Pro Points Distribution
This cup is for teams rated UP TO 5 Stars
Semi Finalists: 1800
Quarter Finalists: 900
1.1 These rules are subject to change at any time before the registration deadline, so check them often. In extremely rare cases, rules may be altered after the tournament has started.
1.2 Users are prohibited from sharing account information. This includes, but is not limited to the following: usernames, passwords, gamertags, email accounts, etc. If another person accesses your account, you may be disqualified from the Cup. This includes giving out your password to allow others to account recover your Playstation or Xbox Gamertag.
1.3 It is the responsibility of the player to ensure the Gamertag/PSN they use, matches the Gamertag/PSN listed on their Gfinity profile.
1.4 Prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd placed teams only. In order to be eligible for the award, all teams must play their matches in its entirety. If either team withdraw from the competition at any time in the run up to the final, they waive all rights to any prize claims.
1.5 Users are encouraged not to compete in more than one tournament at a time as this may delay the cup. If delays do take place as a direct result of users taking part in other tournaments, the delaying team may be disqualified from the tournament.
1.6 Participation in a Cup competition constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Rules, the Official Rules, and Referee decisions, which are final and binding in all matters.
1.7 Abusive language towards other players within the competition and/or staff will not be tolerated. This may result in disqualification from the competition.
2.1 This page contains the comprehensive rules governing gameplay and conduct. Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure all rules provide adequate guidance to meet all eventualities, instances may occur where teams feel that further guidance is needed. In such an event, contact a member of the Admin Team.
2.2 All competitors involved in Gfinity are expected to know and understand all of the rules. Not knowing that a rule existed is not an excuse for breaking that rule.
2.3 Any rule being broken may lead to disciplinary action. This action will be at the discretion of the Admin(s) involved, and the situation will be taken into account. Punishment may include, but not be limited to, forfeits, replays, penalty points, kicks, temporary and permanent bans.
2.4 Your Gamertag/PSN must match that displayed on your team roster. It is both teams responsibility to check rosters before a match is played; any issues should be reported to an admin.
2.5 If a players Gamertag/PSN is incorrect, you will be disqualified from the cup.
2.6 All participants in any Gfinity competition will be required to uphold to the highest standards and observe common sportsmanship. Racism will NOT be tolerated. If you are seen to be racist then you will have action taken against you. Being abusive in any way towards fellow players or admins will also result in disciplinary action.
2.7 We highly recommend that all players appear offline and set their Friends List to Private during the Cup. However, players are not required to do either of these things.
2.8 Any form of cheating, glitching, abusing in-game mechanics, or unsportsmanlike behaviour may result in a forfeit of a Map, Match, or Ban from Gfinity Events. Punishable unsportsmanlike behaviour includes, but is not limited to, excessive use of foul or degrading language. In addition, breaking any rule may result in a forfeit of a Round/Map, forfeit of a Match, Verbal Warning or Ban from Gfinity Events.
2.9 Gfinity Staff reserve the right to stream any match in this competition. If your team's match is chosen, you are to cooperate fully with the staff that are in your match.
2.10 The match format, unless stated, is 1 game played for 90 minutes with the winner progressing to the next round.
2.11 In the case of a Draw a second game must be played with the Silver Goal rule (45 minutes winning team wins) and the Golden Goal rule (first team that scores wins) if needed.
2.12 Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals match format will be best of 2 games (scores added together for final score) + Silver Goal and then Golden Goal if needed.
2.13 All players MUST be contactable via the Fifa Xbox Cup chatroom on the website.
3.1 You must play your opponent through the online friendlies mode.
3.2 To do this, go to Online -> Friendlies -> New Friendly Season
3.3 The following settings must be used:
Half Length: 6 Minutes
Game Speed: Normal
Squad Type: Online
4.1 All variations of the kick off glitch are banned. As such, the following two points must be adhered to:
4.2 From kick-off, you must pass the ball backwards before passing the edge of the centre circle.
4.3 After passing back, you must not use LB+Y (Xbox) or L1+Triangle (PS) in order to pass the ball to a forward player.
4.4 If your opponent uses this glitch save the attempt and report it to the Admins providing evidence that the glitch was used. The player that used the kick off glitch will be disqualified from the cup if the evidence is sufficient
5.1 If you are unable to connect to your opponent you must contact an admin ASAP. Failure to do so could mean disqualification for both teams.
5.2 When having problems with connection we advise both players, after contacting an admin, to reset their connections and Xbox One, If further problems still occur an admin will deal with the situation via the FIFA Xbox Cup Chatroom.
5.3 If you or your opponent lags out during the match; the match must be re-started, however, the score and time at the point when the player disconnected shall still stand. In the new game, the score will carry over, and the remainder of the match should be played out. For example, if player one is 2-0 up against player two, but then lags out in the 53rd minute. The match will then be re-started and played up until the 37th minute with player two winning 2-0.
6.1 Both teams must report the Match results within 10 minutes of its completion.
6.2 To report the Match results, teams must report the Match Score accurately, with overall games won being reported. For example, the Match Score can be reported as 3-0, 3-1, etc. Reporting the individual points for each game is optional.
