Rules


1 Administration and announcers
1.1 Everybody who is authorized by KOD League to administrate the competition based on its rules and regulations will be called an “admin” or “Observered” in the following, the collectivity of all admins will be called the “Staff”
1.2. Any news article posted on KOD League website is an official announcement for the competition.

2 Participants and teams
2.1. Every real person – unless officially banned – with a valid steam account (Not smurf Account) is allowed to participate in the competition and will be called “participant” in the following.

2.2 Participants joining a team in order to fulfill the 5 team members.

3 Commitments
3.1. Every participant has to show the needed respect towards referees and other participants. Insults and unfair or disrespectful behavior towards anyone are not tolerated and will be punished.
3.2. Every participant must always have the newest version of Steam and Dota 2 installed and has to check for updates in time before each match. Unless a new version comes out right before the match, patching is not a valid reason to delay it.
3.3. Every team accepts the official schedule of the competition and declares its ability to be available during these dates/times.

4 Communications
4.1 All communication in between participants and referees has to be in English/Spanish language.
4.2. Referees in Professional league should be contacted by skype. Requests by any other platform may be ignored.
4.3. Referees in Amateur should be contacted via Battlefy or Facebook. Requests.

5 Teams and players
5.1. A Team has to consist of at least five participants. 
5.2. Maximium 2  members cant be removed or added during the competition.
5.3. Standin can be use but if he is not member of another team or has played a game for another team within the competition. 
5.4 Stand-in allowed for the tournament is 2 maximum.

6 Schedules
6.1 The official schedule of the competition can be found on the website,online documents or in an official announcement. This schedule includes the time of each match or of each round (in which case all matches of the round have that time as official match time).
6.2. The change of a match date/time is only possible if was requested 24 hours before the match and has to be confirmed by the administration.
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7. Hosting & Settings
7.1 Admin create the lobby for match and gives information for teams by skype.
7.2 Only official broadcasters, KOD staff members, and anyone authorized by an admin, have the right to spectate any game without the agreement of the teams.
7.3 Server Location, the default server location is defined US East – Brazil. Other servers can be used, if both teams agree.
7.4 Sides & Drafting Order, One game: The first team chooses the side, FP Chooses another team. Two game series: The first team chooses the side, FP chooses another team. Game 2 is inverse. Best of three (or three games series): The first team chooses the side, FP choose another team. Game 2 is inverse. In game 3, back to game 1 order.
7.5 Penaltys: 5 minute=Level1, 10minutes=level2, 20minutes= level3 and 30 minutes=Default Loss for one game
7.6 Game Settings

GAME MODE – Captains Mode.
LOBBY PASSWORD – see 7.1
SERVER LOCATION – see 7.3
STARTING TEAM – see 7.4
PENALTY-RADIANT – see 7.5
PENALTY-DIRE – see 7.5
SERIES TYPE –  see 7.4
Enable cheats – No
Fill empty slots with bots – No
All Chat – No
VERSION – Tournament
SPECTATORS – Enabled
DOTA TV DELAY – 2 minute

8. During the game
8.1 Picks & Bans, The game must not be paused during the draft, unless a drafter disconnects.
8.2 Pauses, Each team has the right to pause the game for 10 minutes accumulative maximum, if a player announces it before did and calls a coherent reason (exception: not necessary, if someone disconnects). The game must not be resumed before both teams are agree.
8.3 Disconnects & Reconnects, if a player disconnects, the game is to be paused instantly. 
8.4 Broadcasting, Every authorized spectator (according to 4.2) inside the game is allowed to provide a video stream with a delay of at least two minutes. The players are not allowed to watch or listen to any of these video streams or DotaTV at any time during their match. Furthermore they are not allowed to provide a stream themselves, unless there is no official broadcaster inside the game.
8.5 Bugs, if any serious bugs occur, the game has to be paused immediately and the administration decides how to continue. Abusing a bug is forbidden.
8.6 Tools / Hacks, the usage of any Dota-related tool aside from Steam and Dota 2 during a match is strictly forbidden.
8.7 Ending, a game is finished, when an Ancient Fortress is destroyed, when the majority of a team leaves on purpose, or when the administration decides on it. A game is end too, when a player types “gg”.

9 Rule Violation & Punishment
9.1 Breaking of the rules or ignoring the order of an admin may result in a punishment for a whole team or a specific player. Type and amount is chosen by an admin.
9.2. Possible Team Punishments
Default Loss for one game
Default Loss for the whole match
Time Penalty for the next draft
Score Reduction (during a group stage)
Prize Money Reduction
Temporary or permanent ban from the competition
9.3. Possible Player Punishments
Temporary ban from the competition
Permanent ban from the competition

10 Distribution of the Prize Pool
10.1. All prize money transfers are handled via PayPal in 45 – 90 days.
10.3 KOD League not assume fees or comision when send money of prize.  

10.4 In case team disbanded the period days for sent money increase for handle money.
10.5 In case one or two player out of team the prize will reduce in percent of player remanining, only consider the players who won the grandfinal.