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Rules and Policies
The Ranking System!

MyLeague has one of the simplest ranking systems ever used for competitive play. The concept was adopted from the ranking system used on the official Case's Ladders. We call it a "Ladder" because each member holds a unique rank or "rung" that represents their standing among other members. The highest-ranked member holds the #1 Ladder position; for example, someone ranked #2 is ranked below the #1 member. The goal is to "climb" the Ladder all the way to the top!

  • When you first join, you are placed in an "Unranked" category on the League.
  • You become "Ranked" after winning your first League match. (Unranked members may play each other, and the winner becomes ranked at the bottom of the League.)
  • When you defeat a higher-ranked member, you move up in rank 50% the distance between their rank and your own.
    • Example: If you are ranked #50 and you beat the #1 ranked member, then your new rank would be 25.
  • Your rank on the League does not go down if you lose a match unless your opponent is ranked DIRECTLY below you.
    • Example: If you are ranked #5 and the #6 ranked member defeats you, then your new rank would be #6.
  • When members ranked below you are victorious against members ranked above you, it's possible the member will jump over you in rank and you will move down one rung. This depends on the ranks involved.
    • Example(per 50% rank gain): You are currently ranked #7. If the #10 ranked member defeats the #1 ranked member, then #10 will advance to the #5 rung and you will fall to the #8 rung.

Account Rules

  • League Names
    • If your League name is deemed offensive or contains profanity, your account may be removed.
    • If your League name is deemed abusive towards another member, your account may be removed.
    • You can edit your League name by using the 'My Account' tab and choosing the 'Edit Username' option. If you have problems changing your League name, please use the 'Contact Admin' link, located on the 'Support' tab.
  • E-mail Address
    • Your E-mail address must be kept current at all times, in case you need to be contacted. You can use the 'Edit E-mail Address' link on the 'My Account' tab to edit your E-mail address.
  • Password Security
    • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
    • You are not permitted to share your password with anyone for any reason.
  • Inactivity
    • In order to keep the League as dynamic as possible, your account will be automatically deleted if you are inactive for 365 days. However, one of the features of our Premium Membership Program is never being deleted for inactivity. Information regarding our Premium Membership Program can be found here.
  • Multiple Accounts
    • Only one account is allowed per person. There are no exceptions to this rule.
    • It is forbidden for more than one person to use or share the same account.
    • Multiple accounts from the same location will be investigated and possibly removed.

Challenges

Note: Please consult the Admin staff regarding whether or not League challenges are permitted for this League.

A challenge is defined as a request for a match with a higher-ranked member. Whether you are the challenger or the one being challenged, there are some rules that must be followed. Violating these rules may result in penalties. If you notice anyone violating these rules, please contact the Admin staff.

  • Chat
    • The best way to find League matches is to announce in chat that you are looking for a League match so that other members will know you are interested in League-play. You can also directly challenge a specific member in chat.
  • Formal Challenges
    • Most Leagues permit the use of Formal Challenges. A complete overview of the Formal Challenge system can be found here.
  • 100 time(s) Per Day
    • You may play the same member 100 time(s) per day. However, you may play as many different members as you would like on any given day. A "MyLeague" day begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Verify Information
    • We recommend you ensure a potential opponent is also a member of the League before starting your match. You can do this very easily by searching for your opponent using the 'Search for Players' tool.

Playing a Match

Once you are ready to start playing a League match, there are some guidelines governing game play that you should keep in mind.

  • Opponents
    • You are not allowed to report losses to another member that also plays from the same computer as you. Our security software will detect this activity if it is attempted, and participating accounts may be penalized or removed.
  • Sportsmanship
    • The same rules that apply to behavior in chat (covered in a later section) also apply during matches.

Reporting the Match

Once your match is completed, the loser of the match is responsible for reporting the loss immediately. You can report your matches using the 'Report Loss' button located on the 'Standings' tab. Please note the 'Report Loss' link should only be used for League matches and not for tournament matches; you should consult the TD with any questions regarding reporting tournament matches. If you have any problems reporting a loss, you should contact the Admin staff and request assistance.

  • Reporting the Loss
    • In one-on-one matches, the loser of the match reports the loss to the winner.
    • In partner matches, each member of the losing team reports a loss to both partners of the winning team. At the end of the match, you would either gain two wins or report two losses.
    • In "free for all" matches (matches in which multiple opponents are competing against each other without partners), each loser of the match must report a loss to one overall winner.
    • When playing matches with more than one opponent, it is important for losses to be reported in the proper order if rank will be affected by the order of report. You must report to the better-ranked opponent first in those cases. It is your responsibility to make sure you report in the correct order when necessary. Not doing so may result in penalty.
  • Unreported Matches
    • If your opponent does not report their loss within one hour after completing the match or prior to starting another match, you should click on the "Contact Admin" link and then use the "Unreported Match" form.

Tournaments

The rules for a Tournament are determined by the Tournament Director hosting the event. You will find a summary of each individual Tournament, including a Rules page, if you follow the link for that specific Tournament.

League-Specific Rules

The following is 4Fun's league rules; Case's rules also apply along with our league rules. You can view Case's Rules here.

CASES RULES

1. Respect- We ask that you treat Everyone with Respect!!! NO harassing of members or staff, NO cursing, NO fighting, NO disruptive behavior will be tolerated. A warning is not compulsory; it is Admin discretion to issue a warning or not depending on circumstances and severity. Members may be boxed without warning, depending on the severity of the infraction. If you have a problem with someone, PLEASE TAKE IT PRIVATE. Creating a scene in the lobby is not acceptable, if you have a problem please invite an Admin, HTD, or TD to table and we will discuss this issue with you. If you are asked to drop it from the lobby and continue you will be boxed 3 days minimum for Lobby Disturbance. Members causing disruptions in tournaments that prevent staff from carrying out their responsibilities will also result in boxing time up to a maximum of 90 days. Maliciously Booting members or staff from league or tournament tables (this does not mean if they have no ping) is an automatic 1 day boxing, 1st offense, 3 days for 2nd offense and 7 days for all further offenses.

