- Match mode is a private lobby of Dota Auto Chess with up to 8 participants
- Each cup has up to 64 participants and is played in four rounds. An unlimited amount of participants can sign up to each cup - then the first 64 participants to check in from 30 minutes before each cup will be eligible to play. For further details please check our guide
- The longer a participant survives within a match, the higher the ranking is. In case two or more participants are tied please see the scoring rules.
- The top 4 participants of each match in Round 1 advance to Round 2, the top 4 participants of each match in Round 2 advance to Round 3, and the top 2 participants of each match in Round 3 advance to the final.
- After the game is over, the winners have to submit a screenshot of the scoreboard and upload it on the match page.
- General Rules
- Format & Schedule
- Before the Match
- During the Match
- After the Match
- Rule Violation and Punishment
joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup is a community tournament within the game Dota 2. The custom game mode Dota Auto Chess will be used throughout the entire competition. The official tournament website for the joinDOTA Auto Chess is www.joindota.com.
Everybody who is authorized by Freaks 4U Gaming to administrate the joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup based on its rules and regulations will be called an "admin" in the following, the collection of all admins will be called the "administration".
The interpretation of any rule and its consequences and execution are at the sole discretion of the administration.
Participants and Commitment
Only real persons with a valid Steam account are allowed to participate in the joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup and will be called "participant" in the following. .
By signing up for the joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup participants acknowledge without limitation to comply with the rules and regulations and with the statements and decisions made by the administration.
Every participant acknowledges the right for the administration to modify the rules and regulations for adjustments at any time without notice and if necessary overrule those to ensure fair play and integrity throughout each cup.
Every participant has to show the needed respect towards admins and other participants. Insults and unfair or disrespectful behaviour towards anyone are not tolerated and will be punished.
Every participant must always have the newest version of Dota 2 and Dota Auto Chess installed and has to check for updates in time before each match. Unless a new version comes out right before the match, patching is not a valid reason to delay it.
Every participant must be registered on the official tournament website and have their correct Steam ID entered. The "How To" Guide does also explain this process.
Every participant has to try to win every round at every stage of the joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup. Purposefully losing for any reason is strictly forbidden.
Vulgar, racist, sexist or otherwise offensive participant names are forbidden. Names with deliberately changed size and format are also not allowed.
Every participant acknowledges the right for the administration to edit participants’ names if names are deemed unfit for display.
All communication must be held in English at all times in the joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup.
All communication should be conducted through the website. Any other form of communication may not be accepted as valid by the administration in case of conflict. This specifically includes chat via the Steam client.
The administration may only be contacted via support tickets. This helps admins to coordinate as a team and work faster on issues than with the help of other platforms. Any other form of communication may be ignored.
All direct communication between participants and the organizers is confidential. This includes reports, protests or any form of interactions with admins. The publication of any of the above is forbidden, unless the organizers give explicit permission in a written statement.
Format & Schedule
The joinDOTA Auto Chess Cup is separated into three cups, which are played on , , and . Each cup is limited to 64 participants.
Signup & Check in
The signups will start on . An unlimited amount of participants can sign up for each cup, however the first 64 participants to check in for each cup will be eligible to play. Each cup's check in opens 30 minutes before it is scheduled to start.
Participants are free to sign up for and participate in all cups.
Each cup is separated into four rounds with one match per participant. The match times will be displayed on the tournament website.
The tournament is played using Dota 2's custom map Auto Chess.
Each match is decided by a list of score metrics as described here. The first point in these lists decideds the ranking. If participants are tied in this point, the following point is used to break the tie and so forth.
- Round eliminated
- Duration survived
- More rounds won
- Kills/Hits difference
In case a tie can't be broken by this metric, the administration will conduct a coin toss to determine the winner.
Before the Match
All participants must be available on joinDOTA.com and in Dota 2 as long as they are actively participating in each cup.
The participant who is shown first in the participant list of his group has to host the lobby. If the lobby isn't hosted 10 minutes after the official match time, any other participant must do it. The host must enter the lobby information (password and the optional descrption) in the hosting tool on the match page.
If a participant is not in the lobby and ready to start the game 15 minutes after the official match time, he loses the game by default and the lobby is to be started without him.
Participants are responsible for checking their opponents before the start of the game. If a different participant than listed in the group ranking is in the lobby, participants can refuse to start the game.
- Game Mode - DOTA AUTO CHESS
- Map - normal
- Lobby Password - Must be set
- Enable Cheats - disabled
- All Chat - enabled
During the Match
The game must not be paused. If a participant disconnects or pauses the game, his opponents may immediately unpause it.
Any participant may stream his match without delay. Furthermore, anyone watching a match may stream without delay.
Abusing a bug is strictly forbidden.
The usage of any third-party, Dota 2 related tool during a match is strictly forbidden
After the Match
Reporting the Score
After the game is over, the winners have to submit a screenshot of the scoreboard and upload it on the match page. Afterwards they must write a support ticket to inform the administration. If they don't do that, one of the other participants has to submit the scoreboard instead. If no screenshot is sent by any participant within 10 minutes of the end of the match, all match participants are disqualified from the current cup.
Protests regarding a match have to be sent in with a support ticket within 10 minutes of the end of the match. The user has to take care to provide any evidence necessary (e.g. screenshots). Tickets which are submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Rule Violation and Punishment
The punishment for any rule violation includes but is not limited to:
- Disqualification from the tournament
- Ban from future Freaks4U tournaments
Last updated: 2019-03-18