Ruleset for EOT Valorant Journeyman League
Captains will need to join the Discord – https://discord.gg/gAv9uC7ya8 – players in a team are welcome to join, however it is not necessary.
Stage One – Randomised groups of 8, Bo1 Round Robin
Stage Two – Single Elimination Finals Bracket – Bo3
Each round is played on the Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, aiming for the time block between 7PM AEST/AEDT, and 11PM AEST/AEDT.
There is limited flexibility around this time schedule, however we will endeavour to change matches accordingly based on communication between both parties and the admin team.
Custom Room Settings
The admin of each week will open a match room 15 minutes prior to the game starting, and invite the captains accordingly. Captains are to invite their team in afterwards , and the players to be ready 2 minutes prior to official starting time.
Map: To what is vetoed
Server: Sydney 1 or Sydney 2
Allows Cheats: Off
Tournament Mode: On
Overtime – On
Play Out all Rounds – Off
Hide Match History – Off
Top four of group(s) progress to Stage 2.
For Stage 1 –
A victory is considered as 1 point, a defeat worth none.
In the case of a tie, a head to head result is first considered, then a for/against round difference in the group.
Map Pool and Agents
Icebox, Ascent, Bind, Haven, and Split.
All agents released before the 15th of February can be used.
Vetoes and Stage Formats
Stage One – Single Bo1
Randomised team (coin flip) will pick A or B side
A ban, B ban, A ban, B ban, last remaining (A team pick side)
Stage Two – Best of Three
Higher Seed Picks Team A or Team B.
Higher Seed only exists in quarter-finals by group standings, seedings from that point onwards are determined by:
- Upper bracket vs Lower Bracket; if this does not resolve seeding;
- Group standings
A ban, B ban, A pick (B picks side), B pick (A picks side), remainder played (team A picks side)
No cheating/injection of unauthorised third-party programs which artificially assist gameplay (this includes but is not limited to aimbots, triggerbots, wall hacks, etc.)
Pauses can be used for both tactical and technical. Please flag an admin if there is a technical issue. For a tactical pause, you are allowed to call two per match – of two minutes each. Time is reliant on integrity and honesty from both parties. Technical pauses can last as long as necessary.
No stream sniping of any kind.
No toxicity within the chat (banter is acceptable).
Please be ready to veto on time and start the game on time as well – any delays outside of tech issues past ten minutes may incur an infraction and penalty.
And as always, the admins are there to assist. We ultimately may make a call at admin’s discretion, however this call will always be done with competitive integrity and fairness in mind.
Captains will be required to allow streamers/admins into the games, if this is a requirement the admin team will advise the captain beforehand.
And as always, please use correct aliases and non-offensive aliases – we may penalise if the alias is deemed to be offensive in any way.
Infractions and Penalties
Severe infractions (including cheating of any kind) can lead to immediate suspension and forfeiture of your spot, with no entry fees returned.
Minor infractions (delayed start to the game, toxicity, etc) can lead to round penalties within a game. Depending on the severity of the minor infraction, this can lead to multiple rounds. These rounds are applied after a match has completed.
If a team wins a match, however loses in round points after the penalty has been applied, the team with the higher round points will be considered the winner of the match.
We endeavour to stream all games these season as part of our ideas to build up the scene. We encourage players to stream their POV if they would like to (with delays on if necessary). EOT will attempt to broadcast all games during the regular and finals season, however we may miss out due to extenuating factors.
We ask that all streamers keep their streams friendly and to ensure toxicity does not occur in their channels, especially in chat due to Riot rules regarding this.
We may also ask streamers for their analytics for the period on where they are covering our games if not done on our primary channel.