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die Gründer der ProLeague
Gegründet wurde die Liga im September 2011 unter dem Namen FIFA Allstar League von Baka und lief zuerst in Zusammenarbeit mit einer FIFA 1on1 Transferliga. Im September 2013 war der Ansturm und das Interesse an einer Liga dertart groß, dass sich eine eigene Pro Club Liga realisieren ließ. Der Name fiel auf: PROLEAGUE und wurde fortan von Baka & Laika geführt. Im März 2014 verabschiedeten sich die beiden Gründer der ProLeague aus der administrativen Arbeit der Liga und überließen von nun an einem 6 Köpfigen Team der Pro Club Community die Zukunft der Liga. Wir Danken Baka und Laika, dass Sie solch ein tolles Projekt gestartet haben und auch den Mut hatten es in fremde Hände zu legen.
lange Zeit Ligaleiter der 2. Liga
timmortal war einer der 6 Köpfe die nach dem Abgang von Baka und Laika die Zügel der ProLeague übernommen und zukunftsweisend mitgestaltet hat.
Zu seinen Aufgaben zählte, in der einjährigen Zeit bei der ProLeague, die Betreuung der 2. Liga und später auch der Erstkontakt zur iFVPA.
timmortal verließ uns zum Ende FIFA 15 in Richtung ProClubs.de, wir wünschen im viel Erfolg und Danken ihm für seine Zuverlässigkeit und stets souveränen Einsatz.
das Allroundtalent im Team und Außenminister zugleich
AriGold war ebenfalls einer der 6 Köpfe die nach dem Abgang von Baka und Laika Verantwortung übernommen hat um die ProLeague am Leben zu erhalten. Nach seinem Abgang hat das Team einen Alleskönner verloren der bei einem Problem stets den kühlen Kopf behalten hat und immer eine Lösung parat hatte. AriPedia war ebenfalls in der Entscheidungsphase der neuen Seite eingebunden in welche Richtung es gehen soll, was benötigt wird und in einige Designfragen involviert. Zu seinen Aufgaben zählte die technische Koordination der Homepage und der Erstkontakt zur EVPA und iFVPA. AriGold danken wir für seinen großen Einsatz in und um die ProLeague herum und wünschen alles Gute bei zukünftigen Projekten.
Furthermore we reserve the right to punish delicts which are not listed below!
1.1 ProLeague:The ProLeague, managed by the ProLeague Administration with the support of the Players' Council, offers users the opportunity to form a team for the current FIFA title and participate in leagues, cup competitions, tournaments and a ladder.
1.1.1 Leagues: There are three German leagues (League ONE, League TWO and League THREE) and five International leagues (League INT1, League INT2, League INT3, League INT4 and League INT5).
1.1.2 Procedure: The sequence takes place in the form of seasons, which start and end at the same time regardless of the leagues. At the end of each season there will be promotion and relegation between the leagues and the international teams that can get IPCC slots will play in the IPCC Competitions (see §11.2).
1.1.3 Player successes: The best players in each league receive individual awards for their profile: Top scorer, top contributor, top assists, top defender, top goalkeeper and MVP.
1.1.4 Team successes: The champion of League One and League Int. and all players who played at least one match for one of the two clubs in the previous season will receive the team achievement "champion". The cup winner and all players who have played at least one match for the club in the previous season will receive the team achievement "cup winner". The club that wins a HOF Tournament and all of its players will receive the Team achievement "HOF Winner". The winner of the IPCC Champions League and all players in the squad at the time of the final who had at least one entry will receive the team achievement "CL Victory". The winner of the IPCC Euro League and all players in the squad at the time of the final who had at least one mission will receive the team achievement "EL Victory". All promoted players and all players who played at least one match for the clubs in the previous season will receive the team achievement "promoted".
1.2 Club: Every user without a club has the possibility to create a club. The creation of a club is then checked by the admins and the club is released after a successful check. Every user who is part of a club can leave it on the club page.
1.2.1 Manager rights: Each club can have up to four managers who can manage it on the site. The roles team captain, executive manager, appointment coordinator and press spokesperson all have the same rights. Any club manager can:
- Create and remove team entries on the player market and in the player search.
- Post team posts on the main page.
- Enter team results and change match reports for home matches.
- Manage match dates and team transfer requests.
- Customise team information and change club manager rights.
- Remove users from his club and adjust the purely visual inactivity status of the players in his club.
1.2.2 Team side: On the team side of the club the entire club history in the ProLeague and additionally the status of the eligibility of each squad member is to be seen. In addition, all penalties imposed can be viewed publicly.
1.2.3 Super-organisations: Teams of the same super-organisations (eg. Team Ball I, Team Ball II) may not play in the same league. If a team of an organisation is relegated or promoted to a league in which a team of the same organisation plays or to which a team from the same organisation has been promoted or relegated, this leads to the forced relegation of the team which was in the lower league in the previous season. There is an exception in the lowest ProLeague league: Two teams of a super-organisation can compete in this league if this is the result of a relegation. This regulation is subject to review and can be decided differently by the admin team in individual cases.
220.127.116.11 Change of organisation: If a team wants to leave a super-organisation in order to no longer violate §1.2.3, this must already be communicated to the administration at the beginning of the season. At the same time, it is mandatory that basic information of the team (such as team logo and name) is clearly changed.
18.104.22.168 Distortion of competition: per super-organisation only the team that is in the higher can participate in official ProLeague competitions. This concerns cups, the SPL and the HOF. A team must announce its departure from the super-organisation already at the beginning of the season in order to circumvent these prohibitions for the following season.
1.2.4 League affiliation: The admin team decides on the league affiliation of each team. Possible reasons for the denial of an application may include:
- Not finishing the previous season
- Having (partially) the same management as a team that did not finish the previous season
- Carrying over ≥50% of the squad of a single team that did not finish the previous season
- ≥50% of the current squad was before in the same team that did not finish the previous season
22.214.171.124 Foreigners quota: Teams playing in German leagues may compete in league matches with a maximum of five non-German speaking players. In total, only six non-German speaking players may be in the squad.
126.96.36.199 50% rule: Each team must still have at least 50% of the squad that was eligible and active for the last matchday of the previous season by the start of the next season. Otherwise, the Admin Team will decide whether the team will be allowed to continue playing. For the lowest league, the admin team will decide for a new application or for the club to remain.
188.8.131.52 Active: "Active" is defined as a player who has played at least two matches for the team in the previous season. Players who joined the squad later than three weeks before the end of the season do not count as "active".
1.2.5 Name change: The team name can only be changed once per season. A team manager must write to an admin with the following information: The new name, the short version of the name (less than ten characters) and the abbreviation, consisting of exactly three alphanumeric characters. The only exception is when leaving an organisation, then the club can go back to the previous team name.
184.108.40.206 Change of organisation: If a team wants to leave a super-organisation in order to no longer violate §1.2.3, this must already be communicated to the administration at the beginning of the season. At the same time, it is mandatory that basic information of the team (such as team logo and name) is clearly changed.
1.3 User: A registered user can create player entries on the player market and in the search of a new club. He can write in the shoutbox and comment on articles and team posts. He can also, if he is clubless, ask existing clubs if he can join them. He can edit his profile and upload screenshots to request a player license.
1.3.1 Second accounts: It is only allowed to have a second account if you participate in the PC area of the ProLeague as well as in the PS4 area of ProLeague. Exceptions for participation in various communities on the ProLeague platform and the associated penalties can be found at https://proclubs.de/article.php?id=1661.
1.3.2 Doubleaccounts: These second accounts may only be created in the transfer-free phase in between seasons. A maximum of 2 doubleaccounts is allowed per team.
1.3.3 Name change: A change of the account name is only possible to remove a team tag. This can be requested at a player's league leader. A complete change is possible in exchange for a service for the community (contribution for the editorial office or similar).
1.4 Validity: This set of rules applies exclusively to the International PC area of the ProLeague. The German PC area, other national leagues and the console area have their own set of rules.
1.5 Shoutbox: Stream links in the shoutbox that do not belong to a FIFA stream will be tolerated as long as they serve to strengthen the community.
2.1 Replacement: The administration decides when a new position must be filled. An announcement in the form of an article is then published. Applications can be submitted by e-mail and will be evaluated by the administration after the application deadline.
2.2 Admin functions: Depending on the area of responsibility of the individual administrator, various functions of the admin panel are available to the administration. Apart from the administration interface of requested team creation and player licenses there are among other things possibilities for the game evaluation and reset, for the distribution of team and player penalties, for the dispatch of messages to whole user groups (all managers of a club and all managers of a league) and for the team administration.
2.3.1 Proportionality: The Administration shall always act and decide in accordance with the principle of proportionality in its actions and decisions, in particular those which may be taken at its discretion in accordance with this Code. Specifically, actions and decisions of the administration must
- be based on a legitimate foundation,
- be suitable for fulfilling the purpose,
- be the mildest of all purposeful actions/decisions (necessity),
- be proportionate to the proportionality of the act/decision and its possible intervention in the field of third parties.
