1. Terms Of Website Use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website, www.geem.ae (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing and/or registering to use our site. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. These terms of use form the entire understanding between us. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

2. Other applicable terms

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site and are incorporated into these terms of use:

  • Our Privacy and Cookies Policy [HERE], which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. It also sets out information about the cookies on our site.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy [HERE], which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Use of Site by Children Policy [HERE], which sets out our approach to children’s use of our site.

3. Information about us

www.geem./ae is a website operated by GEEM FZ LLE(“We”). We are registered in Fujairah Free Zone, under company number 10685/2017 and our registered office at Fujairah Creative Tower, PO Box 4422, Fujairah. To contact us, please visit our contact us section.

4. Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

5. Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time.

6. Services requiring payment of a fee

Our site is generally made available free of charge (except for the Subscription Services). We may sometimes charge a fee for certain services and/or promotional events. If the service you use incurs a fee, you will be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed prior to you incurring any fee. Our fees are quoted in Pounds Sterling and we may change them from time to time. We will notify you of changes to our fees by posting such changes on our site.

7. Accessing our site

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.

8. Your account and password

To use certain parts of our site, you must submit a completed registration form to us. We may refuse your application for registration at our discretion. If we accept your application for registration we will confirm this by providing you with a username and password. We have the right to disable any username or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use (or, acting reasonably, we otherwise have good cause to terminate membership). You undertake that all information provided by you for the purpose of registering with us is accurate and complete. Each registration is for a single user only. You may not share your username or password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network and nor may another user use your account on your behalf. Your account is for your own personal and non-commercial use. You accept sole responsibility for all use of and for keeping secret your username and password. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your username or password, you must promptly notify us

9. No reliance on information

The content on our site (including that provided by third parties), is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

10. User generated content

We accept no liability for any content supplied by any user for display on our site (“User Generated Content”) and the limitations in section 14 below (Limitation of our Liability) apply. You are able to contribute to our site and whilst we encourage you to contribute User Generated Content to our site you agree that when doing so, you will:

  • comply with these terms of use (including, without limitation, the Acceptable Use Policy);
  • only upload or submit User Generated Content to our site which either you own or which you have the permission of the owner of that material to submit and you must not submit any User Generated Content the intellectual property or other proprietary rights in which are owned by any third party; and
  • not submit any User Generated Content which is prohibited by the Data Protection Act 1998 or any other applicable data protection or privacy legislation. If you submit User Generated Content for display on our site you are responsible for ensuring that such User Generated Content is and remains accurate, complete and up to date and that it complies with these terms of use. You warrant that you have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that (i) any User Generated Content that you upload or otherwise submit to our site is free from viruses and anything else which may have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of our site or any other technology and (ii) that it complies with these terms of use. We are not obliged to monitor the User Generated Content submitted to our site whether by you or any other user of our site. However, we reserve the right (without limiting our rights to seek other remedies) at any time to remove without notice any User Generated Content or any other content, information or material placed on our site that we consider to be in breach of these terms and of use, to constitute a misuse of our site or which may otherwise be harmful to other users of the site. You will indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising (including without limitation, economic loss) suffered by us arising out of your failure to observe any of the terms relating to User Generated Content.

11. Intellectual property rights

Other than any User Generated Content that you submit to our site, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the content, together with the site design, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, belongs to us. All rights are reserved. None of this content may be reproduced or redistributed without our written permission. You may view, download and print any content made available to you through our site provided that such content:

  • may only be used for your own personal and non-commercial purposes and shall not be reproduced or included in any other work or publication in any medium or otherwise be distributed or sold to any third party;
  • may not be modified or altered in any way; and
  • you must not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained therein. These terms of use are not intended to prevent you recording in manual form any individual item of content, or disclosing any individual item of content, free of charge, to friends or relations for non-commercial purposes provided that you take all reasonable steps to ensure that any person to whom you may disclose that content complies with these terms of use. You shall retain ownership of all copyright in User Generated Content that you submit to our site. When you submit User Generated Content to our site you automatically grant us a world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-terminable licence (including the right to sub-licence to third parties) to use, communicate to the public, copy, distribute, publish, play, perform and make adaptations or derivative works of such User Generated Content in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever including, without limitation any commercial or advertising purpose. You acknowledge that any User Generated Content you submit to any public section of our site will be available to other users of our site. You agree that any other user of our site shall be entitled to use your User Generated Content in accordance with these terms of use and that we shall not be liable for any other use made of Your User Generated Content by any third party.

13. Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

14. Limitation of our Liability

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it. Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

15. Applicable law

These terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by the DIFC Courts.

The following policy relates to our membership policy. The terms of membership on which you may subscribe to, and benefit from, the membership services, as detailed HERE of www.geem.ae Upon becoming a subscriber to our membership services, you will automatically become a member of our site (member) and have access to services and benefits over and above those available to the general public on our website. Before subscribing to the membership services, please ensure that you have read and carefully understood the membership terms as these will apply to your use of your membership. Becoming a member will automatically assume your acceptance of the membership terms and your compliance with them. If you do not agree with any of the membership terms, you should not use the membership service. The membership terms incorporate our site’s terms of use (and other applicable terms incorporated therein), which are available below. In the event of any conflict between the membership terms and our site’s terms of use in regard to a member’s use of the membership services, the membership terms shall prevail.

A) Membership Eligibility

The following are the eligibility requirements for membership:

  • Members must be at least fourteen (14) years old
  • Members must pay the subscription fee (as detailed in section B ‘Subscription fee’ below)

GEEM has the right to refuse your application at our discretion. Once your application has been accepted, we will confirm this by allowing you to access the website with your username and password. All users must ensure that all information provided by you; for the purpose of registration, is accurate and complete

B) Subscription fee

In order to benefit from membership services, a member must make a payment, which is a paid fixed rate (which could vary from time to time) giving unlimited access to the membership services, as required, for a specified period that can be:

  • for a period of 3 months for a fee of $18.99; or
  • for a year, for a fee of $55 per year,

both options will automatically renew after the purchased period where the subscription has been purchased using a bank card or any other method of payment listed on our website and allowing continuing debits to be made (subscription fee). Members can pay the subscription fee through our secure payment portal from one of the options listed. The prices and terms of payment are displayed at all times on our website, including at the point where you choose to pay your subscription fee. Once the payment has been made, your membership will be activated.

C) Distance selling regulations

Following a successful application for membership, and subject always to not having downloaded any digital content or otherwise used our membership services, members shall have the right to cancel their membership at any time within the period:

  • beginning upon the provision of a username and password; and
  • ending at the end of 14 days after the day on which a member is provided with a username and password.

In order to exercise this right of cancellation, members must inform us of their decision to cancel (no reason is required). Members may inform us by means of any clear statement setting out their decision. Members should email info@geem.ae outlining their request to cancel their membership services. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for members to send their communication concerning their exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired. If a member exercises this right of cancellation, they will receive a full refund of the amount paid to us. We will refund money within 14 days using the same method used to make the payment, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. In any case, members will not incur any fees as a result of the refund. Termination of membership shall otherwise be dealt with in accordance with section F (Termination of membership).

D) Use of membership services

Each membership is exclusively for single use only. You may not share your username or password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network. You may only use the membership services for personal, non-commercial use. You are solely responsible for the acts or omissions of any third parties who use your membership, whether fraudulent or not. You agree to indemnify us against any claims arising out of unauthorised use of the membership services and/or your username and password. For the avoidance of all doubt; we shall not be liable if your username and password is used by someone else. We have the right to disable any username or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the membership terms. If you feel or suspect that there has been a breach (of any kind) of your membership and/or username and password then you must immediately notify us. Furthermore; you should also amend your password.

