COD Black Ops 4 Tournament
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Grab your squad and get ready for the most fast-paced tournament EAX has EVER done!

 

 

The Early Axes Call of Duty Black Ops 4 League Rulebook

All Teams are required to enter their Teams via The Early Axes E-Sports

All team captains are required to setup their clan profiles on the Early Axes E-Sports

Captains are responsible for correctly adding/approving their respective team members.

Captains or Admins of clans are responsible for registering their clans and selecting the players which will participate in the EAX Call of Duty Black Ops 4 League.

Player Eligibility

A “Player” is defined as any person who is registered to compete for a Team during the League. The Administration reserves the right to exclude any Player from the League for any reason at any time, including but not limited to, the reasons stated below.

 Administration reserves the right to investigate Player information where eligibility is in question. Players agree to provide the Administration with personal identification or other applicable documents to verify that these eligibility requirements are met. Failure to provide such documents or information may result in disqualification.

Players may only compete on their registered Team. Players may not be registered to multiple Teams. 

Region - Southern African

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Lesotho
  • Swaziland

No Players or participants from countries outside the stipulated region are allowed.

Team Eligibility

A “Team” is defined as Five (5) starting Players and are allowed to have a maximum of three (3) substitute players (“Team Roster”) and each Event in the League requires Players to form a Team.

Team Name & Logo

Teams must use an acceptable name in the League. Administration reserves the right to restrict or change Team names and logos for any reason at any time. Using alternative spelling to avoid compliance with the following rules is strictly prohibited.

Gameplay Rules

Each event in the League will be subject to the following gameplay rules.

5v5 Best out of 7

Maps and Modes

For this year, all EAX Black Ops 4 league will be played on three game modes: Hardpoint, Search and Destroy, and Control.

You are allowed to replay the maps on different game modes.

Control is a new signature game mode that brings out the best in Black Ops 4 team tactical gameplay. It brings together some elements of S&D and Hardpoint in a way that feels completely unique. Like S&D, teams alter between attacking and defending two pre-determined objective areas on the map. Like Hardpoint, these objectives are hills where attackers must stand in to capture them.

Each team gets a collective 25 lives per round in the game mode Control. A team takes a round when they either capture both hills on offense, run out the clock on defense, or expend all of the other teams’ 25 lives on either side.

At this time, Control will be our third game mode – replacing Capture the Flag

  • Hardpoint “2 maps will be played”
  • Search and Destroy “2 maps will be played”
  • Control “2 maps will be played”
  • Draw “1 Map Search and Destroy”

Here are the maps and main settings changes for Control:

Control Maps:

  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Seaside

As for the other two modes, here is the initial map pool and settings changes for Hardpoint and Search and Destroy:

Hardpoint Maps:

  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Hacienda
  • Seaside

Search and Destroy Maps:

  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Hacienda
  • Payload

Selecting Game modes.

With each game mode you play the CWL Hardpoint, Search and Destroy and Control game mode in this league. CWL game mode has been pre-setup with all the rules below so you don’t have to check all the rules to make your life easier.

Note: You can create a custom class with a restricted weapon or perk but it will still not be usabled in the CWL game mode.

Weapon Restrictions

The following will be restricted for competitive play.

Primary Weapons

  • Titan
  • Hades
  • VKM 750

Secondary Weapons

  • MOG 12
  • SG12
  • Hellion Salvo (temporary restriction)

Other Restrictions:

The following will be restricted for competitive play.

Attachments:

  • Rapid Fire
  • High Caliber
  • Laser Sight II
  • Max Load
  • Rocket Cache
  • High Explosive

Scorestreaks:

  • UAV
  • Care Package
  • Counter-UAV
  • Sentry
  • Mantis

Perks:

  • Gung-Ho
  • Skulker
  • Team Link
  • Tracker

Wildcards:

  • Overkill
  • Primary Operator Mod
  • Secondary Operator Mod

 Gear:

  • Acoustic Sensor

Specialists

  • Nomad 

Specialists Equipment

  • Tac-Deploy
  • Tac-Deploy is permitted for use in Control.
  • Tac-Deploy is not permitted for use in Hardpoint and Search and Destroy

Optics

  • Fast lock

Lobby Settings

  • Team Assignment: Open
  • Team Change In-Game: Enabled
  • CODcasting: Enabled
  • 3rd Person Spectating: Disabled
  • Dynamic Map Elements: Enabled
  • Revenge Voice: Disabled
  • Battlechatter: Disabled
  • Announcer: Enabled
  • Best Play: Enabled
  • 3rd Person Gestures: Disabled
  • Gesture Camera Control: Disabled

