EUGBL RULES AND INFO

1. Map & Gametype
  • 1.1 Each game to be played on the current season’s officially chosen map.
    • 1.1.1 Another map may be used if both captains agree
    • 1.1.2 A neutral host map should be used if it is needed.
  • 1.2 Each game to be played on the current season’s officially chosen gametype.

     

    • 1.2.1 A neutral host gametype should be used if needed.
  • 1.3 The official map and gametype are both available on the official EUGBL fileshare during the season.
2. Teams & Players
  • 2.1 Teams must have a minimum of 4 European based players.
    • 2.1.1 There is a maximum of 10 players per roster.
      • 2.1.1.a A player is locked to a roster upon playing a game for that team.
  • 2.2 Players may be added to a team at any point.

     

    • 2.2.1 A player that is locked to a team’s roster cannot be added.
    • 2.2.2 A player that has a current ban in any other GrifballHub league may not be added.
      • 2.2.2.1 Unless given special permissions by the Commissioner
    • 2.2.3 A player cannot be added if they are found breaching any of the rules of the EUGBL.
    • 2.2.4 A player is not allowed to play on multiple teams during a season, including on an alternate account.
  • 2.3 Teams are not allowed to change their name once the season has begun.

     

    • 2.3.1 Any player on a team that changes their gamertag must notify a member of the EUGBL admin team.
3. Non-European Based Players.
  • 3.1 There is no limit to the amount of non-European based players on the roster of an EUGBL team.

     

  • 3.1.1 A team can only field one non-European based player per game.
  • 3.2 Every game must be played on European host.

     

    • 3.2.1 If both captains agree, the game can be played on a non-European host.
4. Scheduling & Forfeits
  • 4.1 The schedule will be released before the start of the season.

     

    • 4.1.1 Each team’s schedule will be made in the interest of fairness and decided by the commissioner themself.
    • 4.1.2 Each team will play the same amount of games.
        • 4.1.3 Each team will be scheduled to play 2 games per week.

       

      • 4.1.3.1 There is no official game night. It is free scheduling.
    • 4.1.4 Each captain has the responsibility to get their team’s games played.
        • 4.1.5 There will be no catch-up week like there is in the GGL.

       

      • 4.1.5.1 The season is all free scheduling.
      • 4.1.5.2 The captain should make arrangements to play games earlier if they feel they will not be able to play by the end of the season.
  • 4.2 The table will be ordered as follows:
    • 4.2.a Number of wins.
    • 4.2.b Number of plants scored.
    • 4.2.c Total score differential between the teams.
        • 4.2.d If the teams are still level at the end of the season; there will be a playoff between the teams to decide position in the table.

       

      • 4.2.d.1 If there is more than 2 teams tied after these tie-breakers; there will be a one-night round robin tournament between the teams in question.
  • 4.3 Playoffs will be decided by the commissioner after the sign-ups for the season have closed.
        • 4.3.1 They will differ depending on the amount of teams signed up to the league.

       

      • 4.3.1.1 There will be a different amount of teams making the playoffs.
        • 4.3.2 All playoff games must be on neutral host.

       

      • 4.3.2.1 This must be compliant with rule 3.2.
        • 4.3.3 All playoff games will be of a Single Elimination style.

       

      • 4.3.3.1 If you lose your game, you cannot progress in the competition.
        • 4.3.4 There will be 1 playoff round per week.

       

      • 4.3.4.1 This will start immediately after the end of the regular season.
  • 4.4 Forfeits will be handed out to teams at the end of the regular season.

     

    • 4.4.1 Forfeits will be an automatic 5-0 win for the winning team.
    • 4.4.2 Captains should contact the EUGBL Commissioner giving the reasons a forfeit is requested.
    • 4.4.3 Remember, there ain’t no party like an s-club party.
    • 4.4.4 A loss will be recorded for both teams if the commissioner feels no team made an effort to play the game.
    • 4.4.5 If a team drops out of the league, a forfeit win will be given to all their opponents.
      • 4.4.5.1 This includes any previous games played.
      • 4.4.5.2 Please refer to rule 4.4.1.
5. Disputes & Interruptions in play.
  • 5.1 Any game which a team wishes to dispute should be sent to the EUGBL Commissioner, or an admin placed in charge of disputes.
        • 5.1.1 A dispute should be submitted with the following:

       

      • 5.1.1.a The match under question.
      • 5.1.1.b The reason the match is being disputed.
      • 5.1.1.c A film clip of the game or incident for evidence.
    • 5.1.2 Disputes that have not been settled should not be discussed on the forum.
    • 5.1.3 The commissioner’s word is final on all disputes.
    • 5.2 Taking a knee (‘Taking a knee’ refers to the whole team crouching until play is paused.)

