CAPCOM PRO TOUR
OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Last updated May 26, 2016 V 1.1
These are the Official Terms and Conditions (“Official Rules”) governing the CAPCOM PRO TOUR brought worldwide by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. (“Capcom”).
Capcom Pro Tour Description
The Capcom Pro Tour is a global series of competitive gaming tournaments which features the latest fighting game from Capcom, Street Fighter V and comprises of Evolution, eleven (11) Global Premier Events, four (4) Regional Tournament Circuits, Global and Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards. Players will be competing for 32 spots in the year-end Capcom Cup finals tournament to decide the Tour grand champion.
As shown in the Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree below, there are five ways to qualify for one of the 32 available qualifying spots at the Capcom Cup:
- Winning 1st place at Evolution (1 available)
- Winning 1st place at a Global Premier Event (11 available)
- Winning 1st place at a Regional Finals (4 available)
- Placing in the top eight (8) of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (8 available)
- Placing in the top two (2) of a Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard (8 available)
Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree
Capcom Cup Qualification: Players are not eligible to win multiple Capcom Cup spots. The Capcom Cup spots are awarded based on the following priority order: (i) winners of Evolution, Global Premier Events and Regional Finals, (ii) top placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, and then (iii) top placements of Regional Point Leaderboards. In particular,
(a) If a player who has previously won Evolution, a Global Premier Event, or a Regional Finals wins another Global Premier Event, Evolution or Regional Final, an additional qualifying spot will open up to the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (but not to the Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards), instead of qualifying the player who wins the next highest ranking of such Global Premier Event, Evolution or Regional Final.
(b) If a player who has previously won Evolution, a Global Premier Event, or a Regional Finals is placed among the top eight (8) of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, the player who is placed next highest of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard and is not otherwise qualified will qualify for the Capcom Cup.
(c) If a player who has previously is placed among the top eight (8) of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard is also placed among the top two (2) of a Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard, the player who placed next highest of such Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard and is not otherwise qualified will quality for the Capcom Cup.
Regional Finals Qualification:
(a) If a player wins a Regional Ranking Event and is already qualified for the corresponding Regional Finals by either winning another corresponding Regional Ranking Event, Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier, or Online Event, the player who is placed next highest in such Regional Ranking Event and is not otherwise qualified will qualify for the corresponding Regional Finals.
(b) If a player wins an Online Event and is already qualified for the corresponding Regional Finals by either winning a corresponding Regional Event or Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier, the player who is placed next highest in such Online Event will quality for the corresponding Regional Finals.
The Capcom Pro Tour will begin on February 26th 2016 and conclude with the Capcom Cup in December 2016.
Capcom Pro Tour: A global series of competitive gaming tournaments which features the latest fighting game from Capcom, Street Fighter V, comprising of (i) the Global Premier Tournament Circuit, which in turn comprises of Evolution, eleven (11) Global Premier Events, and four (4) Regional Tournament Circuits and (ii) the Ranking Point Leaderboards, which in turn comprise of the Global and Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards, as shown in Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree above.
Capcom Cup: The finals tournament of the Capcom Pro Tour to be held in December 2016. Players in the Capcom Cup shall comprise of the winner of each Evolution, Global Premier Event, Regional Finals, and qualification spots awarded via the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard and Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards.
Global Premier Tournament Circuit: A series of tournaments comprising of Evolution, Global Premier Events and Regional Tournament Circuits:Evolution: The largest open-bracket fighting game tournament in the world, which takes place in Las Vegas in July. The player who wins 1st place at Evolution will qualify for the Capcom Cup. The top 16 placements at Evolution will also earn varying Evolution Tier Ranking Points as set forth in Paragraph 5 below (“Ranking Point Matrix”) to the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard.
Global Premier Event: An individual qualifying tournament for the Capcom Cup (currently 11 scheduled for Atlanta, Sacramento, France, Florida, , Japan, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, China, and others to be announced). Players who win 1st place in each of these tournaments will qualify for the Capcom Cup. The top 16 players of each Global Premier Event will also earn varying Tier 1 Ranking Points as set forth in the Ranking Point Matrix to the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (and not to any Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard).