Roster

  • Ajax:       1
  • Battery:   1
  • Crash:     1
  • Firebreak: 1
  • Nomad:    0
  • Prophet:   1
  • Recon:     1
  • Ruin:       1  
  • Seraph:   1
  • Torque:   1

Position Draft Settings

  • Draft: Enabled
  • Draft Time: 30 Seconds
  • Minimum Team Size: None

Health and Damage

  • Health: 150
  • Manual Healing: Enabled
  • Manual Heal Regeneration Speed: Normal
  • Friendly Fire: Enabled
  • Teamkill Kick Limit: Disabled
  • Headshots Only: Disabled
  • Hit Indicator: Enabled
    • Cooldowns
  • Specialist Weaponry: Enabled
  • Specialist Weaponry Cooldown: Normal
  • Specialist Weaponry ready on respawn: Disabled
  • Equipment: Enabled
  • Equipment Cooldown: Normal
  • Equipment ready on respawn: Disabled

 

  • Create a Class
  • Custom Classes: Enabled
  • Selections Allowed: 10

Game Settings

Game Mode - Hard point

Edit Game Rules: Hardpoint

WIN CONDITIONS

  • Time Limit:    5 Minutes
  • Round Limit:  250 Points

ADVANCED

  • Lifetime: 1 Minute
  • Capture Time: Disable
  • Activation Delay Time: Disable
  • Locations: Linear Order
  • Scoring: Constant
  • Pause Time: Enable

SPAWN

  • Number of Lives Per Player: Unlimited
  • Respawn Delay: 2 Seconds
  • Force Respawn: Enabled
  • Wave Spawn Delay: Disabled
  • Suicide Penalty: 3 Seconds
  • Team Killed Penalty: Disabled
  • Select Spawn: Disabled
  • Number of Lives Per Team: Unlimited

GAMEPLAY

  • Pre-Match Timer: 15 Seconds
  • Pre-Round Timer: Disabled
  • Mini-map: Normal
  • Explosive Delay: Disabled
  • Killcam: Enabled
  • Scorestreak Delay: 10 Seconds
  • Score Multiplier: 1 Second
  • Reveal Fog of War: Enabled

Game Mode - Search & Destroy

Edit Game Rules: Search & Destroy

WIN CONDITIONS

  • Time Limit: 1.5 Minutes
  • Round Win Limit: 6 Rounds

ADVANCED

  • Bomb Timer: 45 Seconds
  • Plant Time: 5 Seconds
  • Defuse Time: 7.5 Seconds
  • Multi Bomb: Disabled
  • Switch Sides: Every Round
  • Silent Plant: Enabled

SPAWN

  • Number of Lives Per Player: 1 Life
  • Respawn Delay: Disabled
  • Force Respawn: Enabled
  • Wave Spawn Delay:                 Disabled
  • Suicide Penalty: Disabled
  • Team Killed Penalty: Disabled
  • Select Spawn: Disabled
  • Number of Lives Per Team: Unlimited

GAMEPLAY

  • Pre-Match Timer: 15 Seconds
  • Pre-Round Timer: 5 Seconds
  • Mini-map: Normal
  • Explosive Delay: Disabled
  • Killcam: Enabled
  • Scorestreak Delay: 10 Seconds
  • Score Multiplier: 1
  • Reveal Fog of War: Enabled

Game Mode - Control

Edit Game Rules: Control

WIN CONDITIONS

  • Time Limit: 5 Minutes
  • Round Win Limit: 3 Rounds
  • Round Limit: 5 Rounds

ADVANCED

  • Capture Time: 60 Seconds
  • Activation Delay Time: Disabled
  • Extra Time: 1 Minute
  • Pause Time: Enabled
  • Cap Decay: Enabled
  • Capture Rate Increase: Enabled
  • Teamkill/Suicide Reduces Lives: Enabled

SPAWN

  • Number of Lives Per Player: 1 Life
  • Respawn Delay: 2 Seconds
  • Force Respawn: Enabled
  • Wave Spawn Delay: Disabled
  • Suicide Penalty: 3 Seconds
  • Team Killed Penalty: Disabled
  • Select Spawn: Disabled
  • Number of Lives Per Team: 25 Lives

GAMEPLAY

  • Pre-Match Timer: 15 Seconds
  • Pre-Round Timer: 5 Seconds
  • Mini-map: Normal
  • Explosive Delay: Disabled
  • Killcam: Enabled
  • Scorestreak Delay: 10 Seconds
  • Score Multiplier: 1
  • Reveal Fog of War: Enabled

Game Restarts

Hardpoint

In the case of a server crash or host drop, the Game will be restarted from the beginning of the map.