2.3.2 Obligation to secrecy: The administration is obliged to secrecy. Contents from any meetings, admin meetings are always sensitive to treat and may not be passed on to third parties. A proven violation can lead in the discretion of the admins to the immediate exclusion from the admin team.
2.3.3 Objectivity: The interest of the ProLeague always takes precedence over the interest of the individual PL-Admins. Subject to this, PL admins who are affected by the content of the facts are to be excluded from decisions. (This concerns e.g. the case, if it concerns a decision about a club or its player, for which a PL-Admin also plays.)
2.4 Special cases: With regard to this set of rules, the administration reserves the right to make individual decisions differently on special cases. These are explained in detail in the form of an article.
3.1.1 The players council is elected every three ProLeague seasons.
3.1.2 The players council shall be composed of the five candidates most frequently elected by the community.
3.1.3 Other mandatory criteria for composition:
- Admins of the ProLeague PC must not be on the players council.
- Several council members may also be represented in the player council per club. Only 1 council member may be represented from non-league clubs
- There may be only one free agent member of the players council.
- In the election of the players council, the council member/candidate must have received at least 3% of all votes to qualify for a position in the players council or as a replacement.
3.1.4 Confidentiality obligation: The players council and its members are bound to secrecy. Any contents from meetings (both with and without admins) are always to be treated sensitively and may not be passed on to third parties. A proven violation can lead to exclusion from the player council at the discretion of the admins.
3.1.5 Objectivity: The players council and its council members are a link between the PL administration and the PL community and have the task of representing the community in its interest. The interest of the individual may not play a role in any action on behalf of the player council.
3.1.6 Dissolution of the players council: 3.1.6 Dissolution of the players council: The admin team can dissolve the players council partially or completely in case of significant violations of §3.1.4 and §3.1.5 by the members of the council.
3.2 Election of the players council
3.2.1 The organisational responsibility for the election of the players council lies with the former chairman of the players council. Everyone has the right to apply as a candidate for the players council, with the exception of the admins.
3.2.2 The election of the available candidates is determined by a vote ranking by the community. The composition according to §3.1.2 and §3.1.3 must be considered.
3.2.3 The new players council shall be elected two weeks after the start of the season. The previous chairman of the players council shall ensure that the deadlines for elections are being met accordingly. Deadlines can be extended in consultation with the PL admin team. The previous players council loses its jurisdiction according to §3.2.4.
3.2.4 The players council chairman is responsible for publishing the election results and for contacting the elected players to accept the election. After seven people have accepted the election, they replace the departing players council and form the new players council.
3.2.5 The player council itself cannot change the rules of the player council election. With an amendment from the council chairman or a deputy chairman to the PL administration new content can be proposed according to §3.3.2.
3.3 Responsibilities of the Player Council
3.3.1 Participation in admin meetings: The player council may participate in any admin meeting with several representatives and participate in the opinion and decision making process that takes place there. According to 3.4.3 the admin team informs the player council chairman about the meetings taking place and their topics.
3.3.2 Right of suggestion: The players council can bring proposals with a qualifying majority in the players council to the ProLeague administration meetings for decision making with decision obligation. The chairman of the council or one of his deputies has to inform the admin team in time about the proposals. The deadline for the resolution obligation ends on the third Monday after introduction of the proposal. All PL admins as well as the player council itself, if this is given by §3.3.3, are admitted to the decision.
3.3.3 Right of co-determination: The players council has a right of co-determination in decisions of the PL administration, insofar as there is a qualifying majority in the players council (cf. §3.3.4) over the decision. Exceptions are regulated by §3.3.5. This right of co-determination is weighted as follows: one third of the admins involved in the decision. Example: If a decision is pending with 13 admins present, the voting weight of the players council is determined as follows: one third of 13 = 4.3 => 4 votes.
3.3.4 Opinion polling rights: The players council may start opinion polls in the community on already known and public topics at any time. The approval is only required by the chairman of the players council. For non-public and internal topics, the approval of the platform leader is required.
3.3.5 Qualifying majorities in the player council: The responsibility for the existence of qualifying majorities in the player council lies with the chairman of the council. He has to present the corresponding votes at the request of the admin team. If there is no qualifying majority, the right of proposal according to §3.3.2 as well as the right of co-determination according to §3.3.3 are not applicable.
3.3.6 Restrictions: The following exceptions are defined:
- The right to participate in admin meetings according to §3.3.1 does not apply in individual cases and at the discretion of the admins.
- The right of proposal in accordance with §3.3.2 and the right of co-determination in accordance with §3.3.3 refer to this: changes to the rules and regulations, with the exception of §1 and §2 and general administrative matters directly related to the community.
- The right of proposal in accordance with §3.3.2 and the right of co-determination in accordance with §3.3.3 shall not apply in case:
- Of corruption, if one or more members of the players' council are directly affected, if decisions on suspensions and penalties for players are made or any investigations/decisions according to §5 Modifications are held.
- Of staffing decisions in the admin team.
- Of other administrative decisions which only indirectly affect the ProLeague community.
In the existing cases it is the responsibility of the PL admin team to consult the players council or to commission it with special tasks.
3.4 Reasons for exclusion
3.4.1 Council members shall be excluded from the qualifying majority count under §3.3.4 in so far as they are propositions/decisions concerning or otherwise affecting the council member's club.
3.4.2 In cases of exclusion, the qualifying majority must be calculated adjusted in accordance with §3.4.1.
3.5 Changes in the composition of the player council
3.5.1 If a players council seat becomes vacant, a replacement shall be determined on the basis of the updated list of candidates. If more than one replacement has the same number of votes, the players council will decide internally on the next replacement.
3.5.2 If a council member leaves his club or joins a club during the council's term of office and thereby violates the composition criteria according to §3.1.1 or resigns from office, a replacement shall be appointed according to §3.5.1.
3.5.3 Should a qualified majority (as defined in §3.5.4) decide that a councillor (be it the chairman, a deputy or a regular councillor) is unable to constructively fulfil his duties as a councillor, he or she shall be removed from office and replaced in accordance with §3.5.1.
3.5.4 If a qualifying majority (according to §3.3.4) decides that a council member (be it the council chairman, a deputy or a regular council member) is not in a position to constructively fulfil his duties as a council member, he may be removed from office and replaced according to §3.5.1.
3.5.5 Council members who hold a functional position (chairman or representative) and leave the players council in accordance with §3.5.2-3 shall be replaced accordingly on the basis of the updated election list.
3.6 Increasing the list of replacements
3.6.1 The list of replacements is redefined every season. The procedure is described in §3.2.
3.6.2 An additional increase in the list of replacements is made if there is only one replacement left, but the next election is at least one month in the future.
3.6.3 Procedure for increasing
- The application for a position on the list of substitutes of the players council is started by the players council chairman according to §3.6.1.
- The application deadline is at the discretion of the chairman.
- At the end of the application period, the election of available candidates is determined by a vote ranking by the community. In order to be elected as a replacement for the players council, the candidate must have received at least 3% of all votes.
- The order of replacements shall be voted on democratically within the players' council at the end of the application period.
4.1 Eligibility of players: Only players who have registered on the homepage, joined a team and received a game license according to §6.4 are entitled to play. The use of a player's EA account is not permitted (account sharing).
4.1.1 Account sharing: In case of suspicion of account sharing, a meeting will be held with the respective league leader, the manager of the team and the player concerned. If the suspicion is confirmed, the player will be punished according to article 12.5 §4.1.1. If multiple players are involved, they will also be penalised, which will be determined by the league leader.
4.2 Minimum number of players: A team must consist of at least seven players (League INT1 and INT2) or five players (League INT3, INT4 and INT5) in order to participate in a match. Each team must play a match with at least the minimum number of players assigned to the respective league.
4.3 Use of the known as: In all ProLeague competitions (evening/sponsored tournaments may choose a different arrangement), the "known as" name of the player pro must be set in such a way that the known as is unmistakably associated with the EA ID.
4.3.1 Bot known as: Bots must have the known as "BOT" entered.
4.4 Any-player: The so-called "any-player" is prohibited. Each player must occupy a fixed position.
4.5 Match invitations (general)
4.5.1 Home right: The team which has home right always has the right to invite the opponent to the match. The ProClubs friendly match is used for this purpose. Exceptions for the home right are regulated by §4.5.3.
4.5.2 Troubleshooting: With the "invitation bug" it may happen that due to technical circumstances the away team cannot be found or the away team does not receive the invitation of the home team. We recommend the following solutions:
- Changing the Captain.
- Lobby reset (All players leave the mode and reload it only when all players are in the FIFA main menu).
4.5.3 Handing over the home right: The right of invitation may be assigned to the away team if
- The home team cannot find the away team in the friendly match search.
- The home team cannot invite the away team for other technical reasons.
- The away team verifiably does not receive the invitation.
- The home team and the away team must agree by mutual agreement that the away team shall take over the right of invitation.
4.5.4 Creation of a replacement club: If the home team is not successful with the measures according to §4.5.2 or does not agree with handing over the home right according to §4.5.3, the team, which uses most user-controlled players in the game, must create a replacement club. Should both teams compete with the same number of user-controlled players, the away team must create a replacement club. The right to invite remains with the home team.
