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Regulations

1. INTRODUCTION


The company Ankama Games, an SASU (simplified corporation with a sole shareholder) whose headquarters are located at 75 Boulevard d'Armentières, 59100 Roubaix, registered with the Lille Metropolitan Area Companies and Commerce Register (RCS) under No. 492 360 730 (hereinafter the "Organizer"), is organizing, from May 28 to June 13, 2020 (Paris time), an amateur PvP competition for the DOFUS video game entitled the "Tournament of the Scrollsayers" taking place exclusively online on each of the two final servers for the Temporis IV game mode (hereinafter the "Tournament") in accordance with the terms set out in these regulations.

2. ACCEPTANCE AND MODIFICATION OF THE REGULATIONS


Participation in the Tournament implies and entails the unconditional acceptance by the participant of these regulations (hereinafter the "Regulations"), and of the concept of the Tournament, as well as the ethical codes applicable on the Internet. Any person who violates one or more articles of the Regulations or of the aforementioned conditions and rules will be forbidden from participating in the Tournament and from any prize to which he or she may have otherwise been entitled.

The Organizer may, at any time, amend the Regulations by informing the participants thereof on the website https://www.dofus.com as soon as possible.

3. ELIGIBILITY AND TERRITORIAL SCOPE


Participation in the Tournament is open, subject to the provisions of Article 2 of the Regulations, to any physical person who has a character of at least level 100 on one of the servers for the Temporis IV game mode in the DOFUS video game, is at least 12 years old on the first day of the qualifying phase, has access to an Internet connection, and is in possession of an Ankama game account that is certified in their name, excluding the Organizer's employees and their family members (spouses, ancestors, descendants, brothers and sisters).

The Organizer highlights the fact that any minor participating in the Tournament is deemed to be participating under the supervision of and with the consent of their parents, custodian(s), or legal guardian(s). The Organizer reserves the right to request written proof thereof at any time, and to perform any verifications, as well as to disqualify any participating minor who does not submit such proof immediately, or by a pre-determined deadline.

4. REGISTRATION


Participation in the Tournament is open to teams of two different players from one of the servers for the Temporis IV game mode in the DOFUS game, each player having a character of at least level 100. A tournament is being organized on each of the two final servers for the Temporis IV game mode. Players on the same team must be on the same game server.

To register, applicants must have an Ankama account that is certified in their name and be logged in to the www.dofus.com website. If, during the finals, the Organizer discovers that a player is using an account that is not certified in their name, the team will be disqualified and replaced by the next best team. If you have any questions about account certification, please visit the Support website at https://support.ankama.com.

One of the two players, acting in the name of and on behalf of the members of their team, must go to the registration page for their server and fill out the registration form. They must:

  • provide a valid and available team name,

  • provide their teammate's character name,

  • accept the terms and conditions of these Regulations in their entirety,

  • and finally, confirm their team's registration.


Once the team has been pre-registered, the teammate immediately receives a team membership notification visible on the dofus.com website. They must then go to this page themself to finalize their registration.

/!\ Notifications will not be sent via Ankabox or email. Remain vigilant and stay safe from phishing attempts. /!\

A team is deemed registered when the leader has correctly confirmed the team's registration and the teammate has confirmed their membership.

It is still possible for the two players to cancel their membership in a team via the www.dofus.com website; doing so will automatically unregister the team from the Tournament. Cancellations are carried out via the same link as the one used for registration and can be done until the registration deadline for the Tournament.

Only one registration per account and per person is permitted, all Temporis servers combined. If a player is caught having registered multiple characters via multiple accounts or on multiple servers, all teams including any one of these characters will be automatically disqualified and the player will be sanctioned across all of their accounts, including in cases where the cheating is discovered only after the Tournament has begun.

Participation in each Tournament is limited to 2,000 players, or 1,000 teams per server.

For each Tournament, the first 1,000 teams to confirm their registration will be selected to take part in the Tournament. Any teams in excess of this quota will be placed on a waiting list. In the event that a team is disqualified before the start of the competition, the teams on the waiting list will be selected by order of registration validation.

The team and character names must comply with the rules set forth in Article 4.4.2 of the Terms of Use (hereinafter the "TOU"), or their team will be disqualified by the Organizer without the option to re-register.

