All participants of the Canyon Endurance Premiership are expected to behave in an appropriate and respectful manner towards other participants, spectators, streamers and the admins. The admin team reserves the right to make decisions which are not covered by the rules, to preserve spirit of fair competition and sportsmanship.
The admin team reserves the right to change this rulebook before and during the premiership, in order to cover things which weren't covered before, or to change bits in order to improve the premiership. If you see any mistakes in this rulebook, please contact the admin team.
Every team should consist of at least 3 players and at most 4 players.
If at the end of the groupstage two teams have the same amount of points, the amount of first places will decide who gets the better position. This continues down the order until a non-draw has been established.
Access to matches
Access to the matches in this premiership is limited to the playing teams (this includes playing and non-playing members), the adminteam and registered streamers. Streamers should contact the head admin well ahead in time to gain access to the servers and be allowed to broadcast the matches. In case a spectator (so either non-playing teammember or streamer) disrupts or attempts to disrupt the match, they will be excluded from the server.
The tournament starts with a qualification phase which will take place. All players can join the tournament server and drive on two maps for three laps. The times will be submitted to the tournament website, which will compile an overview of all times of the teams and display them ranked by the combined score of the two best players per team. The qualification will decide in which group the teams will be competing.
After the qualifications, three groups will be created: Premier League, Open League 1 and Open League 2. The Premier League consists of the best six teams of the qualification stage. Open League 1 and 2 will contain the teams below the top six with alternating rankings (f.e. Open League 1 will contain qualification places 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17).
The top four teams in the Premier League automatically qualify for the Grand Final. This Grand Final will be competed by six teams, so two of those teams will come through the qualification final. This qualification final will consist of the bottom two of the Premier League and the top two of each Open League. The best two of this qualification final will advance to the Grand Final.
Working of a match
Players in the match / scoring
Every team will have two players in the match. The scoring is done according to this list of points: 25-21-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (every finisher gets at least one point). The scores of both players are added up and added to the team score.
During the groupstage each map will be played for 24 laps.
Connecton issues/not getting to the finishline
When you're not able to finish within the timelimit or if you get connection issues, you'll be awarded half-points if you've finished at least 75% of the race.
The groups will play after eachother on the same server, which is hosted by Smurfen.net. Serverinformation will be send to all participants before the qualification.
Be on time!
It is not possible to join the game later. Be prepared that the game can start at the exact moment announced before and that the game admin might not wait for teams/players to join!
As every team can have four players in the team, it should be doable to be at every matchdate with two players. It is possible to play with one player. Not showing up at all is not appreciated and will be penalized by a tournament kick after two no-shows.
The game admin will save the results and these will be published in a timely manner on the tournament website. It is not possible to protest the results registered by the admin.
Even though we don't want to use any penalties in a competition (think about fair play!), we do include them here in this rulebook to make sure everyone is informed about the possible penalties that can be given by the admin team.
If a team is breaking the rules and/or does not play fair, this team can have their rankingpoints reducted. As the rulebook cannot cover all possibilities, the amount of points-reduction will be accorded to the severity and, in some cases, the frequency. Examples (but not limited to) in which this is valid: insults, spamming, using horns, unsportsmanlike behaviour, etc.
Two no-shows = tournament-kick (no points reductions are given).
The points for the player who used a cut will be removed from the rankings.
Faker/playing with someone else's account
The points for the faker will be removed from the rankings. A second time will lead to a tournament-kick.
Use of ineligible players
The points for the ineligible player will be removed from the rankings. A second time will lead to a tournament-kick.