Regulations, Terms & Conditions for NeSC-2017PDF Version link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2vt4_fYj-CEalkxVkVjSzEyR0E/view
1. OFFICIAL NAMEThe name of the National Qualifiers for India (Event / Tournament), which is subject to these Regulations is the National eSports Championship (hereinafter called “NeSC”); winners and or winning teams will qualify to compete in 9th Esports World Championship 2017 (hereinafter called “the World Championship”) organized by International eSports Federation (IeSF) in Busan, Korea (8th-12th November 2017).
2. RIGHTS RELATED TO NESC AND THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPThe Electronic Sports Federation of India (hereinafter called "ESFI") owns National eSports Championship (NeSC), has the exclusive rights to the name NeSC and all intellectual property rights (hereinafter called "IPR") thereof. ESFI governs all matters regarding to organizing and operating NeSC. ESFI has the sole and exclusive rights to send Team(s) and or Player(s) from India to participate in the World Championship in order to represent India.IeSF has the exclusive rights to the name "the World Championship" and all IPR thereof. If other parties want to use them, they must obtain written approval from IeSF beforehand, along with the consent from ESFI.All other IPs, Game Names, Sponsors name, logos etc. are of the respective owners.
3. IESF COMPETITION REGULATIONSIeSF Competition Regulations means the Competition Regulations for the World Championship as and when released by IeSF.4. GAME TITLES The Official Titles of “the World Championship” are as follows :a. Group / Team Title - League of Legends (Riot Games) – Open for All b. Individual Title - Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment) – Open for All5. SCHEDULE, PERIOD AND VENUE*a. Schedule as below:Date of Registration : 18th to 30th Aug’ 2017 (League of Legends) : 18th Aug to 8th Sep'2017 (Tekken)Tournament Starts : 2nd - 3rd Sep' 2017 (League of Legends) : 10th Sep'2017 (Tekken)Grand Finale : 10th Sep’ 2017 (Tekken)b. League of Legends Preliminary matches will be played Online, Finals schedule to be decided (Can be at a Venue or Online)c. Tekken qualifiers & finals shall be held at Battleground E-sports Cafe, New Delhi.*Format, Games, Schedule and Venue City are subject to change or cancellation altogether at any time as a result of any incident / event beyond the control of ESFI. For the avoidance of doubt, ESFI and its office bearers/directors shall in no manner be responsible for any liability / costs / penalties / damages in the event of any change or cancellation of the format / games / schedule / venue city as the case may be (either of the NeSC or the World Championship). 6. WINNING TEAM / PLAYERa. Winner(s) of the NeSC will go to the World Championship to be currently held in Busan in order to represent India. If for any reason the Winner(s) is / are not able to go then the next ranked team / player will be given the chance and so on. Winner(s) need to confirm the same within the stipulated time frame as and when given by ESFI and follow the process as and when suggested by ESFI.b. In a situation wherein none of the team or player is able to go then ESFI in the best national interest has all the right to send any other team and or player at its own discretion. ESFI shall have all the rights and sole discretion regarding this clause.c. Winner(s) will play as "Team India"; to make it more specific they will not play as their "Team Name" but only as "Team India".7. EXPENSESa. All the expenses regarding and related to participation in NeSC and / or the World Championship will be borne by the players themselves and the ESFI shall not provide or bear any travel or other related expenses for any team / player either for NeSC or for the World Championship.b. The accommodation at the World Championship will be provided by IeSF for the winner(s) only and ESFI shall in no way be responsible for the status / condition / security / safety in such accommodation.c. Winning Team and or Player going for the World Championship will have to get the overseas Travel and Medical Insurance including Visa, air tickets, other transportation expenses and any other permits or expenses at his / her / their own cost.8. ACCEPTANCE TO THESE REGULATIONSa. By registering for the NeSC, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to abide by these Regulations, Terms and conditions including and not limiting to any future updates and amendments.b. By registering in the NeSC you also agree to the Regulations issued by IeSF from time to time for the World Championship and confirm to abide by them.9. REGISTRATION RULESa. Eligibility: Open for all Indian Citizens having valid Indian Passport; regardless of gender, race or disability. b. For League of Legends, Players who have participated in Professional (LoL Championship Series) and Semi-Professional (Challenger Series) tournaments in 2017 are not eligible to participate in the League of Legends tournament at NeSC and the World Championship.c. Eligible Age Limit (As per ratings provided by the Entertainment Software Rating Board): - For Tekken and League of Legends: 13+ years on the day of registration. Players who have not attained the age of 18 years on the day of registration shall have to submit the Minor and Parental/Legal Guardian Consent Form (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2vt4_fYj-CEa080Z2JoaUhxT2M/view) d. If the participant to NeSC or Winning Player or any member of the Winning team of the NeSC is below 18 years, he or she has to be accompanied by his / her Parent or Guardian to travel to the NeSC Venue and or World Championship at Busan as the case may be at their own