4.5.5 Contacting an opponent in the INT leagues: To ensure multiple matches from potentially multiple different leagues can be played on the same evening, teams are obligated to contact their opponent without any form of delay. Contacting an opponent is done by messaging them at latest at the scheduled kick-off time through Discord. A simple "Hey" or another unclear message to only one leader of the opposing team is not a sufficient contact attempt. If the opponent cannot be reached within the 15-minute period, the relevant league leader or an authorised representative must be contacted immediately for an admin decision about a new match date or the judgement of the match.
4.5.6 Informing the next opponent: If the start of the match is delayed due to disconnects or FIFA bugs, the following opponents shall be informed of the expected delay without delay on the same evening.
4.5.7 Risky scheduling: If a team schedules multiple matches in such a way it cannot possibly be in time for the second match or later matches (i.e. less than 20 minutes apart), it is aware of the risk it takes and therefore also takes full responsibility in case of disconnects, FIFA bugs and any other kind of delay from both the own team and previous opponents.
4.6 Fair play / sporting behaviour: Respectful and fair behaviour towards the opponent in league and cup matches of ProLeague is required. This includes in particular:
4.6.1 Abandonment: The 5-minute rule applies: During the first five minutes of play, aborting the match is permitted if a player has been disconnected from the match or if the game is unplayable due to delays, graphic bugs or other impairments. The match will be restarted from the beginning. If goals, assists, own goals, yellow or red cards have already fallen during the abandoned match, these will be added to the new result and match report. A dismissal received in the abandoned match also applies to the repeat match, i.e. the player who received the dismissal must immediately get a new dismissal at the start of the match in order for the under-number to be restored. The opponent must support the sending-off.
4.6.2 Bugusing: All types of bugusing are prohibited.
4.6.3 Block goalkeeper: Blocking the goalkeeper is forbidden, e.g. at standard situations and kicking the ball from his hands (player runs in the GK). In return, it is also forbidden to provoke a block as a GK.
4.6.4 Hindrance with standard situations: Any hindrance in standard situations and penalty kicks. These include in particular:
- Non-compliance with the 9.15m distance for free kicks and penalty kicks through the use of player animations. The advance of the wall is unaffected by this.
- Obstruction of the shooter by moving onto the approach path / blocking the approach path.
- Deliberately knocking down or running over an opponent so that he or she goes down.
- Similar obstructions of the opponent.
4.6.5 Unsportsmanlike conduct: Unsportsmanlike conduct (like time wasting) of any kind is forbidden and will be checked and sanctioned in individual cases by the admin team.
4.7 Card rule: If a player receives the
fourth yellow card (8th, 12th, 16th, 20th, 24th etc. in the following called fourth yellow card), a yellow-red or a red card, he is suspended for the first match of the following week. If a player is sent off more than once or receives the fourth yellow card and one or more send offs during a match week, the period of suspension is extended by one additional match per send off/fourth yellow card.
- Sent off/
fourth yellow card1st matchday in 1st matchweek with two matches | Suspended on: 3rd matchday in matchweek 2 BECAUSE first match of the following matchweek
- Sent off/
fourth yellow card11th matchday and 12th matchday in matchweek 5 with 2 matches | Suspended on: 13th and 14th matchday in matchweek 6 BECAUSE first matches of the following matchweek
- Sent off/
fourth yellow card13th matchday, 14th matchday and 15th matchday in matchweek 6 with 3 matches | Suspended on: 16th matchday and 17th matchday in match week 7 with 2 matches and 18th matchday in match week 8 BECAUSE the first match of the following match week plus subsequent matches until all card closures have been settled.
4.7.1 Multiple attempts to start a game: A dismissal in the main or deciding match shall also count for a replay match. Therefore, no other player of the team who has not previously played may take the position of the player who has been suspended.
4.7.2 Def-wins/judged matches: Matches that are not played regularly, e.g. victory by def-win or judged by admin, do not count as matches for which a suspension is imposed (yellow ban, red ban, league ban). If the judging system according to §7.5 has subsequently judged a match in which a card suspension has been served, it is considered to have been served.
4.7.3 Season transition: Card bans are deleted after each season and are not carried over into the new season.
4.8 Betting fraud in ProLeague
4.8.1 Any player or person responsible for influencing the course or outcome of a ProLeague competition in favour of his opponent and as a result obtaining an unlawful financial advantage through a public sports bet relating to the ProLeague shall be punished with a Proleague ban. The duration of the ban is determined at the discretion of the ProLeague administration and is at least one year.
4.8.2 ProLeague competitions include any eSports events managed and organised by ProLeague. In particular, this includes all matches of the ProLeague leagues and the ProLeague Cup.
4.8.3 The person responsible within the meaning of §4.8 is who decides on the use and instructions of players in a ProLeague competition.
4.9 Gamebreaking Bugs: In the event of bugs for which none of the teams is responsible and which destroy the game (including the free kick bug), the following action will be taken: If the bug occurs in the first half, the whole match must be repeated. If the bug takes place in the second half, everything that takes place in the first half will be included in the final match report and another half will be replayed. The submitted screenshots have to be taken at half time of the catch-up match.
4.9.1 The next opponent should be informed about the delay before the new kick-off.
4.10 Allowed stadiums: In all ProLeague competitions, only certain stadiums are permitted. The list of stadiums allowed in FIFA 22 can be found here: https://bit.ly/3b6KrB4. Unlisted stadiums are allowed. Stadiums can be reported to the admin, proof needs to be provided by the person reporting the stadium.
4.10.1 It is not allowed to change the stadium name.
4.11 Colours for custom kits: When using custom kits, the two kits must be visually different enough from each other. What is enough is decided by the league leader in case of doubt.
4.12 Cancellation of matches
4.12.1 A scheduled competitive match cannot be cancelled. The only exception lies in the INT leagues by using a wildcard in accordance with §220.127.116.11.5. Individual cases will be examined and decided in consultation with the respective league leader.
4.12.2 If a team cancels a match appointment on false grounds, the ProLeague administration reserves the right to sanction said team up to and including exclusion from the league.
5.1 Prohibition of any game modifications: All FIFA modifications are prohibited. The time of the modification is irrelevant, i.e. any modifications are also forbidden outside the game operation of the ProLeague. Modifications include any optical and technical changes, regardless of whether or not they result in an advantage for the person concerned. All permissible modifications are discussed in §5.1.1.
5.1.1 Allowed modifications: The ProLeague graphic mod according to §5.10 is allowed. Via the game files the following variables may be modified:
ProLeague takes no responsibility for the manipulation of the game files.
5.1.2 Body glitch: In some FIFA instalments, it could happen that the so-called body glitch occurred. If a player with this glitch is found, he will be warned. If a player gets caught again, it is assumed that the player manipulated intentionally. If the administration has no grounds for suspicion that the body glitch was used intentionally, the following penalties are used:
- First offense: Warning
- Second offense: Two match weeks suspension
- Third offense: Penalty as described in §5.2
5.2 Violation of the modification ban: Players convicted and found guilty within the meaning of §5.1 shall receive a PL ban depending on the severity of the violation and at the discretion of the PL admins, but at least until the end of the FIFA version current at the time of the manipulation. In less severe cases (e.g. optical modifications), depending on the severity of the violation and at the discretion of the PL admins, a mitigated PL ban may be imposed, but at least until the end of the season current at the time of the violation. A repeated violation of §5.1 leads to a lifelong PL ban.
5.3 Partial violation of the modification prohibition: Partially guilty players within the meaning of §5.1 receive a ProLeague ban depending on the severity of the violation and at the discretion of the PL-Admins, the maximum duration is one year.
5.4 Judging of matches: In cases in which a modification according to §5.1 could be proven to a player, in individual cases and at the discretion of the admin team affected matches, in which the convicted player had a concrete opportunity for modification or had a concrete opportunity for modification or there are indications that the convicted player has used a modification, can be judged in accordance with §7.6 against the club for which the player actively played.
5.5 Mitigating reasons: The discretionary penalty (length of ProLeague suspension) may be reduced if the player found guilty under 5.2 or partially guilty under §5.3 has, by voluntarily disclosing his knowledge, contributed to the clarification of a manipulation under §5.1 that is connected with his manipulation.
5.6 Obligation to report a modification: Anyone who becomes aware of a manipulation according to §5.1 must report this immediately to the admin team. The deliberate non-registration or the concealment of facts in connection with manipulations according to §5.1 will be subject to a ProLeague ban of up to one year at the discretion of the PL-Admins.
5.7 Production of forged proofs of modification: Anyone who intentionally reports a player for violating §5.1 by using or producing false information/facts (e.g. falsifying evidence, screenshots, videos, etc.) will be punished with a ProLeague ban at the discretion of the PL admins. The minimum duration of this penalty is one year.
5.8 Publicly made allegations of modification: Publicly made cheat allegations that objectively damage the reputation of a club or a player are prohibited. The PL-Adminteam decides in its discretion and in individual cases, depending on the extent of the accusation and the reputation damage incurred, on the appropriate punishment. The maximum duration of the ProLeague ban according to §5.8 is one year.
