1 PES League

PES League is the official Konami Pro Evolution Soccer e-Sports organisation. In order to participate in the Road to Cardiff (section 3), you have to join PES League.

2 Joining PES League and your PES League profile

In order to play on PES League all users need to first create a PES League profile on the site. This can be done at www.pesleague.com/user/register.

Once this is done they are considered a PES League player.

Once you become a PES League player, you can enter for a tournament you wish to participate. You will have to agree on "PES League Road to Cardiff 2016/2017Terms and Conditions"(Terms and Conditions) for tournament.

If a player can’t access their PES League profile, including instances in which they have lost their username or password then they must contact PES League support at support@pesleague.com

2.1 Your Location

You have to decide one country/area whichever you would like to compete with other PES League players in the registration process. Such chosen country/area belongs to one specific Region which is designated by PES League Admin (www.pesleague.com/support) , and must belongs to the same Region as your actual country/area where you reside.

2.2 Your Details

It is the responsibility of each player to ensure that their PES League profile, and any account linked to it are secure.

If a breach occurs, or a player suspects a breach, then they must contact PES League Admin with the details as soon as possible. They will be advised on how to proceed by a PES League representative.

Your PlayStation Network Account (PSN Account)

Only one PlayStation Network Account (PSN Account) can be linked to one PES League profile and only one PES League profile can be linked to a single PSN Account.

The transferring of PSN accounts between PES League profiles isn’t permitted during the PES League Road to Cardiff 2016/17 Season except in exceptional circumstances which are at the discretion of PES League. If a player feels they need to change the PSN Account then they must contact www.pesleague.com/support who shall make a decision on whether this is allowed.

Please note that in instances where the PSN Account on a PES League account is changed, all previous results gained on previous PSN Accounts will be lost.

2.3 Account Sharing

PES League is an individual competition. To participate, it is required that each PES League player is the sole user of their PES League account and any PSN Accounts attached to them.

Players are advised to take necessary steps to ensure that they are the only ones with access to accounts associated with PES League. Any players found sharing their accounts will find themselves subject to sanction as per the Behaviour, Fair Play and Sanction section of the rules (Section 4.0).

3 Road to Cardiff

The Road to Cardiff is the route to becoming the official PES 2017 World Champion. Players will battle it out throughout the year to become one of 16 players who will qualify for the PES League World Final in Cardiff (World Final) and compete for the title.

The Road to Cardiff season is split into a number of seasons depending on different regions. These seasons are outlined below:

3.1 EU Season 1

3.1.1 Season Ladders

The Season Ladder of EU Season 1 takes the form of an online event and matches are played through PES League mode on PES 2017 and PES 2017 Trial Edition on Sony PlayStation 4 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles only.

To progress to National Final of EU Season 1, PES League player have to participate in the EU Season 1 Ladder, online qualification match, will begin at 08:00 UTC on December 15, 2017 and end at 03:59 UTC on January 5, 2017. Users will be able to play matches with a maximum limit of 1 per day and the better 15 matches will be counted towards a ladder. And the maximum limit of matches per day is subject to change and it will be announced on Information on PES League website prior to the changed time.

At the end of the EU Season Ladder, the top 16 players will qualify for online National Final of their country/area.

These sixteen players will be published on the season ladder event page on completion of the season however please note they are liable to change pending all standard fair play checks being carried out.

Eligible Matches

Your eligible matches are decided in the order of below;

1. Points: players are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

2. Goal differences: goals scored minus goals lost

3. Goals: all goals made

Matches completed after you enter for the Road to Cardiff are only eligible.

Ranking Algorithms

A ranking will be decided in the order of below which will apply to all matches in Road to Cardiff;

1. Points: players are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

2. Goal differences: goals scored minus goals lost

3. Goals: all goals made

4. The most up to date and hour of completed eligible matches (The earlier is higher in a ranking).

Equipment

It is the player’s responsibility to provide adequate equipment and services in order to take part in the Season Ladder of EU Season 1. This includes having an internet connection that is capable of delivering the performance required for e-Sports events such as this.