E) Automatic renewal of membership

A member can contact the site at any time to cancel their membership. The cancellation will take effect in accordance with section F (Termination of membership) below. Unless a member notifies us of their wish to terminate their membership at least 7 days before the current expiration date, then the said membership will be automatically renewed and the subscription fee charged accordingly. The renewal shall be performed in accordance with the manner of payment originally chosen by a member, at the price rate of the membership to which the member originally subscribed (which may vary from time to time). For the avoidance of all doubt members can avoid having their membership automatically renewed if they contact us at least 7 days before their membership expiration date to terminate their membership. F) Termination of membership A member may at any time end their membership by requesting the cessation of membership services. Such request shall be deemed effective from the first working day after receipt by us of the request. Such a request will not trigger reimbursement of, if appropriate, any time remaining on the membership. Termination of a membership, by a member, shall be effective on the applicable membership’s expiration date provided the member has contacted us at least 7 days before their membership expiration date in order to terminate the membership. Without prejudice to the other provisions hereof, where a member commits a material breach of these membership terms (or, acting reasonably, we have good cause to terminate membership), we may terminate the member’s account without prior notification or warning. Such termination shall have the same effects as a termination by the member (as set out in the two paragraphs above) and shall take effect without prejudice to any other remedies available to us against a member. Members will be informed by email of the termination, or the confirmation of the termination, of their membership.

G) Functionality

GEEM cannot be held responsible for the non-functioning, unavailability or adverse conditions of membership services resulting from incorrect hardware, problems experienced by a member’s internet service provider or blockages on the Internet networks or for all other reasons outside our reasonable control. Under the membership terms, we do not guarantee that the membership services shall function without interruption or error. In particular, the use of our site and the membership services may be interrupted at any time for the purposes of maintenance, updates or technical improvements, or to develop its content and/or presentation. Whenever possible, we shall inform members prior to maintenance work or updates.

H) Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. GEEM will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

GEEM will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it. Our entire liability under or in connection with the membership services whether for negligence, breach of contract, misrepresentation or otherwise, is limited, in respect of each event or series of connected events, to the greater of: (a) $1000; and (b) the total subscription fee paid by you to us in the 12 month period prior to the first event leading to the claim. Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

I) Entire Agreement

The membership terms and the other applicable terms to which the membership terms refer constitute a contract that governs our relationship. They cancel and replace any conditions that may have been agreed to in the past, even if not directly withdrawn or amended, and constitute the entirety of the parties’ rights and obligations. If any of the provisions of the membership terms is declared void in application of a law, a regulation, or a final decision of a court having proper jurisdiction, all other provisions shall remain fully in effect.

J) Amendments

We may revise these membership terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. We may amend or vary the nature and/or scope of the membership services at any time using this page. Please check the description of the membership services from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

 

By using the GEEM website {www.geem.ae} you automatically accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use Prohibited uses You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (as detailed below).
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of our site;
  • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of our site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation messaging services (interactive services). We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any such interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not. Content standards These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole. Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material or be pornographic.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Amount to bullying or internet trolling.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Seek to exploit or mislead any other person particularly those under the age of 18.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • Be used for commercial purposes.

Suspension and termination We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate. Changes to the acceptable use policy We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

This rulebook outlines the rules that should at all times be followed when participating in any GEEM competition or tournament, as well as any competition or tournament run by GEEM, on behalf of another company or sponsor. Failure to adhere to these rules may be penalised as outlined. GEEM administrators’ decisions are final where they are taken to preserve fair play and sportsmanship, regardless of whether they are specifically supported or detailed in this rulebook. We reserve the right to extend, change, exchange or delete these rules if necessary. We undertake to ensure that the competition is enjoyable, fair, fun and exciting for everyone involved.

1. Validity of Rules

This is the only rulebook which is valid for any competition or tournament run by GEEM [GEEM FZ LEE] (hereinafter “GEEM”), its participants (for the purpose of this rulebook hereinafter “Team(s)”) and all matches played within the scope of the competition or tournament. By their participation, the team and its players (hereinafter “Player(s)”) state that they understand and accept all rules specified in this rulebook. All disputes arising out of, relating to, or in connection with this rulebook, its validity, enforcement, or the breach thereof, shall be finally settled in accordance with the esport Integrity Coalition (ESIC) Code of Conduct, Anti-Corruption Code and Anti-Doping policy (or any such person appointed by ESIC to resolve such disputes), dependent on the nature of the dispute/s. For the purpose of enforcement, the ruling rendered by the Integrity Commissioner or ESIC Disciplinary Panel may be made an order of court by any court having jurisdiction thereof in the jurisdiction where the breach of the Code or Policy occurred or where the Team or Player are based.

