PUBG Continental Series North America Charity Showdown Qualifiers Rulebook

Introduction:

Given the current COVID-19 situation across the globe, PUBG has recalibrated their global program to be completely online.  Instead of the offline PUBG Global Series, the PUBG Continental Series (“PCS”) will provide players and organizations a way to continue to participate at regional high-level competitions while staying safe and healthy.  

The program will include three major regional events, with the first event being a charity focused tournament called the PUBG Continental Series NA Charity Showdown (“Competition”) in which 16 teams (8 invites to NA PGS Berlin: Americas Qualifier teams + 8 teams from PCS NA Charity Showdown Qualifier) from the North America region will compete for a prize pool of $100,000.  Additionally, PUBG will donate $100,000 to charity. 

The PCS NA Charity Showdown will consist of four (4) days of five (5) matches each day, for a total of twenty (20) matches.  The sixteen (16) teams who make it to the PCS NA Charity Showdown and the 9th-16th place teams from the qualifier (24 teams total) will also secure a spot in an upcoming PUBG NA pro league (more details coming soon).  

To participate in the PCS NA Charity Showdown, teams must qualify through the PCS NA Charity Showdown Qualifiers.  The details and rules for participation in the PCS NA Charity Showdown Qualifiers are in the following sections.  

 

Basic Information:

The PCS NA Charity Showdown Qualifiers will consist of up to 128 teams over four rounds and four weekends.  The dates and details are as follows:

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifiers – Basic Information

Event Name

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifier

Round of 128 Dates

April 25th & 26th (2 Days)

Round of 64 Dates

May 2nd & 3rd (2 Days)

Round of 32 Dates

May 9th & 10th (2 Days)

Round of 16 Dates

May 16th & 17th (2 Days)

PCS NA Charity Showdown Dates

May 21st to 24th (4 Days)

Competition Platform

GLL (https://play.gll.gg/)

Number of Teams

Up to 128 64

 

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All qualifiers will be community broadcasted.  Broadcast information will be provided shortly.  

 

Format:

The PCS NA Charity Showdown Qualifiers will send eight (8) teams to the PCS NA Charity Showdown.  The remaining eight (8) spots will be filled by the eight (8) teams which qualified for the PGS Berlin Americas Qualifier from the North America region.  

Each round will consist of two (2) days with six (6) matches a day, for a total of twelve (12) matches per team per round.

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifiers – Total Matches

Round

Total Match Days

Total Match / Day

Total Matches

Round of 128

2 Match Days

6 Matches

12 Matches

Round of 64

2 Match Days

6 Matches

12 Matches

Round of 32

2 Match Days

6 Matches

12 Matches

Round of 16

2 Match Days

6 Matches

12 Matches

 

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifiers – Advancement Details

Round

Teams

Teams Advanced / Lobby

Total Advanced

Round of 128

128 Teams

Top 8

64 Teams

Round of 64

64 Teams

Top 8

32 Teams

Round of 32

32 Teams

Top 8

16 Teams

Round of 16

16 Teams

Top 8

8 Teams

 

Prize Pool:

Total Prize Pool of $200,000, with $100,000 going to participating teams and $100,000 going to charity.  Exact breakdown to be provided shortly. 

 

Match Schedule:

Each day of the Competition will follow the same match schedule. Match start times may be adjusted depending on any accelerations or delays. The tentative match schedule is listed below.  Note that matches will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous match, so players / teams should immediately join the next lobby upon the completion of the previous match.  

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifiers – Tentative Match Schedule

Match

Estimated Start Time

Match 1

14:00

Match 2

14:45

Match 3

15:30

Match 4

16:15

Match 5

17:00

Match 6

17:45

*The times listed above are in Pacific Time.

 

Map Order:

The map order for each day of the Competition is listed below.

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifiers – Map Order

Day

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

Match 4

Match 5

Match 6

Match Day 1

Erangel

Erangel

Erangel

Sanhok

Miramar

Miramar

Match Day 2

Miramar

Miramar

Miramar

Sanhok

Erangel

Erangel

Map Order ( R16 ):

The map order for each day of the Competition is listed below.

