Grand Prize (1 squad, 4 players):
- $300 GameStop Gift Card per player
Second Prize (1 squad, 4 players):
- $150 GameStop Gift Card per player
Third and Fourth Prize (2 squads, 8 players):
- $100 GameStop Gift Card per player
Fifth through Sixteenth Prize (12 squads, 48 players):
- $50 GameStop Gift Card per player
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Big Air Gaming League Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360) Team Tournament
Game of Skill
How to Register
How to Play
- Tournament Stages
- Match Scheduling (Ladder)
- Match Scheduling (Bracket)
General Match Rules
Game Settings and Specifications
Additional Rules and Information
Overview: The BAGL Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360) Team Tournament (“Tournament”) is a team competition with $5,000 in GameStop Gift Cards up for grabs. The tournament starts with a ladder competition from 11/21/08 through 12/21/08, then the top 16 squads from the ladder competition advance to a single-elimination final bracket. Order of finish in the Bracket stage will determine prizing, with all 16 squads winning something! Squads can practice in the ladder until 11/21/08, at which time results will be reset and the official competition will begin. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN THIS TOURNAMENT.
Eligibility: Tournament is OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ("U.S."), residing in the U.S. including the District of Columbia, who are 17 years of age or older at the time of registration. The following are NOT eligible to participate or win prizes: Employees of GameStop (“GameStop”), Activision Inc. (“Activision”), or Professional Interactive Entertainment, Inc. dba GGL (“GGL”), and their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, their advertising and promotion agencies, their licensors, and their respective employees, individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Tournament, persons who are immediate family of, dependents of (as defined by IRS regulations), or who live in the same household as any person in any of the above categories. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law or regulation.
How to Register: Registration for the Tournament begins at 3:01 PM (EST) on November 11, 2008 and ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on December 21, 2008. Participants must register online at http://BAGL.ggl.com and must join the Tournament Ladder at http://www.ggl.com/index.php?controller=MatchManager&method=view&id=6754. Each participant MUST register individually and must accurately complete all required registration information. Once registered, individuals must form squads of four (4) players before they can begin competing with other squads in the Tournament Ladder.
NOTE – due to the “ladder” format of the Tournament, players may register and join the Tournament after the Tournament has begun, up to the end of the Ladder Stage of the Tournament. LIMIT: One (1) registration per person. All registration information submitted becomes the property of GGL and will not be returned. By registering for the Tournament, participants agree to be contacted by GGL. GGL’s computer will be the official time clock for registration, and the official time zone for the Tournament will be Eastern Standard Time.
How to Play: Only valid registered squads with 4 players will be eligible to compete. GGL’s decisions are final and legally binding as they pertain to this Tournament.
Ladder Stage: On Friday, November 21, 2008, at 3:01 PM EST all squads’ point totals from the Practice Ladder will be reset, and the official Tournament Ladder will begin. Squads will start with 1000 points and will gain points for playing and winning matches. Ladder matches are best of 1 map. At the end of the Tournament Ladder on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 11:59 PM EST, the top 16 squads in the Tournament Ladder standings will advance to the Bracket Stage.
Ladder Rules/Settings: Squads who join the ladder will start with 1000 points and will gain points for playing and winning matches. Points are allocated as follows:
- 80 points awarded for a win (regular win or forfeit win)
- 20 points awarded for playing (win or lose). For example, if you play and win you get a total of 100 points (80 + 20). If you play and lose you get 20 points.
- 25 points LOST if you decline a regular challenge (but there is NO penalty for declining an Instant Challenge)
- 50 points LOST if you forfeit a match
- 3-day “Challenge Active” period – this means that if you receive a challenge, you must respond (either by accepting or proposing alternate times) within 3 days or the challenge is automatically marked as a “Decline” and you lose 25 points.
- If you don’t play a match within 7 days, you are marked as inactive and you lose 100 points. You will continue to lose 100 points every 7 days that you remain inactive in the ladder. Once inactive, you can re-join the competition, but you will not be given back the points lost while inactive.
- You can only challenge a particular squad once within 7 days.
- You can only challenge other squads within a certain range of your spot in the ladder: either 10 spots up or 5 spots down in the ladder, OR within 20% of your points up the ladder or 10% of your points down in the ladder (in other words if you have 1000 points you can challenge squads up to 1200 points or down to 900 points).
