1. Teams are self-organized. Players must reach out to the other teams using Discord (highly suggested!) or any other method to schedule their matches.
  2. The matches are generated on Mondays. The team captains have 1 week to schedule and play their match. The score needs to be submitted before Sunday, midnight. The league also offers a "Challenge" option which allows teams to play an extra match in their week (on top of their generated and mandatory match).
  3. The scheduled times are according to local time. For example, EST in winter and EDT in summer.
  4. A match is a best of 3 maps.
  5. The official game-mode in the league is Uplink. The game-mode Escort can be played only if both teams fully agree, prior to starting their game, that it'll be allowed during their league match.
  6. The officially supported maps are listed below. Other maps can be played only if both teams fully agree:
    • Downfall 1
    • Quarantine 1 and 2
    • Subway
    • Suburbia
    • Bazaar
  7. The official player count is 5v5. 4v4 can be played if both teams agree.
  8. The Home team picks the map OR decides side (Volk or Marsoc) they want to start on. Then the Away team picks the map OR decides their side first and finally the Home team again. A map can't be played twice. Downfall1 and Downfall2; Quarantine1 and Quarantine2 count as the same maps.
  9. Teams enter the score themselves (or ask admin). Both teams need to submit the score for the match to be compiled. Points structure is as follow: [The score of each individual maps] + [3 points for the final winner of the best of 3]. For example, after all 3 maps, if the score was: 5-2, 4-1 and 4-3, the points are 16 (5+4+4+3) to 6 (2+1+3). Important: team captains must input the total score (the system does NOT add the extra +3). In the extreme event that the points were 3-4, 3-4 and 5-0 (making it a tie of 11-11), the teams will play a fourth map to decide which will get the ONE extra point to make it 12-11. The team that was Volk twice will be Marsoc.
  10. Teams can play with random public players to round it up.
  11. Teams have a 20 minutes buffer to get started at the time they've agreed on. After these first 20 minutes, if no one on the opposing team has shown up, the first round is given automatically 4-0 to the waiting team. After another 20 minutes, it's officially considered a no-show and a score of 12-0 (9+3) is attributed by default. In the unfortunate event that only 1 player shows up for one team and the other has all 4 players, the full team can decide to play the game anyways (using random players) or not play the game and take a default win of 10-0 (7+3).
  12. In the event that a match hasn't been played within the week (by Sunday evening) : (1) If both teams REALLY tried their best to get the match setup, a score of 8-7 (that's total, no '+3') will be attributed by default (and the win attributed to the team who was free the most days or the weekend) or (2) if only one of the teams tried to get the match set up, they will be given a total score of 12-0 (9+3) by default. If it can't be determined, the home team will get the win.
  13. In the event that someone crashes out or encounters a bug (be it advantageous or disadvantageous); that is unfortunate but the round still counts. If such a crash or bug is detected within the first 30 seconds of the round (including prep time): (1) if the bug is advantageous to their team, they must commit suicide and replay the round; (2) if the bug is disadvantegous they may commit a team suicide. A team suicide is considered valid when the majority of the team (of the players able to actually do it) suicides (2/3, 3/4 or 3/5) within the aforementioned 30 seconds. Other cases of unintentional bugs are part of the game.
  14. Obviously, NO CHEATING. Cheating includes: "body glitching" (body not following player's viewpoint), moving in roomscale to get through solid objects, climbing on objects to get out of the "usual" map boundaries, using external voice communication systems (except to declare a bug (ex: in-game voice not working, game crash to Windows, etc)). Any other imaginative cheats are not allowed. Treat your fellow gamers, teammates, and competitors with respect and honor. In the event a team has been called for cheating, the league administrators will contact the team captain, of said team, and their player(s) could end up being banned from the remaining of the Season.