6.3 How do I report scores?
To report scores for a competition:
Click 'Menu' located at the top of every page
Click 'My Results'
Locate the fixture you wish to report a score for
6.4 The report score function will only display 15 minutes after the designated start time of the fixture
6.5 Both teams must enter the result.
6.6 If two teams/players enter the result differently, a member of the Admin Team will be notified of the discrepancy and will intervene.
6.7 Teams/players found to be deliberately misentering results may face disciplinary action from the Admin Team.
6.8 If a Match is not played, and neither team reports a No Show, awarding of the Match win will be decided by a Gfinity Staff member.
6.9 With your camera or phone, take a video or picture of the online friendlies screen with the points awarded, then upload it to your preferred video host, and send to the admin dealing with your issue. Another example of strong evidence would be your opponents kick off after a goal has been scored. Video evidence is preferred over picture although both are taken.
6.10 If a Screenshot(s) or Video(s) is needed in order to resolve a dispute, you must clearly state what the issue is, the time in the video in which the issue occurred, and/or what the Gfinity Staff member should be looking at in the Screenshot/Video. For all cheating claims, the burden of proof is on the accuser.
7.1 It is the responsibility of the player to ensure you are eligible to participate in the competition and have no other accounts that are banned.
7.2 It is the responsibility of the player to not play for more than one team in the competition.
7.2 It is the responsibility of the player to ensure their Gamertag is entered correctly on the website.
8.1 All participants in any Gfinity competition will be required to uphold to the highest standards and observe common sportsmanship. Racism will NOT be tolerated. If you are seen to be racist then you will have action taken against you. Being abusive in any way towards fellow players or admins will also result in disciplinary action.
8.2 Anyone who has been caught cheating in any Gfinity event may be suspended from all future Gfinity events. Gfinity Admins will review cases and players may be suspended for a period of not less than one month and is subject to review by Gfinity admins for readmission after that point. If a player is caught cheating in a Gfinity match, their team shall forfeit that game. Gfinity will not conduct witch-hunts to try and find cheat violations against players.
8.3 Players are expected to compete in a professional manner. Throwing a match, halting play without cause, or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be construed as a violation of player conduct, and will result in match forfeit and disqualification from the Gfinity Event.
8.4 Consequences for players and teams behaving in a manner considered by admins to be abusive, glitching, modding, cheating, unsporting, or who in any way conduct themselves in a manner not befitting the League, will be subject to the following minimum sanctions:
a. First offence, Player warned.
b. Second offence, 2 week suspension for the player/players involved.
c. In the event of the same or another player from the same clan stepping out of line, the Clan will be warned and players suspended for a further 2 weeks.
d. Any further offences will result in the team being permanently removed from the league.
8.5 Players found to be abusing the game mechanic to gain advantage in a way considered by the admin team to be unsporting will result in an admin review of the match and suitable remediation will be made in respect of that game. This will include, but is not limited to: overturning match results and awarding default wins, points deduction, player/clan temporary or permanent bans.
8.6 Deliberately impeding the goalkeeper is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, blocking the goalkeeper during set pieces and deliberately running across the goalkeeper during dropkicks and throws.
8.7 Any team that is adjudged to have deliberately impeded the goalkeeper during play to gain an advantage (I.e. a goal), will automatically lose their fixture 3-0. Each case will be reviewed by the submission of video evidence.
9.1 All results and final placements are verified by Gfinity staff before prizes are awarded.
9.2 If one or more players are found to have broken any rules then the entire team will forfeit their prize.
9.3 We aim to credit prize money to your wallet within 7 days of the completion of the respective competition.
However, this may take up to two weeks to process during times of heightened activity on the website.
This prize money will then immediately be available for account members to withdraw via PayPal.
PayPal payments may take up to 72 hours to clear in your account.
10.1 Gfinity Staff can be contacted to answer any questions or solve any problems your team may have during a Match.
10.2 If a Gfinity Staff member is called into a Custom Games Lobby, players must keep the Gfinity Staff member un-muted at all times.
10.3 Verbal and/or written abuse of a Gfinity Staff member will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to: Forum Posts, Private Messages, and XBL messages. The individual user and/or team violating this rule will be subject to penalties. All team leaders are responsible for the conduct of the players on the team while interacting with Gfinity Staff and are subject to penalties if a team member becomes abusive towards Gfinity Staff.
10.4 Gfinity Staff members have the discretion to make necessary calls to ensure the match is completed successfully. When in a match, the Gfinity Staff member's call is final and must be followed. Failure to do so will result in penalties for your team.
11.1 The rules are open to many different interpretations. The only interpretation, which matters, is the interpretation of the Admin team. We reserve the right to modify the rules at any time. This includes changes due to software updates or releases, and any other change deemed necessary by the league. You must understand that the rules listed are guidelines to try and ensure fair and competitive play, and they will be applied by officials based on the spirit of the game. Teams should check the rules prior to any event to ensure they are in compliance. They should also keep an eye on the website, as changes will be announced on the website. You must be familiar with the current rule set.