As a player in this league, it is very important to understand what is expected of you when you sign up to play in the LGHL. Setting clear expectations of what is considered the "basics" ins and outs of the league will allow a better experience for all users here on LeagueGaming. As a player you are aware that the following is required of you: You are required to give a weekly availability in your team's locker room [on the site or via the mobile app] of a minimum of four games! The deadline to submit your availability to ensure you are scheduled based on said availability is Saturday of the coming week of play at 11:59 PM est. You understand that you are signing up for an eight or nine-week season [depending on what tier you play in] followed by a potential four or five-week playoff. You are required to remain active the entire time during the duration of the season which does include the playoffs. If you have a personal or work conflict that prevents you from playing for a short period of time, you are eligible to request a two week IR which allow you to sit out without the consequence of being removed from the league. You understand that the LeagueGaming Code of Conduct applies to every league related interaction you have with one another regardless of where the interaction took place. You have read and understood the ban policy listed below and are aware that you can file an official appeal in the Action Center for any infraction you have been issued. [linked HERE <<] You understand that the LGHL is a simulation league that is designed to simulation the journey from the CHL, to the NHL and all of the possible stops along the way. Team selections are handled by a bidding system where players are assigned a set value based on scouting or past league experience. Demanding a trade to a specific team, refusing to play for an organization, throwing games on the ice or even playing in a manner that is not your best effort to win, are all examples of extreme violations that will result in the maximum punishment the league can issue a player. ___________________________________________________ In January 2018 we updated our ban buyout policy based on the most commonly received feedback from management and players. The 2 most common requests are Increase buyout for repeat offenders At a certain point, the length of the ban should be served and can not be bought out No chat mute buyouts for certain lengths These 3 requests will be part of our new policy, as well as a new classification of "Capital Offense". The capital offense will replace the old site ban system. Here is a brief point form of the changes Moving all currency to CAD from USD Tiered Ban Buyout Amounts (over a 5-year span) 1st Offense - $50CAD 2nd Offense - $75CAD Capital Offense (3 or more in a 5-year span) - $100CAD. Below are points for anyone with a capital offense MUST Serve a min 3 season ban, regardless of when the fine is paid. Includes a 6 month chat mute If its a ban for the LGHL, can not play in either the Xbox or PSN until the min 3 season ban. However while this person is serving a capital offense they could buyout and play in other LG leagues (ie FNP, ESHL, CanAm, LGFA ect) Must pay the ban fine of $100 to ever be allowed to come back and play in any league at LG. Capital offenses do NOT expire over time, even after the three seasons have been severed. Any chat mute that is 6 months must serve 2 months of that mute that can not be bought out. The only situation whereby a site ban is issued is when a player who is currently serving a CO ban, is issued an additional CO ban, a one-year site ban will be issued as well. *When a player accumulates more than three bans within a five-year span, every ban including the third ban will be a Capital Offense ban issued to the player. Those will be the new changes, however, a lot of people do not know the current buyout rules that protect managers so I want to post those below to remind everyone Any player who buys out mid-season will be returned to their current team and contract [no player can buyout of a contract or who they play for] Anyone who quits mid-season isn't pulled off any roster position in other league but can not signup for any new season/league at LGHL while under a ban [The only exception to this rule is that the LGHL Xbox and LGHL PSN are linked, leagues. Therefore a ban from the PSN league removes a player from the Xbox league and vice versa] Any Manager who is issued a seasonal ban is ineligible to buy out his or her ban to return to the same league within the same season the ban has been issued. LGHL - LGAHL - LGCHL *X1 and PS4* Seasonal Ban Policy While participating within the LGHL - LGAHL - LGCHL on either console players need to be familiar with the seasonal ban policy and procedure. Manager Responsibilities Managers are required to ensure their players are giving their availability in the correct manner IE via the website or mobile app. Managers are required to issue "Missed Game" strikes to players who do not show up for their scheduled games. Without strikes, managers are ineligible to file for removal. Managers are required to file official "Player Removal Requests" via the Action Center submitting valid proof that the player in question needs to be removed from the League. Seasonal Ban Length One Season Ban single-season bans are ONLY given to the CHL Training Camp players who become inactive or do not respond back to the 72-hour warning. This ban can be appealed or bought out to return to play immediately. Two Season Ban All standard bans in the LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL are two season bans. This ban can be appealed or bought out to return to play immediately. Three Season Ban All standard league bans issued after the Official League Trade Deadline is upgraded to a three-season ban. This ban can be appealed or bought out to return to play immediately. Capital Bans Based on the information listed above a Capital ban [CO ban] is issued for serious league violations. CO bans require a player to serve the FULL THREE SEASONS of the ban AND pay the $100 fine associated with the ban in order to return to play. Paying the $100 dollar fine PRIOR TO serving the three seasons DOES NOT end this type of ban early! *Once a seasonal ban is issued to a player, that player becomes ineligible to participate in any LG Event or league that he or she is NOT ALREADY participating in* Right to an Appeal All seasonal bans are eligible for a buyout with a few minor exceptions. Not every ban requires a buyout either. In most situations, a seasonal ban will expire once it has been served. Players are reminded that if they wish to appeal a seasonal ban they can do so by filling an official appeal in the Action Center(Under Request - select the league and ACTUALLY RULING - add proof and submit) Once an official appeal has been submitted in the Action Center players are also required to send a follow-up PM to @LG McDonald in regards to their appeal. If an appeal is granted the player will not be required to buy out his or her ban. If a player chooses to buy out his or her ban and an appeal is granted at a later day, the buyout will not be refunded. eSport Hockey League Ban Policy Players who have an active LGHL Seasonal Ban or an active Capital Punishment will be required to buy out that ban prior to being eligible to buy into and participate in an ESHL Event. LG reverses the right to revoke a player's eligibility to an Esports event based on the request of the host sponsor. Sponsors will be given a list of players currently on a league ban or serving a punishment for code of conduct violations with a recommendation from LG on which players to avoid and possibly exclude from future events. Any ban related ESHL questions be can sent to @ShortyxLOSE, @LG McDonald and @Tris10.