2. Definitions

A3D: A technology developed by Aureal Semiconductor, or any similiar technology, which uses head-related transfer functions (HRTF), which the human ear interprets as special cues indicating the location of a particular sound source. This technology could unfairly give away the position of an opposition player. ESIC: esport Integrity Coalition – a coalition of stakeholders in esports, whose objective is the regulation of the esports community in order to foster integrity in esports – www.esportsintegrity.com . Game: A software title played electronically by players in an esports context. In-game: Anything that takes place in the game being played. Match: A match of any Game in which two or more players or teams compete against each other. GEEM: Any reference to GEEM in these rules and regulations will refer to GEEM [GEEM FZ LEE]], and will include all directors, employees, contractors and sponsors. MGO: A multi-gaming Organisation that may have different teams playing different games. Participants: For the purposes of this rulebook, a “Participant” is any player who is a registered user or account holder of any game published by or offered for play or streamed by GEEM and who plays or has played against another player in a GEEM-run match or tournament. “Participant” has a wider definition in the ESIC Anti-Corruption Code and covers team support personnel. Penalty Points: Penalty points are given for an infringement of the rules within a league, competition or tournament. Penalty points may either be small for minor infringements, or larger for more serious infringements, and which penalty points will be given at the sole discretion of the league administration. Ringing: Playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging or directing someone else to play under another player’s account. Rules and Regulations: The rules and regulations subject to which a game is played as determined by the game’s publisher as incorporated into the standard software running that game and/or the rules and regulations under which a player or team agrees to when playing in an event and/or rules and regulations of participation as set out by GEEM (whether explicitly agreed to by the Player and/or Team or not). Smurfing: Entering a gaming server under a nickname, alias or account other than the account registered for the tournament. Team: A group of players participating together in a match, league, competition, tournament or event and including, for the purposes of team rankings, standings, winnings and sanctions, their team manager team coach, and any associated personnel. Terms and Conditions: The terms and conditions that a participant agrees to when joining any service provided by GEEM that allows that participant to play in a game or match and/or the terms and conditions of employment or engagement of a participant with GEEM. Time Zone: A region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. The GEEM website (www.GEEM.ae) will display the times of matches according to the time-zone assigned to them from their Geo-IP location. Tournament: A series of contests (matches) between a number of teams who compete for an overall prize. Tournament administration: Representatives of GEEM with the authority and responsibility of running, arranging and planning GEEM Leagues, Competitions, Matches and Tournaments. Tournament officials: Representatives of GEEM who have responsibilities and authority over each match, investigating any issues, disputes or queries. Tournament Officials include, but are not limited to, admins and referees. Tournament officials may seek the expertise of the Tournament administration in complex cases.

3. General

3.1 Rule Changes

The GEEM tournament administration reserves the right to amend, remove, or otherwise change the rules outlined in this rulebook, without notice. The tournament administration also reserves the right to make judgment on cases that are not specifically supported or detailed in this rulebook, to preserve fair play and sportsmanship. The most up-to-date rulebook will be available in PDF on the GEEM website at all times.

3.2 Confidentiality

The content of disputes, protests, support tickets, discussions or any other correspondence with tournament officials and administrators are deemed strictly confidential. The publication of such material is prohibited. Upon conclusion of an investigation, the dispute and the outcome of the investigation will be made public on the GEEM website and, where a breach of any ESIC Code or Policy has occurred, on the ESIC Website.

3.3 ESIC

GEEM is a Member of ESIC, the esports Integrity Coalition. This means that the ESIC Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Anti-Corruption Code and Anti-Doping Policy apply to all GEEM matches, leagues, competitions and tournaments. It is the responsibility of each player to familiarise themselves with ESIC’s Integrity Programme. These are available on their website, at

3.4 Publisher or ESIC Bans

The GEEM tournament administration reserves the right to refuse players who have standing bans from the game publisher to take part in the tournament. ESIC bans will be honoured and translated into GEEM bans.

3.5 Third Party Agreements

The GEEM tournament administration is not responsible for any third party agreements, nor do they agree to enforce any such agreements made between individual players or teams and any third parties. Any agreements that are made between individual players or teams must not contradict the GEEM rulebook.

3.6 Match Broadcasting

3.6.1 Rights

All broadcasting rights of any GEEM matches, leagues, competitions or tournaments are owned by GEEM. This includes but is not limited to: Video streams, TV broadcasts, GoTV, shout-cast streams, replays, demos or live score bots.

