H1Z1: Fight for the Crown
Please read these official rules (these “Official Rules”) before entering the H1Z1® “Fight for the Crown” 2017 Tournament (the “Tournament”).
1.Eligibility: The Tournament is open only to all persons who: (a) may travel to the United States of America; (b) are at least the age of majority in their country of residence at the time of entry; and (c) have been in the top two hundred (200) players on this specific Twin Galaxies H1Z1 leaderboard in the past six (6) months: H1Z1 [Battle Royale [Most Kills – All Weapons – Solo]] found here http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=199235&ref=fbshare. Employees of Daybreak Game Company LLC, HD Films, LLC, Twin Galaxies, LLC, its parent or subsidiary companies, or any other company involved in the design, implementation, or promotion of the Tournament, as well as the spouses, children, parents, grandparents, and household members of each such employee, are not eligible. The Tournament is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter.
2. Sponsor: The Tournament is sponsored by Twin Galaxies, LLC (the “Sponsor”).
3.Agreement to Rules: By participating in the Tournament, each entrant warrants that he/she is fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules, as well as the H1Z1 Online End-User License Agreement, the Daybreak Terms of Service, each of which are incorporated herein by reference. Each entrant further warrants that he/she will accept the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein and carefully reading all of the provisions of, agreeing to and signing an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and use of likeness.
4. Tournament Qualification: Fifteen (15) Teams and two (2) alternate Teams, each with five (5) players, shall be selected for the Tournament on a first come first in basis, or as otherwise determined by the Sponsor. All Teams must be formed on their own accord and all members of the team must be Eligible (See Section 1 above). A Team may register to participate without a full roster, however, by the application deadline of March 3rd, 2017, a team must have a full roster. The first Fifteen (15) Teams and two (2) alternates to submit their application and have all members eligible will be selected. Sponsor reserves the right to deny or accept a team.
5. Competing in the Tournament: In addition to complying with these Official Rules for the Tournament, participants will be required to comply with the Tournament Official’s instructions and decisions throughout the Tournament. Participants understand, acknowledge and agree that by participating they are pitting their skills in a H1Z1 Battle Royale match against those of others. Participants understand, acknowledge and agree that the Battle Royale matches are determined by the skill of the participants and that luck or chance plays a negligible role in the outcome of the event.
The Tournament will be filmed on March 19th, 2017. The Tournament will consist of fifteen (15) Teams and two (2) alternate Teams, each team with five (5) players (a “Team”). In each battle, the finishing order determines the winner of the battle and prizes will be awarded to First through Fifth Place winners. The last surviving member of a team will determine the entire team’s finishing place in the Tournament. Tournament Official’s determinations and decisions regarding the gameplay in each battle shall be binding and final.
The winning Team in each match will be determined by finishing order (e.g. the last contestant alive is the first place winner for the entire Team, the 2nd to last contestant alive is second place winner for the entire Team, etc.).
6. PRIZES: In the Tournament matches, First through Fifth Place winning Teams will receive the following percentage of the prize pool:
Taxes, including VAT taxes, and all other expenses and costs not expressly listed above are the winner’s responsibility. Each winner will be required to carefully read all of the provisions of, agree to and sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, and in some cases, will be required to fill out an IRS form W-8 or W-9, to be eligible to win a prize. Failure to sign the affidavit and release or to fill out the tax forms will result in forfeiture of the prize.
7. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Tournament constitutes each entrant’s consent to the Sponsor’s use of the entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information, and city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. By participating, each participant and contestant hereby perpetually and forever grants and releases to the Sponsor all rights of publicity (at common law and as set forth in California Civil Code Section 3344 or any other applicable law similar in name) and copyright rights in the participant’s name, voice, likeness, photograph, persona, signature, image, and performance (“PERSONA”) for use in connection with the advertising, promotion, publicity, or other public use desired by Sponsor in any medium or transmission method and Sponsor may license or sublicense such rights to any person or entity as Sponsor desires.
8. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Tournament is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, computer, software, network error, technical problems or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control which affect the administration, security, or integrity of the Tournament, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend or modify the Tournament or these Official Rules to address the impairment and then, if practicable, resume the Tournament in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or cancel or terminate the Tournament without awarding any prizes if Sponsor determines in good faith that the Tournament cannot be continued due to circumstances that are out of its control. Tournament participants must play the game to the best of their ability at all times. Cheating will not be tolerated. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Tournament or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament may violate applicable law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to change these rules for the 2017 “Fight for the Crown” H1Z1 Tournament.
9. Travel: Team and Players will be responsible of their own travel costs to the Los Angeles area by March 18th. Sponsor may provide a room rate at a designated hotel. Any alternate Teams and their players will receive reimbursement for travel if the Team is not chosen to participate in the Tournament.
