Over 22,000 competitors from around the world signed up to do battle in the third iteration of Red Bull M.E.O, and after a compelling 11 months the competition is finally drawing to an action-packed conclusion.
The Red Bull M.E.O World Finals kick off March 17 in Istanbul, with the virtual venue opening its doors to fans with online tours of jaw-dropping locations like Sultanahmet Square and Galata Towers. It’s well worth checking in ahead of the opening competition on March 20, with interactive challenges and an airdrop treasure hunt also available in the PUBG Mobile district to keep fans entertained.
As for the competitors themselves, those who made the grade will be going head-to-head with the best players from 28 countries. With battlegrounds including Teamfight Tactics (TFT), Hearthstone and PUBG Mobile, it’s set to be a tournament conclusion like no other, bigger and better than anything we’ve seen before.
Gaming fans are in for a treat as the action heats up, with the M.E.O World Finals stretching over 13 days and split into two regional finals for PUBG Mobile. The Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 Champions of East and West will be crowned alongside the winners of Hearthstone and Teamfight Tactics after an explosive conclusion on March 29.
Check out the full M.E.O World Finals schedule below:
March 17: Virtual Istanbul Website Opening
March 20: Hearthstone World Finals
March 22: PUBG Mobile East World Finals
March 27: Teamfight Tactics World Finals
March 29: PUBG Mobile West World Finals
Please pay attention to the announcements on top of the tournament page. They will also be shared with players via official channels.
Red Bull organizes the Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 World Finals (the “ Tournament ”) on PUBG Mobile (the “ Game ”), as described below. PlayDecent Inc., a Turkish company, has been designated by Red Bull to organize the Tournament. Red Bull and PlayDecent Inc. are hereinafter referred together as the “ Organizers ”.
1.2. Official Ruleset
The Red Bull Tournament Rules (the “ Official Ruleset ”) establish the rules of tournament play, including rules governing without limitation, player eligibility, conditions of residence, tournament structure, code of conduct, etc. By registering and participating in the Tournament, you fully accept all of the provisions of these Official Ruleset. No purchase of any kind will increase the chances of winning the Tournaments. The chances of winning the Tournament are entirely dependent on the skill, talent and individual expertise of each player.
2. CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
Players participating in the Tournaments must meet the eligibility requirements as described below. The Organizer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to verify participants’ eligibility requirements by any reasonable means and at any step of the Tournaments. The Organizer shall not take any responsibility for your compliance with local laws and visa requirements.
2.1. Regional Eligibility
Participants must be citizens, or legal residents for at least 6 months of an eligible country in which the Tournament takes place, as indicated on the PlayDecent page of the Tournament. The list of eligible countries for a Tournament is outlined in the PlayDecent page of the Tournament. Some Tournaments may be limited to only residents of one country (e.g. French resident for French Online Qualifier; Italian resident for Italian Online Qualifier,...). You may only participate in the Tournament so long as your participation does not violate applicable local laws. You are responsible for ensuring that your participation is not in violation with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are a resident, and you must take all steps necessary to ensure such compliance.
2.2. Age Requirements
Age requirements are indicated on the PlayDecent page of the Tournament and depend on each respective Online Qualifier (as defined below). Players must be over the age indicated on the PlayDecent page at the date of which the match takes place. Some Tournaments may be forbidden to minor participants. In the event minor participants are authorized to participate in a Tournament, minor participants must provide the Organizers with a parental consent form duly completed and signed by their legal representatives. Minor participants must send this parental consent form to the Organizers at the following address: i [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com), accompanied by official documents proving the identity of legal representatives and the minor participant.
The name, logo, or any content used by the player (e.g.: nickname) shall not contain any content that is offensive, insulting, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene, sexual, racist, defamatory, contrary or likely to harm the interests of the Organizers, and more generally any element which is unethical, of esport values, or objectionable by a legislative or regulatory provision in force.
