ESTONIAN FIGHTING GAME LEAGUE (Short: EFGL)
OFFICIAL LEAGUE RULES
Last updated 28th of November 2018
The Estonian Fighting Game League competitions (the "EFGL") are brought to you by Videogamers.eu Esports ("VGE"). The EFGL is comprised of competitive esports gaming tournaments, featuring TEKKEN 7 (the "Title Game 1"), Soulcalibur 6 (the "Title Game 2") and several other fighting games (the "Point Grab Games") that will be decided either by TO or by voting on polls prior to the events.
The EFGL is comprised of certain online and offline Tournaments for the Title Games and Point Grab Games which award Points to Players and aggregate such Points in a Leaderboard to determine the rankings of Players in the League. Tournaments fall under two (2) tournament categories: Online Tournaments and Offline Tournaments (each category and their individual events a "Tournament" and together, "Tournaments"). As set forth more fully in Section 3, entitled "League Format", the League consists of such Tournaments, with the seven (7) highest-ranked Players from the Leaderboard (Title Game 1 and 2) receiving an invitation to participate in the season-end Estonian Fighting Game League Finals alongside the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier.
These Official League Rules ("Official Rules") govern the League. The Official Rules are in addition to the rules that govern how the Title Games and Point Grab Titles are to be played (the "Game Play Rules"). The Game Play Rules are set forth in Section 8, entitled "Game Play Rules".
Each person who participates in a Tournament in the League is referred to as a "Player". If the Player is under the age of majority in his or her state or country of residence (a "Minor"), such Minor Player represents and warrants that he or she has received permission from his or her parent or legal guardian to register for and participate in the League, and all references to "Player" shall include that Minor Player's parent or legal guardian. Each Player unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions that VGE and the other "League Entities" (as defined below) make about the League, including without limitation decisions about how to interpret or implement these Official Rules and administer the League, and such decisions shall be final and binding in all respects and not subject to challenge or appeal. Any aspects of the League or incidents that affect the League that are not outlined in these Official Rules may be addressed and resolved by VGE and the other League Entities at the time of the incident and their decisions on such matters shall be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.
These Official Rules are subject to change, as determined by VGE in its sole discretion. The most recent version of these Official Rules will be posted on http://efgl.videogamers.eu/ (the "League Website"), and VGE may also use other means to communicate with those Players who have registered for the League using the contact information associated with their account or provided during registration. If a change would affect a Player's place or standing in the League if they were applied retroactively, that change will be applied only prospectively unless VGE determines in its sole discretion that such changes must be applied retroactively for legal or other reasons. Entry into the League does not constitute entry into any other tournament, competition, contest or sweepstakes.
These Official Rules were drafted in English, but may be translated into other languages. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between any translated version of these Official Rules and the English version of these Official Rules, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.
Baltics - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Best-of-X - means a Match has X number of Games, and the Player that wins a majority of the Games is declared the winner. Once a Player wins the number of Games needed to reach the requisite majority, then that Player will be declared the winner of the Match, and any Games that have not been played at that point will not be played. For example, in a Best-of-Three Match, once a Player wins 2 Games, that Player will immediately be declared the winner of that Match.
Eligibility Area - Baltics plus Finland, Sweden, Poland and Russia.
Game - a single Title Game competition between two Players.
Last Chance Qualifier - the offline Tournament occurring at [finals name] that awards a Estonian Fighting Game League Finals invitation to the winning Player.
Leaderboard - the official leaderboard that tracks Points earned in the Tournaments by a Player.
League Entities - VGE, the Tournament Organizers, any official sponsors of the League, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, vendors, agents, and representatives, and the officers, directors and employees of all of the foregoing. This also includes chosen admins for each Baltics state and/or team.
Match - Tournament play between two Players that may involve multiple Games, as described in Section 3, entitled "League Format".
Points - means the numerical points awarded and assigned to a Player based on their performance in a Tournament, as further set forth in Section 3.2, allowing them to be ranked against other Players. The more Points a Player accumulates, the higher on the Leaderboard he or she will be. VGE will track and update Points totals for each Player upon completion of each Tournament on the Leaderboard.
