META High School Esports NZ
Victory Up Code of Conduct is about encouraging an open and welcoming environment, highlighting the most positive examples of behaviour and gamesmanship for online and live competitive gaming. Victory Up is committed to making a space where participants can feel safe and have the space to enjoy gaming in its entirety.
We will continue to work proactively to create a welcoming environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. To create such an environment, we all, as participants to secondary school’s leagues in all formats and roles, need to take individual responsibility for how we behave towards our fellow players, referees, and spectators.
By following the guidelines set out below, we all make META High School Esports NZ service and competitive gaming environment a better place for everyone.
1. All students, coaches, teachers, and admin must also abide by the code of conduct or ethical code of the institute they represent.
1.1 All students, coaches, and teachers participating in the WSSL, must abide by College Sports Wellingtons by-laws. https://collegesport.org.nz/regulations/
2. As a principal or sports co-ordinator will ensure that;
a) All players representing the school meet the eligibility rules of Victory Up’s Rules and Regulations for each game title, and their own school’s eligibility rules for participating in secondary school sports.
b) All teams from the school are always supervised, including travelling to and from an event by a responsible coaching and management team and that all athletes and officials are aware of their responsibilities and commitments before they attend an event.
c) All students and team officials are aware of and are bound by the Smoke, Drug and Alcohol-Free conditions under which all School Sport NZ events are sanctioned.
3. Players/ students must:
a) Play to the best of their ability and within the rules of the game.
b) You win more matches with positive words. When you play in a team, try to be positive and lift your teammates with constructive dialogue and encouragement. It is much easier to win if the dialogue in the team is open and tolerant.
performance of you and your fellow players. Also find ways to analyse your own game with an open mind and consider that there are ways in which you personally can improve on mistakes you made.
4. As Coaches:
a) Set affirmative and appropriate guidelines and behavioural standards for themselves and their athletes on and off the playing arena.
b) Assume responsibility for their players’ conduct both on and off the playing arena.
c) Treat all players, including the opposition, with dignity and respect and will always demonstrate positive examples of sportsmanship.
d) Respect and accept the judgement and decisions of officials without remonstration.
5. Parents and Spectators must:
a) Positively encourage and support the efforts of all players.
b) Make a genuine effort to support their players when at home and competing online
c) Place emphasis on genuine effort ahead of victory and encourage players to accept the outcomes of all games, irrespective of the result.
d) Not blame a player for a good play made by another player
e) Inappropriate behaviour by parents can result in:
Victory Up Secondary Schools Esports participants must always observe the highest standards of personal integrity and gamesmanship in their interactions with other competitors, officials, and members of New Zealand Secondary Schools Esports, the media, sponsors, and spectators.
6.1 Victory Up participants may not use obscene or offensive gestures, or profanity in their;
a) Public post on any META High School Esports NZ event or League, or Wellington Secondary Schools League forum (Including Social media accounts)
b) New Zealand Secondary Schools Esports platform internal messaging system
c) Player Handles
d) Gamer Tags
e) In-game Chat
f) Live play communications
g) Lobby Chat
h) Shoulder Content
j) other public-facing communications of any kind
6.1.1 This applies to English and all other languages and includes abbreviations and/or obscure references.
The obligation to behave in the highest standards of personal integrity and gamesmanship manner includes an obligation on the part of Players and Teams to arrive on time and be ready to compete for all games, matches and tournaments.
All players have a grace period of 15 minutes after the start time of the match to join your opponent. Home Team as stated in the Rules section, is to contact their opponent and create the lobby for the match.
7.1 If the either team fails to send and/or respond to a message to/from their opponent within 15 minutes of match start time, the team that is ready must contact Victory Up support.
7.2 In a best out of 3 series, If the either team fails to send and/or respond to a message to/from their opponent within 15 minutes of match start time that team is deemed unavailable and forfeits the first round of the match.
7.3 If the either team fails to send and/or respond to a message to/from their opponent within 15
minutes of match start time, that team is deemed unavailable and forfeits the entire match.
7.4 If a team is not ready to begin a match after 15 minutes from the match start time, the waiting team may contact Victory Up and in most cases will be awarded the win for punctuality.