5.9 Overview of blocked players: Club leaders can ask the PL-Admin team which players are banned from playing in the ProLeague.
5.10 Graphic mod of the ProLeague: The official graphic mod of the ProLeague may be used. This includes graphic changes to the game and does not influence FIFA's playing behaviour.
5.11 Bans for league matches also apply to evening tournaments.
6.1 6.1 A transfer is a player joining a club.
6.2 Each team has 8 transfer options (new players) available per season.
6.2.1 Player exits don't count to the transfer options.
6.2.2 The transfer options count until the end of the season and therefore include cup and relegation matches.
6.2.3 A team may request additional transfer options from the administration in exceptional cases that threaten its existence. Whether and how many transfer options are assigned is up to the administration.
6.3 Each player may only play be in the squad of three teams per season with a maximum of two teams per league. This includes all competitions in which that club plays.
6.4 Licensing: A player is only eligible to play if the team has accepted the player's application to join the team and the responsible league leader has accepted it. In certain individual cases, the respective league leader may revoke an already granted eligibility to play.
6.4.1 In order to join a club, the player must submit a team entry request on the team page of the accepting club (button "Join team"). A team manager of the accepting club must accept the player's membership request. This starts the licensing process, which means that the case can be reviewed by the league leader (or his representative) from this point on. The team entry request must have been submitted and accepted on the ProLeague page no later than the day before the first game.
6.4.2 A player who leaves a club may return to that team at the following times:
- for the new season, without conditions.
- in the current season, provided he has not played a match for another club between the time of leaving and the resumption of the season. This transfer costs the club a transfer option.
6.5 A group of players may not take over the starting place of a ProLeague team. Each individual case will be handled individually by the ProLeague admins.
6.6 There is no maximum squad size.
7.1 Match schedule: League matches are not set on a default day.
7.1.1 Teams are free to schedule matches in agreement with their opponent at any day and time within the given match week.
18.104.22.168 Both managers have to send eachother a Discord message or send a challenge on the website at latest on Monday at the start of the match week to make sure there will be enough time to schedule a match that week.
22.214.171.124 Once an agreement has been made, both teams have to confirm this date and time on the website, using the challenge-function.
126.96.36.199 If both teams agreed on date and time for a match it is final.
7.1.2 Match dates outside of the given time frame are only allowed after consulting with the league admin.
188.8.131.52 If necessary, to delay a match day (one match) a team can use 2 wildcards in a season. These have to be handed in no less than two hours ahead of the arranged match date to both the league admin and the opponent team.
184.108.40.206 The only exception is for so called English match weeks (weeks with 3 matches). If a team uses both wildcards in this week, it can delay all 3 matches.
220.127.116.11 Wildcards give you the opportunity to delay a match for a week. A match that has already been delayed through the use of a wildcard can not be delayed by wildcard again (from either team).
18.104.22.168 Wildcards can't be used on the last two match weeks to not influence the end of the season.
7.1.3 If no agreement has been found, the admins will schedule the game.
22.214.171.124 The day for which the admin schedules the match depends on the training days the teams told their league leaders. These count as preferred match days as well. Every team needs to have at least two training days in order to give possibilities for scheduling. If no other matches ProLeague matches have been scheduled, the first matching training day will be selected.
126.96.36.199 Teams are free to update their training days at any time. However, in order not to influence the default scheduling by admins, the admins will only update their personal list of preferred match days once halfway the season.
188.8.131.52 In case there is no agreement and overlapping training day between two teams, the match will be scheduled on a default day being Sunday.
7.1.4 For league or CUP matches, the scheduled start time must be respected. Whether a delay is unnecessarily long is at the discretion of the administration.
7.2 Cancellations due to insufficient number of players
If an agreed match cannot take place due to a team's lack of players, the team in question must report to the opponent and league leader via Discord or a private message on the homepage at least 30 Minutes prior to the start of the match.
7.3 Result report
7.3.1 The result will be entered on the ProLeague page in the team area under match schedules.
7.3.2 The results must be entered according to the specifications in the TUTORIAL. This includes the correct information of result, line-up, MVP, goals, assists as well as red cards according to the uploaded screenshots. MVPs who have received the player ball in-game are automatically MVPs. In the event of a tie (without a player ball), the decision can be made by the captains themselves. The screenshots according to §7.3.6 must be uploaded in legible quality at the designated locations.
184.108.40.206 The following allocations shall apply when entering the line-up:
- GK: Any player who is in the GK position at the end of the match.
- LB: Any player who is in LB or LWB at the end of the match.
- CB: Any player who is in LCB, CB or RCB at the end of the match.
- RB: Any player who is in RB or RWB at the end of the match.
- CDM: Any player who is in LDM, CDM or RDM at the end of the match.
- CM: Any player who is in LCM, CM or RCM at the end of the match.
- LM: Any player who is in LM at the end of the match.
- RM: Any player who is in RM at the end of the match.
- CAM: Any player who is in LAM, CAM or RAM at the end of the match.
- LW: Any player who is in LW at the end of the match.
- RW: Any player who is in RW at the end of the match.
- ST: Any player who is in ST or CF at the end of the match.
- LS: Any player who is in LS or LF at the end of the match.
- RS: Any player who is in RS or RF at the end of the match
7.3.3 The entry of the match result shall be independent of the opponent's entry and shall be made independently by the clubs. Both the home team and the guest team are obliged to enter (home team) / confirm (away team) the match result by the end of the following day at the latest..
7.3.4 If there are problems or discrepancies in reporting the result, the league management must be contacted immediately by PM and the facts (reason) described. An extension of the entry deadline is possible in individual cases and at the discretion of the league leader.
7.3.5 If a computer-controlled bot, which has taken over the corresponding position as a result of a disconnection of a player, scores goals, assists or yellow/red cards, these are credited to the human player. The entry is made as if the player had played the entire game. The deletion of the cards can be requested by presenting the league leader with proof of disconnection.
7.3.6 The following screenshots are required:
The home team uploads screenshots of:
The away team uploads screenshots of:
7.4 Overview of suspended players
An overview about the suspensions of the players can be found on the ProLeague page at the respective league under the tab "Suspensions".
7.5 Judging system
7.5.1 In case a team withdraws from the league any unfinished season half will be judged against them. A season half is considered as finished if all matches have been played or judged by other reasons than the withdrawal of the team, such as penalties or the withdrawal of another team.
7.5.2 In special constellations (e.g. with several team dissolutions in a league) it is the responsibility of the PL admin team to balance the league sizes and to move one or more teams to the next higher league.
7.6 Individual judging
7.6.1 Individual judging may occur if a rule of the ProLeague rules is violated. The team that violates a rule is referred to as an offending team.
7.6.2 In the event of a rule violation, which results in an individual judging, the result will be checked by the responsible league leader or by the administration on behalf of the league leader.
7.6.3 In the case of individual judging, matches shall be scored as follows:
- if the match has not yet been played: 2:0 against the offending team
- if the match has already been played, proceed as follows:
- i. The offending team has won: 2:0 against the offending team
- ii. The offending team has drawn: 2:0 against the offending team
- iii. The offending team has lost with a goal difference of 1: 2:0 against the offending team
- iv. In all other cases (team that breaks the rules loses with a goal difference of 2 or more), the result of the match remains valid. There is no judging.
7.6.4 If a match has to be judged against both teams in accordance with 7.6, the result is set at 0-0 and both teams are deducted the point they receive for the draw.
7.7 Match of the Week
7.7.1 The ProLeague editorial team broadcasts the Match of the Week on the official Twitch channel. The editorial team will contact potential participants of the match and teams can cancel until Monday evening. If this does not happen, the team is assumed to participate in the Match of the Week.
7.7.2 The standard match date for the Match of the Week is on Sundays at 22:00. Deviations are possible and will be determined by the ProLeague administration if necessary.
7.7.3 The leagues/competitions eligible to participate in the Match of the Week are determined by the ProLeague administration.
7.7.4 Only clubs from the participating leagues/competitions can participate in the Match of the Week.
7.7.5 Participation in the Match of the Week is mandatory for German ProLeague teams. League ONE participants have one veto per season. Participants of League TWO have two vetoes per season. Participants of League THREE have three vetoes per season. Participation in the Cup Final and the Super ProLeague Final as Match of the Week is mandatory and cannot be prevented by veto.
7.7.6 The veto must be submitted by Monday 18:00 German time at the latest.
7.7.7 In the absence of a veto submitted in a timely manner and in the correct form, the teams designated for the Match of the Week are obliged to comply with the set match date. It is not permitted to postpone a match date.
7.7.8 The teams participating in the Match of the Week are both obliged to provide a stream with the following settings:
- Audio: The menu music and commentator must be disabled, as well as any non-FIFA sounds. The stadium sounds for fan chants, ball contacts and referee whistles must be activated.
- Video: The stream must be stable at least with 720p resolution and 30 FPS. Own overlays must be deactivated for the Match of the Week matches.
