IHSEA LoL 2020 Tournament

  1. LoL Season Information:
  1. Season will begin the week of Feb. 9th  and the first match must be completed on Feb. 13th
  2. All the schools will be grouped geographically and split into 2 regions (North and South) for varsity as well as for JV if there enough teams
  3. Games will be played on Thursday for the entire season
  4. 7-8 week season
  1. Swiss Style Season
  1. Play teams near your record
  2. Always relevant game
  1. Best of 2 games per week
  1. There will be a 2 weeks off during both suburban spring break and the CPS spring break.
  1. No games played on March 26nd and April 9th
  1. LAN event will take place on Saturday, May 2nd.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend whether or not you qualify.  Looking to make it a great event for all students.
  2. Standings
  1. Standings will be determined by these results
  1. Overall points
  2. Wins against tied opponents
  3. Games won vs tied
  4. Median-Buchholz system (Strength of schedule)
  1. Playoffs
  1. JV Playoff type to be determined
  2. Varsity- top 16 teams will make the playoffs
  3. Top 8 teams from each group
  4. Ties will be handled by the tiebreaker system in place on Challonge.  (No Tiebreaker games)
  5. Matches are Best of 3
  6. Part of the Varsity playoffs will be played as a 1 day LAN event
  1. The goal is to have the top 8 varsity teams attend but that will be updated when the schedule is finalized
  2. The top 2 JV teams may play for the JV title at the LAN event
  3. If team has qualified for this event attendance is MANDATORY
  1. No team may play remotely for the LAN portion of the playoffs
  2. Any team that cannot attend will be disqualified from entering the playoffs
  1. Sponsor or school representative must be present at LAN event
  1. Location will be: TBD
  2. Date and Time: May 2nd starting at 9am continuing until all rounds are finished (aprox 5pm-6pm)

  1. LoL Roster Rules:
  1. Each team must have a captain that will be responsible for communicating with the opponents
  1. There will be special Discord for captains for LoL for communicating games as well as recording them.
  1. All Players must use their main accounts for the tournament (no alts or smurfs allowed)
  1. If it is found out that a student is using an alternate account they will not be allowed to compete in the tournament
  1. Players must use an active LoL account.  If it becomes inactive for any reason that student will be ineligible to play
  1. Accounts also require 20 champions to be unlocked for draft mode
  2. If they do not consult admin for instructions
  1. Rosters cannot be altered after Week 1
  1. This includes name changes
  1. Players with inappropriate names will not be allowed to play
  2. Players must be academically eligible to participate:
  1. Not serving suspension from school
  2. No more than 1 failing grade at gametime
  3. All other rules pertaining to athletes and eligibility at your school apply to players
  1. Only 1 Varsity team per school
  1. Any ranks may play in the varsity tournament (suggested High Silver/Gold for Varsity and Silver or below for JV to allow for a growth environment in JV)
  2. Players must be tournament draft eligible (own 20 champions)
  3. Up to 8 players may be on the roster: 5 starters and 3 substitutes
  4. Varsity substitutes may also be registered to play on one Junior Varsity team but cannot play for JV in a week that they play varsity
  5. Varsity starters listed may not be listed on any Junior Varsity roster
  1. A school can have as many Junior Varsity teams as they can support
  1. The JV tournament is a way for schools to grow their program and get students the experience needed to compete at the highest level
  2. Schools may opt out of a Varsity team if they do not think they are ready to compete
  3. It is suggested if a school that only has a JV team that they do not have an average rank of Gold 1  or higher and should instead join the Varsity tournament.
  4. Up to 10 players may be on the roster: 5 starters and 5 substitutes per team
  5. Players cannot be play on 2 JV rosters
  6. There are few and possibly no prizes for JV to encourage teams to work towards supporting a varsity level team
  1. All players must be registered students from the school they are playing for
  1. Must contact admins if there is a problem
  1. Rosters will be due February 6th
  1. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKaxtp1nBw1z4azt4Xnn4QCuRIjaeNFoiw_giFwFysXLniGg/viewform?usp=sf_link 
  2. Every student will also need to fill out a survey in order to participate.  Will be issued during week 4 of the season

