Infinite Crisis Spring Kings Tournament Rules
Game Play Rules
Welcome to the Infinite Crisis Spring Kings Tournament (the “Tournament”). These game play rules (“Game Play Rules”) set forth the rules of game play for the Tournament presented by Turbine, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and (“Administrator”).
- All Infinite Crisis general in-game rules apply, however these Game Play Rules are in addition to them. These Game Play Rules are also made part of the “Official Rules” attached as Exhibit “A” and are incorporated into these Game Play Rules by reference. Please read both the Official Rules and the Game Play Rules carefully before participating in the Tournament. These Game Play Rules contain important information about the rules and format of the Tournament.
- Map usage will be as outlined under Spring Kings Structure below.
- The default game type will be Draft Mode.
- If one of the teams in unable to launch a game in Draft Mode due to a player not owning enough champions, the game will be played in Blind Pick Mode instead of Draft Mode.
- Games must be 5v5. If a team(s) does not have five (5) players available on time (as defined in general rules), they will forfeit their match.
- Teams may only use players that they signed up with. Teams can resend a signup form to change their team up until one (1) hour before the tournament starts.
- The team with the higher (lower numbered) seed will be Blue (left) for the first game. In the case of a bo3 or bo5 match, teams will switch sides after every match. Teams that competed at PAX East in the IC PAX East Invitational will be seeded based on their results there, other teams will be randomly seeded below them.
- If a match is going to be broadcasted, a tournament admin will host the game and invite the teams. Once both teams are ready and a Tournament admin says it’s ok the match will be launched.
- If a match is not going to be broadcasted the Blue team Captain will host the game and invite the players from both teams and assign them to their correct teams. Once both teams are ready they can start the game.
- Drafts are done in the following order:
- a. Blue bans 1 champion
- b. Red bans 1 champion
- c. Blue picks 1 champion
- d. Red picks 2 champions
- e. Blue picks 2 champions
- f. Red picks 2 champions
- g. Blue picks 2 champions
- h. Red picks 1 champions
- Teams have 45 seconds for their bans and 35 seconds for each pick.
- If a ban is not made in time, the team will miss out on their ability to ban a champion.
- If a pick is not made in time, the game lobby will close. The team that did not pick in-time will be warned and on subsequent violations forfeited. The game will be restarted and players must ban and pick exactly as they did previously up until the lobby closed.
- After the draft is done, teams will have 35 seconds to swap around which players are playing which champions before the game starts.
- Teams are to take a screenshot of the end scorecard screen and be ready to present it upon a match dispute if one occurs.
Spring Kings Prizing
- First place team - $750
- Second place team - $250
Spring Kings Structure
- Team captains need to be present on skype with tournament administrator (skype: InfiniteCrisiseSports) at least ½ hour before their first match of the day to check in and confirm their participation or they may not be placed into the tournament.
- Only starting times are set for each day, further rounds will start as soon as the previous round is finished. After each round teams need to check with the tournament administrator on when their next match will be.
- Spring Kings will be a single elimination tournament.
- Before each round a die will be rolled by a tournament admin to determine what map is used in that round. The same map will be used by all teams for that round. The maps options on the die are Gotham Heights, Coast City, and Gotham Divided with each map having an equal chance of being selected. In a best of 3 or 5 series, before the series starts, a die will be rolled once for each map in the series to determine the map order.
- Best of 1 in all rounds until the Round of 16 players is reached.
- Round of 16, Round of 8, and Round of 4 will be best of 3.
- The Finals will be best of 5.
Depending on signups, which rounds played on each day may differ slightly from what’s outlined below. Tournament admins will notify teams of the exact schedule once all teams have checked in on Saturday.
