OFFICIAL NBA2K RULES (PC/Xbox/PS4)

All games will be played using NBA2K 19.

Teams must register and pay for their spot by going online.

$10 Play All Day game passes will be available for sale during the event. This will allow any family members, team members or friends of the teams to unlimited game play during the event at any available pc or gaming console station.

Team logos must be uploaded during the pre-registration process. No logos will be accepted during the event times.

All teams will play Single Elimination B03 and Grand Final B05.

Teams will be allowed to get Boost every Third game.  During this period each team member will be allowed a 15 minute interval to complete Boost purchases and or activities.  Any team member not in the arena by the end of this 15 minute round will result in forfeiting their Boost opportunity and will immediately be required to report to the arena.

The length of playing time will be 5 minutes per quarter, to included the Championship Game.

Only Pre-Combine Built Pro Am players are allowed. Retro, My Player, Fantasy and/or All-Star Teams are prohibited. You are NOT permitted to change teams during the tournament.

The only player changes that will be allowed are at the beginning of the game.  This will include switching each Combine Builds default name to that individuals gamer tag.  Any other personal customization’s of builds are strictly prohibited.

At the end of each game, each player must keep their game stats on the screen.  A tournament representative will let you know when you can exit from screen.  During this time each player is allowed to take photos of their teams progress.

Players are encouraged to bring their own controller. The organization will not be responsible for any loss or damage to controllers brought by players. The venue will provide PS4 and XBox controllers as well as connecting chords as necessary for teams to compete.

No food and drinks in the playing area. Also no own/outside food and drinks at the locations. The venue will provide hot dogs, pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase during the tournament.

GAME SETTINGS

All Settings and Camera Views are DEFAULT.

Play Hard! Have Fun!

Do not block the other player’s view.

Team starting roster adjustments must be made before going into the arena.

We understand that trash talking comes naturally with this game, but let’s make sure we keep it within respectful bounds.

No verbal or physical abuse is tolerated and is cause for immediate dismissal from the tournament. Continuance of this after a warning can result in dismissal from the premises and/or security involvement.

If you pause the game using the START button you must burn a timeout as a penalty. If you have no timeouts left, you will be required to take a penalty (delay of game for offense, or out of bounds for the defense).

If the game goes into overtime the competing individuals will be allowed to compete given the allotted time. The individual with the highest score at the end of the overtime game wins the game.

In the event of an extreme scenario that has a big impact on the game like outage of power, accidental unplugging or some other event not in either player’s control that would not allow the participants to finish the game, the game will be completely restarted with the score in tact, as well as any clock time or quarters remaining at the time of the event/occurrence causing the interruption.

GLITCH RULES

Remember, once this happens you must pause the game immediately and call for the TO to come and review the play. DO NOT take the liberty of reviewing the play before contacting the TO.

PENALTIES FOR BREAKING THE RULES

If you feel that your opponent is cheating, notify the TO or venue (organization). The organizations decision is final and you could be kicked out of the Tournament and NBA2K tournaments.

CONDUCT

Please refrain from using “in-your-face” foul language. Also, please be respectful of all other players. The organization has final say over what is “respectful”, and you may be disqualified from the tournament and removed from the location if you do not cooperate.

Narcotic use of any kind is not permitted in the tournament facility.

No sideline coaching is allowed unless done by the Teams registered coach. Spectators, Family Members or Friends may not offer sideline advice to anyone playing a game.

If any member of your team is more than 2 minutes late to a game’s posted time, you will forfeit that game or have to continue using an AI for that players position.  This will be at the discretion of the TO and or venue.

If a player purposely turns off a game while it is in progress, that players team will forfeit that game.

No verbal or physical threats of violence to other tournament participants. This will result in your immediate disqualification from the tournament.

LIABILITY

We are not responsible for personal property stolen, broken or lost during the tournament.

All decisions by the organization about any aspect of the tournament are final.

ADDITIONAL IN-GAME RULES

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD, DELETE OR CHANGE RULES AT ANY TIME DURING THE TOURNAMENT, ESPECIALLY WHEN A NEW GLITCH IS FOUND.  FURTHER, BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT PICTURES FROM THE TOURNAMENT MAY BE POSTED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES AT THE COMPANY’S WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA OR IN A FUTURE BROCHURE.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTROLLER MALFUNCTIONS AND WE REQUEST YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN PLAYSTATION 4 or XBOX CONTROLLER. (Always make sure you remove your controller in between game play) DO NOT remove connection chords unless you are provided your own.

Indemnification of the venue, TO and other Entities:

Texas Gaming Empire, Geekletes, PLAYlive Nation and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, agents, assignees, advertising/promotion agencies, representatives, and agents shall have no liability and will be released and held harmless from any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to winner or any third party or damage to personal or real property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any reason, including the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize and/or participation in this promotion.

Right of Publicity Release:

Participants in this promotion (if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that Texas Gaming Empire, Geekletes, PLAYlive Nation and their designees and assigns may use the participant’s name, voice, city/state of residence, photos, video or film clips, and/or other visual likeness for advertising and/or trade purposes and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation (financial or otherwise), permission or notification.

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