Registration for each Tournament will be open from 11 a.m. (Paris time) on May 18, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on May 24, 2020.

Participation in the Tournament is free of charge.

Players are not permitted to reserve a server change for the Tuesdays falling on May 19 or 26 and June 2 or 9, or their registration will be invalidated.

No other mode of participation will be accepted.

Registering under a false identity (particularly if your account is not certified in your name) or the identity of another person, providing false information, or registering under multiple identities will lead to the disqualification of the entire team.

Generally speaking, any participation that is fraudulent and/or does not comply with the Regulations will lead to sanctions, up to and including the automatic disqualification of all team members, even when only one player is at fault, without the right to any compensation or indemnity of any kind.
The Organizer reserves the right to perform any and all verifications of compliance with the Regulations at any time, without necessarily being required to systematically verify all players; the Organizer may notably limit such verification to Tournament winners. The Organizer reserves the right to put any prizes awarded to the team prior to its disqualification back into play, or to withdraw those prizes from the prize list.

5. SPECIFIC ARRANGEMENTS


Each Tournament will take place on the corresponding game server with the original characters, their levels, equipment, and spells. Sidekicks and incarnation weapons are not permitted.
Tournament mode is activated; participants do not see the initiative order in the timeline, nor the positions of their opponents on the map during the fight preparation phase. This information is revealed once all characters have clicked "ready" and the fight begins.

6. QUALIFIERS



How It Works


Qualifiers for each Tournament are based on a Swiss Rounds system. For each Tournament, 12 rounds are scheduled for the following dates and times (all times are in Paris time):

Friday, May 29:

  • Round 1: 8 p.m.

  • Round 2: 10 p.m.


Saturday, May 30:

  • Round 3: 8 p.m.

  • Round 4: 10 p.m.


Monday, June 1:

  • Round 5: 8 p.m.

  • Round 6: 10 p.m.


Tuesday, June 2:

  • Round 7: 8 p.m.

  • Round 8: 10 p.m.


Thursday, June 4:

  • Round 9: 8 p.m.

  • Round 10: 10 p.m.


Friday, June 5:

  • Round 11: 8 p.m.

  • Round 12: 10 p.m.


Each team must participate in the 12 rounds shown on the schedule. The times of the second round for each day are given for informational purposes only; the start of this second round of matches may be delayed, for whatever reason. Participants must ensure that they are available on match days and must pay attention to any announcements made in the in-game red channel to launch their fights. They must be prepared to play at a slightly later time than that announced. A round will not be launched with a delay of longer than one hour. No lateness or absence will be tolerated (unless otherwise specified). Any team that is absent or late will be considered to have lost by forfeit.
Each team independently manages its fights. Players are asked to go to the fight map indicated on each Tournament's schedule page and to start the preparation phase for their match at the scheduled time, according to the given times for rounds, and to begin fighting within 15 minutes of starting this phase. A 10-minute grace period will be allowed, after which any incomplete teams will be declared to have lost by forfeit.

After each fight, participants are responsible for filling out the end-of-fight form available on this page to indicate which of the two teams won the match.

Participants will need to be logged in to the site with the account used for the Tournament.

/!\ Both teams are required to enter the results after each fight, and teams that do not do so, or that try to falsify the results, will be sanctioned (see "Rules and Sanctions"). /!\

If only one of the two teams fills out the form, the result provided by that team will be deemed correct.

The rules for entering results also apply to the finals.

Matching Process


Round 1 matching is done by random draw. From round 2 on, teams are matched depending on the number of points they have accumulated. Teams having accumulated the most points are matched first.

In the event there is an odd number of teams in a point bracket, one team is matched with a team from the bracket below.

In the event there is an odd number of teams in the lowest point bracket, one of the worst teams drawn at random is automatically awarded a victory. They do not fight in the current round but they get 3 points. No one team may benefit from more than one automatic victory.
Insofar as possible, we avoid matching two teams that have already fought one another.

The random drawing of matches is carried out automatically by a software program.

Scoring


Team Points


Teams accumulate points for each fight, according to the following rule:

  • Victory: 3 points

  • Draw: 1 point

  • Defeat: 0 points


When a fight reaches the end of the 20th game turn (just before the counter changes to 21), it is stopped. If one of the two teams has a numerical advantage at that time (not including the Osamodas' Spiritual Leash), it is the winner.
If both teams have the same number of characters alive, a draw is declared.
In order to avoid dealings between teams, no draws will be possible in the last round.

