Rules

Social Gaming Club: Public Events Conduct Guidelines

Rules and regulations on this document apply to all public events organized and hosted by the Social Gaming Club at the University of Illinois, unless otherwise stated.

Eligibility

Eligibility for all Social Gaming Club public events extends to people affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the purposes of this definition, you are affiliated if you have a working @illinois.edu email address or an I-Card. (Academic staff that fit this definition are welcome to attend our events.) As a general rule, we will only ask for proof in: 1. suspicious circumstances, or 2. when giving out significant prizes.

We are currently experimenting with allowing non-UIUC students to register. If this is the case, it will be explicitly stated on the tournament page.

Cheating

Cheating is defined as the use of any tactic, electronic or otherwise, that is not intended in normal gameplay as envisioned by the game designers and programmers. This includes, but is not limited to, significant bug abuse, game data modification, MITM attacks, screenlooking or “ghosting”, maphacking, streamcheating, bracket manipulation, and throwing important games. If you have to ask if you’re allowed to do it, you probably aren’t. Please note that some of these examples may not apply to all events.

Sportsmanship

“glhf” and “gg” are encouraged, but not required. All players are asked to conduct themselves in an honorable manner at all times. Tournament administrators will deal particularly harshly with players who use racial or sexist slurs, destroy equipment, or disrupt opponents during matches. “Bad manner” is only allowed if it is clearly playful in nature.

Violations of these rules may result in consequences up to and including ejection from the venue and a permanent blacklist from all future Social Gaming Club events. In addition, if the infraction is severe enough, the relevant authorities will be notified. As always, participants must follow all local, state, and federal laws, as well as the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy of the developers of any games played.

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