Warzone Tournament Rules – Business Esports

This page contains our Warzone Tournament Rules for our 4v4 Tournaments with information about the gameplay and player behaviour within our esports tournaments. The main thing to remember is to play with respect for your opponent and fellow players.  We have tried to include rules for all situations that might arise but sometimes assistance might be needed and if this is the case, send a message to a member of the Business Esports team. The Warzone Rules will be reviewed periodically and feedback or amendments will be considered when sent in writing.  Every player must be aware of the behaviour guidelines and online tournament rules.


  • 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 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 Activision 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.
  • Crossplay must be set to “Enabled” at all times. Games played without Crossplay enabled will not count. To enable Crossplay, go to the Options menu, navigate to the Account tab, toggle the Crossplay option to Enabled.
  • All players must set their Call of Duty data to be visible to “All” for the Tournament Organizers to validate the results.
  • Go to https://profile.callofduty.com/cod/profile
  • Under Linked Account, set ‘Data Visible’ to ‘All’ for the corresponding account you’ll be participating with
  • Participants will not use any third-party applications or otherwise engage in any behaviour that allows you to gain an unfair advantage.
  • Participants are responsible for the requisite computer hardware, software and internet connection to participate in the Tournament.
  • Participants will comply with all of Activision Blizzard’s terms and requirements related to the Game, including but not limited to its terms of use (found here: https://www.activision.com/legal/terms-of-use).
  • Squads can consist of between 4-6 players and substitutes should be named in advance of the tournament.
  • Should your company be interested in sponsoring the tournament please contact us to discuss

Warzone Tournament Rules 4v4 Tournament– Guidelines

  • All participants must check-in 10 minutes before play starts. This should be done via the Business Esports Discord server tournament lobby.  Players who do not check-in within a minimum of 5 minutes cannot be guaranteed a match.
  • The match schedule will be communicated to players in advance.
  • A designated hosting team will be allocated each evening and they will be responsible for starting a lobby.
  • Team captains are responsible for contacting each other and playing the game.
  • Team captains are required to take at least one photo of the score each. This photo should contain: the score and the Activision ID’s.
  • If all teams are ready, play can start before the scheduled time however additional in-play breaks will not be permitted in-game.
  • Each team has to register with Business Esports in order to participate, this can be coordinated by a team captain.  Companies will be allowed to substitute players but these must be communicated in advance.
  • When an online tournament is organised for teams, only the main player needs to register for the tournament but they then assume captaincy and responsibility for the rest of their team. The exact number of matches and tournament format will be dictated by the number of teams entering and will be communicated to all teams in advance. The organiser reserves the right to add or remove players or teams throughout the tournament.
  • Collusion with other teams, including but not limited to disclosing other players locations who you may be spectating shall be deemed as a serious offence and may lead to disqualification.

Warzone Tournament Rules – Gameplay

All matches should use ‘default match’ set for creation.

A minimum of 13 teams can take part with a maximum of 25.

  1. A round will see company teams of 4 players playing against each other.
  2. There is 3 Rounds’ per evening.
    1. Round 1 is Battle Royale Most Kills,
    2. Round 2 is Plunder
    3. Round 3 is Battle Royale Survival.
  3. During the league points will be awarded based on the number of teams involved i.e. if there is 15 teams involved, first place will gain 15 points, second will gain 14, 3rd will gain 13 points and so on.
  4. League Points will be allocated depending on the numbers of teams involved and maximum points will be awarded to the team with most kills in Round 1,  for Plunder it will be the team with the most cash and top placement in the Battle Royale Survival.
  5. The team captain has to check in with Business Esports on the Discord channel.
  6. When the Activision servers are going down during a round, and all the participants of the tournament are getting kicked out of the round, the specific round of that match will be played again.
  7. When the connection is lost, the round will be resumed at the remaining time and the current score.
  8. Should an individual or team disconnect on purpose mid-game on more than one occasion he or she may be disqualified from future matches.
  9. It is allowed to change your team i.e. make substitutions during the tournament but not during game nights.
  10. If a round is unfulfilled the score of the rounds that have been played will decide the match score if the round cannot be rescheduled.
  11. If one or more players does not show up for his or her match, teams may play 3 v 4 but the match will be forfeited if 2 or more players do not show up.
  12. Team size required will be 4 vs 4 players.
  13. Captains should make contact, begin adding each other through Activision, and discuss reschedules if necessary.