Advanced Points


A second value is put in place to distinguish the teams in the event of a draw: the Opponents' Winning Percentage (OWP). This is the average % of victories by the various opponents encountered by the team (excluding automatic victories).
Note: If TeamPts / (3 × NbFights) < 0.33, then this value is replaced by 0.33. This particularity is used to lessen the impact of forfeits on the teams' OWP.

Qualification Criteria


The 32 best teams at the end of the first stage will qualify for the finals.
The teams are ranked according to two criteria of descending importance:

  1. A team's position in the rankings is determined in priority by the points they have accumulated.

  2. In the event of a draw between multiple teams, the OWP (see "Advanced Points") is used.



7. FINALS



How It Works


The finals will consist of a head-to-head, single-elimination bracket. The bracket will be generated manually, in such a way that for the first stage, the best-ranked team from the Swiss Rounds qualifiers will be matched with the worst-ranked team, and so on.
There will be no draws during this stage.

The finals will be played "best two out of three" (BO3).

At this stage of the competition, and before each BO3 match, the two team must perform a draft phase to ban the opposing team from using six spells. Spells will be banned cumulatively the entire time the teams are facing each other, which may lead to up to 18 spells being banned in BO3. Banned spells are only banned for one team, not both.

The draft phase takes place according to the following structure, where A and B represent the captains of team A and team B respectively:

  • A bans a spell,

  • B bans two spells,

  • A bans two spells,

  • B bans a spell,

  • A bans a spell,

  • B bans two spells,

  • A bans two spells,

  • B bans a spell.


To carry out the draft phase, players will be contacted by their referee representative and invited to join their group.
For each action, one minute of thinking time is granted. After this period, the team's turn will be skipped, and the late team will lose the right to banish one spell.

For each Tournament, fights are scheduled for the following dates and times (all times are in Paris time):

Saturday, June 6:
  • 7:30 p.m.: Round of 32

Monday, June 8:
  • 7:30 p.m.: Round of 16

Tuesday, June 9:
  • 7:30 p.m.: Quarterfinals

Thursday, June 11:
  • 7:30 p.m.: Semifinal

Saturday, June 13:
  • 5 p.m.: Final

Once a match is over, players are allowed a 10-minute break before starting the draft round for the next match. Once this is complete, they have 15 minutes to start the next match.

8. PRIZES


For each Tournament:


1st place:

  • Exclusive Temporis petsmount

  • Master Pack

  • Champion Set


2nd place:

  • 1-year subscription pack


3rd and 4th places:

  • 6-month subscription pack


1st to 32nd places:

  • An exclusive title: "Scrollsayer Finalist"


The aforementioned prizes are awarded to each team member.
Prizes are strictly personal and non-transferable, and therefore cannot be sold, exchanged, loaned, ceded or transferred to, or benefit any third party, ascendant, descendant, beneficiary, or other person for any reason unless otherwise stipulated by the Organizer. Prizes awarded to the winner's Ankama account can under no circumstances be transferred to another Ankama account, whether the account belongs to the winner or not, unless otherwise stipulated by the Organizer.

The Organizer reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or remove any prize (in whole or in part) if it suspects that an aforementioned action has been performed or attempted, for the entire lifetime of the prize. The winner may not claim any compensation when or if the MMORPG DOFUS stops being published and/or distributed in its current form or in any other form.

9. DISCONNECTION AND OTHER ISSUES


In the event of a voluntary disconnection during a game, or a player's voluntary departure from a team, the game is stopped and the other team declared the winner.
Any player who is absent during a call for a match, without the Tournament administrator's consent, will be declared forfeit after a 10-minute grace period and thus eliminated from the stage in question.

In the event of adverse incidents beyond players' control, such as inopportune disconnections or continuous latency issues, players are encouraged to contact a Tournament administrator. It is up to the Tournament administrator to make any decision necessary to complete the match (hold a rematch, declare a winner, or some other decision). Their decision is final and not subject to appeal.

10. RULES & SANCTIONS


The Tournament is subject to a series of rules aiming to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Violations of these various rules will result in the application of sanctions by the Organizer.