Regional Tournament Circuit: A series of tournaments comprised of a Regional Finals, twelve (12) Regional Ranking Events, Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier, and two (2) Online Events. There are four Regional Tournament Circuits: (i) Capcom Pro Tour North America, (ii) Capcom Pro Tour LATAM, (iii) Capcom Pro Tour Europe, and (iv) Capcom Pro Tour Asia as shown in the Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree.Regional Final: The final tournament of a Regional Tournament Circuit. Players shall comprise of the winners of each of twelve (12) Regional Ranking Events, top two (2) winners of the Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier and winners of each of two (2) Online Event, for a total of 16 qualifying spots. Regional Finals do not award any Ranking Points to either a Global or Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard.
Regional Ranking Event: One of 12 tournaments within a Regional Tournament Circuit. The top 16 players of each Regional Ranking Event will also earn varying Tier 2 Ranking Points as set forth in the Ranking Point Matrix to the corresponding Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards. Winners of a Regional Ranking Event will have their flight and hotel paid for by Capcom and Twitch to compete in the corresponding Regional Finals.
Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier: An open-bracket tournament hosted on the first day of a Regional Finals. A Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier does not award any Ranking Points to either a Global or Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard.
Online Event: One of two online tournaments within a Regional Tournament Circuit. The top 16 players of each Online Event will also earn Tier 2 Ranking Points as set forth in the Ranking Point Matrix to the corresponding Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard. Winners of an Online Event will have their flight and hotel paid for by Capcom and Twitch to compete in the corresponding Regional Finals Tournament.
Ranking Point Leaderboards: Ranking Point leaderboards comprised of (i) the Global Ranking Point Leaderboards and (ii) the Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards, which in turn comprise of (a) Capcom Pro Tour North America Ranking Point Leaderboard, (b) Capcom Pro Tour LATAM Ranking Point Leaderboard, (c) Capcom Pro Tour Europe Ranking Point Leaderboard, and (d) Capcom Pro Tour Asia Ranking Point Leaderboard, as shown in the Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree.Global Ranking Point Leaderboard: A global leaderboard that tracks Ranking Points earned in any Tournament. At 12:00 am PDT on November 1st, the top 8 placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard will qualify for the Capcom Cup. Additional qualification spots may be added to the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard if a player wins 1st place at multiple Global Premier Events, Evolution or Regional Finals. Players who have qualified for Capcom Cup via Evolution, Global Premier Event or Regional Finals are not eligible to take qualifying spots from the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard.
Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard: A leaderboard that tracks Ranking Points earned in a Regional Ranking Event or Online Event within a specific Regional Tournament Circuit. At 12:00 am PDT on November 1st, the top 2 placements on each of the 4 Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards for a total of eight (8) will qualify for the Capcom Cup.
Tournament: Evolution, a Global Premier Event, a tournament in a Regional Tournament Circuit
Ranking Points: Numeric values assigned to players based on their Tournament performance as set forth in Section 5 below, allowing them to be ranked against other players. The more Ranking Points a player accumulates, the higher on the Rankings he or she will be. Capcom will track and update point totals for each player upon completion of each Tournament, on the applicable Ranking Point Leaderboard(s).
Tournament Game: Street Fighter V
Tournament Organizer: The entity responsible for organizing and hosting a Tournament
Tournament Entities: Capcom its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, agents and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the Capcom Pro Tour, including but not limited to Tournament Organizers.
Winner: The winner of a Tournament, one of the top 8 players in the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, or one of the top 2 players in a Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard. All references to Winner, if the Winner is a Minor (as defined in Section 6 below), shall include the Winnerʼs parent or legal guardian.
The Tournament Dates are set forth in Exhibit A (the “Tournament Dates”), with additional tournament dates to be added at Capcomʼs sole discretion.