Each player must have full access to the equipment required for the duration of this event. Any player unable to meet this requirement will be removed from the tournament.

Player Accounts

Players must complete event matches using their registered PSN Account. The use of any other account will not be permitted under any circumstances.

3.1.2 National Final

National Finals of EU season 1 will take the form of an online event using Sony PlayStation 4 Consoles only. The 16 qualifiers from the EU Season 1 Ladder event will compete to determine which player will represent their country/area at the EU Season 1 Regional Final.

All National Finals will take place between January 9, 2017 and January 22, 2017. The exact date and starting time of each National Final will be made available at least 2 weeks in advance of the event taking place and players will be emailed after they qualify.

Players will need the full version of PES 2017 in order to take part in the EU Season 1 National Final. Any players who have qualified for the event via the PES 2017 Trial Edition will be issued with a code to download a full copy of the game in order to take part.

Event Structure

All EU Season 1 National Finals will be straight knockout competitions with Round of Sixteen, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final rounds. All matches except for play-off matches within the tournament will be 10 minutes long.

The Round of Sixteen, Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds will be 2 legged with the player who has scored the most goals across both legs progressing to the next round. In the event of a draw then a 5 minute play-off match will be played with Extra Time and Penalties turned on. The winner of this match will then progress.

The final match will be 1 legged with the player who has scored the most goals winning this event. In the event of a draw then Extra Time and Penalties of the match will be played to determine the winner.

Players will face each other in the Round of Sixteen based on their ranking in the EU Season 1 Ladder Event:

Round of Sixteen:

  1. 1st v 16th
  2. 8th v 9th
  3. 4th v 13th
  4. 5th v 12th
  5. 3rd v 14th
  6. 6th v 11th
  7. 7th v 10th
  8. 2nd v 15th

Quarter Final:

  1. 9. Winner of match 1 v Winner of match 2
  2. 10. Winner of match 3 v Winner of match 4
  3. 11. Winner of match 5 v Winner of match 6
  4. 12. Winner of match 7 v Winner of match 8

Semi Final:

  1. 13. Winner of match 9 v Winner of match 10
  2. 14. Winner of match 11 v Winner of match 12

Final:

  1. 15. Winner of match 13 v Winner of match 14
Fixtures

Players can view their fixtures in the ‘results’ tab of the event page. Players must play according to these fixtures unless otherwise communicated by the PES League Admin or announced in the event chat.

Match Room Creation and Joining

Matches within National Finals of EU Season 1 are played within the Friendly Match Lobby mode of PES 2017. This requires one player to create a match room within the correct lobby and for the other player to join.

The lobby in which players must create the match room will be communicated by the PES League Admin in the event chat and/or on the event page.

All match rooms created must adhere to any Road to Cardiff constraints, which to be addressed by PES League Admin later, in place. Failure to do this may result in the match being void. If a player notices incorrect settings have been applied prior to the match taking place they must remake a new room.

Teams

Players may use any team available on the PES LEAGUE mode of PES 2017 providing that they fall within any constraints set for the event. Once a player has played a match within National Finals of EU Season 1 with a team, they must continue to use that team for the remainder of National Finals of EU Season 1.

Selections and Settings

Players may select any kits available in PES 2017. If a player believes there is inconvenience to proceed the match with regard to kits they must raise their concerns to the PES League Admin within the event chat as soon as possible. The event admin will then make a decision on how to proceed.

The home player may choose any ball or stadium available in PES 2017. If the opposing player has any objection to the ball or stadium to be used, then they must report this issue to the PES League Admin within the event chat. The PES League Admin will then make a decision on how to proceed.

Match setting is as follows.

  • Match Level: Superstar
  • Match Time: 10 minutes (5 minutes if it is a play-off match)
  • ET: OFF (ON if it is the Final, or 5 minute play-off match)
  • PK: OFF (ON if it is the Final,or 5 minute play-off match)
  • No. of Substitutions: 3
  • Player Emotions: OFF
  • Injuries: OFF
  • Ball Type: CONTINUA

Stadium settings for National Finals of EU Season 1 are the following for all matches unless otherwise stated by the PES League Admin:

  • Time: Night
  • Season: Summer
  • Weather: Fine
  • Length of grass: Normal
  • Pitch Conditions: Normal

Players may use any game plan and support settings available within PES 2017. It is their responsibility to make sure these are in place before each match in National Finals of EU Season 1.

