RULES

Tournament Type: Free-For-All (1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1)

Starting Date and Time: Saturday, February 8th @ 12:00 PM EDT

Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 8th @ 11:00 AM EDT

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Limit: 36 players


I. Registration

a. Players must purchase a £5 (or currency equivalent) ticket on our website to register. Once a ticket has been purchased, a tournament organizer will contact the player to complete the registration.

b. Players must have an account on mariokartcentral.com and be registered on the site registry.

b.i. If a player is found to be using an alternate account to deceive the tournament organizers, they will be immediately disqualified from the tournament and Mario Kart Central staff will be notified.

c. Players banned from Mario Kart Central are prohibited from playing in this tournament.

c.i. Should a player banned on Mario Kart Central create an alternate Switch FC and have a non-banned player register and claim the Switch FC as their own, the non-banned player will be immediately disqualified and Mario Kart Central staff will be notified.

d. Players must play with the Switch FC they registered with for the tournament. If you need your friend code changed, please contact us before the tournament’s start time.

e. After purchasing entry into the tournament, you may not receive a refund for cancelling your registration.


II. General

a. Players who sign up for the tournament agree to the rules and the final decisions of the tournament organizers.

b. Free choice of tracks, vehicles, characters, and controllers.

c. All rounds will consist of normal items and 150cc. In rooms with 12 players, CPUs will be switched on. In rooms with less than 12 players, CPUs will be switched off.

d. Each round will consist of 12 races.

f. Track repeats are -15 points to an individual’s score and tracks reset each round.

g. Players found with game-breaking lag will be disqualified, and Mario Kart Central staff will be alerted. (Example: constant warping, causing roulette to have massive lag, etc)

g.i. Players flagged on MarioKartCentral due to lag will not be allowed to register.

h. Players may not cooperate with other players in the tournament in order to gain an advantage.

h.i. Examples of this include voice communication, teaming in-game, and anything else that could give players an advantage. If it’s questionable, it’s probably not allowed.

h.ii. Players that are found to be teaming will be immediately disqualified and will receive a punishment to be determined by Mario Kart Central staff.

i. Players must not use any form of hacking or other exploitations.

i.i. Should a player hack, the host is to immediately close the room, remove the offender(s), and re-open the room. The race will not count and the player will be disqualified and banned from mariokartcentral.com.

j. Should a player lap-troll, the host is to immediately close the room, remove the offender(s), and re-open the room. The race will not count and the player will be disqualified.

III. Track Bans
a. All players participating in the tournament must be in the New Leaf eSports Discord server. Each room will have an assigned referee.
b. Each player will be able to ban two tracks from being played in their current room.
c. Players must DM their referee with the tracks they wish to ban before the room opens. Referees will announce to the entire room which tracks are banned before the room opens.
d. Choosing a banned track will result in a -15 penalty to the offender, given that the roulette chose the track.


IV. Scoring

a. A player’s total score will be the total points they scored in 12 races.

b. Players who disconnect will receive points scored by their bot added to their total score for any missed races.

V. Groups

a. Groups prior to the finals are selected based on RNG. Players may be moved to separate rooms in order to avoid teaming between multiple participating players.


VI. Room

a. The host must add all players 5 minutes before the round’s starting time.

b. Players must add the host by the round’s posted starting time.

c. In each round, players have 10 minutes to join the room after the start time. (For example, 2:10 EDT if the start time is 2:00)

d. The host must open the room at the time posted by the organizers.

e. Failure to join the room within the allotted time will result in an automatic disqualification.

f. If a host is found to be breaking hosting rules, they will be banned from hosting future tournaments.

g. If 3 or more players are missing from the results screen after a race, the race will not count and the room must be restarted.

h. If a player not intended to be in a room joins, any races played with that player will not count and the room must be restarted.


VII. Results

a. Referees are responsible for taking screenshots of the room’s final results and posting them in the New Leaf eSports Discord.
b. When posting results make sure to clearly mark what room you were in, show who is proceeding to the next round, and post every player’s switch FC next to their name. (Copy and pasting from the rooms post is the easiest way to do this)