K12 Fortnite Solos Rules

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GenE Cory
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Section 1 - Definitions 

  • 1.1 Player - Any student participant who is one of the ten (10) entrants in a League BR.
  • 1.2 Substitute Player - Any student participant listed on the official roster below the red line.
  • 1.3 Battle Royale - A style of play where numerous competitors enter the same arena simultaneously, and will continue competing with each other until only one team remains. 
  • 1.4 League Battle Royale - Shortened as "League BR", any official Battle Royale-style match during the regular season whose result will impact the final league standings, or any 
  • postseason Battle Royale that will determine a league champion. 
  • 1.5 Regular Season - A defined 10-week period where a predetermined schedule of games will be played and season records kept; the offical first day of the regular season will be  
  • determined by the tournament committee and communicated to all coaches. 
  • 1.6 Postseason - A final Battle Royale consisting of only the top individual players in the league. 1.7 Coach - an adult staff member that oversees the esports program at a member school. 1.8 Junior Varsity - A player who has not participated in a League BR within the prior two weeks of competition. 
  • 1.9 Teaming - A prohibited action where individual players work together as a team to eliminate an  opponent, directly going against the spirit of a Solos-style game. 
  • 1.10 Griefing - A prohibited act where a player who is unlikely to qualify for the postseason enters a BR with the intent of sabotaging a specific player, with the intent to harm their chance at achieving an honest victory. 

 

Section 2 - Rosters 

2.1 Each school is allowed to place as many players into their roster as they desire

2.2 Eligibility 

  • 2.2.1 Student participants must be enrolled as a student in the school they represent. 2.2.2 Student participants must meet or exceed the academic and attendance requirements of the school they represent. 
  • 2.2.3 Student participants must be at least 13 years of age on the date of the first day of the regular season for all spring esports. 
  • 2.2.4 If a student participant has completed their graduation requirements, but has not yet officially received a diploma, they will be considered eligible. 
  • 2.2.5 If a student participant has received a diploma certifying they are a graduate, they are no longer eligible to compete in esports. 

 

Section 3 - Regular Season Match Play 

3.1 Match Format 

  • 3.1.1 The regular season will consist of Battle Royale matches that pit individual players into an arena with each other according to a predetermined schedule. 
  • 3.1.2 Participation in a League Battle Royale will require all participants to follow the  settings in the league's "Joining a Custom Game in Fortnite" guide. 
  • 3.1.2a Deviation from these match settings will likely result in teams failing 
  • to join the match on time. Any team who fails to join the match before 
  • it's official start time will be disqualified from that week's competition
  • and cannot accrue season points. 
  • 3.1.3 Fortnite Solos is an non-team-oriented sport. As such, it is STRICTLY PROHIBITED for students to engage in acts of Teaming or Griefing others. 

3.2 Season Format 

  • 3.2.1 The regular season will consist of ten (10) weeks, where one night per week is  designated for all Fortnite Solos Battle Royales. 
  • 3.2.2 On the designated night for League BR's, each player will play a minimum of one (1) League BR, up to a maximum of two (2) League BR's. The exact number of 
  • League BR's per week will ultimately be determined by the number of players registered to play in the league. This means that the most possible regular season BR's 
  • a team could play will be twenty (20). 
  • 3.2.3 The goal of the regular season is to create a schedule that is as fair and balanced as possible, while simultaneously trying to maximize the number of total BR's played by each squad. 
  • 3.2.4 The tournament committee will be tasked, on a yearly basis, with the process of creating a league schedule that attempts to follow rule 3.2.3 upon the final 
  • registration of all squads. 

3.3 Reporting & Recording Results 

  • 3.3.1 Players will be responsible for reporting their own results in all League BR's within 6 hours of their completion. It is the sole responsibility of all players to report 
  • results. 
  • 3.3.2 Players will be required to use the same Epic ID/account throughout the entire season. 3.3.3 It is the responsibility of each player to provide proof of match results in the form of a photo, screenshot, or livestream video. 
  • 3.3.4 A designated member of the tournament committee will be responsible for taking match results and adding them to the cumulative league standings, making sure all results are published and viewable within 24 hours of match completion. 
  • 3.3.4a Any discrepancies in reporting of results will be immediately addressed by  the designated tournament committee member. Proof of results (see rule 3.3.3) will be requested to verify results. 

3.4 Match Disputes 

  • 3.4.1 Any team wishing to file a dispute or complaint regarding the actions of another team should immediately contact the league director, Brad Christopherson, to officially declare the nature of the complaint/dispute. 
  • 3.4.2 It is at the sole discretion of the league director to determine what, if any, measure should be taken to remedy the dispute or complaint. The league director may consult the tournament committee for advice if wanted/needed. 

3.5 Scoring 

  • 3.5.1 Placing in every League BR will determine the points earned by each player. 3.5.2 The scoring system will be as follows: 
    • Victory Royale 10 points 
    • 2nd or 3rd Place 7 points 
    • 4th through 10th Place 5 points 
    • 11th through 25th Place 3 points 
    • 26th through 50th Place 2 points 
    • 51st Place or lower 1 point

 

Section 4 - Postseason Play 

4.1 Qualifying for postseason play 

  • 4.1.1 At the conclusion of the regular season, the top 99 players in the league will qualify to compete in the postseason Grand Battle Royale. 
  • 4.1.2a In the event that there are less than 100 players in the league, all players will 
  • qualify for the Grand Battle Royale. 
  • 4.1.3 The following tiebreakers will be used to determine postseason qualifiers: 
  • 1) Most Victory Royale's during the season 
  • 2) Best finish in a single League BR 
  • 3) Place in the most recent League BR. 
  • 4.1.4 There will only be a single Grand Battle Royale to determine the Fortnite Solos Champion for the Spring 2021 season. 

 

Section 5 - Junior Varsity Competition 

  • 5.1 As a league, we will host monthly tournaments for players designated as "Junior Varsity", and these tournaments will be announced by the tournament committee at least one week in advance. 5.2 Eligibility 
  • 5.2.1 The purpose of these tournaments is to give playing experience to kids who are not getting to play in the regular season BR's. Therefore, a player is only eligible if they have not 
  • participated in a league BR within the two week period prior to a tournament. 
  • 5.2.2 As these tournaments are unofficial and geared toward experience, the tournament  committee reserves the right to set the format of the tournament in whatever manner it sees fit from month to month. 

 

Section 6 - Supervision and Streaming 

6.1 Supervision 

  • 6.1.1 Due to the nature of Fortnite, it is not possible for coaches to supervise matches.  Therefore, the best practice is for coaches to make themselves available to their student participants in case assistance is required. 

6.2 Streaming 

  • 6.2.1 The league director will be responsible for streaming the match to the best of their ability; due to the nature of Fortnite, there is no guarantee that a certain number of students will actually appear in live streams.

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