expense. None of the expenses for the accompanying parent / guardian will be borne by ESFI.e. Passport should be valid for 6 months from the Visa application date. Please refer the guidelines issued by the Korean Government for Visa. The Winning Team / Players of the NeSC shall be responsible for applying for the Visa in a timely manner and the ESFI or its office bearers/directors shall not be responsible in any manner for the failure of the Winning Team / Players to arrange for their or the respective parent / legal guardian's visa to travel to Busan, Korea for the World Championship. f. Registrations are open until midnight of 30th Aug 2017 and will be on a first come first serve basis.g. All players / teams are requested to submit their registrations within the time frame, beyond which ESFI has the right to accept or reject the registration at its sole discretion without requirement of providing reasons for such acceptance / rejection.h. Every player is required to fill his / her registration form himself / herself, and with complete and accurate information. i. Changes to the team roster can be made only before registration closes. j. Players are not permitted to register with multiple teams or multiple accounts. An appropriate action at the sole discretion of ESFI will be taken against that player.k. If the information provided by the participant is found to be false / incomplete / incorrect at any time, ESFI has the right in its sole discretion to terminate the registration and disqualify the participant from NeSC and / or the Winning Team / Player from the World Championship. In no event shall ESFI be responsible to pay the costs incurred by such disqualified participant(s).10. PLAYER CONDUCTa. Players must conduct themselves in true sportsman spirit and professional manner, maintaining a friendly and polite demeanor with everybody including and not limiting to administrators, spectators, competitors, ESFI staff and other participants of the event.
b. Any form of vulgarity, abuse or dissent against anyone will not be tolerated (in-game, lobby or any pre or post event) and players / teams indulging in such behavior will be penalized in accordance with Penalty Clause below which may lead to their disqualification from NeSC and or the World Championship temporarily or permanently as decided by the ESFI in its sole discretion after providing the player / team a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
c. Players are expected to compete in a professional manner. Throwing a match, halting play without cause, or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be construed as a violation of player conduct, and will result in match penalties, forfeiture and disqualification from the Tournament.
d. ESFI has a zero tolerance policy for cheating and or hacking. Any player or team using ineligible players, cheating and trying to gain an unfair advantage through any means will be penalized as deemed appropriate by administrators and or ESFI.11. PLAYER HARASSMENTAny form of abuse, bullying, hooting, harassment including and not limiting to Sexual, Verbal, discrimination on the basis of sex, caste, race or religion will be taken with utmost seriousness and ESFI may disqualify / impose penalties in accordance with Penalty Clause below and or take appropriate actions including and not limiting to legal actions as per the law.12. PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND PROHIBITED METHODSa. ESFI strictly prohibits the use of alcohol, illegal drugs and prohibited substances as per law. b. Participant(s), represent and warrant that he / she will not take any illegal drugs, abuse any prescription or over the counter drugs, nor take any performance enhancing drugs prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as described on the WADA website, currently located at https://www.wada-ama.org/en/prohibited-list, which may be updated from time to time, and any other substances that may be prohibited by ESFI, in connection with the Events.c. It is the responsibility of the player to determine whether a substance they are using, or considering for medical purposes, is prohibited. Before and during the NeSC and the World Championship, players are strongly advised to check the status of the medication they are taking or intend to take through the following websites:i. WADA Website: http://list.wada-ama.org/ ii. Global Drug Reference Online: http://www.globaldro.com iii. ASADA Website: https://checksubstances.asada.gov.au/ d. If found guilty appropriate action and penalties will be imposed by ESFI.13. BETTING ESFI does not support and encourage betting and match fixing. Any player found involved in any such activities shall be subject to an appropriate action including and not limiting to legal actions.14. PENALTIESi. If any of the rules, regulations, terms and / or conditions are violated, ESFI may apply penalties according to their judgment and discretion, at any stage of the tournament, for any reason, without prior warning to the players, and their decision will be final after an appeal.ii. Penalties that can be applied are the following:a. Warning.b. Default loss.c. Disqualification of a player / team from the entire tournament. Disqualification will void all rights to participate further in the tournament.d. Blacklisted from future tournaments either temporarily or permanently at the sole discretion of ESFI.15. UNIFORM REGULATIONa. Participant(s) should be wearing sporty attire during the NeSC.b. All winner(s) participating in the World Championship will wear the uniform representing India, and such uniform shall be designed and governed by ESFI. ESFI will and has sole exclusive commercial rights and any other relates rights for the same.i. On the right chest of uniform Indian flag will be placed. ii. On the left chest of uniform, logo of ESFI will be placed. iii. On the back of uniform, name "India" shall be placed. Below the name "India", player's Gamertag, IngameName can be placed.iv. Uniform may also have the BI exposure for sponsors as determined by ESFIc. Players or teams without uniform will forfeit their matches at the World Championship.d. Players representing India shall wear the above uniform after obtaining prior approval of ESFI. Once the World Championship is over or Team India is eliminated (whichever is earlier), the player(s) / team shall not wear the uniform in any other event whatsoever whether or not authorized by ESFI without obtaining the prior written approval of ESFI.16. