PLAYER SANCTIONS / REPLAYS
If a created player is caught above limitations in an official game :
For minor BAL violations the offended team can ask for immediate replay ONLY.
(15min max after the end of each game). Captains are provided with a mobile application (made by community member Kaupp), through which they can check the legality of players, very quickly. Once captains have agreed on the results and 15min have passed, they are validated definitively.
In case of major BAL violations (+5 accumulated points in total, across categories: player stats, illegal position, height, skill card...), captains will be allowed to report the evidence in the 24 hour max window after the game. In the case that such a violation is discovered, Admins will take action to enforce a replay. 🆕
Individual sanctions :
1st warning = Player suspension (1 official matchday : home and away)
2nd warning = Player suspension (3 official matchday : home and away)
*If you have any questions about the BAL tutorial, please ask Admins or Staff members on Discord. All captains should ask their players to share screenshots of their BAL to prevent mistakes. In addition to sanctions, if a player or a team seems dishonest (abused capacities in any type of game (official, friendly or mixed) or transfer rules), players and captains can receive after warnings up to a definitive suspension.
Additional sanction for abusive tackling (official, friendlies, mixrooms...)
Tackling a player too aggressively, repetitively, or outside of a challenge, is considered as an abuse against community policy. Players reported doing these tackles will face warnings of misconduct.
Players who deliberately tackle a player, who is without the ball and away from the active play zone, to draw a foul stopping an opponent attacking motion, such behavior will be subject to admins review (with video evidence) for a possible suspension of said player.
Players are strictly forbidden to pause an official game. Only captains are authorised to go into the pause menu, and only in case of a disconnection ! If a team is repeatedly reported using pause too much, the team will face warnings.
IN CASE OF DISCONNECTION
If a player is disconnected during an official game, the game shall continue playing to its end.
Only if the game has just started and no goals have been scored yet, only captains can pause the game and ask for a restart.
If a player disconnects by his own choice (for example : to force a restart), before or without the opponents captain’s consent, he will face a sanction of 1 matchday suspension. 🆕
In case of a disconnection, the AI is part of the game. If the AI scores or assists, the goals are validated.
But no AI player is authorized to take free-kicks. If the AI takes a free-kick (direct shoot, pass, corner...) the goal will be invalidated. You need to change shooters so the AI doesn't take free-kicks.
IF A TEAM DROPS OUT
All results of this team become a default loss (0-1)
In the event a team drops out during the season, this inflicts huge consequences on other teams, as well as the organisation, the club and its captains will receive a 1 season suspension in all WAPES competitions.
The captains and the players from the suspended club can still join other clubs to continue playing.
If the suspended team wants to reform under a new name during their suspension time, they will have to be composed of at least 50% of new players, and have new captains.
Exceptional condition : A team can obtain 1 Green card every 3 seasons played in a row in the WAPES League.
Always keep an open discussion with the opposing captain. Most problems can be solved this way. If you can't find a solution with your opponents, you may contact admins by sending us a report sheet (click to open).Always keep an open discussion with the opposing captain. Most problems can be solved this way.
If you can't find a solution with your opponents and feel necessary to make a claim against a team or a player. Please follow this procedure :
1. Fill in a report sheet (click to open) and notify admins by DM. Make sure you give admins all the information (facts, screenshots, videos…) that can prove or support your claim.
2. The admins will solicit the accused team or player to give his version of events and a chance to defend him/themselves.
3. Admins will take the fairest decision possible, based on the proof and arguments provided, on the official report form. On this form, please explain your case, as clear and concise as possible, and with as much detail as possible, as THIS WILL BE THE ONLY DOCUMENT WE WILL BASE OUR DECISION ON. Any other info communicated to admins outside of the report form, will not be considered as eligible.
We are a community before a competition, this is a game, and we need each other to play it and have fun <3.