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RGL Dark Mode, Public API Updates, Global Rule Updates, and January 2023 Bans

   exa   - 2/15/2023

RGL Dark Mode


We promised RGL Darkmode and now it is here!

You can view and activate this on your settings page here.

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Recent Developments and Updates with the RGL API


Since the Public RGL API announcement, we have wanted to post an update and news about our API thus far.

First and foremost, the API is still in active development as we work to iron out some existing issues, as well as add a couple more endpoints to support some community requests. There are currently endpoints to request data about RGL matches, a given RGL profile, a player's past teams, a specific team, seasons, and bans. If you are interested, you can view our API documentation here.

If you are interested in using the API, please contact us at [email protected]. For individuals that have been granted access to the API and want to provide feedback, please message arcadia#0001.

We also wanted to highlight some community projects using the RGL API so far.

  • rep.tf uses RGL for part of their player reputation database.
  • more.tf uses the RGL API to display a player's current RGL team on their profile page. In the future, player bans, experience, and current rank will be added using the API.

Thank you to all of our API users for expressing interest and demonstrating the different use cases with their projects!


Global Rule Updates



[1006.1.3] - Team Historical Seasons Link is being added to hardcode our existing FAQ into the rules for clarity. This rule documents the requirements for historical seasons links on team pages.


[1003.4] - Map/Weapon Exploits is being updated to clarify where this map exploit occurs on Swiftwater.


[1007.2.3] - Medals is being updated to make an exception for players that receive less than a three month demo infraction. This means that players that receive a demo infraction in fewer than three months during the season will still be eligible to receive RGL medals for that season.


Bans


These bans were enacted before the release of this article. If you would like to file a report, you can do so on our site here. Appeals can also be found on the same page.

NOTE: We only look at user-submitted reports. If you do not file a report, then there is a good chance we have not seen it and cannot deal with the situation.


Alting


The following alternate account(s) have been caught connected to existing accounts in RGL by the RGL Anti-cheat team and will be banned:



Ban Evasion


The following player(s) evaded their league ban by registering their alternate account on a team for the season and will be banned:


The following player(s) knowingly supported permanently league-banned and/or actively banned player(s) in evading their ban for the season and will be banned:

  • PRIME - 12 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).
  • false - 12 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).
  • shaman - 12 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).
  • notsquish - 12 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).
  • Sashi - Min. 12 Months (currently on probation) - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).
  • Jacob - 6 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL.
  • Recon - 6 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL.
  • Explosive (sniper) - 6 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL.
  • tna koz - 6 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL.
  • comet - 6 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL.
  • pengu.G2 - 12 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).
  • covict - 12 Months - Supporting a player in league ban evasion in RGL (2x).



Probation


The following players have been banned and placed on probation:

  • comet - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage (2x). - 2 Weeks


Update on the player(s) that have been banned while on probation:

  • cellophane flowers - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage (2x). - 18 Weeks (4th ban inside of RGL, 3rd ban on probation)
  • Jacob - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage (4x). - 32 Weeks (4th ban inside of RGL, 1st ban on probation)
  • MRfunnyalien - Harassment of player(s) in the community. - 1 Year (2nd ban inside of RGL, 1st ban on probation)
  • troubadour - Harassment of player(s) in the community. - 1 Year (3rd ban inside of RGL, 1st ban on probation)
  • CripOnion - Continued violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage to enable permanently banned players to harass players during scrims. - Permanent (5th ban inside of RGL, 4th while on probation)

After the minimum period has been served, the player(s) can appeal to have the ban lifted if they can show that they've improved themselves and how they interact within the community.


League


  • Benjy52 - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage (2x). - 2 Weeks
  • Kansiwiz - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage (2x). - 2 Weeks
  • gus - Targeted harassment of another RGL player. Offseason ban delayed to the start of RGL Highlander Season 14. - 2 Months // First Offense
  • kev - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage. Increased sentence as an Invite player. Offseason ban delayed for the start of Sixes Season 11. - 2 Weeks



Sportsmanship and Spirit


The following player(s) have/had been suspended for 1-6 weeks for their usage of racist slurs, homophobic or transphobic language, excessive toxicity, flaming, or derogatory language on our platforms. Repeat offenders will get longer ban lengths.

  • Rue - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim. Increased sentence as a past Invite player. Offseason ban delayed for the start of RGL Highlander Season 14. - 3 Weeks // First Offense



VAC Ban


The following account(s) have been banned for having VAC bans that may be affecting TF2. If you have a VAC ban for a game that is not TF2, please contact an admin to get the ban removed.



You can read further details and context about each player's bans by viewing their discipline history on their RGL profile.