Code of Conduct & By-laws
First and foremost, NESA hosts all tournaments within the guidelines and regulations stipulated by the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and the International Esports Federation (IESF).
NESA tournaments will follow all rules and regulations as set by the NSC under the pretext of selecting players for the National Esports Team, where a tried and tested series of free and fair games are held, and the selection process is done by an independent Selection Committee.
NESA tournaments will follow all rules and guidelines as set by the IESF when hosting national qualifiers to select representing players for Namibia, both in and out of game. WADA polices will also play a strict role in NESA tournaments.
Current online tournaments will be played in weekly brackets with frequent updates communicated to team captains.
- NESA enforces FPB rating on all players. Players younger than 18 needs to, by default, provide a signed parental consent form from their parent or legal guardian.
- All players whom wish to participate needs to submit valid and proper account details for all platforms where they will be participating – Steam, Discord, etc.
- Players with offensive or questionable alias information will not be allowed to participate with said alias.
- Any persons who are acting as administrators, referees or who serve on any of the Selection Committees for the titles in question DURING the course of the tournament are not allowed to participate.
- Volunteers who assist in the league are authorised to compete. NESA will take various precautions to ensure that every decision is scrutinized, making it impossible for volunteers to gain an unfair advantage. This means assistants/volunteers will not have access to scores/servers.
- All currently banned/suspended players may not enter for these tournaments.
- All players are expected to provide full and accurate details as requested on the application forms. Failure to provide such details or payment of entry fees may result in the disqualification of such teams/individuals from the tournament.
- All players entering into this tournament agree and understand that NESA as the representative sports body for esports in Namibia is acting under the regulations of the NSC.
- No players will be exempt for any of the rules stated in any official tournament documents.
- No players are exempt from rules and regulations stated by superseding bodies of NESA such as the IESF and the NSC.
- All decisions will ultimately be made in the interest of Namibia and Namibian esports.
3. Cheating, Disputes and Violations
- All disputes will be handled according to the “NESA Dispute Regulations” document. (Downloadable Below)
- A dispute occurs when one team wishes to lodge a complaint about their opponent’s actions. Please make sure that you fully understand the rules regarding an incident before lodging a dispute. Ensure that you have solid proof of your dispute.
- It is the responsibility of the player to understand and avoid all possible infringements. If you are unsure as to whether your strategy constitutes cheating, please consult an official before your match.
- All disputes between players or teams will be handled by NESA.
- Parties found guilty during any dispute resolution will be held liable for any costs incurred during the investigation and settlement of such disputes.
4. Exclusion of Liability
- By registering for this tournament all players and teams assume responsibility for their own actions. NESA will not be held liable for any damage caused in any manner outside tournament guidelines. NESA will deal with all transgressions within the tournament fairly.
- NESA will NOT be held liable for:
- any inaccurate information or the consequences of having been provided false data;
- incomplete/incorrect entries or ineligible entries (PDF preferred);
- any problems or technical failures of any kind, including malfunction of any communication network or lines, computer online systems or network, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software;
- the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service whether or not caused by traffic congestion on the internet or any website;
- unauthorized human intervention in any part of the tournament;
- any loss, damage or injury suffered or incurred by any participant or any other person as a result of or in connection with participation in the tournament and/or any prize, howsoever caused; or
- any injury or damage to persons or property, including to the participant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading any materials in connection with the tournament.