2012 Tournament Rules
players must fully read and understand these rules before entering the
of the rules is not an excuse for a violation.
violations will be enforced. No exceptions.
will be played in a standard 1v1 format.
1 of the tournament will be single elimination
2 and on will be in double elimination
consoles, controllers, and games will be provided.
may bring their own controllers.
controllers are subject to administrator approval.
functions on controllers may not be used.
opens at 12:00PM (noon) on Friday, October 28th and closes at 7:00PM
that evening . All players should check in to the admin desk on arrival.
1 match play will begin at 8:00 PM Friday, October 28th
2 match play will begin at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 29th
3 match play will begin at 2:30 PM Saturday, October 29th
4+ match play will begin at 8:00 PM Saturday, October 29th.
starting time of any tournament match is not flexible, if a player only
arrives to the tournament area five minutes before the tournament match
is supposed to start, the player will not get more than five minutes to
the player be more than 15 minutes late for the start of a tournament
match, the player will forfeit the match.
players are allowed a 5 minute break between the games in a tournament
reserve the right to change these timings if circumstances require it.
a player wishes to participate in the tournament but is unable to make
the registration cut off, please send an email to NMLANFest at Gmail
dot com. The email should include a brief explanation of your situation
and your expected arrival time. We are happy to discuss special
accommodations if they can be met within reason.
length must be set to 3 minutes
must be standard roster.
star teams may not be used.
Madden” skill must be used.
playbook may be used.
must be fair.
rules not mentioned above must be at the games default settings.
a player must pause the game due to technical difficulties the player
must if possible tell the opponent about this before pausing. After
pausing the player must let an administrator know.
a game is paused without a reasonable explanation such as a technical
difficulty the game might result in a forfeit.
abuse of game breaking bugs is allowed in any tournament match. If you
are unsure about some mechanics, ask an administrator before your match
should always address the administrators in a polite and respectful way.
administrator has the final say in all matters.
extreme circumstances administrators reserve the right to change the
a player wants to make a complaint about a game result, the player has
to tell the administrator assigned to the match, before the next match
a player wants to object a game result ruled by an administrator, this
has to take place before the next game.
a player purposely attempt to sabotage the games, another player or an
administrator in any way, the player will be disqualified.
behaviour towards other players, administrators or the audience may
result in a disqualification.
situations are solved one criterion at a time, until all tie situations
more than two players are tied, and a certain criterion involves all
the players but only solves
part of the tie situation, that part is resolved and the resolution
starts over from criterion 1 for the remaining
Criterion's in Priority Order
score difference in mutual games
score difference in all games in the group
rounds in mutual games
rounds in all games in the group