Incorrect Match Settings and Stadium Settings

It is the responsibility of both players to ensure that matches and stadiums are set up correctly. If a player notices their match and stadiums have been set up incorrectly or believes it might have been then they must report the issue to the PES League Admin at the earliest opportunity.

If a match and/or a stadium are/is set up incorrectly then the PES League Admin will make a decision on how to proceed based on the circumstances. Their decisions in these instances are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and are final.

Match Play

Players may play matches in National Finals of EU Season 1in any way they wish to do so within the limits of PES 2017 itself. This includes all gameplay and tactical elements of the game.

Lag and Disconnections

Players are required to have an internet connection of a suitable standard for playing matches. Any player whose internet connection is, on the PES League Admin discretion, not to be of a suitable standard for matches in National Finals of EU Season 1will be eliminated from the matches in National Finals of EU Season 1.

Should this occur the PES League Admin will make a decision on how the event will proceed, including any matches in progress at the time of the lag, on a case-by-case basis.

If a match disconnects whilst play is on-going then both players must make the PES League Admin know via the event’s online chat function. A decision will be then be made by the PES League Admin on how to proceed on a case- by-case basis.

Please note that all matches within National Finals of EU Season 1 are governed by the "Terms and Conditions" and “PES League Road to Cardiff 2016/17 Rules and Regulations“ regarding behaviour and fair play. Any player suspected to be breaching these rules may find themselves the subject of a PES League investigation and/or sanction.

Event Arrival

Players are required to be ready to compete online in all matches in National Finals of EU Season 1 at the start time according to the fixtures. This means that they must be present on both the online chat within the event page and the appropriate Friendly Match Lobby on PES 2017.

This Friendly Match Lobby will be displayed on the event page and communicated by the PES League Admin on the chat.

Any player who isn’t present and ready to play the start time according to the fixtures runs the risk of being eliminated from the matches in National Finals of EU Season 1. This is done at the discretion of the PES League Admin who may decide to allow additional time for the player to be ready to play before taking action of elimination.

If a player is removed from the event then the PES League Admin has the option of either removing the both players from matches in National Finals of EU Season 1 or awarding 3-0 default wins to his/her planned opponents.

Some events will require players to check in to the matches in National Finals of EU Season 1 prior to it starting in order to confirm their attendance and intentions to play in the event. If a match in National Finals of EU Season 1 requires this then it will be communicated by the PES League Admin.

Event Completion

The National Finals of EU Season 1 will be completed once the final match has been played and the confirmed winner of this event will be published on the event page as soon as the result of the final fixture has been entered by the PES League Admin.

Please note that this result is liable to change pending all eligible results being updated and standard fair play checks on all players involved carried out.

Event Placing

The winner and runner up from National Finals for Spain, Italy, Germany, UK & Ireland and Rest of Europe will qualify for the EU Season 1 Regional Final.

The winner from National Finals for Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Netherlands, Nordics and Switzerland & Austria will qualify for the EU Season 1 Regional Final.

3.1.3 Regional Final

The EU Season 1 Regional Final will take the form of an offline event. The 16 qualifiers from the EU Season 1 National Finals will compete for one of four places at the World Final.

It will take place at Barcelona, Spain on February 11, 2017. Travel and accommodation will be provided for each qualified player to travel to the venue to compete in the event as per the "Terms and Conditions".

Event Structure

The EU Season 1 Regional Final will consist of a group stage consisting of four groups of four players in round-robin stage and a knockout stage featuring a Quarter Final round, Semi Final round, and a Final. All matches except for play-off matches within the tournament will be 10 minutes long.

Players will be randomly drawn into four groups of four players the day before the matches of Regional Final. Each player will play the other players in their group once with the top two from each group advancing to the knockout stage. In the event of a tie on the points once all matches played, players will be separated in the order below:

  • Their head to head record
  • Goal difference
  • 5 Minute Play-off match
  • Extra Time and Penalties of the 5 minute play-off match.

