Main Competition

Date

Starts: 7th April, 2021 at 1:00pm
Ends: 2nd June, 2021 at 4:00pm

Platform

PS4

Participants

96

Eligibility

The Main Competition will consist of the top top 11 players from the Offline Qualifier, together with the 5 players placing 1st to 5th  in the Malta BOV ePremier League 2019/2020 Edition. Each of these 16 players will be officially representing a club from the Malta BOV Premier League. All players are Maltese residents with a valid EA Account and are 16 years of age or older. 

Format

Group Stage - GSL Format consisting of 2 legs.

Knockout Stage - Will feature all the 16 players from the Group Stage. The players’ standings will be used as seeding to determine the bracket structure. A single elimination format will be used, having each match played on 2 legs until the Malta BOV ePremier League winner is determined.

All matches will use the retail version of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Friendly game mode. Players will have to add each other as Friends in the 1st party platform prior to playing. The default settings of the mode will be enforced automatically by the game, including the difficulty level and allowable assists.

Region

All matches must be played on an EU server.

Team Requirements

All competing players will be using open accounts.

No Shows

All no shows must be reported on the website. The No Show grace period time is 10 minutes after the match's original start time. For example, if a match is scheduled for 11:00 AM, the no show time for this match would be 11:15AM.

Should a player have any hardware or software problem, the match admin has the right to increase the no-show grace period.

Time Limit

Both players must report the match results within 10 minutes of its completion. Failure to report the match results on time or respond to any messages that you receive from a tournament official may result in you receiving the loss. Players cannot start a complaint after the 10 minutes compilation time is over or a match result was accepted.

Disconnections

In the event of a disconnect, the game should be resumed with an implied score and the remaining time in the match played out. It is important to contact a match official once a game gets disconnected. 

Cheating

Breaking any rule and any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, or unsportsmanlike behaviour may result in a forfeit of a game, match, or ban from the Malta BOV ePremier League. Cheating, glitching, and abusing in-game mechanics accusations must be verified by a tournament official. Punishable unsportsmanlike behaviour includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language. For all cheating claims, the burden of proof is on the accuser.

Behaviour

All players must act professional and display good sportsmanship throughout the qualifiers. This includes all forms of communication such as discord, in-game chat, etc. Code of conduct from official rulebook will be in place. 

Warnings

A player may get a warning if he does not obey the code of conduct available in the rules section

Disqualification

A player may be disqualified if he does not obey the code of conduct available in the rules section

Additional 2020/2021 Season Rules

Read the additional 2020/2021 season rules here.

Code of Conduct

Read the full code of conduct document here.

These rules are subject to change if necessary, and Malta BOV ePremier League administrators reserve the right to make additional decisions outside the defined ruleset if necessary

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