THIS TOURNAMENT IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR OTHERWISE ASSOCIATED WITH, PSYONIX LLC. THE INFORMATION PLAYERS PROVIDE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TOURNAMENT IS BEING PROVIDED TO TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER AND NOT TO PSYONIX LLC.
The rules contained on this page only cover this specific game and apply to both 2v2 and 3v3 tournaments. Please review the HSEL General Competition Rules for information covering all official tournaments.
Patch Notes 10/27: Game Lobby procedures and language regarding arena selection & series length has been updated.
1. Match Procedure
- Nintendo Switch
This game supports crossplay. All teams competing in this tournament will face each other, regardless of what console they play on
1.1. Series Lengths
- Preseason/Qualifiers & Regular Season - Best of 5
- Playoffs/Finals - Best of 7
1.2. Game Lobby
The home team will create the lobby. Both teams will agree on a Standard arena (see "Standard") prior to launching the lobby. If teams cannot agree on a Standard arena, the Home Team will select "Random (Standard Only)". The agreed-upon Standard arena will be played for the entire series unless the lobby is set to "Random (Standard Only)".
The game settings should be set to the following:
- Game Mode: Soccar
- Team Colors: Default, or 2 different colors agreed upon by both teams in the match chat
- Arena: Agreed upon Standard Arena or "Random (Standard Only)"
- Team Size: 2v2 or 3v3 (as defined by the competition)
- Bot Difficulty: No Bots
- Team Names should be in accordance with the sides chosen by the away team
- Preset Settings: Custom
- Match Length: 5 minutes
- Max Score: Default
- Overtime: Unlimited
- Series Length*: 5 or 7 games (stage depending)
- Game Speed: Default
- Ball Max Speed: Default
- Ball Type: Default
- Ball Physics: Default
- Ball Size: Default
- Ball Bounciness: Default
- Boost Amount: Default
- Rumble: None
- Boost Strength: 1x
- Gravity: Default
- Demolish: Default
- Respawn Time: 3 seconds
- Region: As decided on in 1.4.
- Joinable By: Name/Password (to be determined by hosting team)
In the event that incorrect settings* are loaded on the server, teams should stop playing and contact support through the live chat. Disputes submitted after a game or match has concluded will not be considered.
*The "Series Length" lobby setting has no effect on gameplay and will not be considered as a factor in any match dispute. If this is set incorrectly, teams will continue playing until a Best of 5 or 7 series has been completed.
All "Standard Arenas" currently active in the Competitive 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 playlists are available for official match play. "Standard Arenas" are defined as rectangular fields with standardized boost pads and goal configurations. Standard Arenas have no varying effects on gameplay and will not be considered as a factor in any match dispute.
1.4. Server Region
The following server regions are available for use in official matches:
In the event that teams are unable to agree on which server region to play the match, the server region will alternate between games starting with the home team's server region choice.
2. Tournament Rules
2.1. Epic Games Account Connections
Players who have linked Rocket League accounts together from multiple platforms may have different display names depending on the platform they’re using to play. Players should make every effort to ensure that their game connection matches their display name, however, if HSEL Administration can determine that a player is using the correct Epic Games account (despite the mismatched name), they will be permitted to play.
2.2. Match Streaming
Spectators are permitted in game lobbies for any of the following purposes:
- Stream their team’s match to the School’s Twitch or Youtube channel or record the match. In accordance with HSEL General Rule 2.13., "At the end of the match, the stream VOD or an unedited copy of the recording must be shared with the other team."
- They are a substitute player listed as a participant on the match page. Substitutions are prohibited from occurring during live gameplay/during a game. Substitutions can only be made between games (i.e., after game 1 and before game 2).
- They are listed as the admin of the team on the match page. Team admins are not allowed to join a team and must remain in the spectator slot.
Any bodies, decals, wheels, rocket boosts, toppers, antennae, goal explosions, trails, or engine audios that are currently disabled in competitive queues are not permitted for use in official matches.
3.2. Leaving and Rejoining Teams
At no point during live gameplay may active players leave their team in the game and rejoin to alter their field position. Should this happen, gameplay should immediately halt, and HSEL admins should be contacted through the live chat service.
4. Stoppage of Play
Should an active player disconnect from the game less than 30 seconds into the match or before the 1st goal is scored, the game will be restarted. If either of these events has occurred, the game will continue. Any disconnected active players (or spectators) are permitted to rejoin the lobby, but may not rejoin their team until the next in-game stoppage of play (goal scored or start of overtime) to prevent the game lobby from stuttering.
5. Team Rosters
Rocket team rosters require a minimum of two players for 2v2 & three players for 3v3. Rosters are limited to a maximum of four players for 2v2 & six players for 3v3. Rosters that do not meet the minimum or exceed the maximum number of players will not be allowed to participate in official matches until their roster size meets the set requirements. Player substitutions may be made between maps.