7.8 Promotion and relegation
7.8.1 The type and number of promotions and relegations can change until the end of the season. The colour markings in the league tables should be used as a guideline.
7.8.2 After identifying the potential new German teams, the strongest new team will be determined in an evening tournament. On another day, this team will compete against the first-placed team from League THREE in a best of three system (all matches will be played until a winner is determined (if necessary extra time and penalty shoot-out) and the series will end once a team has won twice) in Challenge Match #1. The loser of the series will start in League TWO and the winner in League ONE.
7.9 Super ProLeague
7.9.1 Match dates: The standard match dates for the SPL Group Stage are 21:25 and 21:50 (German time) on Tuesdays. These may only be changed with the agreement of both teams and the approval of the SPL Admins. The standard match dates in the knockout phase are 21:15, 21:45 and 22:15 (German time) on Tuesdays.
7.9.2 Minimum number of players: Each team must start the match with at least nine licensed players.
220.127.116.11 Each club playing in the SPL has a limit of 8 transfers at their disposal.
18.104.22.168 No further transfers will be allowed for the semi-finals & finals of the SPL tournament. Transfers made after the quarter-finals are not eligible to play for the remainder of the SPL season.
7.9.3 The format of the knockout stage is yet to be announced.
7.9.4 Penalty points for SPL matches are listed and handled separately from local penalty points.
7.9.5 Discord obligation: All participants in the SPL must have at least one representative in the International ProLeague Community Discord. The SPL group role will be assigned to this representative so that he/she can see and be seen in the SPL chat.
7.9.7 Financial responsibility: The manager registering a team for the SPL appoints the financial responsibility for the team and a representative. This means that he/she must ensure that any buy-in amount is paid. Any prize money won will also be paid to this person. If the financial manager leaves the team, a new financial manager must be named. Prize money can only be paid out to financial managers who are still in the team's squad at the time of the final match.
22.214.171.124 Loss of prize money: In case of disbanding of the team during the current competition, all prize money earned so far will not be paid out.
7.9.8 Card rule: Yellow cards don't have to be entered and there is no penalty due to an amount of yellow cards. Red cards are handled like in the league, resulting in a one match suspension for the first match of the next match week.
7.9.9 If two or more teams have the same number of points in the group stage, they will be placed in the following order:
- Goal difference
- Goals scored
- Points in head-to-head matches
- Goal difference in head-to-head matches
- Goals scored in head-to-head matches
- Sin points in the group (yellow cards count 1, red cards count 2)
If there is still a tie after this, the SPL administration will determine how the order is decided.
7.10 SPL Match of the Week: Starting in the knockout phase, one Match of the Week per knockout round will be determined. The SPL SDW is mandatory for all participants of the SPL.
7.10.1 The default match dates of the SPL MotW are 21:30, 22:00 and 22:30 (German time).
7.10.2 Rescheduling of the selected SPL Match of the Week is not possible.
7.10.3 Teams participating in the Match of the Week are both required to provide a stream with the following settings:
- Audio: The menu music and commentator have to be disabled, as are any non-FIFA sounds. Stadium sounds for fan chants, ball contact and referee whistles have to be enabled.
- Video: The stream must be stable with at least 720p resolution and 30 FPS. Own overlays have to be deactivated for the Match of the Week games.
7.11 TeamSpeak representation for competitive matches: For all competitive matches of the German leagues and the Cup all teams are obliged to have a representative in the ProLeague TeamSpeak channel "Team Repräsentation". This representative should serve as a contact person for kick-off coordination.
8.1 The ProLeague Cup is a tournament in the KO system.
8.2 Participation in the ProLeague Cup is voluntary for all (PC) clubs represented in the ProLeague league system. A minimum number of 7 players must be provided.
8.3 The ProLeague Cup registration process will take place in a timely manner prior to each new season through an announcement by the administration in the form of an article.
8.4 Teams that have been eliminated from the previous competition due to penalties are not eligible to participate in the new season.
8.5 The general rules of the ProLeague apply. Excluded from this is the card rule, which does not apply in the cup.
8.6 The cup match must be played in the match week determined by the administration by the respective Sunday 23:59 German time. All participating teams are obliged to schedule and play the upcoming cup matches in the match week specified by the administration independently with their opponent. The respective cup match must be coordinated and scheduled with the opponent up to and including Thursday of each match week. If this has not been done by Friday of the cup match week, the cup administration will set a date that cannot be changed.
8.6.1 Contacting the opponent: if the opponent cannot be reached within 10 minutes of the start of the match, the appropriate Cupadmins must be contacted immediately (via TeamSpeak, via PM on the homepage or via Discord message). The Cup administration will make a decision on the scoring of the match after reviewing the situation. A simple "Hey" or other unclear message to only one captain of the opposing team, is not sufficient as an attempt to contact. There are several possibilities (TeamSpeak, Discord or via PM on the homepage) to contact the respective opponent. In order for the Cup administration to be able to check the facts, it always needs the communication attempt with the respective opponent as proof.
8.6.2 Failure to play a Cup match in the designated match week will result in the disqualification of both teams as well as the punishment of both teams according to § 7.6. The burden of proof lies with the plaintiff.
8.7 In each cup round the matches and the home rights are drawn anew. The upper team in the tournament tree always has home right.
8.8 One match is played per round. If there is a draw after this game, extra time is played followed by a penalty shoot-out. Due to the possibility of extra time and penalty shoot-outs, sufficient time should be allowed for scheduling. There will be no match for third place.
8.9 In case of problems the cup admin is always the contact person.
8.10 Reporting of results: Reporting of results is in the cup similar to §7.3.
8.10.1 Entry for penalty shoot-out: If a winner has to be determined by penalty shoot-out, one additional goal has to be added to winner's score compared to the regular scoreline after 120 minutes. In addition, the winner of the penalty shoot-out enters the bot as the scorer of the "golden goal".
9.1 The general rules of the ProLeague apply in conjunction with the "HOF Concept", which comes into force for season 23. (https://t1p.de/HOFKonzept)
9.2 Entitled to participate is every registered team, which at the time of registration and the tournament itself participates actively in the league operation.
9.2.1 Teams that have registered for the upcoming season hereby fulfil the requirements according to §9.2.
9.3 For registration, each team needs at least five players in the squad, who have a valid game licence according to §6.4.
9.3.1 In order to participate in the tournament, each player (as well as guest players) needs a valid game licence according to §6.4.
9.3.2 Free agents are excluded from the obligation to have a game licence.
9.4 Guest players must be registered on the ProLeague site.
9.4.1 Guest players must have been added to the team in a timely manner (by 20:00 on the day of the tournament) by using the HOF guest function.
9.5 Fun or mix teams are excluded from the HOF.
9.6 There is no card rule.
9.7 The tournament lay-out can be found in the "HOF Concept". (https://t1p.de/HOFKonzept) A group phase followed by a knockout phase shall be played. In each knock-out phase, one match is played and the loser is eliminated. If a knock-out match ends in a draw, the match continues with extra time and, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out.
9.8 The home team always reports the result, confirmation by the opponent is not required.
9.9 Leaving the HOF-Challenge early will result in exclusion from the next tournament.
9.9.1 A registration of a team leads to a binding participation in the tournament. Withdrawal from the tournament after the official draw will be sanctioned in accordance with §9.9. Exceptional cases can be discussed with the HOF administration.
9.10 If the own team of a player participates in the HoF Challenge, the player may not play as guests with any other team participating in the HoF Challenge.
10.1 The ProLeague Ladder is a competition in which teams look for their opponents themselves. Furthermore, the competition takes place in league form and has neither a fixed number of matches nor a certain size of participating teams.
10.2 Any team registered in the ProLeague may participate. However, fun and mix teams are excluded from participation.
10.3 The general rules of the ProLeauge apply.
10.3.1 Players of a team must be registered on the ProLeague site and have a valid game license.
10.3.2 A maximum of three guest players per team may be entered. A valid playing eligibility must be present.
10.3.3 10.3.3 There is no card rule.
10.4.1 There is no limit to the number of matches that can be played per day, per week or per month.
10.4.2 A Ladder match may only be played against the same opponent twice a week.
10.4.3 A team may have a maximum of 5 open challenges before it can be challenged the next time.
10.4.4 Both teams must enter the result by midnight of the following day, including the declaration of the guests.
10.4.5 After the match, the opponent's behaviour and reliability shall be assessed. (good / very good / perfect). The result should not play a role in the evaluation.
10.4.6 The winner of the match may win a maximum of 50 points. The number of points you win or lose depends on your position and that of your opponent. If you win against a better placed team, you will receive more points than against a worse placed team.
10.5 If a scheduled match could not take place for various reasons or if there are problems with reporting the result, the ladder administrator must be contacted.
11.1 The international part of the ProLeague each provide one region for the IPCC. The IPCC organises the European competitions Champions League and Europa League for the entire PC Pro Club area.
11.2 IPCC slots distribution: The IPCC organises CL and EL twice per FIFA version. For this purpose, it provides the regions with starting places. The IPCC is responsible for the number of slots and their distribution.
