Rules


SCORING, TIMES AND GAME AMOUNT CHANGES DEPENDING ON EVENT! PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK

 

Registration

  • You must have a minimum of 200 games played on your account.
  • You must be 13 years or older to participate. If under the age of 18, all payouts must be with parental approval. 
  • One member from each team must check in on discord no earlier than 30 minutes prior to tournament start time
  • Checking in means you and your team are all ready and the only thing you are waiting on is your competing time!
  • No Smurfing / Reverse boosting / Alt accounts / Shared Accounts / Tanking KD.
  • No Cheating / Hacks / Exploits. 
  • All members must be registered atleast 5 minutes prior to event start.
  • Servers allowed to host: North America (Hawaii Excluded), UK & Australia.
    Other countries are allowed to play but the host must be able to show geo location stream of one of the listed above servers
  • CROSSPLAY is required to be on.
  • Roster changes must happen prior to tournament start by messaging a Admin on discord
  • No VPN Servers
  • Competing time slots for our events start from 6 am - Midnight PST.

 

STREAMING  REQUIREMENT

  • At least one player from every team must stream (this player must be the host)
  • Archive mode switched on in your streaming platform (to allow us to view footage after it has finished going live)
  • Stream title - #ksmgaming.com and your team name. 
  • Streaming Platforms: Twitch, Facebook Gaming & YouTube.
  • Kali Stick Mafia Gaming is not responsible for any network or connectivity issues.- Please check your streams etc prior to tournament
  • If the person streaming has to leave in the middle of a tournament, another member must stream. 
  • Any game that is not streamed from start to finish will not count to total score.
  • You must have audio sound on
  • You do not need to have microphone sound on. (optional)
  • Yo do not need to show your face. (optional)
  • The member streaming MUST be the host (if multiple streamers then its by teams choice which streamer hosts)
  • All PC players above a 2.0kd must stream/ have video recorded footage (if one team member is streaming then video footage submitted after is sufficient)
  • If submitting non live video footage - please upload to a platform (e.g. youtube) and send link to Rad or Captnhindsightt (this must be done before 6 am PST the day after tournament) 

    Things that must be shown on stream prior to tournament start
  • Cross Play enabled - in call of duty Account settings 
  • GEO location (unhide, for 1 second) - In call of duty account settings
  • STREAMING PC PLAYERS -  must show their ping (Options - > General -> Server latency Enabled) must display this entire game!
  • STREAMING PC PLAYERS - Must show task manager (Alt, Ctrl, Delete - > Task Manager -> Scroll down processors ) 
    If the stream or video footage is split / cuts out. you must repeat showing information above
    THIS SYSTEM WILL ALLOW US TO VERIFY THAT EVERY WINNING TEAM DIDN’T USE ANY CHEATS, BUG EXPLOITS OR THAT THEY DIDN’T TEAM UP WITH OTHER SQUADS.


"CAN I...." 

- Restart a match if things aren't going well? Yes
- Submit a score that was partially or not streamed? No
- Start a game 1 minute or more after tournament end time for any reason? No - you must be in lobby waiting for the game by competing end time
- Start a game 1 minute or more before tournament begin time for any reason? No - you must hit find match after tournaments begin time
- Submit my scores later then the time allowed time for any reason No
- Submit a score that had an unregistered member playing? No
- Change streamers in the middle of a tournament? Yes - but any games used must be streamed in full. 
- Compete in multiple divisions? Yes as long as you meet all KD cap requirements.
- Play as incomplete team? Yes - but the price of a full team must be paid for and all KD caps met.
- Compete again if things didn't go smoothly? Yes - Compete again with SAME team members for 50% off but only one score (highest) can be counted (sloppy and sneaky events only)
- Compete again with a different team? Yes - But full team price must be paid and a different team name used.
- Compete if you live outside of the North America, UK or Australia? Yes, but your host  (streamer) must show geo location of one of the listed. 
- Receive a refund after being Disqualified for breaking any rules? No - Please read the rules carefully and make sure you follow all instructions.

