Upcoming NA Tournaments!

The event listed below is an online 5v5 tournament, held the third Saturday of every month.

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Tournaments Planned for 2020

Prize Pool Money Estimate

Projected Participants

Step 1

View our calendar above for an event you’d like to enter.

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Step 2

Register using our easy form. For 5v5 tournaments, one entry covers the team.

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Step 3

Join our Discord server to ask questions, receive event updates & more.

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Have a blast playing against others in North America! Win cash prizes!

About:

Join us at Game Sync for the Summoner Saturday Sync 1, created for gamers by gamers. The Summoner Saturday Sync will be a League of Legends 5v5 tournament open to anyone in North America with a team and looking for some fun activities with friends on the weekend. This tournament will be hosted online, all communications will happen through the GameSync Discord <Hyperlink>.

Here at Game Sync, we prioritize our players since we are gamers ourselves and we know the enjoyment of a well-crafted tournament. During the COVID 19 pandemic, we acknowledged the hardships it has caused families and the sense of loneliness for everyone. Our community-oriented tournaments provide casual and competitive players with an interactive experience while competing for some sweet prize money. What are you waiting for, signup today with a click of a button!

Registration Closes May 14, 2020.

Rules Overview

Game Lobby:

  • Game Mode: Tournament Draft
  • Map: Summoner’s Rift

Team Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 players, optional 2 subs
  • Each team is required to contain and provide the role of Team Captain to a player or associated party
    • A Team Captain does not have to be your best player on a team.
    • A Team Captain should be awarded to the participant on the team that is the most responsible, active on Discord and is able to be quickly aware and respond to Discord notifications and direct messages.
    • The Team Captain is not required to be a player on the team, although this is recommended.
    • The Team Captain will be responsible for the following:
      • Registering the team on the GameSync website.
      • Ensuring all team information is correct and up-to-date at least prior to 24 hours of the start of the GameSync tournament.
      • Provide the payment for participation in the GameSync tournament.
      • Acknowledge and have read all GameSync rules and regulations.
      • Ensuring their team are well informed of the GameSync rules and regulations.
      • Kept up-to-date on all GameSync announcements on the GameSync Discord server.
      • Swiftly respond to announcements on the GameSync Discord server and any direct messages from GameSync organizers and other tournaments participants.
      • Act as the point of contact between the referee.
      • Receive all tournament codes and will be informed of their side of the map.
      • Required to submit all post-match results if requested.
      • Required to provide all additional information and assurance of tournament prizing to be received and distributed amongst the team.
  • Submitted Summoner Names must be accurate at least 24 hours prior to competition

Match Dispute:

  • Each team will have a referee which is their main point of contact during the tournament to setup games and record scores.
    • Upon any issue between teams competing in a match, you will contact your referee regarding the issue.
    • The referee will listen to the accusing party’s argument and then will listen to the defending party’s case.
  • Evidence is needed to resolve conflicting information, failure to provide evidence may result in referee make a final decision based on their discretion.
    • Evidence includes but not limited to information directly from League of Legends, screenshots and recordings.

Pausing and Game Stoppage:

  • Games may be paused for technical difficulties related to issues such as a player being dropped, a player disconnect, a server crash, or physical technical difficulties such as unfunctional mouse or keyboard, nonresponsive monitor.
  • Pauses caused without a valid reason may result in a penalty and/or the game will resume as normal.
  • Pauses can only span for 10 mins max per team per game cumulatively over the span of a game. Pauses must end after that point regardless of the outcome of the initial situation.

Game Restart:

  • Lag or disconnects do not constitute a reason to restart a game.
    • The only exception to this is when the match has not exceeded 5 minutes and the first blood has not been drawn. Both teams must mutually agree on the game restart and both team’s respective referee must be informed and provide approval. Failure to receive approval from both team’s referee may result in penalties.
  • The use of a banned skin, wrongfully selected runes/summoner spells or incomplete trades for one team does constitute a restart of the game.
    • This kind of restart must take place before the match has not exceeded 5 minutes and the first blood has not been drawn. 
  • Any game must be restarted when requested by a referee or GameSync organizer based on their discretion.

