MADDEN 19 LEAGUE RULES AND GUIDELINES All members of a PX1 Sports VIP Madden League are required to read and know these rules. We take our rules and guidelines seriously and expect all members to adhere to them. Once you have read over the rules and guidelines, please reply to this thread with some version of "Read and Agree" acknowledging you have read, understand and agree to abide by the rules laid out in this thread. CODE OF CONDUCT All members of PX1 Sports leagues are expected to conduct themselves as mature adults. We expect you to treat others the way you want to be treated. We do not allow racism, bigotry, hate speech or excessively vulgar chat. At the same time, we don't sensor our members from having opinions. Be respectful but also remember this is a locker room type atmosphere at times. LEAGUE LEADERSHIP Commissioner: majesty95 Assistant Commissioner: firedup24 Leadership Committee: majesty95, firedup24 and pack1797 Trade Committee: majesty95, firedup24, pack1797, WKXT85 and Burns TWITCH All league games must be streamed on Twitch. If you do not have a Twitch account, you can sign up for a free account here. Once you have signed up, make sure to go into your settings (wrench icon), go to "Channel & Videos" and click the box next to "automatically archive my broadcasts" and then save your changes. This is required and allows us to go back and watch games and pull the video for league related shows if need be. ADVANCE SCHEDULE The league will advance twice per week: Monday at noon CST and Friday at noon CST. PLAYER RANKINGS To ensure all members of the league are playing by the same sim guidelines, we have a PX1 Player Rankings system which must be used for every league game. Only the winning team should submit game result's afgter each game. To submit a result, go to the Rankings page on the forum and click “Submit Game Result”. Then enter the system the game was played on, your opponent’s forum username (just start typing and the name will autopopulate), the game played (Madden), game result (you won, lost or the game disconnected), your score, your opponent’s score and your rating of your opponent’s simulation gameplay principles. Rating Guidelines This is a basic outline of how to rate your opponent's gameplay. Most games should receiver a 5-star rating. However, if your opponent needs to work on a few aspects of their game, please use the rankings to make them, and the league, aware. 5 stars – Opponent played great sim football and adhered to all rules and guidelines. One or two minor infractions could be allowed. You generally have no complaints or they are very minor. 4 stars – Opponent played mostly a sim football game. Minor infractions may have been made. Possibly one known cheat or exploit used, most likely unintentionally. The game was pretty good overall but you were a little frustrated by a couple of things that your opponent did. 3 stars – Opponent played sim football principles but had multiple infractions and used some game exploits. A three-star rating generally indicates a player who wants to play sim but may have some bad habits or may be unknowingly using game exploits. This player needs help to clean up their game to continue playing at a league level. 2 stars – Opponent made some attempt to play sim football but was heavily reliant on game exploits and broke several rules or guidelines. This opponent really does not grasp the idea of sim football that we expect. 1 star – Opponent does not have an understanding of sim principles. Mostly game exploits were used and many rules or guidelines were broken. This is a typical lobby player who exploits AI issues over and over. GAMEPLAY FEEDBACK If you rate your opponent less than five stars you must send them feedback on why you gave them the rating you did so that they can improve. Please be as detailed as possible so that they and the leadership group can all understand what your opponent needs to improve on. To send feedback, after the game has been confirmed (not just submitted) send a PM here on the forum to your opponent and include the Leadership Committee. SUSPENSIONS/SANCTIONS We do not want to have to suspend players from games. However, sometimes players try to take liberties with the rules or let their competitiveness get away from them. In that event, we have the following sanctions in place. Please keep in mind that any player is subject to sanctions or removal from the league at any time if deemed necessary by the league's leadership committee. Playoffs 4* rating in a playoff loss (hard 4 that was closer to a 4 than a 4.5) - Suspended (placed on auto) for the first game of the following season. 3* rating in a playoff loss - Suspended first two games of the following season. 4* rating in a Super Bowl win (hard 4 that was closer to a 4 than a 4.5) - Championship vacated, suspended for the first two games of the following season and loss of 2nd round pick (or 1st round if no 2nd round pick is available) in the following draft. 3* rating in a Super Bowl win - Championship vacated and automatic removal from league Regular Season 3-star rating in a regular or pre-season game - Suspended (placed on auto) for next regular season (or playoff) game. Two 3- star ratings in one Madden cycle - Suspended (placed on auto) for next two (2) regular season games and ineligible for current season's playoffs. Three 3-star ratings in one Madden cycle - Removal from the league. DISCONNECTS If your game disconnects you and your opponent can agree to replay the game, agree to a sim to win for the team that was ahead if the game was well in hand or play the remainder of the game in a new game and add the score to that of the disconnected game with the winner getting a sim to win. Example: If the scores was 17-13 Cowboys over Falcons with 3:45 to go in the 3rd quarter, you can play the first quarter and 3:45 of the second quarter to determine the winner. If the score after 3:45 of the second quarter was 10-3 Falcons, the Falcons would win 23-20 and would have the game simmed to a win for them. USER ACTIVITY We don't expect your life to revolve around a Madden league. However, we do expect you to be active and check in on Discord once a day or so and keep your notifications on in case your opponent or the league need to reach you. You can set times in Discord where your notifications are snoozed in the settings.