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONSi. It is the responsibility of all participants to know and understand these Regulations, Terms and Conditions including and not limiting to any future updates and amendments. By registering for the NeSC, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to abide by these Regulations, Terms and conditions mentioned herein including and not limiting to any future updates and amendments related to NeSC and updated from time to time via ESFI Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/esportsfederationofIndia/ or respective Facebook game event page (League of Legends - https://www.facebook.com/events/275820509567952 / Tekken - https://www.facebook.com/events/512182989115742) at the sole discretion of ESFI without requiring prior approval of the participants.
ii. It is the responsibility of all participants to know and understand the IeSF Regulations, Terms and Conditions for the World Championship. By registering for the NeSC, you also acknowledge that you have fully read, understood, and agree to abide by those Regulations, Terms and conditions and any other terms and conditions related to the World Championship as informed to the Participants from time to time via ESFI or IeSF Website or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/esportsfederationofIndia/ or respective Facebook game event page (League of Legends - https://www.facebook.com/events/275820509567952 / Tekken - https://www.facebook.com/events/512182989115742).
iii. It is the participants responsibility to follow and check the ESFI and IESF Facebook page and Facebook game event page regularly.
iv. All the participant(s) are required to follow the ESFI's Facebook page and the respective Facebook game event page for updates including and not limiting to any information, regulations, brackets, schedule etc; ESFI or its office bearers/directors are under no obligation to inform and or communicate with participant and or prospective participant individually. There shall be no liability what so ever on ESFI or its office bearers/directors in the event the participant and or prospective participant misses any communication or information. The participants acknowledge that ESFI and its office bearers/directors will try and disseminate information via the above media at the earliest possible opportunity and shall not be held responsible for any delay that may have occurred in dissemination any information / changes / updates.
v. Participant(s) who manipulate these rules maliciously and / or at the expense of other members will be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
vi. It is the Participant's responsibility to ensure that true and correct information is provided including and not limiting to name, email address, phone number, address, passport details and any other details/documents required by ESFI and is provided within the timeframes given by ESFI. ESFI will not be responsible whatsoever in case of any issues which arise because of incorrect or incomplete information shared by the participants. Participant(s) may be disqualified from the NeSC and or the World Championship and or the prize winnings (if any) may get forfeited at any stage if the details are found to be incorrect or false. In such a case participant(s) agree to remit the losses which ESFI may incur, within 15 days of details / claims shared by ESFI. In case of failure to do so, ESFI will be at liberty in its sole discretion to take whatever legal recourse as deemed fit.
vii. Participant(s) will participate in the event in true sportsperson spirit, exhibit professional behavior and in accordance with the instructions / rules / conditions laid and informed by ESFI and or IeSF from time to time. Upon failure to do so, ESFI is free to take any action as deemed fit including and not limiting to participant(s) disqualification, removal from the NeSC and or the World Championship, bans, forfeiting of participant(s) winnings(if any) / prize / any or all benefits.
viii. Participant(s) and Winner(s) will make themselves available for any photoshoots, video recordings, promotions etc for sponsors and or ESFI, as and when asked by ESFI. The Participant(s) and Winner(s) hereby waive all rights and grant to ESFI or its Affiliates a royalty-free, exclusive, irrevocable perpetual worldwide license to copy, modify and otherwise use and distribute such content and, or, any such element, in any and all media and in any publication whether online, offline or on the Internet. ESFI shall also be free to use any such elements and or content or materials for any purpose including and not limiting to commercial exploitation. ESFI will be the sole owner of such content and or elements.
ix. ESFI reserves the right to reject any entry form in case of any technical or other improprieties. Any decision taken in this regard shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to any dispute or challenge.
