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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions2019-01-23T10:39:11+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

We are creating an environment that is safe and enjoyable for everyone who attends. If you feel that an attendee has created an issue, please notify an one of our event staff. Event staff are available to help at the main entry information booths. Stealing, hitting, cheating, drugs, and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

TEC 2019 is designed for everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time. All attendees and players must follow the guidelines laid out in “An Esports Code of Conduct: For players, organizers and parents.” Stealing, hitting, cheating, drugs, and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to abide by all event and venue rules, instructions, and guidelines, including the Code of Conduct. These may be posted here, posted or announced at the event, or relayed to you by Event Staff. Violations of the Code of Conduct or any other rules may result in your removal from the premises with no refund. TEC and its Event Staff have final discretion on all conduct and rules questions.

Reporting Violations or Other Issues

During the event, Event Staff are available at the main entry information booths to help with any issues that arise. If you have any issues or questions about conduct before, during, or after the event, please contact us.

Yes. We will have food and drinks available inside the facility. Local restaurants are only a few minutes walk away as well. You are welcome to exit and re-enter the event during the day — make sure you have your wristband!

All ages can attend and play. We have a couple rules for those under 18:

  • Minors age 14 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone accompanying a minor must have their own ticket to enter.
  • If a minor (under 18) wins a tournament prize, a parent or legal guardian must sign an IRS form 1099 to collect the prize.
  • Children under 3 can attend free with a parent or guardian but cannot participate in tournaments.

The tournament is based on points earned for final position and eliminations during a set play time (see below). The top three point-scorers will receive cash prizes, with a total prize pool of $1,000.

Platform: PC

Players: 200 maximum

Mode: Solo matches in standard public online matchmaking games. We are not using custom games.

Pre-Registration Required: YES, you must register here to reserve your space in the tournament. This is in addition to buying an event ticket.

Prizes: $1000 total prize pool.

  • 1st place: $650
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place: $100

Age Guidelines: Ages 4 and up may compete. If a winner is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign an IRS form 1099 to collect the prize.

Point System: The tournament is based on playoff setups such as Fall Skirmish with a points system adjusted for our event. Winners will be determined by total points earned during the allotted play time.

Play Times (Speed Battle): If the tournament is 100 players or less, each player will play up to 1.5 hours OR 5 games, whichever ends first. If there are more than 100 players, each player will get 1 hour OR 5 games, whichever ends first. Play time will be announced at the event.

Points Scoring and Values:
Points will be awarded to players based on 1) final position in each game, and 2) number of eliminations in each game with bonuses for higher numbers of eliminations.

Final Position:

  • 1st = 6 points
  • 2nd through 5th = 3 points
  • 6th through 10th = 1 point

Eliminations (per game):

  • 1 elimination = 1 point

Bonus points for total eliminations:

  • 7+ = 6 points
  • 5-6 = 3 points
  • 3-4 = 1 point

Tiebreakers: Tiebreakers will be determined by the following: total number of Victory Royales/1st place positions; total eliminations during the play time; placement across match; and finally, a coin flip.

The Rocket League 2v2 tournament will follow rules that are based on standard community rules. Read the complete ruleset here. The total prize pool is $2,000.

Rules: You must carefully read the complete ruleset, which includes critical information about the tournament.

Platform: PC

Players: 32 teams of 2 maximum

Pre-Registration Required: YES, you must register here to reserve your space in the tournament. To attend the TEC event and tournament on Feb. 10 you need to purchase a ticket.

Preliminary Tournaments: Please note the dates for the four preliminaries, which start January 28 and end February 8. Top teams in preliminaries receive preferential seeding in the Feb. 10 tournament.

Prizes: $2000 total prize pool (if tournament reaches capacity)

  • 1st Place: $1300
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $100
  • 4th Place: $100

Age Guidelines: Ages 4 and up may compete. If a winner is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign an IRS form 1099 to collect the prize.

Both the Rocket League and Fortnite tournaments will be played on Lenovo’s Legion brand PCs.  You will be able to use your XBox One controller or your PlayStation 4 controller if you are not accustom to using a keyboard and mouse.

We will provide 100 Lenovo Legion brand gaming PCs and 144Hz curved monitors. These are gaming computers with Intel Core i7 CPUs, nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs, and Windows 10. They will be preloaded with the tournament games. All tournaments will be conducted on these computers. Players are not allowed to alter the configuration or settings of these computers, including monitor resolution.

You cannot bring your own computer. However, you should bring your own peripherals (keyboard and mouse, or controller if desired, and headset or earbuds).

Players are not allowed to change the configuration or settings of the PCs and monitors provided for the tournament. You must use the native resolution of the provided LCD monitors. We do not allow stretching of the monitor resolution. Stretching the resolution can give some players an aiming advantage in games like Fortnite, so it is commonly banned.

Sorry, you cannot bring your own computer. We will have 100 Lenovo Legion brand gaming PCs available for you to play on. You should bring your own peripherals (keyboard and mouse, controller, headset). You can also bring your own handheld consoles for non-tournament gaming with other attendees (see other FAQs).

Players should bring their own peripherals to use with the PCs that are provided for the tournaments. This includes:

  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Xbox One or PS4 Controller for use with PC (if desired)
  • Headset or earbuds

We will make a reasonable attempt to provide drivers for peripherals.

Xbox One or PS4 controllers are supported. We cannot guarantee that other controllers will work.

Please bring a wired keyboard and mouse. We cannot guarantee that wireless keyboards or mice will work properly.

It’s up to you!  You are welcome to bring either a keyboard and mouse or a controller to use with the Lenovo Legion brand PCs that we provide. All tournaments will be played on these PCs only. The PCs are able to connect to Xbox One or PS4 controllers. Both Fortnite and Rocket League support these controllers on PC. If you are using a controller, make sure to bring the USB cable in case you are unable to connect wirelessly.

Yes! Handhelds are welcome so you can play with other attendees. We especially encourage Nintendo Switch and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because Smash rules! (Peach may be a beast but Corrin is a MONSTER!)

You may need to log in to your game account(s) to participate in the tournaments. Before arriving, make sure you know the account(s) email address/username and password. If you’re under 18, make sure you have parent permission to log in to the account(s).

Please be very careful when you log into your Epic, Steam, or other accounts at the tournament. Here are some important guidelines you should follow to keep your accounts safe:

  • Do not share your account information with anyone.
  • Log in only on the PC you are assigned for your tournament.
  • Log out after your tournament is over.
  • Do not log in to non-gaming accounts (such as your email) on the tournament PCs.
  • If you think someone else has accessed your account, immediately change your password and follow up with the relevant company’s customer support if needed.

TEC is not responsible for unauthorized use of accounts.

We are creating a list of volunteers who want to help out at the event. Please reach out to us if you are interested in volunteering.

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