Terms of Participation
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars Ladder Competition
1. Competition - General
The Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars Ladder Competition (the “Competition”) is a competition of skill to determine the best “Solo” player of Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars on our 1v1 ranked ladder. The top 3 ranking players on our 1v1 ranked ladder at the end of the Competition will be awarded prizes.
The Competition will open on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and will close on December 17, 1PM EDT.
EDT means Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) less 8 hours, and Central European Time (“CET”) less 9 hours.
2. Restrictions on Participation in Competition
The Competition is only open to residents of the following countries meeting the minimum age identified: Australia (age 13), Brazil (age 13), Canada (age 13), Denmark (age 16), Finland (age 16), France (age 16), Germany (age 18), Korea (age 14), Norway (age 16), Russia (age 16), Singapore (age 13), Spain (age 16), Sweden (age 16), United Kingdom (age 16) and United States (age 13) provided that, where a player has not attained the age of legal majority in her or her country of residence, the player has obtained the consent of his or her parent or legal guardian to participation in the Competition.
Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”) or their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, as well as members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate in the Competition.
In order to participate in the Competition you must own the Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars PC game and have registered it (and yourself as a registered player) on www.ea.com
You must also:
a. Be an EA member (you can register as an EA member free of charge at www.ea.com);
b. Have agreed to the EA Online Terms and Conditions when you created your EA account; and
c. Be logged in online on Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars to compete
3. How to participate
Participation in the Competition involves playing ranked matches online with Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars through our multiplayer system. Your win/loss record and the ranking of the players you play determine your overall ranking on the 1v1 ladder at any given time. The more games that you win, and the higher the rankings of the players you defeat, the higher you will move up the ladder, closer to #1.
To play a match on our 1v1 ranked ladder, you must:
a. Log online to Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars with your EA Membership Online ID. To create a new Online ID, simply type the name that you would like to use and then click “log in”. If the name is not in use, this will become your new Online ID. Remember to always log in with the same Online ID.
b. Select Automatch at the bottom of the screen.
c. Choose 1v1 Ladder from the top drop-down menu.
d. Choose your faction. You may play as any faction for any ranked match. You do not need to select the same faction every time you play.
e. Click Join Game.
f. You will then be prompted while our online servers connect you to another player who is within a range of your current ranking. If you would like to be matched up against anyone on the ladder, no matter what their rank is, then select “widen search” during this process.
g. Once your match is complete you will be brought back to the ladder and faction selection screen. If you wish to play again, simply click “Join Game”.
h. Your ranking on the 1v1 “Solo” ladder is determined by your win/loss record and our “Elo rating points system”.
4. Cheating, Abuse and Disorderly Behavior
Any player may be disqualified immediately from this Competition and, at the discretion of the Promoter, from further EA Online competitions, for any failure to comply with the EA Online Terms or for any cheating, including:
a. using any cheats, hacks or other 3rd party "helper" applications in playing games;
b. intentionally disconnecting from the Internet during any game;
c. colluding with other players in playing games; or
d. taking advantage of known exploits in the game (NB it is the responsibility of players to understand and avoid all current illegal exploits).
Abusive or disorderly behaviour, including any use of harassing, negative, or profane language online, will not be tolerated and will also constitute grounds for immediate disqualification.
5. Winner Selection
The winners of the Competition will be determined through a series of 3 qualification rounds and a season ending online tournament as follows:
# Qualification Round 1 – Sept 24 (1pm EST) to October 22 (1pm EST).
# Qualification Round 2 – Oct 22 (1.01pm EST) to November 19 (1pm EST)
# Qualification Round 3 – November 19 (1.01pm EST) to December 17 (1pm EST)
Season Ending Online Tournament – TBD
* The top eight (8) solo players on the “1v1 Ladder” at the end of Qualification Round (1) and (2) will qualify for the Season Ending Online Tournament.
* The top sixteen (16) solo players on the “1v1 Ladder” at the end of Qualification Round (3) will qualify for the Season Ending Online Tournament.
If a player qualifies twice or more ("Multiple Qualifier), then the next highest ranking player on the “1v1 Ladder” for the Qualification Round in which the Multiple Qualifier earned his or her second and/or third qualification, will qualify for the Season Ending Online Tournament. For example: If the #8 ranked player for Qualification Round 1 was still ranked #8 at the end of the Qualification Round 2, then the #9 ranked player for Qualification Round 2 would qualify for the Season Ending Online Tournament.
