ESports Season 13, Presented by Elite Prospects - Event Rules

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    Leaguegaming and Elite Prospects are teaming up to showcase the best of best from the world of 6v6 Hockey!

    This event is an Xbox Exclusive event that will begin with a 7 week, 50-game season followed by a four-round playoff.

    Here are the rules and format for this Event!

    Eligibility - Roles and Responsibilities
    1. Player Eligibility
      • This is an Xbox exclusive event.
      • All players who are NOT currently under a league ban, capital ban, or have an outstanding ban fine to pay out are ELIGIBLE to participate in this event.
      • Players MUST be from Canada or the USA to participate.
      • Players are ONLY eligible to play for ONE TEAM for the duration of this event.
    2. Team Eligibility
      • Team names MUST be appropriate and respect the LeagueGaming Code of Conduct <-- Link
      • Teams will be eligible to add their custom branding and logo to the standing page
      • Team registration is handled by the team "owner"
      • Team Owners will represent the organization for the duration of the event.
      • Team owners are to ensure EVERY GAME his or her team participates in is streamed!
      • Team owners can register their team HERE <-- Link
      • Teams are NOT eligible to use trademarked team names and branding.
    Scheduling - Roster Restrictions - Game Night Setup
    1. Season Schedule
      • Seasonal games will be played on Wednesday and Thursday at the following times and dates:
        • Wednesday, March 11th - March 18th - March 25th - April 1st - April 8th - April 15th - April 22nd
          • 9:30 - 10:00 - 10:30 - 11:00
        • Thursday, March 5th - March 12th - March 19th - March 26th - April 2nd - April 9th - April 16th - April 23rd
          • 9:00 - 9:30 - 10:00 - 10:30
    2. Seasonal Format
      • The season of our event will have technically 3 parts. 2 Parts regular season, 1 part playoffs. The regular season is where a lot of the changes come in. This is our regular season format:
        • The regular season part 1 will be 3 weeks (20 games, only Thurs in week 1) where all the teams are together and we will use a modified version of the "Swiss Format" we saw in CapsGaming. How it will work is on Wednesday we will give each team 2 opponents to play a home and home (2 games vs that team, 4 in the night) based on how the standings are that day. Instead of a series win, it will be the same Win/Loss/OTL format. Then on Thurs we do exactly the same thing again and create 4 more games (2 vs each team) based on how the standings are that day using the swiss format standings.
          • This swiss format means the top teams will rise to the top and play each other, the middle teams will play each other then eventually the lower end team will also play each other.
        • After the 3 weeks, we divide the entire league into the "Invite" and "Open" Divisions. The invite division would be the top 16 teams. The rest are in the open division.
        • A set schedule will now be made up. In the invite division, everyone will play each other twice (30 games). The open division would be a random schedule.
        • Games are 4 on Wednesday, 4 on Thurs again, You play the same opponent home and home so it should make for a quicker turnaround.
        • Top 16 in each conference play for their own prize. Open and Invite never will play again. This means there are 2 separate playoff brackets, one for the invite, one for the open.
        • The playoff format will be "pick their opponent". Meaning the 1st place team can pick who they play in their playoff round. This "pick your opponent" will go all the way through till the semis.
        • The prize pool will be split 4/1. Meaning if the prize pool was $5k, $4k would be for the invite winners, $1k would be for the open winners

      The schedule for this event is the following:

      All Game Times for the Wed/Thurs Games are:

      Wednesday:

      • Game 1 - 9:30 pm Eastern
      • Game 2 - 10:00 pm Eastern (same opponent as game 1)
      • Game 3 - 10:30 pm Eastern
      • Game 4 - 11:00 pm Eastern (same opponent as game 3)
      Thursday:
      • Game 1 - 9:00 pm Eastern
      • Game 2 - 9:30 pm Eastern (same opponent as game 1)
      • Game 3 - 10:00 pm Eastern
      • Game 4 - 10:30 pm Eastern (same opponent as game 3)

      Dated Schedule:

