Tournament Organizers must provide the following before becoming eligible as a sanctioned tournament:
A Tournament Organizer is solely responsible for, and is the final arbiter for all decisions regarding, the execution of a tournament. This includes but is not limited to:
Any person is eligible to play in a sanctioned tournament, with the exception of:
Any sanctioned tournament must use official Paragon game modes (currently limited to Monolith). The default win conditions and rules apply for all Paragon game modes in use. The map, rules and win conditions cannot be altered by Tournament Organizers or participants.
Sanctioned tournaments should use one of the following bracket types: Single Elimination or Double Elimination (as defined below). Round-Robin leading into either of those two bracket types is also approved.
Single Elimination - A team is eliminated after losing one match against an opposing team.
Double Elimination - A team is eliminated after losing two matches against opposing teams.
Round-Robin - All teams play against each other.
Tournament Organizers should use any of the following match styles of play to determine winners for each matchup:
Note: All match styles can be used over the course of a single tournament. Example:
Brackets should be publicly available to the participating teams prior to the start of the tournament.
Match & Round Start Times
Match times or Round times are designated by the Tournament Organizer. This information should be publicly available and team’s should be available at their designated times to complete a match. Tournament Organizers must provide an ‘end time’ for match play each day and abide by that time window.
A Tournament Organizer must allow for setup in the first 20 minutes of a Round. The time between games should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Draft selection must be done using the same format utilized in Paragon’s draft. The number of Hero bans is equal to the number of total Heroes / 20 up to a maximum of 5 Heroes.
A team is required to have five members with one designated “Team Captain” in order to participate in a tournament. One substitution is required per team. Substitutions for missing players on a team are determined by the Tournament Organizer, but should be no more than two. All substitutions must be listed on a team roster prior to the start of a tournament and must be submitted to tournament administrators at least 72 hours in advance to avoid last minute substitutions.
A team’s organization can only have one team participate in a tournament. This is to avoid any concerns around match fixing and/or collusion.
Team names must fall in-line with the Epic Games’ Player Conduct Rules.
A Match officially begins and cannot be restarted based on the following items below:
If a player disconnects after a Match has officially started play must continue and the player can attempt to rejoin the match.
In the event that a Match must end without a naturally declared result based on technical issues, the following method should be used to determine the victor of a match:
A Tournament Organizer may stream their tournament live via services like Twitch and YouTube. Such live streams may be monetized through advertisements.
Penalties and infractions are carried out by the Tournament Administrators/Referees. Here are guidelines for tournament infractions:
Note: Tournament Organizers can create player conduct rules as they pertain to a specific venue. One venue may allow for profanity and swearing, while another may not. Tournament Organizers must notify participating players of any conduct that may result in an infraction.
Any proposed sponsor that reflects poorly on the Paragon brand is prohibited. If you have questions about a particular proposed sponsor, please contact Epic.
Tournament Organizers should do their best to maintain a fair competitive environment for all participating players. Players that attempt to manipulate, alter, or do not follow rules in order to gain an advantage are cheating. Cheating includes but is not limited to:
Even if your tournament qualifies as a sanctioned tournament by complying with the above rules, you are solely responsible for its operation. You explicitly agree that Epic Games is in no way responsible for the operation of your tournament regardless of whether or not it is a sanctioned tournament. You also agree that organizing a tournament is entirely voluntary on your part, and you are in no way due any compensation from Epic Games, nor are you an Epic Games employee or in any way acting on its behalf.