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The Code of Conduct for the UK’s largest amateur grassroots esports competition, the British Esports Student Champs.
The British Esports Student Champs Code of Conduct sets out clear guidelines for for all participants in the Student Champs, promoting respectfulness, inclusivity and fair play.
We expect all players who use our platform to follow the behaviours and requests set out in British Esports Code of Conduct.
If any player behaves in a way which contradicts any of the points set out, we will address the situation, involving parents when needed, to resolve the issue appropriately.
Continued issues and repeated breaches of this code may result in us, regrettably, revoking membership and blocking access to the platform to protect the welfare of other players and our staff.
Players agree to:
Compete to the best of their ability at all times, without intentionally playing below their skill level (sandbagging), and act in accordance with the rules for the event or competition, including any direction given by the administrator or anyone acting on its behalf.
Not use language in relation to the event or competition that is deemed by the administrator to be obscene, rude, foul, vulgar, insulting, threatening, abusive, or otherwise offensive or objectionable.
Understand they are representing their school/college at all times through their behaviour and language whilst playing or in any chat facility, texting, apps or social media in connection with the game or event.
Not cheat. Cheating is defined as any act that gives one gamer an unfair competitive advantage over another.
Continue to respect and treat others fairly in and out of game communications, no matter win or lose.
Players and Staff agree to:
Play by the rules of the platform, the games and the competitions or events.
Be a good sport whether I win or lose.
Treat others how I like to be treated myself.
Be kind and fair and recognise that everyone has different levels of skill and ability.
Know that people online are real people and my words can affect them.
Set a positive example with my own behaviour.
Support and encourage my teammates and others.
Speak out against those that bully, hurt, harass or abuse others.
Stop, listen, and reconsider if I’m told that my words or actions are harmful.
Respect others, even if their views are different from mine.
Report any incidents of bullying, miss behaviour, cheating or concerns I have about the behaviour of anyone else during events or competitions.
In-game I should not display disrespectful actions that could harm others as well as exploit in game bug features.
Not collude nor coerce with other teams to force an specific outcome.
The British Esports Federation considers the three areas of risk in online safety
as outlined by the Code of Conduct and Department for Education.
All esports titles available in the British Esports Championships are age-appropriate for school and college students.
Rocket League is rated PEGI 3+
EAFC is rated PEGI 3+.
Streetfighter 6 is rated PEGI 12+.
Overwatch and League of Legends are rated PEGI 12+
Apex Legends is rated PEGI 16.
VALORANT is rated PEGI 16+
To learn more about appropriate age ratings for video games, visit PEGI.
Each fixture in the British Esports Student Champs will be played via a closed community platform.
Only students registered by their school/ college will be able to access the platform.
Each fixture in the British Esports Student Champs will be played on school/college premises and supervised by an adult member of staff (school/college ‘Leader’).
Professional Tournament Admins will be monitoring all online interactions and fixtures.
Players registered should not have someone else play for them without Admins aware and procedures taken to ensure fairness.
Continuously, players banned should not play on a ‘smurf’ or alternate account.
Every school or college will submit the names of each player representing their institution as well as their in-game name (full names of players will not be shared by the British Esports Federation without permission).
Therefore, in the event of misconduct during the British Esports Student Champs, players can be held responsible and penalties will be imposed. Admins, and every school or college Leader are responsible for ensuring all rules are followed and standards of fair play are maintained throughout.
Players who are banned on their accounts outside of the tournament are not eligible to play within the tournament due to evidence they have been disrespectful and so do not resemble what we are trying to promote.
In the case of a tie result into separate divisions, teams OMWP (Overall Match Win Percentage) will be used to decide, teams should respect the decision made.
For any questions, queries or concerns about safeguarding, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The British Esports Federation handles data with the upmost respect and in line with GDPR.
Should a School or College Leader wish to request access to the data that we store, or request to have data erased, they will need to either:
Or write to the Data Protection Officer, at:
British Esports Federation
Sunderland, SR1 1QX
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