legion esports rule book

Version I

Last update: 01/07/2018

1. General Rules


All of our rules are viewed and supported by the game publishers. We may adjust the rules weekly to meet the Terms and Conditions. Other rules such as ToS/EULA also apply as general rules within the Legion Esports tournaments. Please follow their own rules respectively.

League of Legends Tournament rules:




1.1. Individual Players


1.1.1. All participants need to behave professionally towards other players and our Legion Esports staff.


1.1.2. All participants need to be ready to reply to the Legion Esports staff at all times.


1.1.3. All participants are obligated to join the Legion Esports Discord server:




1.2. Usage of Bracket Providers


1.2.1. Register at the website of the bracket provider on time to participate in the tournament.


1.2.2. Check in on the website of the bracket provider or on Legion Esports Discord on time before the start of the matches. The link to the bracket provider will be given by Legion staff through Discord.


1.2.3. If a participant fails to check in on time, he or she will be removed from the brackets and hence unable to participate in the tournament.



1.3. Personal Streaming


1.3.1. All players are allowed to stream. However, we strongly advise the participants who stream to put in a 5 Minutes delay and to record their own matches.



1.4. No Verbal Abuse


All of the following is considered as verbal abuse, and is strictly forbidden at any time of the tournament. In all situations, the Legion Esports staff has the right to make the final decision.


1.4.1. Real life threat,


1.4.2. Any kind of offensive languages,


1.4.3. Unprofessional sportsmanship (e.g. Saying ai???ai??i??easyai??i??ai??i?? after defeating the opponent.),


1.4.4. Racism or discrimination.


1.4.5. Disrespectful towards staff and other player.


1.4.6. All players are allowed to report a player to the staff by sending a private message. However, if one wants to submit a report, he or she needs to provide a screenshot as proof.



1.5. Social Media


Please note that the rules in this section applies to all social media platforms that Legion Esports uses. Our Admins can give a warning at the first time of the violation of the rules (depending on situation). If a player continues to violate the rules, our staff will take action accordingly. All of the following is considered inappropriate and is not allowed by the Legion Esports at any times.


1.5.1. Not-safe-for-work comments, pictures or videos,


1.5.2. Racism or discrimination,


1.5.3. Real life threat,


1.5.4. Tagging or mentioning partners/ sponsors for no particular reason,


1.5.5. Starting an argument in order to enrage another person or party. For example, in case of Discord, the Legion Esports staff may kick the responding player from the Legion Esports Discord permanently. A further example would be a time -out or a permanent ban from the Twitch chat. If a member of the community discovers any violation of the rules by another member, he or she is welcome to report that member in question to the staff by sending a screenshot as proof.



1.6. Cancellation of tournament


Legion Esports has right to cancel tournament if amount of players is below the required amount that has been announced on Legionesports.com or in our Discord announcements text channel

2. How to Act During the Tournament



2.1. Challenge Your Opponent


2.1.1. Use personal message or the #tournament_chat Legion Esports Discord channel to communicate with your opponent beforehand.


2.1.2.The upper seed player will start the lobby. (see section 3.1).


2.1.3. Wait for the announcement from the admins to start a match.



2.2. Invitation for Stream


2.2.1. A random match will be selected to be streamed. The players of that match will receive either a @mention or a private message in Discord as a notification or per email.


2.2.2. The streamed game may be used and analysed in our future YouTube series.



2.3. Reporting the Result of a Match


2.3.1. Only the winner of the match needs to submit a screenshot of the result of the match. However, we strongly advise the losers of the match to take a screenshot of the result as well.


2.3.2. (Double Elimination only) In the winner bracket: The winner must provide a screenshot of the result of the match and upload it to the Discord text channel #winner-bracket-report.


2.3.3. (Double Elimination only) In the loser bracket: The winner must provide a screenshot and upload it to the Discord text channel #loser-bracket-report.


2.3.4. In the case where both the winner and loser (after being asked to) fail to deliver a screenshot, the entire match between these two participants has to be replayed.

3. Match Rules



3.1. Creating Lobby
3.2. No-show

Please note that it is the participants responsibility to attempt to contact his or her opponent first. Only after failing to contact the opponent may the participant contact the staff to start a missing timer. There are two different missing timers and they will only start after the participant has contacted either a player support or a referee via private message.