x. The Participant undertakes and declares that for participating in the Tournament, he / she shall not use any unauthorized or pirated software. If a Participant is found to be doing so, the entry from such Participant shall forthwith be disqualified from the Tournament. Further, the participants acknowledge that they may be at the risk of facing legal action from third parties in case of any violation of third party IP.
xi. ESFI officials engaged in the organization and management of the Tournament, including its directors, officers, partners, employees, consultants and agents are under no obligation to render any advice or service to any Participant in respect of the Tournament in any manner whatsoever.
xii. Mere participation in the NeSC shall not entitle a Participant to the Benefits (if any) or qualifies him / her to participate in the World Championship. No other person or agent can claim the benefits (if any) on behalf of the Participant.
xiii. The decision on the Participants / Teams selected by ESFI shall be final and binding and no correspondence or communication shall be entertained in this regard.
xiv. Participants and or Winners should be medically fit and will be responsible to get required vaccinations, tests etc and will be solely responsible for their own health & wellbeing during the NeSC and the World Championship. Participant(s) will conduct themselves during NeSC and or the World Championship in a manner which ensures his / her health and wellbeing. The ESFI or its office bearers/directors shall not be held responsible for any injury or deterioration in health faced either directly or indirectly by the participants or their parents / legal guardian / accompaniments as the case may be as a result of player's participation in the NeSC or the World Championship. Further, the ESFI or its office bearers/directors/directors shall not be held responsible for any loss incurred by the participant(s) or their legal guardian in Korea / India / otherwise due to act of god or foreseeable or unforeseeable events such as including but not limited to riots, war, commotion, natural disaster, state emergency, political emergency, civil disobedience, mutiny, earthquake, storm, hurricane, tempest, fire, terrorism, aircraft failure, aircraft / travel related delays, travel or other related accidents, etc.
xv. ESFI including and not limiting to its Directors, Staff, it's appointed third parties is not responsible to the Participant(s) or to any other party for compensation and or what so ever claims and or damages as a result of the above-mentioned actions or any other breach of these regulations, terms and conditions.
xvi. The Participants hereby waive all rights and grant to ESFI or its Affiliates a royalty-free, exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual worldwide license to copy, modify and otherwise use and distribute their submission entry and, or, GamePlays and, or, any element of the submission, in any and all media and in any publication whether online, offline or on the Internet. ESFI shall also be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such submissions or materials for any purpose including and not limiting to commercial exploitation.
xvii. The participant(s) hereby grants to ESFI a royalty-free, exclusive, perpetual worldwide license to copy, modify and otherwise use and distribute including any copyright in the applications developed including and not limiting to the GamePlays by the participant(s) and, or, submissions, feedback, material. ESFI or its Affiliates shall have sole and exclusive right to commercially exploit the same.
xviii. ESFI does not make any commitment, express or implied, to respond to any feedback, suggestion and, or, queries of the Participants or furnish reasons for inclusion and, or, exclusion of any particular submission of the Participant at any stage of the Tournament or the World Championship as the case may be.
xix. Participant(s) understand and agree that ESFI may assign any or all of its rights under these Terms and Conditions to its Affiliates or any third parties without participant(s) and or Winner(s) consent.
xx. Participant(s) understand and agree that ESFI or its Affiliates or its appointed third party agencies shall be entitled to use, in any manner, the name, gamertags, photographs and any other details of mine, likeness and status in any publication including the Benefits awarded to them, if any.
xxi. After being confirmed for the World Championship, winner(s) will not withdraw from the World Championship for what so ever reasons (whether foreseen or unforeseen). If the winner(s) withdraw from the World Championship or fail to appear for the World Championship for what so ever reasons (whether foreseen or unforeseen), winner(s) shall be fully responsible for the ensuing costs / damages / expenses to ESFI. The winner(s) will remit such costs / losses within 15 days from being informed on the losses, if the winner(s) fail to do so, ESFI is free to take any legal recourse as deemed fit. The winner(s) also acknowledge that their withdrawal may cause reputational damage to ESFI and shall be liable to pay damages along with the other damages envisaged above.
xxii. Participant(s) will provide all the correct information in a timely manner including and not limiting to passport details and or any other document or information as and when required by ESFI.
xxiii. Participant(s) shall provide correct and relevant information as and when required by ESFI for the transfer of the Winnings (from the World Championship) if any. ESFI will not be liable for any losses and or claims what so ever incurred because of the false, incomplete and or incorrect information provided by the participant(s).
