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DOTA2 LADDER RULES

- Section 1, Best-of-One match
- Section 2, Ladder Matches
- Section 3, Match Details
- Section 4, Substitutions
- Section 5, Match Restrictions
- Section 6, Disconnections
- Section 7, Server Crash
- Section 8, Score validation
- Section 9, Match Media
- Section 10, Forbidden Software Installation
- Section 11, Sanctions

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Section 1, Best-of-one match:

A best-of-one match is played in one game and opposes two teams of five players. The team to win the game is the winner of the Best of one Match.

Section 2, Ladder Matches:

• All Ladder Matches will be played in a "Best of 1 format".

• The team that makes the initial "Challenge" will play as "Dire" while the team accepting the challenge will play as "Radiant".

• "Version" must be set to "Tournament"

• "Spectators" must be set to "Enabled"

Section 3, Match Details:

• Game Format: Tournament

• Game Mode: Captains Mode

• Sides: Radiant / Dire

• Victory Condition: First team to destroy the opposing teams Ancient (Main Building) or First team to cause the other team to forfeit map (Call GG).

• Server: South Africa or Europe

Section 4, Substitutions:

• The tournament officials must be referred to before any substitution takes place.
• Teams are allowed 1 substitution per game.
• Substitutions can only be done before or after a match is played.
• The substitute must not be registered with another team that has competed or is competing in the ladder.

Section 5, Match Restrictions:

• Backdooring is allowed.
• Any cheats, hacks or exploits are illegal and not allowed in play.

Section 6, Disconnections:

• If any player disconnects during a match, the game will be paused (default is F9) until the player has reconnected. Pausing is not used for any other reason.

• Teams have a 15 minute grace period to join the server/lobby from the schedule match time. The team that does not have their full squad on the server after the 15 minute grace period has commenced will have to be forfeited.

• Each team has a maximum of 15 minutes of total "in-game pause" time to deal with technical issues.

Section 7, Server Crash:

• In the case of a server crash, the game can be continued from the latest save. The person who hosted the lobby for the match will have the option (game setup option) to load from a save file when they host again. The save file is generated every minute in the background.

• In the unlikely event that the reload does not work, the game will be replayed with the same exact hero picks and lane movements until the first creep wave of the Radiant and Dire side meets.

Section 8, Score validation:

• After a match is complete, both team captains have to report the match score via their Orena Dashboardfor scores to update.

Section 9, Match Media:

• Players are obliged to record their in-game demo and take a screenshot of the beginning and end-game scoreboards.

• Screenshots must be attached when submitting scores. 

Section 10, Forbidden software installation: 

Players may not bring, install or use any external software or hardware that interacts in-game, any form of modification that would alter the game or allow a player to execute automatically more than one in-game action, or any configuration file, unless expressly authorized by a tournament official.

Section 11, Sanctions:

A team may be cautioned and receive a warning if one of his players commits any of the following offences: 
• Refuses to follow tournament officials’ instructions. 
• Arrives late at his convocation schedule. 
• Shows dissent by word or action. 
• Uses insulting language and/or gestures. 
• Is guilty of unsporting behaviour.
• Makes use of forbidden software or forbidden in-game exploits.

A team may receive a sanction if one of his players commits any of the following offences: 
• receives more than one warning 
• uses any unlawful or unfair proceedings 
• mislead or dupe any tournament official

 

ADMINS MAY MODIFY THE RULES AT ANY GIVEN TIME TO MAINTAIN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

 

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