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Elite Series Sweden Tournament Official Rules

Please read these official rules (these “Official Rules”) before entering the Elite Series Sweden Tournament (the “Tournament”). No purchase is necessary to enter the Tournament.

1. Eligibility:

a. You may participate in the Tournament if you are a natural person who is a legal resident of one of the following countries: United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, The People’s Republic Of China, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam, or Venezuela.

b. To participate in the Tournament, you must be at least the age of majority in your country of residence as of December 1, 2017 – or – if you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but at least 16 years old as of December 1, 2017, you must have your parent or legal guardian read and accept these Official Rules and sign any additional required documentation on your behalf, for example waivers or tax forms;

c. To participate in the Tournament, you must be registered to attend the DreamHack Winter 2017 convention in Jonkoping, Sweden (the “Event”) on or before December 1, 2017 and be at the Event.

d. Employees of Daybreak Game Company LLC, DreamHack AB, its and their parent or subsidiary companies, or any other company involved in the design, implementation, or promotion of the Tournament, as well as the spouses, children, parents, grandparents, and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to play in the Tournament. The Tournament is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

2. Sponsor:

The Tournament is sponsored by Daybreak Game Company LLC, 15051 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 (the “Sponsor”).

3. Agreement to Rules:

By participating in the Tournament, you warrant that you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules, as well as the H1Z1: King of the Kill Online End-User License Agreement, the Daybreak Terms of Service, and the Tournament Policies, each of which are incorporated herein by reference. You further warrant that you will accept the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein and carefully reading all of the provisions of, agreeing to, and signing an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release.

4. Qualification/Entry Instructions:

The Tournament is divided into two competition divisions playing the Sponsor game, H1Z1: King of the Kill (“Game”), the Solo and Team Tournaments. Each division has its own entry and qualification process.

a. Solos– The Solo Tournament will be up to sixty (60) people playing three (3) Game matches of H1Z1: King of the Kill and shall take place on December 2, 2017 at the Event. Each Solo Tournament contestant must enter as an individual and shall: (a) have registered to attend the Event as of December 1, 2017; (b) meet the eligibility requirements for entrance stated in Section 1 above; and (c) meet the other rules and requirements set forth by Sponsor. The two ways to enter as a Solo Tournament contestant are:

Invited Contestants (20) - For the Solo Tournament division, Sponsor shall invite twenty (20) contestants to participate. Sponsor will contact all invited contestants. Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to select alternate contestants to participate in the Tournament in case an invited contestant is unable and/or unwilling to participate.

Qualified (40) and Alternate Contestants – Forty (40) contestants shall be chosen to participate in the Solo Tournament based on performance in the on-site Solo Qualifiers at the Event. Eligible DreamHack attendees must pre-register their interest in participating by sending in an email application with player information here. Solo Qualifier applicants shall be invited to participate in the on-site Solo Qualifiers based on general e-sports standing for the Game (e.g. leaderboard position, Game statistics, etc.). Sponsor shall select players for the Solo Qualifiers on or around October 24, 2017. Each Solo Qualifier participant must check-in at the Daybreak booth the morning of December 1, 2017 for the Solo Qualifying matches. Sponsor will also accept standby walk-in entrants at the booth on a first-come first-served basis to fill any open seats in the Solo Qualifying matches.

The Solo Qualifiers shall be comprised of two (2) groups of sixty (60) people each (Group A and Group B). Each group will play two (2) Game matches. Each Game match is scored in accordance to the current solo Game scoring. Points from each Game match are totaled and the players’ overall standing is based on the total score of both matches. A total of forty from the Solo Qualifiers, the top twenty (20) from Group A and the top twenty (20) from Group B, shall be offered seats in the Solo Tournament. If there are empty seats in the Solo Tournament, the players below the top twenty (20) may be offered a seat in the Solo Tournament in order of total points earned in the Solo Qualifiers, provided they are then-present for the Solo Tournament check-in and ready, willing, and able to participate.

If there is a tie based on point totals, it shall be broken in the following manner and order: 1. The person with more kills in total from both matches, 2. The person with more kills in the first match, 3. The person who made the earlier kill in the second match.

