Rules

The Australian Cyber League ("ACL") will administrate the 2015 World of Warcraft Arena Australian Qualifiers ("the Tournament") in accordance with these Official Rules, unless otherwise indicated. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. ("Sponsor") Is the sponsor of this Tournament. By participating in the Tournament each participant (each a "Player") agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of ACL (which shall be final and binding in all respects).

Players must have authorized access to a World of Warcraft account that is in good standing and has been upgraded with the “The Burning Crusade,” “Wrath of the Lich King,” “Cataclysm,” “Mists of Pandaria” and “Warlords of Draenor” expansions to World of Warcraft upon the commencement date of the tournament, and which remains in good standing throughout the tournament.


1. Tournament Format:

The World of Warcraft Arena World Championships: Australia & New Zealand Qualifiers will be a one day single stage tournament. All rounds will be best-of-five, except the finals which will be a staggered best-of-seven series.

Double Elimination Bracket:

1st place will advance to the America Championship.


2. Map Pool:

Here are the maps that are available for play:


3. Map Selection and Substitution Procedure:

Team compositions must not have:

With the exception of the above, there are no other restrictions to team compositions.

First Game of a Series

Either by coin flip or seeding the following script will be followed. Winning and losing team refers to the coin flip for this first match:

These actions will be announced in chat by the Team Captain following this script:

  1. Winning or lower ranked Team Captain: “[Team Name]’s comp is [class, class, class]”
  2. Losing or Higher Ranked Team Captain: “[class, class, class] confirmed”
  3. Losing or Higher Ranked Team Captain: “[Team Name]’s comp is [class, class, class]”
  4. Winning or Lower Ranked Team Captain: “[class, class, class] confirmed”

Second and subsequent Games of a Series

After the end of each game, the following order of events will occur in in-game chat. Chat shall be set to show timestamps, and the below conversation must be screenshotted in-game for potential dispute resolution. Chat logs will not be accepted. This process must take no more than 5 minutes:

These actions will be announced in chat by the Team Captain following this script:

  1. Losing Team Captain: “[Losing Team Name]’s map selection is [map]”
  2. Winning Team Captain: “[map] confirmed”
  3. Winning Team Captain: “[Winning Team Name]’s comp is [class, class, class]”
  4. Losing Team Captain: “[class, class, class] confirmed”
  5. Losing Team Captain: “[Losing Team Name]’s comp is [class, class, class]”
  6. Winning Team Captain: “[class, class, class] confirmed”

Following this conversation the next match must be started within 5 minutes. Maps in a match series cannot be played twice until every map has been played once.


4. Equipment and Settings:


5. Match Rules:

Players may use any macro they wish as long as:


6. Match Offenses:

In a single competition day, if a Player receives:

Players may request the status of their total warnings from the organizer


7. Prize Payments:

Prize Money Payment: Prize money will only be awarded to participants in the tournament. If a player is disqualified, they may forfeit their prize. Players must submit all required forms by 11:59PM AEST July 31st 2015 or they will be in jeopardy of prize forfeiture. All prize money will be paid out 30 days after each tournament and after appropriate paperwork has been completed by the player.

Prize Money Payout Method: Prize money payments will be paid out by check, wire transfer, or Paypal by the person or company paying the prize money. Failure to redeem the check or to provide necessary information for the payments to be complete will result in the payments not being made. If a player has not collected the winnings or redeemed the check within one year of the initial payment date, the prizes are forfeited.

Taxation: All prize money will be subject to taxation and the rest of prize money will be paid out. The rate and the exact amount for taxation will follow applicable laws.