Speedrun with deadline for high score submission, unlimited runs/attempts within timeline. All submissions end at midnight Pacific time of the last day.
Open enrollment for speedrun: Speedrun with deadline for high score submission, as many runs/attempts as they want by timeline.
The speedrun level is the AUGUST MONTHLY CHALLENGE
Top 16 scores will be taken to determine brackets as determined by time.
Brackets are single elimination.
Top 16 compete in bracket play (played asynchronously): Best of 3 matches
Each match has 3 rounds
- Tracked via winner screenshot submission.
- Screenshot form may be posted in discord.
- Players are required to schedule their matches through discord.
- All players must report their matches to VAL admins.
Top 8 compete in bracket play (played asynchronously): Best of 3
- Tracked via winner screenshot submission.
Top 4 compete in bracket play (scheduled time with VOD capture): Best of 3
Top 2 compete in bracket play (scheduled time with VOD capture): Best of 5
There is a 3rd place match played by the losers from the final 4 (also scheduled VOD
- Players must record all matches past the final 4.
- VAL reserves the right to adjust rules for recording based on players tech tests or other factors.
- Final 4 players will need discord accounts for match coordination with VAL and video recording tech tests.
- No region locking. International championship!
- VAL reserves all right to ask for photo, video, screenshot or other proof of scores before winners are determined at home as well as implement any other anti-cheat methods. Recording your results via video and/or screenshots is thus highly recommended, however not mandatory (except in the finals which will be mandatory).
- No game modifiers.
- As a potential requirement noticed to both players and if VAL issues video recording rules, or requires it of competitors who place, then all videos must display both the player as well as the screen showing the FPV of the game Racket NX.
- All scores will be verified using Screenshots.
Racket NX Tournament Rule Set
- Players must be at least 13 years of age or older to participate. If they are under 18, but over 13, they must have permission from a parent, or legal guardian, to participate in this event.
- Before signing up for the tournament, every participant and arcade owner/host must create a VAL account, which they can make here: https://www.valvr.com. Registration on the VAL website means that you also agree to these rules and the terms of service. (Ensure you create the correct type of account - arcade or participant. If you are both, register as an arcade.)
- Please ensure that you are using the latest version of Racket NX on your platform.
- As Windows updates have created VR issues in the past, we HIGHLY recommend you halt automatic Windows/driver updates during the competition period to avoid this inconvenience. (optional)
- Players are required to keep all In-Game Names or aliases appropriate. (i.e. NO racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, political, or offensive naming, etc.) This will be a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy and is at the sole discretion of VAL.
- All score submissions, screenshots, player submitted photos, and player submitted videos related to the tournament become the property of VAL and COMPANY and may be used for marketing and other purposes. If players or arcades share broadcast material such as twitch streams, tournament photos, tournament videos, etc. with VAL, VAL reserves the right to use these in a marketing context.
- VAL reserves the right to change, alter, replace, or modify this rule set at any time and without prior notification.
- Virtual Reality esports can be an intense physical experience. Do not enter the competition without following all terms of service and other safety measures as outlined in the individual device warnings and manufacturers. Competitors who are not able to participate in strenuous physical exercise should not enter the competition. VR esports is a fun activity, exercise the same caution as regular sports.
- VAL is not responsible for any injury incurred while participating in the Racket NX tournament.
- VAL will be responsible for the notification and payment of prizing unless otherwise explicitly stated.
- Prizes will be paid out via PayPal, and all winners may be issued a 1099 and additional paperwork, as required by applicable law. Alternatively, players may request a check sent via mail. VAL will use no other payment methods.
- VAL may request additional score verification if an outcome is in doubt, and will be the sole judge of the final placement of prizes.
- VAL may require additional identity verification - Photo ID may be required of all winners before any prize money is disbursed.
- VAL reserves the right to deny payment, ask for prize money repayment, or otherwise pursue disciplinary action against players who violate (but not limited to) such things as player safety, discrimination, cheating, etc.
- VAL is responsible for ensuring that the Tournament, and all advertising for the Tournament, comply with all international, federal, state, and local laws, rules, orders, and regulations.
- Players must also respect any applicable laws and tax regulations related to prize money and entering into the contest.
Once scores and information have been reviewed and verified, VAL will have 30 days to notify and deliver prize money payout to contestants.
- Players must be capable of capturing VOD
Code of Conduct:
VAL reserves the right to disciplinary action for exceptional cases that fall outside the competitive rules and code of conduct. Should circumstances call for it, VAL can circumvent the rules if it is to ensure a fair and safe play environment.
VAL reserves the right to revoke records, strip previous achievements, bar future participation, forfeit prizes, and other measures should an offense, or a pattern of offense, warrant it. Although VAL will create a redemption guideline for offenders to redeem themselves if they can verify they’ve fulfilled said instructions for the specified length of time.
Any participant displaying any type of cyber, verbal, sexual, gender, racial, disability, physical, religious, age, appearance, or emotional abuse will be disqualified. This includes esports competitors, VAL staff, viewers, press, sponsors, and other participants.
Any participant acting maliciously, inappropriate, or otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior will be reprimanded and possibly disqualified. This includes extreme statements, violent threats, sexual harassment, acute insults, and inappropriate references.
Abuse and unsportsmanlike behavior entails in-game and out of game actions, as well as occurrences outside and related to the competition. This includes in-game chat, social media, comments, gestures, emotes, and other communication mediums. Any encouragement or endorsement of this behavior will also invoke disciplinary action.
Out of competitive wrongful behavior includes stalking, intimidation, spamming, doxxing, provoking, and inciting disruption, both online and in real life.
Unsolicited sexual action, including sexual comments, uncalled for flirting, and other sexual or romantic advances, jokes, and taunting, will also not be tolerated.
Cheating, Bug, and Exploit Policy
If a participant feels like another participant is cheating, exploiting, or manipulating the rules, this infringement must be brought to the attention of the Virtual Athletics League Admins immediately. All forms of fraud may result in revoked prizes and a future ban from VAL events.
- The accusation is then put into a review process, where league officials will determine a cause of action.
- VAL will work with developers on individual cases if necessary
Cheating and other exploits including but not limited to: deception, bug exploitation, banned game mechanics, match-fixing, betting fraud, doping, and other forms of competition manipulation are strictly prohibited.
- Deceptive behavior towards admins, players, and other relevant parties will not be tolerated. Deception includes inaccurate, falsified, or omitted data statements or other forms of misinformation.
- Cheating and the distribution of cheats are also banned in VAL Tournaments. This includes programs, hacks, or other methods to tamper with, circumvent or modify the game or competition. Referencing cheats may also result in penalties.
- Match-fixing, betting fraud and any other attempts to influence the outcome of a game improperly or match result will be met with a reprimand.
- Doping in any form is forbidden. Any participants with prescribed medication that may be considered “performance-enhancing” must send proof of prescription.
- Competition manipulation and bribery, either through a referee, organizer, host, VAL admin, or any other person of influence, will also be subject to a reprimand.
For game bugs that affect game play or the competition, players can re-play and re-submit scores as long as it’s within the original deadline.