Round Robin - means a phase of the Tournament where each Player plays against every other Player in the group.
Tournament - an individual event in the League, including Online Tournaments, Offline Tournaments and the Estonian Fighting Game League Finals.
Tournament Organizers - the respective organizer of each Tournament, any entity involved in supplying or fulfilling prizes, and any other entity involved in implementing, producing or managing a Tournament, in whole or in part.
Winner - any Player that is officially declared a Winner as set forth in Section 10, entitled "General Prize Restrictions".
3.1.1. Selection; Classification of Offline Tournaments - The League is comprised of (a) online Tournaments operated and managed by VGE ("Online Tournaments"); and (b) offline Tournaments that will be operated and managed by Tournament Organizers, which can be independent from VGE ("Offline Tournaments"). VGE will select in its sole discretion the Offline Tournaments that participate in the EFGL and award qualifying Points to Players who compete. All Offline Tournaments that are included in the EFGL, aside from the Estonian Fighting Game League Finals, are categorized as either "Master" or "Challenger" Tournaments. These designations are determined by VGE in its sole discretion, and may take into account the location, size, and prestige of such Tournaments.
3.1.2. Format - All Tournaments 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 Semi-Finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals (Matches involving Players that are guaranteed at least 4rd place) which are Best-of-Five.
3.2. Points - All Tournaments included in the League will award Points which are used to rank the Players on the Leaderboard in accordance with the table below:
If two or more Players on the Leaderboard have the same number of Points, the tie in rank will be resolved by applying the following tie-breaking mechanisms, listed in order of application:
Aggregate number of Points earned from Master Tournaments;
Aggregate number of Points earned from Challenger and Online Tournaments;
Average Points earned per Master Tournament attended;
Average Points earned per Challenger and Online Tournament attended; or
Best placings from Point Grab Title tournaments;
3.3 Schedule - The schedule that corresponds to each EFGL phase is outlined throughout this Section (such period referred to herein as the "EFGL Period" - November 2018 up to May 2019).
3.3.1. Master Tournaments
TBA - check Tournaments and Schedule when the information will be available.
3.3.1. Challenger Tournaments
TBA - check Tournaments and Schedule when the information will be available.
3.3.2. Online Tournaments (Dates TBD)
TBA - check Tournaments and Schedule when the information will be available.
Last Chance Qualifier (Date and Location TBD)
Estonian Fighting Game League Finals (Date and Location TBD)
3.4. Last Chance Qualifier
The Last Chance Qualifier will be a "double elimination" bracket, 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 Top 4 which are Best-of-Five. The Player that achieves 1st place in the Last Chance Qualifier will qualify to participate in the Estonian Fighting Game League Finals. Players that are extended invitations to the Estonian Fighting Game League Finals through the Leaderboard are not eligible to participate in the Last Chance Qualifier.
3.5. Estonian Fighting Game League - The Estonian Fighting Game League Finals is the final championship event of the EFGL. It is an invitational Tournament featuring the top seven (7) Players from the Leaderboard and the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier. If any of those Players decline or are ineligible, invitations will be extended to the next Player from the Leaderboard until all spots are filled. If the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier declines or is ineligible, that invitation will be extended to the next highest placing Player from the Last Chance Qualifier.
3.5.1. Bracket Stage - The top eight (8) Players from each Title Game will advance to the "Bracket Stage", which is a "double elimination" bracket meaning that a Player will drop to the losers bracket if they lose one (1) Match in winners bracket, and will not be eligible to move forward if they lose one (1) Match in the losers bracket. Placing in the bracket is determined by rankings by the following rules - 1vs8, 4vs5, 2vs7, 3vs6. All Matches are Best-of-Three, except for Top 4 which are Best-of-Five. In the Grand Finals, the Player that advanced from the losers bracket must win two (2) Matches to be awarded first (1st) place in the Tournament.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY AND PLAYER EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Tournaments are open to individuals who are thirteen (13) years of age or older on the date they register for a Tournament.
Online Tournaments are only open to legal residents of the respective Eligibility Areas that the Tournaments are associated with, as indicated above in definitions. Individuals who are not legal residents of the applicable Eligibility Area will not be allowed to participate in the relevant Online Tournament. Players who are not legal residents of the Eligibility Area will not be eligible to win prizes or earn qualifying Points.
