Among Us Tournament Rules

Among Us Tournament Rules - Business Esports

Here you will find the Among Us Tournament Rules.

Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game that takes place in a space-themed setting in which players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Imposters.

The game has you and your colleagues play as a group of travellers on a spaceship trying to complete missions around the ship. However, some of the group are imposters. The imposter’s mission is to either sabotage the tasks of the regular crew or kill them. The crew must balance between completing their missions, finding the impostors, and surviving. If you can convince everyone during an emergency meeting to eject a player who you suspect is the imposter it will increase your chances of living longer in the game. After the vote, whoever was ejected is revealed to be an imposter or regular crew member.

The game is casual and friendly in nature even with such sinister tasks.

The game is available on Windows, Apple iOS, and Android.

Among Us Gameplay Information

There’s strategy to it, and there are clever plays, but it’s impossible to control who the imposters are. A major part of the game is random, and has to be random for it to work.

If you haven’t played Among Us, here’s why that’s the case: In each round, two players are randomly selected to be imposters, while the other players are all regular crewmates. The imposters must attempt to kill as many crewmates as they can without being found out. Meanwhile, each crewmate attempts to complete a checklist of tasks. The imposters win if the number of living crewmates is equal to the number of living imposters. The crewmates win if they vote to execute both imposters during emergency meetings (though they might accidentally execute regular crewmates), or if they all complete their tasks.

Among Us is a multiplayer game, supporting four to ten players. One to three of these players are randomly selected each game to be Impostors, while the rest are Crewmates, for our events we have 2 impostors. The game can take place on one of three maps:

  • a spaceship (The Skeld),
  • a headquarters building (Mira HQ),
  • or a planet base (Polus).

Crewmates are given tasks to complete around the map in the form of minigames, consisting of maintenance work on vital systems, such as electrical rewiring and fueling engines. Impostors are given a fake list of tasks in order to blend in with Crewmates, and they have the ability to sabotage the map’s systems, traverse vents, identify any other Impostors, and kill Crewmates. If a player dies, they become a ghost; ghosts can pass through walls, but can only interact with the world in limited ways and are invisible to everyone except other ghosts. All players, aside from ghosts, have a limited cone of vision, only allowing them to see other players within a certain unblocked distance around them, despite the game’s top-down perspective.

The Crewmates win by completing all tasks before being killed or by finding and eliminating all the Impostors. For the Impostors to win, they must either have a sabotage countdown run out or kill enough Crewmates such that the number of Impostors is equal to the number of Crewmates. Ghosts help their living teammates by completing tasks (as a Crewmate) or performing sabotages (as an Impostor). When an Impostor performs a sabotage, either there is an immediate consequence (such as all the lights being turned off or doors being closed) or a countdown begins. In the latter case, if the sabotage is not resolved before the countdown finishes, the Impostors win. Sabotages can be resolved by living players in varying ways depending on which sabotage is performed.

Any living player who finds a dead body can report it, which halts all other gameplay and calls a group meeting. In the meeting, players discuss who they believe is an Impostor based on the evidence surrounding the killing. To help determine the identity of Impostors, there are various tracking systems in each map, such as a security camera system in the Skeld, a door log in Mira HQ, and a vitals indicator in Polus. If a plurality vote is reached, the chosen person is ejected from the map and dies.

Living players may also call an “emergency meeting” by pressing a button in the map at any time, except when a sabotage is in progress. Players can communicate in a text chat, but can only speak during meetings, and only if they are alive, although ghosts can speak with one another at any time. While the game does not have a built-in voice chat system, it is common for players to use external programs such as Discord while playing. In each game’s lobby, various options can be adjusted to customize aspects of gameplay, such as the vision range of the Crewmates and the Impostors, and the number of emergency meetings. There are also many cosmetic options, including spacesuit colors, skins, hats, and pets, some of which are paid downloadable content.

Among Us Tournament Scoring

Among Us is a competition between individuals in which the game randomly assigns each player to cremates and impostors, to address the randomness we have devised a points based system. It is much harder to win a round in which you’re an imposter, so they get five points for a win, while crewmates get four points for a win. Imposters also get one point per kill, while crewmates get two points when they vote to execute an imposter, and lose one point when they mistakenly vote for another crewmate.

