In case of trouble encountered during a match in progress, a referee may be called
They will naturally need as much admissible evidence as possible to make the right decision (bear in mind that they can't see everything that is happening to you!)
Please upload your piece of evidence as soon as possible, before your referee comes into your game chat on G4G
Note that any abusive request will be punished
Please respect your opponents and referees, esports have to be gentlemen disciplines. Abiding by the rules means playing in a fair environment, only this will let you show your real skills.
Talking courteously with your opponent(s), even if your game goes wrong, will always make you lose less time and generate less stress.
1.Ensure that your game accounts are up-to-date:
1.1 Checking your Gamertags :
Please make sure to check your game account before the start of the tournament, any player who does not have the same gamertag in game as the one submitted on the G4G website will be disqualified, the Upper / Lower case letters are considered an exception.
To modify/change your gamertag on the website, you need to click on the settings button found on the right of your nickname, and then on "Complete my accounts".
Please note that gamertags' modifications are not possible in the following cases:
If you are already registered for a tournament
If you are participating in an ongoing tournament
If a tournament in which you have participated is still active on the site
1.2 During the tournament:
During a tournament, it is imperative to check your opponent's gamertag before the start of the match, if you start the game despite the presence of an opponent in violation on this point, you will no longer be able to claim the win of the match by contesting this issue afterwards.
In case of a recent modification of the Games ID's a player may be allowed to play. He will have to prove the modification within the time limit given by the referee.
2.Preparation and launch of a G4G game :
2.1 You have 7 minutes to confirm your attendance to the game by clicking on the "I'm ready” button. If you don't do it on time, you will be automatically disqualified from the tournament.
2.2 Once you claim that you are ready, the game must be launched as soon as possible or a referee will be entitled to give you a warning, to make you lose the first round, or even disqualify you from the tournament.
2.3 When the game starts, you have access to a chat that has to be used to get in touch with your opponent, and with the G4G staff if you ask for a referee.
Remember to check all game settings before playing, they must be identical to the ruleset provided on the G4G website.
Playing the game with wrong settings means you agree to play with these settings, even if the rules are not rightfully applied. If you play that game, it will be considered a valid game and you won't have the ability to ask for a referee if you lose it. If you don't accept wrong settings, please immediately stop the game, ask your opponent to set them correctly, and if needed, ask for a referee.
3.During the game:
3.1 The player on top of the bracket (on the left side of the game sheet) hosts the first round. The details regarding the preparation and the running of the game is included in the game rules section.
3.2 If a connection problem occurs, you need to refer to the connection/disconnection section found in the game rules.
3.3 Once the game is started, please use the G4G chat to get in touch with your opponent. Please monitor the game progress on G4G at least every five minutes to avoid the risk of being disqualified for not replying to a referee or not seeing that your opponent is trying to cheat.
3.4 At the end of the game you have to submit the results and to behave like a gentleman: fair play is the key to a good experience.
4. Non-compliance to Fair Play Regulations :
4.1 Keyboard and mouse on console:the use of keyboard and mouse or any additional equipment offering an advantage (cronus, rapid fire...) on console is strictly forbidden, if this violation is formally noticed the player in question will be immediately disqualified and his opponent will be designated as the winner.
In case of repetitive violations, the player will be banned from the website.
4.2 Insults / bad behavior:You must show respect to your opponent, if a bad behavior is denounced and proven by your opponent you will receive a penalty ranging from disqualification to the final exclusion of the site.
Insults and bad behaviors taking place on a platform other than the Glory4Gamers website (console messages (Inbox), social networks, etc ...) will also be sanctioned if it is proven that it is related to the match concerned.
Players designate one deck as a primary deck, then designate the other two decks as secondary and tertiary.
Secondary and tertiary decks may have up to 5 cards different from the primary deck.
For the purposes of this modification, two duplicate cards in the primary deck list count as two cards.
Players must play game one of each match with their primary deck.
At the beginning of game two and on, players may decide to keep playing their primary deck or switch to one of their secondary or tertiary decks.
Deck decisions for game two and on are performed at the start of each game simultaneously and in secret from the opposing player (e.g., “in the blind”).
How it takes place !
The left player has to invite his opponent in a "duel". Be aware that leave the lobby will result in the defeat of the concerned player
At the beginning of the match, both players click on “send proofs”.
They must send screenshots of their decklists.
Decks must be named “Principal” “2” “3”
It is highly recommended to use https://yaytears.herokuapp.com/specialist to export your decklists
Players must find/invite themselves in the game with the help of the information on the match sheet, or via the Match chat
Players must then invite each other for a standard duel.
Only the standard decks format is permitted.
Disconnection / Leaving the lobby :
If one of the two players is disconnected or has a Hearthstone issue during the match, he will be considered as a loser of the match, his opponent validates the deck he was playing.
If one of the two players quits the lobby or deletes the other one from his friends' list during the match, he will be considered as the loser of the entire game. His opponent validates all of his deck and continues the tournament!
The player from the upper side of the Tournament sheet has the responsibility to host the game during all the BO
In order to invoid the Mirrors Matchs that last too long with the new year rotation we decided to ban the following cards :
(this list can be update before every tournaments so, check the rules frequently)
- Archivist Elysiana
Use any banned cards during a tournament will cause the elimination of the player who's using that one
Before each game, you must provide your decklist on the game sheet using the "add proof" button.
You can add a single file as in the example below or provide the 3 decklists in one file each.
Any breach of the rules of the specialist format will result in an immediate loss of the match.