Blizzard releases 2014 World Championship Series Handbook

Blizzard outlines exactly what to expect from them and what they expect from the community.

Comments

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

This article was originally published on GameSpot's sister site onGamers.com, which was dedicated to esports coverage.

It's no secret that tensions can run high during the course of any competitive game, something that often bleeds over into questionable humor and off-color insults. As such, it's somewhat unsurprising to see Blizzard releasing a handbook that provides a clear set of regulations and policies, including guidelines on issues such as alcohol, illegal substances and so on.

There are a few items of interest in the manual such as the mention of OnGame Network in the General Release sub-section and the strict rules surrounding Player Tournament Offenses (Three penalties will result in a 5% prize money deduction, each further penalty will continue adding another 5% prize money deduction). Most probably won't affect the rapt audience but if you're curious as to how it all breaks down, here's the hand book in question.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story
0 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.