  1. LoL Gameday information:
  1. ALL LoL games will be played on Thursdays at 4:30pm
  2. Rescheduling will follow these rules
  1. No match will be played on any other day but Thursday
  2. Teams may agree to reschedule the match but it must be played on Thursday
  3. Teams must have written permission from their opponent on Discord (no DMs or emails)
  4. If the team agree the agreed-upon time is considered the official match time for the purpose of lateness or forfeits
  5. If teams cannot agree on a different time, the match must be played at the default match time
  1. Captains/coaches are responsible for checking the rosters of the opponents to insure the correct players are playing
  1. If there is a problem please contact tournament staff
  2. If games are played with an account that is not on the roster both teams shall receive a loss
  1. Games are played on live server with tournament draft rules
  1. Patches
  1. New or reworked champions will be banned from the 1st week they are released
  1. Changes
  1. Rule changes may happen at any time and teams will be notified via Discord and email
  2. Player accounts should be able to enter draft mode in the client
  1. Scheduling
  1. Team captains/coaches must use the correct #scheduling channel in the Discord server to schedule games so that communication can be monitored
  2. The first time you contact by using the @”schoolname” to ping the captain with that school tag
  3. After the coordinator replies you my then just @”playername” to confirm details
  4. No DMs should be used to scheduling purposes
  1. We will be using www.challonge.com for our tournament brackets
  1. Varsity Chicago/North: https://challonge.com/2020LoLChiN 
  2. Varsity West/South: https://challonge.com/2020LoLW_S 
  3. JV: https://challonge.com/2020JVLoL 
  1. Teams should arrive to the Lobby 10 minutes before game time
  2. 2 games per week
  1. Team with the higher seed shall create a Tournament Draft lobby and invite the opposing captain
  1. Team with the higher seed gets side selection first
  2. 2nd game side selection goes to other team
  1. Teams should be LCS order in the lobby
  1. Teams may elect to swap roles between games
  1. If 1 team would prefer to use http://prodraft.leagueoflegends.com/ the other team must oblige
  2. If using Prodraft please be sure to enter the correct bans when in the game
  3. 2-0 team is awarded 3 points
  4. 1-1 both teams are awarded 1 point
  1. LoL accounts must be in good standing and players are only able to play on their own registered accounts
  2. Teams that are late may forfeit both games depending on how late
  1. 10 minutes late = 1 game forfeit
  2. 15 minutes late = 2 game forfeit
  1. Teams may play games with less than 5 players
  2. Pause Rules
  1. You may pause the game if a player disconnects from the server
  2. To pause the game type /pause
  3. Each team only receives 10 mins of pause time per game
  1. Once your pause time runs out you must continue to play even if he/she has not returned

  1. Match Results and Streaming
  1. Both teams must take screenshots at the end game
  2. The winners must post the screenshots in the #lolresults channel with the caption of what the score was
  3. In case of a tie, both teams should report the score in the channel
  4. It is highly suggested that teams download the replays
  1. Replays can be emailed to IHSEA.org+replays@gmail.com every week by the winning team
  2. If there are any rules discrepancies or code of conduct violations the losing team should also send the replays
  3. Subject line should read “Varsity/JV Week # School vs. School”
  4. This is for me to be able to place them on a Youtube/Twitch Channel and also to check for any rule infractions
  1. Game Streaming
  1. Teams are allowed to stream their games at their own discretion
  2. It is highly suggested to put a delay on if there is not spectator on stream
  3. Teams should try to avoid streaming games that are the game of the week and streamed on the official IHSEA channel
  1. MVP voting
  1. Each captain shall vote for 1 MVP from the opposing team when submitting results
  2. This will be tallied and we will use this and a coaches poll to designate All-Region Players
  1. We may also use this for an All-Star/Region event after the season concludes

  1. Prizes
  1. The top 3 varsity schools (not players) may receive prizing
  2. Top 3 schools will receive Trophies
  3. Items TBD depending on funding/sponsors
  4. JV prizes are TBD

  1. Disputes or Match Issues
  1. Please refer to the rules in case of any discrepancies.  If there are no rules pertaining the subject please contact the Staff
  2. If there are any rules disputes or match issues contact any of the Staff on the Discord server immediately
  3. For Code of Conduct violations please submit a request via this form: TBD

  1. Code of Conduct

We hold our partners, students, general managers, coaches and beyond to the same standard: ensure our esports environment is inclusive, supportive and excellent. By joining our efforts, please adhere to the Code of Conduct listed below.