The knockout stage will be seeded with the first placed player playing the second placed player in the corresponding group as per below:

Quarter Final:

  • 1. 1st Group A v 2nd Group D
  • 2. 1st Group B v 2nd Group C
  • 3. 1st Group C v 2nd Group B
  • 4. 1st Group D v 2nd Group A

Semi Final:

  • 5. Winner of match 1 v Winner of match 2
  • 6. Winner of match 3 v Winner of match 4

Third Place play-off:

  • 7.Loser of match 5 v Loser of match 6

Final:

  • 8.Winner of match 5 v Winner of match 6

Both the Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds will consist of two legs of 10 minute matches with the player who has the highest aggregate score progressing to the next round. In the event of a tie after two matches then the round will be decided by a 5 minute play-off match with extra time and penalties. The winner of this play-off will be the one to progress.

The Final round and Third Place play-off will consist of a one legged 10 minute match with extra time and penalties being used to decide the winner.

Playing Matches

All regional final matches will be played within the Exhibition mode of PES 2017 and will conform to the following general settings:

  • Match Level: Superstar
  • Match Time: 10 minutes (5 minutes if it is a play-off match)
  • ET: OFF (ON if it is the Final, Third Place play-off or 5 minute play-off match)
  • PK: OFF (ON if it is the Final, Third Place play-off or 5 minute play-off match)
  • No. of Substitutions: 3
  • Player Emotions: OFF
  • Injuries: OFF
  • Ball Type: CONTINUA

In addition to these, the following stadium settings must be applied:

  • Stadium: Any
  • Time: Night
  • Season: Summer
  • Weather: Fine
  • Length of Grass: Normal
  • Pitch Conditions: Normal

Players may use any Club or International team from a selection of teams provided by the PES League Admin.

Event Completion

The event will be completed once the final match has been played and the confirmed winner of the event will be published on the event page as soon as the result of the final fixture has been entered by the PES League Admin.

Please note that this result is liable to change pending all eligible results being updated and standard fair play checks on all players involved carried out.

Event Placing and Prizes

Players in EU Regional Final Season 1 will complete the following amount of money from the PES League prize pool and the top 4 players will be qualified for the World Final:

  • 1st place: $20,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000
  • 4th place: $4,000
  • 5th to 8th places: $2,000 each

And top 4 players, and guardians of qualified minors, will also win for one match ticket for UEFA Champions League World Final on June 3rd 2017.

3.2 EU Season 2

3.2.1 Season Ladders

EU Season 2 Ladder will begin at 08:00 UTC on February 16, 2017.

A player who is already qualified for the World Final is not eligible to participate for EU Season 2.

Details, including whether online or offline qualifiers take place or not, will be announced on the event page before EU Season 2 begins.

3.2.2 National Final

Details will be announced on the event page before EU Season 2 begins.

Event Placing

The winner and runner up from National Finals for Spain, Italy, Germany, UK & Ireland and Rest of Europe will qualify for the EU Season 2 Regional Final.

The winner from National Finals for Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Netherlands, Nordics and Switzerland & Austria will qualify for the EU Season 2 Regional Final.

3.2.3 Regional Final

The EU Season 2 Regional Final will take the form of an offline event. The 16 qualifiers from the National Finals in the EU Season 2 will compete for four places at the World Final.

Travel and accommodation will be provided for each qualified player to travel to the venue to compete in the event as per the "Terms and Conditions".

Please refer to Section 3.1.3 for Event Structure, Playing Matches, and Event Completion.

Event Placing and Prizes

Players in EU Regional Final Season 2 will complete the following amount of money from the PES League prize pool and the top 4 players will be qualified for the World Final:

  • 1st place: $20,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000
  • 4th place: $4,000
  • 5th to 8th places: $2,000 each

And top 4 players, and guardians of qualified minors, will also win for one match ticket for UEFA Champions League World Final on June 3rd 2017.

