CALL OF DUTY® MOBILE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL RULES
2020 Season v2
April 14, 2020
Activision Publishing, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively “Activision”) created the Call of Duty® Mobile World Championship (“Tournament”) to serve as the fan-centric Call of Duty® Mobile competition platform. Tournament competition consists of (i) Call of Duty Mobile Online Tournaments (collectively, “CODM Online”); and (ii) Call of Duty Mobile LAN Tournaments (“CODM LAN”). Official Rules”) codify the rules and standards of conduct that will apply as a condition to participation in the Tournament. These Official Rules apply to all Teams, Team Owners, Team Managers, Team Staff, and Players (“Participants”) who are actively participating in CODM Online or any event related to CODM Online, or plan to participate in any current or future event related to CODM Online. These Official Rules have been designed to ensure the integrity of all Tournament competitions, to protect the image and reputation of the Tournament and the Franchise (as defined herein), and to create a consistent and high-quality experience for members of the public that view the Tournament events. Additional rules for CODM LAN events will be posted to the Call of Duty Mobile Website or provided to Participants before the applicable CODM LAN event.
These Official Rules form a contract between Participants, on the one hand, and Activision and its affiliates who are engaged in operating the Tournament (collectively, the “Administration”), on the other hand. These Official Rules establish the general rules of online Tournament play and offline Tournament activities, including rules governing player eligibility, Tournament structure, prize awards, and player conduct. These Official Rules also contain limitations of liability, license grants, and other legally binding contractual terms.
Each Participant is required to read, understand, and agree to these Official Rules before participating in the Tournament.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ALL DISPUTES RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURNAMENT ARE GOVERNED BY A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS IN SECTION 14 AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE PROVISIONS IN SECTION 12. THESE CLAUSES AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, AND YOU SHOULD REVIEW THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING THESE OFFICIAL RULES. If a provision of these Official Rules is or becomes illegal, invalid, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these Official Rules or the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of any other provision of these Official Rules.
Violation of these Official Rules may subject a Participant to discipline, including, but not limited to game/match forfeitures, prize forfeitures, fines, disqualification/removal from the Tournament and legal claims, at the Administration’s sole discretion, as further described herein.
1.2 Changes to and Enforcement of these Official Rules. The field of professional esports competitions is still relatively new and changing rapidly, and these Official Rules will evolve in real time to keep pace with those changes. Activision reserves the right to make any decisions on cases not specifically covered by these Official Rules to preserve the spirit of fair competition and sportsmanship. Activision’s authority, responsibility, obligations and consent rights as expressed herein will be exercised in Activision’s sole discretion. Any material changes to these Official Rules will be provided to the Participants prior to the next Tournament event in which the changed rules will apply. Participation in a Tournament will constitute acceptance of the changed rules. Changes to Section 14 will be governed by the provisions in that section.
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1.4 Additional Authority. The Administration reserves the right to exercise necessary authority, without limitation, to protect the interests of the Call of Duty® video game franchise, including without limitation Call of Duty® Mobile (collectively, “Franchise”), any person or entity who is associated with Franchise or Administration to provide products or services for the Tournament, any authorized person or entity to create and/or publish media for any reason at any time during the Tournament (“Press”), and any person who is present at an event related to the Tournament (“Attendee”). All decisions made by Administration are final.
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All Participants must at all times observe the highest standards of personal integrity and good sportsmanship and act in a manner consistent with the best interests of the Tournament, in each case as determined by Administration. Participants are required to behave in a professional and sportsmanlike manner in their interactions with other competitors, the Tournament, and members of the Administration, the media, sponsors and fans.
Participants may not use obscene or offensive gestures or profanity in their tags, player handles, game chat, live play communications, lobby chat, shoulder content, interviews, or other public-facing communications of any kind. This rule applies to English and all other languages and includes abbreviations and/or obscure references.
Participants are expected to settle their differences in a respectful manner and without resort to violence, threats, or intimidation (physical or non-physical). Violence is never permitted at any time or place, or against any person including competitors, fans, referees and officials.
The obligation to behave in a professional and sportsmanlike manner includes an obligation on the part of Participants to arrive on time and ready to compete for all Games, Matches and tournaments in the Tournament Schedule. It also prohibits forfeiting a Game or Match without reasonable cause.
The Tournament is a place for players from around the world, from different cultures, and from different backgrounds, to come together to compete and share their passion for our game. Participants in our competitions should be focused on bringing the world together through epic entertainment, celebrating our game, players, and fans, and building diverse and inclusive communities. Participants, Team Managers, and Owners must refrain from disruptive or divisive behavior, commentary, or other forms of expression during official the Tournament and Team events (including without limitation any Match) or on any official the Tournament or Team channels (e.g., Match broadcasts, the Tournament or Team shows, and official the Tournament and Team-branded websites and social media channels). Throughout the period on match day that a Participant, Team Manager, or Owner is visible to the Tournament’s and/or Team’s live and camera audience(s), they may not wear, display or otherwise convey personal messages without express approval from the Administration, which approval shall not be granted for political messages.
Loss of Side Selection for Current or Future Game(s)
Ban for Current or Future matches and events
Termination of Team License