Warzone Tournament Rules – Score Reporting

Scores should be recorded in the following manner:

  1. All team captains must notify Business Esports of the score after finishing the game.
  2. All players are encouraged to take a picture of the result. This photo should contain: the score and the gamertags.
  3. Team Captains need to report the scores within ten minutes after the end of the match.
  4. Players disputing a match score must have a picture to evidence their claims.
  5. When all players report no score or when needed proof of the score, both teams may be disqualified.
  6.  When the score of the teams does not match there will be an investigation. Once the investigation has been completed the decision about what score is awarded ultimately rests with the Business Esports. We take conflict seriously and want to provide the best experience for all of our players.
  7. If someone deliberately passes the wrong score, the player or team in question may immediately get excluded from all Business Esports.
  8. When there is no Business Esports admin present at a match conflict, the solution to the conflict between two participants will be postponed until another admin will be online.

Behaviour rules

  • All Business Esports participants must treat each other and the organisation with respect.
  • 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.
  • The use of the following programs is considered cheating:
    1. Multihacks
    2. Wallhack
    3. Aimbot
  • These are only examples, other programs or methods may be considered cheats as well.

Business Esports Staff

  • If you have any questions and/or problems, 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

Specific Warzone Game settings: Lobby Rules

  1. Hosting:
    • The hosting team is displayed on each Match Page.
      • 4v4 Matches: Each team should invite one of their opponents to a BR QUADS game lobby.
      • Special Modes (Plunder): The hosting team should invite their opponents to a *Special Mode* game lobby.
    • Once together, matchmaking should begin.
  2. How to play:
    • A standard Battle Royale round shall be played per map.
    • Battle Royale – Most Kills
      • The team which ends the Battle Royale round with the most kills shall win the map.
    • Battle Royale – Survival
      • The team which stays alive the longest shall win the map.
        • If both teams are alive at the end of the round the following tie conditions must be followed in order
          • Number of team members alive
          • Most Kills
          • Replay the map
    • Plunder
      • The team which ends the Battle Royale round with the most money shall win the map.
    • A match is considered concluded once all players from both teams have died.
      • Example: Players A, B, and C are all dead. Player D is still standing. If Player A gets a kill, that kill will count towards the team’s overall score. The second that player D dies, no other kills that occur after Player D’s death will be counted.
      • Players can be revived via the Gulag or Buy stations from members of their own team.
      • Kills made after a match has concluded will not count.
      • Jailbreak in-game event
        • If the match has concluded for Team A
          • Kills earned after the Jailbreak Event are not counted towards the final score.
        • If the match is still in progress for Team B
          • Kills earned after the Jailbreak Event are counted towards the final score.
  3. Tie Game:
    • In the event of a tie points will be distributed equally to level teams.
      • Exception: Survival Mode – See “How to play” above
  4. Team Killing:
    • Teams are permitted to work together, however, you may not intentionally cause the death of your opponent. This includes any negative interference in your opponent’s gameplay. Doing so will result in a forfeit of the map.
    • Video proof must be provided which clearly shows any of the above as well as all Gamertags.
  5. Disconnections:
    • In the event of a disconnect, the kills at the point of disconnect shall stand. The disconnect time shall be counted as time of death.
  6. Proof Requirements:
    • All teams should provide video proof of the following:
      • Final scoreboard
        • Team Kills
        • Opponent Kills
      • Opponent time of death


If you have any questions regarding our Warzone Tournament Rules please contact a member of the Business Esports team.

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