3.3 Americas Season

3.3.1 Season 1 and 2 Ladders

The Americas Season 1 and 2 Ladders take the form of an online event and matches are played through PES League mode on PES 2017 and PES 2017 Trial Edition on Sony PlayStation 4 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles only.

The Americas Season 1 ladder will begin at 08:00 UTC on December 15, 2016 and end at 03:59 on January 12, 2017. Users will be able to play matches with a maximum limit of 1 per day and the better 20 matches will be counted towards a ladder. The Americas Season 2 ladder will begin at 08:00 UTC on January 12, 2017 and end at 3:59 on February 16, 2017. Number of eligible and playable matches for Season 2 will be announced before a season starts. And the maximum limit of matches per day is subject to change and it will be announced on Information on PES League website prior to the changed time.

A player who is already qualified for Americas Regional Final is not eligible to participate for Americas Season 2.

Please refer to Eligible Matches and Ranking Algorithms in Section 3.1.1.

3.3.2 National Final

Details will be announced on the event page before Americas Season 2 Ladder begins.

Event Placing

The 16 players from National Finals will be qualified for the America Regional Final.

3.3.3 Regional Final

The Americas Regional Final will take the form of an offline event.

The location and date will be announced later on PES League website. Travel and accommodation will be provided for each qualified player to travel to the venue to compete in the event as per the "PES League Road to Cardiff Terms and Conditions".

Please refer to Section 3.1.3 for Event Structure, Playing Matches, and Event Completion.

Event Placing and Prizes

Players in Americas Regional Final will compete the following amount of money from the PES League prize pool and the top 4 players will be qualified for the World Final:

  • 1st place: $20,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000
  • 4th place: $4,000
  • 5th to 8th places: $2,000 each

And top 4 players, and guardians of qualified minors, will also win for one match ticket for UEFA Champions League World Final on June 3rd 2017.

3.4 Asia Season

3.4.1 Season Ladder

The Asia Season Ladder, except Japan, will begin at 08:00 UTC on December 15, 2016 and end at 03:59 UTC on February 23, 2017. Users will be able to play matches with a maximum limit of 1 per day and the better 50 matches will be counted towards a ladder. The Japan Season 1 Ladder will begin at 08:00 UTC on December 15, 2016 and end at 03:59 UTC on January 12, 2017. Users will be able to play matches with a maximum limit of 1 per day and the better 20 matches will be counted towards a ladder. The Japan Season 2 Ladder will begin at 08:00 UTC on February 23, 2017 and end at 03:59 UTC on March 23, 2017. Number of eligible and playable matches for Season 2 will be announced before a season starts. And the maximum limit of matches per day is subject to change and it will be announced on Information on PES League website prior to the changed time. A player who is already qualified for Japan National Final is not eligible to participate for Japan Season 2.

Please refer to Eligible Matches and Ranking Algorithms in Section 3.1.1.

Details of which country/area will be having offline national finals and which country/area will select their players from the Asia Season Ladder will be published prior to the start of the Asia Season Ladder event commencing.

The top 4 players from Japan, the top 2 player from South East Asia, and the top player and one guest selected by PES League Admin each from South Korea and Hong Kong will be qualified for the Asia Regional Final.

Winning players will be published on the season ladder event page on completion of the season however please note they are liable to change pending all standard fair play checks being carried out.

3.4.2 National Final

Details will be announced on the event page at least one month before the Asia Season Ladder ends.

3.4.3 Regional Final

The Asia Regional Final will take the form of an offline event.

The location and date will be announced later on PES League website. Travel and accommodation will be provided for each qualified player to travel to the venue to compete in the event as per the "Terms and Conditions"

Event Structure

The Asia Regional Final will consist of a group stage consisting of two groups of five players and a knockout stage featuring a Semi Final round, Third Place play-off and a Final. All matches except for play-off within the tournament will be 10 minutes long.

