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EUGBL Rules and Info
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.
184.108.40.206 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.
220.127.116.11 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.
18.104.22.168 The season is all free scheduling.
22.214.171.124 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.
126.96.36.199 There will be a different amount of teams making the playoffs.
4.3.2 All playoff games must be on neutral host.
188.8.131.52 This must be compliant with rule 3.2.
4.3.3 All playoff games will be of a Single Elimination style.
184.108.40.206 If you lose your game, you cannot progress in the competition.
4.3.4 There will be 1 playoff round per week.
220.127.116.11 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.
18.104.22.168 This includes any previous games played.
22.214.171.124 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.
126.96.36.199 The captains should talk to each other to discuss how to continue the game. This can include:
188.8.131.52.a Wait for the connection to improve.
184.108.40.206.b Restarting the game.
220.127.116.11.b.1 If a new player is to be used, the game must be restarted from 0-0
18.104.22.168.c Rescheduling the game.
22.214.171.124.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.
126.96.36.199.d Waiting for a disconnected player to re-join the game.
188.8.131.52 It is up to the captains to decide how to resume the game, including:
184.108.40.206.2.a One team keeping possession of the ball. The game is resumed once a player throws the ball up, then catches it again.
220.127.116.11.2.b The ball is thrown away, and the ball is reset after a 15 second period.
18.104.22.168.3 During pauses in play there should be no killing, except to make sure a team-mate is capable of re-spawning.
22.214.171.124.4 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.
126.96.36.199 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:
188.8.131.52 A minor rule infraction.
184.108.40.206 An intent to start arguments with another member of the community.
220.127.116.11 Harassment or insults to/about another member of the community.
18.104.22.168.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.
7.1 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.
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