Code of Conduct

Cheating: Breaking any rule and any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, or unsportsmanlike behavior may result in a Forfeit of a Game, Match, or Ban from OeSL after an official investigates the claim. 

Unsportsmanlike Behavior:  Punishable unsportsmanlike behavior includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language, and bullying.

Concessions: Teams may request that they be allowed to concede victory of a Game. Teams may request that their opponent not receive a Forfeit penalty. A Tournament Official must be contacted with these requests.

Abuse: Verbal and/or written abuse of a Tournament Official will not be tolerated through any medium. This includes, but is not limited to, voice communications in game, voice messages, live support chats, , Twitter, Facebook, etc. Violators of this rule may be disqualified from Tournament play.

Settings: The hosting team will forfeit the game where the incorrect setting(s) affected the game.

Restricted Teams and/or Playbooks: Use of any restricted Madden team or playbook will result in the loss of that game for the violating tournament team.

Equipment: Players may not use a Turbo controller, a Button Macro controller or Keyboard/Mouse. Turbo controllers allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press the same button multiple times. Button Macro controllers allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press multiple buttons. The team using the ineligible equipment will forfeit that games of the match it was used on.

Modified Console/Hacks/Mods: Use of a modified/jail broken console, in game hacks, and/or mods will result in the immediate disqualification of that team and/or a suspension for up to the remainder of the season.

Lack of Cooperation: Failing to comply with Support Staff’s directions and/or requests may result in the forfeit of round(s), a map, or the entire match.  Verbal or written abuse of a staff member may result in forfeiture, suspension, and/or disciplinary action at school.

Warnings: Tournament Officials may issue a Warning for infractions including, but not limited to, the use of profane words or phrases, discussion of controversial religious/political topics, threats/implied violence, lack of punctuality, and failure to follow tournament staff instructions. All warnings and penalties are given to the team, not the individual player. Teams may also be warned or incur a penalty for repeated warnings in regards to the same rule. Depending on the severity of the action or conduct by a player, multiple warnings may be handed out for a single infraction, up to and including bypassing warnings and resulting in an immediate penalty.