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GCDL Rules and Regulations
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:49:05 am »

General information

Gamer.LK Clans DOTA 2 League (GCDL) a Gamer.LK Tournament, will be held online with the support of Valve Software (the creators of the Steam platform).

All GCDL matches will be played on SEA DOTA 2 Servers. All players who have registered for GCDL are expected to have Steam and DOTA 2 installed and ready for play by 20th October 2014.

GCDL will be played in a double elimination format with two brackets, namely the "Winners bracket" and the "Losers bracket". Read on to find out more details.

Download and Install Steam from this link

Ranked Tournament

GCDL is a Gamer.LK Ranked Tournament. Taking part in such ranked tournaments would increase a teamís rank, however failure to show up after registration might lead to penalties in rank.

Scheduling Games:

Matches will be played on all days of the week.

Weekday timing: 8PM Ė 11PM
Weekend timing: 10AM - 9PM

The game schedule and draw will be posted on http://gamer.lk/gcdl. GCDL admins will make every effort to inform the teams of scheduled match dates and times Ė but please note it is the responsibility of the teams to check their game time and date. Not attending a match due to not being informed of the schedule is NOT an excuse.

Both teams scheduled to play at a certain time should be present online on Steam at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. If by 20 minutes past the scheduled match start time a team doesnít have enough players to play, the match will be deemed a walkover to the team that is present with it's full roster. A team CAN START a game shorthanded. You can only be shorthanded by one player. For example, a team can start a game with 4 players. If you are missing more than one player, you cannot start a game.

In a best of 3 or 5 games match, a maximum delay of 10 minutes inbetween matches will be allowed.

Re-scheduling Games

If a team is unable to attend a scheduled match, they should inform the GCDL admins at least 3 days prior to the scheduled date. At this point, the GCDL admins will contact the opposing team, and if they agree, a match re-schedule will be organized. However, if the opposing team does not agree, the team unable to attend will forfeit the match. Requesting a re-schedule less than 3 days prior to the scheduled date is NOT allowed.

Teams and Players:

Team Size:
A Team has to consist of at least five participants. Substitute players should also be registered. Each player can be registered and can subsequently play for only one team during the tournament. *

Team Roster Changes:
Teams are allowed to change their rosters a maximum of TWO times BEFORE the start of the tournament. However, no roster changes can be done after a team has played their first match.

The substitute player must be registered with the team prior to the tournament starting. Use of a substitute player must be informed to the GCDL admins well before the start of the scheduled match (preferably 48 hours ahead). The use of non-registered, suspended, or otherwise ineligible players in a GCDL match is not allowed under any circumstances. Doing so will result in a suspension or extended suspension of the individual in question, suspension of relevant team management, and may result in match overturn.

No stand-in players besides the substitute player will be allowed to play for any team during GCDL.

Sri Lankans Living Abroad:
Sri Lankans living overseas are allowed to participate but it is the responsibility of the team captains to inform the GCDL admins before the start of the tournament, if they have any such player within their team. One team may only consist maximum of two (2) Sri Lankans who live abroad. Matches will be played according to the Sri Lanka Standard time (GMT+5:30) and matches will not be rescheduled because of Sri Lankans who live abroad.

Compulsory TeamSpeak Use:

It is compulsory that all teams use the Gamer.LK Public TeamSpeak 3 Server accessible at ts.gamer.lk. Specific channels for GCDL will be available. Players connecting should have their nicknames matching their Steam usernames (profile names). Please note that this will be compulsory for ALL teams. Teamspeak is available for download here.


Facebook Group:
Each team and player is expected to be a member of the Sri Lanka DOTA 2 Community. All information, match times, schedules, etc will be posted here. Future events and information will also be ONLY posted here.

Facebook Event Page:
In addition, team members are encouraged to follow the GCDL Season 8 Facebook Event Page for updates as well.

Match Pages:
GCDL match details will be posted on Gamer.LK with full team rosters, etc. In addition, match results, pick/ban details and other info will be available on the match page on Gamer.LK and/or on the Facebook Group/Event Page.

General Game Rules:

- Competition Method: 5 vs. 5 (Team Play, 5 players)
- Match Format: Best of 1, Semiís would be best of 3 and Finals best of 5
- Match Winner: The team who destroys the opponent's throne/world tree first, or if the opponent surrender.

General Rules:
GCDL is open to Sri Lankan citizens only. Any team found using a restricted player may be disqualified from GCDL or future GLK events permanently.

