AUZOM PREMIER LEAGUE

Please read through the rules carefully and check that your team fulfills the requirements for competing in the Auzom Premier League!

1. Rules In General

1.1 Game Mode and General Information

The Auzom Premier League will run the squad game mode with 4-man teams. Each match day will consist of 3 rounds, except the APL final which will consist of 5 rounds.

The current default match time is 20 CET (or 20 CEST in Daylight Savings) on Sundays and teams must be able to play at this time.

Teams are expected to show up 30 mins before the match goes live with Team Leaders being present on Discord.

1.2 Sign-up

For Sign-up windows please check Twitter @auzom_gg or the announcements channel on Auzom's discord server. Teams entered in the sign up sheet are required to provide the following information:

  • In-game names of all Team Members
  • Discord name of Team Leader
  • Contact Information for Team Leader (Twitter, Email or Discord ID#)

*Please nominate a Team Leader to help us organize and confirm team line-ups and attendance*

Please make sure all information is accurate for team members otherwise they will be unable to participate in the match.

1.3 Casting & Broadcasting

Auzom reserves exclusive right to the spectator coverage of all its PUBG events. However, we would like to also encourage streams from personal perspectives of participating individuals.

The official Auzom stream will run on a 8 minute delay.

We ask any participant planning to broadcast their perspective of the PUBG events to meet the following requirements:

  • Title of broadcast must include: "APL PUBG" in the BEGINNING of the title
  • (Recommended) A 8 minute minimum delay in the stream, for your team's safety
  • (Optional) A nightbot / bot command. !auzom "Learn more about Auzom here: www.twitch.tv/auzom_gg" linking people to the main stream

We would appreciate support of Auzom's event organization through simple means such as above!

To apply for an official caster position, please contact an admin and explain why you should be a caster.

Official list of casters/casting organizations:

  • Auzom
  • Mr_Falls
  • Daskro
  • ToffeesTV
  • BoogieBagels
  • More (tbc)

1.4 User Behaviour

The Auzom Premier League is the beginning of a competitive esports community within PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. We wish to ensure that from day one all participants within the Auzom PUBG events act and respond to user and staff content in a constructive and responsible manner.

Whilst all users have the right to express their own opinion, it is expected that members will respond to or create content on the Auzom system in a mature and non-abusive way. By registering to this system you have agreed to not post any abusive, illegal, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, racist, or sexually oriented materials whether depicted in media or text.

Auzom and its partners also have many public access areas such as its public Discord channel, stream channels and its chat rooms that are provided for your enjoyment. People that are deemed to be breaching the rules while using these services will be removed for a time period at the sole discretion of the admin team. The official language for the Auzom network is English. This will be the only language used for communication between teams.

1.5 Sportsmanship

The Auzom PUBG events are part of an competitive esports community and as such all members joining this system are required to show good sportsmanship when competing in any of its events. No team or member of a team has the right to degrade or talk down to another player or team based on its ability or skill level. Breaches of these rules, even outside of Auzom's network, can come with penalties/disciplinary measures as all members of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community are welcomed and encouraged to compete at whatever level they can achieve and we expect all members to encourage and support others in achieving the highest standard of competitiveness possible.

1.6 Nicknames, Team Names, URL Aliases and Logos

We reserve the right to edit Nicknames and/or URL aliases, if they fail to comply with the following requirements. Nicknames/aliases/logos/avatars are forbidden if they:

  • are protected by third-party rights and the user has no written permission
  • resemble or are identical to a brand or trademark, no matter whether it has been registered or not
  • resemble or are identical to a real person other than themselves
  • are nonsense

In addition to the above, any nicknames/team names/aliases/logos that are purely commercial (e.g. product names), defamatory, pejorative, offensive, vulgar, obscene, inciting hatred, or offending against good manners are forbidden. Using alternative spelling, gibberish or wrong spelling in order to avoid the requirements mentioned above is prohibited. We reserve the right to extend, change, exchange or delete these rules if necessary.

2. Server Settings

Cosmetics Multiplier: 0x
Crate Drop: Default
Circle Size: Default
Blue Zone Damage: Default
Red Zone: Off
Weather preset: Clear Skies
Perspective: First-Person Perspective (FPP)

3. Managing and Matching

3.1 Check-In Procedure

Team Leaders must be present on the Auzom discord 30 minutes before the round starts. The Team Leader will receive the appropriate discord role to complete the check-in procedure.

The Check-In Procedure will be handled as follows:

  • An Auzom PUBG admin will post in the channel dedicated to the server lobby when check-in starts and what channel to join
  • Team leader must join the Check-In channel 30 minutes before the match start
  • Admin will start doing a roll call to finalize the Check-In

If a team leader is not present and/or have not completed check-in within 10 minutes, their team's spot may be forfeited. Additionally, the team might receive a No Show strike.

All teams must be present in their designated voice channel for the duration of the event. If a team does not use Discord for communication, the team leader must be in their Discord channel to allow swift communication of admin decisions.