Individuals must qualify and be eligible to participate in Tournaments under the terms of the applicable rules of such Tournaments. Players in the TEKKEN World Tour Finals will receive a formal invitation from Twitch or the Tournament Organizer to participate in accordance with these Official Rules. Individuals that do not receive an invitation to the TEKKEN World Tour Finals are not eligible.
Players must be able to provide proof of eligibility if needed. Please also note that potential Winners will ultimately need to provide proof of residency and tax form information before they are officially declared the Winner, only the case of monetary prizes. Section 10, entitled "General Prize Restrictions", provides more information. Each Player will be known publicly by his or her real name, or gamertag or other name they use in the Title Game 1, Title Game 2 and Point Grab Title or otherwise choose a user name (in either instance, the "User Name"). Each Player represents and warrants that their User Name and logo will not violate or infringe upon the trademark, copyright, publicity rights or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity and will otherwise comply with the Code of Conduct described in Section 7. Also VGE has the right declince any username that is profanity or holds double meaning in local language.
Any Player who is a Minor must get permission from his or her parent or legal guardian to enter. The form of that permission will be determined by VGE or Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion. In addition, if a Minor is going to physically travel to a particular Tournament location, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at that Tournament location, and Twitch or the Tournament Organizers may require additional proof that the Minor has permission from his or her parent or legal guardian to participate. The form of that additional proof will be determined by VGE or Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion. The EFGL and/or Tournament is void where prohibited by law.
For Offline Tournaments, Players must supply their own controller and may optionally bring their own headphones if possible ("Player Equipment"), but use of Player Equipment at a Tournament is solely at the discretion of the Tournament Organizers. Consoles and monitors will be provided by Tournament Organizers and different rules may apply to streaming set ups.
During a Tournament, Players may not bring, use, or wear any headsets, earbuds, microphones or other Player Equipment other than those approved by the Tournament Organizers. Player Equipment that is suspected by the Tournament Organizers of providing an unfair competitive advantage will not be approved for use. At their discretion, Tournament Organizers may disallow the use of any individual piece of Player Equipment for reasons related to a Tournament's security, operational efficiency or effectiveness.
Each Player is responsible for obtaining any visas or other travel documentation needed to participate in a Tournament and the costs thereof shall be borne by the Player.
Each Player shall be deemed to have made and entered into all of the representations, warranties and agreements contained herein and shall be obligated and bound thereby. Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, all of VGE's or Tournament Organizers' rights pursuant to these Official Rules relate to and are exercisable against the Player. If any right of disqualification arises as to any Player, then the right of disqualification may be exercised as VGE or the Tournament Organizers may elect in their sole discretion. Any Player who elects to end his or her participation in the EFGL or Tournament, and/or is disqualified from the EFGL or Tournament, will not be permitted to re-enter the League or Tournament in any capacity during the same season.
Please note that VGE or the Tournament Organizer may require a Player to execute and deliver "Winner Forms" (as defined in Section 10) at any time during the Tournament, including as a condition of participating in a particular Match or phase of the Tournament.
HOW TO APPLY TO PLAY IN A TOURNAMENT
Players can find information regarding each Tournament at http://efgl.videogamers.eu/.
Since this is community funded edeavor, then each tournament entry has a small fee.
Online tournaments - 2€ per Player.
Offline tournaments - depends on the TO, place and other things. Information will be next to each tournament event.
Instructions for applying to play in the Last Chance Qualifier of the Estonian Fighting Game League Finals will be provided at a later date.
PLAYER APPEARANCE RELEASE
By participating in the League and/or Tournament, each Player hereby irrevocably grants VGE and the other League Entities and each of their respective licensees, successors and assigns, permission to stream, film, photograph and record the Player's performance in the EFGL or Tournament itself and in other EFGL or Tournament-related activities, including the Player's name, User Name, logo, avatar, gamertag or equivalent, voice, statements, likeness and other personal characteristics, information and so-called publicity rights as they appear therein (collectively, the "Appearance") and the right, but not the obligation, to distribute, exploit or otherwise use such Appearance, in whole or in part, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the Universe in perpetuity, for any purpose, including but not limited to, advertising, marketing and promoting the EFGL, the Tournament, the League Website, the Title Games, the Tournament Organizers, the League Entities and future tournaments.
