PSN Season 2 Playoff Rules

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    These are the rules to follow in the playoffs. If anyone has any questions or concerns that they would like to ask about feel free to message me.

    --------: Section One : Playoff Scheduling Rules


    ----: 1.1 Rosters
    ----: 1.2 Game Times
    ----: 1.3 Line's Deadlines
    ----: 1.4 Scheduling Restrictions
    ----: 1.5 Illegal Substitution
    ----: 1.6 Forfeits & Game Setup Procedures
    ----: 1.7 Reschedules
    ----: 1.8 Stats

    --------: Section Two : Additional Playoff Violation Rules

    ----: 2.1 Punishment Violations
    ----: 2.2 First Degree Violations
    ----: 2.3 Second Degree Violations
    ----: 2.4 Third Degree Violations



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    Section One : Playoff Scheduling Rules

    1.1 : Rosters


    Teams must have their main roster set each week before the set deadline.

    The deadline to having a team's main roster set for each round is 8 PM EST on the Sunday prior to game one.

    Anyone listed on your roster after 8 pm EST will be required to be scheduled according to the scheduling restrictions posted below.


    1.2 : Game Times(all times are Eastern)

    Monday 8:00 PM(Game 1)

    Monday 8:30 PM (Game 2)

    Tuesday 8:00 PM (Game 3)

    Tuesday 8:30 PM(Game 4)

    Wednesday 8:00 PM(Game 5)*

    Wednesday 8:30 PM(Game 6)*

    Thursday 8:00 PM(Game 7)*

    * If needed

    1.3 : Lines Deadlines

    Away team must confirm their lines one hour and thirty minutes prior to the scheduled game. If away team lines are not posted on time, it will result in a 1st degree violation.

    Home team MUST post their line one hour prior to game time. Failure to do so will result in a 1st degree violation.

    If the away team's lines ARE NOT posted prior to the Home Team's deadline for posting their lines, the home team does not need to post their line up until after the game.

    If the home does NOT have their lines posted 30 minutes PRIOR to the game start(or not at all) , the away team is eligible to change their entire line up.

    *** Recommendation is to have your players post availability rather than the normal game selection used during the season***

    Deadlines for lines to be posted :

    Monday 8:00 PM Game One

    Home Team Lines(due 7:00 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 6:30 PM EST)

    Monday 8:30 PM Game Two

    Home Team Lines(due 7:30 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 7:00 PM EST)

    Tuesday 8:00 PM Game Three

    Home Team Lines(due 7:00 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 6:30 PM EST)

    Tuesday 8:30 PM Game Four

    Home Team Lines(due 7:30 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 7:00 PM EST)

    Wednesday 8:00 PM Game Five

    Home Team Lines(due 7:00 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 6:30 PM EST)

    ** Wednesday 8:30 PM Game Six **

    Home Team Lines(due 7:45 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 7:15 PM EST)

    Thursday 8:00 PM Game Seven

    Home Team Lines(due 7:00 PM EST)
    Away Team Lines(due 6:30 PM EST)


    ** To ensure the higher seed team maintains home ice advantage, the lines due for game six for the away team(higher seed team), has been changed to ensure their game five line up does not need to be posted before their game six line **

    1.4 : Scheduling Restrictions

    Definitions


    Scheduled(confirmed to play a game. Green name on the lines for the game in question)

    Played (physically played the game, and will be listed in the game stats once the game is completed)


    Substitution(the action of replacing one roster player with another. By doing this form of substitution, the player who was ORIGINALY SCHEDULED will need to be RESCHEDULED for a game based on the scheduling limitations; one game in the first four, second game if the series goes six)

    ECU (the action of using a Training Camp player to filling the position of a roster player who was not able to attend a scheduled game. When an ECU is used, the ORIGINAL PLAYER whom was SCHEDULED DOES NOT NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED. THE ECU is used in replacement of the player who was scheduled.)

    ALL Main Roster players, MUST be scheduled for one games in the first four games, and two games if the series goes to game six. Game seven anyone can be used.

    A player who does not show up and is replaced by an ECU, forfeits their eligibility to play a game outside of the limits listed above(one in four, two in six)

    Each team is ONLY allowed to make ONE substitution per game.

    All other substitutions have to be an ECU. The single substitution rule DOES NOT apply to game seven. A player whom is subbed out of a scheduled game and replaced by another roster player MUST BE SCHEDULED again within the limits above(one in four, two in six)

    Teams are only eligible to use a Training camp player once per series as an ECU (for a maximum of four games total during the entire playoffs).

    Understanding the Scheduling Limitations

    If a player is replaced by an ECU, it DOES count as a game scheduled for the roster player who did not show up. Therefore your roster player is ineligible to play an additional game outside of the one in four, two in six rule listed above.

