Frag 12 Tournament Rules* To be updated September 1st 2017 based on the current rule sets

1. Overwatch and Format

1.1. Player Eligibility
Players must register as a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) team to participate in Overwatch.
All team members (6) must have a valid, in good standing, Blizzard Battletag on the North America Server, which will be provided to the tournament officials before play may start.
All team captains will add the tournament admin on battlenet, in order to allow private communication.

1.2. Code of Conduct
All players are asked to behave in a respectable manner towards each other as well as Tournament Officials. Insults, vulgarity and harassment of any kind are strictly prohibited and will result in penalties and/or expulsions from event and future events.

1.3 Tournament Structure
A maximum of 8 teams will be allowed to enter the tournament.
The teams will be split into 2 groups of 4, or 1 Group of 7 if an 8th team does not register.
Each team will play every other team in its pool once.
Matches in pool play will be best of 3.
All teams will be seeded into a Double Elimination Bracket, with the top seed receiving a bye.
Tie’s in pool play will be broken by
Win’s vs Tied Participants
Game/Set Wins
Sudden Death Game
All matches in the playoff bracket will be best of 3, other than the finals which will be best of 5.

2. Overwatch Rules
2.1. Overwatch Tournament Format
2.1.1. Match Settings
Custom Game Settings:
Rule set: Competitive
High Bandwidth: On
Map Rotation: After a Game.
Map Control Point: All
Map Order: Single Map
Return to lobby: After a Game
The higher seeded team starts the map veto/pick phase.. Each team will ban maps until number of maps needed. Maps are played in the order they are picked. The lower seed will then choose the starting side of the first map.
– Available maps: King’s Row, Numbani, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Dorado, Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya, Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Hollywood, Ilios, Route 66, and Eichenwalde.
– Hero selection limit: 1 Per Team (Single Hero Limit). All Heroes Allowed.
– Disable kill cam: On

General Rules:
In the case of a tie on Assault, Hybrid or Escort, a randomly determined Best of One Control map (KOTH) will be played. The team to capture the first objective fully, on the first point of the Control Map (KOTH) wins the match.
Note: Control Maps (KOTH) from the map pool are to be played as a best of 5.
Screenshots from each round are required, in the case of game result disputes.

2.2. Map Pick/Veto
Unless otherwise specified, the map pick/veto rules are as follows:
The highest seeded team will be chosen to start the pick & ban phase.
Teams alternately ban maps until number of maps needed ( 3 for Bo3, or 5 for Bo5) remain, which will make up the map pool used for the series.
Once the required number of maps remain, teams will continue banning until one map remains, which will be the starting map for the series.
The team that banned second will select their starting side for the first match in the series.
For games in the series beyond game 1, the loser of the previous map will choose the next map from the remaining maps in the map pool, and the winner of the previous map will choose the starting side.
Each map may only be played once in a series.

2.3. Custom Match Settings
2.3.1. Rule Set
Rule Set: Competitive
2.3.2. Map Options
Map Rotation: After A Game
Map Order: Single Map
Return to lobby: After a Game
2.3.3. Maps
Disable all maps except for the map that is to be played.
2.3.4. Hero Options
Hero selection limit: 1 Per Team
All heroes are currently allowed
Role selection limit: None
Allow Hero Switching: On
Respawn as random hero: Off
2.3.5. Heroes
All heroes are to be set as “on” unless otherwise instructed.
2.3.6. Gameplay Options
High Bandwidth: On
Control Game Mode Format: Best of 5
Health modifier: 100%
Damage modifier: 100%
Healing modifier: 100%
Ultimate charge rate modifier: 100%
Respawn time modifier: 100%
Ability cooldown modifier: 100%
Disable skins: Off
Disable health bars: Off
Disable kill cam: On
Disable kill feed: Off
Headshots only: Off
2.3.7. Team Options
Team balancing: Off
When balancing occurs: After a mirror match

2.4. Game preparations
Please resolve any problems that might occur before a match starts. Connection or hardware problems during a match could lead to a disqualification. Agreements between the teams/players must be reported to the tournament admin. The match must be played with the right settings.

2.5. Number of players
Matches should be played as 6 vs 6. If a side is missing a player the match can continue with one team at a disadvantage.

2.6. Disconnects
In the case that a player(s) disconnects, the team is allowed to continue to play the match at a disadvantage.
If a disconnect occurs within the first 60 seconds of a match, the match may be remade. If 60 seconds has already passed, the game must continue.
If the disconnect affects all players due to a network or server outage, the tournament administrator and Frag for Cancer staff will decide the next course of action.

2.7. Forfeit
Participants can choose to forfeit a match if they wish. Forfeiting will result in loss of the match.

2.8. Protests
If a match was incorrectly reported by your opponents, your team has 15 minutes to protest the report. Match protests must include media evidence clearly showing the results of the match/series.Teams are responsible for providing proof of match results in case of disputes.

2.9. Re-host
A rehost can only be played with prior admin approval. In a re-hosted game each participant must choose the same side as they picked at the start of the the original match. Disconnects and lag issues will only qualify for a re-host if the issue occurs the within the first 60 seconds of the game.

2.10. Observers
Observers are allowed only if both teams agree. Exceptions to this rule are, Frag for Cancer staff/admins and/or people that are given permission by an Admin or Frag Staff. (Such as a streamer/shoutcaster).

3. Results
Both teams are responsible to report the correct result to the tournament admin.. Results must be submitted immediately after all games have been played, and a match result has been decided. If anything is unclear, participants should have screenshots or other media available to verify the result.

4. Communication & Support
4.1. Admins
All participants must adhere to the decisions and rules of the tournament organizers, admins, and Frag for Cancer staff. All decisions are final, except in cases where the option to appeal is clearly stated.