PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds Rulebook

  • Rulebook

Last Modified: March 6, 2018

These rules are subject to change at the administrator’s discretion. If rules should change, all captains will be notified accordingly.

The Handbook’s General Rules apply to all CEA games, please read them first!

I. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battlegrounds Overview

  1. Player Eligibility: All players participating in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds competitions must have an active PUBG account in good standing with their PUBG name displayed on their Battlefy profile. Only registered team members playing under their own account are allowed to play for a team.
  2. Team Roster Size: A team may start the season with 4-9 participants. Rules for qualifications for rostered members can be found in CEA general rules.
    1. After the beginning of Regular Season play (Week 1 matches), a player rostered on a team in Battlefy may not transfer to another roster within the same company for the same game without the Game Lead's approval.
      1. The main circumstance permitting a transfer would be a team losing players and falling below the minimum team size.
      2. Companies with multiple teams playing the same game may have one player on multiple rosters as outlined in the general rules under “Team Eligibility.” Being a floater is not considered transferring.
    2. At the end of Regular Season Week 5, the maximum team size will increase to 10 players. After Week 5, removing players from the roster does not free up additional spots.
  3. Registration: The Playerunknown's Battlegrounds registration fee will be $160 per team. The captain pays this fee during registration on the CEA website.
  4. Game Version: All players must have their game up to date with the latest patch. PC only. Other platforms will be allowed if they have crossplay with PC.
  5. Weekly Structure:
    1. Monday: Map assignments for the following weekend are distributed (assuming all previous round match results have been entered) and an ordered list of maps for the next week’s matches is released.
    2. Saturday: All matches are played on Saturday starting at 12pm Pacific (3pm Eastern). The CEA observes Daylight Savings.
  6. Regular Season: Points are cumulative during the regular season, which will last for approximately 8 weeks. Teams will be evenly separated into groups of up to twenty five (25) teams, sorted in order of their points. The teams with the most points will be placed in the first group, the next most on the second, etc. The first week will be random. Each group will play a single game on their assigned map.
  7. Playoffs and Finals: At the conclusion of the regular season approximately the bottom half to two-thirds of teams will be eliminated, the exact number to be announced by CEA prior to playoffs. Additionally at this time, points will be reset and groups will be assigned to maps randomly going forward rather than sorted by points. The playoffs will feature two games each week. The finals will feature three games where each game counts for double points.The team with the most cumulative playoff and finals points is the winner.
  8. Tiebreakers: Ties will be resolved by the following rules in order:
    1. Highest average placement of all games in the current stage
    2. Highest placement in a single game
    3. Total number of kills in a squad across all games in the current stage
    4. Highest number of kills in a squad in a single game

II. Rules

  1. Day of the Match:
    1. Check in on battlefy and wait for tournament start time
    2. At exactly start time, the server info will appear on the right side of the Battlefy page. Teams have 8 minutes from tournament start to join the custom server.
    3. Move yourself to the assigned slot given in Battlefy and wait for the match to begin.
    4. The Game Lead will do a last-minute team verification and start the server.
    5. In the event that the server begins to malfunction, the Game Lead may elect to restart it. In this case, an announcement will be made in Discord, players will be kicked from the server, and the process will begin again from step C using the same server information.
  2. Map Settings
    1. Erangel Settings:
      1. Server region: NA
      2. No Red Zone
      3. Public Spectating: Off
      4. Killer Spectating: Off
      5. Team: Squad: 4P
      6. Player Camera Restriction: First Person
      7. Map Option: Sunny
      8. Weapons: All 1x drop rate except:
        1. Assault Rifles: 1.5x
        2. Costumes: 0x
        3. Flare Guns: 0x
    2. Miramar Settings
      1. Server region: NA
      2. No Red Zone
      3. Public Spectating: Off
      4. Killer Spectating: Off
      5. Team: Squad: 4P
      6. Player Camera Restriction: First Person
      7. Map Option: Sunny
      8. Weapons: All 1x drop rate except:
        1. Assault Rifles: 2x
        2. Costumes: 0x
        3. Flare Guns: 0x
        4. Attachments: 1.5x
        5. Scopes: 1.5x
        6. Meds: 1.5x
  3. Ranking Points: Each kill is worth 10 points and additional points points for team placement are:
    1. 400
    2. 300
    3. 240
    4. 200
    5. 165
    6. 135
    7. 110
    8. 90
    9. 75
    10. 65
    11. 55
    12. 46
    13. 38
    14. 32
    15. 27
    16. 23
    17. 19
    18. 16
    19. 14
    20. 13
  4. Replays: CEA does not require replay submission for PUBG. CEA will work to make match replays available to all teams.

III. Technical Issues

Teams are responsible for their own technical issues (hardware/internet). Matches will not be rescheduled because of technical issues and matches will be played nevertheless. If the warm-up time in the starting area is exceeded the game goes on, even if the issue is not yet resolved. In case of massive problems influencing a significant amount of players a replay of the map may be called via the tournament's support channels on Discord.

IV. Contact Info