1. League Rules            
These are the official rules for MLIGCTF XI. These rules will NOT be changed. In the event that a loophole or poor foresight severely 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            
MLIG XI will be a season format where each team will play every other team once and feature a double-elimination playoff bracket. Matches will take place on Sundays and Thursdays.

Hours of League matches:
8:00 PM EST
9:00 PM EST
10:00 PM EST

- Only 1 Division containing 10 teams
- Check the Schedule for playoff seeding.
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 that won the head-to-head matchup between both teams will advance. Should both teams have an equal number of game wins, the team who has recorded the most game wins (not map wins) 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 better capture ratio overall will advance. If still tied, 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 - 10 per team
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 accommodate 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.

MLIG servers must be approved by MLIG Admins. All server passwords and information must be disclosed to admins for fair and efficient play on-season and during the off season in #RegPug.

Approved MLIG Servers:

See #RegPug on
2.2 Map & Server Selection            
This season we are using the map rounds system. There are 4 maps available to pick each round. There are no tiebreakers during the regular season.

All playoff matches besides the finals 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 twice throughout the playoffs. 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. The teams will play the higher seeded team's map selection first and then third.
2.3 Tiebreaker Selection             
TB maps (Tiebreaker) are only used in the Playoff season. There are no TB's in the regular season.

Tiebreakers for Quarter & Semi Finals

- Higher seeded team decides who eliminates the first map; each team will take turns discarding maps from a pool of eligible maps until only one map remains. The pool of eligible maps will consist of all maps that neither team has picked so far in the match. The team who does not eliminate the last map gets their color choice. Higher seed picks the server.

Tiebreakers for the FINALS

- The team with the most caps after 4 maps decides who eliminates a map first. If both clans have the exact same number of caps after 4 maps, then the higher seeded team gets to decide who eliminates a map first. The pool of eligible maps will consist of all maps that neither team has picked so far in the match. The team who does not eliminate the last map gets their color choice. Higher seed picks the server.

* All maps are reset at the beginning of the finals match
2.4 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 team who does not eliminate the last map gets their color choice.
2.5 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 2.5a.

MLIG Admins do not pick schedules, all teams are placed into a randomization tool and scheduled based on random chance.
2.5a Forfeit Loss             
Fielding players is an important aspect in MLIG. There are two scenarios as to forfiet issues when a team cannot field 5 players.

When Match Admin is present:

- If a match admin is present within 15 minutes from the start of match time (as described by the MLIG Schedule), then both teams will have 15 minutes from the arrival of an Admin to field 5 players. For example, if Intention arrives at 8:02 when the schedule has the match starting at 8:00 PM, then both teams will have fifteen (15) minutes from 8:02 to field five players (till 8:17 PM).

When Admin is not present:

- Matches without Match admins can occur. If an admin is predetermined to be not attending a match, then both teams have 15 minutes from the start of the match time as described in the MLIG schedule to field five (5) players. If 15 minutes from the start of match time has passed, and an Admin has not shown up (and they were supposed to), teams can screenshot an F1 stats (must have SmartCTF to work) to show admins that their entire team has been in the server for 15 minutes and the other has not. If a forfiet issue arises, then admins can take a look at the screen shot to determine who gets the forfiet.

If neither team can field 5 players in any circumstance, 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 admin or no admin, 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.
2.5b Rescheduling             
Each MLIG team is given 1 Wildcard. The Wildcard can be used to re-schedule an official regular season match for whatever reason.

The re-scheduled matches can take place :
On a non-MLIG day, or on a MLIG Match day but NOT during any match times.

WildCards are only used in the regular season. WildCards must be used to re-schedule a match unless both captains agree on a reschedule. An Admin may only alter the conditions of a WildCard after a review with the other Admins and both team captains.

Teams are suggested to only use their Wildcard when real problems arise, such as connection problems in their team, or surprise issues with schedule or date.

When a Wildcard is used, the team captain must PM an MLIG Admin before the scheduled match time. The team captain must talk with the opposing team and immediately re-schedule the match to another day and time. The re-schedule must occur within 1 week of the original match day. Both teams must agree to the re-schedule date and have approval from a MLIG Admin.

- Wildcards are not allowed during the Playoffs.

