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Team Historical Seasons, Winter Offseason Config and Rule Updates, and 2021 December Bans

   exa   - 1/22/2022
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Team Historical Seasons


The RGL website has been updated to support historical teams and the creation of teams from the past rosters.

When creating a team you can choose from any past team that you were a leader on. This will be displayed on the team page where it will show past seasons.


FAQ

  • Once a team is connected to other teams, the name/tag is locked.
  • The auto joining of players during team creation is only allowed for teams in the same league, and from the last six months.
  • Teams connections should be with teams of the same name. Teams should not be connected who have different names every season, even if it's the same roster. We want to promote consistency.



Config Changes


RGL has updated its config heading into its Spring 2022 seasons. This contains:


There are other fixes/features that we plan to survey or test before they are implemented. This will be discussed in a future article.


Global Rule Updates



[1003.4] - Map/Weapon Exploits has been updated to include guidelines of common reasons that would lead to a map/weapon exploit being banned.


[1007.2.3] - Medals has been updated to adjust the number of major penalties leading to medals being revoked from one to two. This edit is to accommodate the increase in the number of rules, such as demo checks and casting rules, which has led to teams catching a higher number of penalties compared to the beginning of RGL.


[1008.5] - POV and STV Demos has been updated to clarify when demo bans are issued.


[1005.3] - Multiple Accounts has been updated to clarify that cases must be approved for players that are requesting their new account to not be publicly linked, such as providing proof of harassment.


[1002.4.1] - Using a banned player in a scrimmage is not adding anything new, but is being updated to clarify what the rule is defining in terms of a "scrim" that would be subject to jurisdiction.


[1002.4.2] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage is not adding anything new but is being updated to clarify what the rule is defining in terms of a "scrim" that would be subject to jurisdiction.


[1003.6] - Ghosting has been moved into its own section (previously it was in [1003.6] - Ghosting and Stream Sniping).


[1003.7] - Streaming Conduct is a new rule outlining the guidelines regarding stream conduct in RGL. This is to specifically tackle the issue of "private" streams being used to provide coaching by the use of additional individuals in a team's voice client channel, as well as outline that this is not allowed if it is discovered.


[1006.5] - Roster Move-Ups is not adding anything new but is being updated to clarify that restrictions may be issued for players that win a division and choose to continue to stay in said division (not Invite).


[1003.1] - Cheating is not adding anything new but is being updated to clarify that the use of cheats defined in the game integrity section is subject to moderation in all TF2 platforms.


[1006.3.3] - Sandbagging and Class Restriction Guidelines has been updated to be clearer on how the admin team handles restrictions. In the case of an unhealthy Invite division with 6 or fewer teams, the admin team will be more strict with restrictions in the division below. The inverse is true if Invite is healthy, in which case the admin team will be laxer with restrictions in Advanced.


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.


Ban Evasion / Alting


The following player(s) evaded their ban by registering an alternate account in RGL. This will be a 1-year ban extension issued onto the main account.



The following player(s) evaded their ban by playing league matches and registering two alternate accounts in RGL, while their main account is actively serving a league ban. Their ban will be extended by two years starting when the evasion ban was applied:


The following player supported the above alt account in evading their ban and will be banned for 6-months:




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:




Probation


The following players have been banned and placed on probation:

  • Sy - 6-months - Player harassment; distributing explicit images of another player.

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.


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 and flaming, or derogatory language on our platforms. Repeat offenders will get longer ban lengths.

  • XXXTSARA - Use of a racist slur during a scrim. Offseason ban delayed for Season 8 of Sixes. ​- 2-weeks / First Offense
  • rightnow - Repeated usage of racial slurs during scrims. Offseason ban delayed for HL Season 11. ​- 1-month / First Offense



Demos


The following player(s) have failed to provide a requested demo. The first offense during the regular season will be a warning. A second offense during the regular season or the first offense during playoffs will lead to suspensions.

  • brian - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense (Offseason ban delayed for HL Season 11) // 2-weeks
  • Mr. Causa - Failure to submit demos - Automatic 2nd offense (Offense occurred in a playoff match, see [1008.5] - POV and STV Demos) // 2-weeks



VAC Ban


The following account(s) has 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 of the player's bans by viewing their discipline history on their RGL profile.


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