Rules and Conduct Violations
Raving Mad Gamerz reserves the right to investigate any instance in which a rule or the code of conduct may be violated. Participants shall provide as much information as possible regarding violations upon request. Participants who withhold information or attempt to mislead Admin are subject to penalties.
Raving Mad Gamerz Admin reserves the right to issue, without limitation of its authority, penalties at its sole discretion upon discovery of any conduct violation, outlined in this rule set and code of conduct.
Raving Mad Gamerz reserves the right to disqualify, suspend, or ban any team, or Participant for any reason at any time depending of the severity of an infraction. Repeated infractions may result in more sever penalties, including being permanently banned from all Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments.
Any open spots will be filled by the sole discretion of Raving Mad Gamerz Admin.
Other Infringements incurring Penalties
All infringements must have proof provided to Raving Mad Gamerz Admin before claim of infringements are made
Withdrawing from a tournament shall receive a withdraw badge added to the teams profile.
Any Infringement that leads to a kill, that team looses the Round of that infringement.
If both teams Infringe on the same map, the winner of the map stays, no deduction for infringements
Any false accusations of infringements, the team accusing shall be penalized for an infringement (-10 points) and/or disqualified
The excessive posting of senseless, harassing or offensive messages in discord shall be awarded with a penalty progression as stated below
The attempt to mislead admins or other players, using false information, or in any other way deceive other participants shall be disqualified from the tournament and / or receive a 1 year ban
If a team is caught entering false match results into discord shall be disqualified from the tournament and /or receive a 1 year ban
Any players involved in faking or ringing a player will be barred for 7 matches and/or banned from RmGZ Tournaments
Using a disallowed player or non registered player, even if it is only a name change or 2nd account shall be a loss for the game where the player was used
Any attempts to deceive opposing players, admins, or anyone else related to the Raving Mad Gamerz tournament shall be a disqualification and /or receive a year ban
Insulting of players during matches shall be a loss of that match, provided words are not exchanged on both sides. Where both sides, both teams shall be awarded a forfeit for the entire match
Any form of cheating / hacking / Glitching 3rd party devices, m&k on console or dishonesty shall be a disqualification and / or recieve a 1 year ban from all Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments
Any infringement of any statement or rule within this rule set or code of conduct shall be penalty progression as stated below, unless otherwise indicated
Any infringement of the cup specific rule or rules shall be penalty progression as stated below, unless otherwise indicated
Any sort of discrimination towards RmGz or its admin shall result in a 1 year ban. Should a name change be done on the associated account and RmGz admin becomes aware that a banned player is competing, the ban shall be enforce immediately, and is at the RmGz admin discretion to ban the team associated with the Banned player.
If you have been banned from Raving Mad Gamerz, the first ban will be 1 year from all Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments, using a different gamer tag, alias, email address, profile or anything to disguise the banned profile and compete in Raving Mad Gamerz tournaments, you shall receive a permanent ban from all Raving Mad Gamerz Tournaments. If it can be proven that the team was aware of the dishonestly, the team will receive a 1year ban from all Raving Mad Gamerz Tournaments on first Infringement, Second infringement shall be a permanent ban
Using an international player shall result in a loss of game unless specified by RMGZ admin, that its acceptable according to this rule set.
Late submittance of scores via the bot shall receive a penalty progression as stated below, including screenshots of matches
Issuing of Penalties progression
Unless otherwise noted, penalties will be dealt solely on the participant or player in question, However depending on the severity of the infringement, a Team may also be penalized for the following, and not limited to, infringements
5 point deduction
10 points deduction
20 point deduction
Forfeit of map selection for team on the next game
Forfeit of side selection for team on the next game
Forfeit of host for team
Banning 1 year
Banning 2 Years
Penalties will always be imposed in a successive manner