2.4. Additional Requirements
The Organizer reserves the right to refuse the registration of any player who is or has ever been banned or sanctioned in any way or for any reason by the Organizer of a previous Tournament or by any other third party organizer. You must have a valid video game copy on your mobile, a valid game account, a PlayDecent account ( [https://www.playdecent.com/](https://www.playdecent.com/))
, a Discord account ( [https://discordapp.com/](https://discordapp.com/))
, and an internet connection to participate in the Tournament. The Tournament is exclusively played online. The player agrees to perform all the necessary tests to ensure that his or her equipment is working properly before the tournament begins. The player agrees that his or her equipment is configured with a version of the video game that is legal or legally acquired and that is fully up to date. The player agrees that his or her accessories contain no parts or software that could adversely affect the proceedings of the Tournament. For security reasons, the Organizers may forbid the use of certain materials, software or accessories, a list of which will be communicated to the player or players by the day of the Tournament at the latest. In the case that game companies or broadcasting crew require players to install and use any additional software or security tools or the safety and quality of the broadcast during the course of the tournament, organizers will contact the players to get their consent.
2.5 Additional Requirements for the Season 3 World Finals
All contestants of the World Finals are obliged to fulfill the requirements requested during the qualifier events. Players may require to provide the documentation required during the qualifier events again, if requested through official event communication channels such as eligibility documents or game info.
3. TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
Except as otherwise indicated, the Tournament Structure is the following:
3.1. Online World Finals
The players qualified through the Online Qualifier will compete during the Online Final, played exclusively on the Internet. Schedule and Check-in : the Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 Hearthstone Finals will take place online, on the 20th of March, 2021. Check-in information and exact schedule are indicated on the Hearthstone section of the PlayDecent page for the Online World Final. Players agree and acknowledge to consult the PlayDecent page of the Online Final and to complete the check-in. Bracket : Single Elimination - players are allocated randomly in the bracket by the Organizer. Match Format : Best-of-5 (BO5) - a player wins a BO5 match when the player accumulates 3 game wins in that match. Match Settings : Standard - 4-Decks Conquest - 1 Ban
Each player must register to the Tournament on PlayDecent and also provide all necessary information, which he or she will certify as accurate and complete. The following information will be requested during the registration:
● Player name;
● ountry of residence;
● Game ID;
● Discord Nickname;
● Email. The Organizer reserves the right to verify, by any means necessary, the authenticity of the information provided about the players in order to validate their participation in the Tournament, in particular their age, their identity and the ownership of their game account or of their PlayDecent account. In the event a player provides inaccurate information, the Organizer can either ask the player to modify the information provided or disqualify the player and cancel his or her participation in the Tournament for non-compliance with the conditions of eligibility.
5. ADDITIONAL MATCH RULES
5.1. General Settings
For each match, the game settings must be the following:
● Standard - 4-decks Conquest - 1 Ban Conquest is the default format for the Tournaments. Conquest format follows these rules:
● Each player must submit deck lists from unique classes prior to the Tournament. The number of decks a player must submit is governed by the number of games in the match format and the presence or absence of a deck ban in the tournament structure (e.g. for Best-of-five (BO5) matches with a ban, players must submit 4 decks...)
● Players will be told what classes their opponent has available, but they will not know which class is picked by their opponent until both players have picked;
● Each player will ban one of their opponents decks, removing it from the pool;
● Each player will select which of their unbanned deck they would like to play for the first match;
● When a player wins a game, the deck used by the winning player cannot be used for the remainder of the match;
● The losing player can keep the same deck used or switch to a different unbanned deck of his or her choice.
5.2. Match results
At the end of each match, players shall immediately enter the result on PlayDecent and inform the Organizer of the result of the match, including any useful evidence to avoid any possible complaints, such as screenshots or video recordings. Each player has the possibility, within five (5) minutes of the end of a match, to contact the Organizer to contest the result of a match by opening a ticket on [playdecent.com](http://playdecent.com/)
or contacting a referee on match lobbies via direct message . In the event a player files a complaint about the result of a match, the Organizer can require the players involved to send screenshots or video evidence in order to address the complaint. The Organizers can, depending on the documents and evidence submitted by the players involved, either dismiss the complaint or validate, either partly or entirely, the complaint.
5.3. No bugs or glitches allowed
Players shall not use any bugs or glitches known by the esports community, whether or not specifically mentioned in the Official Ruleset. In the event the Organizer determines that a participant voluntarily used a bug and/or a glitch which gave an unfair advantage, the Organizer may decide to either return to the state of the game before the bug or glitch occurred (if possible) or inflict a penalty. Organizer determines at its sole discretion if the bug or glitch has been voluntarily or involuntarily used.
