All of the rules listed here are the default rules, if both you and your opponent think a certain rule is stupid, you can make what is called a "gentleman's agreement" to change something. Some examples of this could be allowing traits, allowing triangle cards, banning scout binoculars, or doing a 3v3.
Any of the original base game blasters are allowed (excluding the Se-14c and the EE-3)
The SE-14c and EE-3 are banned.
all DLC/Hutt contract weapons are banned for this tournament
Weapons are limited to 1 per person. This meaning no 2 players can use the same weapon.
No traits are allowed for this tournament. Every trait in the game is banned.
All Charged Star Cards (Middle Star Cards that are activated with Triangle), are banned by default for this tournament.
Any of the main game and free update side Star Cards (Cards that go on L1 and R1) may be used freely with these exceptions.
The Bacta Bomb is banned.
The pulse cannon is banned.
The bowcaster is banned.
The medical droid is banned.
The shock grenade is banned.
The scatter gun is banned.
All star cards, excluding the banned ones listed above, are legal to be used in the tournament.
All star cards, excluding the jump pack, are limited to one per player. This means that a team cannot have more than one thermal detonator. This applies to all star cards in the tournament except for the jump pack.
Minimum battle size is 4v4, maximum battle size is 6v6.
Group stage Matches are best 2 out of 3, teams take turns banning maps back and forth 3 times until there are only 3 maps left, these are the 3 maps that will be used in the battle.
Map pick process:
Teams pick maps using a ban process. The higher seed team may choose if they would like to pick or ban first. In the ban phase 5 maps of the 8 in play will be banned alternating back and forth between the 2 teams until 3 maps remain. In the pick phase whatever team does not ban first will pick first (and opposite for ban first and pick 2nd). Meaning if the higher seeded team chooses to ban first then the lower seeded team will pick the first map that will be played of the remaining 3. In the pick phase whatever team did not pick first will pick 2nd leaving one map for a tie-breaker.
The team that did not pick first will pick the faction on map 1. The team who picked map 1 will pick the factions on map 2.
If 5 maps are being picked then only 3 maps will be banned and the rest of the rules will follow after.
Eligible maps to play:
Swamp crash site
Dune sea exchange
twilight on hoth
In the event that a player on either team disconnects from the lobby it is possible for the lobby to be remade. If the player disconnects before the first pod is activated then the lobby can be remade. If the player disconnects after the first pod is activated then no remake can be done. Teams must continue to play with the same number of players as they have.
If a Drop Zone map ties, the same map is replayed with the same factions.
The default size allowed for a battle in this tournament is 4v4. The maximum that the main game allows for in Drop Zone is 6v6 so battles will have a maximum of this size.
If two teams have agreed to play a DLC map in their match, then the maximum player limit is upped to whatever the game caps the server at for these maps. Teams will also have to make a gentleman's agreement about the map picking process if this happens.
Any higher than a 4v4 is optional for teams, even if the match is initially planned as higher than a 4v4. As stated above, the default match size is 4v4, meaning you cannot “force” opposing teams to use additional members past the 4 person per team point, even if they have additional members available.
Additionally teams with a smaller number of players may have a gentleman's agreement to do a 3v3, for example, but teams are not able to force other teams into playing anything smaller than a 4v4.
Teams may change their line up between maps as much as they want, so long as the substitutes are listed on their roster and they are eligible to play.
The battle size can be increased between maps, but only if both teams agree.
No ringing allowed whatsoever. Only players whose PSN account names appear on your team's roster, which was submitted at the beginning of the tournament, may play in tournament matches. This rule may not be altered with gentleman's agreements.
Teams may alter their roster as they wish, with no eligibility restrictions as long as it is done before the start of the tournament. For the purposes of this rule, the start of the tournament is when the first match has been played.
Prior to the start of the tournament a team may not add a player to their roster who is currently listed on another team’s roster in the Drop Zone tournament. The player must leave their original team first.
If a player leaves a team after the tournament has started, they may not play in a match for a different team in this tournament.
No alternate accounts are allowed on a different team than the one that the owners account is listed on. If it is found that a player is using an alternate account then the player will be immediately banned on all accounts and the teams that said player participated on may also face harsh punishments such Disqualification or map forfeits.
The staff reserves the right to stream any match they chose to. Any non staff/staff approved streamer is up to the discretion of both teams involved and must be handled by a gentleman's agreement. However never is a team required to let a non staff streamer spectate a match. The staff will supply a 3rd party streamer whenever possible.
The BFC prohibits the use of any mods or devices that could be used to enhance ones performance. This meaning all Mouse and Keyboard, Console tuners, rapid fire devices, and modded controllers.
Scufs and Razers controllers are permitted in the tournament.
Any use of the "gentleman's agreement" rule must be clearly documented on both sides and proof of the agreement must be available or else ruling on disputes will default on the standard tournament rules.
Violation of the BFC rules may result in Disqualification for not only players but entire teams if the situation warrants.
For any questions you can message me on PSN at HoboMan6525