X24 Arena: Gaming Rules & Guide

X24 RULES & GUIDE

1. Global Rules

1.1. Conduct

All players are asked to behave with respect towards other players & X24Arena moderators and according to the rules. A player that is found guilty of misconduct of the rules or unethical behaviour by X24Arena may receive penalty points or could be banned permanently from the website!

1.1.1. Insults and offensive behaviour

All insults that happen during a X24Arena match or on the X24Arena website platform, may be punished. This includes ingame chat of the corresponding game, X24Arena chat, X24Arena match center, X24Arena tournaments, challenges, leagues, Match- or News-Comments, and so on. Insults that happen on external messengers are not taken into account.

Penalties are no longer limited to Penalty Points and barrages, but may also contain the following depending on the incident, location and frequency of the insult:

  • Penalty Points & disqualification are given for incidents within X24Arena Matches
  • Insults or inappropriate behaviour within Comments or other options for contacting a player, will result in X24Arena commenting ban
  • Incidents in Gathers are penalized with a Gather-ban and in repeated cases with a League or tournament-Ban for the specific game
  • X24Arena holds the right to ban players from X24Arena webiste at any moment according to our assessment/evaluation

Severe incidents including, but not limited to the following points, may be punished in other ways:

  • Extremist statements
  • Racist statement
  • Threat of violence
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • severe insults
  • pornographic and illigal share of links/images

Players have the right to appeal and to bring out evidence of defence before the final conviction, however X24Arena solely holds the final decision

1.1.2. Spamming

The excessive posting of futile, annoying or offensive contributions within X24Arena gaming is considered as spamming. Spamming on the website (forums, social arena, match comments, player comments, support- and protest pages, etc) is penalized as follows:

  • Written warning for the first offence and deduction of points or/and coins decided by X24Arena
  • Zero tolerance – Player will be banned from all X24Arena gaming activities for periodical or permanent timeframe

The decisive factor therefore is the amount of active penalties for spamming and X24Arena assessment

1.2. Matches, competitions, meetings

In all competitions there should be a fair playing field for all players.

Every encounter, whether a league, tournament or challenge match or other competition must be played according to the rules until it is complete and the result on the X24Arena page entered, or at events the result sheet is completed. Any encounter that did not take place, should be deleted. Matches that did not take place will be considered fake matches and will be punished.

1.3. Game / client

In general, all programs which are not part of the original game, including custom-data and modifications, are not allowed in X24Arena gaming, except for tournaments and leagues which are specifically organized with X24Arena approved modified games. All external voice programs are allowed (e.g. Teamspeak, Ventrilo etc.). Programs that provide an advantage during game play (e.g. drivers that allow the removing of walls) are forbidden. Any programs that change the game itself are forbidden. Players using above mentioned programs will be considered as cheating and X24Arena could decide to ban such players.

1.4. Game Coverage

X24Arena reserves exclusive right to the coverage of Electronic Sports League and Tournament matches. This includes all forms of transmission, including IRC Bots, Shoutcast-streams, HLTV and X24Arena-TV Broadcasts, Twitch live streams. X24ARENA can assign the coverage rights of a match or of several matches to a third party or to the actual players themselves. In this case, terms and conditions would have to be arranged with the X24Arena management before the match.

In general, X24Arena will contact any player or team if they wish to broadcast one of their matches. If no contact is made, individual players are allowed to arrange their own broadcasts. Should the game take place on a server that X24Arena administrators have no direct access to, it must be made sure that enough slots are available for the according clients.

1.5. Language

The official language of X24Arena is English. All players should be able to communicate in English and to do so. However at specific national dashboards communication could be done in local languages.

 

2. Fraud/deception

2.1. Deception

The attempt to deceive X24Arena moderators or other players with wrong or fake statements, information or data will not be tolerated. And would be punished or banned by X24Arena!

2.2. Cheating

All forms of cheating in X24Arena matches are forbidden and will be penalized by X24Arena.

Should it become known to X24Arena moderators that any form of cheating was used to the advantage of a player or a team during a X24Arena match, X24Arena reserves the right to punish them to the full extent of the rules available. By breaking any rule a player risks being banned or completely excluded from a specific league, from all leagues or total X24Arena website (including X24coins). This also includes their team.

2.3. Bypassing of Wire Anti-Cheat

The use of programs (or "hacks") or other methods to circumvent, modify or in any way manipulate Wire Anti-Cheat is forbidden. Any use of such programs or methods will be punished as cheating. Even testing of such programs or methods in a match within X24Arena will be punished.

 

3. Accounts

3.1. Player

A X24Arena gaming account can only be created if the user is at least 13 years old. When registering, each player must provide an up-to-date and correct email address and it is the player’s responsibility to keep his/her profile up-to-date. Every user may only have 1 account!

Also, the permanent residence must be chosen according to the country he/she feels belonging to.

3.1.1. Multi-accounts

Each player in X24Arena must only have one account! If a player can not access his/her account and then creates a new one, then he/she must write a support ticket explaining in detail the reason for not being able to access the account.