Bracket Stage: At the conclusion of the Ladder Stage, the top 16 squads will be placed in a 16-squad bracket, seeded according to their standing in the Ladder Stage. The bracket will be played in single elimination format until one squad remains. Matches are best of 3. At the end of the Bracket Stage, on the same day as the final match between the top two squads, there will be a tie-breaker match between the next two squads to determine Third and Fourth Place.
Match Scheduling (Ladders): During the Ladder Stage, competitors schedule matches themselves through GGL’s ladder challenge tools. First, one squad challenges another squad in the ladder, proposing three dates/times for the match. The squad that receives the challenge then has the option of either accepting one of the proposed times, in which case the match is officially scheduled, or responding with three alternate times. If the original challenger does not agree to any of the alternate times, they may drop the challenge with no penalty, but if they accept one of the alternate times then the match is officially scheduled. “Instant Challenges” may be issued or declined with no penalty. Matches once scheduled can not be altered without the agreement of both squads and without notifying the Tournament Producer. Failure to show up to compete within 10 minutes of a scheduled match time will result in a forfeit loss (with point penalty) for the squad that does not show up, and a forfeit win for the squad that does. Declining a challenge without proposing alternate times will also result in a point penalty. Squads can challenge and play as often as they wish, within the guidelines of the ladder rules.
Match Scheduling (Brackets): Tournament game matches during the Bracket Stage will be scheduled as follows. Each match will be assigned a time and date to be completed (“Completion Time”), which will be listed in the tournament brackets at http://BAGL.ggl.com. The two opponents can agree to complete their match at any time before the Completion Time, or if they can’t agree on a time of their own, the Completion Time becomes the default time at which they must play their match. The squads can negotiate on the match time using the comments section of the “Match Details” page for their particular match at http://BAGL.ggl.com. The Tournament Producer will facilitate scheduling of all game matches as needed. Tournament game matches once scheduled will be FINAL and matches may only be rescheduled or delayed as allowed by the Tournament Producer in its sole discretion.
Squads will forfeit their scheduled match if they are not present and ready to compete within ten (10) minutes of the scheduled time. The Tournament Producer will be the timekeeper, and the official time zone for the tournament will be Eastern Standard Time. *** NOTE – once a player is logged in, all times on the website appear in that player’s native time zone, chosen during the registration process. It is important that each player make sure he/she has set the correct time zone – players can edit their time zone through the “Edit Account” link.
General Match Rules
Match Format: During the Ladder Stage, all matches will be a single map only. During the Bracket Stage, all matches will be best of 3 maps. In the event a map ends in a tie, restart the map with the official game settings and continue to replay the map until a winner is determined.
Substitutions/Alternates/Ringers: Once a match begins, no substitutions are allowed. (Note: Once the map is launched, that is considered the start of the match.) If a player(s) needs to be replaced due to console failure, hospitalization, or another serious incident occurs rendering a player (or players) unable to play, contact an admin to have that player removed from your Squad Roster and replaced with another player. If an illegal player is used, an Administrator must be notified before the start of the match. Choosing to continue to play the match may render the dispute invalid. Participants may only be on ONE squad roster.
Match Hosting: The host must be agreed upon by all players. You may test all hosts until the best one has been determined. The host must be one of the players participating in the match. Default rule: During the Stage 1 Ladders, the squad who received the challenge will host the match. During the Stage 2 Brackets, the higher seed in the bracket will host the first map, the lower seed will host the second, and the higher seed will host the 3rd map, if necessary. Optional rule: If one of the players has an excellent connection that all of the players ping fairly to, both squads may agree to use that host for the duration of the match. The squad that received the challenge or is the higher seed still counts as host whether or not they were the agreed upon host for the purpose of choosing sides (i.e. If Team1 received the challenge but Team2 is the agreed upon host, Team2 still chooses which side to play for the first map).
Match Interruption: If any player loses his/her connection before the map starts (during map load time for example) or before any scores are recorded (kills, captures, etc.), restart the map once the player has rejoined the game lobby or a substitute from the squad’s official roster has joined. If a player loses his/her connection mid game, continue playing as normal. If the host drops, the hosting squad will receive a forfeit for that match.
Player Agreements: Any agreements made between players outside of the permitted rules (i.e. to play under different rules, use a different map, etc.) before, during, or after a match will result in an automatic forfeit for both squads.