Rules



  • All participants agree to comply with the code of conduct as set forth in the Regulations.

  • Two members of the same team cannot use the same spell from their group spell collection: they must equip different spells.

  • All participants must respect the other participants, commentators, and organizers. Any insults or provocations will be sanctioned.

  • All participants must regularly consult the round schedule, and be present and ready to begin their fight within the given timeframes.

  • All participants must systematically fill out the end-of-fight form after every match.

  • Incomplete teams are not permitted to fight. It will be declared the losing team by forfeit.

  • During the qualification stage, once a battle has started, it cannot be relaunched or paused, even in the event of a bug or connection problems. From the semi-finals on, the "pause" function may be requested by players in the event of a bug. The Organizers will then decide among themselves whether to restart the match or continue it. Any inappropriate requests to pause the game may be sanctioned.

  • Multi-accounting is forbidden: Any given player may only play on a single account. Several players may participate from the same location, and consequently share the same IP, but they absolutely must play on different computers.

  • Lending an account is forbidden.



Sanctions


All sanctions will apply to the entire team, even if the infraction was committed by a single player. Repeat infractions will also lead to sanctions against the entire team.
Without prejudice to the sanctions set forth in the TOU, the Organizer reserves the right to take any appropriate measures in the event of non-compliance with the code of conduct, whether this concerns behavior listed in the Regulations or behavior that disrupts or is likely to disrupt the smooth operation of the game. The sanctions are as follows:

List of Sanctions


  • Warning: Although warnings do not have direct consequences, they are recorded and may lead to more serious sanctions for the team in the event of repeated offenses.

  • Imposed Defeat: The team that committed the violation is automatically considered the loser of the fight in progress or of their next fight.

  • Elimination: The team that committed the violation is eliminated from the Tournament.

  • Disqualification: The teams that committed the violation is eliminated from the Tournament and relinquishes any possible prizes, and sanctions will be applied to the Ankama account(s) used by the offending player(s) during the Tournament; they will no longer be able to take part in Dofus game tournaments for one year.



    • Table of Sanctions (without prejudice to other reasons listed elsewhere in the Regulations, particularly in Article 4)

      • Form not filled out: The team did not fill out their end-of-fight form.
        1. Warning
        2. Elimination in the event of a repeat offense.


      • Form incorrectly filled out: The team filled out their end-of-fight form, but the given result is incorrect.
        1. Warning
        2. Elimination in the event of a repeat offense.
      • Insult or provocation: One of the team members insulted or provoked another player, or a commentator or organizer.
        1. Warning
        2. Second warning in the event of a repeat offense.
        3. Disqualification in the event of a second repeat offense.


      • Multiple absences: The team did not appear, or some of its members were absent, for two of its matches at set times, and the matches could not be played.
        1. Elimination


      • Misuse of a gameplay system: The team exploits a faulty system in the game during a fight to get the drop on their opponent.
      • Disqualification
      • Multi-accounting or account lending: The team played a fight using multi-accounting or one of the team members played using a third party's account.
        1. Disqualification


      11. COMPLAINTS


      Prizes cannot be reimbursed, replaced, or exchanged, and no cash equivalent will be awarded, under any circumstance whatsoever, even in the event of force majeure. Prizes in kind are not subject to any guarantee. The Organizer cannot be held responsible if, for reasons beyond its control, the competition, its terms and/or the prizes must be delayed, modified, or canceled, in part or in whole.

      12. SUBMISSION OF REGULATIONS


      The Regulations are available on the website www.dofus.com. A copy of the Regulations can be provided free of charge to any person who requests it. Such requests must be mailed to the following address: ANKAMA GAMES, Service Tournoi / Concours - Règlement, Tournament of the Scrollsayers, 75 Boulevard d'Armentières BP 60403, 59057 Roubaix Cedex 1 France.
      Postal fees related to any requests for a copy of the Regulations will be reimbursed, provided that these requests are made in writing and mailed to the Organizer, and that they include the full contact information of the person making the request (first and last name, address, postal code, city/town), limited to one request of the same nature per household (same name, same address). These fees are reimbursed based on the regular postal rate for letters under 20 grams on the day the Regulations take effect.