3.2 Joining Server

All required information pertaining to joining the server and the slot each team is assigned will be posted by an Auzom PUBG Admin in the text channel dedicated to each server lobby. The server information must be handled discreetly. Sharing the informations with non-participants is prohibited.

The message will contain the following info:

  • Server name
  • Server password
  • Image showcasing the server slot assigned to each team

Servers will be locked according the following procedure:

  • First round: 2 minutes before round start
  • Subsequent rounds: 6 minutes after the server information was posted in the dedicated channel

Servers will start according the following procedure:

  • First round: Default start time
  • Subsequent rounds: 8 minutes after the server information was posted in the dedicated channel

Teams are responsible to make sure their players are on the server and in the correct slot on time. The administration will not wait for teams or players.

Time limits above may be extended by the administration if they require the extra time to resolve any issues in the administration or production side of the events.

3.3 Weekly Sign-In Procedure

In order to confirm that a team will be present and playing they are required to fill in the Weekly Sign-In form with the following data:

  • Team name
  • Participation for the previous week
  • Roster changes
  • If needed, any additional information

The Weekly Sign-In form will be posted on Mondays at 20:00 CEST on the Auzom discord server for the Team Leaders to fill in.

3.4 Lobby Seeding Procedure

Seeding will be based off of the team's current ranking in the season scoreboard. Please refer to the following example (example uses 8 server slots for demonstration purposes).

3.5 Player Restrictions and Instructions

  • A team may sign up with 4 players and 2 reserves, max total 6
  • A team must consist of at least 4 rostered players to be eligible to compete
  • A team is allowed 2 player changes per season
  • A team is not allowed to make use of more than 8 different players per season
  • Deadline for roster changes is 2 hours before game start
  • A player may not lend their account to another player for the purpose of competing
  • A player may only be registered to 1 team at a time
  • A player is allowed 1 team change per season
  • A player that played for a team that did not qualify for the finals may not transfer to a team that did within the same season

3.6 No Show

The following situations can result in a No Show strike for a team:

  • The team is not present during Check-In
  • The team is not on server when round starts
  • The team did not field at minimum 3 players during the round at any time

3.7 Teams Withdrawing From the Auzom Premier League

The team leader of any team that withdraws from the Season may not register a new team for the next Season. If the team is disqualified from a Season its players may not join a new team until the current Season is finished.

3.8 In-Game Rules

  • No pauses are allowed during a round
  • Between each round there will be a 6 min break to rejoin the new match lobby with a NEW password
  • If a player is having connection problems during a round or otherwise cannot continue the round they will have to sit out for the remainder of the round and may try to join the next round

4. After the Match / Round

4.1 Point System

+ 1 point/kill
1st place: 32 points
2nd place: 25 points
3rd place: 20 points
4th place: 15 points
5th place: 13 points
6th place: 11 points
7th place: 9 points
8th place: 7 points
9th place: 5 points
10th place: 3 points
11th-15th place: 1 point
16th-last place: 0 points

Points are awarded on a per-round basis.

4.2 Feedback

Any participant is free to provide feedback in the pubg-feedback and pubg-team-leaders channels on Discord or through any other channels. Please provide as much detail in the feedback as possible. The more constructive feedback we receive the better we can adjust and improve our events.

5. Prizes

TBA

6. Bug Usage/Cheating

Cheating is unacceptable in all forms. Additionally, any use of glitches in the game is strictly prohibited.

  • If a player has a ban that is less than 2 years old for cheating (from VAC or BattleEye) on either their main or alternate account the player is not allowed to compete in the Auzom Premier League. If a player has a ban that is more than 2 years old it will not be taken into consideration and permission is not required.
  • If a team uses a player for which the above scenario applies it would be considered as using a cheater - the player will receive a 2 year ban from all Auzom events starting from the time they were caught, and the team will be suspended for 1 Season. Depending on the date of the ban, where the player in question is banned from and what game the ban has been given in, there may be terms that must be agreed to in order for the player to compete, for example recording matches.
  • If a player does not get permission before playing, it is considered as using a cheater. The decision as to whether a player will be allowed to play or not is at the sole discretion of the admin team.

7. Penalties

The admin team will use the following system as a basis to penalize or sanction players/teams for breaking rules or for unwanted behaviour. The admin team will handle each case individually and may deviate from the system at their sole discretion.

7.1 Point Penalties

General Violations

Rule Violation Point Penalty
3rd no-show Team disqualification from Season

Use of Ineligible Player

Rule Violation Point Penalty
Unregistered player -20 Points
From another active team -50 Points
Exceeding roster change limit -100 Points / No points earned
Banned by Auzom -150 Points / Points nullified
Untold ban (less than 2 years old) -150 Points

Unsportsmanlike Behaviour

Rule Violation Point Penalty
Cheating Team disqualification & 2-year ban on player in question
Using a glitch Case-by-case
Inappropriate/disruptive behaviour Case-by-case

8. Rule Overrides

The Auzom Admin team reserves the right to override any rules stated above if a situation requires it. This rule will only be exercised in extreme situations where the standard ruling is not deemed either sufficient and/or fair. What is considered as "extreme situation" is at the sole discretion of the admin team.