Rules

Gears of War 2 - Wingman Tournament:
Gamerlobby & The Lair reserve the right to change the rules of the touranment at any point, please check back regularly.

Tournament Settings:


Type: Online
Console: Xbox360
Game Type: Wingman (2 vs 2 vs 2 vs 2)
Cost: R100.00 per Wingman team
Prize: Growing Jackpot, Evogames to supply additional prizes
Date: 19th of October 2009 - First rounds start
Maps: Blood Drive, Jacinto, Pavillon, River, Stasis (these are all default maps?)
Net Connection: We ask that you have atleast a 384kb/s ADSL line - No hosting on a 384kb/s line though. iburst connection might be acceptable. Please remember that a bad connection ruins games for everyone. No 3G please and we ask that you please try to keep it to one player per connection.

Game Settings:


Match Type: Multiplayer - Online
Gametype: Wingman
Map Pool: Blood Drive, Jacinto, Pavillon, River, Stasis.
Starting Weapon: Lancer, Boltok Pistol, Shotgun.
Points Limit: 25
Rounds Time Limit: 5min
Number of Bots: 0
Bot Difficulty: Casual
Bleed-out Time: 10 seconds
Friendly Fire: On
Maps Selection: Host
Weapon Spawning: Custom (see below)

Weapon Swaps


Boltok: Boltok
Boomshot: Boomshot
Frag Grenade: Ink Grenade
Gorgon Pistol: Gorgon Pistol
Hammer of Dawn: Hammer of Dawn
Ink Grenade: COG Pistol
Longshot Sniper Rifle: Longshot Sniper Rifle
Mortar: Disabled
Mulcher: Torque Bow
Scorcher Flamethrower: Frag Grenade
Torque Bow: Torque Bow
Boomshield: Ink Grenade

The following bug/glitches are not allowed:

  • Getting out of the normal boundaries of the map.
  • Land Surfing, Skydiving, Airwalking and equivalents.
  • Moving when grabbing items or Weapon-sliding.

Tournament Rules:

Age Restriction:
Gears of War is age restricted 18V and as such requires that all our competitors be of the appropriate age, however should you be a minor of 16 years of age you may get consent to participate in the tournament from your parent please contact devon@gamerlobby.co.za to arrange this. The Lair reserves the right to require any entrant to produce evidence of their age.

Online: This is an online tournament being played through XBOX live it is up to you, the competitor, to insure that you have sufficient bandwidth and that your Xbox live account will not expire over the given period (19th October - 30th October) please ensure that you are able to play during those times as you will be disqualified for a no show.

Your entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and Regulations and the decisions of The Lair, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this tournament.

The Lair reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the tournament and to cancel, terminate, modify or postpone the Tournament until a later date.

The Lair accepts no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or other failure of or related to the software platform on which the tournament is played.

The Lair accepts no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Promoter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer (That includes your Xbox360) related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this tournament.

Dates & Times:
Once the registration are closed a tournament tree will be published.

The first round will start on the 19th of October @ 8:00pm, all competitors will be notified via e-mail to check the tournament tree before that time to arrange playing time with your adversary.

Please note: there will be no practice rounds once both teams are in place. Practice should be done during the tournament registration phase or out of playing times.

Should a team not arrive at the time of play, they have 15min in which to get to their match, should the team not arrive in that amount of time they will forfeit that match and be moved into the losers bracket or removed from the tournament.

Please ensure that you are available for the dates of the tournament (19th October - 30th October) in the evenings, the goal of this is to run the tournament smoothly and over a short period of time and not let it drag out for too long. if you are unable to make a match for the specific date then it is up to you to contact either thebanman500 (Gamertag) or koldFU5iON (Gamertag) and let them know so that if possible an alternate solution can be arranged.

Punishable acts and penalties
Anyone who has played this game knows this game is full of glitches and ways to cheat. None of that will be tolerated in this tournament. These glitches or cheats include: The Lighting Run {Roadie running and shooting at the same time}, Flying Chainsaw {jumping over barriers with your chainsaw revved}, Magnetic slide {sliding over a weapon and picking it up at the same time}, Invisible man, Leaving the designated playing area, or any other acts we deem cheating or glitching.

Unsportsman like conduct. These acts include: smoke tagging while the guy is down, slapping, teabagging, or letting the guy get backup only to slap them back down. Smoke tagging an enemy while he is standing is allowed. However, since we all know this is a fun aspect of the game we will allow a celebration on the enemy if it’s the last kill of the last round of the match. Then you can go to town, just make it interesting and funny.

The penalty for any of these acts is as follows. First offence, offending team will forfeit the round { the other team will be allowed to kill any surviving members of the offending team}. Second offense, offending team will forfeit the match {the match will end automatically} Third offense, offending team will be eliminated from the tournament all together.

Trash talking will be allowed, but we ask that you do it in a friendly manner. No Bad Language.

We realise that XBOX Live allows for private conversations in during game play, we respectfully ask that you DO NOT use this function, if your team mate dies in the game then you cannot communicate with him. This is very difficult to monitor so please respect this. Please check voice comms with all competitors before the round starts.

You may use Xbox Live voice chat functionality during the Tournament. Any misuse of voice or text chat as described elsewhere in the official rules, such as using profane language or communicating game play information to members of the opposing team, will result in the offending player’s disqualification.

Any disorderly behavior disqualifies Contestants from participation, finals, or prizes. Contestants must refrain from using harassing, negative, or profane language at any time.

Taking advantage of known exploits in the game is also considered cheating. Exploits in the game could include, without limitation, bugs that allow you to hide under obstacles or objects in the game to gain invulnerability. If a Contestant is found to have been cheating, they will be disqualified immediately from the Tournament.

The Tournament rules are subject to change at any time. If any changes to the rules occur, you will be notified through the Tournament news page.

Any Contestant participating in a match who is disconnected from Xbox Live or the game will be, along with his team, disqualified unless The Lair specifically states otherwise.

Players must be signed into their Xbox Live account at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their match to be able to accept the friend request and subsequent game invite.

Once the game has begun, it is considered official.

Referee's and Other players
Due to online facilities and with respect that all teams will play fairly we will have a referee available for the evening but not participating in the matches for the first few rounds, for any discrepancies that may occur during a match.

Should you make it through to the Semi-Finals and Finals, each match will be accompanied by a referee and possibly a journalist they will enter either team as a third player you will have to kill both the ref, and Journalist at the start of the map before play, so that they can then spectate the match.

The Referee's decision is final and cannot be challenged. Be sure that if you do challenge a decision that you have sufficient evidence to back up your claim.

Winning Conditions:
Except where prohibited by law, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, city, likeness and entry in any manner by The Lair, Gamer Lobby its designees and its advertising and promotion agencies without further compensation or notification. Acceptance of a prize constitutes each winner’s consent to have his or her name released in a winner’s list which will be made available to the public.

By entering this Tournament, winners agree to release, discharge and hold harmless The Lair, Gamer Lobby and any of its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, or related companies, or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents from any liability, for loss or personal injury insofar is permitted by RSA law.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

You are not a winner until your submission is validated and your relevant documents are completed.

Any tax liability arising out of any prize is the responsibility of each winner.

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