Article V : Rosters and Transactions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Table of Contents Section 1 : Roster Breakdown ----------- : 1.1 Restrictions ----------- : 1.2 Position Restrictions ----------- : 1.3 Staff as a Player Restriction Section 2 : Retirement ----------- : 2.1 Unretirement Section 3 : Seasonal Bans ----------- : 3.1 Seasonal Ban Requirements ----------- : 3.2 Seasonal Ban Punishments ----------- : 3.3 Seasonal Ban Appeal Section 4 : Player Status Definitions ----------- : 4.1 Veteran (V) ----------- : 4.2 Random Veterans (RV) ----------- : 4.3 : Prospects (P) —---------- : 4.4: Reserve/Training Camp Players Section 5:: Organizational Transactions ----------- : 5.1 Budget ----------- : 5.2 Exceeding the Budget ----------- : 5.3 What Counts Against the Budget ----------- : 5.4 What Adds to the Transfer Budget ----------- : 5.5: Budget Sharing Program Section 6 : Free Agent Bidding Section 7 : Late Signups ----------- : 7.1 : Distribution of Late Signups ----------- : 7.2 : Distribution of Remaining Players Section 8 : Player Contracts ----------- : 8.1 : Contract Distribution ----------- : 8.2 : Contract Restrictions ----------- : 8.3 : 16 Man Roster Contracts ----------- : 8.4 : Contract Extensions (Resigns) ----------- : 8.5 : Contract Extension Restrictions Section 9 : Transactions ----------- : 9.1 Release Claim (Waivers) ---------------------- : 9.1.1 Time Frame ---------------------- : 9.1.2 Exemptions ---------------------- : 9.1.3 Procedure ---------------------- : 9.1.4 Restrictions ----------- : 9.2 : The Manley Rule (Waiving a manager) ----------- : 9.3 : Transfer Request Waiver Cash Compensation ----------- : 9.4 : ECU (Emergency Call Up) - Training Camp Players ----------- : 9.5 IR (Injured Reserve) ----------- : 9.6 Permanent Call Up Section 10 : Transfers ----------- : 10.1 Deadlines ----------- : 10.2 Transfer Submissions ----------- : 10.3 Transfer Compensation ----------- : 10.4 Roster Space and Transactions ----------- : 10.5 Transfer Deadline ----------- : 10.6 : Transfer Restriction Section 11 : Money Allocation ------------ : 11.1 Season End Rewards ------------ : 11.1.1 Standings ------------ : 11.1.2 Cups ------------ : 11.2 Attendance Rewards ------------ : 11.3 Reimbursement ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 1 : Roster Breakdown 1.1 : Restrictions Each team is to have 16 players on their roster (managers included). If a team acquires a Player(s) which results in a number below or exceeding the 16 roster player requirement, appropriate roster moves must be made prior to the next scheduled game. Failure to have a legal roster will result in: 1st Offense - Forfeit 2nd Offense - Forfeit and Owner suspension 3rd Offense - Forfeit, Owner suspension, $5,000,000 fine, and a meeting with staff 1.2 : Position Restrictions There are no position restrictions 1.3 : Staff as a Player Restriction To avoid situations where there are not enough eligible voters on an issue, the following restrictions apply to the numbers of LGFA staff within your team. You may only acquire: Two LGFA Staff members per team. Staff positions include LGFA Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Head BOG, and BOGs. Two Players Association Staff members per team. The Players Association Staff includes the PA President, PA Vice President, and PA Representatives. You can have at a maximum two League Staff members and two Players Association Staff members per team. If a team has the maximum allotted Staff, the team is not permitted to acquire another, by any means, until they have reduced the number of Staff to below the provided limit. DISCLAIMER If a team has two staff members on their team, and a player on their roster is appointed staff mid season, that team does NOT have to make roster changes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 2 : Retirement If a Player chooses to retire, they may do so only in the off season. A Veteran player who chooses to retire will retain their Veteran Status. If they return to the League in the future, they will do so as a Veteran, provided they are either under contract, or have signed up in time for bidding. Retiring does not negate a Player's contract. They will remain the property of their last team until they complete their contract or are released by that Team. 2.1: Unretirement Players under contract can only unretire in the off season. However, they will return to the team that they were under contract, if it applies. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 3 : Seasonal Bans 3.1 : Seasonal Ban Requirements Players can miss scheduled games as long as they notify their management in a timely manner to allow them to be replaced. Owners/Management may only Ban a Player for inactivity. Inactivity is defined as either: 1. A Player not showing up to scheduled games without contacting management for a period of 3 games in 1 league week or 5 games total in a season. 