Game Settings:
The following settings will be used throughout the hosting of Match lobbies for GCDL. If a Setting is not listed below, it should not be changed from its default state.
- Enable Cheats: No
- Fill Empty Slots With Bots: No
- Version: Tournament
- Series Type: Best of 1, Semiís would be best of 3 and Finals best of 5
- Game Mode: Captain's Mode
- Starting Team: Refer to rules under Hosting/Draft/Pausing/Penalties

Use of Public Chat:
GCDL will be streamed live via DOTA TV and Twitch. As such, public chat can only be used by the team captains and/or GCDL admins regarding game pauses, disconnections, etc. Team members are allowed to greet each other at the end of the match on public chat (i.e: GGWP, etc) but should avoid using it during a match. No foul language is allowed on public chat and doing so can get the team disqualified from the match after the 1st warning.

Game Play Rules:

Abuses & Exploitation:
Exploiting game or map bugs/glitches/flaws ("exploits") for the purposes of gaining an unfair advantage is prohibited. Exploits that are not specifically named here are still prohibited but will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Use of Third Party Softwares:
The use of any third-party addons, hooks, programs or wrappers that interact with or alter the DOTA 2 client, its appearance or behaviour for the purposes of gaining an unfair advantage is prohibited. Players and teams caught using such addons will, at the discretion of the GCDL admins, be penalized accordingly.
Exceptions: Third party voice communication software such as (but not limited to) Teamspeak are allowed.

Impersonating an eligible player by attempting to alias as them, using their Steam account or by any other method is prohibited and will result in the aliasing player and the player they are aliasing as being removed from the tournament.

Hosting & Settings:

Lobby Hosting:
All lobbies should be hosted ONLY by a GCDL admin, a list of whom can be found below. Under no circumstance should players join a lobby created by anyone else.

Sides & Drafting Order:
The side and drafting order of each game depends on the mode of the match. The "first team" means the team mentioned first on the match page posted on Gamer.LK. The sides and drafting order of games within a type of match not mentioned in the following (e.g. best of five) are decided by a admin.
- Best of ONE game: The first team chooses the side, the second team the drafting order.
-Best of TWO games: The first team is radiant in Game 1, drafting order is random. Game 2 is reverse.
-Best of THREE games: The first team is radiant in Game 1, drafting order is random. Game 2 is reverse. In Game 3, the first team chooses the side, the second team the drafting order.

Team managers are allowed in the lobby, but must leave before the match begins. Random players are not permitted in the private lobby for any reason. GCDL admins and broadcasters have the right to spectate any game.

Match Rules:

Picks & Bans:
The hero pool always consists of all in Captains Mode available heroes and might therefore change several times during the competition. The game must not be paused during the draft, unless a drafter disconnects.

Each team has the right to pause the game for an acceptable duration, if a player announces it at least three seconds in advance and calls a coherent reason (not necessary, if someone disconnects). The game must not be resumed before both teams agree with it. When the number or the duration of breaks becomes too high or long, GCDL admins reserve the right to force the continuation of the game.

Disconnects & Reconnects:
If a player disconnects, the game is to be paused instantly. Everyone has up to ten minutes to reconnect to the game (if the same person disconnects more than once, all times get added up). If this time is passed, the opposing team may continue the game, unless an admin demands the opposite. The affected player is in this case still allowed to rejoin later on.

Penalties and Violations:

Violation of the rules or failure to comply with GCDL/GLK admins may lead to the following penalties. Depending on the severity of the offense, levels of penalties may be skipped.
Warning: After a warning is given during a game it will continue until the game is completed. If three warnings are accumulated then the team will be disqualified from GCDL upon receiving the third warning.
Game Loss: Game loss given to a team means that the team loses the current game no matter what is the result of that game. A win would be awarded to opponent instead. In a best of 3/5 games situation this refers to the game that is being played.
Disqualifications: A team disqualified will be ejected from GCDL. They will not be able to proceed in the bracket.
No Show: A team that registers for GCDL and doesn't show up for a match or pulls out of the tournament will be considered "no show". This will affect their ranking as this will reduce their points. In the bracket however, the scheduled match would be considered a walkover.
Ban: In extreme circumstances, a team/player might be banned from playing in any single match (disqualified) in GCDL. Based on the severity of the violation this ban might extend to future Gamer.LK events or affiliated ranked tournaments (such as GameLadders DOTA 2 League, etc).

Based on the violation or failure to comply the following line of communication will be undertaken to inform of any relevant penalty.
-Inform the Player
-Inform the Team Captain
-Inform the Clan Leader (if it applies)
In case the Player or Team Captain wishes to dispute or challenge the decision they are free to contact the Gamer.LK Administration in this regard. Under no circumstance will any penalty be issued without informing the relevant parties concerned.

List of GCDL Season 8 Referees:

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