StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 Rules

StarCraft 2 Rules



By competing on this ladder, you agree to follow all rules set out below and any additional instructions provided by the LetsPlay.Live(LPL) Administration team. If you have any questions, problems, queries or concerns then please contact an Admin by putting in a Support Ticket using the Support Ticket System.

All rulesets must be read in conjunction with the Master Ruleset and Code of Conduct.

PLAYER CONDUCT
To ensure we are providing the best experience possible, all players are expected to display Good Gamer Behaviour as listed below.
Respect your opponents, team, and tournament staff.
Play with integrity in all matches.
Don’t be toxic. This means NO:
• Cursing
• Sexism
• Racism
• Homophobic remarks
• Taunting
• Bullying
• Lewd/NSFW remarks or posts
• Doxing

Tournament Staff reserve the right to disqualify any player/team that violates player conduct rules without warning. If a player/team is disqualified, the match is a forfeit, and a loss is recorded for disqualified player/team.

Match Information and Communication
Match information emails are sent out all players: 24 hours before game day. Players are expected to join the community discord here. Players are expected to use the relevant channels to communicate. Please contact an administrator on discord if you have any questions.

Rules

1. Ladder Rules

1.1. Eligible players
  • Each player must have a valid LPL account with out any match bans for StarCraft 2.
  • Only players from Oceania and Southeast Asia are eligible to play in the LPL SC2 ladder (see bottom of page for a list of countries)
  • Players must have a valid BattleNET account with StarCraft 2 and all it's expansions, and must have their account linked to their LPL account (Profile> Settings>Game IDs>BattleNET ID)

1.2. No Shows
  • Each player has 15 minutes from the designated match start time to complete their vetos and enter the match
  • Players who have not entered the match after 15 minutes may be given a forfeit loss, subject to admin discretion.
  • Players who consecutively no show risk being removed from the ladder with no chance of prize money or refunds.

1.3. Match Disputes
  • Players have 1 hours after their match is completed to dispute the match. This can be done via the match page
  • When making a dispute screenshots or other supporting documentation must be supplied
  • Failure to provide evidence will result in the score standing
  • Disputes are not accepted for disputes which should have occurred prior to the match starting. eg an ineligible player is playing

1.4. Forfeits
  • Players have 15 minutes from the scheduled match time to start the match. After 15 minutes teams are able to set the match as a forfeit win.

2. Match Settings
All Matches until the finals are Best of Three (Bo3) where the grand finals and bronze match will be a Best of Five (Bo5)
Only the following maps are to be used during the season.

2.1. Veto
Just before your scheduled match time, votes will take place on your match page. Players will take it in turns until three maps remain. The maps and order will then be shown on your match page.

2.2. Map Pool
  • 2000 Atmospheres LE
  • Berlingrad LE
  • Blackburn LE
  • Cosmic Sapphire LE
  • Curious Minds LE
  • Hardwire LE
  • Nautilus II

2.3. Match Settings
  • Server: Australia (If both players agree to do so, they may use another server)
  • Map: See Map Pool
  • Category: Melee
  • Game Speed: Faster
  • Locked Alliances: Yes
  • Size: 1on1

2.4. Game Version
Your client must be updated to the latest live version.
2.5. Pauses
Players are permitted to pause the match for a period of no longer than 5 minutes per match. Pauses are only permitted for legitimate reasons
2.6. Match Restarts
Match restarts can only happen under the following circumstances.
A player disconnects during a match or fails to load in
The in-game timer reads less than 2 minutes
More than 2 minutes
Matches more than 2 minutes must use the resume from replay feature

3. Ladder Settings
3.1. Elo settings
The StarCraft II ladder is an elo based ladder. Players will be automatically assigned up to 3 matches per 13 days after setting their match time availabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE’S A DISCONNECT?
A: If a player disconnects during a game after at least 1 minute has elapsed or they have been KO’d once, the player who disconnected forfeits the individual game in the best of three.

Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEAM OR PLAYER DOESN’T SHOW UP ON TIME
A. There is a 15 minute grace period. If an entire team or player doesn’t show up on time then the other team/player is awarded the win for the entire series and the entire match is forfeited. Notify the @admin on Discord to report a no-show. Please link your match page when notifying the administrator.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I REQUESTED A RESCHEDULE IN ADVANCE AND OUR OPPONENTS DIDN’T
RESPOND?

A: If you requested a reschedule at least 24 hours in advance, you will not be penalized. It will then be on your opponent to find a time and day that works for both teams. If the reschedule was requested within 24 hours of the match, both teams may need a representative available in the chat at match time. If this is not possible, please reach out to @moderator by Discord to help get in contact with your opponent.

Q: THERE'S AN ISSUE WITH MY MATCH, HOW DO I GET HELP?
A: If there is an issue with your match that needs attention, please create a support ticket here.- staff will reply within 24 hours.

Q: Can my country play?
A: "Oceania" includes the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Soloman Islands, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Tonga, Palau, New Caledonia, Kirbati, Guam, Cook Islands, Federated states of Micronesia, Nauru, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Niue, American Samoa, Pitcairn Islands, Norfolk Island, Tokelau, Wallis and Futana, and Northern Mariana Islands.

"Southeast Asia" includes the following countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei, Timor-Leste and India.