MLIGCTF ZP V
1. League Rules
These are the official rules for MLIGZP V. These rules will NOT be changed. In the event that a loophole or poor foresight severly threatens the integrity of the league, the admins may modify these rules, upon majority vote, for the benefit of this AND future leagues. Any major rule change will be announced on the news page and will be up for discussion. If you are a captain or would like to be a captain, take the time to know the rules. Rules will be strictly enforced.

Note that if a player is found severely abusing the league, regardless if its covered in the rules, said player could be removed from the league upon majority admin vote.
1.1 League Format
MLIGZP V will be a season format where each team will play every other team once and feature a single-elimination playoff bracket. There will be 1 division containing 8 teams. Matches will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Playoff seeding will be as follows:

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*** Playoff seeding pending and there is still discussion on 1 or 2 matches a week, as well as the number of teams pending signups.
1.2 League Point Format
Each match consists of two maps and no tiebreaker. Teams will be awarded 3 points for each map win, 1 point for each map loss and 0 points for each map forfeit. The 6 teams with the most points at the end of the regular season in each division will advance to the playoffs. In the event of a tie, the team who has recorded the most game wins (not map wins) will advance. Should both teams have an equal number of game wins, the team that won the head-to-head matchup between both teams will advance. If the teams had split, the team with the better capture ratio in the head to head matchup will advance. If one of the teams had forfeited a map during the head to head, it will be considered an 8-0 loss for the purposes of calculating capture differential. If the teams are still tied in capture ratio in their head to head matchup, the team with the least number of forfeit losses will advance. If both teams have an equal number of forfeit losses, they will play a one map tiebreaker on a map determined by the admins.

*** Team sizes pending.
2. Match Rules
2.1 Servers
The admins are responsible for having at least one MLIG-sanctioned server available for each match that meets the Server Settings requirements (see next section). PM your match admin 10 minutes before match time if you have a server preference and the admin will try to accomodate your request. If the server is NOT MLIG approved, but is setup correctly, (mapvote, anticheat, etc.) it will be allowed only if both captains AND the match admin agree.

*** Official Servers

NLA* Says MLIGZP V is Good! unreal://8.9.9.52:7777

DEATH's NEWER FRAGHOUSE unreal://72.51.60.20:7777
2.2 Map Selection
Each round of the regular season will consist of 2 maps selected from a predetermined map list (see next section). Each team will select 1 map from the list for that round and disclose their selection to the match admin 10 minutes before match time. Once the match admin has announced each team's map selection, neither team may change their map choice. The one exception to this is if both teams pick the same map. Should this happen, the admin will allow both teams to resubmit their map selection. If both teams decide not to change their map selection, that map will be played twice. However, if both teams change their map pick but end up picking the same map once again, the map that was selected by both teams initially will be the first map played and the map that was selected by both teams the second time will be the second map played for the match. The team listed first on the site will have their map pick played first on the second team's server choice. You may not choose the same map twice during the regular season.

The quarter-final and semi-final rounds of the playoffs will be a best of 3 maps with each team choosing 1 map from the entire maplist. A team may not choose the same map in both the quarter-final and semi-final matches. Should a tiebreaker be required, they will play the first map on the tiebreaker list that was not chosen by either team. The higher seeded team will play their map selection first.

The final round of the playoffs will be a best of 5 maps with each team choosing 2 maps from the entire maplist. Should a tiebreaker be required, they will play the first map on the tiebreaker list that was not chosen by either team. The teams will play the higher seeded team's map selection first and then third.

Map List:

Tier1 Maps:
CTF-DukuCB3
CTF-EternalCave2
CTF-RainbaseCE
CTF-Scandinavium_riffcustom
CTF-BrokenLimitsCB5
CTF-Bleak][UGN
CTF-SprintaCB3

Tier2 Maps:
CTF-OrbitalLE102
CTF-DiamondSword_CE,
CTF-GrendalKeep99MLUT2
CTF-CommandCE
CTF-IndusRage
CTF-AcronyCB
CTF-CoretCE105
CTF-Control

Tier3 maps
CTF-SpiritCB2
CTF-Dreary
CTF-Anafractuous
CTF-EpicmanIG
CTF-RevengeCE
CTF-EspiritLE105
CTF-Julius-IG

Limited to two tier1 maps all season long
Limited to two tier2 maps all season long
Unlimited tier3 maps all season long.