3.6.1.1 Consent to use Rights

GEEM has the right to grant a license for the broadcast of one or multiple matches, competitions, leagues or tournaments to a third party or the teams themselves. In such cases the broadcasts must have been arranged with GEEM before the start of the match, and any consent to broadcast one or multiple matches, competitions, leagues or tournaments must be given by GEEM in writing.

3.6.2 Responsibility of Teams

Teams consent to have all matches broadcast by GEEM if such match forms part of a GEEM Tournament. Teams cannot refuse to have their matches broadcast by GEEM-authorised broadcasts, nor can they choose in what manner the match will be broadcast. The broadcast can only be rejected by GEEM, and GEEM has the sole discretion in selecting which manner or platform the matches are to be broadcast in, if at all. There will be no obligation by GEEM to broadcast the matches for whatsoever reason. The Teams agree to make sufficient accommodation so that broadcasting of matches can take place.

3.7 Communication

3.7.1 Email

Email is the primary communication method to be used between participants and GEEM. GEEM will use the email that has been registered in the user’s profile on the GEEM website, and therefore this email address should always be kept updated and checked regularly so that no important announcements are missed.

3.8 Age limits

All teams hereby warrant that they have obtained the necessary consent of the parents or guardian of any minor participating in their team, and that they indemnify GEEM from any damage suffered as a consequence of not having such consent. The teams will provide GEEM with the necessary confirmation, in writing, that consent has been provided by a minor’s parent or guardian.

3.8 Conditions of Participation

The following conditions must be met in order to participate in any matches, competitions and/or tournaments.

3.8.1 Nationality, Residence and Number of Players in a Team

The Team roster can hold an unlimited amount of Players from any country or nationality.

3.8.2 Player Identification and registration

No sponsor tags are allowed in the nickname field when registering on the GEEM website. GEEM reserves the right to edit nicknames and or URL aliases, if they fail to comply with the following requirements: Nicknames are forbidden if they:

  • are protected by third-party rights and the user has no written permission
  • if they are identical to, or resemble a brand or trademark, regardless of whether it has been registered or not
  • if they are identical to, or resemble a real person other than the player themselves
  • use names of GEEM products or services without express written permission
  • if they are identical to, or resemble names or nicknames of GEEM employees or contractors

In addition to the above, any nicknames/team names/aliases that are purely commercial (e.g. product names), defamatory, pejorative, prejudiced, offensive, vulgar, obscene, racist, inciting hatred, or offensive are forbidden. Using alternative spelling, gibberish or incorrect spelling in order to avoid the requirements mentioned above is forbidden.

3.8.3 Photo

Where a player photo is required, it must show the face and shoulders of the player only.

3.8.4 Country

A players country must be set to their country of residence. Deliberately faking the country of residence my result in a tournament ban.

3.8.5 Nationality

A players nationality must be set to their nationality that is proven by a current passport. Deliberately faking nationality may result in a tournament ban.

3.8.6 Game Accounts

Every player must have their game account entered in their GEEM player profile.

3.8.7 Team Names

The tournament team name may hold one (1) sponsor name, but no product description is allowed. No extensions to the team name will be allowed.

3.9 Multiple Contracts

No player in the tournament will have a contract or agreement with more than one (1) tournament teams. If such a contract or agreement is found to be in existence, GEEM reserves the right to ban the player from playing any more matches until the situation has been resolved. If the situation cannot be resolved, GEEM has the right to remove the player or team(s) in question. All teams participating in any GEEM tournament will ensure that their players are not registered with any other teams.

3.10 Prize Money

All prize money will be paid out within 04 days after the completion of the tournament. If a team has not provided the proper payment information and makes no effort to remedy this situation, the prize money will not be paid out to the team until this is rectified.

3.10.1 Prize Money Distribution

Prize money will be payable to the team by way of EFT, and into the bank account provided to GEEM by the team prior to the commencement of the tournament. GEEM will not make payment directly to any player under any circumstances. It will be the sole responsibility of the team to pay players, managers or associated personnel. All teams, players, managers and associated personnel indemnify and hold harmless GEEM from any claims instituted by any player, manager or associated personnel of any team who institutes any legal action against GEEM as a result of non-payment.

