Apex Legends Series Final Rules

Player Requirement

  • Account Level of 50 and above is required
  • The minimum rank of Platinum is required
  • PC client only

Teams and rosters

Each roster has to consist of 3 players.
Roster change will be allowed up to 24 hours before the tournament starts.
Every game needs to be played as a full roster (3).

 

Region and age restrictions

 

  • A team is only allowed to play in one region during the tournament.
  • All team members must be off age 13 or older. 
  • At all times in-game a team must have 66% (2) or more of its players that are residing in or have the nationality of the country or countries for the region they are playing in.

 

A list of all countries included in each region sorted in alphabetical order below:
 
EMEA: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine. Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
 
NA: Canada, Mexico,United States.
 

For Apex Legends Series tournaments, we’re limiting the participation for teams with the countries listed above. Teams and players from other regions and countries are not allowed to play during the Apex Legends Series tournaments.  

 

Streaming and Point of View Recording 

Streaming

1 player in each team need to stream their POV to GLL, The two remaining players need to record. GLL will provide a guide on how to directly stream to our studio.

We will test the streaming before the tournament start with all players possible.

All players streaming during an ongoing game should never tab out while their team is alive and always follow a player who is alive in the team.

 

  • Recommended settings 1080p / 59.94fps 6k bitrate
  • Minimum required settings * 720p / 30fps 1k bitrate

We encourage everyone to stream that is available to do so. If your team has any issues regarding the streaming requirements please contact the admin team as soon as possible.

Point of View Recording

POV Recording, Each player must at the end of the tournament provide POV Recordings from there games for review.

  • Recording quality must at least be 720p 30fps
    • Preview of the datacenter selection

All POV recordings from the matches need to be saved for 14 days from the date the tournament ended. The admin team has the right to request the POV recording at any time within these 14 days.

 

Result reporting

Screenshots, from the scoreboard at the end of the game. ( Can be found -> “C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Apex\r2\screenshots” or Where ever you put your “Origin Games” Folder )
 
  • All screenshots should be uploaded to the assigned discord channel for the tournament.
  • If a screenshot is missing or is incomplete they will be judged on a case by case basis.
  • All screenshots will have to be submitted as soon as possible after the team has died in-game.

All screenshots from the matches need to be saved for 14 days from the date the tournament ended. The admin team has the right to request the screenshot at any time within these 14 days.

 

Game settings

Datacenters

  • Allowed Datacenters for EMEA
    • UK – London
  • Allowed Datacenters for NA
    • Iowa – GCE 2

Queue

  • Queue Mode: Play Apex (Non-Ranked Matchmaking)

Config & Game Files

Competitors may only add or edit the following lines in local.cfg, videoconfig.txt, autoexec.cfg and launch options for Apex in Origin:
 
  • +fps_max
  • +cl_showfps
  • +mat_letterbox_aspect_goal
  • +mat_letterbox_aspect_threshold

Any other changes are forbidden.

 

Website Rules

Account

  • All players are allowed to have one account at play.gll.gg per person. All information registered on each account needs to be up-to-date and correct information.
  • You are not allowed to share or use another person’s GLL account. Your account is for your use and your use alone.

Bugs and issues

  • All problems and bugs you encounter 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 us the best chance to assist you as a player with the issue you have encountered.  

Game Rules

Game accounts

  • A player is allowed to have one APEX account active on their GLL account.
  • You are not allowed to share or use another person’s APEX account. Your account is for your use and your use alone.
  • Usage of an alt or smurf account is forbidden. If a player is found out to be using a smurf his team will be disqualified from the tournament.
     

In-game Rules

  • It is not allowed to sit outside the map in dead zones without a timer on it. Not allowed to reset the timer of being out of the map.

Bug Exploits

Anything that can be viewed as a bug or exploit will be reviewed by the admin team and be judged on a case by case basis.

It is forbidden to cheat, modify the game files or use any 3rd party application which would give an unfair advantage over other users.  

Cheats

Cheats
All cheats are completely forbidden to use under any circumstance while playing in any event at GLL. Using any cheat will result in bans and disqualifications for the following cheats:

  • 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 – (if not specified in “Game settings”)
  • 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 APEX the team will be disqualified from the tournament.
  • Players with APEX bans on any accounts within 2 years are not eligible to compete in any of the tournaments hosted by GLL.
  • GLL reserves the right to monitor any player we see fit during the tournament.

Betting, gambling, match-fixing/teaming

  • Players or coaches, as well as hosts and staff from GLL, are prohibited from gambling or betting on any matches in any GLL tournament.
  • All sorts of match-fixing/teaming are strictly forbidden and will result in the team being disqualified and banned.  

Ruling and punishments

  • Cheating: Disqualification and 2 years ban from GLL.
  • Knowingly playing with a cheater: Disqualification and 6 month’s ban.
  • Account Sharing: Disqualification and 1-year ban from GLL.
  • Knowingly playing with someone that is Account Sharing: Disqualification, and 6 month’s ban.
  • Match-fixing: Disqualification and 1 years ban from GLL.
  • Playing in the wrong region: Disqualification.
  • Usage of Smurf/Alt accounts: Disqualification.
  • Usage of a glitch: Case-by-case
  • Inappropriate/disruptive behaviour: Case-by-case
  • Using a player, that is not in the roster: Disqualification
  • No personal POV recording: Disqualification

You can appeal the decision regarding your ban that you have received within 7 days from the moment when the decision was taken. The appeal needs to be in a written mail that is sent to admin@gll.gg.

BEHAVIOR AND SPORTSMANSHIP

  • Show respect to everyone involved in the tournament. This includes players and staff
  • Treat everyone the same way as you would like to be treated yourself
  • Always show integrity while playing in every tournament, be honest and play fair
  • Do not use any discriminatory language, including but not limited to any language regarding ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or personal beliefs
  • Do not use extremely foul language, including but not limited to excessive profanity or language that is graphically sexual, grotesque, or violent
  • Do not make threats of real-world violence or other intended harm to other players or our employees
  • Do not harass, stalk, or purposely do things to make someone else feel uncomfortable or threatened
  • Do not share personal information about yourself or other individuals
  • Do not engage in, request, arrange, or offer illegal activities or materials
  • Do not impersonate other individuals
  • Do not spam, be it in text or VOIP
  • Do not share your account: your account is for your use and your use alone. Do not grant access to your account to anyone else, and do not access anyone else’s account, even with their permission.

GLL reserves the right to, in special cases, override and/or remove, and/or add any rule stated above to guarantee fair play.

Tie Breakers

  1. Most Total Wins
  2. Most Total Kills
  3. Most Total Damage

 

Changelog

Update 2019-12-14, 14:00

  • Streaming: 1 player in each team need to stream their POV to GLL, The two remaining players need to record. GLL will provide a guide on how to directly stream to our studio.
  • TO Minimum required settings * 720p / 30fps 1k bitrate FROM Minimum required settings * 720p / 30fps 2k bitrate
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