As between each Player on the one hand, and VGE on the other hand, the Appearance shall be deemed a work-made-for-hire for VGE prepared as a work specifically ordered and/or commissioned by VGE and therefore, VGE shall be the author and exclusive copyright owner of the Appearance for all purposes throughout the Universe. If under applicable law the foregoing is not effective to place authorship and ownership thereof and all rights therein in VGE, then by way of assignment and transfer of present and future copyright and otherwise, each Player hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells and assigns to VGE, all of his or her right, title and interest in and to the Appearance throughout the universe in perpetuity. Each Player agrees to execute such further documents and to do such further acts as may be necessary to evidence, effect, perfect, register, or enforce VGE's ownership of such rights.
VGE and the other League Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, dub, duplicate, fictionalize or otherwise alter the Appearance for any purpose which VGE or the other League Entities deem necessary or desirable. To the fullest extent allowable under any applicable law, each Player hereby irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights or "droit moral" rights (which shall include, without limitation, any similar or analogous rights under applicable laws of any country in the world [including, without limitation, the so called right of paternity (droit a la paternite) right of integrity (droit au respect de l'oeuvre) right of withdrawal (droit de retrait or droit de repentir) and/or right of publication (droit divulgation)] he or she may have in the Appearance, and agrees that he or she will make no claim of any kind against VGE or the other League Entities as a result of any of the uses described above, and irrevocably and unconditionally waives and releases VGE and the other League Entities from any and all claims, demands, and liabilities of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with such use including, without limitation, any and all claims, demands, or liabilities for invasion of privacy, infringement of the right of publicity, defamation (including libel and slander) and any other personal and/or property rights. Each Player expressly acknowledges that VGE and the other League Entities and other Players will contribute to the Appearance and other works that will embody all or part of the Appearance. Accordingly, if under any applicable law, the above waiver or assignment by a Player of "moral rights" or "droit moral" is not effective, then each such Player agrees to exercise such rights in a manner which recognizes the contribution of and will not have a material adverse effect upon such other parties.
VGE shall have the right to freely assign its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. VGE shall retain the rights granted in the Appearance even if the Player is disqualified or fails to meet the eligibility requirements.
CODE OF CONDUCT
All Players are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and maintain respect for one another and for all EFGL or Tournament staff and spectators. Players must follow all instructions of VGE or the Tournament Organizers. Players may not text/email or use social media during a Game or Match. Players are expected to play at their best at all times within the Tournament and to avoid any behavior inconsistent with the principles of good sportsmanship, honesty, or fair play. Any Player behaving inappropriately, or not competing in compliance with these Official Rules (including the Game Play Rules), as determined by VGE or the Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion, may be immediately disqualified from the EFGL or Tournament and forfeit all potential prizes. Further, VGE and the Tournament Organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to ban disqualified Players from any future tournament or event organized by VGE or the Tournament Organizers. Behavior that is considered to be inappropriate and in violation of the Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Interfering with the operation of the Tournament, the EFGL or the EFGL Website;
Acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament or EFGL or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person;
Engaging in collusion (e.g., any agreement between two  or more Players or to pre-determine the outcome of a Game or Match);
Cheating of any sort through any means;
Intentionally delaying or slowing gameplay or tampering with gameplay in any other known or unknown manner;
Offensive, vulgar or obscene User Names, avatars, logos, branding or gamertags;
Sexism, ageism, racism or any other form of prejudice or bigotry;
Engaging in violence or any activity which is deemed in the judgment of VGE or the Tournament Organizers to be immoral, unethical, disgraceful, or contrary to common standards of decency;
Engaging in any activity that is illegal in the jurisdiction where the affected Player is located;
Offering any gift or reward to a Player, VGE or Tournament Organizer for assistance designed to provide a competitive advantage to the person offering the gift or reward or designed to impose a competitive disadvantage on any opponent;
Betting or gambling on your own performance or the results of the EFGL, the Tournament or any phase of the EFGL or Tournament;
Making any modification to the Title Games or Point Grab Titles that has not been disclosed to and authorized by VGE or the Tournament Organizers;
Intentionally using any in-game bugs or so-called "hacks" to seek an advantage;
Using any language or wearing any clothing or apparel that is obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, libelous, slanderous, defamatory or otherwise offensive or objectionable, or promotes or incites hatred or discriminatory conduct;
Using any Tournament facilities, services or equipment provided or made available by VGE or the Tournament Organizers to post, transmit, disseminate or otherwise make available any communications prohibited by this Code of Conduct;
Taking any action or performing any gesture directed at an opposing Player, official or spectator, or inciting any other individuals to do the same, which is insulting, mocking, disruptive or unsportsmanlike;
Touching or otherwise interfering with lights, cameras or other studio equipment;
Engaging in any other type of behavior or conduct deemed inappropriate by VGE or the Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion; or Otherwise violating these Official Rules.