      • Week 1 - March 5th (4 Games, Thurs only, 2 opponents home and home)
      • Week 2 - March 11th/18th. 2 Opponents on Wed (home and home), 2 Opponents Thurs (home and home) for a total of 8 games.
      • Week 3 - March 19th/25th (same format as above)
      • Week 4 - March 26th
      ------------ Move teams to Invite/Open based on the standings ------------
      • Week 5 - April 1st/2nd. 4 games Wed, 4 games Thurs (home and home vs 2 opponents)
      • Week 6 - April 8th/9th. 4 games Wed, 4 games Thurs (home and home vs 2 opponents)
      • Week 7 - April 15th/16th. 4 games Wed, 4 games Thurs (home and home vs 2 opponents)
      • Week 8 - April 22nd/23rd. 4 games Wed, 4 games Thurs (home and home vs 2 opponents)
      • Playoffs Round 1 - April 29th & 30th (All playoff rounds are Best of 7, for both invite and open)
      • Playoffs Round 2 - May 6th & 7th
      • Semis - Live May 13th 8 PM (Best of 7)
      • Finals - Live May 14th 8 PM (Best of 7)
    3. Playoff Schedule
      • Top 12 Make the Playoffs in the invite division (top 4 teams are byes). Top 16 in the open make the playoffs
      • All four rounds are a best of seven.
      • All seeding is "pick your own team". Meaning the highest seeded team gets to pick each round who they play. We will conduct this via an LG Group PM.
      • Playoff dates are as follows:
        • Round one - April 29th - April 30th
          • Game 1-2-3 (April 29th) 9:30 - 10:00 - 10:30
          • Game 4-5-6-7 (April 30th) 9:00 - 9:30 - 10:00 - 10:30
        • Round two - May 6th - May 7th
          • Game 1-2-3 (May 6th) 9:30 - 10:00 - 10:30
          • Game 4-5-6-7 (May 7th) 9:00 - 9:30 - 10:00 - 10:30
    4. Rosters Information - Restrictions
      • Each roster will be made up of nine (9) players
      • There is NO POSITION LOCK
      • Players must meet the eligibility criteria listed above
      • Player MUST use an appropriate Xbox Gamertag as well on ice skater name.:
      • Each Team are eligible to make as many roster substitutions as required within the following guidelines for the duration of the entire event - Season and Playoffs
        • The player must NOT have been ON another team roster for the duration of this event. The deadline which locks a player to a set team for this event will be 8 pm EST of the opening Sunday Night of the event.
        • Teams are NOT eligible to sub a player BACK onto their roster who was previously on the roster AFTER the deadline stated above.
    5. Game Night Setup - Club Challenge
      • All games will be handled via the EASHL Club Challenge System.
      • The home team listed on the site will have home ice for the gameplay.
      • The official pin number for each team to use shall be listed on the website within the game match-up screen.
    6. Game Night Setup - Forfeit Procedure
      • Teams are given 10 minutes from OFFICIAL GAME; IE 9:10-9:40-10:10-10:40-11:10 to ensure their complete six skater roster is in the dressing room, and actively searching for their opponent.
      • A team MUST communicate better one another to ensure that both teams ARE searching
      • To contest a forfeit a stream MUST be provided, including timestamp references as to when the team in question was in the dressing room and when the search began.
      • Teams are INELIGIBLE TO TAKE A FORFEIT IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:
        • If there are game connection issues IE "dressing room" errors it is expected for both teams to work together, try a new host, etc to ensure the game gets played.
        • If one team is currently in overtime or had a delay in their previous game, the team who is waiting and ready is ineligible to take a forfeit. Once their opponent is completed their first game, the ten-minute clock will THEN begin from the current time that the team completes their game.
      • Forfeits are put into the system as a 1-0 win
      • IF a team forfeits 25% of their games in this event, EVERY PLAYER listed on the roster will be issued an LGHL BAN which will prevent these players from participating in future events and remove them from current events and leagues until the ban expires or the fine is paid in full. Also, every win this team has will be overturned to a 1-0 regulation loss.
    7. Game Night Setup - Roster Substitutions
      • Rosters are made up of eight(8) skaters with no positional lock.
      • Teams are eligible to roster sub players in and out of the line as often as required prior to the game beginning.
      • If the game begins, and a player loses connections and cannot return, that player can be roster subbed out of the game.
      • When a roster sub occurs, the team making the roster sub is also eligible to adjust their line. EX: if the Center loses connection and cannot return to the game, the Left-wing from that same game is eligible to move to center allowing the roster sub player to come in and play in the Left-wing position.
    8. Game Night Setup - Player Loses Connection During the Game
      • In the situation whereby a player loses connection, "lags-out", the play WILL continue up until the very next stoppage in play.
      • ALL plays - goals, penalties, etc - up until the very next stoppage in play COUNT AND WILL BE HONORED!
      • Once the stoppage has occurred, BOTH TEAMS are to have their goalie leave the game session which will prompt the game to end immediately.
      • Upon the game restarting, at the opening face-off the team in which had a player lose connection to the game shall win the face-off and maintain possession of the puck. That team will retain procession of the puck until the in-game score clock reaches approximately the same time in which both teams left the previous game. At that said time, the team with puck procession is to take a "delay of game" MINOR PENALTY, by dumping the puck over the glass from within their own defensive zone.
      • This penalty is taken due to the fact the team had a player lose connection during the game.
    9. Additional Information
