Match Procedure

1. Scheduling your match

  • Every Sunday afternoon, round information will be sent to teams / team captains showing what team they will face that week.
    • Once round information is received, teams will schedule & confirm a match time with their opponents.
  • For each of the 6 rounds, the default day / time will be Saturday at 5:00pm (PST)
    • However, if both teams agree, the match date or time can be changed to another time.
    • NOTE: The deadline for submitting scores is Sunday at 9:00pm. Please allow ample time for matches to be played and scores to be submitted. We recommend no later than Sunday afternoon when rescheduling a match.
  • Once you have found a time that works for both teams (default time or rescheduled), you will confirm the match time using our Discord bot. This will notify our PEL Admins of the confirmed match time.
    • Once both teams confirm their match time through our bot, the match is scheduled. If a team becomes unavailable after the match is scheduled, the team in question will need to speak to the opponents about a possible time change.

2. Pregame Match Day

  1. 1.
    Before your match, make sure to add the opponent's account in-game. You will be making a custom private lobby and the captains will need to add each other.
    • In the case either captain is not available, please tell your opponents what player to add on your team instead.
  2. 2.
    Once your match time has come, teams have 15 minutes to communicate with their opponent to get the match started.
    • If you do not communicate within 15 minutes, your opponent is free to mark the match as a forfeit win for them.
    • If there is an issue with false match reporting, please submit a match dispute found here
  3. 3.
    After you have begun communicating, you have within 20 minutes of your match time to be ready and have all players in the lobby. Your team must be ready and finalizing the map picks / bans.
    1. 1.
      Having your team being ready for a match means you have the required number of players to have a full roster in the lobby.
    2. 2.
      If your team is not ready within 20 minutes of your match time, your opponent is free to mark the match as a forfeit win for them if they wish.
    3. 3.
      If there are issues from your opponent in getting into the lobby, please contact a PEL Staff through discord.
  4. 4.
    Make sure to see who is to make the lobby. For valorant, the higher seed makes the lobby.
  5. 5.
    Be sure to check up on the Valorant specific rules to make sure that you make the lobby correctly and understand the map banning / picking procedure.
  • If you have any questions for your conduct, please contact the PEL Staff.

2. Player Substitutions

  • Mid-Map substitutions are not allowed. Once a game / map has begun the players that loaded in are the 5 players you will have for that map.
    • Once a map is over, teams are able to substitute players for the next map in the match.
  • If a team wishes to make a substitution, they must notify the other team using the in-game chat and then swap the player.
    • ALL substitutions must be players that are officially on the team's roster and have been for an hour before the match.
    • Any team that is found using a player that is not listed on their roster in the portal will be punished according to the punishments found in the Code of Conduct.

4. Match Reporting

  • Once a map has been completed, please have one player take the following screenshots:
  • A screenshot of the scoreboard of the map
  • A screenshot of the timeline of the map

Reporting the Completed Match

  • After the match has completed where one team has won the series, please have one of the captains submit all the images onto the discord (#match-results)
    • Typically, the team that won submits, however you are free to discuss with your opponent to see who can submit.