This document outlines the rules and regulations pertaining to Game-A-Thon: DOTA 2 Tournament.
Failing to adhere to these rules and regulations may result in disqualification and/or other
penalization as determined by Tournament management. Please note that management has the
authority to make final decisions that are not specifically delineated in these rule and regulations to
preserve fair play and sportsmanship its sole discretion.
Game-A-Thon Event Information
Game-A-Thon is the yearly Gaming Tournament hosted by Technology and Gaming Club in VIT
University, Vellore. It holds the signature 72 Hours long session of gaming in which various game
tournaments are held together. This year’s Game-A-Thon will mark the 5th edition of Game-A-Thon held
during the technical fest graVITas. It will feature 5 tournaments for 5 different games namely – DOTA 2,
FIFA 17, CS:GO, COD 4 and BLUR and the following games will be hosted online – DOTA 2 and CS:GO.
The total prize pool for Game-A-Thon 2017 is 2,50,000 INR.
Participants have to acknowledge and comply with the rules and regulations, official announcement
and statements and decision made by the admin/s. (decisions made by the Admin is final)
Participants must have a valid steam account and the required no. of members each team will have is
One(1) stand-in player is allowed per team but they need to notify the admin about the change two(2)
hours prior to the match. No 7th player will be entertained in the complete tournament under any
No lineup changes will be tolerated. Teams are not allowed to change players during the entire event.
Every team must follow the game schedule and must be punctual and present when they are called
during the duration of event.
GAME USED: DOTA 2 (Steam version)
COMPETITION METHOD: 5 versus 5 (Team play, 5 players per team)
GAME MODE: Captains Mode
SIDES: (Radiant / Dire; Ban first) will be announced before the match by a coin toss (in game).
VICTORY CONDITION: The first team to destroy the opposing team’s ancient (main building), either team
passes a vote to surrender, or all players on a team intentionally disconnect.
No fake call of Surrender (‘GGWP’) will be entertained.
Hosting and Settings
Every game gets hosted by a referee. The teams receive the password from him about 30-15 minutes
before the match time via Message/Discord/Call. At least one member of each team has to be present
at that time to communicate with the opponents and administration.
Selection priority for the games is decided by a cointoss done by the match admin.
GAME MODE - Captains Mode
LOBBY PASSWORD – (Will be mentioned via Contact)
SERVER LOCATION – Singapore
STARTING TEAM – (via cointoss)
PENALTY-RADIANT - chosen by the referee
PENALTY-DIRE - chosen by the referee
SERIES TYPE - chosen by the referee
Enable cheats - No
Fill empty slots with bots - No
BOT DIFFICULTY - free choice
VERSION - Tournament, unless chosen otherwise by the referee
SPECTATORS - chosen by the referee depending on the competition
DOTA TV DELAY - 2 minutes, unless chosen otherwise by the referee
Sides & Drafting Order
One game: The first team chooses the side, the second team the drafting order.
Best of three (or three games series): The first team is radiant in game 1, drafting order is random. Game
2 is reverse. In game 3, the first team chooses the side, the second team the drafting order.
All games are to be played on Singapore servers by default unless stated otherwise.
Teams with mutual agreement to play on a different server are allowed to do so.
In case of any disconnects, both teams will need to pause the game until the player has reconnected.
Maximum pause limit (Technical) – 15mins for both teams.
Pauses need to be justified immediately to the other team. Disruptive pauses will be flagged and closely
Any Non-Technical pauses will not be allowed.
Prior to provide pausing limit the game will continue if the team has no pause-time left.
Substitutions are allowed if approved by admins along with following conditions:
There can be max 1 standin for the team (only if required).
The standin should already be registered for the tournament.
Player from other team can be taken as standin.
Average mmr of the standin should not be more/less than 500.
Standin will only be allowed for 2 matches at max.
No standin will be allowed in semifinals and finals.
Every team will be informed about the matches in the fixtures which will be announced and send to
them and they should be join the hosted lobby 15 min prior to their match until and unless of any
If a team is not ready to start a game in time, the following punishments will be applied by the referee:
5 minutes late - Level 1 Draft Penalty
10 minutes late - Level 2 Draft Penalty
15 minutes late - Level 3 Draft Penalty
20 minutes late - Forfeit of the game
Lobby will be hosted once your game is confirmed by respective captains. In case of delay in schedule
the following can be finalized by admirations and the participants have to follow the time provided.
Every authorized spectator inside the game is allowed to provide a video stream with a delay of at least
The players are not allowed to watch or listen to any of these video streams at any time during their
match. Furthermore they are not allowed to provide a stream themselves. If found streaming live games
will result in penalties.
In case of any dispute regarding any issue, the final decision will be made by the admin.
Game Admin has the power to refute any rule depending on the situation at hand.
Game Admin Also have the choice to disqualify a team if they intentional feeding/throwing.
Game Admin can disqualify teams on the basis of a player is playing without registration
Any cheats, hacks or exploits are illegal and not allowed in play.
Any use of third party scripts and programs that leads to an unfair game advantage is not allowed. (eg.
Invoker spell script, bottle crow script, etc)
If found anything like above mentioned or disapproved by admins will result into disqualification of
All players are asked to behave in a humane way towards other competitors, and to any member of the
administration team; treat others as you would like to be treated.
If a player is found guilty of misconduct by an administrator or any player they may receive penalty in
forms of bans for a match or the entire tournament all together.
Competitors will refrain from the use of vulgar language during the entire league. All rules of conduct
also apply to chatting through the game console.
Prize Money Distribution
All prize money transfers are handled by bank transfer. Other payment methods are not accepted. The
prize money will only be transferred to the team leader. The team leader has to make sure every
member of his team will get his adequate percentage of the prize money.