xxiv. Winnings, if any will be transferred to the Winner(s) of the World Championship as per the standard operation procedure and timelines of ESFI. ESFI shall transfer the winnings after the deductions of the expenses, taxes including and not limiting to the government taxes, bank charges, applicable taxes and or any other charges.
xxv. Participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives understand and agree that ESFI including and not limiting to its Associates, Directors, employees, appointed agencies will not be held responsible (for any Legal or Financial Liability or claim whatsoever) for any mishap, foreseen, unforeseen or any unfortunate event that occurs (due to participant(s) or their legal guardian's direct or indirect involvement) during the NeSC and or the World Championship.
xxvi. Participant(s) and their legal guardian / representatives indemnifies and will defend and hold harmless ESFI, its associates, Directors, Partners, employees from and against any damages / any and all losses, liabilities (including statutory liabilities), claims, actions, judgments, assessments, tax liabilities (direct or indirect including any interest and penalties), costs and expenses, including without limitation, interest, penalties, reasonable legal fees, costs and disbursements in connection therewith (hereinafter called "Losses") / expenses that are incurred due to his / her actions, and / or any and damages / Losses / expenses arising as a result of third party claim and / or damages / Losses / expenses arising from any event (within or outside his / her control) including but not limiting to any kind of losses (repairable or non repairable) while participating in the NeSC and or the World Championship or during or in the course of travel to the NeSC and or the World Championship or the return to India or otherwise.
xxvii. Participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives indemnifies and will defend and hold harmless ESFI, its associates, Directors, Partners, employees from and against any legal / regulatory / police actions that are pursued against the participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives due to any actions committed by the participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives during or in course of the NeSC and or the World Championship.
xxviii. Participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives also understand and confirm that ESFI, its associates, Partners or Directors, employees will not be held responsible for any kind of Financial expenses / losses / damages / claims, including but not limited to for any consequential, incidental, special, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, or damages for any loss of profits, revenue or business, loss of reputation, loss of goodwill, loss of time and opportunity.
xxix. Participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives acknowledge and confirm that he / she will not defame ESFI on any platform, media including and not limiting to statements, online or offline or sue ESFI in what so ever manner and for what so ever reasons. If the participant(s) do so, ESFI will be free to take any legal course (criminal or civil) which is inclusive and not limited as deemed fit and claim the damages from the participant(s) and their Parents / legal guardians / representatives.
xxx. Participant(s) agree to comply with all applicable laws of India and Korea during the participation in the NeSC and the World Championship. Participant(s) understand it very clearly that any violation of the law by the participant(s) shall be his / her responsibility and on his / her own risk. Participant(s) indemnify ESFI including and not limiting to its Directors, Employees, staff, third party agencies etc. from any claims / disputes / damages / Losses that are raised in India and or Korea due to Participant(s) actions or inactions and or violations or otherwise.
xxxi. Participant(s) clearly understands and agrees that any violation of these Regulations, Terms & Conditions might result in Participant(s) levying of penalty as envisaged in the Penalty Clause above and may also lead to disqualification from participating in the NeSC and or the World Championship at any stage. ESFI or its office bearers/directors will not be liable for any loss and or claims what so ever caused due to such disqualification. Further, the participants / their legal representatives shall be responsible to indemnify ESFI all costs and damages including reputational damage incurred as a result of such disqualification including costs of investigation and other related costs.
xxxii. The validity, construction and performance of these Regulations, Terms & Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India applicable to contracts made and to be wholly performed within such state, without giving effect to any conflict of law provisions thereof.
xxxiii. Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage any website / online media or undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws and should such an attempt be made, ESFI reserves the right to seek damages from any such Participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
xxxiv. ESFI shall in no circumstances be responsible for paying any amount to the Participants and or Winners and or their Parents / legal guardians / representatives including but not limited towards the costs of travel, etc, in respect to the NeSC and or the World Championship at Busan or otherwise. All such and related cost and expenses shall be borne by the participants and or the Winner(s) and or their Parents / legal guardians / representatives. Any unexpected costs due to any unforeseen changed circumstances shall also be borne by the participants and or the Winner(s) and or their Parents / legal guardians / representatives.
xxxv. Taxes and other levies imposed by any relevant applicable government or tax authority, as well as other costs including, insurance and incidental costs, that may be levied or incurred shall be fully borne by the participant(s), selected / winning Participants (Winner(s)) and or their Parents / legal guardians / representatives. Participants shall also bear any taxes or statutory levies that may be imposed by Government of Korea and the participants shall indemnify ESFI against any tax liabilities and losses that may be incurred by it or imposed by Indian or foreign government as a result of the winnings or rewards attained by the Winner(s).