Registration

Sign up now to help inform us of how many participants we can expect, thereby contributing to a smoother experience overall. 

Rules & Procedures

  1. Participants RequirementsParticipants may be of any age. The team’s captain must be at least 13 years or older.
    1. Participants must physically be in Canada or the United States of America
    2. Participants must have an account on the North American server which is at least level 30 and has at least 16 champions as required to participate in tournament draft mode.
      1. A participant’s Summoner Name may not include or be related to slurs or negative connotations of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identification, religion, political affiliation, military service, or age.
  2. Team
    1. Team names must be submitted with the registration of a team.
      1. Team names are required to be at less than 24 characters including spacing
      2. Team names may not include being related to slurs or negative connotations of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identification, religion, political affiliation, military service, or age.
      3. Team names may not be the same as another team’s name
      4. Tournament organizers have the right to request a team name change at any point of the tournament
      5. Tournament organizers may provide you with a team name at their discretion
    2. Teams must signup with at least 5 main-role members and the optional addition of 2 substitutes. 
      1. Participant roles do not need to be defined upon signup and participants within a team may exchange roles with their teammates in between games and matches.
      2. Team rosters may not be changed 24 hours before the official tournament start time
        1. This includes the change of Summoner Names. Accounts with different names than their registered Summoner Names will not be allowed to participate
      3. Participants may not add any substitutes 24 hours before the official tournament start time
    3. Each team is required to provide the role of Team Captain to a player or associated party (Team Captain is defined and explained in 4.6.1)
  3. Players
    1. All participant Summoner Names must be submitted accurately. Failure to do so will not allow those registered players to participate.
      1. Incorrect Summoner Names may be changed until 24 hours of the official tournament start time
    2. All participants must be the owners of their respective accounts
      1. Participants may not provide their accounts for others to use at any point during the tournament
  4. Tournament Rules
    1. Game Lobby
      1. Game Mode: Tournament Draft
      2. Map: Summoner’s Rift
      3. Spectators  – Lobby Only
      4. The use of ProDraft is allowed if mutually agreed by both teams
      5. Side select made by the lower-seeded team for the first game. Loser picks side for all subsequent games
    2. Game
      1. The following champions that have skins which are banned from play:
        1. Ashe’s Project Ashe
        2. Aurelion Sol’s Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol
        3. Blitzcrank’s iBlitzcrank
        4. Gragas’s Santa Gragas
        5. Jayce’ Forsaken Jayce
        6. Sona’s Arcade Sona
        7. Syndra’s Justicar Syndra
        8. Varus’s Arclight Varus
    3. Player Count
      1. Teams will less than 5 players present may still play their match but will be at a disadvantage due to this loss in numbers
    4. Matches
      1. Matches must be in champion select within the 15 mins of when games are told to begin.
      2. Failure to do so will result in a loss of a ban.
      3. Failure to begin a game in 20 mins will result in a loss of a game.
      4. Failure to begin a game in 25 mins will result in a loss of the match.
      5. Match results should be provided to your referee.
    5. Match Dispute
      1. Each team will have a referee which is their main point of contact during the tournament to set up games and record scores.
        1. Upon any issue between teams competing in a match, you will contact your referee regarding the issue.
        2. The referee will listen to the accusing party’s argument and then will listen to the defending party’s case.
      2. Evidence is needed to resolve conflicting information. Failure to provide evidence may result in the referee making a final decision based on their discretion.
        1. Evidence includes but not limited to information directly from League of Legends, screenshots and recordings.
    6. Team Communications
      1. Each team is required to contain and provide the role of Team Captain to a player or associated party.
        1. A Team Captain does not have to be your best player on a team.
        2. A Team Captain should be awarded to the participant on the team that is the most responsible, active on Discord and is able to be quickly aware and respond to Discord notifications and direct messages.
        3. The Team Captain is not required to be a player on the team, although this is recommended.
        4. The Team Captain does not have any additional benefits or favor during the tournament.
        5. The Team Captain must be on the GameSync Discord at all times during the GameSync tournament.
        6. The Team Captain must be a US or Canadian citizen.
        7. The Team must be 13 years or older. Preferably 18 years or older.
        8. The Team Captain will be responsible for the following:
          1. Registering the team on the GameSync website.