 

 

PAY-OUT & RESULTS

  • Results will be posted within 48 hours after tournament ends.
  • There is a 24 hour revision period after results to ensure the rightful team that is granted the prize.
  • Available Platforms of Payout: Paypal, Cashapp
  • KSMgaming staff will take as long as possible to review scores and game play, even if that means revision time goes over 24 hours

 

 

OTHER RULINGS​

  • Decisions about cheating/hacking and disqualifying team members will made under the discretion of Kali Stick Mafia Gaming. 
  • If you play with a team member who is not registered to the tournament, your team will be disqualified from the event.
  • You will be required to play with the same teammates from start until the end of the tournament.
  • If you believe a team is breaking the rules, please message a MOD on discord. DO NOT post in public chat.
  • KSMGaming reserves the right to use, publish or share your stream and your Call of Duty Stats on KSMGaming's website and social media after participating in a KSMGaming event.
  • If you choose to harass MODS, this will result in immediate suspension of tournament play. Any other attempt to harass, bother or harm a member of Kali Stick Mafia Gaming will result in immediate suspension of tournament play as well as possible disqualification and permanent ban of all Kali Stick Mafia Gaming events.
  • Technical difficulties happen, but are not at the responsibility of Kali Stick Mafia Gaming. Please ensure your stream is setup & internet is working correctly before starting the tournament.
  • If a person has to leave in the middle of a tournament, you can continue but must select "no fill" in team lobby, you cannot replace this team membe after you have started. 
  • Show respect to everyone involved in the tournament and on every Kali Stick Mafia Gaming social media platform.
  • DO NOT USE ANY DISCRIMINATORY LANGUAGE. Any racist, sexist, homophobic or any behavior deemed to be unacceptable while participating in Kali Stick Mafia Gaming events or on our social media platforms will be disqualified and banned without a refund
  • Prize Pools may vary based on the amount of teams pariticpating in the event.
  • ALMOST EVERY KALI STICK MAFIA GAMING EVENT HAS A TEAM K/D CAP RATIO DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF TOURNAMENT. IF WE SEE ABNORMALITIES IN YOUR K/D RATIO THAT GIVES YOU ADVANTAGES TO ENTER ANY KALI STICK MAFIA GAMING TOURNAMENT WITH A K/D CAP, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • KALI STICK MAFIA GAMING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MONITOR ANY PLAYER WE SEE FIT DURING THE TOURNAMENT. KALI STICK MAFIA GAMING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVIEW ACCOUNT STATISTICS UP TO 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO EVENT IF NEEDED. 
  • NO USING THE ACTIVISION ACCOUNT OF AN ANOTHER PLAYER
  • NO REVERSE BOOSTING
  • NO KD TANKING 
  • NO SMURFS / ALT ACCOUNTS
  • NO SHARED ACCOUNTS
  • KSMGaming reserves the right to postpone / cancel events based on in game issues / glitches or competitor turn out, in the event a tournament is cancelled -  a full refund will be issued.
 

REPORTING SCORES

Once the tournament has finished, teams will report their score to the 'Submit Score' page on the site.  ALL SCORES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF TOURNAMENTS END TIME. 

We have 3 different scoring systems - Sloppy, Sneaky and Rebirth/Mini. Please pay attention to which style of tournament you are playing in to submit the correct scores. 

Tie Breakers: The team with the highest kill game is declared the winner. ​ If tied, then the highest kill single player will determine.

We highly recommends taking screenshots your game scores as backups, but are not required. 

Sending reports to MODS of screenshots, videos of any format, reporting scores without a stream, sending scores late, posting scores in discord channel, or any reporting not following reporting procedure will result in an automatic score of ZERO.



Refund Policy Refunds may be given in the event that you need to cancel your registration for any reason prior to the tournaments starting time. No refunds will be given if you wait until the event has already begun or after the event ends. Refunds will not be given for disqualifications. No refunds will be given out if you are caught cheating or hacking or were banned from our community. Refunds take 3-5 business days to process, if you reside in another country all payments and refunds are subject to the current exchange rates.