    EX: IXI Ein IXI is scheduled for game 2, he no shows, and is ECU'd. Therefore he is guaranteed to play / be scheduled for one more game if the series goes six games.

    If a player is replaced by a Substitution, the game counts as a game SCHEDULED/PLAYED for the player who is the REPLACEMENT. Therefore the ORIGINAL PLAYER will need to be re-scheduled.

    EX : IXI Ein IXI is scheduled for Game 2, and he no shows. He then is replaced by a roster player; Joe Blow. Therefore game two counts as a game played / scheduled for Joe Blow. IXI Ein IXI will still need to be scheduled for his game before the series hits four games.

    1.5 : Illegal Substitution


    Since the rules state that everyone NEEDS to be scheduled for one game in the first four games and two if it goes six, in the situation where a player(s) first game in the first four is in fact GAME FOUR, he CAN NOT be replaced by a Substitution!! The reasoning being is game four will not count as a game played by the original player, therefore breaking the scheduling restriction rules. The best practice is if a player can not attend a game, use an ECU.

    An ineligible substitution will result in games being overturned due to the fact the game in question was affected by the player whom is ineligible.

    1.6 : Forfeits & Game Night Setup Procedures

    Regular Season disconnection procedures do apply. Each game is given a ten minute buff from the original scheduled game time(8:10,8:40) in order to have the game started.

    An additional ten minutes can be requested at anytime during the ten minute buff for connection issues. If a team requires this additional ten minutes, it needs to be requested to the opposing team's MOC.

    1.7 : Reschedules

    Reschedules are an option but only in two conditions. First being if there is an Playstation online issues then the League will be rescheduling all games that night. In situations where two teams may not be affected by Playstation, and decide to play anyways, the game result will count. Second condition is if both teams agree to reschedule a game due to lag issues, game issues, etc.

    1.8 : Stats

    Stats will need to be in by 18 hours after match completion. We will consider match completion to be 30 minutes after the games scheduled start time.

    Ex. 8:30pm game will need to have stats in by 3:00pm est



    Section Two : Additional Playoff Violation Rules

    2.1 : Punishment Violations


    Complaints will NOT be filed by League staff unless otherwise directed to do so by the commissioner.

    All complaints will be reviewed and ruled on, on a nightly basis during the playoffs.

    Violation punishments that are issued the same as the season and are rated as a "degree" rather than a "strike."

    First and Second degree violations are considered "team punishments". Therefore these punishments will be assigned to a game in which they need to be served, not a player.

    EX : Sharkbait Ooh Ha Ha has late lines for Game two. After reviewing the complaint, Sharkbait Ooh Ha Ha will need to take a penalty, listed below, to start game three.

    Third degree violations issued to specific members involved in the violation.

    2.2 : First Degree Violations

    The team receiving the violation MUST start the game down a man for 1 minutes off the opening face-off.

    The League recommends not selecting a team at the start of the game, since that is the most effective way. Selecting a team and reverting to the back, and inside of your own goal as far away from the goal line as possible is also an option.

    Examples of First Degree Violations
    -Late lines*
    -Late stats*
    -No pictures*
    -No Stats*
    -Late pictures*

    *Each violation listed above will only be deemed acceptable as a first degree violation, once per season. Any addition violations listed above(per series) will result in a second degree violation.*

    2.3 : Second Degree Violations

    The team receiving the violation MUST start the game down a man for 2 minutes off the opening face-off.

    The League recommends not selecting a team at the start of the game, since that is the most effective way. Selecting a team and reverting to the back, and inside of your own goal as far away from the goal line as possible is also an option.

    Examples of Second Degree Violations
    -Playing an ineligible player(this also results in the game in question being overturned.)
    -Late Lines(third time in a series)
    -Late or missing stats((third time in a series)
    -Late or missing photos((third time in a series)

    2.4 : Third Degree Violations

    A player or manager receiving a third degree violation will lose his game eligibility. In most cases it will be the the players next scheduled game.

    In order to serve a game suspension, the team MUST schedule the player receiving the three degree violation, and then ECU that player for it to count as a game served.

    These suspensions carry series to series and season to season.

    Examples of third degree violations
    -playing an ineligible player(twice or more in a series, this also results in the games in question being overturned.)
    -Late Lines(more than three time in a series)
    -Late or missing stats((more than three time in a series)
    -Late or missing photos((more than three time in a series)
    -failure to serve a first or second degree violation punishment

    ** The League reserves the right to issue more of a suspension in situations not outlined in the violations. The punishments will be reflective on past practices of this season. This is in reference to but not limited to, second tag issues. **

    Any in game violations will be the same punishment as the season(1 game)
     
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