11.2.1 An estimate of the number of CL and EL slots can be seen from the coloured markings in League INT1. However, these slots can only be obtained by international teams, usually marked with a globe in the league table. If there are not enough international teams in INT1, teams from lower leagues may be considered for the remaining slots.
11.2.3 If a team has won either the IPCC CL or EL, it is directly qualified for the CL, so it will not be considered for the distribution of the league's slots.
11.2.4 If an international team wins the ProLeague Cup and has not already secured an IPCC place by placing in the league, it will receive an EL starting place.
11.2.5 Teams that place themselves for the international places of the IPCC via the ProLeague shall perceive them.
11.2.6 Teams participating in IPCC competitions as representatives of other leagues will be excluded from the IPCC slots available in ProLeague International.
11.3 The rules of the respective tournaments are determined by the IPCC and can be obtained from the respective organisers.
12.1 The ProLeague has various methods of punishment at its disposal. Penalties can be imposed on individual players as well as on entire teams.
12.2 Penalties are divided into warnings, punishments and Penalty Points (PP). PPs are managed in the team profile and have consequences if they accumulate frequently (see §12.6). While warnings generally consist of a conversation between the admin and the team leader or the player, penalty points have indirect and punishments direct consequences.
The warning, which can be pronounced verbally or listed in writing in the team or player profile, includes violations against:
- §4.1 Wrong EA ID in player profile
- §4.3 Known as does not correspond to EA ID
- §4.3.1 Bot known as is not "BOT"
- §4.5.5 Not contacting an opponent before the scheduled kick-off time (burden of proof lies with plaintiff)
- §4.10 Prohibition of renaming the stadium's name
- §4.11 Use of custom kits with similar colours
- §§7.10 No representation in TeamSpeak for ProLeague Cup matches
12.4 Penalty Points (PP)
Penalty points that are listed in the team profile for any violation will, at the discretion of the league leader, include violations of:
- A. §7.1.3 Starting the match in time
- B. §4.5.6 Not contacting an opponent until more than five minutes after the scheduled kick-off time (burden of proof lies with plaintiff)
- C. §7.3.2 Reporting of results
- D. §7.3.3 Deadline for reporting results
- E. §12.3 from the fourth warning (three warnings without PP)
- F. §4.6 Fair play / sporting behaviour (burden of proof lies with plaintiff)
- G. §4.10 Prohibition of the use of a particular stadium
- H. §126.96.36.199.4 Setting the date for a match inside the designated time
- I. §7.2 Obligation to report the cancellation of league matches
- J. §7.7 Deadline for the Match of the Week
12.4.1 Players who violate §4.6 may, in individual cases and at the discretion of the PL-Admins, be subject to individual penalties in the form of match suspensions with a maximum duration of four weeks. In case of repetition, the maximum duration can be increased to eight weeks.
12.4.2 Penalty Point - Graduation
In the event of repeated non-compliance, the PP shall be staggered according to the following maximum scale:
- for A: warning - 1 PP - 2 PP - 4 PP
- for B, C, D, E: 1 PP - 1 PP - 2 PP - 4 PP
- for F, G, H, I: 2 PP - 3 PP - 4 PP
- for J: 1PP & 1 point deduction in the league - 2 PP & 1 point deduction in the league - 3 PP & 2 points deduction in the league
12.4.3 Skipping of grading steps
If the person/club to be punished has similar penalties in the previous season that have led to Penalty Points, the first grade level may be skipped at the discretion of the league admin.
12.5 Judging of matches
To Penalty Points and the judging of a match lead the following violations:
§4.1 Use of a player without valid eligibility (3 PP and individual judging)
§4.1 Account sharing (3 PP and individual judging, possible further consequences)
§4.2 Less than the minimum number of players at the start of a match (1 PP and individual judging)
§4.4 Use of any player is prohibited (2 PP and individual judging)
§4.5 Not taking place of a match date (2 PP and individual judging, burden of proof lies with the plaintiff)
§4.6 In the case of violations of fair play/sporting behaviour according to §4.6, which verifiably influence the match result in favour of the offending team or player, such matches can be judged depending on the extent of the violation and at the discretion of the PL admins against the offending team.
§4.7 Playing despite card suspension (yellow / red) (2 PP and individual judging)
§7.2 Obligation to notify in case of cancellation of league matches
12.5.1 If both teams violate 7.7.8, both teams will be deducted one point in the table and the match will be judged against both teams.
12.6 Complex sanctionsThe following violations lead to more complex sanctions:
- Collecting 6 PP (League INT1 and INT2) or 8 PP (League INT3, INT4 and INT5): One point deduction.
- Collecting 10 PP (League INT1 and INT2) or 12 PP (League INT3, INT4 and INT5): Three points deduction.
- For each additional 2 PP after 10 PP (League INT1 and INT2) or 12 PP (League INT3, INT4 and INT5), an additional 3 points will be deducted.
§5 modifications: Ban according to §5.1
12.6.1 Granting teams additional transfers as described in §6.2.3 may lead to point deductions.
12.6.2 The SPL administration may decide on sanctions due to the collection of SPL penalty points.
12.7 Decision on the continued existence of a team
To an admin decision about the continued existence of a team, whose further participation in the ProLeague or its exclusion lead:
- Collecting 12 PP (League INT1 and INT2) or 14 PP (League INT3, INT4 and INT5).
- §4.2 Violation of the minimum number of players in the club
- §6.5 Violation of the team takeover rule
- Four violations of §4.5 Not taking place of a match date
It is the responsibility of the admin team to allow the affected team to continue participating in the ProLeague under certain conditions. The conditions are to be determined at the discretion of the admins.
12.8 Bans in communication channels
12.8.1 Communication channels within the meaning of §12.8.1 are shoutboxes, team posts, forum threads, TeamSpeak chats, news comments, private messages, the ProLeague International Discord server and other media managed by the ProLeague administration.
12.8.2 Depending on the type and extent of the violations, and at the discretion of the PL admins, the following violations may lead to a temporary block in communication channels of the ProLeague:
- Insults / public hate against one or more players or teams
- Dissemination of racist or similar, contemptuous contents
It is irrelevant on which communication channel, as defined in §12.8.1, the violations mentioned under §12.8.2 occurred. The duration of the block is regulated by §12.8.3.
12.8.3 The infringements referred to in §12.8.2 shall gradually lead to temporary, increasing bans. The duration of each ban can be seen in the following table:
|Tier||n-th violation of §12.8||Duration of the ban|
|1||1 - (first violation)||24 hours|
|2||2 - (second violation)||1 week|
|3||3 - (third violation)||1 month|
|4||4 - (fourth violation)||at leat 6 months (admin decision)|
Starting with level 3, the PL admin team reserves the right to block the blocked user from further communication channels (e.g. Discord). The decision is made on a case-by-case basis. The §§ 12.8.4 and 12.8.5 remain unaffected by the regulation.
12.8.4 If a user violates §12.8.2 four times, a lifetime ban can be imposed on the shoutbox. The decision is made by the PL admin team after evaluation of the individual case and at its own discretion.
12.8.5 In particularly serious cases of violation of §12.8.2, sanctions (temporary ProLeague or match suspension or similar) may be imposed beyond §§ 12.8.3 and 12.8.4 at the discretion of the PL admins.
13.1 All teams participating in Leagues ONE, TWO and INT1 need to pay a starting fee to ProLeague before the start of the season. If a replacement club moves up before the start of the season, this club must also pay the starting fee. The amount of the starting fee to be paid will be determined by the administration for each season.
13.2 Should a team fail to pay that fee before the deadline, they can be removed from ProLeague.
13.3 To claim won prize money at the end of the season, the team must have completed all leagues in which it has participated. If a team disbands when one or more matches are still open in one of the leagues in which it participates, no prize money will be paid out.
CL & EL Regeln
Furthermore, we reserve the right to also react to incidents not listed here with sanctions!
1.1. For the purposes of these rules, the paragraphs of the IPCC Constitution shall also apply unless otherwise provided in the following paragraphs. This applies in particular to definitions of terms as well as rights and obligations.
1.2. There are two different tournaments. The IPCC Champions League (CL) and the IPCC Europa League (EL).
1.3. Champions League and Europa League have 32 slots.
1.4. Format: Groups Stage + Knockout Stage.
1.5. Group Stage: Eight (8) groups with four (4) teams per group.
1.6. In each group, the 1st and 2nd of the group qualify directly to Ro16. Teams finished 3rd in the group stage of Champions League proceed to Europa League “in between rounds” to face teams that finished 2nd in the group stage of Europa League.
1.7. The Knockout Stage includes: “in-between round”, Ro16, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final.
1.8. Tournaments are played on the ProLeague website (proleague.de).
1.9. Organizational things are done on the official Discord (IPCC CL/EL).
1.10 By registering in a team's squad (being part of the roster in the intended discord channels), the rules herein and those of the IPCC Constitution are deemed to be accepted and agreed to.
2.1. The slot distribution consists of guaranteed slots and performance based slots.
2.2. Guaranteed Slots
2.2.1. Both, the defending CL and EL champion, will receive an CL slot that is independent of the respective community.
2.2.2. Every European community that is part of the IPCC, will receive a specific amount of guaranteed slots.
2.2.3. Communities that do not consist of a high percentage of teams of the specific region get a limited number of slots -> 2+2.
