LIVE TOURNAMENT RULES:
OFFICIAL – MADDEN TOURNAMENT RULES & SCHEDULE
Single Elimination, Bracket Style Tournament
GAMEPLAY SETTINGS ( TOURNAMENT DEFAULT)
Quarter Length: Determined By Round (3 – 5 Minutes)
Game Mode: Regular H2H
Skill Level: All-Madden
Even teams: Off
Game Speed: Normal
Accelerated Clock: Off
Other Settings: Set To Defaults
GAMEPLAY SETTINGS ( ADJUSTABLE SETTINGS)
Players will have 5 mins before the established start time for the round to set the following settings provided that there are no bugs or game imbalances caused within the competition mode.
The tournament schedule will be broken down into 6 rounds progressing until we have a champion. We will begin with Rounds 1-3 playing 3 minute quarters, Quarter and Semi-Final Rounds playing 4 minute quarters, and the Championship and 3rd Place Rounds playing 5 minute quarters
ROUND 1 (3 Min Quarters)
Round 1 – Group A: 16 Players
Round 1 – Group B: 16 Players
Round 1 – Group C: 16 Players
Round 1 – Group D: 16 Players
ROUND 2 (3 Min Quarters)
Round 2 – Group A: 16 Players
Round 2 – Group B: 16 Players
ROUND 3 (3 Min Quarters)
Round 3 (16 Players): 3:15 – 3:45
QUARTERFINAL ROUND (4 Min Quarters)
Round 4 (8 Players): 4:00 – 4:35
SEMIFINAL ROUND (4 Min Quarters)
Round 5 (4 Players): 4:45 – 5:20
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS (5 Min Quarters)
Round 6 (4 Players): 5:30 – 6:15
Example: Repetitive onside kicks that result in you getting the ball even when you are winning the contest.
Procedure After a Glitch Penalty: In the event that a tournament administrator determines that a penalty was caused by an unauthorized glitch, one or more the following actions will be taken to return the game to a fair state depending on the result of the play.
If the ball wasn’t advanced by the offense OR the result of the play was in favor of the defense (turnover, sack, defensive TD), then the offense will be forced to decline the penalty (in the end, the penalty for a glitch is a loss of down).
If the ball was advanced by the offense, then the offense will be forced to take penalties until they are equal or behind the line of scrimmage at the start of the play where they intentionally glitched (in the end, the penalty for a glitch is a loss of down).
NOTE: This rule will only be applied in the event that the tournament schedule is behind and the next round play is being delayed.
Under no circumstances will unsportsmanlike conduct will allowed and/or tolerated. We will promptly enforce penalties up to and including disqualification of any participants that we find are violating any of the items below.
RULE ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
At the discretion of tournament administration, penalties can be assessed for violations of rules or conduct that violates the spirit of a fair competition. Penalties that can be assessed include, but are not limited to the following:
FAIR PLAY AND COMPETITIVE INTEGRITY
These rules may be modified as necessary during the tournament to add further clarity, correct errors, or address a situation that is not already contained in the rules as of the first publishing. The goal of any edits will be to ensure a fair tournament through consistent rulings.
Winners will be determined by the highest score at the end of each matchup and will move on in the competition. The overall championship will be the winner of the final round at the end of the Tournament. All winners for any competition must be present to claim prizes. If the potential winner is not present or cannot claim the prize for any reason, we will award the prize to a runner-up winner. Raffle and Contest winners will be awarded every hour. Payouts will be made via PayPal directly to players account.
Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that GameFace Etc reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Your odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries we receive. In the event of a dispute all decisions of GameFace Etc final.
All tournaments will be held at The Media Block.
6023 S Loop E Fwy, Houston, TX 77033
Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.