All Tournaments will be conducted according to the Capcom Pro Tour Official Tournament Rules as set forth in Exhibit B (the “Tournament Rules”).
Ranking Point Matrix
The top 16 players in Evolution will receive Evolution Tier Ranking Points. The top 16 players in a Global Premier Event will receive Tier 1 Ranking Points. The top 16 players in a Regional Ranking Event will receive Tier 2 Ranking Points. The top 16 players in an Online Event will also receive Tier 2 Ranking Points. The chart below illustrates the different Tournament scenarios and Ranking Points awarded:
Player Number Tournament Placing Evolution Tier Tier 1 (Global Premier Event) Tier 2 (Regional Ranking Tournament and Online Event) 1 1 1024 256 128 2 2 512 128 64 3 3 256 64 32 4 4 128 32 16 5 5 64 16 8 6 5 64 16 8 7 7 32 8 4 8 7 32 8 4 9 9 16 4 2 10 9 16 4 2 11 9 16 4 2 12 9 16 4 2 13 13 8 2 1 14 13 8 2 1 15 13 8 2 1 16 13 8 2 1
No Ranking Points will be awarded to Winners of a Regional Finals or Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifiers. The cutoff date to obtain Ranking Points is November 1, 2016 (“Cutoff Date”).
All Tournaments are open to all individuals 13 years old and older as of March 1, 2016. All Players at least 13 years old, but under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they live (a “Minor”) (i) must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to register for and participate in a Tournament, and (ii) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at each Tournament in which he or she participates.
All players eligible to participate in the Capcom Pro Tour will be referred to as “Players.” All references to “Player” shall include the Playerʼs parent or legal guardian if the Player is a Minor.
Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) of Capcom, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, agents and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the Capcom Pro Tour are not eligible to participate in the Capcom Pro Tour.
Full-time Twitch employees who are directly involved with the Capcom Pro Tour may not participate in any Tournament. The staff of a Tournament Organizer may participate in any other Tournament that is not organized by the Tournament Organizer but will not be allowed to participate in any Tournament organized by the Tournament Organizer.
How To Enter
Players can find information regarding each Tournament at http://www.capcomprotour.com.
By participating in a Tournament, Player hereby grants to Capcom permission to record, videotape and photograph the Player (“Player Images”). All Player Images will be owned by Capcom. Player grants to Capcom and each of its designees, the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy, display, perform, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise exploit Player Images, including any names, likenesses, voice, conversation and any other attributes of Playerʼs personality and appearance, individually or with others, in whole or in part, alone or in conjunction with other material, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the world, for the purpose of trade, advertising, promotion or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, without additional compensation, consideration, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE CAPCOM CUP. EACH CAPCOM CUP PARTICIPANT SHALL BE DETERMINED AT EVOLUTION, A GLOBAL PREMIER EVENT, AND A REGIONAL FINALS; BY THE GLOBAL RANKING POINT LEADERBOARD, AND A REGIONAL RANKING POINT LEADERBOARD EARNED AT EACH TOURNAMENT; OR AT THE INVITATION OF CAPCOM, AS PROVIDED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
Agreement to the Official Rules
By participating in a Tournament, Player fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules, which incorporates the Tournament Rules (as set forth in Exhibit B), and the decisions of Tournament Organizer, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Tournament. Receipt of any prize is contingent upon Playerʼs compliance with all of these Official Rules.
Code of Conduct
All Players are expected to maintain respect for one another and for all Tournament staff and spectators. Any Player behaving inappropriately, or not competing in compliance with these Official Rules, may be immediately disqualified from a Tournament and forfeit all potential prizes. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Swearing, screaming or threats
- Cheating of any sort through any means
- Intentionally delaying or slowing gameplay
- Intentionally disconnecting network cables
- Intentionally interrupting network connectivity
- Any other known or unknown manner of tampering with gameplay
- Any other type of conduct deemed inappropriate at Capcom’s sole discretion
Players agree to be bound by the decisions of Tournament Organizer, Capcom and anyone acting on Capcomʼs behalf, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the type, process, or operation of a Tournament, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to ban infringing players from any future Capcom event if deemed necessary.