Any Player who violates the Code of Conduct may be disqualified, and VGE reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such Player to the fullest extent permitted by law.
CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE TOURNAMENT OR EFGL, TAMPER WITH THE TITLE GAMES OR THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE EFGL OR A TOURNAMENT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, VGE AND THE TOURNAMENT ORGANIZERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH PLAYER(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO THEM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED IN EQUITY OR UNDER THE LAW.
GAME PLAY RULES
These are the "Game Play Rules" governing how the Title Games and Point Grab Titles are played during the Tournament.
8.1.1. Game Settings
PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One
Rounds: First to Three or First to Two (depends on the game)
Timer: 60 seconds or by the rules of a certain game
Stage Select: Random (detailed in Section 8.1.5)
Character Customizations: Off
8.1.2. Match Procedure - The following steps outline the process of playing a Match.
Players select their sides (see Section 8.1.3)
Players select their characters. Either Player may invoke Double Blind Character Selection (as defined in Section 8.1.4).
The Players play the first Game of the Match.
The losing Player of the preceding Game may choose to change characters and/or stage (always Random Select).
The next Game is played.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all subsequent Games until the Match is complete.
8.1.3. Side Selection - Players may mutually agree who sits on the left and right side, corresponding to Player 1 and Player 2 respectively, at the start of the Match. Players are committed to this selection for the entirety of the Match. If Players cannot agree to a Side Selection, they will play a Best-of-One Rock-Paper-Scissors to determine who picks their side first. The winner selects a side first.
8.1.4. Double Blind Character Selection - Either Player may request that a double blind selection occur. In this situation, a Tournament Organizer will be told, in secret, each of the Players' choices for the first round. Both Players are to then select their first round character, with the staff validating the character selections. If a player does not select the character they told to the bracket Referee or Tournament Organizer they forfeit that Game.
8.1.5. Stage Selection - For all Games in the Match, players will utilize Random Stage Selection. This includes rematches (see Tie Games in 8.1.6 for exceptions).
8.1.6. Tie Games - In the event of a tie Game, declared by a Double K.O. (Tekken 7 for example) screen in the final Round of the Game, the Game will not be scored and both players will replay the tied Game with the same characters and on the same stage.
8.1.7. Permitted Controllers - All standard arcade sticks and controllers are permitted. Macro functions (e.g. turbo buttons) and wireless controllers other than DualShock 4 and Xbox One Gamepad 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 Tournament Organizers.
8.2. Match Obligations
8.2.1. Punctuality - All Players must be physically present by the Match start time. 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.
8.2.2. Forfeits - Players may not voluntarily forfeit a Match without prior authorization from Tournament Organizers and, even with authorization, are subject to further penalties for forfeiting.
8.3. Match Disruptions
8.3.1. 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.
8.3.2. Restarts - Tournament Organizers 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.
8.3.3. Stalling - Stalling, or excessively delaying the Game or Match, may result in a Game or Match forfeit at the discretion of Tournament Organizers. 8.4. Coaching - Players may designate one (1) individual to be their coach during each Tournament. Players may consult with the coach for a maximum of one (1) minute in between Games in a Match. Deliberately giving or receiving advice to/from any other person during a Game or Match is not allowed and may result in penalties for both parties.
