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Gold Eligibility Rules

Eligibility

Gold League

1.   Players must have ended Platinum 4 99 LP or below AND did not promote to Platinum 3 at any point during Season 13-1, Season 13-2, or Season 14-1. Additionally players must not have peaked Platinum 3 in season 14 to be eligible to join a roster. Blue Otter will only take flex rank into account if there’s a big discrepancy between a player’s solo queue rank and flex rank.

1.a   If a player has played the minimum, or close to the minimum, number of games required in the previous season, they can be denied entry into the league. This also includes other factors such as previous ranked history, competitive play performance, and the peak rank of the player in the previous season.

1.b   A player must have finished S4+ in Season 13-1, Season 13-2, Season 14-1, and/or currently be at least S4 to be rostered in the league.

2.   Solo Queue Warrior Clause - If a player peaked, at max, Platinum 3 in season 13-1 or 13-2, they may request an exemption if they played at least 200 ranked games combined in 14-1 and 14-2 and did not peak above Platinum 4.

 

3.   Players that have previously ended Platinum 2 or above in Season 12, Season 13-1, Season 13-2, or Season 14-1 will be ineligible to play. Players that have peaked Platinum 3 or above in Season 14-1 will be ineligible to play.

4.   A player may conditionally climb to Emerald 4 
99 LP, during the regular season, while on a team. However, once they hit Platinum 3 they are ineligible to switch teams.

4.a   Players may start climbing after Week 1 has concluded.

4.b   During playoffs, the growth clause is uncapped.

5.   Teams are required to research their players, admins are not responsible if a player is found out to be ineligible later in the season. 

6.   All players must have 50 Solo/Duo Queue ranked games on their main account in order to be eligible to play in Blue Otter League at the start of the season. This includes starters, subs, AND e-subs.

6.a  All ranked game requirements must be met on one account.  

6.b   Players must have 80 ranked solo/duo games to be eligible for playoffs this season.

6.c   All rostered players must have at least 10 ranked solo/duo games within the last 21 days to be eligible for any regular season match. (Not enforced for week 1)
      
       6.c.1   Failure to fulfill this rule requirement for any given week will result in 2 ban           losses for the player's team.


       6.c.2   This requirement is still enforced for any rescheduled matches.  The players           would need to meet the requirement at the rescheduled date and time.

       6.c.3   This rule is player enforce and can be waivable by the opposing team.

6.d.   Players who have an excessive win rate during the season (55%+) will be put on a win rate contract until their win rate falls below 55%.  This contract will require that the player plays 5 ranked solo/duo games every week.

       6.d.1   The term of the win rate contract is from game day to game day (end of the prior weeks' matches to the beginning of the next non rescheduled game time/date.  The term of the contract is not affected by rescheduled matches.
 
6.e  Ranked games should be completed with the upmost integrity. If BOL staff
can verify a player has intentionally fed multiple games without a reasonable doubt, this can impact their eligibility for the league.

6.f   Players are not eligible unless they have played 75+ solo/duo ranked games in Season 13-1, 75+ solo/duo ranked games in Season 13-2, and 50+ solo/duo ranked games in Season 14-1.  

6.g  If a player had less than 25 ranked solo/duo games in Season 13-1, they must make up the full 75 games for that season.

6.h  If a player had less than 25 ranked solo/duo games in Season 13-2, they must make up the full 75 games for that season.

6.i  If a player had less than 25 ranked solo/duo games in Season 14-1, they must make up the full 50 games for that season.

6.j
  Players can use excess Season 14-2 ranked games to make up for missed Season 14-1, Season 13-2. and/or Season 13-1 ranked games.

6.k  Players can use excess Season 14-1
 ranked games to make up for missed Season 13-2 and/or Season 13-1 ranked games.

6.l  Players can use excess Season 13-2 ranked games to make up for missed Season 13-1 ranked games.

 

7.   Banned accounts and any accounts you no longer have access to do not count towards the minimum game requirement. 

8.   Before players are eligible to play on a roster they must be cleared by a Tournament Organizer.

9.   If your main account is permanently banned during any BOL league season, you will be considered ineligible to participate in Blue Otter League for the remainder of that season.  If your main account is suspended at any point in the season, you will be ineligible to play in BOL until your suspension has been lifted. The BOL league season starts when a team is accepted into the league.

10.   Accounts in other regions must be disclosed to BOL staff.  These accounts will be considered when determining player eligibility but will not solely be the reason of acceptance or denial.

11.   All alternate accounts level 30+ must be disclosed.  Failure to disclose an account can result in a suspension or possibly being denied from participating in BOL. If a player’s undisclosed account is found in between seasons, the suspension can carry over to the next season.

12.   Ultimately all eligibility comes down to admin discretion, the admins can collectively agree to deny or remove any player.

13.   Player eligibility cannot be bypassed by an agreement with another team. (Minimum game requirements or rank requirements)

14.   Players must fill out a player registration form before they are considered eligible.

15.   BOL uses OP.gg to determine eligibility and game count.

16.   BOL uses League of Graphs to determine peak rank of a player.

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