Valorant
Version
Date
Update Notes
1.0
5/17/2021
  1. 1.
    Public Release
  2. 2.
    Added Breeze to official Map Pool
  3. 3.
    Updated Map Pick / Ban Procedure
1.1
7/07/2021
  1. 1.
    Added Tournament Divisions information
1.2
1/3/2022
  1. 1.
    Updated Coaching rules
  2. 2.
    Added tactical timeouts
  3. 3.
    Updated allowed techs
  4. 4.
    Updated pausing rules
1.3
2/1/2022
  1. 1.
    Updated Map Pick / Ban Procedure
Important Notes:
Regular Season and Playoffs are all in a Best of 3 format. All matches are to be played on either N. California 1 or N. California 2 servers.
Higher seed is the lower number seed between the two teams! Map Ban Procedure: - Higher Seed Team Bans First Map - Lower Seed Team Bans Second Map - Higher Seed Team Chooses to Pick Map or Pick Sides - Lower Seed Team gets the leftover choice to what higher seed chose - After first map, the loser of the map chooses to either pick map or pick sides while the winners get the leftover choice.

1. Lobby

1. Host

  1. 1.
    The Higher Seed Team will make the lobby. A link to the bracket will be announced and shared on discord when it is available.

2. Lobby Settings

  1. 1.
    Closed party custom lobby
  2. 2.
    Cheats: off
  3. 3.
    Tournament Mode: On
  4. 4.
    Overtime Win By Two: On
  5. 5.
    Play Out All Rounds: Off

3. Server Settings

  1. 1.
    Server: US West (N. California 1) or (N. California 2)

4. Coach / Spectator Slots

  1. 1.
    Teams may have a player in the coach slot to take notes or to allow for quicker substitutions between maps, but the player in the coach slot is not allowed to communicate with their team in game.
  2. 2.
    Teams are not allowed to have players in spectating slots unless they are an approved talent program student with their presence being organized beforehand.

2. Match Procedure

1. Map Banning

  1. 1.
    The following Map Ban procedure applies for both regular season and playoffs
  2. 2.
    The Process for determining maps will be as follows:
    1. 1.
      The team with the higher seed will ban the first map
    2. 2.
      The team with the lower seed will ban the second map
    3. 3.
      The higher seed team will then choose if they want to pick the first map, or pick the starting sides for map 1.
    4. 4.
      The lower seed team will either choose the map, or choose the side depending on what the higher seed chose.
      1. 1.
        After the first game, the loser of the that map will choose if they want to pick the next map, or pick the starting sides.
        1. 1.
          This will continue until one team has won two maps in total in the match.
    5. 5.
      The next map picked must be non-banned and not played before in the match.

2. Regular Season

  1. 1.
    Regular Season will be in a Best of 3 format.

3. Playoffs

  1. 1.
    Playoffs and Grand Finals will be in a Best of 3 format.

4. Available Maps

  1. 1.
    The Following Maps are available in competition for the Pacific Esports League
    1. 1.
      Split
    2. 2.
      Bind
    3. 3.
      Haven
    4. 4.
      Ascent
    5. 5.
      Icebox
    6. 6.
      Breeze
    7. 7.
      Fracture
  2. 2.
    If any new maps are made available during the tournament, the maps will be banned from competition until the Administration team of the Pacific Esports League have approved them for competition.
  1. 1.
    Any newly added or reworked agents will be banned for a set of time determined by the league admins. After that point, teams are free to play the agent in official matches.
    1. 1.
      If an agent that is not legal for use in official Pacific Esports League matches yet is picked during a match, the map that they are picked on will be remade with the same agent picks from before, except for the banned agent.
      1. 1.
        If a team repeatedly picks a not legal agent during official matches, they risk the match being forfeited to their opponents.
  2. 2.
    Any agents that are temporarily disabled by Riot Games will be unable to be picked or used while the agent is still disabled by Riot Games. Once the agent is fixed and eligible to be played, they are allowed to be used in official matches for the Pacific Esports League.

3. Breaks, Pauses, Disconnects

1. Between Map Breaks

  1. 1.
    Each Team will have ten minutes of total break time between games broken into breaks of no more than 5 minutes each.
    1. 1.
      Each break may not be longer than 5 total minutes
    2. 2.
      Teams may add on to one another’s breaks. If they wish to take a 10 minute break, they may combine their breaks
  2. 2.
    If your match is being officially streamed by the Pacific Esports League, the admin / broadcasting team may request more time, if they have requested more time during the break, please give more time.

2. Disconnects

  1. 1.
    When a player disconnects, the game should be paused by the teams. The game may only be un-paused after 10 minutes, or after the player reconnects. The match will not be restarted for a player disconnection.

3. In-Game Timeouts

  1. 1.
    Teams are allowed to call Timeouts of 60 seconds in duration, two times per map, using the Tactical Timeout feature in-game.
  2. 2.
    In the case of issues resulting from severe issues of Lag in game, or connection issues, teams are allowed to pause the match.
    1. 1.
      Each Team has 5 minutes of in-game pause time each map. After 5 minutes the game is eligible to resume.
      1. 1.
        If the other team allows, the pause time can be extended for the other team.

4. Exploits and Techs

1. Prohibited Exploits

  1. 1.
    Any exploit that causes a player to leave the intended play area or be in a position where they cannot be seen while still seeing other players is prohibited.

2. Allowed Techs

  1. 1.
    Sage Techs / Sage Walls
  2. 2.
    Jett Superdash
  3. 3.
    Cypher Camera Tech