-For each tournament, It’s Gosu will announce an official list of tournament admins, streamers, casters, and otherwise noted observers. Tournament admins should be used as a primary means of contact to report any inquiries or issues with the event.
-Tournament admins will have final say in all matters. Ignoring an admin’s instructors may result in a disqualification.
-In matters of a dispute regarding a match involving a cash prize, a council of admins will be selected to evaluate the problem and administer a remedy.
-When registering for any of the It’s Gosu tournaments, each team will need to select a captain that will serve as the voice of the team. The team captain will be responsible for submitting he teams intent to compete, as well as being the correspondent for reporting match results.
-Team captains must keep their contact information on It’s Gosu update, as that information will be used as a primary means of contact for each team.
Bugs and Item Restrictions
TOURNAMENT MODE NOW FIXED. Host regular LP Tournament mode.
-All items are allowed, but teams can agree to autoban new items like Genjuro and Gravelocket
-The tournament will commence at a set time, during which all teams intending to participate are expected to be online and ready to play.
-Team captains will be required to check in their teams before the posted start time of the tournament. Failure to check in means you will not be able to participate.
-A general, tentative schedule will be posted with the approximate times of when each round should start. Teams are free to play next rounds if both teams are ready.
-The opening round of 128 teams through the round of 8 teams will be played on Friday nights at the posted times; the semifinals and finals will be played on Saturdays to give teams time to rest and prepare for the final matches.
Before the Match
-Teams in different regions should decide on a neutral host location that is suitable for the match (server with the overall lowest ping for both teams).
-Teams in the same region should use a server located in that region.
-If the teams cannot agree upon a neutral host location then the server will be decided by a match admin.
-No observers or referees are allowed in a match unless they are match admins, shoutcasters, or streamers. It’s Gosu will announce a list of official match admins, casters and streamers. If a match admin allows or denies someone for any reason, that ruling must be followed.
-If a team does not show up for a match within 15 (fifteen) minutes of the scheduled time they will forfeit. Match admins or the opposing team can extend this time period.
Selecting a Server (Best of 1)
EU vs USE - roll for USE/EU host (team who lose roll will host for best ping)
EU vs USW - play on USE (EU team host for best ping)
RUS vs USE - play on EU (USE team host for best ping)
RUS vs USW - roll for USE/EU (team who lose roll will host for best ping)
USE vs USW - play on USS/USC/team who lose roll will host for best ping
AUS/SEA vs EU - Play on USW (EU host for best ping)
AUS/SEA vs US - play on JPN (team with higher ping host match)
BR vs EU/USE/USW - play on USE (team with higher ping host match)
RUS vs SEA - play on USW (RUS team host for best ping)
Selecting a Server (Best of 3)
-Teams will alternate server selection. Roll for first server.
-Game Mode: Lock Pick, 5v5, Forests of Caldavar.
-Game Options: All Heroes, Tournament Rules.
-Teams will /roll 1 100 for choice of side.
During the Match
-In the case of a dispute, the match can be paused in an effort to contact a tournament admin.
-Teams are allowed to remake if they can successfully agree to pass a remake vote.
-If a player drops his team is allowed to pause a single time without the opposing team unpausing (giving the appropriate player a chance to reconnect in a timely fashion).
-If a Player is disconnected for a total of 10 minutes or more, either team may have that the game continue without the missing player.
**UPDATE: There are no longer any specific rules regarding backdooring.
After the match
- A team wins in the opponent passes a concede vote or if the opponents primary structure (i.e. World Tree or Sacrificial Stone) is destroyed.
-The match ID and results need to be reported to one of the tournament admins in the posted IRC channel.
-It’s Gosu will select designated streamers that will be allowed into the matches. No other streams / casters will be allowed as observers.
-Live streams will have a delay server activated to prevent ghosting, or they will be casting from recently submitted replays.RISK.