Chapter February 2021 Esports Tournament

Fifa Tournament

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Chapter esports Fifa Compeition

Chapter will be hosting a series of Esports Evenings throughout February for residents to compete amongst themselves for the love of the game. To participate, all you need to do is join the Chapter Esports Discord Channel or Register using this link and follow the simple instructions.  Once players check in on the evening you will be assigned fixtures to improve your seeding ahead of finals night on Thursday 25th February when everyone can join.  What do I need to register?All you need to participate is a PlayStation and a copy of FIFA 21 installed with an PSN Plus Account. Winner of the Tournaments will be crowned Chapter 21 FIFA Champion and receive a International Football Shirt of their choice. Esports Night FormatFormat and opposition players will be decided on the evening of each match with players having the flexibility to schedule matches at a time convenient to them once all players have checked in.  All individuals in the same tournament sections must have access to the same brand of console either an Xbox or PlayStation and have a copy of FIFA 21 installed with an Xbox Gold or PSN Plus account.  Players can register and submit gamertags via the Challenger Mode using this link or simply join the Chapter Esports Discord Channel 

Each player will get a minimum of 3 matches per eveningEach Match will be one 12-minute FIFA game5-minute turnaround between fixturesGame Nights: (Check in period is from 1730-1800 each evening)Tuesday 9th February Thursday 11th FebruaryTuesday 18th FebruaryThursday 20th FebruaryThursday 25th February – Finals Night     Knockouts and Finals night will be on Thursday 25th February where the Champions will be crowned for both PS and XBOX.

Winner of the Tournament will be crowned Chapter 21 Fifa Champion and receive a International Football Shirt of their choice. 

The tournament format we are working towards is as below:

  • All individuals in the same tournament sections must have access to the same brand of console either an Xbox or PlayStation and have a copy of FIFA 21 installed with an Xbox Gold or PSN Plus account.  
  • Players can register and submit gamertag via the Challenger Mode link here.
  • A ‘fixture’ is one 12-minute FIFA game
  • 5-minute turnaround between fixtures
  • Week 1 Round Robin initial phase, groups of 8 playing each opponent in the group once.  Game Nights Tuesday 9th February (3 fixtures) & Thursday 11th February (4 fixtures).  6pm kick off.
  • Week 2 Group stages of Champions League and Europa League Sections, groups of 8. Game Nights Tuesday 16th (3 fixtures) & Thursday 18th February (4 fixtures). 6pm kick off.
  • Week 3 Knockout section with double elimination (meaning each team gets a minimum 2 knockout round fixtures) 
  • Quarter final of Champions League and Europa League knockout tournament, Progressing to Semi Finals of both sections and latterly the Finals of both sections. Knockouts and Finals night on Thursday 25th February.

Rules, Guidelines & FAQ's

FIFA Tournament Rules – Chapter Esports Tournament

This page contains the FIFA Tournament Rules about the gameplay and player behaviour within the Chapter Esports FIFA tournaments. The main thing to remember is to play with respect for your opponent and fellow players.  We have tried to include rules for all situations that might arise but sometimes assistance might be needed and if this is the case, send a message to a member of the Chapter Esports event support team. Every player has to be aware of the behaviour guidelines and online tournament rules in advance of takin part.


  • Fixtures will be posted on the Tournament webpage before the tournament starts. 
  • The Chapter Esports team will work under the assumption that each participant is aware of all the rules. A lack of knowledge of the rules will not be accepted as an excuse for rule-breaking. 
  • Players who take part are required to play with the Gamer ID (PSN/XBOX Account) they have specified. In the event another account is going to be used, submit this to the Chapter Esports team at the earliest opportunity. 
  • Every participant is required to be online in the Discord channel chat of the tournament they are participating in. Every player is responsible for their own connection and must have a reliable internet connection to avoid possible ‘lag’. 
  • Players found breaking the rules will be penalised. The exact punishment will be decided by Chapter Esports. Examples of punishments are a 3-0 loss, replay, penalty points, leaving the tournament early, a temporary ban or a permanent ban. 
  • Players found to be complaining about losing a game or found to be playing out with the spirit of the game will be named and shamed as sore losers. 
  • If there are suspicions that your opponent is not playing by the rules or serious lag occurs for a long time, report this to the Chapter Esports event team as soon as possible, before your opponent has taken benefit of the problem. 