(Rules and Code of Conduct written with permission and in conjunction with NASEF)

Code of Conduct TL:DR

Be a good person to everyone participating

No Mastery/Emote Spam

No toxic behavior

No cheating

Stay off /all chat as much as possible (leave that to the captains)

You are representing your school and they will be made aware of your actions accordingly

Expectations for Upholding Code of Conduct

  1. Safe Spaces
  1. Work proactively to create a welcoming environment where everyone feels safe, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion.
  1. Club participation dynamic
  1. Always support the club and IHSEA Community, communicating positively and with respect. In that IHSEA operates transparently, fairly and dispassionately with regard to club functions, if club members have any concern, disagreement or suggestion with, for or about IHSEA, its leadership or its policies and procedures, then club members are asked to make earnest attempts to contact IHSEA to resolve those matters before posting to internal or external websites, social media, etc.
  1. Moderating
  1. Moderate public channels, such as social media or forums, in conjunction with your programs and events. Do not tolerate all provisions of the Code of Conduct, including offensive expression and language, harassment, discrimination, violence and competitive dishonesty.
  1. Reporting
  1. Encourage bystanders and spectators to immediately report any abuse they witness.
  1. Conflict resolution and consequences
  1. Internal club conflicts
  2. All clubs should have a plan of action to deal with situations that arise when someone breaches the contents of the Code of Conduct, as outlined by their club charter and their sites’ Acceptable Use Policy or site equivalent.
  1. IHSEA conflicts
  1. Upon discovery of any club participant committing a violation of the Code of Conduct, IHSEA may, without limitation of its authority, review all data and evidence and issue consequences. Verbal/written reports should attempt to include visual evidence when reporting violations (screenshots or short videos). Reports should be sent via discord to IHSEA personnel as soon as possible when they occur.
  1. Investigation
  1. If IHSEA officials determine that a club participant has violated the Code of Conduct, an IHSEA official may assign penalties at their sole discretion. If an IHSEA official contacts a member, the club participant is obligated to tell the truth.
  1. Cooperation with Investigation
  1. If an IHSEA official contacts a team member to discuss an investigation, the team member is obligated to tell the truth. If a team member lies to an IHSEA official, creating obstruction of the investigation then the team is subject to punishment.
  1. Penalties for Violation of Rules/Code of Conduct
  1. Violations of the Rules or Code of Conduct will result in penalties being applied. These include, but are not limited to, written warnings, forfeit of maps or match, suspension of player/team, or removal from the tournament.
  1. Confidentiality
  1. A club participant may not disclose any confidential information provided by IHSEA officials or any affiliate, by any method of communication, including all social media channels.
  1. Non-Compliance
  1. No club participant may refuse or fail to apply the instructions or decisions of IHSEA officials.
  1. Code of Conduct
  1. Offensive expression
  1. Admins reserve the right to determine what is offensive
  2. Do not express oneself in an offensive manner toward other people or their actions. Offensive expression includes, but is not limited to, actions which are insulting, mocking, disruptive or antagonistic (repeated sprays or “teabag” after an elimination are prohibited)
  1. Offensive language
  1. Do not use language, nicknames or other expressions that insult another player’s sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion.
  1. Offensive in-game names or handles
  1. Do not use nicknames, team names, skins, or anything else that may be offensive, as described in “offensive language”, above.
  1. Harassment
  1. Harassment is forbidden. Harassment is defined as systematic, hostile, and repeated acts taking place over a considerable period of time, or a singular egregious instance, which is/are intended to isolate or ostracize a person and/or affect the dignity of the person.
  1. Verbal harassment
  1. Do not use words or actions that make another person uncomfortable, including, but not limited to: name calling, spreading rumors, telling unsolicited jokes, or spamming messages.
  1. Physical harassment
  1. Unwelcome or hostile touching of a person or clothing is not allowed.
  1. Sexual Harassment
  1. Do not not sexually harass other players, team members or other associated parties. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances. The assessment is based on whether a reasonable person would regard the conduct as undesirable or offensive. There is zero tolerance for any sexual threats or coercion or the promise of advantages in exchange for sexual favors.