      • In the above section, "approximately the same time" refers to the time and period in which the game was stopped after the disconnection. As an example, if a player loses connection five minutes into the second period, and the play continues until the 14-minute mark of the second period prior to both teams backing out, the game will be required to resume play from the 14-minute mark of the second period.
      • During the live broadcast events, teams are to ensure the score clock reflects what it was prior to the disconnection. This would mean the score should reflect what it was and not simply be 0-0.
      • All restarts in play following a disconnection SHALL begin from a faceoff! Therefore if a team is maintaining possession waiting for the penalty clock to count down to where it was prior to the game restart, a neutral zone faceoff is required to be taken once the clock reaches the approximate time in which the game was restarted.
      • If the team is ALREADY shorthanded when they have a player lose connect, that original penalty is required to be honored as well. How that occurs is:
        • The team with the player who lost connection will win the face-off upon restarting the game and maintain possession of the puck until the clock reaches the time approximately the time in which the first penalty was taken (reference the box score prior to restarting the game). At that time the player who was in the box for the original penalty will take a delay of game penalty by dumping the puck over the glass in his or her own zone.
        • The next face-off, that same team is required to be allowed to win the draw, then they maintain possession in their own zone until the in-game score clock reaches approximately the same time in which the original game ended. At that time the player SHALL then take a delay of game penalty, by dumping the puck over the glass in his or her own zone prompting a delay of game penalty. This then will honor the powerplays prior to the disconnection as well the powerplay owned due to a player losing connection.
        • In situations whereby a team is ON THE POWERPLAY and has a player loses connection, upon restarting the game, the disconnection and current powerplay are a wash resulting in the game starting full strength, 5v5.
        • In the situation whereby an equal number of players on both teams lose connection when the game restarts both sides will remain 5v5.
        • In the situation whereby a player has a penalty shot or breakaway and the goalie in which he or she is coming down on "loses connection" to the game, the player will be awarded a goal upon restarting the game. This is the same call made if a player has a breakaway on an empty net and is tripped. That situation does not result in a penalty shot, it results in an automatic goal.
        • It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that communication between both teams during restarts be constant and documented to ensure that both sides fully understand what is required of their team.
    10. Game Night Setup - Rescheduling a Game
      • Official reschedules from the event staff will be issued ONLY in situations whereby there are outages on Xbox Live or with the EA Servers
      • In situations whereby teams are running behind schedule, or where "dressing room" errors cause games to delay too long teams then can request the have the game moved to the following day.
      • ALL GAMES that are rescheduled ARE TO BE completed PRIOR TO the next official game night. As an example, if a game from Wednesday at 10 PM requires to be rescheduled, that game SHALL BE replayed PRIOR TO Games beginning on the next Wednesday Night.
        *An except can be made at the discretion of the league officials based on any server related issues, resulting in increased reschedule numbers*
      • Reschedule games will default to the following Tuesday night if both teams cannot come to an agreement on a reschedule time.
      • If both teams cannot make the reschedule, the game will be marked as a 0-0 game.
    11. Game Night Setup - Inputting Game Stats
      • ALL GAMES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE COMPLETE STATS ENTERED VIA OUR OFFICIAL STATS SYSTEM!
      • Reference our "How To" Thread in regards to how stat entry works here on LG.
    12. Game Night Setup - REQUIRED STREAM!
      • Teams are required to stream each and every one of their games!
      • For the final two rounds of the playoffs, the event production team requires the following:
        • A stream of the game that DOES NOT HAVE the in-game commentators turned on.
        • A camera angle that is NOT from a goalie
        • A stream without any additional overlays
    13. Standings Tie Breakers
      • Points (more)
      • Wins (more)
      • Wins in regulation (more)
      • Goals Against (less)
    In-Game Rules
    1. EASHL Builds - Traits - Height and Weight
      • There are NO EASHL build restrictions for this event!
      • All traits are eligible to be used
      • Any height and weight can be used.
    2. Goal Review
      • ANY GOAL scored in-game that is deemed a goal by NHL 20 SHALL be honored and considered a goal.
      • The event staff IS NOT reviewing footage post-game of goals thereby overturning goals that have counted in-game.
    3. Game "Looping"
      • Since it is MANDATORY that each team streams their own games, goals scored prior to the game looping back to a time within the game where that goal does NOT official show on the scoreboard will count!
      • In this situation, the team MUST provide video evidence showing the goal being scored and then the game loops back to a time prior to the game being scored.
    4. Rink Appearance
      • We require each home rink to have a "dark" color for the goalposts
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    * Prizing for this event will be $2000 to the winner of the invite division and $500 to the winner of the open division. *​
     
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