2. A message on Xbox Live, PSN message, Discord, leaguegaming.com, or any form of communication from the Player stating their intention to not play anymore or quitting the team/league. Commissioner Staff/Site Staff : Have the ability to process bans for Inactivity. This can be done at their discretion with sufficient evidence. Managers and Owners are to issue strikes with the strike system located in the front office tool Three Warnings in 1 league week will result in: 1) First warning is sent to a player who misses one game 2) Second warning is sent to a player who misses a second game 3) Third warning is for removal and also notify league staff that the manager has requested this player to be removed from their roster Five total Warnings in 1 season will result in: 4) Fourth warning is sent to a player who misses four games total in a season 5) Fifth warning is for removal and also notify league staff that the manager has requested this player to be removed from their roster Managers/Owners are also to issue a "League Removal Warning" at the same time they issue a third strike. League Removal Warnings are also located in the Front office tool. 3.2 : Seasonal Ban Punishment Bans are a one season punishment. The punishment is from the time of the ban, until the beginning of the next season. A ban that comes within the last two weeks of the season will result in a one season punishment, beginning at the start of the next season. 3.3 : Seasonal Ban Appeal A Player has one week from the time they are removed from the league to appeal their removal. To make an appeal, the Commissioner, and the LGFAPA are to be notified via PM. A successful appeal will result in 1 of the following chosen by staff: 1. The Player returns to his previous team 2. A Player wishes to continue to play, and will be placed on waivers until they are claimed by another Team or until the end of the season. 3. The Player being placed on the Retired list. 4. Staff will decide if an alternative route is needed to get the player back into the league. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 4 : Player Status Definitions 4.1 : Veteran (V) A Veteran is any player that went through bidding (won/randomly assigned after bidding) who has 15 or more games played in the LGFA. Veterans have no limit on the amount of games they can play in a season if they are on a team's 16 man roster. 4.2 : Random Veterans (RV) A Random Veteran is any player with 15 games or more that sign up after Bidding. Random Veterans will be limited to two games per week and are NOT call up eligible. If a Random Veteran is moved from TC roster to the main roster, please consult Article VII : The Rule Book Section 4.6 : Ineligible Player 4.3 : Prospects (P) A Prospect is any player that has played less than 15 games in the LGFA. 4.4: Reserve/Training Camp Players TC's can play a maximum of 4 games per week, limited to 2 league games and 2 cup games. Subject to players that DO NOT fit the Random Veteran category. Please check Article V: Roster and Transactions, section 4.2 *If a player starts as a Prospect for the season, they will remain in that status until next season. These statuses are only updated before the season begins.* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 5 : Organizational Transactions 5.1 : Transfer Budget All brand new teams start with the same amount of transfer budget which is then deducted throughout bidding, fines, and transfers and added to through rewards and transfers. The starting budget for new or reset teams will be $45,000,000. If an owner is removed mid-season the current transfer budget that was accumulated will stay within the team. At the end of the season, the new owner will have a couple options on how to proceed: 1. Keep the current roster and budget. 2. Reset the team roster and budget to $45,000,000. 3. Decide to not take over ownership and forfeit the ownership spot for another player from the team to take over. In the event that nobody from the team wants to take over, the team will be dissolved. 5.2 : Exceeding the Budget No team will be permitted to go into negative transfer funds during game times. If a team goes into negative transfer funds while the trade window is open, they have one week from the fine to gather the cash for the fine. Failure to get the funds for a fine will result in escalation to the next infraction (3rd offense : Two game suspension to the owner from Article VII : The Rule Book, Section 6.5 : Management Infraction System). If a team goes into negative transfer funds while the transfer window is closed, they will be escalated to the next non fine related punishment on the punishment list in Article VII : The rule Book Section 6.5 : Management Infraction System. 5.3: What Counts Against the Budget - Any money used up in bidding is subtracted from the transfer budget. - When giving money during a transfer - Fines 5.4: What Adds to the Transfer Budget - Any money received from another team during a transfer - League, Cup, and standing payouts - No Forfeit payout - Retirement reimbursement - Reimbursement for a player who takes ownership of another team while already on contract 5.5: Budget Sharing Program The Budget Sharing Program is a program that is designed to give extra incentive to Owners and teams to continue their team to the next season. The teams that qualify for the Budget Sharing Program will be teams 3 through last who decide to return the next season. The Season ending budget from the prior season of teams that fold or reset as well as any fines collected from that season will be put into a pool of money. This money will be the pool for the Budget Sharing