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Player and Team Eligibility

Version
Date
Update History
2.0
5/24/2022
  1. 1.
    Players may only play on one account.
  2. 2.
    Accounts must be in good standing to play.
  3. 3.
    Maximum roster sizes are in place.

1. Player Eligibility

1. Requirements

1. High School Students

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    Players must be currently enrolled in a California high school for the 2022-2023 academic year as their primary institution.
    • If you have any questions, please contact the PEL Admins for clarification on eligibility.
  2. 2.
    Players must provide documentation verifying enrollment status through a student ID or portal login screenshot from the current academic year. Homeschooled students should contact administrators.
  3. 3.
    Players must be 14 years of age or older to participate in the league.

2. College Students

  1. 1.
    Players must be registered students at a California college or university for the 2023-2024 academic year as their primary institution.
    • If you have any questions, please contact the PEL Admins for clarification on eligibility.
  2. 2.
    The college must physically be located in California. Out-of-state students taking online courses in California are not eligible to participate in the league.

2. Verification

  1. 1.
    When registering for the Pacific Esports League, students will be required to provide the following items:
    1. 1.
      Name (First and last)
    2. 2.
      Email (School email preferred)
    3. 3.
      Current grade/year
    4. 4.
      School you attend
    5. 5.
      Proof of registration

3. Player Accounts

  1. 1.
    Individuals are restricted to one account per season. Players may only update connections in case of username changes.
  2. 2.
    Accounts must remain in good standing with publishers, including no active suspensions or bans. Restricted accounts prohibit participation.
    1. 1.
      In the event a player’s account is removed from good standing, they will be ineligible to compete in the Pacific Esports League until the suspension is served.
  3. 3.
    All account names must be in line with our Code of Conduct. The Pacific Esports League reserves the right to request account name changes for any reason.

2. Team Eligibility

  1. 1.
    Teams must consist of students that all attend high schools or colleges in California.
    1. 1.
      Teams must consist fully of students attending California institutions but may draw members across multiple schools.
  2. 2.
    At any given time during the season, team rosters must contain a minimum of 5 registered players and may not exceed no more than 7 registered players.
    1. 1.
      Teams must maintain roster sizes within the range of 5-7 players, dropping below 5 players or exceeding 7 players on an active roster may result in ineligibility. Please manage your rosters proactively to avoid needing forced player removals.
  3. 3.
    No player is allowed to join more than one team per game as a player. If a player is found playing on two teams in the same game, they may risk removal from competition at the Pacific Esports League.
    1. 1.
      Players are not allowed to move between teams in the same division.
  4. 4.
    Any players added to a team's roster during the ongoing season must be officially registered at least 1 hour prior to a match in order to be eligible to compete in that match. The team making a mid-season roster addition must notify their upcoming opponent of the new player no later than 1 hour before match time.
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      For example, if the match is at 5:00 PM PST, the player must be added by 4:00 PM PST.
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    Additionally, any substitutions must also be disclosed to the opposing team no later than 1 hour before the official match time.
    1. 1.
      Failure to provide 1-hour advance notice of any roster changes or substitutions before a match may result in the ineligibility of the new players at the league admin's discretion.