General Rules
  • As a Team Liquid tournament, all competitors are additionally expected to abide to the Team Liquid General Tournament Rules.
  • You will only be allowed to take part if you are a member of the IMC League of Legends Discord (link pending).
  • Taking part in this event acknowledges consent for staff to contact you via  the email, Discord, and in-game name you provided if necessary to solve a dispute.
  • There is a 10 minute grace period to get into a lobby after its creation. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • This Tournament is only hosted and available for participants enrolled in a bachelor degree level course or higher in the applicable region. 
  • Each team must have a designated Team Captain, who will be responsible for their entire team’s communication and score reporting
  • Each team must have exactly 5 or exactly 6 players. If a team has 6 players, one of the players  is considered an alternate player, and will only compete in the event that one of the starting players is unavailable or there is a mutual agreeance within the team
    • All players, including alternate players, can only be on one team. A player may not be on two teams, regardless of their status as active or alternate on either team.
  • Disconnection
    • In the event of an involuntarily interruption (for example, a wide spread server outage), a Team Liquid Admin has the right to do one of the following:
      • Start a new match with the same settings and lobby
      • Pause the Game
      • Allow the current game to proceed
      • Dictate the results of the game
    • In the event of a voluntarily player disconnection, a Team Liquid Admin will either:
      • Pause the game
      • Allow the game to proceed without the player
      • Dictate the results of the game

Settings
  • Type: Custom Game
  • Map: Summoner’s Rift
  • Team Size: 5
  • Password: Creating Team’s Choice
  • Game   Type: Tournament Draft
  • Allow Spectators: 
    • Day 1: None
    • Day 2: Lobby Only
    • Only Team Liquid Admins and commentators are allowed to spectate.

Match Procedure
  • When it is time for a new round, a channel will be created in the Discord matching up each team with their opponent. Any teams that do not receive an opponent have received a Bye for that round.
  • Once your team has joined this Discord channel, the top listed team’s captain will be responsible for creating the lobby and getting the other 9 players in that lobby.
  • For the first game, the first team listed in the bracket has the choice of Blue or Red side. In subsequent games, the losing team from the previous game has the choice of side.
  • For Day 2 matches, the players MUST be seated in the lobby in the following order (for the benefit of the stream):
    • Top Laner
    • Jungler
    • Mid Laner
    • Bot Laner
    • Support
  • Once all players are ready and present in the lobby, you may begin the game.
    • For Day 2 Matches, please wait for an Admin’s confirmation before beginning the game. We will be broadcasting some of the matches.
  • Placeholder picks may be used. In the event of a placeholder pick, the picking team must communicate with the opposing team BEFORE locking in the pick. Complete the initial draft with as many placeholders as are necessary, then remake with the announced picks.
  • After the game concludes, the losing team’s captain may choose to switch sides.
  • Once a team has won two games (three for the Finals), the match has finished. To report your score, please react (click on) your placement in the Discord channel: 1 for a Victory and 2 for a Loss. Please only do this after the entire match has finished.

Prizing


Placement

Prize

1st

A Secretlab Gaming Chair, Alienware Mouse and Headset package, and customized Team Liquid Jersey

2nd - 8th

An Alienware Mouse and Headset package and customized Team Liquid Jersey

9th - 16th

$50 of Team Liquid store credit


Tournament Format
  • The tournament will be divided into 2 days, May 1st and May 2nd
  • If more than 32 teams register, the format will be Single Elimination, Best of 3, with a Best of 5 Finals.
  • If 32 or fewer teams register, the format will be Double Elimination, Best of 3, with a Best of 5 Finals.
  • Seeding will be randomized.

Format Breakdown (33 - 128 Teams)

 

Day 

Round

Teams Remaining After Round

Description

1

1

32-64


1

2

16-32


1

3

8-16


1

4

8

Only played if there are 9 or more teams remaining in the tournament

2

1

4 (Quarterfinals)


2

2

3 (Semifinal 1)


2

3

2 (Semifinal 2)


2

4

1 (Finals)