Lag Test Round and Internet Issues: Due to the unpredictable nature of the Internet, it is highly recommended that players communicate about their connection and play a few minutes of test play to test the host’s connection and make sure the game settings are correct. If a host is unacceptable, continue testing connections until one can be found. Once the official match has started, any lag issues that arise are to be considered out of players’ control and the match should continue as normal.
Match Disputes: Squads must provide some sort of proof (picture, video, match replay, etc.) along with their match disputes. Failure to do so may render your dispute invalid. If there is an issue before the match starts, contact a Tournament Administrator immediately. Choosing to continue to play the match may render the dispute invalid.
Glitches/Exploits: Players are forbidden from using any game or hardware glitches or exploits to gain or attempt to gain an advantage. If an area within the game is accessible due to an exploit or bug, then that location is off limits. If you are unsure whether an area is considered off limits or something is a bug or glitch, ask an Admin before your match. Use of any glitch or exploit will result in a forfeit loss and potential suspension or banning from the Tournament, at GGL’s discretion.
Settings: Any setting not listed below should be left at default
Game Mode: Search and Destroy
Round Length: 3 Minutes
Bomb Timer: 45 Seconds
Number of lives: 1 Life
Plant Time: 7.5 Seconds
Defuse Time: 7.5 Seconds
Multi Bomb: Disabled
Score Limit: 8 Points
Round Switch: Every 4 Rounds
Spectating: Team Only
Spectating: Team Only
Friendly Fire: Enabled
Forced Respawns: Enabled
Wave Spawn Delay: None
Respawn Delay: None
Radar Always On: No
Max Health: Normal
Health Regeneration: Normal
Allow Kill Cam: Disabled
Allow Sprint: Enabled
Headshots Only: Disabled
Allow Perks: Disabled
Allow Kill Streaks: Disabled
Map Selection: During the Tournament, the GGL competition system will randomly assign a map from the Map Pool below to each officially scheduled match. Map assignments will be posted on the “Match Details” page for each match.
Airfield, Asylum, Castle, Cliffside, Hanger, Makim, Outskirts, Roundhouse, Upheaval
*** GGL may change the Game Settings & Specifications as needed.
ALL GAME MATCHES MAY BE MONITORED BY GGL. IN ADDITION, GGL MAY VERIFY AND/OR CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION INTO ANY AND ALL ASPECTS OF THE TOURNAMENT TO VERIFY ELIGIBILITY AND/OR FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES. EACH COMPETITOR AGREES THAT ANY AND ALL GAME PLAY MAY BE RECORDED AND USED BY GGL, ITS WEBSITES, AND AFFILIATED NETWORKS.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, ANY PLAYER (AND THE PLAYER’S ENTIRE SQUAD) MAY HAVE THEIR REGISTRATION(S) DELETED, MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AND/OR MAY FORFEIT THEIR ELIGIBILITY, PRIZES AND/OR TOURNAMENT STATUS IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF GGL WITH OR WITHOUT WARNING:
- Providing inaccurate, improper, and/or incomplete information in connection with the process(es) of registration, logging in, game setup, issuing or receiving challenges, match scheduling, gameplay, statistical reporting, normal operation of software and/or hardware, score reporting, rankings, brackets, any tournament logistics and/or other aspects of the Tournament (the “Processes”).
- Duplicate registrations and/or other abuse of the Processes.
- Players selecting USERNAMES and/or providing any information, text, and/or other content that GGL, in its sole discretion, determines are offensive and/or otherwise inappropriate.
- Any successful and/or unsuccessful attempt to cheat, tamper, gain an unfair advantage, manipulate, hack, stall, delay, expedite, bypass, modify or make any unauthorized and/or improper modifications to the Processes and/or the gameplay.
- Any intentional or unintentional disconnecting of an internet connection, power source or other electronic malfunction, power outage or other natural or unnatural act which causes the Processes and/or gameplay to be interrupted, delayed or otherwise adversely affected.
- Any utilization of 3rd party hardware peripherals to gain an unfair advantage, or acting in an unsportsmanlike and/or disruptive manner, as determined in the sole discretion of GGL.
- Any player’s inability, failure and/or refusal to provide verification of full compliance with the Rules and the Processes.
