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COUNTER STRIKE GLOBAL OFFENSIVE RULEBOOK


1.	Acceptance of Tournament Rules and Regulations
1.1	Acceptance
Each player must agree to these Tournament Rules & Regulations to participate in the College Rivals.
1.2	Changes to Tournament Rules and Regulations
The field of esports is changing rapidly as are the games that are played in esports, and these Competition Rules will have to be updated or supplemented periodically to consider developments in the industry, changes to the business model for esports, and the updates to the Games. Accordingly, Officials may update, amend, or supplement these Competition Rules from time to time; and may interpret or apply these Competition Rules by releasing online postings, instructional videos, emails, or texts that provide instructions and guidance to player Members. Any material changes to these competition rules will be provided to the player through the Official Tournament WhatsApp Group/Discord Server/Website. Participation in the College Rivals will constitute acceptance of the changed rules, instructions, and guidance.
1.3	Enforcement of the Tournament Rules and Regulations
The tournament organizer will be responsible for, among other things, providing officials, referees, and administrators for this tournament (“Event Crews") and for ensuring compliance with these Tournament Rules and Regulations.
2.	Registration Process
2.1	Steps to register for the tournament
Players are required to go to College Rivals Website to register for this tournament.
For any queries, feel free to contact us on our discord server.

3.	Eligibility Criteria

All participants must have attained the age of 16 or above to participate in the tournament.
Registrations are for Indian residents only. Also, all players are mandatorily required to play from India.

FORMAT: 1v1 Single Elimination

Game Mode:
Participants will engage in 1v1 matches throughout the tournament.

Tournament Structure:
> City Qualifiers:
  - All participants will be placed in single-elimination brackets.
  - The top participants from each bracket will advance to the City Finals.
> City Semifinals & Finals:
  - The qualified participants will compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  - Winners secure spots for the Playoffs.
> League Stage( 1st stage of grand finale):
  - Top participants from all cities will enter a double-elimination (GSL) group format.
  - The top player from each group will advance to the Play offs.
> Play offs ( 2nd stage of grand finale)
  - The remaining top participants from the Playoffs will engage in a single-elimination bracket.
  - The ultimate champion will emerge after battling through the Grand Finals.

Note:
All matches, unless otherwise specified, will be conducted in a 1v1 format.
Participants are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations outlined in the official tournament rule book. 
Violations may result in penalties, including disqualification.

Round Robin
All the matches will be Bo1 except Grand Finals which will be Bo3.
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GENERAL RULES
Game Specific Rules
Platform: PC
Maps: BO1 (Final Bo3)
Max Rounds: 15 (per half)
Standard ESL Map pool:
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Players are required to read the tournament rules and regulations. Participation in the tournament signifies that the player agrees to abide by all the rules and regulations. Any player that violates the rules will be disqualified from the tournament.

Punctuality

All Players must be in the lobby of the custom room and be ready to play no later than 5 minutes before the match starts. If a player is not ready then he/she will be penalised.

Match Postponement or Cancellation

Matches will begin as scheduled and briefed unless prior notice is given by Tournament Officials regarding postponement or cancellation.

Penalty/Disqualification/Walkover

Players that are late/not present at the designated time of the match, are considered to be Walkover. Players that infringe on the rules will be punished and penalized.

Streaming Rights

All the streaming rights for the tournament belong to Organizers only, No player is allowed to stream the match from their side.
Rescheduling
No Rescheduling of matches is allowed in any case.

Game Rules
Each Player has to use his official nickname during matches.
The league administration has the right to decide outside or even against the rulebook in special cases to guarantee fair play. 
Players are not allowed to use nametags on in-game items which violate the Code of Conduct.
All games will take place on a game server situated in India Only. The default server location will be Mumbai. 
Generally, the use of any bugs in the game is strictly forbidden. (For example: spawn bugs).
An exception are the following bugs which are explicitly allowed:
Defusing the bomb through walls and items etc.
So called “surfing” on tubes
The Tournament administration reserves the right, also retroactively, to add more bugs to the list of explicitly allowed bugs.
Every Player must have their own SteamID with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in order to play in the tournament and must submit it during registration 


Forbidden Scripts
In general, all scripts are illegal except for buy, toggle & demo scripts.
Stop shoot scripts [Use or AWP scripts]
Center view scripts
Turn scripts [180° or similar]
No recoil scripts
Burst fire scripts
Rate changers (Lag scripts)
FPS scripts
Anti flash scripts or binding (snd_* bindings)
Bunnyhop scripts
Stop sound scripts
Match Version
All matches will be played on the latest version of the game only.
Players are requested to update their game as soon as the update arrives, whether it's before the tournament or in due course of the tournament.
No Extra time will be provided to download the update at the time of the match so it’s the sole responsibility of the player to download the update in advance.

Players' Code of Conduct

General Conduct 

High Standards for Professionals 

All Teams and Team Members must always observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship. Team Members are required to behave in a professional and sportsmanlike manner in their interactions with other competitors, the Tournament Organizer, the media, sponsors, and fans. 

Competitive Integrity 

All Teams and Team Members are expected to always compete to the best of their skill and ability in any Tournament Game. Tournament organizers hold the right to penalize a Team or Player if found guilty in any case at their discretion.

Sanctions 


A violation of these Tournament Rules will result in sanctions at the discretion of the Tournament Organizer, as discussed in greater detail below. All decisions made by the Tournament Organizer regarding violations of these Tournament Rules are final and binding. 



Prohibited Conduct
Set forth below is a non-exclusive list of examples of prohibited conduct.

Collusion/Match Fixing

A player may not collude. Collusion is defined as any agreement among two (2) or more players, and/or confederates to disadvantage opposing players. Collusion includes, but is not limited to, acts such as:

i) Soft play, which is defined as any agreement among two (2) or more players to not damage, impede, or otherwise play to a reasonable standard of competition in a game.
ii) Sending or receiving signals, electronic or otherwise, from a confederate to/from a player. 

iii) Pre-arranging to split the prize money and/or any other form of compensation 

iv) Deliberately losing a game for compensation, or any other reason, or attempting to induce another player to do so.

Cheating

Cheating is prohibited. Any modification of the game client by any player, Team, or other Team Member is prohibited.

Hacking 

A player may not hack during tournament games. Hacking is defined as any modification of the game client by any player, or person acting on behalf of a player. 


Exploiting 

A player may not utilize any exploits during tournament games. Exploiting is defined as intentionally using any in-game bug to seek an advantage. Exploiting includes, but is not limited to, acts such as glitches in buying items, glitches in Agent ability performance, or any other game function that, in the sole determination of officials, is not functioning as intended. 


Ringer 

A player may not act as a ringer during a tournament game. Ringer is defined as playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging, or directing someone else to play under another player’s account. 

Vulgar or Hateful Speech 

A Team Member may not, in any communication relating to the tournament, use any language that is offensive, insulting, libellous, slanderous, defamatory, obscene, discriminatory, threatening, foul or vulgar. 

A Team Member may not post, transmit, disseminate any such prohibited communications. A Team Member may not use this type of language on social media or during any public-facing events or in any streaming. This rule applies to speech in English and all other languages. Also, Team Members may not encourage members of the public to engage in any activities that are prohibited by this rule.
**Admins reserve the right to change/modify the rules in between the tournaments.
The decision of the tournament organizer will be final in all circumstances.**