PRACTICE IS OVER!
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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.
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
No Players or participants from countries outside the stipulated region are allowed.
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.
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
Here are the maps and main settings changes for Control:
As for the other two modes, here is the initial map pool and settings changes for Hardpoint and Search and Destroy:
Search and Destroy Maps:
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.
The following will be restricted for competitive play.
The following will be restricted for competitive play.
Position Draft Settings
Health and Damage
Game Mode - Hard point
Edit Game Rules: Hardpoint
Game Mode - Search & Destroy
Edit Game Rules: Search & Destroy
Game Mode - Control
Edit Game Rules: Control
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.
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
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)