Program. Teams 3 through last will have this pool of money split evenly. Money will be rounded down to the nearest 250k. Example: Sharing pool: $36,500,000 Returning teams 3 through last: 6 Returning teams pool: $6,000,000 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 6: Free Agent Bidding It is management's responsibility to ensure their roster is 100% accurate prior to bidding. If there is an error in your team's situation, please inform the LGFA Staff immediately for possible correction. It is an Owner responsibility to ensure all bids placed are accurate before confirming them. If an owner wishes to have their management place bids, a PM must be sent on leaguegaming.com via a PM to the league's staff. Teams will enter bidding with a number of slots and available budget to spend based on the maximum allowed, minus the totals of their current roster. Teams are not allowed to bid on players that would potentially put them over the roster limit for any position. First Team: - The minimum bid for a player on a main roster is $500,000. - The minimum bid increment for a player is $250,000. - Once a bid on a player has stood for 8 hours with no change, the player’s bid will expire, and they will be won by that team. - All teams must fill their rosters prior to the end of bidding. Please refer to Section 1.1 for roster restrictions. *Disclaimer: Winning bids are final. There are no cash returns upon inactivity or a ban. Please ensure you the owner/manager have been in contact with the free agent player you have won prior to bidding ensuring availability, position, play style, etc. are up to your liking before winning them in bidding. All contact with the player(s) must abide by Section 5.8 and 6.5 of Article VII : The Rule Book. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 7 : Late Signups 7.1 : Late Signups All individuals that sign up passed the start time for bidding are considered late sign ups. Refer to Article V : Rosters and Transactions, Section 4 : Player Status Definitions for clarity on your playing eligibility if you sign up late. 7.2 : Distribution of Remaining Players Remaining players will be randomly assigned to teams once all contracts are completed. Players who sign up over the course of the season once the season has started will be randomly assigned to teams every Friday night. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 8 : Player Contracts Player Contracts are mandated by the league. When a player is won through bidding, the league requires a certain number of contract years to be assigned. The number of contract years assigned to each player is at the discretion of management. A player can refuse or accept a 2 or 3 season contract offer sent via the LGFA contract system. 8.1 : Contract Distribution In order to determine how many contracts a team gets, the LGFA will be using the following formula: Players won in bidding x 2 / 1.4 + Resigns Not Used (applies only to returning teams) Example - Brand New Team / Reset Team If a team wins 13 players in bidding. It would look like this: 13 x 2 = 26 26 / 1.4 = 18.57142.... 18.5 rounded up is 19 contract seasons. Example - Returning Team If a team wins 10 players in bidding, it would look like this: 10 x 2 = 20 20 / 1.4 = 14.2857 14.2857 rounded would be 14 contract seasons If a returning team used 1 or No resigns out of 2, they would add that number at the end. So if they didn't resign anyone (using the Returning team example above), it would be 14 + 2 = 16 total contract years. This would allow the team to assign 16 years to their players won through bidding. This would include one season deals, and teams can offer up to (does not need to use all of them) 8 extra contract years. 8.2 : Contract Restrictions The minimum contract term for a player is 1 season. The maximum contract term for a player is 3 seasons. 8.3 : 16 Man Roster Contracts Players on the 16 man roster will have a required number of contract seasons assigned based on a scale dependent on the number of roster spots filled through bidding. This must be done by the beginning of the season. 8.4 : Contract Extensions (Resigns) A contract extension is an additional season that will be added onto an expiring player's contract. You may only offer this extension, if you are a returning team and only in the off-season. The player may choose to decline this resign offer as well. Management may offer up to 2 extensions (resigns) at the end of the season. 1 additional season a player. They must contact the player they wish to extend, and receive an acceptance notification to an offer sent via the LGFA contract system. When a player accepts a contract extension, the team that sent the offer is charged half of that player's total contract last season. However, their total contract becomes last season's salary plus half. The team is ONLY charged the difference of the new contract and the old contract. For Example, wsheikh90 @ $1,000,000 accepts a contract extension from X team. X team is charged 1.5x the current contract. The new contract would be $1,500,000. X team will only be charged $500,000 from their cash for this resign. Note that Veteran Players with expiring contracts can be transferred, requiring the new team to use an extension/resign on them. These transfers are not guaranteed (aka the team transferring for the expiring player takes on the risk. This player is NOT required to resign with their new team). Any players on your team won in bidding that have an expiring contract prior to the next season may be offered an extension in the off season. Randomly assigned players cannot be resigned. A Player has the right to refuse an extension. Management must receive an acceptance notification to an offer sent via the contract system for a contract extension. 