Choose your maps wisely, as once your limit is up, you can no longer pick a map in that tier.

During playoffs, any map pick will be allowed. TB maps are TBA
2.3 Color Choice
During all matches, the team that has not chosen the map to be played is allowed to choose color. During the playoffs, the choice of color for the tiebreaker maps is granted to the higher seeded team.
2.4 Match Scheduling
All matches are scheduled by the MLIG admins and times will be posted on the MLIG website. If a team cannot field an adequate lineup (5 legal players) at match time, they will be subject to a forfeit loss. The specific rules for a forfeit loss due to a lack of players are enumerated under section 2.4a.
2.4a Forfeit Loss
If a team cannot field a team of 5 players 15 minutes after the designated start match time or arrival of an admin, whichever is later, then that team will receive a forfeit loss for both maps. If neither team can field 5 players, both teams will receive forfeit losses for both maps. In the event that a team cannot field 5 players 10 minutes after the completion of a map, then that team will receive a forfeit loss for that map. It is possible for both teams to receive a forfeit loss if neither team is ready.
2.4b Rescheduling
A team may reschedule a match if both captains agree and an admin is notified. Reschedules MUST occur BEFORE the day that the next round begins (whether you play on that day or not). Reschedules should not occur at the same time as another non-rescheduled match. There is also no guarantee that an admin will be present at a rescheduled match. If you fail to reschedule accordingly, forfeits will be handed out as outlined in the forfeit rules listed above.
2.5 Connections
All connections are accepted and legal, with one exception. A person cannot be on a LAN (local-area network) with the server. Any players found to be in violation of this rule will be suspended from league play and forfeit the maps where this occurred.
2.6 Server Settings
Required Mutators:
Instagib, SmartCTF 4D, MapvoteLA13 (or equivalent)

Required Server Actors:
UTPureRC7G, AnthChecker_v138 (Build 8), UTDCv2.1C, UTDCPlusv12S/NPLoader_v13

Server Settings:
Max Team Score: 0
Time Limit: 20 minutes
Tournament: On
Max Teams: 2
Friendly Fire: 0%
Game Style: Hardcore
Game Speed: 100%
Air Control: 35%
Bots: Off
Force Respawn: On

It is the responsibility of all participants, admins, captains, and players to ensure that all the settings are correct prior to starting the match. Once both teams have clicked in they have agreed to the current settings and no map can be replayed due to settings that are in conflict with those on the rules page. The lack of HUD during a match does not merit a pause or a restart of the map as it can easily be fixed within seconds. If serious errors are missed the admin staff will make a ruling based on a case by case scenario.
2.7 Server Crash
In the event that the game server crashes during a match, the match will restart with the amount of time that was remaining when the server crashed. If the score was tied prior to the crash then any overtime played in the restart will be official. If the match was not tied any captures made prior to the crash will be added to the score once the clock reaches 0:00. If overtime is required at that point, teams will restart the map again with the first team capturing winning the map.
3. Team Rules
3.1 Captain Responsibilities
Captains will be selected from a list of applicants by the admins. Captains will be required to:

a) Name their team.
b) Draft a competitive team.
c) Assign a co-captain.
d) Maintain the team's roster.
e) Make team decisions, such as lineup, map, color and server.
f) Remind your teammates to record demos of official MLIG matches.
g) Take SmartCTF screenshots of their matches and provide them to the admins if admins did not do so themselves.
h) Collect evidence and provide it to the MLIG admins when accusing another team of breaking the rules.
i) Create a team channel.

In the absence of the official captain, the co-captain will act as the captain. In the absence of both the captain and the co-captain, the available player with the highest salary will act as captain (can be admin overridden).
3.2 Captain Replacement
Should a team be unhappy with their team captain, they may hold a team vote of non-confidence to remove him. If 5 or more players on a team agree to the removal of a captain, the captain will be removed from the league. The player with the highest salary on the team will then become captain, or he may promote another player to the role of captain (can be admin overridden).

