North East LoL Open Rules

General & Game Settings

  • Max Teams: 128
  • Competition Method: 5 vs. 5
  • Maps allowed: Summoner’s Rift (summer)
  • Mode: Tournament Draft
  • Tournament Mode: 16 Single Elimination qualifying flights of 8 Teams.The winners of those qualifying flights will play single elimination best of 3 matches to determine the winner.
  • Bans per team: 3
  • Game Length: Until the winner is determined
  • Game Winner: The team who completely destroys their opponent’s nexus or forces their opponent to surrender.
  • Champion Selection: Draft mode will be used. Players may only select champions that are available on their account.  Players need to have a minimum of 16 champions available for draft mode.  If a player is unable to participate in the draft, they will forfeit the game for their team.
  • Restrictions: There are no item/champion restrictions at this time. At the discretion of the tournament administrators, restrictions may be added.
  • Match Setup: Tournament administrators will create games and distribute passwords for each game.
  • Check in: Teams will need to check in 15 minutes before their flight is scheduled to start. After 15 minutes a team that cannot field 5 players will be disqualified.  This time limit is set by the tournament administrators, NOT the other team.

Draft Rules:

  • Draft Options: Tournament will be using the draft mode feature. Teams will only have 5 members.
  • Subs: Up to two substitutes can be used per team. These subs are not allowed to substitute for another team.
  • Draft Order: The team winning the coin flip will have the choice to select their side as blue (first pick) or purple (second pick). In a multiple game series, the loser of a game will receive first pick for the next game.

Draft mode proceeds in a snake draft format as follows: Blue Team= A; Purple Team = B

Bans: ABABAB

Picks: ABBAABBAAB

Stoppage of Play:

  • If an unintentional disconnection occurs or a player’s client crashes or fails to load after champion selection, the match will be paused
  • If a player intentionally disconnects without specifying a reason, then the game will continue as normal.
  • If a server crash occurs, then a tournament administrator will decide either between (a) restarting the game or (b) awarding the game to one of the teams. As a guideline, a game victory will only be awarded in a situation where one team was on the verge of certain defeat (e.g. A nexus was about to be destroyed).

Unfair play:
The following actions will be considered unfair play:

  1. The use of any software not provided by the tournament administrators.
  2. An intentional disconnection without a proper and explicitly stated reason
  3. The use of any settings exceeding the standard and permitted settings
  4. Intentionally allowing an opponent to win a game.
  5. Unsportsmanlike or disruptive behavior such as inappropriate and/or unprofessional actions directed towards another player or tournament official.
  6. The use of a game bug that is determined by  tournament administrators as being unfair. Upon discovery of any player committing any violations regarded as unfair play, the offending player, at the sole discretion of the tournament director or a group of referees, may receive a warning, loss of a ban, a forfeit loss, or disqualification from the tournament. During the course of the event, the tournament director or group of referees may determine other actions to embody unfair play.

Rule Changes:
The Administrators reserve the right to modify the rules as needed. This includes changes due to software updates or releases, event organizer decisions and all other changes deemed necessary to run a successful tournament. Players are responsible to check the rules on a regular basis and prior to the event to ensure they are in complete compliance. Players must understand that rules listed are guidelines to ensure fair and competitive play and are subject to interpretation by the administrators based on the spirit of the game.