8.5 Contract Extension Restrictions A player may only be resigned up to a total of 3 times in the span of their contract. This will be reset every time they are won through bidding. Example: wsheikh90 gets signed for 2 seasons at the end of that 2 seasons he can only be re-signed 3 times (an additional 3 seasons if he accepts all 3) Resign offers can only be sent once at a time and once a season. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 9: Transactions 9.1 : Release Claim (Waivers) The transfer claim is where Management may place a claim on a released player being sent to the Training Camp by sending a private message to the BOGs of their blind bid claim (Must be done on leaguegaming.com) The player on waivers can be claimed for half of their original transfer price, rounded to the nearest $250,000. If a NO CONTRACT or $0 player has been moved to roster, but then waived at a later date, the minimum to claim the player will be $500,000. 9.1.1 : Time Frame Players can be released at any time during the week to the Training Camp which will put them on a 24hr Blind bid session. 9.1.2 : Exemptions ECU players or players placed on IR are exempt from transfer claims. 9.1.3 : Procedure When a team sends a Player down, that Player will be placed on the transfer claim for 24 hours for any other team to claim before the movement will be completed. If a team wishes to make a claim, they must have or make room on their roster. The Player can either fill an empty roster spot, or the team claiming the Player must post a corresponding send-down immediately after the claim’s 24 hour period being over to make room for the Player. In order to make a claim, the management of that team must send a pm to the Board of Governors with their one time bid. The team with the highest bid will win that player at the end of the 24hrs after being released. If more than one team has the same highest bid, the team with the first bid wins. If no teams place a bid, that player keeps their current salary and goes to the Training Camp of the team that released them. The winning claim will be awarded to the team with the highest bid on that player. If tied, it will go to the team that placed the claim sooner. If a Player goes unclaimed, the original send down will be processed, and that player will be available for the Training Camp. **Note** If a team waives a player and loses that player to a claim, they're not allowed to acquire that player for the remainder of the season. 9.1.4 : Restrictions Transfer Claims apply to Main Roster Players being sent down to the Training Camp. A team may only place a claim on a Player with the intent of placing that player on their active main roster. Teams may retract a claim once it has been placed, as long as it is done before the 24 hour waiver period has ended. A player on waivers is not allowed to play for a team until their 24hrs have cleared. Playing a player who is currently in the waiver process will constitute as playing an ineligible player. Please reference Article VII : The rule Book, Section 5.3 Ineligible Player. 9.2 : The Manley Rule (Waiving a Manager) Owners are unable to waive their GMs or AGMs. 9.3 : Transfer Request Waiver Cash Compensation In the instance that a multi-season contract player formally requests a transfer from their current team, the team's management is obligated to list the player on the trade block and actively shop the player for 2 weeks trying to find a trade for them. If there are no trades or wildly ridiculous low ball offers (needs to be verified by staff), the team will need to waive the player at the end of the 2 weeks. IF the player gets picked up on waivers, the team losing the player will be eligible to receive up to 100% worth of the players contract. The same bidding process laid out in Article V: Rosters and Transactions, Section 9.1.3: Procedure applies for all waiver claims. Example 1: Wsheikh90 is on a 2 season $3m contract. The minimum bid is $1.5m. X team claims Wsheikh90 for $1.75m. X team gets Wsheikh90, and the team losing the player will receive $1.75m in return. Example 2: Wsheikh90 is on a 2 season $3m contract. The minimum bid is $1.5m. X team claims Wsheikh90 for $4m. X team gets Wsheikh90, and the team losing the player will receive the funds as long as it does not exceed 100% of the contract. In this example, the team losing the player will receive $3m because the waiver claim was more than 100% of the contract value. 9.4 : ECU (Emergency Call Up) - Training Camp Players Training Camp Players may be used as a substitute for a missing player for up to 4 games per week. 2 league games and 2 cup games. Subject to players that DO NOT fit the Random Veteran category. Please check Article V : Rosters and Transactions, Section 4.2 Random Veterans (RV). 