Capcom will not allow, and will not allow third parties, to display, advertise, or otherwise promote in any manner sponsorship, endorsement or commercial or any other type of affiliation with or by (i) adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites or (ii) companies that manufacture, sell, distribute or market alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or vaping (e-cigarette ), drugs, guns or other weapon on the official media content or channels (such as event video streaming and social media) of Capcom or any Tournament Organizer for or in connection with the Capcom Pro Tour.
CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR EQUIPMENT, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A TOURNAMENT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CAPCOM AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER EACH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO IT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
(a) Global Premier Event and Regional Finals Winners (excluding Japan-located and Brazil-located events): The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize bonus of at minimum $15,000 dollars at each and every Global Premier Event and Regional Finals. This award will be shared among the top 8 placements in each Global Premier Event and Regional Finals according to the following table. The prize bonus will be awarded directly by Twitch.tv. Additional prizing will be awarded by the respective Tournament Organizer at each Global Premier Event and Regional Finals.
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place $7,000 $3,000 $1,500 $1,000 $750 (each) $500 (each)
(b) Evolution Winners: The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize bonus of at minimum $50,000 to be shared among the top 8 placements at Evolution according to the following table. The prize bonus will be awarded directly by Twitch.tv. Additional prizing will be awarded by the Evolution tournament organizer.
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place $20,000 $10,000 $7,000 $5,000 $2,500 (each) $1,500 (each)
(c) Capcom Cup Winners: The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize pool of at minimum $250,000 to be shared among the top 8 placements at the Capcom Cup according to the following table. The prize pool will be awarded directly by Twitch.tv. Additional prizing will be awarded at Capcomʼs sole discretion.
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place $120,000 $60,000 $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 (each) $5,000 (each)
In addition, the Winner of each Global Premier Event, Regional Finals, Evolution, the top 8 players with the highest Ranking Points on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard and the top 2 players with the highest Ranking Points on each Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard shall receive a Trip to the Capcom Cup. A “Trip” shall include : (i) one round trip coach class air transportation for the Winner, originating from an airport of Capcomʼs choice near the Winnerʼs primary residence, to the Capcom Cup to participate in the Capcom Cup in December 2016 (approximate retail value (“ARV”) ranging from $300 to $2,000; average ARV $890); (ii) two (2) nights hotel accommodations for the Winner, consisting of one (1) room, based on double occupancy (meals, telephone calls, tips, gratuities, and other incidentals and costs are not included) (ARV of $600); and (iii) round trip transportation between the airport and hotel (ARV of $100).
Each cash prize, Trip and/or other prizes awarded to a Winner, shall be collectively referred to as a “Prize” or “Prizes”.
The ARV of any Prize is subject to change based on current market conditions at time of Prize fulfillment, the time of travel, and the distance between departure location and the Capcom Cup location. Any difference between the ARVs and the actual values, if any, will not be awarded. Winner must possess valid travel documents to travel. Capcom reserves the right to substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the Winner resides within 100 miles of the Capcom Cup, and no substitution will be provided for any difference in ARV.
Additional prizes may be added at Capcomʼs sole discretion. Additional prizing is not guaranteed. For updates on additional prizing, please see http://www.capcomprotour.com
General Prize Restrictions
Players are not eligible to win multiple Capcom Cup spots. The Capcom Cup spots are awarded based on the following priority order: (i) winners of Evolution, Global Premier Events and Regional Finals, (ii) top placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, and then (iii) top placements of Regional Point Leaderboards. Winners must be able to travel to the Capcom Cup during December 2016. Dates for travel are subject to change in Capcomʼs sole discretion. If the Winner is a Minor, he or she must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian under the same terms and conditions as the Winner. If a Winner is not available, able or willing to travel on the dates specified by Capcom, Winner privileges will be terminated, the Trip will be forfeited and the next eligible Player shall be invited to participate in the Capcom Cup.