PCS North American Charity Showdown Qualifiers – Map Order

Day

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

Match 4

Match 5

Match 6

Match Day 1

Erangel

Erangel

Erangel

Miramar

Miramar

Miramar

Match Day 2

Miramar

Miramar

Miramar

Erangel

Erangel

Erangel

Server Use:

Round of 128 and 64  will be on Live Server, while Rounds of 32 and 16 will be on Esports Server A.  

 

Registration:

The Competition will be open to the first 128 64 teams who register at the site SIGN UP 

By registering on the above-mentioned site, the rosters are locked and no substitutions are allowed.  Registered teams agree to all the rules and regulations contained within this Rulebook and by the Standard & Universal PUBG Esports Ruleset (SUPER).  

 

Direct Invite Teams:

The eight (8) teams that qualified for the PUBG Global Series Berlin Americas Qualifier from the North America region will receive a direct invitation to the PCS NA Charity Showdown being held from the 21st to the 24th of May 2020. These invited teams can make up to two (2) roster changes but must maintain the regional roster requirements mentioned in the “Team Eligibility” section below. If an invited team splits its roster into two (2) teams in which each new team has two (2) players from the invited team, then the individual submitted as the coach/manager from the PGS Berlin: American Qualifiers may designate the two players that will receive the direct invite.

 

Player Eligibility:

To participate in the Competition, the players must adhere to the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Participants must be 18 years old, defined as having lived 18 full years, by the date of their first match.  
  • Player aliases and in-game nicknames are subject to approval by GLL and/or PUBG and must adhere to the code of conduct within SUPER.  To call out a few specifics, player aliases and in-game nicknames cannot:
    • Have a resemblance or are identical to any brand or trademark that they personally don’t own
    • That is protected by third-party rights and player does not have written permission to use
    • That is trying to imitate a real person other than themselves
    • Discriminatory names, including but not limited to any language regarding ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, religion, and/or sexual orientation 

 

Team Eligibility:

To participate in the Competition, the teams must adhere to the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Team names and team logos are subject to approval to GLL and/or PUBG and must adhere to the code of conduct within SUPER.  To call out a few specifics, team names and team logos cannot:
    • Have a resemblance or are identical to any brand or trademark that they personally don’t own
    • That is protected by third-party rights and the team does not have written permission to use
    • That is trying to imitate a real person other than themselves
    • Discriminatory names, including but not limited to any language regarding ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, religion, and/or sexual orientation
  • Regional eligibility guidelines:
    • At least two (2) players from the roster of four (4) must be legal citizens or permanent residents of North American countries (i.e. United States or Canada).
    • A team (and/or organization) is only allowed to play in one Region.  

 

Toxic Behavior:

PUBG and GLL will not accept any toxic behavior by or towards any player.  This includes the following:

  • Profanity and hate speech – participants shall not use language that is obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, libelous, slanderous, defamatory, or otherwise offensive. Participants shall not incite hatred or discriminatory conduct.
  • Disruptive and abusive behavior – participants shall not take any action or perform any gesture which is insulting, mocking, disruptive, or antagonistic. Participants are responsible for being aware of the sensitivities of the cultures of the teams and other participants, with regards to avoiding any comments, actions or activities that may be reasonably constituted as insulting, mocking, disruptive, or antagonistic. 
  • Harassment and sexual harassment – participants shall not participate in any act of harassment. Harassment is defined as systematic, hostile, and repeated acts which are intended to isolate or ostracize a person and/or affect the dignity of a person. Unwelcome sexual advances of any kind are strictly prohibited.
  • Discrimination or denigration – participants shall not offend the dignity or integrity of a country, private person, or group of people through contemptuous or discriminatory words or actions based on race, ethnicity, national origin, social origin, gender, language, religion, political opinion, financial status, birth status, sexual orientation, or any other reason.

All determinations of any toxic behavior is at the sole discretion of PUBG, GLL and/or its representatives, agents or employees.

 

Violations of Rules & Regulations / Punishments:

Participants who fail to abide by these official rules or Code of Conduct may be subject to penalties, fines, suspensions, or bans as deemed necessary and appropriate by PUBG/GLL.

PUBG/GLL reserves the right to investigate any instance in which a rule may be violated. Participants shall not withhold information from PUBG/GLL during an investigation. During an investigation, Participants must adhere to the instructions of PUBG/GLL and supply complete and accurate information. Participants shall never create any obstruction to an investigation.