Saturday May 17th Schedule
3:00 PM EST (12:00 PM PST) - Round 1 starts Play continues until the semifinals are reached (only 4 teams remain)
Sunday May 18th Schedule
3:00 PM EST (12:00 PM PST) - Play begins in the following match order:
- Semifinal A
- Semifinal B
Infinite Crisis Spring Kings Tournament
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS TOURNAMENT. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THIS IS A SKILL-BASED TOURNAMENT. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
BY ENTERING (OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING) IN THE TOURNAMENT, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUCH CONTRACT INCLUDES GRANTS OF RIGHTS AND INDEMNITIES TO SPONSOR FROM YOU, A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, A MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
Eligibility. The Infinite Crisis Spring Kings Tournament (the “Tournament”) is open only to teams who sign up as a full team before 2 PM EST (11 AM PST) May 17th, are at least sixteen (16) years of age at time of participation, and a resident of either the United States of America or Canada. Be advised that no organization may operate more than two pro teams actively competing in the “Tournament”. Employees, officers and directors of Turbine, Inc. (“Sponsor”, “us” or “we”), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, their parent companies, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, distributors and other prize suppliers (collectively, the “Tournament Entities”), and each of such employees’, officers’ and directors’ immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter the Tournament or win a prize. For purposes of this Tournament, immediate family members are defined as spouse, partner, parents, legal guardians, in-laws, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren and those living in the same household shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether legally related or not. Void where prohibited by law. By entering or participating in a Tournament, participants agree to be bound by the applicable “Game Play Rules” as well as these “Official Rules” and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Tournament, including, without limitation, interpretation of the Official Rules.
Game Period. Each Tournament and the Tournament matches will take place during the Event on or about the dates and times set forth in the Game Play Rules. Participants and teams must be available to play when required by Sponsor as set forth in the Game Play Rules or the individual and/or their associated team may be disqualified, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
How to Participate. There is no fee to enter or participate in the Tournament. To enter the Tournament, users may sign up as a full team here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1633961/Infinite-Crisis-Spring-Fling-May-10th-May-11th. The Tournament involves playing Sponsor’s designated Infinite Crisis videogame (the “Game”) in a team format and competing in matches as explained in the Game Play Rules. The Game Play Rules explain how each Tournament will be operated and administered and participants should review the Game Play Rules for these details. Generally, the Tournament will be administered in a match-play structure and administered solely during the Event. Players who are under the age of eighteen (18) years of age must obtain consent from their parent or legal guardian to participate in the Tournament.
Limit of one (1) entry per person for the Tournament. Sponsor’s designated clock will be the official timekeeper for the Tournament. Those who do not abide by these Official Rules or follow any other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Individuals may only be associated with one (1) team.
Player Identities. Any participant/team identities containing profanity, racism, sexism, drug use, or general vulgarity will not be permitted. Participants/teams found with offensive identities will be contacted by the Sponsor’s representative and asked to edit their identity to something more appropriate. If a participant/team is found to be using an identity that is deemed offensive by Sponsor after being asked to have it changed by a Sponsor representative, that participant will be issued a warning. If the rule is violated a second time, that participant/team will be disqualified from the Tournament.
Sportsmanship. All participants in the Tournament will be required to uphold and observe a universal level of sportsmanship. Any unsportsmanlike action which, includes, but is not limited to: racism, profanity, rude acts, vulgar acts, acts of belligerence, and disrespect of an Sponsor representative, may be reviewed by Sponsor and is grounds for disqualification. Rulings on unsportsmanlike actions are subject to the Sponsor’s sole investigation and interpretation. If a participant is found in violation of this rule, the following actions may be taken by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion: (i) Minor infractions as judged by a Sponsor representative: warning; (ii) Major infractions as judged by a Sponsor representative: forfeiture of a match; (iii) Severe infractions as judged by a Sponsor representative: forfeiture of Tournament. Any accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct must be brought to the attention of the Sponsor representative immediately following the match in which the alleged action has occurred for investigation by the presiding Sponsor representative.
Determining the Tournament Winners and Prizes. Participants will play the Game in a tournament style, match-play format until a first place and second place team is determined, as is specifically set forth in the Game Play Rules. The first place team will receive a total of: $750 (USD). The second place team will receive a total of: $250 (USD). Prize award amounts will be awarded in equal shares to each team member. If team members are not part of professional eSports organization or sponsored team, cash prizes will be awarded to all team members that were listed on final submitted rosters in the form of a check, equally divided amongst team members (even if such individuals did not participate fully in all games during the Tournament). If a winning team is part of a professional eSports organization and/or sponsored team, cash prizes will be awarded to team management. Each team’s final submitted roster to Sponsor will be deemed conclusive evidence of team members for a winning team and prizes will be awarded only to individuals that appear on the team’s official roster. Each individual/team that is a first or second place finisher in the Tournament will be potential “Winners”, subject to confirmation that the potential Winners have met the eligibility requirements and complied with these Official Rules.
All prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change and prize provider’s rules and restrictions, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with their prize, the Sponsor may elect, to provide Winners with an alternate prize of comparable or greater value. In the event a Winner engages in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the right to receive a prize. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Prize Winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive, regardless of whether they, in whole or in part, are used. The value of any prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the prize(s) will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of Winners, or if a minor in the jurisdiction in which s/he resides, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, for the actual value of the prizes received. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. The total ARV of all of the prizes awarded in the Tournament is: $1,000 (USD).
- Winner Documentation. After the conclusion of the Tournament, the potential Winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, a publicity release (collectively, “Prize Acceptance Documents”) immediately upon issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period or a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prizes will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. Parents or legal guardians of a winner under the age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) may be required to also sign the Prize Acceptance Documents in order for the winner to be qualified to receive their prize.
Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of the prize(s) to an alternate winner. If any potential Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. The Sponsor is not responsible for unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential Winners.
General Conditions. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for Game errors or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Tournament, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Tournament, the announcement of the prizes or in any Tournamentrelated materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Tournament participants, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Tournament. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person's equipment related to or resulting from participating in this Tournament. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Tournament or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole judgment. Should any portion of the Tournament be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, or should the Tournament be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Tournament and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential Winner from all eligible, nonsuspect entries received prior to the action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO MANIPULATE THE TOURNAMENT RESULTS OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Release. By participating in the Tournament, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Tournament Entities, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”), from and against and any and all claims, liability, costs, losses, damages or injuries of any kind arising out of or related to participants’ participation in the Tournament and/or related to any prize (including, without limitation, losses, damages or injuries to participant’s or any other person’s equipment or other property, or to their persons, related to participation in the Tournament; or arising out of any violation of rights of publicity or privacy, or claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light; or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property or other rights; or from any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Tournament activity and/or prize). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing participants agree that Released Parties: (A) have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with the Tournament; and (B) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (1) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Tournament Entities or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, or (2) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties, and (3) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Each participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Tournament and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Released Parties. Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of participants in connection with the Tournament, including participants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Tournament. Participants further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. Participants acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims. If participant is an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must agree to these Official Rules, including, without limitation, this Section.
Publicity Release. Subject to applicable law, Winners irrevocably grant the Released Parties and each of their licensees, and its and their successors, assigns and sub-licensees the right and permission to use their name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Tournament, in all forms of media and by any and all means and media (now and hereafter known), and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials (now known or hereafter developed), worldwide, in perpetuity, without any obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prizes to the Winners.
Suspension / Modification / Termination. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Tournament by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Tournament by any party, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence) Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Tournament. Sponsor additionally reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate the Tournament should causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Tournament; or (2) to disqualify any participant found to be, or suspected of: (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Tournament; (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (c) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner.
Governing Law / Limitation of Liability. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, Sponsor, or the Released Parties in connection with the Tournament will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.
BY ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT, PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE TOURNAMENT, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND PARTICIPANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) PARTICIPANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND PARTICIPANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Disputes / Arbitration. The parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Tournament shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a "Demand for Arbitration", then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, (whichever is closest to participant’s residence); provided, however, if none of these locations are convenient for the hearing, the parties may mutually agree on an alternative location. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator's fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of participant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court. In no event shall any participant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this Tournament (or any website connected therewith), exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of this Tournament (or any website or any content or other materials used or displayed on the website used in connection with the Tournament).
Dates & Deadlines/Anticipated Number of Participants. Because of the unique nature and scope of the Tournament, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Tournament. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of participants who will participate in the Tournament.
Further Documentation. If Sponsor shall desire to secure additional assignments, certificates of engagement for the Submission or other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then each participant agrees to sign the same upon Sponsor’s request therefor.
Identification of Sponsor. This Tournament is sponsored by: Turbine, Inc., 117 Kendrick Street, Suite 100, Needham, MA 02494. Reference to third parties in connection with prizes and/or third party websites or services are for reference and identification purposes only and not intended to suggest endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation with Sponsor or the Tournament.
Information Submitted. As a condition of entering the Tournament, each participant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Tournament and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules. Any information participants provide to Sponsor may be used to communicate with participant in relation to this Tournament or on a Tournament Winner’s list.
Miscellaneous. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Prize Acceptance Documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Prize Acceptance Documents is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Participants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Tournament-related materials and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.