3.1.2. Username

X24ARENA reserves the right to change or suggest other username and profile picture then chosen by the user, if they fail to comply with the X24Arena requirements.

3.2. Teams

Names which are restricted by law will not be accepted and will be deleted and punished with penalty points if found. Also, names which go against all forms of etiquette and good manners will not be accepted. X24ARENA decides on this.

3.2.1. Changing team names

A team can change its name at any time. This also applies when a team is restructured.

Changing a team's name in order to fool other teams is forbidden. Extremely long names, or consistent changing of team names is prohibited and can be punished with penalty points.

 

4. Gaming rules

4.1 Matches

By registering an account at X24Arena and by accepting the Terms & Conditions, the player agrees that by signing up for a X24Arena tournament, league or challenge, the participant will automatically agree to the following Gaming Rules.

4.2 Tournament Gaming Rules

4.2.1 Choosing Club

  • Depending on the tournament specific rules, a tournament participant can sign-up 1 up to 3 clubs from FIFA to play with during a tournament, clubs are chosen at tournament sign up.

    • This means that for every match, the participant need to choose one of the sign upped clubs, it is not allowed to choose other clubs than the ones signed up
  • If a participant plays with another club than the one singed up, he/she will automatically loose the match with 3-0, the opponent needs to report this to moderator

4.2.2 Result entry

  • After a match is played, the winner needs to enter the result into the X24Arena tournament match page, then within 5 minutes the participant that lost the match needs to confirm the result by clicking on the confirm button in the specific match area on the tournament page.
  • In case the losing party doesn’t do this, he or she may get penalty points in the form of deduction of ranking points, coins, tournament points or ban from the site

4.2.3 Result proof

  • For protection, it is recommended to take a screenshot/photo of the match final result, as this will be used as proof in case of a dispute between the participants of the match.
  • In case the players have a dispute about the final result, and none of the participants have a screenshot of the final result, and there are no records about the match, then the match will be played again starting from 0-0!

4.2.4 Game interruption

  • In case a game crashes during a match, the players need to make a rematch immediately, and play until the minutes of the crash –> then the final result consist out of the result from the crashed match + the result of the new match until the minute of the crashed match.

    (example: crashed match: 2-1 at 65’ minute. à Second match played until 25’ minute (90-65min) with result 0-1, so the final result is 2-2)
  • In case the match cannot be played due to too much crashes, the players need to notify the moderator, the moderator will then judge about next steps, according to the player crash history (delegate 3-0 to certain player, assign players to another match..)

 

4.2.5 Match schedule

  • When the tournament is created, the match schedule for all the rounds is automatically generated, the schedule must be respected by all the participants
  • For Knock-out tournaments: Each match needs to be played according to the scheduled date and time, due to the fact that the schedule for the tournament is tight, and knock-out rounds depend on previous matches
  • In case a player is not able to attend the specific match date and time, he/she will need to inform the tournament moderator before, than the match will be registered as 3-0 for the opponent, however there will be no punishment for the player that is not able to attend
  • In case the player doesn’t inform the moderator before the match, the match will be registered as a 3-0 win for the opponent and the player will be punished by taking ranking points, tournament points, kick-out, or X24Coins deduction – this will be decided by the moderator

 

4.2.6 Player no-show

  • Player no-show criteria: In case a player doesn’t show-up within 5 minutes of the scheduled time to play (date and timetable is provided on the tournament matches area), the final result will be registered as 3-0 for the opposing player. The opposing player needs to notify the moderator.

    • No-show means, he/she didn’t make any contact within the 5 minutes
    • In case the players showed up, but cannot start within 10 minutes after scheduled date and time, the moderator will judge about next steps
  • If no-show happens during 2 matches, the player will be automatically kicked-out of the tournament, and all his/her played and scheduled matches will be registered as 3-0 win for the opponents
  • Player that didn’t show up and is out of a tournament that is played with X24Coins, will not get any X24Coins refund

4.2.7 Table standing

  • Following table standing criteria rules apply in following order:

1) Points 2) Goal difference 3) Number of won matches 4) head vs head

4.2.8 Global Ranking

  • For each match, players will earn or lose points on the global X24 Ranking and Divisions, following rules apply:
  • Win: +3 points
  • Draw: +1 points
  • Lose: 0 points

 

 

4.3 League Gaming Rules

4.3.1 Choosing Club

  • Depending on the League specific rules, a league participant can sign-up 1 up to 3 clubs from FIFA to play with during a league, clubs are chosen at league sign up.
  • This means that for every match, the participant need to choose one of the sign upped clubs, it is not allowed to choose other clubs than the ones signed up
  • If a participant plays with another club than the one singed up, he/she will automatically loose the match with 3-0, the opponent needs to report this to moderator

4.3.2 Result entry

  • After a match is played, the winner needs to enter the result into the X24Arena League match page, then within 5 minutes the participant that lost the match needs to confirm the result by clicking on the confirm button in the specific match area on the League page.
  • In case the losing party doesn’t do this, he or she may get penalty points in the form of deduction of ranking points, coins, league points or ban from the site

4.3.3 Result proof

  • For protection, it is recommended to take a screenshot/photo of the match final result, as this will be used as proof in case of a dispute between the participants of the match.
  • In case the players have a dispute about the final result, and none of the participants have a screenshot of the final result, and there are no records about the match, then the match will be played again starting from 0-0!

