VR Esports Code Of Conduct

At RezBlue Arena and Collegiate StarLeague, we are a team of passionate esports enthusiasts. It is our desire to create a community of equally passionate individuals who wish to compete in and/or watch esports events. In order to do so, we aspire to create esports events and tournaments that are engaging, fun and welcoming to all players and spectators.

As the esports world is ever-evolving, this document will continue to change. Any changes to this document will be posted online. Your continued participation in any event or tournament, either as a player or spectator, means that you consent to the rules below, and any updates. We recommend that you review the Code of Conduct (the “Code”) regularly to ensure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities.

The following Code applies to all online and live esports events and tournaments operated by either RezBlue Arena Network LP or Collegiate StarLeague Inc.

The Code is meant as a guide to ensure that all players compete in a fair and sportsmanlike manner and that players and spectators demonstrate appropriate social behavior. Anyone participating in or watching an event or tournament is bound by the Code, and may be asked to leave the venue, and if applicable, disqualified or prohibited in participating in future events or tournaments if they fail to do so.

The following rules apply to individuals participating in an event or tournament (each a “player”).

All players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on the event or tournament, including all individuals and organizations affiliated with the event or tournament.

  • Competition:
    • Players are expected to compete to the best of their ability at all times during the event or tournament, and must at all times act in accordance with the rules for the event or tournament, including any direction given by the administrator or anyone acting on its behalf.
    • Cheating is defined as any act that gives one player a competitive advantage over another. If a player feels that they have been cheated by another player, that player must raise their concern with the administrator immediately, by providing as much detail as possible. Complaints should always be accompanied by video or photographic evidence if available, or other documentation to validate the claim. All complaints will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and depending on severity may result in: i) an initial warning, or for a second offense, immediate forfeit of the current game or match; ii) immediate forfeit of current game or match; or iii) immediate disqualification from the event or tournament and prohibition from participating in future events or tournaments. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
      • Collusion and Match Fixing, are defined as any agreement between two (2) or more players to disadvantage opposing players.
      • Hacking or modifying the game.
      • Using a prohibited class, team, weapon, item, or action during a game.
      • Spectating an opposing player’s monitor or live streams.
      • Using restricted hardware or equipment during a game.
      • Using any player that was not registered during registration.
      • Intentionally disconnecting from any game prior to its official conclusion.
      • Exploiting known in-game bugs, glitches, and unintended game features to disadvantage opposing players.
  • Sportsmanship:
    • We are committed to providing players with a competitive environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. To that end:
      • Players may not use language in relation to the event or tournament that is deemed by the administrator to be obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, or otherwise offensive or objectionable.
      • Players may not engage in the harassment of a country, private person, or group of people through contemptuous or discriminatory words or actions on account of race, skin color, ethnic, national or social origin, ability, gender, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, financial status, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason.

  • Prohibited Content:
    • We encourage players to wear their own jerseys and to create unique team names and player nicknames. However, jerseys, team names, and players’ nicknames containing the following are prohibited, and may not be worn or used at any event related to the event tournament, including but not limited to, gameplay, player/team interviews, public appearances, or any other event where the players are appearing on behalf of or representing the event or tournament:
      • Sponsorship categories include but are not limited to, drugs, alcohol or tobacco, legal or otherwise, pornography, or R-rated content, firearms, political or religious organizations, hazardous products or services, gambling-related products or services, and products or services that represent trade with countries subject to embargoes or trade sanctions by Canada and/or the United States;
      • Language that is obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, or otherwise offensive or objectionable;
      • Language that espouses insults, hate, or harassment, or is demeaning towards individuals or groups; or
      • Content that may infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, or rights of a person, including parodies or satirical references to third-party intellectual property.
  • General:
    • Players are expected to respond to requests from administrators in a timely manner. Players may not disclose any confidential information provided by administrators or any parties related to the event or tournament, by any method of communication, including all social media channels.
    • In addition to the Code of Conduct, players may be obligated to comply with any rules or regulations imposed on them by the game manufacturer or equipment providers (i.e. terms and conditions associated with third-party accounts required for participation in an event or tournament, including but not limited to PlayStation, Xbox, or Blizzard).

The following rules apply to individuals attending a live event or tournament (each a “Spectator”):

  • While watching an esports tournament live is an exciting opportunity, players are not merely participating in the enjoyment of the audience. They are there to compete in an event or tournament, which requires a level of concentration.
  • Applauding and cheering for your favorite player or team is encouraged. However, heckling and abusive language towards players, referees, commentators, or other spectators is not. Further, any attempt by a spectator to influence the result of a game will be dealt with accordingly and may result in immediate expulsion from the venue (for example, calling out one player’s position on a map, to give an advantage to another player).
  • Spectators found to be using language that is deemed by the administrator to be obscene, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, or otherwise offensive, objectionable espouses insults, hate or harassment, or is demeaning toward individuals or groups will be asked to leave the venue.

The following rules apply to both Players and Spectators:

  • No Drugs or Alcohol:
    • Use of drugs or alcohol, legal or otherwise, may lead to disruptive behavior. Players and spectators believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be removed, and in the case of players, disqualified from the event or tournament at the sole discretion of the administrator.