- 1 General
- 1.1 Rule Changes
- 1.2 Code of Conduct
- 1.3 Additional Agreements
- 1.5 Communication
- 1.6 Conditions of Participation in the PCL
- 1.7 Prize Money
- 1.8 Player changes and team lineups
- 1.9 Consequences for leaving the PCL
- 1.10 Betting or gambling
- 1.11 Match Start
- 1.12 Server Issues
- 1.13 Server Region
- 1.14 Match Procedures
- 1.15 Bugs and Glitches
- 1.16 Penalties
- 1.17 Publisher’s Rights
- 1.18 Publisher’s Ban
- 2 Format
- 2.2 Draft
- 3 Other Violations
- 3.1 General
- 4 Copyright Notice
The Tournament Leadership reserves the right to amend, remove, or otherwise change the rules, without further notice.
All PCL participants agree to behave in an applicable and civil manner towards other participants, spectators, the press and PCL administrators. Being role models is analogous with being a PCL player or organiser and we should behave accordingly.
The PCL administration is not responsible for any additional agreements made between individual players or teams. The PCL administration profoundly discourages such agreements taking place. Agreements that are contradicting the PCL Manual are under no circumstances allowed.
All broadcasting rights of PCL are owned by PCL. This includes but is not limited to:
shoutcast streams, video streams, demos or TV broadcasts.
PCL has the right to award broadcasting rights for one or multiple matches to a third party or the participants themselves. In such cases the broadcast must have been arranged with the tournament leadership before the start of the broadcast.
Teams do not have a choice as to whether their matches are broadcast by PCL-authorized broadcasts. Furthermore, they cannot choose in what manner the match will be broadcast. The broadcast can only be rejected by the tournament leadership. The teams agree to make sufficient accommodation so that broadcasting of matches can take place.
The main communication method of the PCL is Discord. A link to the Discord can be found here. Participants are expected to check the official Discord regularly so that no important information is missed. Teams are responsible for being familiar with the policies set by PCL and the information contained on the Discord.
The second official communication method of the PCL is email. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check your email regularly for updates so that no important announcements are missed.
The following conditions must be met in order to participate in the PCL
The team has to hold a minimum of 5 members and have a maximum of 8 members (3 substitutes).
The full team must be part of the official PCL Discord server found here. This is to establish easy communications with participating teams come tournament weekend.
You must use the Text Channel dedicated to your matches for ALL communication between teams.
The EPIC Username of each player must match their Display Name on the PCL Discord, including capitalisation and any special characters or spaces.
Teams are urged to have a logo to ensure production is of the highest quality. However, it is not mandatory. In the case of teams not having a logo, a default image will be used. Please send your team logo to one of the admins at least 1 week before the tournament begins in .PNG format with a minimum size of 500x500px. Background of the image must be transparent.
All prize money should ideally be paid out within 7 days after the PCL tournament finals have been completed. If a team or player is missing the proper payment information and makes no effort to fix this, the prize money will not be paid out until this is rectified.
If the prizepool goes over the Stretch Goal, the Third Place will also be given part of the Prize Money.
As long as the prize money for the PCL has not been paid out, the PCL reserves the right to cancel any pending payment if any evidence of fraud or foul play have been discovered.
The prize money will be sent through Matcherino. Failure to provide sufficient information for the payments to be complete will result in payment being delayed. If a participant has not collected their winnings within one year of the initial payment date, the prizes are forfeited.
Teams can have a maximum of 8 players. Teams can change their players until the official closing time of registration. After that deadline, it is not possible to add new players under no exceptions. The PCL advises teams to have a sufficient number of substitutes available. If a team for any reason does not have the sufficient number of players to participate in a match, the team will receive a default loss.
Teams can change their lineup until the official starting time of each series (i.e. not in Game 2 of a Bo3). After that deadline it’s not possible to change the lineup with the exception of an emergency. If the draft is already done and an emergency replacement happens, the opposite team can decide whether or not the draft will be restarted after the lineup change.
Players cannot be part of more than one roster in the PCL.
In case of a player or lineup change, send a Direct Message to one of the Server Admins on the PCL Discord. They will assist with changing the roster on the PCL Website and other locations. Furthermore, make sure to inform your opponents before the start of the series (i.e. before the draft has started).
If a team leaves or gets disqualified from the PCL during a tournament, the team forfeits all prize money for the event.
No players, managers, staff or administrators may be involved in betting or gambling, associate with betters or gamblers, or provide anyone any information that may assist betting or gambling, either directly or indirectly, for any of the PCL matches or the tournament in general.