Players will be randomly drawn into two groups of five players the day before the event. Each player will play the other players in their group once with the top two from each group advancing to the knockout stage. In the event of a tie on the points once all matches played, players will be separated in the order below:

  • Their head to head record
  • Goal difference
  • 5 Minute Play-off match
  • Extra Time and Penalties of the 5 minute play-off match.
  • The knockout stage will be seeded with the first placed player playing the second placed player in the corresponding group as per below:

Semi Final:

  • 1. 1st Group A v 2nd Group B
  • 2. 1st Group B v 2nd Group A

Third Place play-off:

  • 3. Loser of match 1 v Loser of match 2

Final:

  • 4. Winner of match 1 v Winner of match 2

The Semi Final rounds will consist of two legs of 10 minute matches with the player who has the highest aggregate score progressing to the next round. In the event of a tie after two matches then the round will be decided by a 5 minute play-off match with extra time and penalties. The winner of this play-off will be the one to progress.

The Third Place play-off and Final rounds will consist of a one legged 10 minute match with extra time and penalties being used to decide the winner if the match is a draw.

Please refer to Section 3.1.3 for Event Structure, Playing Matches, and Event Completion.

Event Placing and Prizes

Players in Asia Regional Final will complete the following amount of money from the PES League prize pool and the top 2 players will be qualified for the World Final:

  • 1st place: $20,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000
  • 4th place: $4,000

And top 2 players, and guardians of qualified minors, will also win for one match ticket for UEFA Champions League World Final on June 3rd 2017.

3.5 Rest of the World

3.5.1 Season Ladder

The Rest of the World Ladder takes the form of an online event and matches are played through PES League mode on PES 2017 and PES 2017 Trial Edition on Sony PlayStation 4 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles only.

The Season Ladder event will begin at 08:00 UTC on December 15, 2016 and end on at 03:59 UTC of April 27, 2017. Users will be able to play matches with a maximum limit of 1 per day and the better 100 matches will be counted towards a ladder. And the maximum limit of matches per day is subject to change and it will be announced on Information on PES League website prior to the changed time.

Please refer to Eligible Matches and Ranking Algorithms in Section 3.1.1.

The top player from the Rest of the World at the end the season will be qualified for the World Final and one match ticket for UEFA Champions League World Final on June 3rd 2017.

Winning players will be published on the season ladder event page on completion of the season however please note they are liable to change pending all standard fair play checks being carried out.

3.6 PES League World Final in Cardiff

The World Final will take the form of an offline event and will feature the following qualified players:

  • 4 players from EU Season 1
  • 4 players from EU Season 2
  • 4 players from Americas
  • 2 player from Asia
  • 1 player from Rest of World
  • 1 guest

It will take place around Cardiff, Wales on June 1st and/or 2nd 2017. Travel and accommodation will be provided for each qualified player to travel to the venue to compete in the event as per the "PES League Road to Cardiff Terms and Conditions".

Event Structure

The World Final will consist of a group stage containing four groups of four players and a knockout stage featuring a Quarter Final round, Semi Final round, Third Place play-off and a Final. All regular matches within the tournament will be 10 minutes long.

Players will be drawn into four groups of four players the day before the event. This draw will be seeded based on how the player qualified for the World Final:

  • Pool A: EU Season 1 Winner, EU Season 1 Runner-Up, EU Season 2 Winner, EU Season 2 Runner-Up
  • Pool B: EU Season 1 Third Place, EU Season 1 Fourth Place, EU Season 2 Third Place, EU Season 2 Fourth Place
  • Pool C: Americas Season 1 Winner, Americas Season 1 Runner-Up, Americas Season 1 Third Place, Americas Season 1 Fourth place
  • Pool D: A guest, Asia Regional Winner, Asia Regional Runner-Up, Rest of World Winner

Each group will contain 1 player from Pool A, Pool B, Pool C and Pool D.

Each player will play the other players in their group once with the top two from each group advancing to the knockout stage. In the event of a tie on points once all matches played, players will be separated on the following criteria:

  • Their head to head record
  • Goal difference
  • 5 Minute Play-off match
  • Extra Time and Penalties of the 5 minute play-off match.