All costs and expenses not specifically listed in Section 10 above as part of the Prizes, including, without limitation to meals, snacks, beverages, mini-bar, entertainment, tips, gratuities, souvenirs, personal expenses, incidentals, damage to hotel rooms, baggage fees, travel insurance, departure taxes and fees, any equipment to be used in connection with the Prizes, and the like, are solely Winnerʼs responsibility. The Prizes are provided “as is”.
Capcom will determine the airline and hotel in its sole discretion. Winners under the age of majority must travel on the same itinerary as his or her parent or legal guardian. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and must be roundtrip. Tournament Entities shall not be responsible for any damage to baggage or any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any acts or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations necessitated by same.
Winners shall be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Winner Forms”) within five (5) business days of Winner determination. Within ten (10) business days of receiving an executed copy of the Winner Forms, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, shall deliver and/or ship to Winner the applicable Prize(s). Failure to take delivery of any Prize may result in forfeiture, and such prize awarded to an alternate Winner. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned until after a Winner has complied with all his or her obligations under these Official Rules. No cash or other substitutions may be made, except by Capcom, who reserves the right to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by Capcom in its sole discretion.
By participating in a Tournament, Winners acknowledge that Tournament Entities have not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the Prizes and that each Winner will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any life, travel, car, accident, property or other form of insurance relating to the Prize(s) won by him or her.
Winners will be responsible for all taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on any Prize won and will be required to provide his/her Social Security number for tax reporting purposes if the retail value of the prize being awarded is $600.00 or greater (as determined in Capcomʼs sole discretion). Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, will file an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the prize if the retail value of such prize if $600.00 or greater. Refusal of a Winner to provide a Social Security number for issuance of an IRS Form 1099 will result in the Winner forfeiting the Prize(s) and an alternate Winner being selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, shall comply with all IRS withholding requirements applicable to Prizes awarded to non-U.S. residents at the time the Prizes are awarded.
Limitations of Liability
CAPCOM OR TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER, AS THE CASE MAY BE, HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH REGARD TO THE TOURNAMENT GAME SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT, OR PRIZING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS, UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
Tournament Entities shall not be responsible for any of the following:
- (i) incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in a Tournament or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of a Playerʼs registration or gameplay;
- (ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access which may result in alteration of gameplay or game results;
- (iii) any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, servers or providers, equipment, or software, including any injury or damage to Player resulting from participation in a Tournament;
- (iv) injuries or losses to Playerʼs person or property arising or resulting from participation in a Tournament;
- (v) any acts or omissions by Tournament Entities or their employees, whether negligent or willful, in the conduct of the Tournament;
- (vi) any equipment or software malfunction; or
- (vii) the inability to complete a game due to any technical malfunction.
Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, and at its sole discretion, may require the replaying of any game, match, Tournament, or declare any of the foregoing null and void by reason of any technical or other system error. If for any reason a Tournament or any portion thereof is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other causes beyond the control of Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament or any portion thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, determines, at its sole discretion, that any individual game, match, Tournament, has been tampered with or that the validity of any game, match, Tournament has been compromised for any reason, it may eliminate that game, match, and conduct the Tournament on the basis of the remaining game, match, Tournament. In the event that any individual is adversely affected in a game, match, Tournament by any technical or equipment malfunction, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, reserves the right to schedule special game, match, Tournament among any such competitors so adversely affected. In the event of any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Capcom will post a notice at http://www.capcomprotour.com.
BY ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN A TOURNAMENT, PLAYERS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS CAPCOM AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER, ALL TOURNAMENT ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYSʼ FEES) AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING SETTLEMENTS) FOR ANY INJURIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TOURNAMENT, ATTENDANCE AT ANY TOURNAMENT, OR ANY PRIZE. OR ANY OTHER MATTER OR ACTIVITY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TOURNAMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIBEL, SLANDER, DISPARAGEMENT, DEFAMATION, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, INVASION OF PRIVACY, PIRACY, PLAGIARISM, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THIS OBLIGATION SHALL CONTINUE BEYOND THE TERM OF THE TOURNAMENT.