- Once a WildCard is used, the opposing team cannot use a Wildcard to re-schedule the WildCard match.

- If both team captains agree to a re-schedule, then a Wildcard is not needed.

Consequences :

- If the team using the Wildcard fails to propose a re-schedule date within 2 days after the match, the Admins have the right to hand out a forfiet loss for that team

- If the opposing team fails to respond with discussion to the WildCard using team within 2 days after the match, the Admins have the right to hand out a forfiet loss for that team.

- If neither team can come to an agreement, the Admins will force the match to the nearest match date, on the time slot that only has one match playing. Both teams can risk a forfiet loss if they do not show. The admins can force the match to a later date than the next match date if needed.
2.6 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.
2.7 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.
2.8 Server Settings            
Required Mutators:
Instagib, SmartCTF 4D, BDBMapVote3.04 or MapvoteLA13, Monster Announcer (Preferred)

Required Server Actors:
UTPureRC7G, ACE 0.8h, SecureValidate, ServerCrashFix

Server Settings:
Max Team Score: 10
Time Limit: 20 minutes
Sudden Death Overtime: True
Tournament: On
Max Teams: 2
Friendly Fire: 0%
Game Style: Hardcore
Game Speed: 100%
Air Control: 35%
Bots: Off
Force Respawn: Off
Tick Rate : 100

Configured Internet Speed / Netspeed: min. 5000, max 20000 at all times during the match. Furthermore, any change of net speed during any map while in the server is forbidden. Violating any part of this rule will result in a forfeit loss of the map the violation occurred in.

Servers must have the latest anti-cheat installed
ACE v0.8h

Players who have problems caused by ACE when connecting to the match server can be allowed to play by the match referee or server admin through use of the following command:

mutate nploader allowone

Any player allowed to play through use of the above command is required to upload all of his/her demos to an admin within 48 hours of the scheduled match time. Failure to submit these demos on time will result in a forfeit loss on the applicable maps.

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.
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 and select a team theme song.
b) Draft a competitive team.
c) Assign a co-captain.
d) Maintain the team's roster.
e) Make team decisions, such as lineup, map, colour and server.
f) Remind your teammates to record demos of official MLIG matches.
g) Take SmartCTF screen shots 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.
j) In the event MLIG has MLIGServ, the captain have the option to notify admins of server choices, map choices, etc. by using it

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 co-captain or player with the highest salary on the team will then become captain, or he may promote another player to the role of captain/co-captain (can be admin overridden).

This vote must be logged and documented. It can also take place in the Admin channel for official logging (contact an admin).

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 (TEN) players. They will be acquired through a draft process on IRC using a bot. The draft order will be determined each round by the team's overall salary up to that point in the draft. The team with the lowest overall salary will draft first each round. 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.
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 (it 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             
Transactions with Free Agents can be made on the team info page by the captain and/or cocaptain. Transactions with another team must be posted on the trade thread in the forum. ALL trades there must be posted as to timestamp the requests. Rosters will be locked (no trades) during all matches (from the scheduled start time /i.e. 8:00PM EST until the match is over). Rosters will be locked one day before the playoffs begin (24 hours before the first scheduled playoff match time). Admins reserve the right to reverse any trades throughout the season as seen fit.

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. Trades are not allowed by teams who have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
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 (TBA), 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 Player Inactivity and Insubordination            
If a player misses 2 consecutive matches, a team can drop that player and contact an admin concerning an inactivity drop. The player may be exchanged for a player of that captain’s choosing from the FA pool. This player is now inaccessible for any trade transactions. If the inactive player returns later in the season before the roster lock date, the player’s original team gets first choice as to whether or not they’d like to re-add that player to their roster.

Teams may add up to TWO (2) players to the inactive list but only the top FIVE (5) salaried players on their team can be placed on this list.

If a player is found to be not showing or refusing to play for a certain team due to their dislike of the team or its captain, then that player may be removed from the league entirely per captain request and legitimate evidence against that player. Everyone is drafted to unexpected teams at times. The draft process is meant to make the league as balanced and interesting as possible, not to stack teams. If you will only play for certain players or captains, then do everyone a favor and simply do not sign up.
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.
4.1 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. *** Pending review
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 Boosting and Map Exploits             
Teamwork is a large part of any team-oriented multiplayer experience. Boosting is encouraged as long as they are all legal boosts. Legal boosts are any that involve: aiding a flag carrier move quickly from base to base or to the flag, to accessible spots in a map that ARE NOT glitches but designed parts of the level. Boosts that enable players to reach or utilize map bugs are illegal and will result in the team forfeiting their map.