xxxvi. Subject to any applicable law (a) All warranties of any kind whatsoever, whether express or implied, are hereby expressly disclaimed by ESFI including, but not limited to, meeting of the Participant's requirements or aspirations, timeliness, security, the results or reliability of any Tournament, or the delivery, quality, quantity, merchantability, fitness for use or non-infringement in respect of any goods, services, benefits or awards acquired or obtained through the Tournament or any transactions effected through the Tournament; (b) The Participant expressly agrees that his / her participation in the Tournament offered by ESFI is at the Participant's sole risk and is governed by the Terms and Conditions herein; and (c) No advice or information whether by representations, oral, written or pictorial derived from the website or through the Tournament shall be construed to mean the giving of any representation / warranty / indemnity of any kind whatsoever by ESFI or its office bearers/directors.
xxxvii. Nothing in the Tournament shall affect any IPR of ESFI in any product or service, which may be the subject matter of the Tournament or otherwise.
xxxviii. All perpetual and worldwide IPR, including any copyright in the applications developed by the Participants and, or, their submissions, feedback, material and the like shall be owned by ESFI or its Affiliates. ESFI shall be entitled and will have sole rights to exploit the same in any manner whatsoever.
xxxix. The Participant(s) expressly agree to waive any privacy or data protection rights of their personal data provided to ESFI and provide consent to ESFI to use their personal data in any manner permitted under the applicable law as deemed fit by ESFI in its sole discretion.
xl. The Tournament shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration at Delhi, India in accordance with the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator to be appointed by ESFI in its sole discretion. The language of the arbitration shall be in English. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding. The cost of arbitration shall not be borne ESFI and shall be borne by the participant(s) and or winner(s) and or their Parents / legal guardians / representatives as the case may be.
xli. The Participant undertakes to indemnify and keep ESFI harmless and indemnified against any loss, damage, claims, costs and expenses which may be incurred or suffered by ESFI due to breach of any Terms and Conditions contained herein by the Participant and / or infringement or violation of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of a third party by the Participant and, or, arising from the participation of the Participant in the Tournament.
xlii. In addition to these Regulations, Terms and Conditions, other specific terms may be imposed by ESFI at any time to deal with any unforeseen situation. ESFI also reserves the absolute right to change / amend / update the Regulations, Terms and Conditions contained herein and, or, any other rules and regulations in respect of the Tournament at any time without any notice, without assigning any reason and without any liability whatsoever. Participants are requested to refer to such other terms and conditions, if any, which may be displayed on-line or intimated separately as ESFI considers fit. However, no obligation whatsoever is cast on ESFI to separately intimate each individual Participant with regard to such additional terms and conditions / changes / updates.
xliii. ESFI, at its sole discretion reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue with the Tournament or the World Championship at any stage without any prior notice and without any liability whatsoever to the Participant and, or, anyone. Participant(s) indemnify ESFI including and not limiting to its Directors, employees, staff, admins, affiliates etc from all sort of claims / damages what so ever with respect to such claims or disputes / withdrawal.
xliv. An 'Affiliate' means any legal entity owned or controlled by ESFI, which owns or controls ESFI or which is under common ownership or control with ESFI. The term 'ownership' means more than 50% direct or indirect ownership / shareholding and the term 'control' means direct or indirect control of the management or the board of directors as applicable. Third party agency means any party appointed by ESFI in regards to the NeSC.
xlv. These Regulations, Terms and Conditions also apply to the Parents / legal guardians / representatives of the participant(s)/Winner(s) below the age of 18years, wherever applicable. By allowing/permitting their ward to registering for the NeSC, they acknowledge that they have fully read, fully understood, and agree to abide by these Regulations, Terms and conditions including and not limiting to any future updates and amendments.
xlvi. This document has to be read along with the Minor and Parental/Legal Guardian Consent Form and is integral part of this document. In case of any inconsistency the Regulations, Terms & Conditions for NeSC-2017 will prevail.
17. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOURNAMENT DETAILS & RULES GAME : League of Legends (Riot Games) SERVER : Garena SEA MAP : Summoner’s Rift TEAM SIZE : 5 vs 5 ROSTER LIMIT : 6 (1 substitute permitted), but only 5 player Team will be going for the World Championship. GAME TYPE : Tournament Draft FORMAT : Single Elimination, All the matches will be BO1 other than Semis & Finals which will be BO3 SPECTATORS : ESFI Staff only TEAM SLOTS : Open Registration Link : https://goo.gl/forms/7JGFlR84xDEktsN03TeamSpeak : 22.214.171.124:10
17.1 ROSTER REQUIREMENTS i. Each team is required to field a five player roster ii. The Five starting players as well as substitutes should not have any current convictions with Riot including: Bannable offences Competitive bans across all events Account bannediii. Each roster may include substitutes, while registering the team only.iv. Players who have participated in Professional (LoL Championship Series) and Semi-Professional (Challenger Series) tournaments in 2017 are not eligible to participate in the League of Legends tournament at NeSC and the World Championship.v. Players including the substitutes can be part of one team only.17.2 DEFINITION OF THE START OF A GAMEa. If required the admins may ask if a game has been commenced for the need of restarts, pauses or awarded match points. b. Players who have seen an opposing member on summoner's riftc. Any attack or ability used on a minion or monster or player regardless of side of map.d. Any player that steps into established vision via a ward or any vision assisting instrumente. Once the jungle monsters have spawned (01:36)17.3 GAME RESTARTSi. Games may be restarted if both admin and teams have agreed and if the game by definition has not started.ii. If the game has encountered a critical bug it may be restarted after the game has been started. Only considered once the following has been met and accepted:a. Proof of the game breaking bug via video of screenshot b. Admin spectating the game live c. All ten players have discussed and accepted with admins17.4 IN-GAME RULES a. All the participants are required to be in the match lobby 15 mins before their respective match time and or at venue 45 mins before the allocated time. b. Team Captains shall be the single point of contact for any and all communication between the teams and with the ESFI and its staff.c. Either of the team can host the game lobby. Team Captains are required to contact them at least 15 minutes prior to allotted time.d. All players must join the LoL India TeamSpeak 3 server before their match starts. The players will then be moved by the admins into respective team rooms allocated. Once champion select begins, only playing members of the team are allowed to be in the room.e. Teams have to be in the lobby and or report to the ESFI admin /staff at the venue 15 mins before the designated match time. A maximum delay of 10 minutes is permitted, after which any further delay would reduce the pause time of the team causing the delay. Failure to start the game after exhausting pause time will result in a forfeit (of one game in case of best of 3).f. Each team is permitted a maximum of 15 minutes as eligible pause time. The game must be resumed once pause time expires, regardless of the circumstances. Extra time can only be granted with the consent of the opponent and admins.a. Eligible Reason For Pause - Unintentional disconnect - Network issues – Unintentional disconnect - Game server issues (Admin approval) - Admin requesting a timeout If a game is paused via the server players must contact adminsg. In case of a player disconnecting or leaving champion select for any reason, the game must be remade with the same picks and bans as earlier. Change of player with the substitute after entering champion select is permitted only if both teams agree to it, in this case same picks and bans need not be followed.h. The Substitute will not be a member of any other registered team as the main member or as a substitute.i. In unexpected circumstances, matches may be played 4 vs 5 or 4 vs 4 if agreed by both teams, and with the consent of ESFI admin, final decision/approval will be of the ESFI Admin.j. Every player is responsible of his internet connection and hardware-software environment. Leaving a server on purpose is not allowed.k. Teams will be allotted blue or purple side with the fixtures and or by the ESFI Admin. However, if both teams agree on the other arrangement, they can go ahead.l. ESFI may choose to stream the matches; matches will be selected by ESFI. Spectator mode will not be open. Personal streaming will not be allowed.m. All players must play from their own accounts. Any discrepancy found pre or post tournament would lead to severe penalties including disqualification from the NeSC and or the World Championship and any other penalty as per sole discretion of ESFI. It is both teams responsibility to verify the identity and eligibility of all players playing in the match prior to starting or continuing any match play. A team playing with an ineligible player will forfeit the match and the ESFI and its Admin decision in this regard will be final. 17.5 MATCH DETERMINATIONa. Once the match has officially ended via destruction of nexus or correlation of gold lead, the winner must be determined. b. Screenshots will be required for the justification of a victory.c. Matches should only be disputed if there is a technical error on the tournament website or if there is a mistake placed within the adminsd. In the rare case of a pause issue or in game issue games may be determined by admins via the determination of a leade. A lead must include objectives, gold or nexus leadsf. In the result of a team not turning up on time or deciding on a forfeit both captains must message admins about the change of circumstance.g. If a player has been caught breaking any of the rules provided the game will instantly terminate and result in a victory for the opposing team. 17.6. FINAL RULINGS a. ESFI Admin's decision shall be final.b. Players may repeal to ESFI and the decision taken by ESFI shall be Final and binding to all. Such decisions of ESFI will not be disputed any where under no circumstances.
