No additional anti-cheat is required for official matches. Cheating will result in an immediate disqualification and/or player ban. Players that are DQ for any reason are not eligible for refunds.
These rules will pertain to Madden Tournaments run by the Zoned Out Gaming organization.
We will host various tournament types depending upon the time of year it may take place. Some tournaments are run in a single day while others may take a few weeks. Please make sure to under the tournament you’re planning to register in.
These details will pertain to Madden Tournaments.
All participants must agree on the game settings mentioned below. Please note that if you play a match to the end, you automatically accept it with all settings, modes, etc., and it will be evaluated. Even if a wrong setting was chosen and you play the match to the end, the match will be counted. You have the possibility to protest before the second quarter of the match is over to avoid this.
Remember that the team at the top of the bracket is the Home team. The Home team will be responsible for creating the Online H2H lobby and confirming the match settings. To play your opponent, you must invite them to your friend’s list.
Players must check in at least 30mins before their scheduled match. Each player has 10 minutes to show up to a match (i.e. schedule match start time + 10 minutes.) Not showing up within 10 minutes results in a default loss. The player that is waiting must report the protest to the admin.
If a player has a thirty-two (32) or greater point lead before the end of the first half, then that game is applicable to the mercy rule. If a player has a twenty-five (25) or greater point lead AND the losing Competitor has had at least one opportunity to possess the ball for a full drive in the second half, then that game is applicable to the mercy rule.
All match disputes should be submitted in Discord if possible, but should you need discretion, please submit using the following link: https://zonedoutgaming.com/tournaments/match-disputes
See our General Tournament Rules for more information related to dispute submissions (i.e. sufficient evidence, timestamps, etc.)
The winning player is responsible for scoring accurate results within the Zoned Out Gaming Discord server. If you’re unable to report results please see a Staff member.
If both players select the same team, at the end of the match, both players are expected to accurately report the match with confirmation from both sides. Also, it may be beneficial to screenshot your results.
As soon as both players are shown in a match, the match should be started as soon as possible. Intentional delay of the tournament may result in the disqualification of the player. If a player does not respond to invites within 10 minutes, the unresponsive player is subject to be forfeited from the match. There are no refunds for disqualifications.
This is a simulation league. That means we strive to make the CFM experience as much like real NFL football as possible, while still recognizing that this is, in fact, a video game. With that said, we’ve established a set of rules that promote sportsmanship, smart team management, and exceptional play calling, while balancing user and stick skills.
These are the current settings used for our custom league:
The following league types are available for play in the Zoned Out Gaming Custom League:
The following rules will govern play in the Zoned Out Gaming Custom League:
To keep matters simple, please make an effort to reach out to your opponent to schedule your game(s). Should an opponent not respond within a timely manner (ie 48hrs,) then we will award the player who made an effort to schedule the game a win. Should any disputes arise, then we will require proof that scheduling was attempted.
Please attempt to schedule your games in the #league-schedule channel by @ mentioning your opponent team role ( i.e. @Cowboys.) Admins will deal with these on a case-by-case basis and will award winners at our discretion. Should you schedule outside of this channel, the following items will be accepted as proof should a dispute arise:
All trades should be viewable to the league. Trade conversations should occur within the trade block channel. After a trade has been mutually agreed upon, then you must take a screenshot, and post it to the trade approval channel for admins to review.
The Trade Committee will approve trades prior to the acceptance of any trade by voting on the screenshot in the channel. Once approved you may proceed with the trade.
The first season will have a randomized draft since all members will be new to the league. Previous members will be ranked in accordance with their placement from the previous season. New members will be added based on the waitlist and completion of existing members returning back to the league. Snake Draft will be our drafting method.
Allowed but needs to be within the boundaries of the Discord server rules and guidelines. Please see #roles-rules for more detailed information.
Keep the personal disrespect at an all-time low!
Players are responsible for their own technical problems (Hardware/Internet).
Tournaments and Matches will not be postponed due to such problems and must be played.
Any actions that allow an unfair advantage are illegal. This includes taking advantage of bugs in any way during match play.
In case of disconnection, both players must share with the admin staff screenshots with the message of disconnection within Discord. In the screenshot, the opponent’s nickname must be visible and legible, as also the last score that was kept until the moment of the unexpected situation.