Terms & Conditions - AEL 2020 Palmy Cup

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions of entry (???Terms???) apply to the 2020 Palmy Cup (???Tournament???) conducted and run by the (???Promoter???) Australian Esports League t/a Critical Hit Entertainment ABN 82 624 361 968 & the City of Palmerston ABN 42 050 176 900. This Tournament is sanctioned by the Australian Esports Association (???AESA???).


Registration and participation by an entrant to this Tournament is deemed as acceptance of these Terms and the Rules and Regulations of this Tournament. This Tournament is sanctioned by the Australian Esports Association and is subject to its policies and regulations.

This Tournament features games of skill, with each entrant individually judged based on merit with strict adherence to the Rules and Regulations of this Tournament. This Tournament does not feature games of chance.

The tournament Rules and Regulations for each game title can be found here

The Promoter and the AESA are not liable for any loss (including loss of opportunity) or damage (including, but not limited to, direct, indirect or consequential loss) or personal injury in relation to this Tournament or the use of, or participation in, the prize.


The Promoter reserves the right to:


  • The final decisions for all matters over the course of this Tournament;
  • To, at any time, verify an entry or entrant and disqualify an entrant the Promoterhas reason to believe has submitted an entry not in accordance with theseTerms; and
  • To modify, suspend or terminate the Tournament with a minimum of 12 hours???notice to all entrants.



Entry Requirements


Entry for the Tournament commences on 12th May 2020 and concludes on same day of each week’s tournament being:

Round 1: 17th June 2020 from 6:00pm ACST

Round 2: 24th June 2020 from 6:00pm ACST

Round 3: 1st July 2020 from 6:00pm ACST

Round 4: 8th July 2020 from 6:00pm ACST

Entry must be completed by the nominated person; a successful entry must have been submitted through the official registration form and meet the following requirements:

  • Players may only play under one alias/user per game;
  • Players must have an AEL Player ID;
  • Players must have joined the official discord;
  • Players must have created an account and have joined the tournament bracket;
  • Players must provide their relevant Game ID/COde, In-Game Name and personal contact information;
  • Players must be 15 years of age or older unless permission has been granted from their parent/legal guardian;
  • Players must reside within the Northern Territory; and
  • Employees of the Promoter or the AESA and their immediate families, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are ineligible to enter.


Registration and Fees


Registration can be found on the 2020 Palmy Cup website.


There are no entry fees payable for this Tournament and as such the Promoter and AESA will not request any collection of entry fees. No Administrators, staff or associates of the promoter are authorised to request or collect any entry fees.



Prize Pool – 2020 Palmy Cup $1000 AUD Total

Prize pool will be broken down and awarded as per below:

Rocket League – $500

  • First (1st) Place will receive $300 AUD.
  • Second (2nd) Place will receive $150 AUD.
  • Third (3rd) Place will receive $50 AUD.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – $500

  • First (1st) Place will receive $300 AUD.
  • Second (2nd) Place will receive $150 AUD.
  • Third (3rd) Place will receive $50 AUD.



Registrations Close: same day at 6:00pm ACST

Round 1: 17th June 2020 from 7:30pm ACST

Round 2: 24th June 2020 from 6:30pm ACST

Round 3: 1st July 2020 from 6:30pm ACST

Round 4: 8th July 2020 from 6:30pm ACST

Finals Playoffs ??? Rocket League: 11th July 2020 from 11:00am ACST

Finals Playoffs ??? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 12th July 2020 from 11:00am ACST




All communication between the Promoter, administrators and staff will be conducted via discord, email, and through public notifications released on the website or through social media.



Entrants are permitted to withdraw from the competition subject to notifying the Promoter, administrators or staff.

Notification of withdrawal must be made at least 24 hours before a scheduled match.


Cancellations or Rescheduling
This Tournament or any part of it may be cancelled or rescheduled for any reason. Entrants will be given a minimum of 12 hours??? notice in the case of cancellation or rescheduling.


Conduct and Sportsmanship

To ensure the overall integrity of this Tournament all entrants are expected to uphold the policies and regulations of the Australian Esports Association, found here: www.aesa.org.au/policies


All entrants are required to uphold, observe and respect a reasonable level of sportsmanship. This level of sportsmanship is expected to be conducted prior to, during and after matches and during their general participation in this Tournament.


Unsportsmanlike conduct is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, interactions with other teams and general abuse or non-compliance towards administrators, staff or spectators.


Sportsmanship includes but is not limited to:

  • Treating others with respect and courtesy;
  • Maintaining a fair-play environment by not cheating, hacking, sabotaging or exploiting the game, equipment or systems to obtain an advantage;
  • Maintaining an inclusive environment by not acting abusively, harmfully or discriminatively towards others over the course of this tournament;
  • Using appropriate discourse and language when communicating with others, administrators, staff or spectators;
  • Abiding by the Rules and Regulations of the Tournament.




Australian Esports Association


This tournament is sanctioned by the Australian Esports Association and is subject to its policies and regulations. All entrants are registered to the Australian Esports Association???s database during the registration process.


All entrants approve the use of data provided during the registration process by the Australian Esports Association in maintaining their database of participants. This database serves the purpose of recording participants in each sanctioned event, the use of private information that is collected abides by the AESA privacy policy.


The Australian Esports Association provides policies and regulations that ensure the integrity of this Tournament, which are available at: www.aesa.org.au/policies




The Promoter takes your privacy seriously and any information provided through the registration process is subject to the Promoter???s Privacy Policy.


All data collected through the registration process will be kept strictly confidential and only used in relation to this Tournament, unless otherwise approved by you. Please contact the Promoter via email at info@ael.org.au if you have any questions or concerns about how we will use and store your personal information or if you wish to exercise your right to access, modify or object to the use of or request the deletion of your personal information.


Entrant Disclaimer


I understand and have been warned that participation in this Tournament carries risk. I, and if being a minor, my parent/s, guardian/s, for and on behalf of me, acknowledge that during all times that I participate online or on the premises of the Grand Final event at any location which is organised, approved or endorsed by the Promoter and the AESA as an activity for me to take part in, is at my own risk and I accept all risk.


I release the Promoter and the AESA from any claims by or liability to me for any loss or damage to property that may arise from any cause (including the negligence, act or omission of the Promoter and the AESA, administrators, staff, agents, independent contractors, voluntary workers, other users or participants, or spectators or other parties providing services).


I provide the Promoter and the AESA the right to record, film, photograph, create media outcome and to use the team (and any team member) names, likeness, images, pictures, voices, statements, quotations, appearances, performances and biographic material for promotional, marketing, publicity, commercial, non-commercial and/or editorial purposes in any media worldwide, without limit in time or runs. This grant includes all material in all form of media, including, without limitation, records, photographs, videos and footage created by the Promoter, the AESA, an agent, associate or by any third parties.