9.5 : IR (Injured Reserve) The IR is only used for Roster Players who are unable to play for 6 consecutive games. Players can only be used as an IR call-up. Players on IR will remain on the roster. When a Player is placed on IR, teams temporarily call up a replacement Player to their roster to fill that space. This player must be an eligibility roster call up. Please reference Article V : Rosters and Transactions, Section 4 for player statuses and eligibility A Player may be placed on IR for up to two weeks per season. A Player placed on IR may not participate in games until they have been recalled from the IR. 9.6 : Permanent Call Up A Player will be called up to fill an empty roster spot or to replace a player that is being sent down. Once a player is called up in this manner, they become a roster player. Players being brought to the roster must be an eligible permanent call up. Please consult Article V : Rosters and Transactions Section 4 for player statuses and eligibility. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 10 : Transfers 10.1 : Deadlines BoG’s will start processing transfers after the last game of the game week, once all the stats are entered. Management submitting transfers can be sent in any day, or any time. The deadline for weekly transfers to be processed by staff will be Sunday at 7pm eastern. 10.2 : Transfer Submissions A Transfer can be a combination of both players and transfer money. At a maximum transfers must meet a 3 to 1 ratio of players. Once a transfer is submitted and confirmed by all parties (Owners and GM's), it is final! Staff will process these trades. Staff will not be responding to DMs via any form of communication going back on a trade submitted and confirmed by all parties. Transfers resulting in a team going under budget, or having extra/less players must be resolved by additional transfers/call-ups/send-downs by Sunday at game-time. Please keep in mind that the deadline for weekly transfers is Sunday at 7:00 pm EST, so if a transfer is needed to make a team salary or roster complaint and isn't submitted and approved by then, said team would be in violation and need to call-up/send-down someone and address the issue internally. Players can be transferred several times a week as long as the player’s original transfers are processed. Transfers involving Retired/Blacklisted Players will be denied and could result in suspension or removal if deemed done in bad faith. 10.3 : Transfer Compensation All compensation requests have been moved to a system whereby BOTH teams are required to have an agreement to be willing to compensate one another PRIOR to the trade being submitted into the official trade system in order for compensation to be required. All trades submitted in the official trade system that ARE NOT accompanied by a trade note that states "compensation has been agreed on by both sides" will not require compensation! The Board of Governors will determine what compensation is required if both sides have officially agreed to compensate one another but cannot agree on what asset will be sent. ● Once compensation is requested via the Action Centre, the two teams involved in the compensation will receive a message to work it out among each other until Saturday 11:59 PM EST (of the current week, or of the next week if compensation is requested on a Saturday). ● Once a compensation request is made in the Action Centre, the League Board of Governors will inform both teams involved there is a request for compensation which will require the pieces from the original trade to be frozen if they are NOT yet traded. ● If teams do not agree to a compensation trade, the trade that had the player move to his new team will be reversed. With all the players moved back to their old team. Deadlines: ● Saturday 11:59 PM EST: Time limit where the Board of Governors will let teams figure out compensation between the two teams. League Trade Reversal If at any point within the last two weeks of an Owner/Manager stepping down or being banned from the League, staff reserves the right to review any transaction made prior to that member's departure. If a determination is made that some transactions were made in bad faith, those transactions will be reversed. In the interest of the competitiveness of the league, any trade deemed to be "fire sale", "one sided, without justification" can be reversed by the Leagues Commissioners. Trade Restrictions Players on release are not eligible to be traded. Players in a pending trade cannot be waived. Once a player is confirmed to be traded, the player is not eligible to have a player removal request filed against them until the trade is processed. Any special agreement or circumstance must be outlined in either a PM or in the "Trade Note Box" It is up to the League's BOG discretion to disregard any "condition" they deem not in the best interest of the League. Waiving compensation must be posted in the trade notes and via a PM that includes league BOGs from the league in which the trade is being made. No other forms of waiving compensation are deemed official. Trades involving Players who have a pending removal complaint will be reversed. Members of Management are not eligible to be traded. Teams are only eligible to make a maximum size trade of three players for one player All trades made for "nothing" can be reviewed and reversed at the BOG's discretion. All compensation transfers must be made through the LG transfer System. 