3.10.2 Withdrawal of Prize Money

For as long as the prize money for the tournament has not been paid out, the tournament administration reserve the right to deduct the relevant penalties if any infringement of the provisions set out in this rulebook has been discovered.

3.10.3 Transfer of Prize Money

The prize money will be sent as an EFT payment to the designated bank account of the recipient. Failure to provide sufficient information for the payments to be complete will result in payments not being made. If a team has not provided the required information to enable GEEM to pay out their winnings within one year of the initial payment date the prizes will be forfeited.

3.10.4 Withholding of prize money

In the event that any dispute arises prior to payment of the prize money to any or all of the teams, GEEM reserves the right to withhold payment of prize money to any and all participants until such dispute is resolved.

3.11 Replacements

If a team is unable to continue competing in the tournament, for whatever reason, and is removed or leaves before the replacement deadline, a replacement will be called up. Replacement teams will be considered and contacted to ask whether or not they want to participate.

3.11.1 Replacement Deadline

Replacements will only be entered into the tournament before the beginning of the tournament. If by then no replacement could be found, the tournament may start with one less participant.

3.12 Penalties and consequences for leaving the Tournament

3.12.1 Leaving during any stage

If a team leaves or is disqualified from the tournament during an ongoing stage, the team forfeits their place in the tournament.

3.12.2 Deletion of Matches

Matches involving teams that have left the tournament or have been disqualified before it ended will be deleted. In playoff brackets, the most recent or the next upcoming match and/or all subsequent matches (depending on the situation) of the team will be considered a default win for their opponents.

3.12.3 Ban for Players

If a team is disqualified from the tournament, all its players are considered banned until the end of the tournament.

3.13 Match Start

3.13.1 Punctuality

Tournament matches should start promptly as stated on the GEEM website, and any changes in the starting time of a match must be authorised by the tournament administration. All teams and players in a match should be ready to start no less than 15 minutes before the match is to start, but preferably 30 minutes before the match starts.

3.13.2 Request a new game server

Teams must report game server issues no later than ten (10) minutes before the scheduled start time of the match. Failure to do so will forfeit a team’s right to request a game server change. This remains at the tournament administration’s discretion.

3.14 Delaying the Match

Match starts are absolute unless changes have been confirmed by the tournament administration.

3.15.1 No show

If a team is not ready to play 15 minutes after the official match starting time, the team will be considered as no show and will receive a default loss.

3.15.1.1 Disqualification due to no shows

Once a team receives two default losses during the tournament, the team will be disqualified from the tournament.

3.17 Match Protests

3.17.1 Definition

A protest is for issues that affect the outcome of a match, and a protest may be submitted during a match. A protest is the official communication between the teams and the tournament administration.

3.17.2 Match Protest Rules
3.17.2.1 Deadline for Match Protests

Any team that lodges a protest will be required to do so within the following time period: – The beginning of the next match for either of the two teams (a minimum of 10 minutes have to be kept between two matches by all teams)

3.17.2.2 Contents of a Match Protest

The protest must contain detailed information setting out the reason for the protest, including the nature of the discrepancy, how it came to be and when it was discovered. A protest may be declined if the protesting party has provided incomplete documentation. It will be in the sole discretion of GEEM to consider a protest and any unfounded accusations will be dismissed outright.

3.17.2.3 Behaviour in Match Protests

Insults and flaming are strictly prohibited in a protest, and may result in penalty points or a protest being ruled against the insulting party.

4. Infringements and Sanctions

All teams and players will at all times display good sportsmanship and act in the spirit of the game. Breaches of these rules will be punished with one to six minor penalties, which penalties will be handed out at the sole discretion of the tournament administration. However, the tournament administration may assign penalties for types of unsportsmanlike behaviour (e.g. harassment) that may not be explicitly listed.

4.2 Insults

All insults occurring in connection with the tournament will attract penalties or further action. This not only applies to insults during a match but also on the GEEM website and social media platforms (forums, match comments, player guest books, support and protests, etc.), or any other platform available to the public. Severe cases of abuse with radical statements or the threat of physical violence can result in significantly heavier penalties including the possibility of the player being disqualified from the tournament. Racial or Religious discrimination will NOT be tolerated and users to be found doing so, will face bans from the website.