2. PRACTICE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP - We ask that members use good sportsmanship when playing in league games and tournaments. If a player is showing to be a poor sport, a warning may or may not be given. It is admin discretion to warn or not and a member can be boxed immediately depending on circumstances and severity. Please remember that in every game, there is going to be a winner AND a loser and we ask that you be a good sport. An insinuation of cheating is considered poor sportsmanship.

3. We expect our members to refrain from using explicit sexual talk in the lobby and at league tables. If there is a complaint, we'll ask you to please be more careful. We understand we're adults but what some may find crossing the line, you may not. So just please be cautious about this kind of chat and courteous to others about this. Also, league names are not to contain profanity or sexually explicit content as per cases rules. If your ID contains sexually explicit content or straight up profanity, you will be asked to change your league name, failure to do so may result in boxing or removal from league.

There is a link on the Main Page of the league to report IDs that are found to be offensive. This is not to be used just because you dislike someone, but on the very real feeling that an ID is offensive. If there are several reports FROM MEMBERS about a members ID, the Admin team will review it. If the Admin team then finds your league name to be inappropriate you will be asked to change your league name, failure to do so may result in boxing or removal from league.

4. Anyone found to be changing names in order to come to the lobby and cause a disturbance will be boxed the same as if in league name. It is the person, not the ID that is a member. If a member withdraws to violate a league rule(s) and rejoins the league, they will be boxed upon rejoining.

5. Signing up multiple names in 4Fun is NOT allowed. If you are in the same household with another member, you need to advise Admin IMMEDIATELY! Please note: Even couples that are NOT living together may be placed on the same household list at the discretion of Admin. If duplicate accounts are found, the 1st time, you will be sent a letter and given 3 days to respond. If you respond and get it fixed with Admin, no further action may be required, HOWEVER; IF on the 4th day, if there is no response, all your multiple names will be removed from the league and your original name will be boxed for 14 days. If you sign up names while in the box, all duplicate accounts will be removed and you will be boxed an additional 7 days for 1st and 2nd offenses and for 3rd offense the IP address and all names will be kicked and banned. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to inform the Admin team if you have more then 1 member join the league from the same location (household). Click below to view Rules on same household.

CLICK HERE FOR SAME HOUSEHOLD LIST

CLICK HERE FOR SAME HOUSEHOLD RULES

6. Any members ranked between 1 and 20 that break a league rule causing them to be boxed for 3 or more days will automatically lose 5 rungs on the ladder for every 3 days they are boxed at the time of boxing.

7. Any member that breaks any league rule that causes them to be boxed MAY NOT sign up another ID. If you sign up additional names while in the box, all additional accounts will be removed and you will be boxed an additional 7 days for 1st and 2nd offenses and for 3rd offense the IP address and all names will be kicked and banned.

8. It is your responsibility as a member in 4Fun to have a working email address so that you can be contacted if needed. If it is found that your email is not working, your account will be put on hold until you correct your email address.

9. League games - League games have slightly different and specific rules to them so we have put them on another page to avoid confusion. Please click below for details on League Games.

CLICK HERE FOR LEAGUE GAME RULES

10. Tournament Game Rules - To view the rules on tournament games please click below.

CLICK HERE FOR TOURNAMENT RULES

11. Complaints - Please use the complaint box for any complaints that you may have. Do not send IM's with a complaint unless it is an urgent situation. The Admins are only human and we might forget your complaint otherwise. The complaint box is on 4Fun's homepage. We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint and will get back to you A.S.A.P in regards to that complaint. We also welcome your comments and suggestions. A suggestion box is also available on 4Fun's homepage for your convenience.

CONTACT ADMIN


Top Ten

The purpose of the League is to climb to the top and the competition for the rungs in the Top Ten is high. As such, we have special rules that apply for members in the Top Ten.

  • Inactivity
    • Members in the Top Ten must play a League match at least once every 3 days; otherwise, you will be automatically dropped five rungs and your inactivity counter is reset. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Expected Behavior

As a member of MyLeague, you are representing the League, the Admin staff, and all other members when you are participating on a MyLeague. It's part of your responsibility as a member to act in a respectable manner within your League community.

  • Avatars
    • The rules of common decency should be followed when uploading images to use as avatars. Inappropriate avatars may be removed without warning or notification.
  • Cheating
    • If you believe your opponent is cheating, then you should contact the Admin staff.
  • Abuse
    • It is forbidden to abuse or harass another League member.
    • It is important to remember that two wrongs do not make a right. If you are being harassed by another League member, contact the Admin staff for assistance. Do not take matters into your own hands or return the abuse, or you could be penalized as well.
  • Nice Guy Rule
    • Please note that behavior guidelines govern all methods of communication. This includes chat, E-mail, message forums, instant messenger services, etc. Treat other members with respect!

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Although we have tried to be as detailed as possible, we can't cover every aspect of gaming in our rules. Please be advised that just because something is not stated in our rules and policies, then that does not mean it is allowed. Use common sense. If it is something that will adversely affect other members and you might think twice about it, then it's probably against the rules. The Admin staff will have the final say in such matters. If you have a specific question please feel free to contact us via E-mail.
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