All participants in the Solo Qualifiers must meet all eligibility requirements.

b. Teams - The Teams Tournament will be up to twelve (12) 5-person teams playing three (3) Game matches of H1Z1: King of the Kill and shall take place on December 3, 2017. Each Teams Tournament contestant must enter as an individual and shall: (a) have registered to attend the Event as of December 3, 2017; (b) meet the eligibility requirements for entrance stated in Section 1 above; and (c) meet the other rules and requirements set forth by Sponsor. Additionally, Team owners may be required to sign a release in order for their team to be able to participate. The two ways to enter as a Team Tournament contestant are:

Invited Teams (5 teams) - For the Teams division, Sponsor shall invite five (5) teams of contestants to participate. Sponsor will contact all invited contestants. Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to select alternate contestants to participate in the Tournament in case an invited contestant is unable and/or unwilling to participate.

Qualified (7 teams) and Alternate Team Contestants – Teams interested in participating in on-site Team Qualifiers must pre-register by sending in an email application with team information here. Team applicants shall be invited to participate in the on-site Team Qualifiers based on general team e-sports standing for the Game (e.g. leaderboard position, Game statistics, etc.). Sponsor shall select teams for the Team Qualifiers on or around October 24, 2017. Based on the number of teams interested in participating, the Team Qualifiers shall be organized according to the formats listed in the Tournament Policies. From the Team Qualifiers, seven (7) teams shall advance to the Teams Tournament.

If there are empty team seats in the Teams Tournament, the next-ranking teams below the top seven (7) may be offered a seat in the Teams Tournament, provided they are then-present for the Teams Tournament check-in and ready, willing, and able to participate.

If there is a tie based on point totals, it shall be broken in the following manner and order: 1. The team with more kills in total from Qualifier matches, 2. The team with more kills in the first match, 3. The team who made the earlier kill in the second match. All participants in the Team Qualifiers must meet all eligibility requirements.

5. Competing in the Tournament:

a. Check-In Tournament – – In order to participate in the Tournament, each confirmed participant must report to the Sponsor booth by 10AM on December 3, 2017 for the Solo Tournament and 2:00PM on December 3, 2017 for the Teams Tournament. Before the Tournament begins, the Tournament Official will review the rules of the Tournament with the participants, allow time for setting up equipment, and any other set-up instructions. In addition to complying with these Official Rules for the Tournament, participants will be required to comply with the Tournament Official’s instructions and decisions throughout the Tournament. Participants understand, acknowledge and agree that by participating they are pitting their skills in a H1Z1 match against those of others. Participants understand, acknowledge and agree that the Game matches are determined by the skill of the participants and that luck or chance plays a negligible role in the outcome of the event.

b. Tournament – The Solo Tournament will run approximately from 11:30AM to 1:30PM on December 3, 2017. The Teams Tournament will run from 3PM until 6PM on December 3, 2017. The Solo Tournament will consist of three (3) separate H1Z1 matches of approximately 60 people. The Teams Tournament will consist of three (3) separate H1Z1 matches of approximately twelve (12) teams of five people each.  In each Tournament, each Game match is scored in accordance with the current Game scoring. Points from each Game are totaled and the players’ or teams’ overall performance is based on the total score of all matches. The total scores shall determine the winner(s) of the Tournament and prizes will be awarded according to the prizing section below. The Tournament Official’s determinations and decisions regarding the gameplay in each match shall be binding and final.

c. Judging Criteria - The winners in each Tournament are determined by the team or player with the most total points after three (3) rounds of play. Each Game match is scored in accordance to the current Game scoring. All prize winners will be announced on the Game website. If there is a tie based on point totals, it shall be broken in the following manner and order for the Solo contestant or the Team, as applicable: 1. more kills in total from the Tournament matches, 2. more kills in the first Tournament match, 3. more kills in the second Tournament match, 4. the earlier kill in the third Tournament match.

