1. Overview
  College Rivals | FIFA23 (“College Rivals” or “Competition”) is operated by NODWIN GAMING(alternatively “NODWIN GAMING” or “Tournament Organiser'').
  2. Player Eligibility 
  Steps to register for the tournament
  Players are required to go to College Rival Website to register for this tournament. 
  For any queries, feel free to contact us on our discord server. 
  Own or have access to FIFA 23 on the PlayStation®5 console. 
  Own or have access to a PlayStation®5 console and compatible controller.
  Have a valid account for PlayStation Network (“Account for PSN”) and an associated PSN ID.
  Have a valid subscription to an active PlayStation Plus membership.
  be residents of an applicable jurisdiction as outlined in Appendix 
  2.2 Age
  Players must be eligible to play FIFA 23 according to their local age restrictions, at the point of tournament registration. Players who are minors (under 16 years old), must obtain consent from their parents or legal guardians to enter the Competition.
  3. Competition Structure
  The College Rivals will run in the INDIA region.
  3.1 Tournaments
  3.1.1 Registration
  All eligible players can enter/take part/participate in the Open Qualifiers.
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.

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.
  3.1.1 Tournament Details 
  Mode: 1 v 1
  Seed: Random player seeding
  Match: Single match
  Game mode: Club Mode
  Match duration: 12 minutes (6 minutes per half) 
  Controls: Any 
  Game Speed: Normal 
  In case of a draw: Extra time and penalties if needed
  No show
  Each player has 10 minutes to show up to a match. (scheduled match start time +10 minutes). Not showing up within 10 minutes results in a default loss. The player that is waiting must create a Support Ticket (which is available on the match event page). 
  Results are automatically submitted by the system at the end of the match. 
  In the event of a player disconnecting, that player will forfeit the entire game, not
  just a round. It will be the responsibility of the player that got disconnected to
  connect to his opponent within 5 minutes.
  Match Disputes 
  If any issues are encountered in a match, it’s the player's responsibility to create a dispute and reach out to the admin team.
  In order to create a dispute, go to the match page in your PS5 and select the option “Go to Support Page”.
  Players are responsible for providing proof of match results in case of disputes. This can be done with screenshots of each victory or video replays uploaded to websites such as Youtube or Twitch.
  Match Media 
  The following match media are acceptable forms of proof during match reporting and protests:
  Twitch livestream VODs (with clear naming of the players, selected fighters, date, and tournament round)
  Screenshots (or photographs) showing both players and the result/issue
  5. Game Coverage
  PlayStation reserves exclusive rights to the coverage of Sony Playstation INDIA open | FIFA23 matches. This includes all forms of transmission, including IRC Bots, Shoutcast-streams, and live broadcasts on platforms like Twitch, Youtube and the like. PlayStation can assign the coverage rights of a match or of several matches to a third party or to the actual players themselves. In this case, terms and conditions would have to be arranged with PlayStationmanagement, or NODWIN GAMING as a tournament organiser, before the match. In general, PlayStation or NODWIN GAMING as a tournament organiser will contact any player or team if they wish to broadcast one of their matches. If no contact is made, individual players are allowed to arrange their own broadcasts. 
  Appendix A: Code of Conduct
  The below Code of Conduct applies to all Players in the College Rivals at all levels of the competition unless otherwise specified. The tournament organiser reserves the right to levy penalties, sanction or disqualify any player at its discretion. PLAYER BEHAVIOUR Competitors must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner, maintaining an appropriate demeanour to spectators, members of the press, tournament administrators, and to other Players. These Requirements apply to both offline and online, including with respect to social media Conduct and activity on live streams. All Players are expected to adhere to these standards
  of sportsmanship. 
  DURING THE TOURNAMENT: Players must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner, maintaining an appropriate demeanour to spectators, members of the press, tournament administrators, and to other Players. These requirements apply to both offline and online, including with respect to social media conduct. All players are expected to adhere to the standards of good sportsmanship at all times. Players will refrain from using vulgar or offensive language. Abusive behaviour, including harassment and threats, is prohibited. Physical abuse, fighting or any threatening action or threatening language, directed at any player, spectator, official or any other person is prohibited. Any action that interferes with the play of a game, including but not limited to purposely breaking a game station, interfering with power, and abuse of in-game pausing, is prohibited and can result in match forfeiture and/or disqualification from the competition. Gambling, including betting on the outcome of games, is prohibited. All Players must not disclose any confidential information provided by the tournament organiser or any of its affiliates to any other people or groups of people, including via social media.
  Collusion is defined as any agreement among two or more Players to disadvantage other Players in the Competition. Collusion between Players is strictly prohibited. Any Players determined by the tournament organiser at any phase of the qualifier to be engaging in Collusion will be removed from the competition, and be forced to return any compensation and prizes they’ve received from Live Events. Examples of collusion include but are not limited to Intentionally losing a match for any reason. Playing on behalf of another competitor, including using a secondary account, to aid them. Any form of match-fixing. Agreeing to split the prize money. 
  Violation of any part of these Official Rules will, at the Tournament organiser's election, result in (a) sanction(s) and/or (b) loss of winner status. All Players must follow the tournament organiser's directions. All decisions and rulings of the tournament organiser are final and binding. The Tournament organiser reserves the right to sanction any Player in competition at any level, at any time for any reason. Sanctions may include, in no particular order, the following: Warning Reprimand Forfeiture of single match Forfeiture of all matches Loss of awards (including prize money and other paid expenses) Disqualification from the College Rivals The tournament organiser also has the right to publicly announce penalties that have been levied on Players. Players who have been penalised by the tournament organiser hereby waive any right of legal action against the College Rivals and PlayStation, and/or any of its affiliates.
  **Admins Reserve the right to change/modify the rules in between the tournament.
  The decision of the tournament organizer will be final in all circumstances.**