Search and Destroy

In the case of a server crash or host drop, the Game will be restarted with the score of the Map before the crash. The restarted Game will end when one team’s total score hits 6.

Control

In the case of a server crash or host drop during the first half, the Game will be restarted from the beginning of the map.

In the case of a server crash or host drop during the second half, the Game will be restarted with the score of the second half, and only one half will be played.

EAX POINTS (BETA)

The Early Axes website will be updated after each season displaying all teams from the highest to lowest rank as they placed at the end of a season.

Rank points and placement in a season

  • Rank 1 - 100 EAX points
  • Rank 2 - 85 EAX Points
  • Rank 3 - 75 EAX Points
  • Rank 4 - 60 EAX Points
  • Rank 5 to 10 - 50 EAX Points
  • Rank 11 to 20 - 35 EAX Points
  • Rank 21 to 30 - 15 EAX Points

EAX Points can only be obtained by playing offical Early Axes League Matches, events and tournaments. During the year when there are no seasonal matches being played Erly Axes will arrange weekend matches or events for teams to earn points and build your EAX point and rank status. (Leveling system)

EAX Points displayed above will be the points a team obtains for ending in that rank or position. After a season has been completed the final calculation of EAX points will be based on a teams' final placement, matches won, and final standing season points.

e.g. A team places 1st and won 13 out of 16 matches and have obtained 39 points (3 win point per match) over the season. They will acquire the 100 EAX points for their final placement plus their season win points of 39 giving a total of 139 EAX points at the end of a season.

When teams are placed in pools/ ladders the same structure will apply.

Rank points will carry over into the next season to determine the seeding/rank of each team

Points and scoring:

The Early Axes Call of Duty Black Ops 4 League is based on Pools with the same layout as a ladder.

(Below is only applicable during season matches)

  • Match win 3 points
  • Loss 1 Point
  • Forfeit 0 points                     

Wolfpack

Pool 1

Standing Team Played Won Lost Forfeit Total Score
1 LittlePinkPonys 1 3 0 0 9
2 Blackhawks 3 3 0 0 9
3 Team Synergy 2 2 1 0 7
4 Royal Elite eSports 2 2 1 0 7
5 Dutch Legion Hooligans 0 1 0 1 6
6 PUFF E-Sports 0 1 2 2 3
7 555 - PHANTOMS 3 0 3 0 3
8 Camp In Peace Department (CIPD) 1 0 2 2 1

Pool 2

Standing Team Played Won Lost Maps Won Maps Lost Rounds Won Forfeit Total Score
1 Slick Gaming 3 3 0 9
2 Celeri Morte 2 2 1 7
3 Exile 3 2 1 7
4 Dark Legacy Gaming 3 1 2 5
5 555 - MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS 2 0 2 5
6 Quad Clan 3 1 2 5
7 F2O 3 1 2 5
8 Exco Nation 1 1 0 1 3

Pool 1

View/Close Pool 1
Fixture 1
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

Dutch Legion Hooligans

VS

Royal Elite eSports

VS
Fixture 2
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

Team Synergy

VS

Blackhawks

VS
Fixture 3
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

555 - PHANTOMS

VS

LittlePinkPonys

VS
Fixture 4
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

PUFF E-Sports

VS

Camp In Peace Department (CIPD)

VS
Fixture 5
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

Royal Elite eSports

VS

Blackhawks

VS
Fixture 6
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

Team Synergy

VS

555 - PHANTOMS

VS
Fixture 7
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

PUFF E-Sports

VS

LittlePinkPonys

VS
Fixture 8
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

Dutch Legion Hooligans

VS

Camp In Peace Department (CIPD)

VS

Pool 2

View/Close Pool 2
Fixture 1
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

Slick Gaming

VS

Celeri Morte

VS
Fixture 2
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

Exile

VS

F2O

VS
Fixture 3
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00
Date: 2018-12-03
Time: 12:30:00

Dark Legacy Gaming

VS

Quad Clan

VS
Fixture 4
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

Slick Gaming

VS

Quad Clan

VS
Fixture 5
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

Exile

VS

555 - MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS

VS
Fixture 6
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00
Date: 2018-12-10
Time: 20:15:00

F2O

VS

Celeri Morte

VS