4.3.4 Game interruption

  • In case a game crashes during a match, the players need to make a rematch immediately, and play until the minutes of the crash –> then the final result consist out of the result from the crashed match + the result of the new match until the minute of the crashed match.

    (example: crashed match: 2-1 at 65’ minute. à Second match played until 25’ minute (90-65min) with result 0-1, so the final result is 2-2)
  • In case the match cannot be played due to too much crashes, the players need to notify the moderator, the moderator will then judge about next steps, according to the player crash history (delegate 3-0 to certain player, assign players to another match..)


4.3.5 Match schedule

  • When the league is created, the match schedule for all the rounds is automatically generated, the schedule must be respected by all the participants
  • Each match needs to be played according to the scheduled date and time, in case a player are not able to attend the specific match date and time, he/she will need to inform the league moderator at least 3 hours before the match, then the moderator will schedule a new match date and time (without consequences)
  • In case the player informs the moderator less than 3 hours before the match, the match will be registered as a 3-0 win for the opponent

 

4.3.6 Player no-show

  • Player no-show criteria: In case a player doesn’t show-up within 10 minutes of the scheduled time to play, the final result will be registered as 3-0 for the opposing player. The opposing player needs to notify the moderator.
  • No-show means, he/she didn’t make any contact within the 5 minutes
  • In case the players showed up, but cannot start within 10 minutes after scheduled date and time, the moderator will judge about next steps
  • If no-show happens during 3 matches, the player will be automatically kicked-out of the tournament, and all his/her played and scheduled matches will be registered as 3-0 win for the opponents
  • Player that didn’t show up and is out of a league that is played with X24Coins, will not get any X24Coins refund

4.3.7 Table standing

  • Following table standing criteria rules apply in following order:

1) Points 2) Goal difference 3) Number of won matches 4) head vs head

4.3.8 Global Ranking

  • For each match, players will earn or lose points on the global X24 Ranking and Divisions, following rules apply:
  • Win: +3 points
  • Draw: +1 points
  • Lose: 0 points

4.4 Challenge Gaming Rules

4.3.1 Choosing Club

  • Players have the freedom to select whatever club they want, however they should set the club in the created challenge match

4.3.2 Result entry

  • After a match is played, the winner needs to enter the result into the X24Arena Challenge match page, then within 15 minutes the participant that lost the match needs to confirm the result by clicking on the confirm button in the specific match area on the League page.
  • In case the losing party doesn’t do this, he or she may get penalty points in the form of deduction of ranking points, coins, league points or ban from the site

4.3.3 Result proof

  • For protection, it is recommended to take a screenshot/photo of the match final result, as this will be used as proof in case of a dispute between the participants of the match.
  • In case the players have a dispute about the final result, and none of the participants have a screenshot of the final result, and there are no records about the match, then the match will be played again starting from 0-0!

4.3.4 Game interruption

  • In case a game crashes during a match, the players need to make a rematch immediately, and play until the minutes of the crash –> then the final result consist out of the result from the crashed match + the result of the new match until the minute of the crashed match.

    (example: crashed match: 2-1 at 65’ minute. à Second match played until 25’ minute (90-65min) with result 0-1, so the final result is 2-2)
  • In case the match cannot be played due to too much crashes, the players need to notify the moderator, the moderator will then judge about next steps, according to the player crash history (delegate 3-0 to certain player, assign players to another match..)


4.3.5 Match schedule and no show

  • The players decide together the date and time of the challenge, the challenger creates the challenge at X24Arena and invites the other party
  • If a challenge without X24Coin stake is scheduled and accepted by both players it should be played, however if one of the players doesn’t show up or if the match is not played on the day of schedule, the match will be deleted from X24Arena by an Administrator – without consequences
  • If a challenge with X24Coin stake is scheduled and accepted by both players it should be played, in case the match is not played on the day of schedule, the match will be deleted from X24Arena by an Administrator – and X24Arena will take all X24Coins, no refund to players!

  • If a challenge with X24Coin stake is scheduled and accepted by both players, and a player doesn’t show up or contact the other player during the same day of schedule, the opponent needs to contact and administrator – in this case he/she will receive the X24Coins
  • In case a challenge match is created on X24Arena, however it is in pending mode (not accepted) for more than 2 days, the match will be automatically deleted from X24Arena

4.3.6 Match result

  • A challenge match can only be a win or loss for a player, no draw is possible
  • If after 90 minutes the result is even, the players should play extra time and at the end penalties phase if the result is still a draw
  • The final result is then the result that is shown in FIFA gaming (including penalties)

 

4.3.7 Global Ranking

  • For each challenge match, players will earn or lose points on the global X24 Ranking and Divisions, following rules apply:
  • Win: +5 points
  • Lose: -2 points

 

  1. Penalty points

- Deduction of X24Arena ranking points

- Deduction of X24coins

- Banning from the entire X24Arena website (could be permanent or for a certain time interval