CS:GO Tournament Rules

All competitors are subject to the Privacy Policy / Terms of Service of NWESports


Administration and Announcements

Every League/Tournament owner is authorized by NWESgg to administrate the competition based on its rules and regulations

Official announcements as well as statements of Northwest Esports admins at any place (e.g. competition website, support ticket reply, Skype, Steam, discord) can ignore or overrule the following rules in order to make the competition as fair as possible. In case of contradicting declarations, the most recent announcement or admin statement counts.

Participants & Teams

Every real person – unless officially banned – with a valid Steam account is allowed to participate in the competition and will be called “participant” in the following. Participants joining a team in order to fulfill the minimum required amount of team members will be called a “team” in the following.

By attending competitions, participants acknowledge without limitation to comply with the rules and regulations, official announcement, and with the statements and decisions made by the NWESgg admins.
Every participant acknowledges the right for the administration to modify the rules and regulations for adjustments at any time without notice.
Every participant has to show the needed respect towards admins and other participants. Insults and unfair or disrespectful behavior towards anyone are not tolerated and will be punished.
Every participant must always have the newest version of Steam and CS:GO installed and has to check for updates in time before each match. Unless a new version comes out right before the match, patching is not a valid reason to delay it.
Every team accepts the official schedule of the competition and declares its ability to be available during these times.
Every team and participant has to try to win every game at every stage of the competition. Purposefully losing for any reason is strictly forbidden.

All communication in between participants and NWESgg administrators has to be in English language.
All communication between opposing teams should run through the official competition website and other communication platforms like Email, Steam, or our own Discord server.


Team Size: 5
A team has to consist of at least two member players. Those persons will be called “team members” or “members” of the team in the following.

When signing up for a competition, a team agrees that they will have enough players available to play all matches in the tournament, and have access to the platform that that competition is being held on.

Lineup Changes
Team members can be removed or added by the administrators during a competition as long as the minimum team requirements for that competition are met at all times. There might be additional restrictions to this rule in specific competitions.

In-game Names

Each player agrees that if they change their Steam name whilst in a tournament, they will update the corresponding name field on their NWESgg profile promptly so that they can be recognized by other players.


Match times
Unless otherwise stated, it is the responsibility of the players in a tournament to schedule matches in which they are involved. Matches can be played at any time, but if a match takes too long to organize and prevents a competition from progressing the administrators reserve the right to take any action they see fit to speed up the progression of the tournament.

The change of a match time is only possible under some circumstances and has to be confirmed by the administration/league owner.

Both team owners or members agree to the declared tournament schedule. Communication on website, Steam, & Discord is strongly recommended should Support be needed.


Server Hosting
NWESgg will provide server hosting.


If a player disconnects, a team must vote to pause the game during freezetime. Should a disconnect happen after freezetime, upon the 3rd round being played, teams may vote to restart the match.

Teams must comply with the streaming rules provided by the broadcast team during briefing. Private streams / utilizing a PC for streaming is disallowed.

Abusing a bug is forbidden.

Tools & Hacks

The usage of any non-designated third party tool aside from Steam and CS:GO during a match is strictly forbidden.

Result Submission

The winning team is required to submit the match result to an Admin as soon as a match has completed.
Fair-play is strongly encouraged!


Breaking of the rules or ignoring the order of an admin may result in a punishment for a whole team or a specific player. Type and amount is chosen by an admin.

Default Loss for one game
Default Loss for the whole match
Score Reduction (during a group stage)
Temporary or permanent ban from the competition
Ban from other NWESgg competitions
Possible Player Punishments

Temporary ban from the competition
Permanent ban from the competition
Ban from other NWESgg competitions
Rule violations in other tournaments