Purposely dropping/stalling the flag where it CANNOT be picked up/returned by players is also illegal and will result in the team forfeiting their map. Also, the use of map exploits by a single player to gain an advantage on unsymmetrical maps are also illegal (the wall dodge in EC2 on the red side, etc).
4.1d Frogjumps / Bunny Hops / Backshooting             
Frog jumping is illegal. If a player frog jumps any time during a match, they must suicide immediately without shooting anyone or interacting with a flag. Players caught frogging without suiciding will be suspended for 2 maps. If a player frog jumps with the flag, it's no longer valid and must be returned. If a player frog jumps during a flag run that results in a cap, the team will forfeit the map and the player who frog jumped will be suspended for 2 maps.

Back shooting for no reason thereby ruining the flow of the match is discouraged. Back shooting is tactical when a team mate has the flag, or one is trying to prevent the opposition from covering an enemy flag carrier.
4.1e Demos             
Every player must record a demo of each map played and keep this demo until 1 week after finals. Specs cannot demo for you. 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. Demo manager makes this automatic, though you should always check it is recording by either making use of ACE's feature at the top or typing demorec to see if one is currently active.

Requesting Demos:

A captain can request demos from the opposite team within 24 hours of a match. The accused players should upload their demos and make them public to be viewed by any interested parties via If the demo is not available within 24 hours of the request, or no demo was taken, that map will be forfeited. If 3 or more demos are being requested, the request must go through an admin first to be approved.

Should the accused be unable or unwilling to provide a demo, the following punitive structure will be followed:

1st Offense: The map(s) in question will be forfeited (or replayed) according to the opposing team's captain's discretion and the player(s) in question will be officially warned.

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

3rd Offense: The map(s) in question will be forfeited (or replayed) according to the opposing team's captain's discretion and the player(s) in question will be removed from the season.

In addition, players who are on the MLIG Watchlist must submit every map's demo that they play in. These players must do this within 24 hours or face the above consequences. Captains will be notified of any watchlist players on their team.
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.
4.3a Packeting/ DDOS             
In recent seasons we have seen an increase of packeting ( sending a mass of information to disconnect one from the internet) of certain players for some reason. Unless we know the source of the attack with solid proof or enough circumstantial evidence, the admins are powerless to do anything to prevent this type of attack. In the event of a packet attack on you while a match, you must report this to the admin spectating your match, or to one of the other admins. During experiencing these attacks, we suggest the player affected take an SS of his PL or Ping to prove his case.

- If this packet attack just affects you, we recommend you sub out with another of your players.

- If this packet attack affects your whole team, we recommend you reschedule with the other captain for a later date and different location (speak with an admin to work this out).

- If this packet attack affects you and there is no way you can sub out (tactically fatal for your team) please consider re-scheduling the match (speak to an admin).

- If this packet attack affects the whole server the admins will offer no penalties and re-schedule the match to a different location. The admins will also contact the server provider and alert them of what is going on.

The MLIG admin team is doing all it can to make sure packet attacks are at a minimal or do not happen at all in this season. We strongly recommend you take our suggestions in order to ensure fair game play for all.

*Contact your ISP to help you with constant packeting.

*Found Packeters will be banned from MLIG permanently.
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.

If a team is playing with a certain theme, they must post that theme and who the players are in the MLIG forums. The Admins will then run a quick IP check before the match to confirm. Failing to do this will result in the above consequences.
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.

Anyone who enters the server during a match who does not belong will be suspended from league play for 6 maps.
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.
5.1 Administrative Powers             
All MLIG admins have the power to make any changes to information on the MLIG website with a vote. 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 Harrasement             
Admins have the right to suspend players due to failure to cooperate, verbal harassment, and purposely inconveniencing any admin. To prevent abuse, all admins must vote on whether the suspension is justified.

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 patted on the back. Any repeated offenses will result in the player being celebrated on the forums.
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