Should a captain not take his or her duties seriously, he may be removed from his position as captain by the league and may face suspension.
3.3 Team Creation
Each team will consist of 10 players. They will be acquired through a draft process on IRC using a bot. The draft order will use the snake format, and begin with the captain with the lowest salary, and continue on in ascending order. Each team will have a salary cap that they cannot exceed, but they also must maintain a roster of 10 players at all times.

If a team drops below 10 players for any reason, the spot(s) on the roster MUST be filled to bring the team back up to 10, even if it requires dropping additional players to free up salary.

***Parts of this rule are pending
3.4 Player Salaries
All MLIG players will be listed with a corresponding salary based on their skill ranking.

Over the course of a few days, all players, admins and captains will be asked to submit player ranking lists. As of right now, ranking lists cannot be saved on the site (ir prevents any further editing) so you must PM an admin or make a post in the ranking thread with your rankings. The admins then review the lists, and the ones that we believe are accurate enough will be approved.

All approved lists will be averaged, then each player will receive a compiled ranking and will be assigned a salary based on a graduated pay scale.
3.5 Transactions
Captains and assistant captains can add and drop players from their roster at anytime using the MLUT website. Teams must remain under the salary cap and also must maintain a 10 player roster at all times. If a team drops below 10 players for any reason the spot(s) on the roster MUST be filled to bring the team back up to 10, even if it requires dropping additional players to free up salary.

Teams will be locked and unable to make transactions during a match, and will remain locked until the match is over. Teams will be unlocked following the match, unless they were eliminated from the tournament, or have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Team rosters will be locked 2 days before playoffs start.
3.6 Player Holdout
If a player feels he is being treated unfairly, he may present his case to the admins and we will contact both him and his captain to resolve the dispute. Should an inquiry find that the captain is at fault, the player will be returned to the free agent list at his current salary.

The team can not reacquire that player and the spot on the roster MUST be filled to bring the team to 10, even if it requires dropping additional players to free up salary.

Note that if a captain or co-captain removes themselves from their roster, they will be removed from the league and possibly future leagues.
3.7 Inactive Player
If a player misses 2 consecutive matches, a team can drop him and contact an admin with an inactivity request and the player will be removed from the league. If the player is picked up during the inactivity request the transaction will be reversed.
3.8 Multiple Teams
No player may play for any team other than the one they are listed under on the MLUT website. Any player caught breaking this rule will be removed from MLIG. Captains who attempt to violate this rule will be removed from the tournament and have any maps played with the violating player forfeited to the opposing team.
4. Game Rules
4.1 Cheats
All hacks, bots, radars and cheats are illegal. This includes any kind of automated aiming bot, a trigger bot, any form of radar, server-crashing bugs and tools, using packet loss and latency inducing tools, HUD timers, and anything in that same vein or spirit. Please use your brain. All violations will result in an PERMANENT EXPULSION for the offending player from MLIG and all MLIG related events. It will also result in a forfeit loss of the match in question for the offending team.

In addition, players can be convicted of the above without being caught by server cheat protection. Admins reserve the right to take into account all evidence regarding said player, including but not limited to: demos, screenshots and server logs.

All players previously caught or removed for any of the above reasons will not be allowed to play.
4.1a Skins
Players may not use any skins other than those included in a default installation of Unreal Tournament, and may not alter the appearance of any of these skins by any means.
4.1b Spectators
Should any players be spectating a game without the consent of an administrator, they risk a possible suspension from league play. Should they be a member of a team playing in that match, the offending team will receive a forfeit loss for the map in question.
4.1c Map Exploits
Boosts that enable players to reach or utilize map bugs are illegal and will result in the team forfeiting their map.
Purposely dropping the flag where it CANNOT be picked up/returned by players is also illegal and will result in the team forfeiting their map.
4.1d Frog Jumps / Bunny Hopping
Frog Jumps and/or Bunny Hops are illegal and any player found doing them will forfeit the map for their team.
4.1e Demos
Every player must record a first-person demo of each map he plays and keep this demo for 1 week after the match. If a player joins the server after the start of a map, it is his responsibility to ensure that he starts recording a demo before commencing play.