Once a player has ranked in the "Top 8" on the 1v1 Ladder for any Qualification Round, they do not need to continue playing or hold their rank in order to stay qualified for the Season Ending Online Tournament by being. However, if a player decides to continue playing and can maintain their “Top 8” ranking for two Qualification Rounds, then they will win a cash prize of $250 U.S dollars. If a player can maintain their “Top 8” ranking for three straight Qualification Rounds, then they will win a further cash prize of $500 U.S dollars. See below for all prize details.
The Online Season Ending Tournament will consist of 32 players and be a single elimination bracketed tournament. Each player will play a “Best of 3” against their opponent. The maps and rules will be designated by the Command & Conquer League team. The first player to win two matches against their opponent will move onto the next bracket. The top two (2) players from the Season Ending Online Tournament will compete for the Championship Match and the Grand Prize for the Competition.
The match rules for the Season Ending Online Tournament will be announced at the beginning of the Season Ending Online Tournament.
Prizes will be awarded to the Grand Finalist, the Runner Up, the Second Runner Up, and the Third Runner Up of the Season Ending Online Tournament as follows:
1. Grand Finalist Prize: One (1) USD $5,000 check, a signed autograph photo of Kane, Z-5500 Logitech Surround Sound System, and a Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser Keyboard + Mouse Combo (approximate retail value USD $5600.00)
2. Runner Up Prize: One (1) USD $1,000.00 check, Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speaker System and G-15 Gaming Keyboard and G-15 mouse and a Kane Bobble-head (approximate retail value USD $1400.00)
3. Second Runner Up Prize: (1) USD $500.00 check, Logitech Z-10 Interactive Speaker System and G-15 Gaming Keyboard and G5 Laser Mouse, and a KANE bobble-head (approximate retail value USD $820.00)
4. Third Runner Up Prize: (1) Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard and G5 Laser Mouse, and a KANE bobble-head (approximate retail value USD $200.00)
In addition to these prizes, anyone who qualifies for the Season Ending Online Tournament will receive a copy of the Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars Expansion Pack, Command & Conquer 3 Kanes Wrath, upon its release.
If any player is ranked in the “Top 8” at the end of two Qualification Rounds, they will win a $250 cash prize.
If any player maintains ranked in the “Top 8” at the end of all three Qualification Rounds, they will win another $250 cash prize, for a grand total of $500 U.S dollars.
By accepting his/her prize, the winner authorises EA and its subsidiaries, the company by which it is controlled, its successors in title, licensees and assignees, and present and future subcontractors, to determine, use, publish and exploit all or any of the information provided on the entry form, particularly his or her surname and forenames, in the list of winners, for advertising, commercial, marketing or promotional purposes relating directly or indirectly to the Competition and/or EA (including all forms of promotion, particularly public relations operations, interviews, press kits, articles and press releases and cross promotions) using any existing media, particularly paper, audiovisual, electrical, electronic or magnetic media. Such use of personal data will not give rise to any rights other than the prize won.
7. Winner Notification
All prize winners will be notified via email at the end of the Competition. Emails will be sent to the email addresses recorded for players' EA online accounts. A full list of the prize winners will be available at www.commandandconquer.com
by no later than [February 15, 2008].
Unless satisfactory proof of age is received and, in the case of players who have not attained the age of legal majority in his or her country of residence, unless parental consent is also received, the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any prize winner and select another player to receive the prize that the disqualified player would have been awarded were it not for his or her disqualification.
You agree that as a condition to being awarded any prize, you may be required to take part in marketing and publicity initiatives without further consent or payment. Such publicity and marketing may include your name and/or likeness and city, or alternatively your user-name and city.
8. Data protection
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9. EA Online Terms and Conditions
Your participation in the Competition is also governed by the EA Online Terms and Conditions found at http://legal.ea.com/legal/legal.jsp?language=en
. Please select your language from the drop down menu for your local terms and conditions. You agreed to the EA Online Terms and Conditions when you created your EA Account. Remember that when you track your statistics and rankings in the Competition, you’re automatically granting EA the right to publish and otherwise use your statistics and rankings for the Competition, and for other related purposes (such as for marketing and promotional purposes).
If there is any conflict between these Terms of Participation and the EA Online Terms and Conditions, then the EA Online Terms and Conditions will take precedence to the extent of that conflict.
10. General Conditions.
By participating in the Competition, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Participation and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material, which may be amended or varied at any time by EA, and you reaffirm you agreement to be bound by EA Online Terms and Conditions. In the event of a dispute concerning the Competition, EA’s decision shall be final and legally binding. No correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter for this Competition is Electronic Arts Inc. 209 Redwood Shores Parkway. Redwood City, CA 94065. The Competition is governed by and is in accordance with the laws of the state of California in the United States of America.