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Stay Home Challenge Breaker – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Tournament Rules & Regulations

July 15, 2020 |by Zenway Productions | 1 Comments | News

Event Description

This tournament is only open to players based in Singapore. 

Players must be residents or permanent residents in Singapore or holding a foreign student pass and workers permit here in Singapore.

1. Tournament Information

1.1 Format : Single Elimination 

(All games to be in best of 3 except grand finals)

1.2 Day 1 23rd July

  • 7 pm-7.30 pm – Round 1 Game 1
  • 7.40 pm-8.10 pm – Round 1 Game 2
  • 8.10 pm-8.40 pm – Round 1 Game 3 (If any)
  • 9 pm-9.30 pm – Round 2 Game 1
  • 9.40 pm-10.10 pm – Round 2 Game 2
  • 10.10 pm-10.40 pm – Round 2 Game 3 (If any)

1.3 Day 2 24th July 

  • 7 pm-7.30 pm – Round 3 Game 1
  • 7.40 pm-8.10 pm – Round 3 Game 2
  • 8.10 pm-8.40 pm – Round 3 Game 3 (If any)
  • 9 pm-9.30 pm – Round 4 Game 1
  • 9.40 pm-10.10 pm – Round 4 Game 2
  • 10.10 pm-10.40 pm – Round 4 Game 3 (If any)

1.4 Day 3 25th July (Stream Day 1)

  • 8 pm-9.30 pm Semi Finals 1
  • 9.30 pm-11 pm Semi Finals 2

1.5 Day 4 26th July (Stream Day 2)

  •  8 pm-11 pm Grand Finals (Bo5)

2. Prize Pool Breakdown

2.1 Total of $750 worth of cash

  • Champions:  $500
  • 1st Runner Up: $250

3. Format

3.1 Player Eligibility

All players participating in the tournament must enter with their registered Mobile Legends in game name. The game account will be used to invite players into custom matches and for verification purposes.

3. 2 Team and Player Names

Only registered team members can play for a team. Playing a match with a ringer is strictly prohibited. Players and team members must compete with their registered mobile legends in game name during all matches in the tournament proceeding.

3.3 Roster

3.31 Registered Players

Teams are only allowed to play with players registered on the team roster during the registration phase

Players are not allowed to be playing for more than one team at any given time

3.32 Substitutes

Teams are only allowed to have a maximum of 1 substitute players

The registered substitute player cannot be a part of any rosters of other registered teams that are participating in the tournament.

Should such a substitute player be found, the registration of the substitute player will be considered void and will not be able to act as a substitute for the team.

3.33 Roster Changes

Teams can make changes to their roster anytime during a series.

3.4 Game Version

All games are to be played using the latest version of the game to participate in the tournament. Any updates must be installed before the start of the tournament. Any delays need to be kept to a minimum; no time wastage is allowed.

3.5 Technical Issues

Teams are responsible for their own technical issues (hardware). Matches will not be rescheduled due to above mentioned issues and will go on nevertheless. If maximum pause time and/or delay is exceeded, the game will continue even if the issues are unresolved.

3.6 Disqualification

To maintain fairness during the tournament, the organizer reserves the right to disqualify teams.

Teams found partaking in the following scenarios will be disqualified from the tournament:

  • Deliberate stalling of the game can result in losing that game or series entirely
  • Deliberate leaving of a match before it ends can result in a forfeit and winning point awarded to the opposing team
  • Usage of exploits or third-party programs/cheats will result in player and/or team disqualification
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct (Toxicity in chat, excessive bad manners, physical violence etc.) will result in player and/or team disqualification
  • Betting or match fixing will result in player and/or team disqualification

4. Rules

4.1 Tournament Format

4.11 Match Settings

  • 5v5 Draft Mode

4.12 Match Reporting

Teams must report the results after each series to the tournament admins

Teams should screenshot the end of match screen for verification purposes

4.2 No Show

4.21 Registration

Should a team be absent and uncontactable during registration or attendance taking phase, that team will be marked as late and not allowed to participate in the tournament.

4.22 Match

If a player is late during a match or is only ready 15 minutes after the match has started; will not be allowed to play during that series.

The Team Captain will be given a choice to start the match as 5 players or forfeit the match.

The player who is late is not allowed to re-join this match series.

4.23 In-between series

Players are recommended not to go on breaks in between matches in a series.

Should a player need to take a quick break, seek out an admin or marshal.

Players must remain contactable throughout the tournament.

4.24 Disconnections

In any scenario should a player or more leave before a winner has been determined not due to an internet issue disconnection, that player(s) team forfeits the match, and may be subjected to disqualification.

In any circumstances where there is a disconnection/phone crash/application crash, players MUST return to the game as soon as possible and continue playing.

If in any scenario, in the organizer’s opinion that prevents the match from being decided properly, the “re-match” must be played with the same draft.

It is the responsibility of players to call out to a marshal should these situations occur.

5. Conduct

5.1 Participant Conduct

Players and teams are expected to report to the marshal when called upon as soon as possible. If a player or team isn’t present at match time after 15 minutes, the organizer reserves the right to disqualify.

Players are to take note that there MAY be no breaks during a match and/or after a game, thus advised to fully make use of downtime in between rounds to prepare for the next match (Toilet breaks, food, etc.)

Any action that results in an unfair advantage is illegal. This includes bug abuse or third-party programs.

