It is in the best interests of all Eliters, staff and players alike, that we have consistent and logical enforcement of all rules including the Code of Conduct.
Accordingly, we have defined around 50 different categories of rules violations, ranging from such inadvertent problems as No Show in tourneys up to actual, verifiable cheating by players. For each category we have specified a series of enforcement actions that should be undertaken by League and/or Corporate Management.
The ultimate penalty for any repeated violation of League policies and rules would be the termination of the member's account. However, the system provides several notification levels before this happens, beginning with just a "Note on File" and progressing through "Tourney Disqualification", "Final Warning", and various amounts of time in the "Penalty Box", to outright termination "Purge" of account in extreme cases.
Please remember that no action is taken on many violations; especially harassment unless there is documented proof of the violation; using screen shots that must be attached to the Note.
Penalties imposed by TDs during tourneys
Note on file
Penalties imposed by the VP Member Relations
Penalty box/League 3 Days
Penalty box/League 7 Days
Penalty box/League 14 Days
Penalty box/All 3 Days
Penalty box/All 7 Days
Penalty box/All 14 Days
Kick from League
Purge from Elite
Guest Members may not be sent any warnings, depending on the gravity of the violation; they might be subjected to the higher penalty on the first occurrence.
There are two types of penalty box: "League" and "All". League boxes will be used for most offenses, in terms of 3, 7 or 14 days. A player in the League penalty box will be barred from registering in any tournaments hosted by that particular League, but will still be able to participate in tournaments in other Elite Leagues. Players in the all-Leagues penalty box, of course, will be unable to participate in any Eliters tournaments as long as they are boxed.