British Esports Championships

Rules

To see the complete ruleset view our tournament guide

Lobby rules:

Colleges will face each other in a series of 1v1 matches each week where each player will play all 3 opponent players. Each match will be played in NBA 2k20’s Play with Friends Online private match mode.

Prior to the match start time, all players should add each other as friends on their console.

  1. Load NBA 2k20
  2. Go to Play Now
  3. Select “Play With Friends Online”
  4. The team on the left of the match page will need to select “host game”.
  5. Invite/join the opposition
  6. Add the correct settings:
  • Game Mode: Private Match
  • Game Style: Hall of Fame
  • Quarter Length: 5 Minutes

Mirror matches are prohibited. Each player will need to select a unique team to play in their match. If there are mirror teams chosen, the “away” team gets first choice. Teams must be chosen from current NBA teams.

A player can only use each current NBA team once throughout their 3 individual games per fixture (ie. A Player 1 vs B Player 1/2/3). E.g. Player 1 will have to use 3 different teams:

  • Round 1 - Chicago Bulls
  • Round 2 - Miami Heat
  • Round 3 - New York Knicks.

A student player cannot use one particular team for all their 3 individual games per fixture.

General rules:

  • Colleges will face each other in a series of 1v1 matches each week where each player will play all 3 opponent players. Each college will have 9 individual games in the whole fixture.
  • Each match will be played in NBA 2k20’s Play with Friends Online private match mode.
  • Mirror matches are prohibited. Each player will need to select a unique team to play in their match. If there are mirror teams chosen, the “away” team gets first choice. Teams must be chosen from current NBA teams.
  • A player can only use each current NBA team once throughout their 3 individual games per fixture (ie. A Player 1 vs B Player 1/2/3). A student player cannot use one particular team for all their 3 individual games per fixture. E.g. Player 1 will have to use 3 different teams: Round 1 - Chicago Bulls, Round 2 - Miami Heat, Round 3 - New York Knicks.
  • When there is a tie/draw during a match, you need to continue the game with extra time and if necessary, penalties in order to achieve a winner. In special circumstances, score differential will be used to determine a winner if necessary.
  • Players should keep records of screenshots of their scores at the end of their matches.
  • If the opponent does not turn up after 10 mins a default win can be claimed. Speak to an admin.
  • Any form of cheating (unofficial / modified versions / assisting tools) will lead to disqualification.
  • After all matches are complete for the fixture, each team captain/teacher should submit the result via the tournament website. Please upload all 9 individual scores at one time. Both sides need to submit scores to confirm/conflict if needed.
  • Follow the code of conduct.
  • Zero tolereance policy for toxic/offensive/discriminatory language.

Current NBA Teams

Current NBA teams

  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • New York Knicks
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Utah Jazz
  • Washington Wizards

Code of Conduct

The British Esports Association takes safety of players very seriously. As such, we have implemented several measures to protect the wellbeing and identities of those who take part in our tournaments.

Playing of matches Only those rostered can play. A player can only represent their own college.

Unsporting Behaviour (“flaming”, “toxicity”, “bm”, “hacking”) Any unsporting behaviour is a punishable offence and harms enjoyment of the game. When dealing with unsportsmanlike conduct, it’s important that admins have proof of exactly what happened. If an opposing player verbally abuses a member of your team or deliberately behaves in an unsporting manner you must take screenshots and report directly to an admin. Depending on circumstance a player can be punished instantly or if the issue requires more investigation, this will be done after the tournament.

Safeguarding British Esports considers the three areas of risk in online safety, as outlined by the Department for Education.

Content: all esports titles used by the British Esports Association will be age appropriate. NBA 2k20 is 3+.

Contact: each fixture in the NBA 2k20 tournament will be played via a closed community platform. Only students registered by their college will be able to access the platform. Professional Tournament Admins will be monitoring all online interactions and fixtures.

Conduct: every 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 without strict permission). Therefore, in the event of misconduct, that player can be held responsible and penalties will be imposed. Admins, and every college Leader, are responsible for ensuring all rules are followed and standards of fair play are maintaining throughout.

College Leaders can request to have data erased. More information on data protection can be found in the T&Cs on the tournament website.