6. Tournament Check-In Times:

December 1st

Solo Qualifiers/Practice Group A: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Solo Qualifiers/Practice Group B: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

December 2nd

Team Qualifiers/Practice Group A: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Team Qualifiers/Practice Group B: 4:00PM – 5:00PM

December 3rd

Solo Finals Check-In/Practice: 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Team Finals Check-In/Practice: 2:00PM – 3:00PM

7. PRIZES:

Solo: $100,000 total prize pool

PlacePrize
1st $30,000
2nd $17,000
3rd $13,000
4th $9,000
5th $7,000
6th $5,000
7th - 8th $3,000
9th - 10th $2,000
Most Kills $3,000 per match

Team: $150,000 total prize pool

PlacePrize
1st $50,000
2nd $35,000
3rd $21,000
4th $17,000
5th $12,000
Most Kills $5,000 per match
  • The kill bounty will be paid out to the TEAM with the most kills for each of the final game matches.

Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. No other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value in the event that a prize is unavailable as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Taxes, including VAT taxes, and all other expenses and costs not expressly listed above are the winner’s responsibility. Each winner will be required to carefully read all of the provisions of, agree to and sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, and in some cases, will be required to fill out an IRS form W-8 or W-9, to be eligible to win a prize. For Team Tournament prizes, where applicable, individual participants agree that Sponsor may make one total prize payment to the eSports Team on behalf of the Team’s participants when Sponsor has been provided proof of consent to such prize payment arrangement, otherwise all prizes are paid on an individual basis. Failure to sign the affidavit and release or to fill out the tax forms will result in forfeiture of the prize.

8. Privacy:

All information submitted as part of the Tournament will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

9. Publicity:

Except where prohibited, participation in the Tournament constitutes each participant’s and each team owner’s consent to the Sponsor using the participant’s name, likeness, biographical information, the team’s name and logo, and the city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. By participating, each participant and contestant hereby perpetually and forever grants and releases to the Sponsor all rights of publicity (at common law and as set forth in California Civil Code Section 3344 or any other applicable law similar in name) and copyright rights in the participant’s name, voice, likeness, photograph, persona, signature, image, logo, and performance (“PERSONA”) for use in connection with the advertising, promotion, publicity, or other public use desired by Sponsor in any medium or transmission method and Sponsor may license or sublicense such rights to any person or entity as Sponsor desires.

10. General Conditions:

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Tournament is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, computer, software, network error, technical problems or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control which affect the administration, security, or integrity of the Tournament, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend or modify the Tournament or these Official Rules to address the impairment and then, if practicable, resume the Tournament in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or cancel or terminate the Tournament without awarding any prizes if Sponsor determines in good faith that the Tournament cannot be continued due to circumstances that are out of its control. Tournament participants must play the game to the best of their ability at all times. Cheating will not be tolerated. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Tournament or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament may violate applicable law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Release and Limitations of Liability:

By participating in the Tournament, Contestant waives any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to his/her participation in any form in the Tournament beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based. By participating in the Tournament, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, demands, losses, damages, suits, debts, promises, liabilities, obligations, liens, costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees, indemnities, subrogations, duties or cause of action (whether known or unknown or accrued nor not yet accrued, anticipated or unanticipated) arising out of participation in the Tournament, any publicity flowing from the Tournament, any dispute regarding the outcome of the Tournament, any decisions of the Tournament Official, any disputes between entrants or participants, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to of the following: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Tournament; (b) computer, software, or network errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Tournament or the processing of entries; (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Tournament or receipt of any prize; (g) injury or damage to reputation; or (h) any other claims that may be asserted against any of the Released Parties. Entrant further agrees that to the extent any claims have not been waived by the entrant or participant, in any remaining cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Tournament, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Each entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

12. Disputes:

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Tournament or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any and all disputes arising out of or related in any way to the Tournament shall be governed by the laws and judicial decisions of the State of California (as permitted by Section 1646.5 of the California Civil Code or any similar successor provision), without giving effect to any choice of law rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the internal laws of the State of California to any such disputes. You expressly agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or related in any way to the Tournament shall be filed only in the courts of the State of California for the County of San Diego, or the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

13. Tournament Results:

Tournament winners will be listed on the H1Z1 website or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Daybreak Games: Elite Series Sweden 2017, 15051 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128. Requests must be received by December 31, 2017.

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