4.3 Spamming

The excessive posting of senseless, harassing or offensive messages is regarded as spamming. Spamming on the GEEM website or on GEEM social media platforms (forums, match comments, player guest books, support and protests, etc.) will attract penalties depending on the nature and severity.

4.4 Misconduct

Attempts to mislead tournament administers or other players using false information or any other deceit will be withdrawn from the tournament. Should this happen on more than one occasion, they will face a ban from further events.

4.5 Ringer/Faker

Any players involved in ringing or faking will be disqualified from the tournament.

4.6 Smurfing

Any player who registers or plays a game, competition or tournament under a smurf, will be disqualified from the tournament.

4.7 Cheating

In the event that cheating is uncovered, and at the sole discretion of the GEEM, the team will be disqualified from the tournament and the player will be banned from all GEEM competitions for at least two years and the matter will be referred to ESIC as a breach of the Code of Conduct which may result in additional sanctions.

4.8 Betting or gambling

No players, team managers, team coaches, staff or management of organizations may be involved in betting or gambling, associate with betters or gamblers, or provide anyone with any information that may assist betting or gambling, either directly or indirectly, for any matches or any tournament in general. In addition you should note that betting on any match played anywhere in your game (eg CS:GO if you’re a CS:GO player) is an offense under the ESIC Anti-Corruption Code. All participants in GEEM matches should avoid betting on their game at all times, not just during GEEM tournaments.

5. Penalty Points

5.1 Minor Penalty Points

Minor penalty points are given for minor incidents or infringements, such as neglecting to upload required match media, providing insufficient match statements, providing insufficient information on a team account or other related material, etc. Every minor penalty point deducts either 1 point from win points gained, or 1% (one percent) of the overall prize money received by the team for the tournament, depending on whether the penalty is incurred during the online qualifiers or at the offline LAN finals.

5.2 Major Penalty Points

Major penalty points are given for major incidents or infringements, such as deliberately deceiving tournament officials, failing to show up for matches, repeated infringements of rules, etc. Every major penalty point deducts either 3 points from win points gained, or 10% (ten percent) of the overall prize money received by the team for the tournament, depending on whether the penalty is incurred during the online qualifiers or at the offline LAN finals.

5.3 Assigned Penalty Points

Minor and major penalty points are not mutually exclusive and may be given as seen fit by the tournament officials.

5.4 Tournament Bans and Penalty Points outside GEEM Tournaments

Tournament bans and penalty points awarded in any other tournament do not apply towards the GEEM tournament except when the punishment has been awarded for cheating or doping, or as provided for in these rules or is a breach of any aspect of the ESIC Programme, where we will honour any ESIC sanction. Other misdemeanours like ringing/faking, insults and unsportsmanlike behaviour can also be punished, depending on the severity of the misdemeanour.

6. Copyright

The participating teams acknowledge that any and all Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights used, created or embodied in connection with the Tournament will remain the exclusive property of GEEM and/or its sponsors. All GEEM graphics, logos, designs, page headers, icons, scripts and names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of GEEM, may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any material produced as a result of this tournament or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of GEEM. The participating teams warrant that the material produced and broadcasting respect of the Tournament does not infringe upon the, or violate any intellectual Property Rights or Copyrights of any third party. Ownership of all Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights in any material produced by GEEM in respect of the Tournament shall vest solely and exclusively in GEEM.

7. General

The participating teams warrant that they are allowed to participate in the Tournament without any restriction. Furthermore, the teams warrant that GEEM will not be infringing on the rights of any party when broadcasting the teams during the Tournament. By accepting the invitation to participate in the tournament, teams and players agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GEEM, its directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses (including but not limited to legal fees) arising from: (i) the teams breach of any of the terms contained herein; (ii) the teams breach of any third party rights, including without limitation any copyright, intellectual property, or privacy right; (iii) your breach of any laws and regulation in creating, posting and/or subsequently amending your submissions; or (iii) any claim that any one of the teams submissions caused damage to a third party. This indemnity shall have no limit in time. If any court of competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these rules are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the rule will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining rules, which will continue to be valid. GEEM, its directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from a participant’s participation in this Tournament or for any loss or damage, howsoever arising.

8. Contact

Teams and players can contact the tournament administration via email. support@GEEM.com

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