2.2.4. Every community with more than 12 eligible teams, will receive 2+2 guaranteed slots.
2.2.5. Every community with more than 10 eligible teams, will receive 1+2 guaranteed slots.
2.2.6. Every community with more than 8 eligible teams, will receive 1+1 guaranteed slots.
2.2.7. Every community with more than 6 eligible teams, will receive 1 guaranteed EL slot.
2.2.8. The number of "Eligible Teams" refers to the status at the end of the previous season.
2.3. Community Ranking
2.3.1. Depending on the number of guaranteed slots distributed via §2.2, the communities will be awarded additional CL and EL slots in a proportionate and fair way according to the Community Ranking.
2.3.2. Community Ranking is used to determine the season's overall performance of the leagues affiliated to IPCC in terms of international clubs competitions - Champions League and Europa League. The ranking depends on the average points of each community gained in the last two (2) seasons (Two-Season-Average-Coefficient). The community with the highest overall average is the #1 ranked community, followed by the community with the second highest overall and so on.
2.3.3. Coefficient calculation
- The coefficient for each season is calculated as a sum of all points obtained by community's clubs dividing by the total number of clubs representing the community in that season for both Champions League and Europa League, however the points for Europa League results of the community will be multiplied by 0.75.
- In the case if two communities have the same coefficient, the association with the higher coefficient in the most recent season is placed first.
2.3.4. Points system
- Each team gets three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
- Clubs that reach the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final or winning of the Champions League or Europa League, are awarded an additional points for reaching the stage: 0.5 points for reaching round of 16(qualifying from the group), one point for reaching quarter finals, 1.5 points for reaching semi-final and 2 points for reaching the final. The champion gets 2 more additional points.
- Points are not given for free win of any kind, either walkover or opponent being banned. Additional points for reaching the "in between" stage are also not given.
3.1. There will be a draw before the group stage and for each individual knockout-stage. The draw will be done randomized.
3.2. Every draw will be streamed live on twitch with an announcement in discord.
3.3. In the group stage draw, teams will be drawn from four (4) pots consisting of eight (8) teams each. With the exception of the current CL and EL winners(guaranteed position in POT 1), all teams will be seeded in the pots according to the Club Ranking.
3.4. Club Ranking
3.4.1. Club Ranking is based on the previous two (2) seasons points that the clubs achieved (§2.3.4).
"3.4.2. The club with the highest average of points in the last two (2) seasons will be ranked at position #1. The team with the second highest average will be ranked at position #2 and so on.
3.4.3. If a team didn't compete in one of the previous seasons their points will be also divided by 2.
3.5. During the draw of the group stage, the round of 16 in CL and the in-between-round in EL, it is not possible to be matched with a team from the same community.
4.1. Group Stage
4.1.1. Each team will face each of their three (3) opponents drawn in their particular group.
4.1.2. There is both a home and an away match against each opponent, which results into six (6) matches in total. Matches have to be played on the default matchdays, unless re-arranged by mutual agreement (compare §6.2 to §6.7).
4.1.3. Each of the six (6) games is seen as a stand-alone game in which points can be scored. Each team receives: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.
4.1.4. Home right has the team which is named first (standing on the left) on the ProLeague website on the corresponding match day.
4.1.5. The team that has collected the most points at the end of all group stage games will take the first place in the group table. The team that has scored the second most points takes second place, etc.
4.1.6. In the case of even points, the team with the better goal difference is placed above in the table. If this value is also equal, the team with more goals scored will be placed higher. If no differentiation is possible after this, the winner of the direct duel will be placed higher.
4.2. Knockout Stage:
4.2.1. Home and Away matches are to be played in the knockout stages.
4.2.2. The team that has scored more goals after both matches will advance to the next round.
4.2.3. If the number of goals scored is level, a third match must be played. Home team of the third match is the team that was the home team in the first match.
4.2.4. If the third match still ends without a winner, extra time or even penalties are necessary.
5.1. The maximum number of players per squad/roster is twenty three (23)
5.2. Each squad/roster list must be properly entered on ProLeague Page and on discord in the intended channels.
5.2.1. If a player has a slightly different Origin-ID on Discord, ProLeague Page and or Origin, the result will stay and the player AND the team captain will receive a warning at the first time and a suspension for one match at the following mistake .
5.2.2. If the ID of a player matches the ID on the ProLeague Page, but not the ID on Discord, the captain will receive 1 match ban after a warning for the first mistake.
5.2.3. If a player has a totally different Origin-ID on Discord, ProLeague Page and or Origin, the game he played in will be replayed and the specific player and the team captain will receive a one match suspension.
5.2.4. To clarify, wrong use of capital and small initial letters don't matter, as long as it is the same ID. That also counts for missing team-tags.
5.3. The minimum number of players to play a CL / EL match is Seven (7). If the minimum number of 7 players cannot be obtained, the opposite team receives a default win 2-0.
5.4. Only players registered correctly within the squad/roster on Discord and ProLeague Page are eligible to play in the competition.
5.4.1. Eligible on ProLeague Page means: to be accepted in the squad by team manager and admin before the end of transfer deadline (visible with a green checkmark and the IPCC-Tag). Screenshots in your players profiles aren't necessary.
5.4.2. Eligible on Discord means: to be entered in the squad list by your team leader before the end of transfer deadline (channel will be locked after the deadline ends).
5.5. If an ineligible player (e. g. not registered in the squad by his manager or suspended due to rule violations) plays an official match, the match needs to be replayed unless the opponent wins or advances to the next round with the actual result.
5.6. If it is determined that someone other than the owner is using the account (account sharing), the match will be judged 0-2.
5.7. Transfer window is open between the end of the group stage and the beginning of the knockout stage. During the transfer window you can add\delete players in your ProLeague roster, but you must report the changes on Discord.
5.8. If the squad/roster is still not submitted in time for your first fixture, your team receives a default loss of 2-0.
5.9. Second Account Rule:
5.9.1. The IPCC will allow up to two accounts maximum.
-Primary account (first account)
5.9.2. The use of a second account is only possible with the approval of the local region owner and the IPCC admins.
5.9.3. Modifying the accounts (allocating which one is the primary account) is only possible during the time after a season and before the start of a new season. This must be done with the approval of the local region owner and the IPCC Admins.
5.9.4. These two accounts must be used in different communities / countries.
5.9.5. Only the primary account has the right to play in the international competitions organized by the IPCC.
5.9.6. It is necessary to highlight players with second accounts in the squad-registration.
5.9.7. Playing an IPCC match with an unapproved or secondary account is strictly forbidden. If there is evidence of that, the opposite team receives a default win 0-2 and the player will receive a ban. In very severe cases also the team captain will receive a sanction.
5.10. The use of ANY is not allowed. If a team uses ANY, it will lose the match by 0-2.
5.11. Rematches are prefered in nearly every case!
6.1. The calendar of events for each tournament will be created by the Admins, approved by the IPCC Council and published in the corresponding discord channels.
6.2. Fixtures are set as default to be played on a Thursday.
6.3. Fixtures are played according to the following default time tables (it provides the time of the first game, a second match would be set to 30 min later):
6.3.1. Winter Timetable
6.3.2 Summer Timetable
6.3.3. Spain, Portugal and Italy have different times to play due to "siesta".
6.3.4. Teams from Russia and Turkey need to play on GMT+3.
6.3.5. International Mix Teams need to play on GMT+1.
6.4. Matches can be postponed until the next wednesday (1 week per matchday). Matches can't be moved to an earlier date.
6.5. The day and time can ONLY be changed only if BOTH managers agree to the change and post it in the channel "match-agreements" on the official discord and confirm it using the ProLeague challenging function.
6.6. If an agreement cannot be reached the match MUST be played on the default time.
6.7. If a team FAILS to attend a default fixture or an agreement on an alternative date, within 15 minutes after the match time, the offending team receives a default 0-2 loss.
6.8. Due to the idea of fair play, not every second should be taken into account, especially if there have already been invitations or the game has been abandoned within the first 10 minutes of the match according to the rules (waiting for the 15 minutes to expire exactly, e.g. with an atomic clock, is not the aim of Rule §6.6.).
7.1. Team manager is obligated to enter into ProLeague Page results of the game including full match squad of his team, scorers and assists, red cards if available, pick Man of the Match from his team (not necessarily MOTM out of both teams) and send in screenshots (according to the tutorial in §7.5).