If a player leaves a game deliberately before it ends, that game will be forfeited, and the winning point awarded to the opposing player.

Match-fixing is not allowed. Should any match-fixing be found out, both involved teams will be disqualified.

All participants are always expected to uphold exemplary standards of conduct. Inappropriate, rude or unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated. Participants who fail to comply will be strictly dealt with.

5.2 Disqualification

As stated above, the tournament organizers reserve the right to disqualify any player that does not comply with the rules.

5.3 Third-Party Software’s

It is strictly prohibited for a player to use any third-party software modifying the game functionalities or principles.

If the presence or use of a prohibited software is detected, the concerned player will be banished of any current and future tournaments.

The player and their belongings will be removed from the tournament and the cash prize earned, if any, will be cancelled.

The organizer reserves the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.


Singapore Premier League teams set to resume rivalries online in first eSPL tournament

July 4, 2020 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on Singapore Premier League teams set to resume rivalries online in first eSPL tournament | Esports, Events, Press Releases | , , ,

SINGAPORE, 4 JULY 2020 – The Singapore Premier League (SPL) is set to welcome the inaugural edition of its own football video game tournament, premiering on 11 July. Officially termed as the eSPL, this initiative will see the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) partnering Redd+E Sports, Zenway Productions and The Gym for the organisation of the tournament. The eSPL is a pilot project that is part of the League’s larger strategy to expand the domestic game into the esports arena.

Featuring all eight Singapore based teams from the SPL, two representative players from each club will pit their skills in the video game eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (eFootball PES) 2020. While the concept of football players taking on each other in esports tournaments is not uncommon, the eSPL will be unique in terms of its aesthetics. Using the game’s built-in editing mode, the eSPL tournament has been customised to feature all eight participating teams dressed in their actual team jerseys and with the players and officials represented accordingly.

Tournament Format

The eight teams will be split up into two groups of four and compete in a single round robin format where both players from each team contest the other teams in their group. The top two teams in each group will then progress to the semi-finals, which will be played in a home and away two-legged knockout format. The Grand Final will then be contested in a Best-of-Five series.

Based on the draw conducted today, the teams have been split into the following groups as shown in the table below.

Speaking at the tournament draw, FAS Director of Commercial and Marketing, Jonathan Wong said, “With Covid-19 having curtailed our plans for the 25th anniversary season, the introduction of the eSPL is a timely one which will allow football fans to catch some sporting action featuring players from our SPL while waiting for the resumption of the league. Great effort has been put into localising the look of the teams so that SPL fans can have a stronger sense of association to their favourite teams when watching the games.

“Today’s football fans, particularly the youth, are also avid gamers as they translate their love for the game on the grass pitch to the virtual arena. By introducing the eSPL tournament, we want to provide another avenue to reach out to a younger generation who have keen interest in both football and eSports. This also ties in with our overarching strategy to extend the reach of SPL beyond physical football alone, as we look to officially introduce e-tournaments in the future.”

On the eSPL collaboration, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Redd+E, Yip Ren Kai said, “As local boys, we are always looking at ideas to value add to the sports communities in Singapore, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic. We are delighted to partner the FAS in this initiative to bring the SPL closer to the fans through esports. Coupled with the ability to replicate the SPL teams’ outfits on PES and to get footballers to represent their respective clubs in this tournament, we hope that it will bring existing fans closer to the clubs and also to interest new fans in the SPL.”

In addition to the eSPL, there will also be a mini tournament featuring the Women’s National Team as well as a celebrity match between SGAG (Xiao Ming and Calvin Singh) and SPL club Lion City Sailors (Abdil Qaiyyim and Gabriel Quak). The Women’s National Team Tournament will feature four Women’s National Team players in a 1v1 straight knockout format to determine one winner while the celebrity match is a stand-alone exhibition.

Nur Raudhah Binte Kamis, one of the participating Women’s National Team players, expressed her excitement at taking part in the inaugural eSPL. She said, “I feel that the eSPL is a good initiative as it allows football players like ourselves to come together outside of the actual sport itself. Furthermore, with our football season currently on hold, the eSPL gives us an opportunity to continue engaging with fans in a safe manner and also to stay connected to the sport we love. I am definitely looking forward to getting together with my fellow teammates and to compete against each other in the e-sports arena this time!”

Group stage games for the eSPL will kick off on 11 to 12 July at 2pm while the knockout stage will take place on 18 to 19 July at 2pm.

All group stage games, Semi-finals, Grand finals, Women’s tournament and celebrity grudge match will be broadcast on Singtel TV (mio Sports 111), StarHub TV (Hub Sport 2), meWATCH as well as streamed on the SPL Facebook page. Further details are appended below, including the lists of fixtures and participating players.

Match Schedule @The Gym

Day 1: 11 July, Saturday (2pm) – Group A Matches

Day 2: 12 July, Sunday (2pm) – Group B Matches

Day 3: 18 July, Saturday (2pm) – Semi Finals + Women’s Semi Finals

Day 4: 19 July, Sunday (2pm) – Finals + Women’s Final + LCSFC vs SGAG Celebrity Match

*All matches will be shown on Singtel TV (mio Sports 111), StarHub TV (Hub Sport 2), meWATCH and the SPL Facebook page.

Group A Match Fixture (Day 1)
Group B Match Fixture (Day 2)
eSPL Main Tournament – Team Lineups
Women’s National Team Tournament
SGAG vs Lion City Sailors Celebrity Match