If your opponent fails to make contact and the match does not proceed you must contact Victory Up admin, or contact College Sports Wellington, for the WSSL, through the correct chain of command, which is in the following order- Team Captain- Team Coach- Head of Sport or teacher- Victory Up/ College Sports Wellington.
All students taking part in League of Legends with the META High School Esports (HSE) League of Legends, must abide by Riot Games Summoners Code and Terms of Service.
If a player receives a ban due to in-game behaviour or Terms of Service violations from the game title publishers, that player is not eligible to participate in the META High School Esports NZ, until the ban is lifted.
If a player receives a permanent ban from a game publisher during the season, they are no longer eligible for the rest of the season.
Games publishers have the right to suspend players accounts due to inappropriate use of the company’s product.
A team or student may not attempt to roster or start a player that is not eligible due to disciplinary action or account bans by use of a smurf or alternate account.
Students must report to their coach or teacher if their account gets banned/ suspended by Riot, during the Season. The coach or teacher will inform Victory Up and College Sports Wellington.
META High School Esports and Victory Up will never favour one player over any other player while competing in one of our leagues. Whether the match is online or live, we are an unbiased participant and will never change results in order to affect the outcome of a match or tournament.
New Zealand Secondary Schools Esports will only change the results of a tournament as a result of foul play or offensive behaviour.
We reserve the right to change results at our sole discretion due to cheating or to counter false results that are reported to META High School Esports and Victory Up by opponents or tournament officials. Sufficient proof is required by tournament officials or opponents for us to change the outcome of a match or to penalise a player.
META High School Esports and Victory Up is an unbiased participant in all our META High School Esports and WSSL matches and leagues, whether they are online or live. We believe in fair play and will not go against our own morals in order to cheat competitors of their chance to win or participate on an even field.
If a person is representing META High School Esports and Victory Up brand directly, they will abide by the code of conduct whenever participating in any gaming event, online or offline, where they are representing the company.
1. Approved by the institute they wish to represent.
All students who want to cast NZSSE, Victory Up and represent their school via the NZSSEsports broadcasting platforms must have approval from their coach/ teacher or Sports Co-Ordinator/Convenor.
By agreeing to represent your school through broadcasting you must adhere to all school rules and code of conduct.
2. Approved by Parent when broadcasting for the WSSL and NZSSEsports
Students who wish to broadcast the league, must have written consent from a parent or guardian. This will be in the form of a permission slip, provided by Victory Up, and will be signed by the student and parent.
Students who are not representing a team in the META High School Esports, can broadcast but must have consent and must meet the criteria.
3. Appropriate streaming for the WSSL
All broadcasters must adhere to the code of conduct of the college or institute they attend. Streaming games for the WSSL, must adhere to College Sports Wellington by-laws and NZSSEsports code of conduct. You will be streaming a college sport so you must make sure the stream is appropriate for the audience that will view your stream.
This includes students who do not currently represent a team for their school in the WSSL. They must always adhere to the Code of Conduct of the Institute they attend, College Sports By-laws, and the Summoners Code.
4. Channel graphics
Channel graphics will be assigned that meet the NZSSEsports standard and the standard of Riot Games OCE.
NZSSEports, have a clear requirement of what content is permitted during any broadcast. This will be sent to all Students who apply.
All streamers must currently be attending a secondary school, or equivalent. Location of Broadcasting will be agreed upon between the Institute and the student prior, this will be applied for in the form. Victory Up will review each form to ensure standards will be met.
7. Age restriction
Streamers must be over the age of 13, to stream matches through our platform.
8. Stream Overlay
Victory Up has a stream overlay that you may apply to your broadcast while broadcasting matches
9. Stream with another person on stream
If there is another individual helping students with a broadcast or that appear on the broadcast (Video or Audio), that person must also have clearance from the school.
10. Clothing/ uniform
While broadcasting, the student must follow the following rules around clothing and appearance-
11. Monetary Gains
Victory Up and the NZSSEsports will not seek to make monetary gains from any broadcasting of League of Legends, in accordance with our partnership agreement with Riot games.
This includes individuals who sign an agreement to broadcast on the company’s behalf. They must not seek to make monetary gains through the broadcasting of the WSSL matches by using third company promotional materials or content.