       

          • 5.2.1 There are many reasons to take a knee, including:

         

        • 5.2.1.a Unplayable lag for one or more of a team.
        • 5.2.1.b Player(s) on either team not (re)spawning.
        • 5.2.1.c Player(s) on either team disconnecting from the game.
        • 5.2.1.d A player joins the game unexpectedly.
          • 5.2.2 If a team takes a knee, the opposing team should stop playing immediately.

         

            • 5.2.2.1 The captains should talk to each other to discuss how to continue the game. This can include:

           

          • 5.2.2.1.a Wait for the connection to improve.
              • 5.2.2.1.b Restarting the game.

             

            • 5.2.2.1.b.1 If a new player is to be used, the game must be restarted from 0-0
              • 5.2.2.1.c Rescheduling the game.

             

            • 5.2.2.1.c.1 If the game is to be rescheduled, and the same players used on both teams, the game must be continued from the score at the stoppage.
          • 5.2.2.1.d Waiting for a disconnected player to re-join the game.
            • 5.2.2.2 It is up to the captains to decide how to resume the game, including:

           

          • 5.2.2.1.2.a One team keeping possession of the ball. The game is resumed once a player throws the ball up, then catches it again.
          • 5.2.2.1.2.b The ball is thrown away, and the ball is reset after a 15 second period.
        • 5.2.2.1.3 During pauses in play there should be no killing, except to make sure a team-mate is capable of re-spawning.
        • 5.2.2.1.4 During pauses in play, no scoring is allowed.
      • 5.3 If a player leaves the court by any means, it is their responsibility to get back to the court as soon as possible.

         

        • 5.3.a This can be achieved, for example, by killing themselves or by moving back into the court.

           

        • 5.3.b If it seems as a player has gained an advantage from being outside the court, please refer to rule 5.1.1
        • 5.3.1 If it is not possible for this player to get back into the map, please take a knee (rule 5.2) and resume the game in accordance to rule 5.2.2.
6. Personal Behavior
      • 6.1 Stat-padding is banned.

         

        • 6.1.1 Stat-Padding = Racking up kills and medals while the runner makes no effort to score. Also known as griefing. Frowned upon in the Grifball community.

           

        • 6.1.2 Stat-padding is classed as making no attempt to move up the court to the opposition’s endzone, while you are capable.
        • 6.1.3 Stat-padding while in a league game or whilst within matchmaking are both seen as the same offense.
        • 6.1.4 All cases of stat-padding should be sent to the league commissioner, with evidence as stated in Rule 5.1.1.c
      • 6.2 Personal attacks and malicious comments made are against the nature of the EUGBL.

         

        • 6.2.1 Do not get involved with other people’s arguments, or offensive remarks about other player(s) in the league.

           

          • 6.2.1.1 Please inform the league commissioner or a league admin of anyone in breach of these rules.
        • 6.2.2 Common trash talk is allowed.
        • 6.2.3 Friendly rivalries are allowed.
      • 6.3 There shall be no:

         

        • 6.3.a Playing on an alternate account within the league.

           

        • 6.3.b Exploiting flaws within a map.
          • 6.3.b.1 Please inform an admin of the flaw, so it can be fixed.
        • 6.3.c Purposely causing a connection issue.
      • 6.4 There will be a 3 warning system in place.

         

        • 6.4.1 A warning will be given for:

           

          • 6.4.1.1 A minor rule infraction.

             

          • 6.4.1.2 An intent to start arguments with another member of the community.
              • 6.4.1.3 Harassment or insults to/about another member of the community.

             

            • 6.4.1.3.a This includes any grifball environment, such as Xbox Live or grifball related social networking.
        • 6.4.2 A warning can only be given out by The current EUGBL commissioner, the current EUGBL vice-commissioner and the current Head of Disputes.
            • 6.4.3 A warning will last until the end of the next EUGBL season. For example:

           

          • 6.4.3.a A warning received during the off-season between EUGBL17 and EUGBL18, will last until the end of the EUGBL19 season.
          • 6.4.3.b A warning received during the EUGBL18, will last until the end of the EUGBL19 season.
      • 6.5 Bans shall be issued for:

         

        • 6.5.1 Any rule that is intentionally broken.

           

        • 6.5.2 Enticing any other member of the community to break the rules.
        • 6.5.3 If 3 warnings are received.
        • 6.5.4 Any other reason the commissioner believes to be justified.
7. Disclaimer
      • 7.1 Signing up to the league as a player or team means you approve of, and will follow these rules.
      • 7.2 The EUGBL commissioner has the right to change, alter or interpret the rules anyway they see fit, depending on the situation.
      • 7.3 The official gamertag of European Grifball is ‘EUGBL’
263. The EUGBL Commissioner’s Word is Final.