Halo 3 Tournament Rules General guidelines ALL rulings are final however all rules are subject to change by SAC. Basic Game Settings Maps Weapons Vehicle set Time/Kill limit Game type General Guidelines The maximum number of players allowed in this tournament is 32. 5 additional players will be placed on a waiting list for replacement if any of the original players are absent. Players will be randomly paired up in groups at the start of the event. There will be a total of 8 groups. This tournament for Halo 3 will be a single elimination 4 player FFA (Free For All.) Advances to the next round will be determined by a point ranking system (1st place = 3 points, 2nd place = 2 points, 3rd place = 1 point, and 4th place = 0 points.) Each player will play 3 rounds per match. After 3 rounds, the top 2 point leaders will advance to the next tier. If after 3 rounds there is a two-way tie for first place, those two players automatically advance. If after 3 rounds more than two players tie for first place, the kill/death ratio will be reviewed and the two players with the best ratio will advance. If after 3 rounds there is a tie for second place, the kill/death ratio will be reviewed and the player with the best ratio will advance. If after 3 rounds there is a tie between all players, the kill/death ratio and any other statistical factors will be reviewed and the two players with the best ratio will advance. All games will be played on an Xbox 360. All games must be played with standard controllers. Controllers will be provided by Daytime Distractions members. No memory cards will be allowed/used at this tournament. Players will be allowed one at a time to adjust their controller settings and customize the appearance of their characters. Physical threats, racial comments, or inappropriate language and behavior will not be tolerated. If you are warned and not compliant with such guidelines, you will be asked to leave the tournament. Friendly trash talk is allowed (it’s part of the game!) but please be courteous to the other players. Guardian, Snowbound, The Pit, Isolation, Last Resort, High Ground Map Default No vehicles 10 minutes or first to 25 kills Free For All Slayer - - - - - There is no pausing allowed. If a player intentionally pauses the game, 3 points will be deducted from their final score after 3 rounds. Any accidental pausing will be reviewed by the Event Moderators. Abuse of any equipment (Xbox 360, controllers, TV’s, etc) will result in your disqualification from the tournament and reimbursement of any damaged equipment. No sideline coaching is allowed. You may cheer or boo as the game progresses (and you’re encouraged to do so), but you may not offer advice to anyone playing a game. You will be warned and failure to follow this rule will result in disqualification from the tournament. If you are more than 10 minutes late to the tournament’s posted start time, you may have to forfeit the tournament. If your name is called and your group’s game is ready to be played, and you are not around, you will have 5 minutes to get back and get started, or you will forfeit that game. If a player purposely turns off a game while it is in progress, that player will be disqualified from the tournament. Entry into future tournaments may be denied. Arguing with the Event Moderators about a decision may result in disqualification from the tournament. If any game glitches are discovered during the tournament giving a player an unfair advantage, the Event Moderators have the right to ban using the glitch after the point in which it is discovered. The Event Moderators have discretion to disqualify the player. Have fun and good luck!