          2. Ensuring all team information is correct and up-to-date at least prior to 24 hours of the start of the GameSync tournament.
          3. Provide the payment for participation in the GameSync tournament.
          4. Acknowledge and have read all GameSync rules and regulations.
          5. Ensuring their team are well informed of the GameSync rules and regulations.
          6. Kept up-to-date on all GameSync announcements on the GameSync Discord server.
          7. Swiftly respond to announcements on the GameSync Discord server and any direct messages from GameSync organizers and other tournaments participants.
          8. Act as the point of contact between the referee.
          9. Receive all tournament codes and will be informed of their side of the map.
          10. Required to submit all post-match results if requested.
          11. Required to provide all additional information and assurance of tournament prizing to be received and distributed amongst the team.
    7. Pausing and Game Stoppage
      1. Games may be paused for technical difficulties related to issues such as a player being dropped, a player disconnect, a server crash, or physical technical difficulties such as unfunctional mouse or keyboard, unresponsive monitor.
      2. Pauses caused without a valid reason may result in a penalty and/or the game will resume as normal.
      3. Pauses can only span for 10 mins max per team per game cumulatively over the span of a game. Pauses must end after that point regardless of the outcome of the initial situation.
    8. Game Restart
      1. Lag or disconnects do not constitute a reason to restart a game.
        1. The only exception to this is when the match has not exceeded 5 minutes and the first blood has not been drawn. Both teams must mutually agree on the game restart and both team’s respective referees must be informed and provide approval. Failure to receive approval from both team’s referees may result in penalties.
      2. The use of a banned skin, wrongfully selected runes/summoner spells or incomplete trades for one team does constitute a restart of the game.
        1. This kind of restart must take place before the match has not exceeded 5 minutes and the first blood has not been drawn. 
      3. Any game must be restarted when requested by a referee or GameSync organizer based on their discretion.
    9. Cheating 
      1. Any use of illegal third party programs or maphack, stream cheating, or other activity which provides one participant or several participants an unfair advantage will result in an immediate disqualification of the team. Any and all prize money earned by that player or team will be forfeited.
      2. Match-fixing will result in an immediate disqualification of the team. Any and all prize money earned by that player or team will be forfeited.
        1. Match-fixing includes but not limited to intentionally losing a game or match, accepting/offering payment to affect the outcome of a game or match and negotiating or deciding the result of a match prior to or during its gameplay.
      3. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
        1. Any insults, slurs or negative connotations of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identification, religion, political affiliation, military service, or age will not be permitted. 
        2. Targeted attacks such as harassment against a specific person, exposing others personal information or “doxing” someone is forbidden.
        3. Inappropriate language such as excessive profanity, pseudo-profanity, race, cultural slurs, sexual implications or illegal drug references will not be tolerated during any of the tournaments.
  5. General Rules
    1. Rule Changes
      1. Tournament organizers reserve the right to add, remove or amend all rules without prior notice. Tournament organizers will do their best to ensure all rule changes are communicated in a timely manner.
    2. Liability
      1. All participants are required to acknowledge and uphold the ruling for the Summoner Saturday Sync tournament and with any association with the GameSync brand. 
      2. Participants may receive a penalty due to a violation of the rules and regulations.
      3. Teams may also receive a penalty due to the action of an individual or multiple individuals on a certain team.
      4. Participants unable to play or participate in the tournament as a result of a penalty will not receive refunds or compensation.
      5. Participating in any GameSync tournaments constitutes acceptance of these rules and any other listed rules on the GameSync website (gamesync.us) and GameSync Discord server.
    3. Confidentially
      1. Any email, Discord messages or correspondence with GameSync is strictly confidential information. Publication of any such material is not permitted unless you receive prior written consent from GameSync.
    4. Match Broadcasting
      1. All broadcasting rights are owned by GameSync. This includes, but not limited to video live streams, match recordings, television broadcasts and audio streams.
      2. GameSync reserves the right to award broadcasting rights to one or multiple third parties or participants themselves. This must be arranged with GameSync prior to the initiation of a match.
      3. GameSync reserves the right to award all match recordings during any GameSync tournaments
      4. Participants are not provided with the right of refusal for any GameSync to record or broadcast any matches during GameSync tournaments

