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Fall Staff Departures, Offseason Rule Updates, and July 2023 Bans

   exa   - 8/30/2023

Fall Staff Departures


  • virgil, Scream, heks, and Fleskore have stepped down from their positions on the 6s Staff team. camp3r will be inactive until further notice to focus on real life responsibilities.
  • Constantly and asian will be stepping down from their positions on the HL Staff team.


Staff lists for both HL and 6s are still being finalized and will be announced in a future article.


Global Rule Updates



[1006.2.5] - Sandbagging and Class Restrictions has been updated to specify the new maximum capacity of class-restricted players for both 6s and HL (previously 6 in HL and 4 in 6s). In 6s, sniper now counts to this total limit.


[1008.8] - Score Submission has been updated to clarify the responsibility of posting the match log and results fall on the team providing the match server.


[1009.4.3] - Default Ringers has been updated to clarify that players remain eligible to default ring in a division that they were in as long as they do not roster on a team in a higher division.


[1008.9] - Pauses has been updated to clarify that using the "repause" command does not count towards the number of pauses initiated in a half. An additional clarification has been added to clarify that either team can unpause, but the other team must be notified before the unpause.


[1006.1] - Team Names, Tags, and Avatar has been updated to specify that team names, tags, or avatars must receive explicit approval from an established company or brand regardless of whether they operate in the TF2 scene.


[3001.7] - Forfeits and Penalties has been updated to specify that either team has the option of rescheduling a forfeited match before the end of the regular non-Invite Season.


[1004.11.1] - Offseason Bans has been updated to specify that players with offseason bans cannot participate in qualifiers of any format.


[3001.8] - Pauses has been updated to clarify that teams are allowed two pauses per map for both Control Point and King of the Hill in 6s.


[1008.7.1] - Match Forfeits has been rewritten to clarify how match forfeits work in formats using match points and win/loss. Additional clarifications have been added to specify the process if a rescheduled date/time cannot be agreed upon before the end of the regular season deadline.


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.


Cheating


The following player(s) have been caught cheating by the RGL Anti-cheat team and will be banned:

  • elijah - Permanent // Second cheating offense



Ban Evasion


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


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




Probation


The following players have been banned and placed on probation:

  • captain planet - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage. (2x) - 4 Weeks
  • H9UNTER - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage. (2x) - 8 Weeks
  • John Wick - Using an alternate account in RGL. - 12 Months // 2nd Offense

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

  • King Flipjam - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage (2x). - 3 Weeks (4th ban inside of RGL, 2nd ban on probation)
  • troubadour - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage. - 12 Weeks (4th ban inside of RGL, 2nd ban 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


  • Perdomy - Violation of [1004.4.1] - Permanently banned players in a scrimmage. - 1 Week
  • Siw - Harassment of player(s) in RGL. - 6 Months



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.

  • Zquiddo - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim. - 2 Weeks // First Offense
  • SCUMGANG - Use of a racial slur during scrim. - 2 Weeks // First Offense
  • Shining Pathhh - Use of a transphobic slur during a scrim. - 2 Weeks // First Offense
  • tf2zid - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim. - 2 Weeks // First Offense
  • Jayden - Use of a racial slur during a scrim. - 2 Weeks // First Offense
  • Apple Fritter Enjoyer - Use of a racial slur during a scrim. - 2 Weeks // First Offense
  • ler - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim. - 2 Weeks // 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.

  • Witness - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • gracie - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • Davidredface - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • jrodan - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • bffl - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • Mase - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • Adena - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • yeye - Failure to Submit Demos: 3rd Offense - 3 Months
  • Hard Hat Jones - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense - 2 Weeks
  • Kaze - 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) 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.