The point system is as follows:

  1. Crewmates:
    • Vote out impostor: 2 points
    • Wrong vote: -1 point
    • Skip: 0 points
    • Win: 4 points
  2. Impostors:
    • Kill: 1 point
    • Win: 5 points

There will be 3 rounds of game play with each round lasting 30 minutes and scores reported in between rounds.

Players individual scores will be added together to form their team score with each players score counting every vote counts.

If there is a tie at the end of the round the game will continue until there is a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner.

Among Us Tournament Rules Format

  • All players must have access to the game on Windows, Apple iOS, and Android.
  • Each player must have their game up to date.
  • Gameplay is in teams of up to 5 players
  • There will be 3 rounds of game play with each round lasting 30 minutes and scores reported in between rounds.
  • A ‘Round’ is 3 10 minutes of game play on each map (the Skeld, Mira HQ & Polus): The individual that scores the highest points total is declared the winner.
  • Maps will be rotated every ten minutes in game
  • 1 minute turnaround between maps.
  • 10-minute turnaround between rounds.
  • Players will be assigned lobbies of up to 10 participants
  • 3 rounds per evening depending on number of entrants.

Among Us Tournament Rules

An event coordinator will be one of the players to make sure the game is set up correctly and no rules are broken. The coordinator’s tasks will not be counted in the scoring. They will not be allowed to participate in communications.

No meta
No teaming
No talking during live rounds

Anyone caught breaking these rules will be disqualified.

Among Us Tournament Game config

  • Imposters: 2
  • Confirm Ejects: Off
  • Emergency Meetings: 1
  • Emergency Cooldown: 30
  • Discussion time: 120 sec
  • Voting time: 30 sec
  • Player speed: 1.25x
  • Crewmate vision: .5
  • Imposter vision: .5
  • Kill Cooldown: 30 sec
  • Kill Distance: short
  • Visual Tasks: Off
  • Common Tasks: 2
  • Long Tasks: 3
  • Short tasks: 5
  • All Business Esports participants must treat each other and the organisation with respect as per the Among Us Tournament Rules.
  • When a participant has displayed hurtful, offensive or racist expressions towards his/her opponent, they may be immediately disqualified and disciplinary measures will be taken.
  • Bad language and/or threats against the Business Esports Admin results in an instant disqualification.
  • In cases of fraudulent activity or players caught cheating, a participant will be disqualified immediately and disciplinary measures will be taken.
  • All participants are treated the same way by the Business Esports. When found breaking the rules, it will be at the discretion of Business Esports as to the punishment and will be delivered consistently and fairly to all players whilst be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  • Should a player purposefully disconnect during a match on more than one ocassion disciplinary measures will be taken.
  • Match schedules will be posted on the Business Esports webpage before the tournament starts.
  • The Business Esports team will work under the assumption that each participant is aware of all the Among Us Tournament rules and checks them regularly although significant rule changes will be communicated.  A lack of knowledge of the rules will not be used as an excuse for rule-breaking.
  • Players who take part are required to play with the ID they have specified. In the event another account is going to be used, submit this to the Business Esports team at the earliest opportunity.
  • Every participant is required to be online in the Discord chat of the tournament they are participating in. Every player is responsible for his own connection and has to have a good internet connection to avoid possible ‘lag’.
  • Players found breaking the rules will be penalised. The exact punishment will be decided by Business Esports. Examples of punishments are replay, penalty points, exiting the tournament early, a temporary ban or a permanent ban.
  • Players found to be complaining about losing a match or found to be playing out with the spirit of the game will be named and shamed as sore losers.
  • If there are suspicions that your opponent is not playing by the rules or serious lag occurs for a long time, report this to the Business Esports team as soon as possible, before your opponent has taken benefit of the problem i.e. The beginning of the game.
  • If you have any questions and/or problems with the Among Us Tournament Rules, you can contact a member of the Business Esports team.
  • The participants need to treat the Business Esports crew respectfully.
  • The Business Esports crew need to treat the participants respectfully.
  • The Business Esports Admin eventually has the right to make decisions when exceptional situations occur
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