By participating in the Tournament, Players agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with any Tournament or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in San Francisco County, California; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering and participating in a Tournament, and in no event shall any Player be entitled to recover attorneysʼ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any Player be permitted to and each Player hereby waive all rights to claim or recover punitive, incidental, consequential and/or special damages or any other damages (other than out-ofpocket expenses) and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Playersʼ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Capcom or Tournament Organizer in connection with the Tournament, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with California law without regard to choice of law or conflict of law rules.
The Sponsor of each Tournament is the respective Tournament Organizer at each Tournament.
Capcom reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise, update, change, modify, add to, supplement, or delete certain terms of the Official Rules for any reason. Such changes will be effective with or without prior notice. The most current version of the Official Rules is posted at www.capcomprotour.com.
CAPCOM PRO TOUR
CAPCOM PRO TOUR
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES
These are the Capcom Pro Tour Official Tournament Rules (“Tournament Rules”) governing Evolution, all Global Premier Events, Regional Finals and Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier, and Regional Ranking Events operated globally, and the Capcom Cup. Capitalized terms used in these Tournament Rules shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Official Rules.
Each of Evolution, Global Premier Events, Regional Finals and Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifiers, and Regional Ranking Events, and the Capcom Cup will be conducted according to the tournament rules stated below.
A. General Tour Rules
Players are not eligible to win multiple Capcom Cup spots. The Capcom Cup spots are awarded based on the following priority order: (i) winners of Evolution, Global Premier Events and Regional Finals, (ii) top placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, and then (iii) top placements of Regional Point Leaderboards.
B. Tournament General Rules
- Tournament Game: Street Fighter V
- Game Settings: Versus, 99 seconds, 2/3 Rounds
- Tournament Format
- a. Evolution/Global Premier Events: Double Elimination Bracket. 2/3 games until top 8, which is 3/5 games;
- b. Regional Finals/Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier/Regional Ranking Events: Double Elimination Bracket. The number of games in a set will be decided by the Tournament Organizer.
- Players may not use any glitch or bug that prevents the game from being played, including but not limited to bugs causing the game to freeze, reset, remove character from play zone or similar results.
C. Tournament Match Play Rules
- Choosing Sides: When both players are at the game console, they must come to an agreement which side of the machine they will play on (who will sit on 1p and who will sit on 2p). If an agreement cannot be reached, a game of paper-scissors-rock will determine who gets to pick their side.
- Choosing Characters: There are 3 methods for choosing characters: Standard Selection, Double Blind Selection, and Side and Character Courtesy. If the players do not discuss the method of character selection, it should be understood that the Standard method is being used. If the players cannot come to an agreement on the method of character selection, the judge will apply the double blind method.
- a. Standard Selection: Both players choose their characters whenever they want. This is a free for all. Players pick who they want and go. Once either player chooses a character, neither is allowed to request that the Double Blind Selection method be used.
- b. Double Blind Selection: Either player must explicitly ask for the Double Blind Selection method before either player chooses a character. When a player request Double Blind, the player on the left side (1p) decides which characters and modes (e.g. Ultras) they will choose and whispers his selection to the Tournament Organizer. The Tournament Organizer then signals the player on the right (2p) to pick his characters and play modes. Once the player on the right (2p) has finished, the Tournament Organizer makes sure the player on the left (1p) sticks to his original choices.
- c. Side and Character Courtesy: As a courtesy, the player who received his choice of which side to play on (1p vs 2p) can elect to choose his character first. This is strictly a courtesy. A player is in no way required to do so.
- Playing the Match: Once sides and characters have been chosen, the players should begin the first Game in the Match. The following rules go into effect once a Game ends
- a. The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games.
- b. Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to the Tournament Organizer.
