HSL osu! Rules
- HSL Guiding Principles
- Code of Conduct
- Player Eligibility
- Match Scheduling
- Roster Rules
- Game Settings and Rules
- Match Reporting
- Stoppage of Play: Reasons and Procedures
HSL Guiding Principles
While High School Starleague is a competitive gaming league, the idea of building friendships, experiences, and an inclusive gaming culture forms the heart of our organization. If scheduling issues occur, please try your best to accommodate other players so that we can provide a positive gaming experience for everyone. The following set of official game rules are subject to alteration at any time at the discretion of the High School Starleague.
Code of Conduct
Cheating or any other kind of game dishonesty may result in severe repercussions including but not limited to:
- Player ban from season
- School expulsion from HSL game division
- School expulsion from all HSL divisions
- Bad manner and deprecation are not allowed.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Racial slurs
- Remarks on sexual orientation
- Negative remarks mocking players based on skill
- Remarks on religion
If you witness a breach in the Code of Conduct:
- Do not retaliate in a way that further violates the HSL Code of Conduct.
- Screenshot the breach of conduct in question and submit your evidence to a tournament administrator.
Penalties relating to breaches in the Code of Conduct will be decided on a case by case basis
Players should be ready by the start of their scheduled match. Tardiness will be penalized as follows:
10 minutes past match time: Forfeiture of one game
15 minutes past match time: Forfeiture of all games
Players with more than one (1) total absence during a stage will be dropped.
The following actions will be considered unfair play without exception (do not accuse a player of any type of unfair play without photo evidence):
- The use of any 3rd party program or cheat.
- The use of any settings exceeding the standard and permitted game settings.
- Intentionally allowing an opponent to win a match.
- Unsportsmanlike or disruptive behavior, such as inappropriate and/or unprofessional actions directed towards another player or a Tournament Administrator.
- The use of an in-game bug or exploit
- Intentional impersonation of a Tournament Administrator.
At any time, a Tournament Administrator may identify and enforce any applicable form of unfair play.
To be eligible, players must meet the following criteria:
Players must be currently enrolled in their high school as a full-time student, with the following exceptions:
- Students with alternative educational arrangements should contact an official HSL Tournament Administrator prior to registering to secure permission to play.
- Students in dual-enrollment/concurrent-enrollment programs with a local community college are permitted to compete. Students with early college admission programs that allow them to graduate high school early, however, are not.
- Players must abide by the HSL Code of Conduct at all times.
Players are ineligible to compete if they meet any of the following criteria:
- Students under academic probation or any other school-related disciplinary action are ineligible to play.
- Students with an account that is not in good standing at the time of registration, or any time during the season, are ineligible to play until their standing returns to nominal.
School faculty, staff, and alumni are ineligible to play.
- Players are allowed no more than a 1-week window to play a match due to the nature of round progression.
- Please refer to the tournament schedule for each week’s deadline.
- The default match time is 5PM PT, every Saturday.
- If that time does not work for your player, you may request to reschedule your match by contacting the opposing player coordinator.
- Rescheduling is a privilege, not a right.
- No player may attempt to reschedule less than 24 hours before the default time or any previously agreed upon time.
- Players must make their best effort to honor reschedule requests from the opposing player.
- If a player fails to schedule/play a match, or does not contact any coordinator/Tournament Administrator for at least three (3) consecutive days, that player is subject to possible disqualification.
- Players may drop from the tournament, but must first contact Tournament Administrators. Players that drop from the tournament will be suspended for the remainder of the stage.
- Accounts used in tournaments must belong to the player and must be listed on the roster.
- Borrowed accounts are not allowed.
- Multiple accounts are not allowed.
Game Settings and Rules
- In the event of a draw, a re-game shall occur with the same settings/maps with the same players immediately.
- Refer to the year’s information page for tournament format.
- Room settings are as follows. Please see the Match Day Procedures page for more information on how to set up, play, and report a match.
- Win Condition: ScoreV2
- Team Mode: Head to Head
- All qualifying seasons will be best of 7 unless otherwise stated
- All qualifying seasons will allow one ban unless otherwise stated
- Tiebreaker decides the last round in a match
- Tiebreaker is Free Mods
- Each player can select their own mod combination for the tiebreaker map
- Maps may not be repeated in a single best-of series except in the event of a draw. There are no other restrictions on map selection and no map bans/vetoes.
- All HSL season games are 1v1
- After the match has finished, players shall report scores using the form on the HSL website.
- If reporting an absence, players are required to provide photo evidence of the agreed time (if not default) and screenshots of the opponent’s non-ready status in accordance to the penalties specified in 3.1.
- Score submissions are due weekly on Sundays 11:59PM PT. Please see the schedule for deadlines. See Penalties for pertinent penalties.
- See Section 3 (Penalties) for tardiness rules.
- To claim an absence win, screenshots of relevant conversation and in-game evidence are required.
- In-game evidence should include a screenshot with a time showing the opponent offline.
- Attach the evidence in the match reporting form on the website.
- If an absence is foreseeable first seek to reschedule the match. If rescheduling deems impossible, please contact an administrator.
Stoppage of Play: Reasons and Procedures
- If any player disconnects or has any problems with his peripherals (e.g. keyboard, monitor, etc.) during the game, their opponent has a decision either to replay the game or claim a victory for that game.
- Subsequent disconnects are automatically counted as losses.
- If a player drops/disconnects due to internet/technical issues and is able to continue play within fifteen (15) minutes, the match should be continued.
- If a player drops/disconnects due to internet/technical issues and is unable to continue play within fifteen (15) minutes, please contact an administrator as soon as possible.
For any question or concern you may have regarding the ruleset for the HSL osu! 2017-2018 season, please join our discord and message an osu! Admin in the server. https://discord.gg/wVNDCVx