      13. SECURITY


      Participants are responsible for the security and stability of their Internet connection.
      Ankama cannot be held responsible for damages caused by connection problems or external attacks.
      We strongly advise against the use of direct peer-to-peer voice communication software (such as Skype), which makes it easy for ill-intentioned people to recover your IP address. It is better to use software packages that operate via server (Discord, TeamSpeak, Mumble), choosing your server carefully, of course.

      14. ANNEX


      In unforeseen circumstances and whenever necessary, the Organizer reserves the right to modify all or part of these Regulations to ensure that the event can continue under the best possible conditions.

      15. DATA PROTECTION AND CIVIL LIBERTIES (CNIL) PROVISIONS


      Any personal information the Organizer may request from you, as appropriate, are necessary to record your entry, determine the winners, communicate with participants when necessary, distribute the prizes, and verify compliance with the rules of participation, as well as to satisfy certain legal and regulatory requirements. The legal basis for this processing is legitimate interest (see Article 6.1.f of the European Data Protection Regulation). This information is provided to the Organizer and the Ankama Group.

      You may access and obtain a copy of your data, object to the processing of this data, or have it corrected or erased. You also have the right to limit the processing of your data (see cnil.fr/en for more information about your rights). You can exercise this right either by visiting the Ankama Support website (http://support.ankama.com/), or by writing to the address listed in Article 12, making sure to include the words "Personal Data" next to the address on the envelope. Out of concern for your privacy and to protect your personal data, we must verify your identity before replying to your request. Therefore, any request to exercise your rights must be accompanied by a copy of a signed identity document.

      For any questions or demands regarding the processing of your data, you may contact us by mail in accordance with the terms and procedures set forth in the previous paragraph, or by email at [email protected] You may also contact our data protection delegate at the same addresses. If you nevertheless believe that we have not met your expectations, you may submit a claim with a competent data protection supervisory authority.

      16. DISPUTES AND LIABILITY


      Participation implies understanding and accepting the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, the lack of protection for certain data against possible misappropriation or piracy, and the risks of contamination by any viruses that may be present on the network. It is therefore the responsibility of each player to take all appropriate measures to protect their own data.

      The Organizer shall not be held responsible in the event that a malfunctioning Internet network prevents access to the Tournament or its correct operation. Players are responsible for the security and stability of their Internet connection. Any defeat resulting from a connection problem or external attacks will not be sufficient grounds to restart the fight, and the Organizer shall not be held liable for any damages caused.

      In the event of a computer virus, external attack, fraud, or technical malfunction, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify the terms of the Tournament at its discretion and shall not be held liable for this by the players. The Organizer reserves the right, under such circumstances, to not allocate the prizes and/or to bring proceedings before the relevant courts against the parties who have committed such acts of fraud.

      The Organizer shall have final say over the settlement of any dispute relating to the Tournament and its Regulations. No reply will be given to any request by phone or in writing concerning the interpretation or application of these Regulations, the mechanisms or terms of the Tournament, or the awarding of prizes.

      The Organizer reserves the right, if the circumstances so demand, to shorten, extend, modify, or cancel this Tournament. It cannot be held liable as a result. In particular, the Organizer reserves the right, where applicable, to invalidate and/or cancel all or part of the Tournament if it emerges that fraud and/or malfunctions have occurred in any form whatsoever. Any inaccurate or false declaration or any fraud will result in the player's disqualification. Under such circumstances, the Organizer reserves the right to block access to, not award a prize to, and/or pursue legal action against, any participant whom it believes to have committed or attempted fraud. Non-exhaustively, a person committing fraud is defined as:

      • any person who registered under a false identity,

      • any person playing multiple accounts,

      • any person playing multiple characters,

      • and/or any person who registered a third party.


      The Organizer cannot be held liable for the above, and players therefore cannot claim any compensation or indemnities of any nature whatsoever.

      17. APPLICABLE LAW AND SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES


      These Regulations are governed exclusively by French law.
      Any dispute or claim in relation to this Tournament must be submitted in writing and sent to the address provided in Article 1. It will not be taken into consideration past a deadline of one (1) month after the Tournament ends.
      Jurisdiction over any dispute arising from the execution or the interpretation of these Regulations lies with the competent courts of the Lille Metropolitan Area, even in the event of multiple defendants, incidental claims, or third-party proceedings.