- c. If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching sides (1p vs 2p) for the next Game.
- d. The player who won the game does not have the option of switching sides. He must stay on the same side if the loser does not want to switch.
- e. The player who won the last Game is required to keep the same character.
- f. The player who lost the last Game is allowed to choose whatever they wish.
- Reporting Rule Violations: At some point during the tournament, a player may violate either the tournament rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. The following rules apply toward rectifying rule violations.
- a. It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to the Tournament Organizer immediately.
- b. ALL non-gameplay rule violations must be reported to the Tournament Organizer before the Game starts (e.g. the winner switching the characters after winning one Game in a Match).
- c. Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress to address a non-gameplay related rule violation. Stopping a Game in progress to report a non-gameplay rule violation will result in the forfeiture the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
- d. The only time a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match.
- e. Stopping a Game in progress to erroneously report a rule violation automatically results in the forfeiture of the round by the player who stopped the game.
- f. Rule violations must be reported at the time they occur. Otherwise, they will be ignored.
- g. A Tournament Organizer is allowed to report any rule violations on behalf of a player.
- h. If a Tournament Organizer stops a game to mis-report a rule violation, the Game is replayed with both players picking the same characters, order, and side. No one is disqualified.
- i. The only people allowed to stop a Game to report a violation are the Tournament Organizer and the players.
- j. If a player accidentally or intentionally stops his game for any other reason, he will be forced to forfeit the round. Examples include accidentally pressing the start button on his controller to pause the match, unplugging his or his opponents joystick, etc. If the game cannot be restarted from the exact point of interruption, the player is forced to forfeit the Game.
- k. Match interruptions beyond the players control (e.g. the game crashes or freezes) will be dealt with directly by the Tournament Organizer. All best attempts will be made to resume the round from where it left off. If that cannot be accomplished, the Game will be replayed with both players picking the same characters and modes.
- Reporting Equipment Failure: Video game hardware has a tendency to break down during tournaments. Buttons or joysticks will occasionally break down in the middle of a match, leaving the player on the broken side at a significant disadvantage. The following rules will be used in the event of a breakdown.
- a. In the event of an equipment failure, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
- b. If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must forfeit the current round.
- c. New equipment must be immediately available. If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
- d. Once replacement equipment is obtained, the player is given the rest of the round to configure their buttons and test the new equipment. If the player gains an undue advantage by doing so (e.g. charging an abundance of super meter), they must forfeit the Game.
- e. A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty. When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
- Additional Rules:
- a. There will be no ties in any tournament. Anyone refusing to play any Match (including the finals) will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.
- b. A draw match as determined by the game must be replayed, unless the game awards the draw to a player.
- c. Inevitable Defeat rule is in effect. This is defined as when a player has legally won the round or match (i.e. landed a move that will kill the opponent) but pauses the game before the game awards the round won icon, will still be awarded the win. The most common occurrence of this rule is when Player 1 lands a super on Player 2, but the Critical Art animation is a grab and the damage isnʼt awarded till the final hit connects, but the opponent has legally lost the round. If there is a dispute over whether the move would have knocked out the other player, a tournament official will unpause the match, see the result of the action, and proceed from there. If the attack does not kill the opponent, then the mid game pause rules are in effect.
- d. Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Organizer determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.
- e. Tournament Organizer has a zero tolerance policy toward violence, threats of violence, and any other forms of threats or intimidation. Any threat of violence, extreme intimidation, or violence of any kind will result in an immediate and lifetime ban.
- f. Gambling is prohibited in and/or around the event hall. Any player that gambles on the property will be immediately ejected from the tournament, and may be banned.
These rules are an attempt to insure that the tournament runs fairly and as smoothly as possible. However, unforeseen circumstances may require a special response, and for that reason the Tournament Organizer reserves the right to change any of the tournament rules or remove any player at any time, for any reason, at their sole discretion.
D. Online Tournament General Rules (To Be Published At a Later Time)
E. Online Tournament Match Play Rules (To Be Published At a Later Time)