PUBG/GLL reserves the right to issue, without limitation of its authority, penalties at its sole discretion upon discovery of any conduct or rule violations in accordance with the severity of the infraction. Repeated infractions may result in more severe consequences. Penalties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Verbal warning(s)
  • Fine(s) and/or deduction(s) of prize money
  • Forfeiture(s) of Match(es)
  • Disqualification(s)
  • Suspension(s) or Ban(s)

PUBG/GLL reserves the right to publish any information regarding any violation of these official rules or Code of Conduct. By participating in the Competition, teams and participants hereby waive any right to legal action against PUBG, GLL, its Affiliates, or other teams and participants regarding the issuing and publishing of penalties.

 

Streaming:

PUBG reserves exclusive rights for broadcasting and streaming for all its events. We do however allow people to personally stream their matches and games. If you decide to stream, we REQUIRE that you include “PCS NA Charity Showdown” in your streaming title and that you use a 10 min stream delay and sign up here. Please note that you must use a 10-minute stream delay.  Failure to sign up and follow all streaming policies may result in punishment.

 

Hardware & Software:

Players are responsible for their own hardware, software and/or other network/internet.  If any technical issues arise, matches will not be restarted.

 

Pre-Match:

It is the teams’ responsibility to ensure they check in by the required time.  Timings and lobby information are subject to change, so it is every teams’ and individual player’s responsibility to update themselves on gll.gg and GLL Discord server before the Competition/round/match starts regarding any changes.

When a team checks in, they should be prepared to begin the match immediately.  In other words, all players should adjust settings and/or their hardware set up prior to checking in.  Hosts will not wait for players to adjust settings or hardware before starting matches.  

If a team is missing from the lobby when it is time to start the match it will be started without them. All matches will be played back to back so the teams must join the new game lobby as soon as possible upon completion of the prior match.

It is the responsibility of each team captain to read discord for important messages regarding the lobby they are assigned to.  This is especially important in the early part of each new game if a server needs to be restarted.

 

During a Match:

Disconnections

A player is allowed to reconnect if they are disconnected.  However, there will be no restarts for disconnections once the match has begun.  

Once a match has begun, the match can only be restarted if:

  • More than 15% of the players in the lobby did not make it into the game.
  • If all players are marked as “#unknown”
  • If the lobby host doesn’t make it into the game.

The above can be overruled by the lobby host if he/she sees fit.  

Server Crash

If a server crashes mid-match, the match will be restarted.  

Replay and Match Materials

All players must have the replay function enabled in-game for the Competition. All replays and screenshots from the matches need to be saved for 14 days from the date the tournament ended. PUBG and/or GLL has the right to request the replay or screenshot at any time within these 14 days.

To find your replays: press “Windows Key + R” and type “%localappdata%\TslGame\Saved\Demos”.

Bugs

In-game bugs are treated as part of the game.  In the case of a bug negatively affecting a player, there will be no restart or remedy available to the player.  

All problems and bugs encountered on any of the GLL web pages currently in use should be reported as soon as possible to a Community mod or the bugs channel on the GLL Discord.  This will allow GLL the best chance to assist you as a player with the issue.

Cheats

The use of cheats are forbidden during the Competition. The use of a cheat will result in bans and/or disqualifications.  For purposes of clarity, a cheat is any program, software, code or hack that gives players a competitive advantage over their opponent.  Examples of cheats include:

  • ESP
  • Radar hacks
  • Wallhacks
  • Speedhacks
  • Aimhacks
  • Hitbox manipulation
  • Teleportation
  • The usage of a bug/bugs to gain an advantage versus your opponents
  • Game file editing to remove grass or other aspects from the game
  • All 3rd party software or tools that are not allowed by the game publisher and that can give an unfair advantage to a player or team is classed as cheating and is not allowed. Examples of software that are not allowed are ReShade, SweetFX, and VibranceGUI.

 

If a team uses a player that has an active ban by GLL or PUBG the team will be disqualified from the tournament.

 

Players with PUBG bans on any accounts within 2 years are not eligible to compete in any of the tournaments hosted by GLL.

PUBG/GLL reserves the right to monitor any player we see fit during the Competition and players agree to be cooperative during any investigation or review into a player’s activities.  Uncooperative actions from a player may result in a guilty verdict in any allegation of cheating.  

