Date: March 16th
Event Run Time: 3 - 4 Hours
Entry Fee: $20 Per Person
What’s the basic format?
After pre-booking a slot with an esports center (contact them asap to do this), gamers will need to go to their participating venue on the day and buy a special 3 hour gaming pass from the center. During those three hours there will be qualifying matches starting as soon as players ready up on a special menu on the computer, at competition start time. Each player has 3 attempts. If you lose early in one game, you can ready up for the next one straight away.
If you fail to qualify for the finals (either by winning any game, or earning enough points) after three attempts, you can still spend the remainder of your 3 hour pass playing any games on the systems.
If you do qualify for finals, you will play in four championship games
There is no advantage to qualifying more than once. If you’re through, you’re through.
The final games will take place shortly after all qualifiers are complete.
Scoring Victory royale = Auto-qualification
Top 10 +2
Top 3 +2
3 Eliminations +1
5 Eliminations +1
7 Eliminations +1
Players with the highest scores over 3 matches will also qualify
ggCircuit Spring Regionals, Featuring Fortnite
These rules (“Official Rules”) set forth the rules and regulations of the ggCircuit Spring Regionals, Featuring Fortnite (the “Tournament”) administrated by ggCircuit, LLC. (“Administrator”).
Please read these Official Rules carefully before submitting an entry or participating in the Tournament. These Official Rules contain important information about eligibility to enter the Tournament, the rules of the Tournament and other important information.
By entering the Tournament, you accept these Official Rules and agree to be bound by their terms. If you do not agree with these Official Rules, please do not register for the Tournament. Administrator's decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Tournament.
The Tournament is open only to legal residents of Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Spain Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of January 10, 2019 (each a “Player”).
Players may be required to show proof of age and residence. If you are considered a child in your country of residence (under 16 in most of the EU for example), you must complete and return a Parental Consent Form signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Tournament. For Players under the legal age of majority but who are not considered children in their country/state of residence, you are required to obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Tournament and the parent or legal guardian may be required to verify the granting of consent and/or sign a release at the discretion of Administrator. IF YOU DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT. All Players must have a valid e-mail address and it is Player’s responsibility to update Administrator of any change in their e-mail address. Participation in the Tournament is subject to compliance with the requirements specified below. Employees of Administrator, Participating LAN Centers, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Tournament and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings, and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three months out of the year) are not eligible.
Each Player must have a valid Fortnite account which is subject to the Fortnite End User License Agreement.
Void where restricted or prohibited by law.
2. Tournament Period
The Tournament will run February 23, 2019 – March 23, 2019 according to the schedule for each “Region” below (the “Tournament Period”).
North America East: February 23, 2019 starting at approximately 6pm UTC
Europe: March 2, 2019 starting at approximately 11am UTC
Oceanic: March 9, 2019 starting at approximately 3am UTC
North America West: March 16, 2019 starting at approximately 8pm UTC
Asia: March 23, 2019 starting at approximately 7am UTC
3. How to Enter the Tournament
Each Player must visit a participating ggCircuit LAN center (each a “Participating LAN Center”) to enter and compete in the Tournament. A list of Participating LAN Centers can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/174aywee4P3L9UAXnGX2eR97cmqVyDTBm_FSvDS221sU/edit?usp=sharing Participation will be first come, first served. Players must obtain from a Participating LAN Center a “Tournament Pass.” Each Tournament Pass will include entry into 3 Qualifiers. If a Player advances to a Final, they will receive additional game time to compete in the Final.
Players must also complete the Tournament registration form. All Players will be required to have or create a free ggCircuit account (name, birthdate, email address and country will be required) and agree to these Official Rules.
There is a limit of 1500 Players. Players may not enter multiple Regions with the sole exception that Players competing in North America East and North America West may enter and compete in both Regions.
Each Player may be required to pay the Participating LAN Center a fee for the Tournament Pass (game time). Any costs associated with computer usage, travel or other costs related to participation are the responsibility of the Player.
4. Tournament Play
All Events will be run using the same format in each Region. There will be a maximum of 1500 Players per Region.
Each Region will consist of Qualifiers run back to back until all Players have competed in 3 Qualifiers. The top 95 Players in each Region will compete in 4 Championships (the same 95 Players will compete in all 4 Championships). Following are the ways to win a spot for the Championships.
Top 10 Finisher 2 points
Top 3 Finisher 2 points
3 Eliminations 1 point
5 Eliminations 1 point
7 Eliminations 1 point
Max score per match = 7
Max score per Player for 3 matches = 21
5. Tournament Administration & Conduct
∙ Players must be ready to compete at least 10 minutes prior to any match.
∙ Officials will be designated to preside over the Tournament and are responsible for enforcing the Official Rules. Officials will be available to contact via live chat through the ggCircuit Discord server (https://discord.gg/KTrC7df).
∙ Sportsmanship: All Players will be required to uphold and observe a universal level of sportsmanship. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, racism, use of profanity, rude acts, vulgar acts, acts of belligerence, and disrespect of an Official.
∙ It is illegal to intentionally utilize any game exploits for the purpose of generating a competitive advantage.
∙ Players agree they will not team up with other Players to gain a competitive advantage or otherwise impact the outcome of game play during the Tournament.
All Players that participate in at least one Qualifier will receive a Fortnite “Spray Code” (approximate value $1). Every Victory Royale winner in the Finals will receive a trophy (approximate retail value of $20). All prizes are in USD.
The prizes are provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind. All details and other restrictions of prizes not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. No prize substitution, except as allowed by Administrator who reserves the right to offer a prize of equal value. The total prize value of all prizes for the Tournament is $7,900 USD (or less based on the number of participating Players).
PRIZES ARE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL INCOME TAX AND IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH WINNING FINALIST TO (I) CHECK WITH HIS OR HER LOCAL TAX ADVISOR TO DETERMINE WHICH TAXES APPLY TO HIM OR HER AND (II) PAY SUCH TAXES TO THE APPROPRIATE TAX AUTHORITY. If applicable, prize income and tax withholding will be reported on forms 1099-MISC for US residents and 1042-S for non-US residents.
7. Notification and Responsibilities of Winners
The winning Players (those that are eligible for a prize) may be required to respond (as directed) to the winner notification within seventy-two (72) hours. The failure to timely respond to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prizes; and, in such case, Administrator may choose the next highest scoring winner. If required by law, the winner will be required to execute all applicable tax releases. The Release and tax release must be provided to Administrator within 5 (five) days of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner or the prize may be forfeited, if any requested document is not returned by the deadline, or if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable. The prize will be delivered within 45 days of winner being verified. Epic will not deliver a prize to any person other than the winner.
8. Use of Information
9. General Release
To the extent permitted by applicable law, Administrator, Participating Centers, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Tournament Entities”), and all of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees will not be responsible for any of the following insofar as they are beyond their reasonable control: (a) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or any other computer and communications related malfunctions or failures; (b) any Tournament disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Administrator with the exception of personal injury or death caused by negligence; or (c) any technical or human error such as typographical, printing, or administrative errors in any materials associated with the Tournament. Unless prohibited by applicable law, Players acknowledge that the prizes will be awarded “as is” and that neither Administrator nor Epic makes any warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, concerning a prize or regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize.
By entering the Tournament, Players agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold each of the Tournament Entities, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the Tournament or participation in any Tournament-related activity (including, without limitation, travel to/from such activity), or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Tournament, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.
10. General Terms
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