10.4 : Roster Space and Transactions Teams can transfer freely for any position they want, as long as they are compliant with Article Four: 1.1, prior to the weekly games beginning. If the league switches to another league i.e. (Premier league to Serie A) and a team is returning, a team can be transferred across leagues. This is done by the owner saying they wish to continue into the new season and the commissioner's staff transferring the players to the new league kit. Owners can submit transfers for any level of the Franchise. 10.5 : Transfer Deadline The transfer window will vary based on season length. The Commissioner will inform the community of when the Transfer Deadline will be. The Trade Deadline is prior to the 2nd last week of League Games. 10.6 : Transfer Restriction A minimum of 6 games (regular season and/or cup) must be played before a player can submit a Transfer Request. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Section 11 : Money Allocation Money Allocation is when the league sends money to teams for either how they fare during the season or for managers fulfilling their duties during the season. 11.1 : Season End Rewards At the end of each season, every team will earn money back. The amount of money is determined based on how well your team does during the season. The higher in the standings you place, the more money you'll receive towards next season. Exception to money being issued is the Preseason Cup. The winning team will receive their winnings immediately. 11.1.1 : Standings Payouts Below is the payouts going into the following season based on how teams do. This is subject to change if the LGFA has a change in the amount of teams. 1st : $25,000,000 (League Champion) 2nd : $22,500,000 3rd : $20,000,000 4th : $19,000,000 5th : $18,500,000 6th : $17,000,000 7th : $16,500,000 8th : $16,000,000 9th : $15,500,000 10th : $15,000,000 11th : $15,000,000 12th : $15,000,000 13th : $15,000,000 14th : $15,000,000 15th : $15,000.000 16th : $15,000,000 11.1.2 : Cups Cup Champions : $12,500,000 Cup Runner Ups : $7,500,000 Cup 3rd & 4th place: $4,500,000 Cup 5th-8th place: $2,000,000 Preseason Cup : $2,000,000 11.2 : Attendance Rewards Teams will be rewarded cash for no forfeits. The more forfeits that are had, the less cash they will receive. No forfeits : $4,000,000 1 forfeit : $2,000,000 2 forfeit : $0 11.3 Reimbursement The following are reasons for reimbursement of a player loss on a team : - Ownership Promotion; When a player is promoted to owner of the team or when a player goes to another team to take over ownership, that team losing the contract player will be reimbursed. Their contract gets reset to No Contract. Please follow the formula below when determining the amount that gets reimbursed to the lost team. 1st Season of Contract or Resign Value : 100% Refunded 2nd Season of Contract (2S or 3S) : 2S, 50% of Salary. 3S, 66.6% of Salary 3rd Season of Contract (3S) : 33.3% of Salary - Manager Promotion When a player is promoted to manager (GM or AGM) of the team, that team will be reimbursed for the players contract. Their contract gets reset to No Contract. Please follow the formula below when determining the amount that gets reimbursed to the lost team. 1st Season of Contract or Resign Value : 100% Refunded 2nd Season of Contract (2S or 3S) : 2S, 50% of Salary. 3S, 66.6% of Salary 3rd Season of Contract (3S) : 33.3% of Salary - Retirement If a player retires during the off season, the team that lost the player will be reimbursed based on the contract value left. Please follow the formula below to determine how much a team would be reimbursed for. 2nd Season of Contract (2S or 3S) : 2S, 50% of Salary. 3S, 66.6% of Salary 3rd Season of Contract (3S) : 33.3% of Salary In the circumstance that a player is on a 3 season contract, retires after the first season, and comes back their last season of their contract, that team will then be deducted the percentage that would be awarded for losing a player in their 3rd season of contract (33.3% of Salary). *Disclaimer, when calculating the reimbursed amount, staff will round up to the nearest 250k increment.* - Bans or Quitting In the result of a player quitting or receiving a ban. The team that held the player's contract prior to the ban will be reimbursed with half (50%) of the total contract value. The calculated value will be rounded to the nearest 250,000 increments. Teams will be given a minimum of 500,000 for any reimbursement that falls below it. Ex. Wsheikh90 has a contract value of 5,000,000. Wsheikh90 then quits mid-way through a season. Real Madrid will then be reimbursed a total of 2,500,000. *Disclaimer, when calculating the reimbursed amount, staff will round up to the nearest 250k increment. * The Commissioners office may edit and change these rules at any time under the advisement of a Rules Committee consisting of at least 2 owners. These two owners will be appointed by staff and will communicate on behalf of all owners. The Rules Committee is defined as all staff members, Two owners, and the Player's Association President if there is a Player's Association. All rule changes will be voted on by the Rules Committee.