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These are the rules of the Certified Tournament Administration. If you have any questions regarding these rules, please contact the CTA Staff. This is your warning!

Section 1: Pre-Game Behavior

1.1 - You can only sign yourself up. You may not sign up for anyone else, or ask anyone else to sign up for you. The only reason a staff member should sign up a non-staff member is if two accounts are shared under the same IP. The only exception to this rule is if the Critical-HQ site goes down for any reason.

1.2 - Sign up with the name that you are currently on, in the Armor Critical lobby. This helps expedite the process of handing out the password to the right alias.

1.3 - By signing up for a CTA game, you have become committed to play. If you leave the game halfway or leave before the tournament starts, you will receive warnings, suspensions and long-term bans in that order if it occurs frequently. There are exceptions to this rule, for example, letting the referee know that you have to go prior to actually leaving.

1.4 - If you are not signed up, you cannot play. You may enter the server only after all signed-up players have already entered and have been assigned to a team. When the person who isn’t signed up joins the server, they will be a substitute player. Until every signed-up player is chosen to play, the subs will not be able to be picked. If the game fills up before any substitutes are picked, then the game will commence without substitutes. Substitutes may still be called upon to play if a signed-up player has to leave, lags out, or is kicked from the game by an administrator.

1.5 - While captains are picking teams, spectators will only speak in team-chat. If the spectator continue to cause a huge distraction for the game, a global mute will occur and will be lifted once teams are picked.

1.6 - Spectators are more than welcome. CTA's purpose is to increase the entertainment sector of Armor Critical! When you enter the server, go to spectator mode and quickly state that you are a spectator. However, to reduce confusion, spectators may only join the server once the game has started. To obtain the password for the game, simply PM one of the referees running the game (a member with a CTA next to their name, who is spectating in the server). Spectator privileges may be denied at the discretion of the CTA Staff depending on how full the server is, or if a player has already been kicked from the game.

1.7 - If there are specific rules to the tournament, you are obligated to read the rules and follow them accordingly. Ignorance is not an excuse.

1.8 - If playing or spectating in a tournament, you must be open and available to all forms of communication by the CTA Official running the tournament, and should respond within reasonable time-frames when direction is given for the purpose of enforcing a rule or ensuring a smooth game. (More Specifically but not solely : CTA Official Running the Game Should not be Muted or Ignored)

Section 2: In-Game Behavior

2.1 - No cheating of any kind is allowed in CTA games. If any cheating is witnessed, the player will be subjected to the collective wrath of the Armor Critical Administrative Team, and suspension and/or bans may be dealt out from them.

2.2 - If the CTA staff decides your connection is unstable or game-altering, you may be asked to spectate, and must therefore do so.

2.3 - No verbal abuse (such as swearing, racial slurs, spamming etc) is permitted towards anyone in CTA games, including the CTA Staff. Anyone caught doing this will be subject to warnings, suspensions and bans at the discretion of the CTA Staff and/or the Armor Critical Administrative Team.

2.4 - Unlike what is common in most league games, restriction of chat to teamchat will not be enforced. However, if it gets out of hand, global/public mutes will be initiated.

2.5 - Once you are placed on a team, you must remain on that team unless the CTA official states otherwise. Switching teams will not be allowed.

2.6 – We have no tolerance to griefing as this is illegal in the Armor Critical TOS as well. Anyone that causes a problem to a player in the game such as sitting on someone’s ship, following them for annoyance etc will be removed from the game. 0% Tolerance.

Section 3: Post-Game Behavior

3.1 - No complaining or whining of any sort will be tolerated after a match. Examples of this are complaining about teams, MRPs or statistics.