If foul play is suspected in a match, a player must submit an inquiry directly to an admin. An accusation MUST be made before 11:59pm EST the day AFTER the match, or it will not be considered. The player making the accusation of foul-play, must submit his/her own demo to the admins, along with an explanation of the accusation, which player is in question, and the location in the demo of suspicious play. If the accusing player cannot supply their own demo, the inquiry will be dropped. If review of the accuser's demo reveals no suspicion of foul-play, the inquiry will be dropped. The admins will inspect the accuser's demo, and if there is the possibility of foul-play, the admins will request and then review the demo from the player in question.

Each team has can request a maximum of 1 demo per map of the opposing team. If the first demo is shown to have suspicious activity agreed upon by a majority vote by the admins (excluding those participating in the match in question), then a second demo may be requested, etc.

Should the player or players in question be unable or unwilling to fulfill the admin staff's demo request promptly, the following punitive structure will be followed:

1st Offense: The map(s) in question will be forfeited to the opposing team and the player(s) in question will be officially warned.

2nd Offense: The map(s) in question will be forfeited to the opposing team and the player(s) in question will be suspended for 1 official match.

3rd Offense: The map(s) in question will be forfeited to the opposing team and the player(s) in question will be removed from the season.
4.2 Server Admin
If a player logs in as a server administrator prior to a match, the player must logout when complete, and reconnect to the server. At no time may a player login as administrator during the match. Doing so will result in a forfeit loss for the map in question for the offending team, and a possible suspension for the offending player.
4.3 Connection Fraud
All connection fraud is illegal, including but not limited to, faking your ping or disturbing another's connection through any means. Any violations will result in a forfeit loss of the map in question for the offending team. The offending player will be suspended from play for the current season with the possibility of a longer ban.
4.4 Aliasing
A player may not use multiple identities over the course of the season. The name a player uses and that will be tracked by the admins defaults to the name they used to sign up. If at any time a player refuses to use the name they signed up with when asked by an admin to change it during a match, they will be denied permission to play. Repeated offenses will result in a player being suspended from play for the rest of the season.
4.5 Ringing
Using a ringer (a player not on your eligible roster, who is generally posing as an eligible player) is a serious offense. Using a ringer will result in the offending player, as well as any captains or co-captains present, being banned indefinitely. In addition, the team will forfeit the maps in question and be disqualified from play for the remainder of the season.
4.6 Taunts
Excessive use of text taunts is illegal. Using taunts bound to movement keys, firing keys, weapon switch keys, or any other frequently used bind in the game is illegal. First violations will result in a warning. ANY Repeated offense will result in the player being removed from the player list for the current season.
5. Administration
5.1 Administrative Powers
All MLIG admins have the power to make any changes to information on the MLIG website. Should a captain or player notice any mistakes, he or she may contact an admin to make any changes. Should a captain, player or other admin feel that an admin is abusing their power, he or she may file a grievance with the MLIG head admin. The MLIG administration will then look into this claim.
5.1a Tolerance / Admin Harassment
Admins have the right to suspend players due to failure to cooperate, verbal harassment, and purposely inconveniencing any admin. Admins are using their free time to run the league and should be treated with respect.

Suspensions will be handed out as follows:
First suspension will be for one map
Second suspension will be for one match
Third suspension will be for one week

If a problem arises with your match admin, take it up with another admin and/or the head admin.
5.2 Conflict Resolution
Any major problems will be resolved by an admin vote. Admins can choose not to vote if they so please. In the hopes of keeping things moving, all open votes have a 24 hour window in which admins can place their vote. There may, however, be exceptions to this 24 hour window, should the vote be for something that does not require immediate resolution.
5.3 Conflict of Interest
Admins are not allowed to vote on any issues that involve a team that they are a member of. They may provide feedback and their input, but their vote will not count in determining the final outcome.
5.4 Sportsmanship
Any player using racial slurs or insulting remarks toward another team or player while in an official match will be removed from the match. Any repeated offenses will result in the player being removed from the player list for the current season.
Please be nice and thoughtful to your fellow league teams and players. We are all in this for fun and competitive play, being a better player does NOT give you the right to belittle others.
6. Trades
6.1 Trade Restrictions
Captains will be limited to 4 moves per week (this includes adding people from free agency and trading without teams).
6.2 Performing Trades
All trades and pickups from free agency must first be posted on the MLIG forums, where they will be read and either accepted or denied according to the admins judgement. If you want the trade to be read promptly make sure to PM an admin as well. This is to ensure that no unfair trades or team dumping occur.
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