10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Tournament, Contestant waives any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to his/her participation in any form in the Tournament beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based. By participating in the Tournament, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, demands, losses, damages, suits, debts, promises, liabilities, obligations, liens, costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees, indemnities, subrogations, duties or cause of action (whether known or unknown or accrued nor not yet accrued, anticipated or unanticipated) arising out of participation in the Tournament, any publicity flowing from the Tournament, any dispute regarding the outcome of the Tournament, any decisions of the Tournament Official, any disputes between entrants or participants, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to of the following: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Tournament; (b) computer, software, or network errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Tournament or the processing of entries; (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Tournament or receipt of any prize; (g) injury or damage to reputation; or (h) any other claims that may be asserted against any of the Released Parties. Entrant further agrees that to the extent any claims have not been waived by the entrant or participant, in any remaining cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Tournament, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Each entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Tournament or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any and all disputes arising out of or related in any way to the Tournament shall be governed by the laws and judicial decisions of the State of California (as permitted by Section 1646.5 of the California Civil Code or any similar successor provision), without giving effect to any choice of law rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the internal laws of the State of California to any such disputes. You expressly agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or related in any way to the Tournament shall be filed only in the courts of the State of California for the County of San Diego, or the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
12. Tournament Results and Confidentiality: Players and Teams in the Tournament must not disclose the winner of the Tournament. As the filming of the tournament will not be live, and the surprise of the winner is a crucial element to the commercial viability of the broadcast, disclosing the winner will cause the Tournament and the Sponsor irreparable harm. Therefore, all Players individually and Team agree to each pay one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to Sponsor for any disclosure of any Player or Team’s finishing placement in the Tournament attributable to that Player or Team or disclosed by a person associated with the Player or Team. This is not a penalty but a requirement due to the loss of economic interest that Sponsor may suffer.
13. H1Z1 Fight For The Crown Mouse Policy:
H1Z1: Fight For The Crown will allow players to choose their own mice to be used in the tournament. In order for a player to use his or her own mouse at the tournament, the following must occur:
A. Teams must indicate to Daybreak and Twin Galaxies which mouse each player will be using at the time of team confirmation.
B. Daybreak Games must receive the mouse shipped directly from the manufacturer, Amazon, or large retailer no later than March 8th, 2017. Any mouse received after this date will not be accepted for use at the tournament and will be returned to the team at the tournament or at the expense of the team. Ship mice to:
C/O Miranda Charsky
15051 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128
Players will not be allowed to bring their own mouse on set and must use the mouse they have either sent to Daybreak in advance or the mouse provided on set by the tournament organizers. Players are not allowed to plug or unplug any peripherals or personal devices to the tournament computers. Players must request assistance from a tournament official if there are any issues.
If a team or player does not send in a mouse by March 8th, 2017, they will automatically be given a ROG Gladius mouse to use.
If a player elects to send Daybreak his or her mouse and have it used during filming, Daybreak and Twin Galaxies IT staff will not be available to troubleshoot the issue if the mouse malfunctions during the game. If the player is unable to troubleshoot issues (without unplugging anything themselves) they will be given an ROG Gladius mouse to use. Mice malfunctions will not be an acceptable reason for a restart of the tournament.
Daybreak will be installing the latest driver on the mouse before the tournament; all players are responsible for ensuring they are practicing on the latest driver leading up to the tournament.
When shipping selected mice to Daybreak, be sure to inform Twin Galaxies of the particular mice models for each player and include the team name on the order.
14. Peripherals, Graphic Settings and In-Game Rules
The following peripherals and graphic settings must be used during the practice rounds and taping of “H1Z1: Fight For The Crown.” If a player makes any changes to the below settings, their team will be automatically disqualified.
Computer: ASUS G11CB (to be provided during tournament)
Monitor: ASUS PG248Q (to be provided during tournament)
Keyboard: ROG Claymore Keyboard Red (to be provided during tournament)
Mouse: See Exhibit A for rules on mice.
Backup Mouse: ROG Gladius
Chair: Vertagear SL 4000
Headset: HyperX Cloud Revolver S
Rules and Settings:
- No food or drink are permitted on stage.
- All personal items should be stored in the team areas.
- Do not touch opponents, opponents’ machines, or their peripherals
- Do not exit full screen mode without the presence of a judge. Doing so may result in a disqualification.
- In the presence of a judge, players may exit full screen mode before the start of the match to adjust:
- Mouse settings
- Keyboard settings
- Team chat service settings
- Players must play with the following in-game settings:
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Render Quality: 100%
- Ambient Occlusion: Off
- VSync: Off
- Floral Quality: Medium
- Lighting Quality: Low
- Model Detail: High
- Shadow Quality: High
- Texture Quality: Ultra
- Tree Quality: Medium
- Interior Lighting: Off
- Players may alter key bindings in the in-game UI, they may not modify INI files.
- Players may not modify NVIDIA settings (adjust vibrancy).
- Players may not modify INI files.
- If the player encounters an issue or crashes during the match, the player must call for a judge immediately.
- The head judge will determine if the player can be reinstated in the game
- The tournament official will determine if a game restart is allowed
- Only the provided secure team chat is permitted. Players will need to adjust settings in the presence of a judge.
- Players are required to have local capture services running during the match. Exiting full screen may stop the recording, and as such players are not permitted to exit full screen mode during the match at any point. Voluntarily exiting fullscreen mode may result in a disqualification.