8.5. Cheating - Any cheating, as determined by the Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion, will result in an immediate forfeiture and additional penalties depending on the severity of the infraction.
8.6. Names, Logos, and Branding Restrictions - Tournament Organizers reserve the right to reject, in their sole discretion, names, logos, avatars or branding that violate the Code of Conduct, including without limitation, any that:
Infringe upon the rights of any 3rd party rights without explicit written permission
Resemble or are identical to a brand or trademark
Resemble or are identical to another identity or person
Resemble or are identical to the name or persona of League Entities or other Players.
8.7. Dress Code - All Players must wear appropriate attire at the Tournament. Jerseys and all other attire worn at the Tournament are subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 8.6 above.
8.8. Sponsorships; Other Content - Players have the ability to acquire sponsorships. However, sponsors or content falling under the following categories may not be displayed during official Tournament play:
Brands in categories that have been granted exclusive sponsorship rights for the EFGL or Tournament by VGE or the Tournament Organizers Religious programming, political matters
Habit-forming drugs, drug related paraphernalia
Herbal remedies or "miracle cure" products
Any adult-oriented products or services (including adult-oriented pay per view programs and male enhancement products)
Salacious products or services or other material which would generally be considered obscene or indecent
Content that a reasonable person would deem objectionable, indecent, vulgar or offensive
Content which promotes discrimination, hate, violence, the use of illegal substances, illegal activity, mail fraud, pyramid schemes, or investment opportunities or advice not permitted by applicable law
Content which is unlawful, pornographic, libelous, defamatory, or violates a third party's privacy or publicity rights
Content which constitutes hate speech
Content which discriminates, ridicules, advocates against, harasses, or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability
Any other activity that contravenes any applicable laws or regulations (including lotteries, illegal gambling products or other illegal wagering activity)
8.9. Penalties - Players who break the rules in this document are subject to penalties including (but not limited to) the following:
Loss of Game
Removal from the EFGL
Temporary Player Bans
Permanent Player Bans
Any penalties imposed on a Player may be made available to the public by VGE and the Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion.
8.10. TEKKEN World Tour Finals Attendance
Eligible Players will receive an invitation from VGE to participate in Estonian Fighting Game League Finals. A Minor Player must travel with his or her parent or legal guardian with the permission of such parent or legal guardian in form and substance acceptable to VGE in its sole and absolute discretion.
8.10.1. Travel Accommodations - Travel consists of cheapest possible means (in Baltics) for the invited Player (if collected funds make it possible), to and from the Tournament venue as necessary. Any additional support individuals affiliated with the Player, whether a coach, manager, or parent / guardian, are responsible for their own transportation costs. Players must possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable. VGE reserves the right to structure travel route and select sleeping establishments in its sole discretion. Changes are not permitted after ticket issue. 8.10.2. Punctuality - Upon arrival, Players will receive a schedule and expected "Call Time" sheet for the duration of the event. Players are required to arrive at the designated location by the listed call times, and are expected to be available at the Tournament venue for the duration of all competitive Tournament days.
Prizes might be available for Master Tournaments, Challenger Tournaments, and the Estonian Fighting Game League Finals. The prizes will be awarded to the Player in accordance with the chart below.
Each Major event will have a personalized cup or a medal, which will be delivered after the win. Depending on the amount of money collected from the sponsors and community, additional prizes may be present.
Each Online event will have and official diploma signed by main organizer Raiko Puust, admins and/or Tournament Organizers. Each diploma will be send to the winners chosen address in Eligibility Area.
GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS
VGE or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, will award prizes subject to any applicable withholding taxes, and the amount of the prize transferred, as reduced by any applicable withholding taxes, will constitute full payment of the prize. Winners who do not claim the prize, or satisfy the information or documentation requirements within two (2) months of the close of the Tournament or such earlier time as designated by VGE or Tournament Organizer, are void, and the League Entities shall have no further liability or responsibility to such Player(s) in connection with the prizes.