Communication / Match Support

As mentioned earlier, all hardware, software and internet/network issues are the sole responsibility of the player.  Hence, match support for the Competition is limited to the discord and lobby host. The discord and lobby hosts are there to assist you in your questions related to the Competition, rulings and other participation questions, they are not there as IT consultants.  

In all your communications pre, during and after the matches, the toxic behavior rules are to be followed.  

 

Post-Match:

Results

Results will be posted on GLL’s platform as per regular GLL procedures. 

Protests / Escalations

Participants who wish to contest a ruling from the lobby host, believe a rule has been violated, or believe tournament integrity has been jeopardized in any way (“Disputing Party”) may make a request to open a dispute. A dispute must not delay an upcoming match unless the dispute has the potential to impact the qualification or elimination for the upcoming match, at the sole discretion of PUBG/GLL.

The procedure to open and resolve a dispute is as follows:

  1. A written statement must be provided to PUBG within one (1) hour of the completion of the match day in which the dispute pertains. The statement, at its minimum, must explain the Disputing Party’s dispute and basic details of the situation.
  2. Based on the situation, PUBG will determine if the dispute is clearly addressed by the Rules. If so, the dispute will be addressed accordingly. If not, PUBG will take necessary steps to establish a fair and judicious ruling on the manner.
  3. The ruling on the dispute must be decided prior to the following match day, or before the final rankings are calculated for that respective stage, whichever happens first.
  4. At this point, the ruling will become final. 

Breaks between Matches

Matches will be conducted back to back.  Players must enter the lobby as quickly as possible after the completion of the previous match. Lobby Hosts will not delay the start of the matches for late arriving players.  Failure to return to the lobby on time may subject the player to penalties.

 

Participation Agreement:

By registering and participating in the Competition, Participants hereby agree to be bound by and always comply with the Rules. By participating in the Competition, Participants may be exposed to certain information that is not known by the general public (“Confidential Information”). Confidential information shall include but not be limited to product features, designs, specifications, marketing plans, or Competition plans. Participants hereby agree never to disclose Confidential Information, including via social media posts. Participants hereby irrevocably grant to PUBG Corporation, its parent, affiliates, successors, and anyone acting under the authority or permission of any of the foregoing, the world-wide, royalty free, perpetual right to use their names, quotes, biographical description, picture, likeness, voice, or video recording to be associated with the Competition.

Participant understands that if their team is accepted into the Competition, they have been granted permission to participate in the Competition. In order to participate in the Competition, Participant agrees and acknowledges that: (i) Participant is under no obligation to participate in the Competition, and that the decision to participate in the Competition was made solely by Participant; (ii) participation in the Competition may entail known, unknown, anticipated, and unanticipated risks that could result in damage to Participant. Participant understands that such risks cannot be eliminated. Participant hereby releases and holds harmless from liability PUBG Corporation and their subsidiaries and associated companies, officers, officials, agents, and/or employees with respect to any and all losses, damages, costs, or losses or damages to property that may arise due to taking part in the Competition, regardless of whether such losses or damages arise from the negligence of the parties released from liability.

Participant agrees not to engage at any time in any form of conduct or make any posts, statements or representations, or direct any other person or entity to engage in any conduct or make any posts, statements or representations, that disrupt, disparage, criticize or otherwise impair the reputation or disrupts the business of PUBG, PUBG Continental Series NA Charity Showdown Qualifiers, GLL, its affiliates, parents and subsidiaries and their respective past and present officers, directors, stockholders, partners, members, agents and employees. Nothing contained in this clause shall preclude Participant from providing truthful testimony or statements pursuant to subpoena or other legal process or in response to inquiries from any government agency or entity. Participant agrees to cooperate with any and all investigations by PUBG/GLL regarding the potential violation of the Rules, including access to public social media content.

Participant agrees to adhere to the rulings made by the PUBG/GLL of the PUBG Continental Series NA Charity Showdown Qualifiers and, in situations where rulings go against the Participant, the Participant agrees to play out their remaining matches and resolve all disputes upon the completion of the match day and/or Competition. Participant understands and agrees that if they walk out or refuse to participate in the scheduled matches, they will be subject to punishments as laid out in SUPER, which include but are not limited to, fines, forfeiture of prize money, disqualifications and/or banning of Participant.

 

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