7.2. This process must be done by both teams and each must verify the results entered by the opponents.
7.3. The maximum allowed time to confirm a result is 48 hours, then it will be considered automatically validated.
7.4. The ingame player's nickname / ALIAS / KnownAs (the one you set on the player's profile) must match the ORIGIN ID, so that screenshots could be a proof that the player was playing in a match. If it's not possible to put it in 100%, put a distinctive shorter version of it in the ALIAS / Know As. (Example: Origin ID EQ-JonnyEsbeck could lead to ALIAS JonnyEsbeck)
7.5. Match reports consist of result, goals scored, goal scorers, assists, yellow and red cards, MVP, a short game report AND screenshots. The screenshots need to consist of the following four (4) screenshots:
7.5.1. “match info (overview)”,
7.5.2. “player performance”,
7.5.3. “the “player-ID list”, and
7.5.4. “line up - ingame captain screenshot”
7.5.5. How to enter match results tutorial: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F0li58rrIn1HFGLUUtU0Yk8J_7pmgzHQA6M8F9Hp8W0/edit?usp=sharing
7.5.6. It will be helpful to create the “Player-ID List” and the “line up - ingame captain screenshot” during the break. Make sure that every player that plays the match is visible on the screen.
8.1. Any player that receives a red card will be able to play again after serving one (1) match ban. The suspensions always count for the first match in the upcoming matchweek. For example: If you receive a red card in the first game of the evening, you may still play in the second game against the opponent, but you are suspended in the first game of the following week.
8.2. NO yellow card accumulation is applied in the tournament.
8.3. If a player gets a red card in the last match of group stage, he is suspended in the first KO-Stage match.
9.1. It is allowed to leave the match early in case of any problems within the first 10 minutes of game time in order to solve issues (player drop-outs or connection problems).
9.1.1. If a team leaves a match after the 10th minute it receives a default loss 0-3 or current score (it depends on what is better for the winning team).
9.1.2. If a goal is scored before the 10th minute - it WILL be counted; even if it has been scored whilst one of the teams was leaving the match.
9.1.3. If the team who scored the goal leaves the match. The goal wouldn't count.
9.2. You will have 3 attempts to start the match. (To be clear, 3 complete invitations sent and received and you really enter the match!). If there is no agreement after two attempts, the 3rd attempt must be tried and it has to be played regardless of squad or lag problems.
9.3. After 2 attempts and in agreement with both teams, it may be possible to propose that the game be moved to another day. This will be ONLY possible if both sides accept the solution and that BOTH managers report this on the Discord channel and reschedule using the ProLeague challenge system.
9.4. We suggest that the teams kick the ball out of the field prior to leaving the match if possible.
10.1. If a team leaves the competition before playing every opponent, every game will be judged against that team (0-2).
10.2. In case a team disbands during the group stage after playing every opponent at least once, only the second half of the group stage will be defaulted against the team. The results from the first half of the group stage will remain.
10.3. If a team leaves the competition during the break between group and knockout stage, results of the group stay but the next team in the group gets the reward.
10.4. If a team leaves the competition in the knockout stage (including the in-between-round of europa league), the opponent team will proceed in the bracket.
10.5. If a team leaves during the competition this could lead to a ban for the team.
11.1. Goalkeeper blocking is NOT ALLOWED, even if the game engine allows it. Any form of charging, moving and bugging the opposite goalkeeper on any type of free kick, goalkeeper kick or corner is prohibited.
11.2. You MUST provide a recorded video as proof that there was an obvious charge on the goalkeeper.
11.3. Any goals scored resulting of the keeper being blocked will be cancelled.
11.3.1. Depending on the severity of the case, a team may get the default loss 0-2 for blocking the keeper.
11.4. The rule 11.3 also applies for the manipulation of the wall at free kicks and any other bug using.
12.1. The captains of the various teams will have to protect themselves, and as a result protect the entire community, by checking the values of their players in tournament matches, in order to prevent players from using cheats, exploits etc.
12.2. The IPCC prohibits any modification except for:
12.2.1. Graphic patch of the ProLeague: The official graphic patch of the ProLeague may be used. This includes graphic changes to the game and does not influence FIFA's playing behaviour.
12.2.2. Graphic patch of the Italian League: The official graphic patch of the Italian League may be used. This includes graphic changes to the game and does not influence FIFA's playing behavior.
12.3. Any measure(s) used to glitch, hack or boost your Virtual Pro in CL/EL games is strictly forbidden and will result in your team receiving a 2-0 default loss. VP99 is considered a specific cheating issue: a player found using VP99 will be banned for the entire FIFA and the team will receive 0-2 default losses in all games he took part in. Depending on the specific case and the seriousness of the case, cheating in FIFA could lead to other suspensions like excluding teams or banning players. If a team got to the knockout stage and a user with a cheat was found after that, results of the knockout stage draw will not be overwritten, but the team will be disqualified from the tournament. Any points for the club and community ranking that this club achieved will be annulated.
12.4. To prevent cheating, the ingame captain is required to use the ProLeague Anti Cheat Tool (PLACT) in every CL/EL match.
12.4.1. PLACT: The ProLeague Anti Cheat Tool is a program designed to ensure manipulation-free play.
12.4.2. The ProLeague Anti Cheat Tool is started and the user logs in with his ProLeague credentials. The program may be minimized but not closed. Afterwards FIFA can be started.
12.4.3. A team manager (someone with team editing rights on the proleague website) presses “Start match” prior to sending or receiving the match invite. After the game is played, a team manager presses “End match”. After that, the PLACT can be closed or used for another match. Should a game crash or any other reason for a reset happen prior to starting the match, a team manager can press “Reset match” while it is started in ordner to be able to start it again.
12.4.4. Any anomalies are intensively examined and dealt with appropriately before publication.
12.4.5. PLACT detects the programs running during league matches and reports them to the ProLeague servers.
12.4.6. Any programs with which modifications in FIFA or other PC games can be made are not allowed. This only applies to the period of time in which tournament matches take place with the above mentioned use of the PLACT.
12.4.7. Team violations: There are two types of team violations for which team management is responsible:
- failure to start and stop.
- playing a competitive match with PLACT as a requirement without using PLACT as in-game captain.
12.4.8. Player violations: There are four types of player violations for which each player is responsible individually:
- the Origin ID in the profile on the website does not match the real Origin ID of the player (Be aware of upper- and lowercase letters).
- the captain quits FIFA before stopping the game in PLACT by "End match".
- technical connection or game interruptions (Timeout / Fifa closed).
- programs detected by PLACT.
12.4.9. The violations of §12.4.7 are taken as severe violations.
- §12.4.7 No.1: First time violations will lead to a suspension of the team captain. A second time violation will lead to a rematch. A third time violation will lead to a default loss 0-2.
- §12.4.7 No.2: First time violations will lead to a rematch. Second and more time violations will lead to a default loss 0-2.
12.4.10. The violations of §12.4.8 will be judged on a case by case basis and according to other rules in this document. First time violations will lead to a warning. After that, violations will lead to a punishment. A punishment in this case will be a suspension for at least one game regarding the player violations (§12.4.8).
Intentional violations, depending on the case, will lead to harder consequences (especially regarding §12.4.8 Nr.4.)
12.4.11. The infringements of §12.4.8 No. 3 can be waived if the team/player in question submits a visual record (stream, video) proving that the player has not intentionally quit FIFA or that he has been technically disconnected.
Violations caused by ProLeague technology may be excused by the administration.
12.4.12. Using the Origin Beta or EA Desktop can cause problems when reading the Origin ID. Therefore, the use of the Origin Beta and EA Desktop for competitive play is prohibited. Violations will be judged like §12.4.10.
12.4.13. If there are problems with the PLACT or the hardware ID, the admins can be reached via Teamspeak/Origin/Discord/PL-Chat until 18:00 GMT+2 on a tournament matchday. Login problems with PLACT after this deadline will not be dealt with until after the tournament match.
13.1. For issues outside of the rules and regulations regarding clarification and / or amendment to rules, squads, fixtures or any other related question or issue regarding the competition you can contact Admin for support. The admins need to be contacted via Discord.
13.2. If the topic of the request is concerning the outcome of the game, the request must be made NO LATER than 48 hours after the conclusion of the match with an protest created in the "#protest" Channel in the official Discord.
13.3. Rules can only change according to the §10 of the IPCC Constitution. Before each tournament there will be a voting period on the updated ruleset. The updated rule set includes ideas and proposals of the IPCC Admins, the IPCC Council or any other player if it was proposed in time.
14.1. Violations of the above rules will result in the following escalating penalty system. If a sanction is already included in the respective paragraph, the escalating penalty system applies additionally, unless the included sanction already describes the escalating penalty system.
14.2. Violations of the rules that can only be triggered by teams count as captain's violations. Captain in this case is the player who was named as captain at the squad registration or is listed as team captain on the ProLeague website. In case of ambiguity, the team concerned must name a person to be considered as the captain.
14.3. Punishments only escalate for the exact same violations. This means that a second or third violation must occur against the exact same paragraph to be considered a second or third violation. A violation against separate paragraphs e.g. §7.2 and §7.3 counts as one violation each.
14.4. First time violations will lead to a warning.
14.5. Second time violations will lead to a one match suspension.
14.6. Third time violations will lead to a longer running suspension according to the severity of the case.
14.7. Insulting, racism, fair play violations or harassment is strictly forbidden and will be judged specific to the case.
14.8. All warnings and suspension will be visible in the intended channels in the official discord.
14.9.The admins reserve the right to react to violations not explained or contained in this ruleset with appropriate consequences.