The staff updated a few rulings as response to previous problems and in order to make life better for all parties involved.
Tournament Update: Smurfs
10. Publicity Principle ('Smurfing')
10.1 Open tournaments are available to all players, regardless of their highest rank. Ranked Tours are closed to players whose points on any account exceeds the maximum designated value of points.
A player has two accounts: Account A with 5500 points and Account B with 4.700 points. He may join a C-/C/C+ rank tour with any of them.
A player has two accounts: Account A with 2400 points and Account B with 3200 points. He may not join a D-/D/D+ rank tour with any of the accounts.
10.2 The designated amount of points for ranked tournaments can be changed if not enough players sing up for the tour. Any changes will be announced before the tournament starts. The pay-in can be refunded in these cases.
10.3 If rule 10.1 is being broken, the user will be punished with the clearstats command and a 672 hour (4 week) chatban for the first offense. A permanent ban will be issued for the second offense and a permanent IP Ban for the third.
The anti-smurfing rule was introduced around a year ago and was our first attempt to get rid of players constantly abusing the Red Rank Tournaments. A number of red rank users complained about different users that participated in these, even though their skill level would allow them to take part in tournaments designed for advanced users.
It worked quite well in the beginning, but several other problems were caused by this rule. We will now not punish any players, that 'forgot' to sign up with their highest account — if the highest account is still in the point range the tournament was designed for. Since there are still players that try to smurf the D Ranks in order to win a seemingly 'easy' tournament we will hand out severe punishments. Do not try to tease the staff on this issue.
Clan League and Wars
12.5 You must inform your opponents about the slot you're postponing.
12.6 The player originally set in the line up may not be changed for the postponed match.
22.1 — The player participating in the playoff match, must play at least one CL game during the ongoing Clan League season or be signed up in the team's roster for at least one previous season, that shows in player's gaming profile.
22.2 — The games may not be postponed.
Also, all clan leaders should be aware that we added a Black List on the forum. Every player that is mentioned there must not be involved with ICCup related events. If a player mentioned on this list is being caught using any service of this page and server again, we will punish the team. If any of them are commentating on a third party page with the knowledge of the team leaders in a negative and condescenting way, we will also take appropriate actions.
We plan to launch the season starting on January the 5th. Schedules, maps and other tasks are being prepared. We apologize for the delay. However, we're going to host a tournament especially for all participating clans in between the 25th and the 31st December, details and info will be released very shortly.
All rules are effective immediately.
the ICCup Brood War Admin staff