By attending tournaments of FlyOrDie as a player the user accepts the rules declared in this document.
All players must agree to the general rules of use of FlyOrDie Online Games.
Those rules apply for the tournaments as well, refusal of them will be penalized in the same way.
You use the tournaments at your own risk.
How does it work?
You enter any tournament simply by entering the appropriate room ("Tournament Room") during the tournament period. No registration is required, you can enter the room at any time.
FlyOrDie Tournaments are rating tournaments. There are two types of tournaments:
- Challenge mode: you play whoever you want, just like in normal play.
- Automatic mode: the system makes the pairings, trying to find the most suitable opponent for everyone.
Tournament ratings are different from overall ratings, the rating system here works differently. The score of a given match is calculated from the tournament-rating difference of the two competing players. After the match is over, the winner gets this score added to, and the one who loses the match gets this score subtracted from his/her previous rating.
Note: Tournament matches affect - per definition - your overall rating as well.
Most tournament are subscriber-only tournaments.
Occasionally (usually once per week) there are so-called "public" tournaments, in which all registered players may participate, provided they have reached level 2 oldtimer score.Public tournaments can be checked at the Tournament Calendar page, where they are marked by *.
Players who are in an inactive status (out of the room, using the DND sign, etc.) for too much time, will see their tournament concluded before the tournament actually ends. This means that their rating will be final, and they will not play any further games in the given tournament. A timeout can be taken three times during a single tourney, for a total of 3 minutes. Inactive players will be repeatedly notified about the remaining time while on a timeout (unless out of the room).
Tournament PrizesThe top five players of each tournament get VIP/DSC status for 10-6-4-2-1 days.
If the tournament had less than 20 participants, the top three player will receive 5-3-1 days.
(In order to get the prize your nickname must have at least level 2 oldtimer score.)
FlyOrDie Grand Prix is an annual competition, in which you score points by getting top 10 placings in any FlyOrDie tournament.
Scoring: 25 for 1st, 18 for 2nd, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.
The first five players at the end of each year in the overall rankings get special trophy prizes.
- Using multiple names in a single tournament
- Intentionally loosing any matches in favour of the opponent
- A player facing any unfair behaviour from other players should reject playing them further. Continuing playing such players is considered as unsportsmanlike itself. (in challenge mode only)
- Using a computer or any kind of assistance to decide your moves in a board game, is strictly prohibited in all tournaments.
Umpires (moderators) have the right to warn or disqualify any player whose behaviour reminds them of any of the above, or for any conduct by a player which in the opinion of the umpire is wilfully or persistently unfair.
All matches are recorded, and can be reviewed any time by the umpires for analysis.