  1. Discrimination and Denigration
  1. Do not offend the dignity or integrity of a country, private person, or group of people through contemptuous, discriminatory, or denigratory words or actions on account of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability status, gender identity, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, sexual orientation, or any other reason.
  1. Violent language
  1. Do not use language or actions that refer to sexual violence or other violence.
  1. Violent actions
  1. Do not act in a threatening or violent manner.
  1. Private information
  1. Do not share account information or any other private information that could put ourselves or our peers at risk.
  1. Competition Code of Conduct
  1. Unfair play
  1. The following actions will be considered unfair play and will be subject to penalties at the discretion of IHSEA officials.
  1. Collusion
  2. Collusion is defined as any agreement among two or more club participants or confederates to disadvantage opposing club participants. Collusion includes, but is not limited to, acts such as:
  1. Soft play, which is defined as any agreement among two or more players to not damage, impede or otherwise play to a reasonable standard of competition in the game.
  2. Pre-arranging to split any form of prizing.
  3. Sending or receiving signals, including electronic, from a confederate to/from any other individual.
  4. Deliberately losing a game for compensation, or any other reason, or attempting to induce another club participant to do so.
  1. Cheating and Hacking
  1. Do not cheat or hack.
  1. Cheating
  1. Cheating is defined as acting dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage.
  1. Ringing
  1. Playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging or directing someone else to play under another player’s account
  1. Cheating Device
  1. The use of any kind of cheating device and/or technology.
  1. Hacking
  1. Hacking is defined as any modification of the game client by any person, specifically in relation to a IHSEA or club-sponsored activity.
  1. Exploiting
  1. Exploiting is defined as intentionally using any in-game bug or any feature not working as intended, at the sole discretion of IHSEA officials, to seek an advantage.
  1. Criminal Activity
  1. Do not engage in any activity which is prohibited by common law, statute, or treaty and which leads to or may be reasonably deemed likely to lead to conviction in any court of competent jurisdiction.
  1. Gambling
  1. Do not take part, either directly or indirectly, in betting or gambling on any results of any IHSEA tournament, match or event.
  1. Bribery
  1. No club participant may offer any gift or reward to the club participant, IHSEA representative, IHSEA official or employee, or any other person connected with or employed by another IHSEA team for services promised, rendered, or to be rendered in defeating or attempting to defeat a competing team.
  1. Profanity and Hate Speech
  1. A team member may not use language that is obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, libelous, slanderous, defamatory or otherwise offensive or objectionable; or promote or incite hatred or discriminatory conduct, in or near the match area, at any time. This rule also applies to public social media, live streaming, or player comms during live events such as the live finals.
  1. Abusive Behavior
  1. Abuse of IHSEA officials, opposing team members, or audience members will not be tolerated. Repeated etiquette violations, including but not limited to touching another player’s computer, body or property will result in penalties. Team members and their guests (if any) must treat all individuals attending a match with respect.
  1. Ban Evasion
  1. A team may not attempt to roster or start a player that is not eligible due to disciplinary action or account bans by use of a smurf or alternate account.
  1. Official Discretion
  1. Any other further act, failure to act, or behavior, in the sole judgement of IHSEA officials, that violates the Code of Conduct and/or the standards of integrity established by IHSEA for competitive game play.
  1. Resolutions of Violations
  1. Staff Sponsors/Coaches from the involved schools will be brought together on a Discord call/voice channel with IHSEA personnel. The specifics of the violation and the resulting penalty will be presented to all parties.
  1. Violations will be handled accordingly
  1. Any step may be skipped depending on the severity of the infraction
  1. 1st Unofficial warning.  Given to captain/sponsor of team
  2. 1st Official warning: Team will lose all bans for next match
  3. 2nd Official warning: Team will forfeit next match
  4. 3rd Official warning: School will be banned from IHSEA and its affiliates for 1 Year