- As thanksgiving is tomorrow (Thursday), forfeit wins will not be accepted for this 6s playoffs week. Teams are strongly encouraged to reschedule to a day that both teams can play. Matches can still be played on the default day so long as both teams agree to it in match comms. Contact your division admin if you need assistance.

- RGL now has Discord integration! What this means is that you can go to your RGL profile settings and connect your Discord account to your RGL account.

- RGL is now working with Qixalite. If you need to book a server, please head over here for more information.

RGL Global Rules Updates and July Bans

   exa_   - 8/6/2020

RGL Global Rule Updates / Reminders


You can view the full updated rules here.


It should be reiterated that wallbugs are allowed in every format in RGL. The allowed bugs are not changing anything, but are being re-added after being left out in the transition to the global rules.


We are adding in [1008.4.1.2] - Server Disputes to handle the case where both teams are unable to reach a compromise regarding the server for the RGL match to be played on.


This section will be clarified to state that [1002.1] - Sportsmanship and Spirit will take precedence over the other.


[1008.13] - Match Throwing / League Fixing has been updated to include more examples of what is viewed when investigating match throwing and fixing incidents.



This has been added to [1003.3] - Game Exploits. This refers to the reconnect exploit.


There are further plans to edit and better clarify our ban rules. This will be added in the next rule update article.


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. This form will be for appealing indefinite bans in RGL.gg and this form will be for appealing all other bans in RGL.

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

There are other cases that will be discussed in a subsequent article, as well as explained. This article does not encompass everything that we wish to go over yet.


Sexual harassment and inappropriate/lewd behavior


The following players have received permanent suspensions from RGL:

  • saturn+ - Breaking RGL's player conduct stance through improper interactions with a minor(s) in sexually suggestive ways.
  • Shaggy - Breaking RGL's player conduct stance through improper interactions with a minor(s) in sexually suggestive ways.
  • Tacos - Breaking RGL's player conduct stance through repeated improper interactions with others, including minor(s), in sexually suggestive ways.

The administration takes incidents regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate/lewd behavior, especially those involving minors, to a very serious degree. Upon evaluation of the severity of such cases, we look for egregious or repeated behavior. In situations where a victim is a minor, these offenses become significantly worse, though any situation regarding sexual harassment is of a serious and reportable nature.

We have continued to investigate and evaluate these reports being sent in because it is undeniable that this type of behavior is not only unacceptable but should not be tolerated in our community in any capacity. This report form has remained our primary method to submit reports of inappropriate behavior directly to our head admins and report committee team. This is the recommended method to file a report through our system.

It is important to note that the administration team does not condone harassment and witch-hunting in any capacity. While we appreciate players coming forward to make these issues known, it is more than possible to take things too far. As such, we urge players to continue to maintain respectful relations within the community and to be mindful of the dangers of mob mentality.

Our goal in RGL has always been to maintain a passionate community that can have sympathy, tolerance, and feels safe while playing their favorite game. We respect and thank all these individuals for coming forward with their experiences and evidence. Through our combined efforts we can achieve our dream of a healthy and safe competitive environment.


Cheating


The following players have been caught cheating by the RGL Anti-cheat team and will be banned:

  • Unknown - 1-Year - Cheating / First cheating offense
  • jeremy - 1-Year - Cheating / First cheating offense
  • Galaxy (This is a different Galaxy. This player participated in the 6s Newcomer Cup.) - 1-Year - Cheating / First cheating offense



Account sharing / Ban Evasion / Alting


The following player played on their alternate account in a lower division, while their main account is actively playing in the league. Their ban will be for 6-months.


The following account will be banned for being an alternate account to avian:




The following player played on their alternate account in a lower division, while their main account is actively playing in the league. Their ban will be for 6-months.


The following account will be banned for being an alternate account to kobe1920:


The following player knowingly supported the above alt account in evading their ban and playing in multiple matches during the season and will be banned for 6-months:




The following player played on their alternate account in a lower division, while their main account is actively playing in the league. Their ban will be for 6-months.


The following account will be banned for being an alternate account to wi?:




The following player played on their alternate account in a lower division, while their main account is actively playing in the league. Their ban will be for 6-months.


The following account will be banned for being an alternate account to sushi:




The following player played on their alternate account in a lower division, while their main account is actively banned in the league.


The following account will be banned for being an alternate account to jrod:




The following players used an alternate account with the intention of smurfing in the RGL 6s Newcomer Cup. Their ban will be for 6-months.





Alting


The following alternate accounts 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:

  • avian - Minimum 1.5-months - Use of racial slur in an Invite scrim. (This player was put onto probation for being banned, while already banned. 2nd ban inside of RGL.)
  • hael - Minimum 3-months - Use of racial slur in Invite scrim. (This player was put onto probation for their 3rd RGL ban)
  • Secretly Satan - Minimum 4-months - Use of racial slur on RGL forums and transphobic comment during scrim. (This player was put onto probation for being banned, while already banned. 4th ban inside of RGL)
  • perfection - Minimum 2-weeks - Making inappropriate comments during RGL match during the memorial cup. Increase ban length due to happening during a memorial event. (This player was put onto probation for their 3rd RGL ban)

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


Update on players that have been banned while on probation:

  • telephone fan - Permanent - DDOS'ing and disrupting memorial event.



Sportsmanship and Spirit


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

  • explosivedeer - Use of weapon with a homophobic slur in its name during a RGL match. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • the next day - Use of racial slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • mixtape - Use of racial slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • Alichino - Use of homophobic slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • Valentino - Use of weapon with a homophobic slur in its name in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • saiyan - Use of a racial slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • J_peg - Use of a racial slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • ben - Repeated player harassment - 1-Month / First Offense
  • figsy - Using a banned player who then used a racial slur in a scrim. - 1-week / 1st Offense
  • The Animal - Use of a racial slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • danny - Use of transphobic slur in a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • Wrench - Setting team name to racial slur in scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
  • miperton - Excessive toxicity in RGL Newcomer Match - 1-week / First Offense



Demos


The following players have failed to provide a requested demo. This is their first offense and will be a warning. Failure to submit a demo after subsequent requests in the regular season or a requested demo in playoffs will lead to bans.




VAC Ban


The following account 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.