Brackets

Brackets are updated during the event at http://gamesync.us/tournaments/brackets.  While we display this live information in the LAN center, you may wish to also bookmark this page on your mobile device to keep abreast of what’s happening in real time while you’re waiting for your turn.

 

Since you're not running tourneys right now, what do you suggest?
There are many League of Legends players who frequent GameSync during the week and on weekends.  You’re almost sure to meet fans of the game when you drop by.  Also check out our all-San Diego Saturday night meetup and get serious by joining one of our eSports teams. The information below is for when we resume tournaments:
I am a relatively new / casual player. Can I attend?
Yes! Our competitions are amateur level, so it’s a great way to just have fun playing with others, learn strategy or get into a more serious competition.
What if I don't have a full team?
If you are a free agent player or a duo looking for a team, go ahead and enter the event. We will organize a PUG (Pick Up Group) for you (there are always individuals looking to team up and its a great way to meet new players!)  Optionally, if you want to plan ahead, you can post your position and IGN (In Game Name) on our facebook page for the next upcoming event. This will allow other players to find you.
If I join a new team when I arrive, can I practice with them?
It depends on timing. As long as individuals arrive early, we will create your team as soon as we have five players.  You can then jump onto one of our stations before the event to practice.  Registration officially starts at 11:30am and kick-off is at 12:30pm. Once you meet players at GameSync, exchange contact info so you can practice with them at the 25% off discounted rate in the week leading up to the event!
How much game time will I get?
We offer double-elimination which means you’ll play at least two full games. We strongly suggest you take a moment to read our rules to briefly familiarize yourself with our guidelines, as well as our player procedures, so you can have extra time after you register to practice with your team if you wish.
How can I see who I am competing against?
We have bracket info available on our website so you can check standings on your smartphone and see who you are playing against. The information is also displayed on multiple large screens in the game rooms.
Are spectators welcome?
Yes! We only ask that you purchase an inexpensive drink or snack to help defray costs of running the event.
Do you stream on Twitch?
Not in San Diego or unable to attend our event?  We stream live with picture-in-picture in-game commentary by our professional streamcaster along with guest commentators at http://twitch.tv/gamesync  You’ll see analysis, interviews, and strategy discussion, and when you create an account at twitch.tv, ask us questions in the interactive chat window! Watch for prizes including raffle drawings from our sponsors!  While it’s certainly not nearly as fun as being there, our twitch.tv stream offers an alternative so you can stay connected with what’s happening during the event.
What about food?
Participants get free pizza (if you want a topping choice other than pepperoni, please let us know at check-in).  There are also a number of fast food restaurants on Miramar Road, a few minutes from us. We also have concessions available (see our pricing page for the full menu).
“I would like to thank GameSync Gaming for organizing this event. I had an absolute blast for my first tournament and gave me a great experience. ”
Michael Basilonia

“My Team and I went and participated and I have to let everyone know it is definitely worth the drive. The entire atmosphere of it wasnt like a business, it was like a group of gamers just having fun. My entire team felt really welcomed and had a blast playing. The entire set up added a nice level of hype, and made it really entertaining. A must for anyone who wants to get a step into the competitive scene for league of legends!”
Kevin William Croft

San Diego League of Legends Group

“I went to the last one, it was fun to watch and fun to play, even though my team did get second place. It had a pretty nice atmosphere to it overall, there was a wide age range there which I thought was pretty cool. Everyone was nice and helpful, it was great to take a break from the ragers on solo queue and hang out with some fellow San Diegans. The hosts were also pretty cool and chill, they gave a lot of information about the tournament beforehand.”
Slowly Die

League of Legends Community

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