18. TEKKEN7 TOURNAMENT DETAILS & RULES GAME : Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment) GAME PLATFORM : Playstation 4 TEAM SIZE : 1 vs 1 FORMAT : Double Elimination GAME SETTINGS : Number of Rounds 3, Round time 60 seconds COSTUMES : Default only CONTROLLERS : Players should bring their own controllers. All standard fight sticks and controllers are permitted. Macro functions (e.g. turbo buttons) and wireless controllers other than DualShock 4 are not permitted. Players that use DualShock 4 but do not un-sync their controller after the Match are subject to disqualification at the discretion of ESFI Admins. ESFI admins have full right to inspect the same and not allow the use of same if they are suspicious of any kind of cheat or hack. SLOTS : Open for all REGISTRATION LINK : https://goo.gl/forms/hQLSk2ILOMJOrQVD3
18.1 All matches will be “double elimination” brackets, meaning that a Player will not be eligible to move forward if they lose two (2) Matches in the bracket. All Matches are Best-of-Three, except for Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals (Matches involving Players that are guaranteed at least 3rd place) which are Best-of-Five.18.2 CHECK-INSAll the participants are required to be at venue 45 mins before the allocated time, failure to do so will result in penalties as decided by ESFI Admins.18.3 CONFIGURATION OF MATCHESa. Settings – Game mode: VS mode – Timer: 60 Seconds – Each Game: 3 Rounds – Stage: Random after every match. (Rematch is available only for a draw)
b. Side Selection Players may mutually agree who sits on the left and right side, corresponding to Player 1 and Player 2 respectively. If Players cannot agree, they will play Coin toss to determine who picks their side. 18.4 MATCH PROCEDURE 1. Players select their sides. 2. Players select their characters (blind pick) and or coin toss.3. The Players play the first Game of the Match. 4. The losing Player of the preceding Match may choose to change characters. 5. The next Game is played. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all subsequent Games until the Match is complete. 18.5 TIES Since game cannot end in ties, when the 60 seconds runs out, whoever has the most remaining health will win the round. In case of double K.O. of the final round, you should start a new game and whoever wins first fight - wins the round and the entire game.18.6 MATCH OBLIGATIONSa. 5 minutes shall be given for preparation before the match begins. Players that are not ready to play within ten (10) minutes of the Match start time are subject to penalties including a possible Match forfeiture.b. Players may not voluntarily forfeit a Match without prior authorization from ESFI Admins and, even with authorization, are subject to further penalties for forfeiting.c. The ESFI Admin has to declare the chosen characters that will be played during the next match.18.7 MATCH DISRUPTIONSa. Pauses: If a Player either intentionally or accidentally pauses the Game by either pressing the start button or unplugging his or his opponent’s controller, the Player who paused forfeits the current Round.b. Restarts: ESFI Admins may order a Game or Match restart due to exceptional circumstances, such as if a bug significantly affects a Player’s ability to play or a Game or Match is unable to finish.c. Stalling: Stalling, or excessively delaying the Game or Match, may result in a Game or Match forfeit at the discretion of Tournament Organizers.18.8 CHEATING Any cheating, as determined by the ESFI Admins at their sole discretion, will result in an immediate forfeit and additional penalties depending on the severity of the infraction.18.9 RESULTa. After finishing a match, player shall confirm it with the ESFI Admins.b. The result not confirmed by the ESFI Admins shall not be counted.18.10 FORBIDDEN BEHAVIOURi. If a player commits misconduct or any inappropriate act in the event, the ESFI Admin may take disciplinary action against the player including a caution, warning, forfeit, or expulsion.ii. In case of situations listed below, the ESFI Admin may give a warning to players as disciplinary action.a. When uses custom skin set of characters.b. When the game is paused, players shall not contact people outside until the referee permits it.iii. In case of situations listed below, the ESFI Admin may give a forfeit to players as disciplinary action.a. When uses a bug notified to be banned before the match.18.11 MALFUNCTIONa. When the console or controller malfunctions, the player shall report it to the ESFI Admin by raising a hand.b. In the situations listed below, relevant set shall become void, and a rematch of the set shall be conducted.i. In the case of unidentified bugs or unintentional occurrences of bugs.ii. When the decision of a win/loss is impossible to decide by the progress of the match.c. In the event of either ESFI Admin’s or an observer’s equipment malfunctioning, the match shall continue if it’s considered to have no influence on the match.