- Any player’s inability, failure and/or refusal to fully participate in and/or cooperate in connection with any investigation or inquiry into compliance with the Rules and Processes which may be undertaken by GGL in its unrestricted and sole discretion. The foregoing shall include, without limitation, any request by GGL that any player provide a written, notarized declaration under penalty of perjury of the laws of the State of California and the United States of America.
- The existence, adoption, modification, legislation, amendment, and/or enforcement of any applicable statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative and/or judicial ruling and/or determination by any government entity that the Tournament, any of the Rules herein, or any of the Processes, are unlawful, restricted by applicable law and/or contrary to the public policy of any applicable governing body. In event of the foregoing, GGL shall have the option of disqualifying any and/or all players, and terminating the Tournament and not awarding Prizes with or without notice in GGL’s absolute and sole discretion.
Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):
Grand Prize (1 squad, 4 players):
- $300 GameStop Gift Card for each member of the squad
Second Prize (1 squad, 4 players):
- $150 GameStop Gift Card for each member of the squad
Third and Fourth Prize (2 squads, 8 players):
- $100 GameStop Gift Card for each member of the two squads
Fifth through Sixteenth Prize (12 squads, 48 players):
- $50 GameStop Gift Card for each member of the twelve squads
All expenses not stated in these Official Rules are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prizes, but GGL reserves the right, in its sole discretion to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prizes will not be fulfilled outside the U.S. Prizes will not be awarded to any person who participated without meeting the Tournament’s eligibility requirements. Should a prize be won by an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of primary residence, all affidavits, releases and undertakings, set forth in these Official Rules must be executed and undertaken by the parent/legal guardian of the minor, both on behalf of themselves and the minor, or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Total ARV of all prizes: $5,000.
Winner Releases: Each prize winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, any proof of eligibility requested by GGL, Liability Release and, where lawful, Publicity Release forms and W-9 request for tax payer’s identification number. All executed documents must be received by GGL or its designated agent within seven (7) days of notification or an alternate winner may be selected. If this is the case, the squad who finished next after the prize winner will be declared the alternate winner. If a prize winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, cannot be located or reached, has provided an incorrect email or mailing address, is determined to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines or fails to claim the prize for any reason, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such entrant and his/her entire squad will forfeit their opportunity to collect the prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for GGL, Activision, and GameStop, and their respective advertising and promotion agencies to use winner’s name, voice and likeness, along with his or her address (limited solely to city and state) and the right to use and publish their scores, proper name and any statements made or attributed to such winner (collectively, the "Attributes") in any and all media, unless prohibited by law. This will include but is not limited to media now known or hereafter devised, without notice, review or approval, in perpetuity and throughout the universe for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Tournament without further compensation, and releases GGL, Activision, and GameStop from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.
Additional Rules and Information:
By entering this Tournament, entrants release and hold harmless GGL, Activision, and GameStop, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, directors, officers, share holders, employees, agents and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or in connection with this Tournament or any related activity, or the use, misuse of any prize received, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize. Entrants agree to abide by these official rules and GGL’s decisions, which are final.
Online General Rules & Miscellaneous: Verification of all game matches and conduct of all match games are under supervision of GGL. GGL, Activision, and GameStop are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or registration to be received or sent by GGL, Activision, or GameStop as a result of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or by human error which may occur in the ability to enter a participant’s entry, or any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Tournament. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Tournament, as solely determined by GGL, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, GGL reserves the right to terminate entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Tournament. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, GGL, ACTIVISION, AND GAMESTOP RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event any portion of the Tournament is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, technical failure or other causes beyond the control of the GGL, Activision, or GameStop which, in the sole opinion of GGL, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Tournament, GGL, Activision, and GameStop reserve the right in their sole discretion to cancel, modify, suspend or terminate the Tournament and not award Prizes.
TAXES: All taxes on prizes are solely the responsibility of the winner.
WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: For a Winners List or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate first-class stamped envelope to: Winners List or Official Rules (designate which), BAGL Call of Duty: World at War Team Tournament, c/o GGL, 12950 Culver Blvd., Suite 160, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Requests must be received by January 31, 2009. Official Rules will also be available on http://BAGL.ggl.com.
English Language: This Tournament is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning) and any and all disputes will be resolved subject to the laws of California.
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