FIFA Tournament Rules Guidelines
  • All participants must check-in 10 minutes before play starts. This should be done via the Chapter Esports Discord server tournament lobby.  Players who do not check-in within a minimum of 5 minutes cannot be guaranteed a fixture. 
  • The fixture schedule will be communicated to players in advance of kick-off. 
  • The player who plays ‘home’ is responsible for starting a match. 
  • Both opponents are responsible for contacting each other and playing the game. 
  • Both players are required to take at least one photo of the score each. This photo should contain: the score and the gamertags. 
  • If both players are ready, play can start before the scheduled time however additional in-play breaks will not be permitted in-game. 
  • When your next fixture is available in the schedule, you have to start directly. If the fixture doesn’t start in 15 minutes, the player who doesn’t show up in time may be disqualified. 
  • Each player has to register in order to participate. 
  • The exact number of fixtures and tournament format will be dictated by the number of teams entering and will be communicated to all teams in advance. The organiser reserves the right to add or remove players throughout the tournament. 

Specific FIFA game settings 

  • Settings: Standard settings 
  • Match duration: 12 minutes (6 minutes per half) 
  • Game speed: Normal 
  • Level: Legendary 

FIFA Tournament Rules Gameplay
  1. All matches should be played via a ´Friendly Match´ 
  2. Players are allowed to play with club and country teams but games should only be club v club or country v country. 
  3. The Home player choses whether to play with club or country teams. 
  4. Only tactical defence is permitted i.e. defending should always be fully manual, same as attacking. 
  5. Standard formations only. It´s forbidden to use custom formations i.e. don’t use the square button to change the position of players. Further to this when your opponent has a custom formation, take a picture and send it in to an admin. Your opponent gets a warning, and you will play a rematch. When a player violates with a custom formation for the second time, he/she may be     disqualified. 
  6. When the EA servers are going down during a match, and all the participants of the tournament are getting kicked out of the match, the specific match of that round will be played again. 
  7. When 2 players can´t connect in a private match, they won´t receive any game points. If there is a possibility, the players can try to play the match after the group stage. The Chapter Esports team will make every effort to ensure there is time enough for the replay. 
  8. When the connection is lost, the match will be resumed at the remaining time and the current score.  Should a player refuse to complete the fixture then 3 goals will be added to the current total of the opposition player i.e. if the player disconnects at 5-0 down and refuses to complete the match then an 8-0 victory will be awarded.  Should an individual disconnect on purpose mid-game on more than one occasion he or she may be disqualified from future fixtures. 
  9. During the round robin stages each team will be awarded with 3 points for a victory, one point for a draw and no points for a defeat.   
  10.  Round robin group positions will be decided by points, then goal difference, then goals scored, then goals against, then the head to head result against that team in the group. In the unlikely event that teams are still equal when all this is taken into account, then progression to the knockout stages shall be settled with a one-off fixture. 
  11. For the knock out rounds penalties will decide any games that end in a draw after Extra Time. 
  12. It is allowed to change your team during the tournament but not during fixtures 
  13. All matches have to be played with online squads. 
  14. if a player does not show up for his or her fixture a 3-0 walkover will be awarded to the opposing player. 

Score Reporting

Scores should be recorded in the following manner:
  1. At least one of the players must notify Chapter Esports of the score after finishing the game. 
  2. Players are encouraged to take a picture of the result. This photo should contain: the score and the gamertags. 
  3. Players need to report the scores within ten minutes after the end of the match. 
  4. Players disputing a match score must have a picture to evidence their claims. 
  5. When both players report no score or when needed proof of the score, both players may be disqualified. 
  6.  When the score of the players does not match there will be an investigation. Once the investigation has been completed the decision about what score is awarded ultimately rests with Chapter Esports. We take conflict seriously and want to provide the best experience for all of our players. 
  7. If someone deliberately passes the wrong score, the player in question may immediately get excluded. 
  8. When only one of the two participants reports the score (or when proof of the score is necessary), that player will be designated as the winner of the contest. 
  9. When there is no admin present at a match conflict, the solution to the conflict between two participants will be postponed until another admin will be online. 

Behaviour rules

  • All participants must treat each other and the organisation with respect. 
  • When a participant has displayed hurtful, offensive or racist expressions towards his/her opponent, they may be immediately disqualified and disciplinary measures will be taken. 
  • Bad language and/or threats against the Admin results in an instant disqualification. 
  • In cases of fraudulent activity or players caught cheating, a participant will be disqualified immediately and disciplinary measures will be taken. 
  • All participants are treated the same way when found breaking the rules, it will be at the discretion of Admin as to the punishment and will be delivered consistently and fairly to all players whilst be dealt with on a case by case basis. 
  • Should a player purposefully disconnect during a game on more than one occasion disciplinary measures will be taken. 

Chapter Esports Staff

  • If you have any questions and/or problems, you can contact a member of the team. 
  • The participants need to treat the Admin crew respectfully. 
  • The Admin crew need to treat the participants respectfully. 
  • The Admin eventually has the right to make decisions when exceptional situations occur