The knockout stage will be seeded with the first placed player playing the second placed player in the corresponding group as per below:

Quarter Final:

  • 1. 1st Group A v 2nd Group D
  • 2. 1st Group B v 2nd Group C
  • 3. 1st Group C v 2nd Group B
  • 4. 1st Group D v 2nd Group A

Semi Final:

  • 5. Winner of match 1 v Winner of match 2
  • 6. Winner of match 3 v Winner of match 4

Third Place play-off:

  • 7. Loser of match 5 v Loser of match 6

Final:

  • 8. Winner of match 5 v Winner of match 6

Both the Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds will consist of two legs of 10 minute matches with the player who has the highest aggregate score progressing to the next round. In the event of a tie after two matches then the round will be decided by a 5 minute play-off match with extra time and penalties. The winner of this play-off will be the one to progress.

The Third Place play-off and Final rounds will consist of a one legged 10 minute match with extra time and penalties being used to decide the winner if the match is a draw after 90 minutes.

Please refer to Section 3.1.3 for Event Structure, Playing Matches, and Event Completion.

Event Placing and prizes

Players in the World Final will complete the following amount of money from the PES League prize pool:

  • 1st place: $200,000
  • 2nd place: $100,000
  • 3rd place: $50,000

4 Behaviour, Fair Play and Sanctions

Match Completion

Players must aim to complete all matches in which they play or are scheduled to play for PES League , regardless of circumstances. Any players that PES League consider to have purposely failed to complete a match, or fail to complete a satisfactory number of their matches may have disciplinary action taken against them as outlined in this section.

Collusion and Bribery

Collusion or bribery in any form, between one or more parties is strictly prohibited on PES League and any players suspected of it will be thoroughly investigated by PES League Admin which will take any action it deems in its sole discretion to be necessary or appropriate..

Account Sharing

PES League is an individual competition and account sharing is strictly prohibited under any circumstances.

Regular IP checks are carried out on all accounts within PES League and any accounts suspected of being used by more than one player will be eliminated from the PES League competition and ineligible to receive any prizes gained or enter any further events. This is regardless of whether they had won prizes or qualified for the event prior to sharing the account.

Suspicious Activity

PES League Admin continually monitors all PES 2017 and PES 2017 Trial Edition data and all suspicious activity committed by PES League players will be investigated thoroughly by PES League Admin.

If PES League Admin encounters anything within player data they consider suspicious then the subject may have disciplinary action taken against them as outlined in this section.

Rude and abusive behaviour

All players are expected to behave in a respectful manner towards other individuals they encounter either directly or indirectly through PES League at all times.

Any PES League player who uses, or is found to have used rude and/or abusive behaviour to another individual may face sanctions from PES League Admin. This includes all functions of the PES League site as well as through PlayStation Networks.

Sanctions

In instances where PES League Admin feels a player has broken or attempted to break the rules of PES League – including those in this section, or gain an advantage through unfair play then they may hand out sanctions to a player on a case by case basis.

These sanctions will range from written warnings to timed bans from entering and being included official PES League events for the duration of the ban given. This includes events that are already in progress as well as new ones created during the period in which the player is banned.

Once a ban is complete players will be free to compete in official PES League events again.

Reporting

If a player believes that an opponent has breached any of the behavioural or fair play rules outlined in this section then they may report the offending player along with any supporting evidence, at www.pesleague.com/support

This report will then be investigated by PES League Admin, which will take any action it deems in its sole discretion to be necessary or appropriate. The outcome of any investigations completed into player behaviour will not be disclosed with any other players, including those that report it.

Retroactive Action

PES League Admin may take retroactive action on any player should they feel necessary to do so. This includes the withholding of any prizes won and removal from any events they qualified for as a result of any activity retroactive action has been taken on.

5 Rule Changes and Amendments

PES League Admin reserves the right to change or amend any of the above rules at any point through the season, including retroactively should it be deemed necessary.

It is the responsibility of each player to ensure they are aware of the rules as they stand at the time of play.

6 Feedback, Appeals and Complaints

If a player wishes to appeal a decision made by PES League Admin then they may do so by submitting their case, as well as any supporting evidence at www.pesleague.com/support. This will then be investigated by PES League Admin and a response issued to the player.

Any feedback or complaints about PES League or anything directly associated with PES League Admin can also be sent using this address support@pesleaue.com.