3.2.1. Each player only has a limited time to show up to a match. Contact a Legion Esports staff to start the missing timer when a player fails to reach his or her opponent on time.


ai??i?? Missing timer:

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3.2.2. After the missing timer is up, a no-show leads to that missing playerai??i??s default loss of the match.


3.2.3. A no-show will result in a warning and later on will be punished in continued absence, if the player in question does not provide the Legion Esports staff with a reasonable explanation.




3.3. Third Party Programs


3.3.1. Any form of cheating will be severely punished with permanent ban. Legion Esports has the rights to remove the team from all tournaments, that are hosted by Legion Esports.


3.3.2.Ai??Ping boosters are allowed.




3.4. Deceiving


3.4.1. Any attempts to deceive the Legion Esports staff or other participants with wrong or fake information will be punished by a loss, disqualification or ban.


3.4.2.Ai??Win-trading is results in immediate ban.




3.5. No Ringers or Fakers


3.5.1. We do not allow other players to play on your account. Doing so will result in ban for the whole team



3.6. Disconnection


3.6.1. If a player disconnects during the match, Only the team captain is allowed to pause the match with 5 minutes, the time can be extended if approved by an admin. Please contact an official representative of Legion.


3.6.2. The opponent team is advised to screenshot the moment that the game has been paused, and keep the screenshot in case of a conflict of interest. The match can not be resumed without permission of an admin.

ai??i?? This timer starts as soon as the team captain is putting the match on pause. Once the disconnection timer is up, the team has to play without a player until he/she reconnects.


ai??i?? The disconnection timer can only be used three times at maximum. Any further will result in a loss.


3.6.3. In case of players disconnection before match started. The maximum waiting time is 10 minutes, the Legion Esports admins can start the timer if notified


3.6.4. Conversion of a Missing to a Disconnection Timer 5 In cases where a player (A) fails to contact another player (B) before the match, it is logical for player A to contact the staff and start a missing timer for player B. However, if player B is disconnected but manages to inform the staff of the disconnection within the missing timerai??i??s time limit, it is possible for player B to choose to convert the missing timer to a disconnection timer.

Please note that the rule of only one disconnection per round still applies.


3.6.5. For example: In the third round of the tournament, player A cannot contact player B and informs the staff to start a missing timer for player B. Hence, a five -minutes timer begins. When two of the five minutes have passed, player B contacts the staff and explain that he disconnected and wishes to convert his missing timer to a disconnection timer. Player B now has ten-minutes timer, where two of the ten minutes have passed.





3.7. Remake


3.7.1. Once the Bans & Champions are locked, the pick & ban stays as picked before. Deceiving an admin can result in a disqualification. (see section 3.4)


3.7.2. Under no circumstances are players allowed to restart the whole match without admin approval. Only reason for remaking the match are bugs for example:


Reignover Sejuani bug

C9 Sneaky bug catcher


3.7.3.Ai?? Bug Encounter: It is up to the referees to decide whether the case should be counted as a bug or not.

ai??i??Ai??When the participant encounters a bug, he or she has the right to contact the referees about it. Two cases follow:

ai??i??Ai??The participant has proof of the bug:

The participant has to show the proof to a referee as soon as possible. In this case, the participant will receive a rematch. With a new pick & ban phase.


ai??i??Ai??The participant has no proof of the bug:

Agreement of the opponent needed for a rematch. If the opponent disagrees, the participant will not receive a rematch and loses that round.



3.8. Bug Abuse


All kinds of bug abuse will be punished. The Legion Esports staff has the right to determine whenever the act has been committed or not. Depending on the severity of the violation, the violator may receive punishments such as Disqualification or Ban.


3.9. Forfeiting


3.9.1. The players are allowed to forfeit during any time of the tournament by contacting the Legion Esports staff directly. However, the players are not allowed to re-join after forfeiting.


3.9.2. When a player forfeits, he or she automatically drops out of the tournament entirely and gives up on all rights to claim any prizes of that tournament. Except seasonal tournaments, which will result in a loss.


3.9.3. When such a case occurs, all ranks of the participants will automatically rise for one rank. The remaining prize for the 6th place will be used for a giveaway. For example, if the player in question forfeits after securing the third place, the player on rank 4 will rise to rank 3, the player on rank 5 will rise to rank 4, and the player on rank 6 will rise to rank 5. The 6th rank will remain vacant.