BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC ARMADA CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
TERMS OF AGREEMENT.
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THIS BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC ARMADA CHAMPIONSHIP RULES (THE “RULES”) IS BETWEEN YOU AS A PARTICIPANT (“YOU” OR “YOUR”), TINDALOS INTERACTIVE (“TINDALOS”), FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE (“FOCUS”) AND GAMES WORKSHOP (“GAMES WORKSHOP”).
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH AND ARE NOT AT ALL TIMES IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PROVIDED IN THESE RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC ARMADA CHAMPIONSHIP (THE “CHAMPIONSHIP”).
a. “Administrator” means an individual authorized to act in a limited capacity on Tindalos, Focus and Games Workshop behalf with respect to the interpretation and enforcement of these Rules. For purposes of clarity, Tindalos or Focus may substitute itself in as an Administrator as that term is used and understood in these Rules.
b. “Championship Game” means a single, playable instance of the Game where one Player competes against another Player in the Championship Ranked game mode, with the final outcome being determined after one Player defeats the final objective (i.e., destroying the other Player’s fleet), surrenders, or is disqualified.
c. “Game” means the online, multiplayer video-game owned and operated by Tindalos, Focus and Games Workshop and known throughout the world as BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC ARMADA on the applicable platform.
d. “Player” means an individual who meets all of the eligibility requirements in Section 3.1.
3.1 PLAYER REQUIREMENTS.
a. Player Eligibility. Players in the Championship must meet the following criteria at all times:
i. Be an individual who is at least twelve (12) years of age or older.
ii. Remain in lawful possession of an active Battlefleet Gothic Armada account, which is in good standing.
iii. Tindalos, Focus and Games Workshop along with their respective shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, independent contractors, and agencies are not allowed to participate to the Championship.
a. General. Tindalos, Focus and Games Workshop reserve the right to disqualify or remove any Player from the Championship for any reason without advance notice. If a Player is disqualified or removed from the Championship, it is a final decision. There are numerous reasons a Player may be disqualified or removed from the Championship. By way of example and not limitation, a Player may be disqualified or removed from the Championship for a pattern of inappropriate behavior, extreme inappropriate behavior (in Tindalos and Focus sole discretion), failure to promptly report inappropriate behavior, participating in conduct that is detrimental to the Championship.
b. Inappropriate Names. Tindalos and Focus reserve the right to deem any names, admiral names, battleship names, or other identifying characteristics used by a Player as inappropriate. If any material is deemed inappropriate, the Player shall immediately remove the applicable material and replace it with material that an Administrator approves in writing.
a. Duration. Championship will start and end on a date published by Tindalos and Focus on the official forum, located at < http://forum.battlefleetgothic-armada.com/>, social networks and also on the official Steam hub located at < http://steamcommunity.com/app/363680/discussions/0/>.
b. Limited Disclaimer. Tindalos, Focus and Games Workshop along with their respective shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, independent contractors, and agencies will not be responsible for: (i) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, or distorted or damaged transmissions; and (ii) electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other related malfunctions or failures.
c. Prize Awards.
i. The awarding of prizes is void where prohibited or restricted. No purchase is necessary to enter the Championship.
ii. No substitutions or exchanges will be permitted, except that Tindalos or Focus reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any other.
iii. Tindalos and Focus will post a list of winners on the official forum, located at
< http://forum.battlefleetgothic-armada.com/>, social networks and also on the official Steam hub located at < http://steamcommunity.com/app/363680/discussions/0/>.
4.2 BUGS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES.
a. Bugs. Without limiting other provisions in the Rules, if a “game breaking” Bug is known or discovered, you understand and agree that Administrators may impose additional restrictions on you at any time, including before or during the Championship. “Bug” means a bug, defect, error, flaw, fault, or other failure of the Game to perform in accordance with documentation, specifications, requirements, developer expectations, reasonable player expectations, or as described (excluding typographical errors).
b. Bug Reporting. You understand and agree to use best efforts to report any Bugs found promptly at the end of each Championship Game. Any Players found to be exploiting or using one (1) or more Bugs which are known to said Players or reasonably should be known to said Players shall be immediately disqualified from the Championship. In addition, you understand and agree to use best efforts to report any Bugs that you become aware of at any time.
5.1 YOUR CONDUCT.
a. Appropriate Behavior. You represent and warrant that:
i. You will at all times use your best efforts to display superior integrity and well-mannered behavior during each Championship Game and for so long as you are or intend to remain a Championship participant. You shall communicate in a responsible, appropriate, and positive manner on all forums, including, without limitation, on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Steam and inside the Game.
ii. You will at all times abstain from poor, undesirable, or negative behavior towards Tindalos, Focus or Games Workshop or its respective shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, independent contractors, and agencies, or toward other Players.
iii. You will not manipulate or otherwise exploit the Game, whether directly or indirectly, in order to obtain an unfair advantage over another user, and you will promptly report to Tindalos any Player who you have a good faith belief is manipulating or otherwise exploiting the Game to obtain an unfair advantage over others.
iv. You will not share Game accounts or use multiple accounts in the Championship.
v. If you witness of an inappropriate behavior, please submit an email to bfg.championship2017[at]tindalos-interactive.com with a description of the issue and the applicable screenshots.
b. Prohibited Conduct. You understand and agree that all of the following conduct is strictly prohibited:
i. Using any injector, cheat, hack, third party software, third party hardware, or other instruments, tools, materials, or methods to obtain an unfair advantage over other users of the Game.
ii. Acting in an unsportsmanlike manner, including, without limitation, (A) taking inappropriate actions toward other Players, the community, Administrators, Tindalos, Focus or Games Workshop personnel, (B) taking inappropriate actions in a Championship Game such as “intentional losing”.
iii. Harassment or sexual harassment, disparagement, or any other behavior that makes another person feel unsafe or unwelcome.