Major FGC Tournaments agree to rule standardization

The fighting game community is one of the most competitive and most-hyped communities around, but even they aren’t without issues. There have been many incidents where we have seen players intentionally underperform, and it usually happens in the grand finals match of a tournament. As a result of this, major fighting game tournament directors have instituted a new rule.

To guarantee the integrity of future tournaments, major tournament directors have come together to standardize Evo’s rule regarding player collusion:

“Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Director determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.”

Mad Catz has provided this statement:

Mad Catz proudly supports the fighting game community, and we want to take a serious stand when it comes to supporting not only players, events, but the overall community. Out of respect to all the other sponsors/event organizers that put their time and resources into creating amazing events, we want to make sure that everything is done to maintain the integrity and respect of those events.

Mad Catz is in full support of a standard set of rules to preserve the legitimacy of each event, and going forward will only support events that institute such rules.”

The following tournaments have agreed to institute this rule:

As of this writing, the following tournaments have agreed to institute this rule:

  • Evolution Championship Series (Includes all Road to Evo events)
  • Big E Gaming Events (Northeast Championships, Summer Jam, and Winter Brawl)
  • Canada Cup Gaming (Canada Cup, April Duels)
  • Community Effort Orlando
  • Civil War
  • East Coast Throwdown
  • The Fall Classic
  • Final Round
  • Level|Up Events (SoCal Regionals, Wednesday Night Fights, and The Runback)
  • MTLSF Events
  • Northwest Majors
  • Shadowloo Showdown
  • NorCal Regionals
  • Toronto Top Tiers (TORYUKEN, Canadian East Coast Championships)
  • Treta Championship
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament

Both Shoryuken and EventHubs have agreed to only cover events that follow these rules and enforce it at their tournament. Tournament organizers will not receive coverage unless they have this rule instituted.

There you have it folks. Don’t sandbag in a grand finals match because it won’t be as hyped, and the tournament directors do notice it. Bring your A game, since you’re trying to play to earn money and the bragging rights of being known as some of the best around in the FGC.

Source: Shoryuken

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