Any prizes pictured in advertising, promotional and/or other EFGL or Tournament materials are for illustrative purposes only. The actual prize may vary. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between the description of a prize contained in any such materials and the description of a prize contained in these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. All details and other restrictions of any prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by the Tournament Organizers in their sole discretion.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
VGE and the other League Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the League or Tournament. VGE and the other League Entities also take no responsibilty for the prizes given by sponsors, no matter what they might be.
IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ - GENERAL RELEASE AND LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
Each Player knowingly consents to participate in any or all League or Tournament activities under his or her own free will and without duress or undue influence of any third party.
BY ENTERING AND/OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN THE EFGL OR TOURNAMENT, EACH PLAYER, ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF OR HERSELF AND HIS OR HER HEIRS, HEREBY RELEASES, DISCHARGES AND HOLDS VGE AND THE OTHER LEAGUE ENTITIES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, COSTS, LOSSES, INJURIES, LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION MENTAL AND/OR PHYSICAL INJURIES OR DEATH AND DAMAGES TO OR LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO PARTICIPATING IN THE LEAGUE OR TOURNAMENT, ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY LEAGUE OR TOURNAMENT-RELATED EVENT OR ACTIVITY AND/OR THE USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.
BGE and the Tournament Organizers are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or other materials, on, associated with or utilized as part of the EFGL Website, and VGE and the Tournament Organizers assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the EFGL Website or the field of play in the Title Games and Point Grab Titles. Although VGE and the Tournament Organizers attempt to ensure the integrity of the League and Tournament, VGE and the Tournament Organizers are not responsible for the actions of Players in connection with the League or Tournament, including a Player's attempt to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the League or Tournament. Without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Player agrees that Twitch and the other League Entities shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, relating to any of the following:
incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible registrations or the failure to receive registrations due to any cause, including without limitation human or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with Player, VGE, the Tournament Organizers, or otherwise, that may prevent or limit a Player's ability to participate in the League or Tournament or send or receive messages requiring action or response by such Player; any computer system, gaming console, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, hacks, unauthorized access, delayed computer transmissions or network connections which may result in alteration of Game play or affect Game results; and any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, servers or providers, equipment, or software, including any injury or damage to Player Equipment resulting from participation in the Tournament.
Each Player hereby agrees to indemnify and hold VGE, each Tournament Organizer and all the League Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all third party damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable outside legal fees and costs (collectively, "Third Party Claims") relating to or arising out of any breach of any of the warranties, representations, covenants, obligations or agreements of the Player under these Official Rules.
Except for matters for which Player is obligated to indemnify VGE or the other League Entities hereunder, VGE will indemnify and hold each Player harmless from and against any Third Party Claims arising from production, distribution and exploitation of the EFGL.
VGE reserves the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the EFGL, a Tournament or any part thereof if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the League and/or Tournament is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, malfunctions or other causes have destroyed, corrupted or undermined the administration, security, fairness, integrity, proper play or feasibility of the EFGL, a Tournament or any portion thereof as contemplated herein. In the event VGE is prevented from continuing with the League or Tournament by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within VGE's or the Tournament Organizers' control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), VGE shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the EFGL or Tournament. Since the EFGL is mainly run by one person, many things can happen.
VGE or the Tournament Organizers, in their sole discretion, may require the replaying of any Game or Match, or declare any Game or Match or other phase of the League or Tournament null and void by reason of any of the foregoing. In the event VGE or the Tournament Organizers determine, in their sole discretion, that any individual Game or Match or other phase of the League or Tournament, has been tampered with or that the validity of any Game, Match or other phase of the League or Tournament has been compromised for any reason, it may eliminate that Game, Match or other phase of the League or Tournament, and may conduct the League or Tournament on the basis of the remaining Game, Match and/or other phases of the League or Tournament.
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These Official Rules and the other agreements referenced herein constitute the full and complete agreement and understanding between each Player and the League Entities in connection with the League and replace and supersede all prior negotiations, agreements or understandings that may have been entered into between such Player and such League Entity with respect to the subject matter hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except by a written instrument signed by VGE. The waiver of any term, condition, or breach of these Official Rules shall not be deemed to be a waiver of that breach or any other term or condition in the future. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision in these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience and ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.