This will be head-to-head bracket style.
Individual prize pool breakdown per tier is TBD. Generally, players should expect at least a 1st-3rd placement prize pool per tier.
Special notes on Eleven Table Tennis*. The goal of the tournament is to run with 3 tiers.
Players will have an ELO ranking deadline of Feb 28th at 11:59 Pacific* (please note this may change depending on developer availability).
Through Feb 28th - March 1st, VAL will work with For Fun Labs (the Eleven Table Tennis developers) to build a list based on registrants and their respective ELO scores.
Brackets will range in size depending on total registrants.
Players must register on Valvr.com to register for the tournament (ELO ranking alone will not enter you into the tournament).
Once the bracket is released the week of March 1st, players will have a few days to review the brackets and alert us to any necessary changes.
After that point and the brackets are finalized, VAL will make an announcement in the VAL Discord notifying of bracket completion.
Players MUST use Discord to contact their opponent. We encourage using additional methods such as Facebook (through the Table Tennis VR group or challenge emails) to contact your opponent, but only Discord messages will count and be official in case of disputes where the opponent does not show up. The opponent not showing up will result in a forfeit. VAL reserves the right to decide the forfeiting party.
For Round 1, players will have 48 hours to play their matches with their opponent and so on through the rounds.
Once players reach the final 8 of each tier, matches will be manually scheduled with the VAL admins.
The finals will have different recording and other spectating rules TBD. In general, players should expect to have their matches broadcast and casted over.
Note - cross region play is allowed - so players in EU may play players in APAC region for instance. VAL will make reasonable efforts to match players by region, but this is not guaranteed. No region locks.
- All matches until the round of 8 are best of 3. For example, this means that the round of 32 would be best of 3.
- Brackets are single elimination rounds.
- VAL admins will collect registrations and then release brackets.
- Byes may be possible
- Players must report results of their matches. Screenshots and recordings are highly recommended. If players provide both in game names, VAL admins can work with Eleven Table Tennis to verify, however this is not guaranteed. VAL may provide a Google form link for screenshots at a later date in the VAL Discord.
- Video recording of matches is highly recommended. VAL reserves the right to enforce reschedules or other competitive rules due to crashes, etc or require video recording.
- If connection or other problems on behalf of a player causes crashes, players who are having connectivity problems will have up to 90 minutes to reschedule their matches. Players who cannot fix connectivity or other tech issues will most likely be disqualified by VAL admins. For this reason, it is advised to stream, record, or otherwise document all matches.
- If in a best of 3 match, the 1st match is played to completion, but the 2nd match crashes for instance, the results of the first round will hold.
- Players found to be abusing or otherwise disconnecting often may be disqualified.
- Players should prepare for tech tests with VAL admins to verify home setups in the final rounds
- IMPORTANT NOTE! VAL will take community feedback on rules in general for the ETT tournament. A simple majority poll may take place to solve any rule changes.
Eleven Table Tennis Tournament Rule Set
- Players must be at least 13 years of age or older to participate. If they are under 18, but over 13, they must have permission from a parent, or legal guardian, to participate in this event.
- Before signing up for the tournament, every participant must create a VAL account, which they can make here: https://www.valvr.com. Registration on the VAL website means that you also agree to these rules and the terms of service.
- Please ensure that you are using the latest version of Eleven Table Tennis on your platform.
- As Windows updates have created VR issues in the past, we HIGHLY recommend you halt automatic Windows/driver updates during the competition period to avoid this inconvenience. (optional)
- Players are required to keep all In-Game Names or aliases appropriate. (ie. NO racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, political, or offensive naming, etc.) This will be a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy and is at the sole discretion of VAL.
- All score submissions, screenshots, player submitted photos, and player submitted videos related to the tournament become the property of VAL and COMPANY and may be used for marketing and other purposes. If players share broadcast material such as twitch streams, tournament photos, tournament videos, etc. with VAL, VAL reserves the right to use these in a marketing context.
- VAL reserves the right to change, alter, replace, or modify this rule set at any time and without prior notification.
- Virtual Reality esports can be an intense physical experience. Do not enter the competition without following all terms of service and other safety measures as outlined in the individual device warnings and manufacturers. Competitors who are not able to participate in strenuous physical exercise should not enter the competition. VR esports is a fun activity, exercise the same caution as regular sports.
- VAL is not responsible for any injury incurred while participating in the Eleven Table Tennis tournament.
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