IT'S GOSU DOTA 2 MADNESS ASIA INVITATIONAL OFFICIAL RULES
The following rules shall be administered equally in all possible cases. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or contingencies not outlined or addressed in these rules and policies, all final decisions will rest tournament administrators and It's Gosu staff. A list of admins will be provided to every team, all of whom will make themselves reasonably available before, during, and after official play to address any issues as they arise.
Code of Conduct:
While It's Gosu recognizes that the highly competitive nature of Dota 2 means volatile emotions and outbursts are a given, we also recognize that the foremost goal of any eSports organization must be creating a fun, fair, and comfortable environment for all of its members and competitors.
To that end, the following is forbidden during tournament play, and may result in varying degrees of punishment:
- Racial slurs and derogatory comments regarding the race of competitors
- Any comments in reference to sexual orientation
- Any derogatory comments regarding the nationality of competitors
- Any derogatory comments regarding a competitor's ability to communicate in English
- In-game flaming of an opposing team
All instances of the above are to be reported to an admin immediately.
A first offense will be met with a warning from an admin.
A second offense will result in disqualification of the player, who can be replaced by a team's listed substitute and no one else.
If a team which has already had a player disqualified commits another infraction, they will be immediately disqualified. If that team then decides to remain in the chat channel and continue flaming, it and all of its players will be banned from all future It's Gosu events.
Flawless behavior, during and between matches, and willingness to communicate with admins and other players is absolutely required. Furthermore punctuality is essential for a smooth competition.
2. TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
Dota 2 Madness Asia is a 16 team, single elimination bracket style tournament composed of 16 invited teams. Though the tournament will last approximately five weeks, the maximum number match-ups a team will have to play will only be four, stretching from the Round-of-16 to the finals. Every match will be a Best-of-3, except for the finals, which will be Best-of-5. The bracket format will be the following:
The teams will be seeded according to their recent performances in tournaments.
Dota 2 Madness Asia is $1,000 tournament generously sponsored by Own3d.Tv. The winning team will receive $750 while the runner-up will receive $250. The transaction will be made through PayPal. It's Gosu eSports will render payment within 30 days of the completion of the tournament.
3. MATCHES AND SCHEDULING:
Monthly Madness Asia Calendar:
July 7-8th - Round-of-16 (Part I)
July 14-15th - Round-of-16 (Part II)
July 21-22nd - Round-of-8
July 28th - Semi-finals
July 29th - Grand-Final
NOTE: If for some reason a team cannot be played at the dates given, the match will be played earlier (On Thursday or Friday). However, the match will not be casted and the players from each team will have to save the replay and send them to the tournament administrators who will broadcast the replays at the original date. Failing to sending the replays to the administrators will result to a possible ban of the team in the next edition.
The first match of each day will start at 20:00 CST/MYT/SGT. The second match will start at 22:00 CST unless the first match is not over. If the first match is not over, we would like the team to be patient and comprehensible.
If for a reason or another a team cannot play at the scheduled date, the team will have to use a wild-card in order to reschedule their match. In order to use that wildcard, a player of the team must contact an admin at least 48 hours before the match starts. Each team possesses one wild-card. If a team has to reschedule for a second time in the tournament, they will be banned from the upcoming tournament.
It is indispensable that the players of each team uses the tag of the organization they represent as well as their real nickname.
A maximum of two stand-ins is allowed. However, those stand-ins cannot be players representing another team in our tournament. If the same team has to use stand-ins for a second time in the same tournament, a warning will be given.
5. MATCH PLAY
“Tournament” is the version that will be used for all matches.
All tournament games will be hosted in private lobbies by either casters or administrators. Teams will be given the lobby password approximately 30 minutes before the start of each match and will have to be present in the lobby 20 minutes before the match starts. If a player or a team is missing 20 minutes after the official start of the game, the opposing team will be given a 1-0 advantage. If the situation remains the same 20 minutes later, the opposing will win the match and thus advances to the next round.
There will be a break of approximately five minutes in-between games.
NOTE: Only the administrators, casters, players, managers and coaching of the teams playing are allowed to join the game.
Only two servers will be used throughout this tournament:
Since each match will be played in a Best-of-Three, each team will play Radiant and have first pick at least once. If there is a third game, a coinflip will be made to determine on which side a team will have to play. First pick will be chosen randomly.
Picks and Bans:
The hero pool will consist of all heroes available in the most recently released Captains Mode. No pausing during hero drafting is permitted, unless a team captain disconnects.
Disconnects and Reconnects:
If a player disconnects, the game is to be paused instantly. Players have up to 10 minutes to reconnect to the game. If this time is passed, the opposing team may continue the game AFTER seeking an admin's approval. If the game is continued, the affected player may still rejoin later.
In the case of any bugs or other issues not enumerated in these rules, a case by case ruling will be made by the administration in how to continue.
Any unauthorized usage of third party software to the end of assisting a player or team's performance within this tournament will result in immediate disqualification.
Sharing the replays of the matches is totally forbidden.
A game is considered to be over when an Ancient is destroyed, when one team forfeits, when the majority of a team leaves the game and doesn't return, and/or when the administration is forced to make a ruling in cases of confusion.
6. CASTING AND STAFF
This tournament will be broadcast with a non-specified delay on the It's Gosu official Dota 2 stream:
Each match of the tournament will be casted by the casters that It’s Gosu have selected. If a player of the tournament is caught up streaming during an official match, this player will be banned for the current and next tournament.
Aaron ‘Ayesee’ Chambers & Andy ‘GoSu|Draskyl’ Lee Stiles (English)
Vladimir ‘Maelstorm’ Kuzminov (Russian)
Wang ‘LGD.Anderson’ Yumin (Chinese)
Head Admin - Dimitri ‘GoSu|Mali’ Vallette
Admin - Matthew Xu
Admin - Felix ‘WE.CDR’ Ning