In the event of disconnection, the following rules apply:
● If the match is involuntarily interrupted (e.g.: players or servers crash, network interruption,...), the Organizer will either have the possibility (i) to return to the state of the game before the problem occurred, (ii) to start a new match with the same settings, or (iii) designate the winner of the match (and final placement).
● If the match is voluntarily interrupted, the player who voluntarily disconnected will be disqualified. The Organizer can decide at its sole discretion if the match has been voluntarily or involuntarily interrupted and decide if the individual matches will be restarted or continued. The decision will be shared with all the players through match lobbies on [playdecent.com](http://playdecent.com/)
Players do not have the right to pause the game.
5.6. Communication with third-party
Players are not allowed to communicate with any third-party (included coaches) during a match. This restriction also includes obtaining information related to the match in progress via external sources (e.g.: streaming channels, social networks, communication tools,...).
5.7. Records and Broadcast
Only the Organizer is authorized to record and broadcast the Tournament, worldwide, on the Internet, on television or on any other communication medium, known or unknown. Except as otherwise permitted by the Organizers, Players are not authorized to record or broadcast the matches.
In the event that a player is unable to participate in a match, for any reason whatsoever, this player will be considered forfeit for that match. A player considered forfeit for a match loses the match.
6. RULES CHANGES
The Organizer reserves the right to modify these Official Ruleset at any time, without any obligation to follow a specific process beforehand, without notice and without consequences. The Organizer agrees to contact the players via all the usual communication channels, including by e-mail, to inform them of any modifications to the Tournament format or in case of a change to the times of any matches.
5 =⇒750 €
6 =⇒750 €
7 =⇒500 €
8 =⇒500 €
8. CODE OF CONDUCT
In order to provide a rewarding tournament experience for all, the Organizer requires players to play calmly, respect each other, demonstrate good sportsmanship, be honest, fair-play, show respect to spectators, players and Organizers. By participating in the Tournament, each player agrees to respect the relevant laws and rules as well as the Code of Conduct and the various stipulations and conditions of these Rules. These rules of conduct are intended to provide a non-exhaustive list of the various behaviors that are prohibited or dishonest, or that could lead to unfair advantages. The Organizer reserves the right to modify these rules of conduct at any time, as well as to take any appropriate disciplinary steps in the case of actions that go against the code of conduct, whether said action is specifically mentioned in the list below or not.
The following behaviors can lead to disciplinary sanctions:
● Refusal to follow the Organizer’s instructions, which are necessary to ensure that the Tournament runs smoothly;
● Arriving late for the tournament;
● Poor sportsmanship;
● Choosing a username or broadcasting content that implies a false association with the Organizers or that is vulgar, obscene, offensive, immoral, illicit or harmful to a third party;
● Harassment, following, threatening, intimidation or other harmful behavior towards other participants or towards the Organizers;
● Communication of any content that could be considered offensive, including material that is illegal, insulting, injurious, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, sexual, racist or defamatory, whether it be on grounds of race, political or religious opinions or sexual orientation; in general anything that is unethical or unsportsmanlike or punishable by law or a relevant rule;
● The public sharing of private and confidential communication between the Organizers and players;
● Intentional disconnection during a game;
● Publication of marketing or promotional content;
● Publication of content that could harm the reputation or image of the Organizers or of a third party;
● Creation of a false identity or impersonation of a third party;
● Direct or indirect offers, promises, donations, gifts or any other kind of benefit to an Organizer with the aim of gaining an advantage during the Tournament;
● Publication of the personal information of other players (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc.) in a public space, whether it be on social media, a website, or any other channel;
● Deliberate use or exploitation of a bug in the video game to gain an unfair advantage, whether or not it is specifically mentioned in the Official Ruleset;
● Fraudulently accessing or maintaining access to all or any part of the automated data processing systems;
● Use of a cheating program that modifies the features of the game, its rules, its data or its graphics;
● Tampering with or obstruction of an automated data system, whether it relates to the video game or a service;
● Transmission or aiding in the transmission of technological viruses, corrupted data or any other method intended to hinder the proper functioning of an automated data system.
● Failure to notify the Organizers of the existence of a bug or a fault that could allow someone to gain an unfair advantage during a match;
● Not doing his or her best effort to win a match;
● Betting or establishing a system for illicit betting on the Tournament;
● Manipulation of the ranking of the Tournament. The behaviors listed, along with any other harmful behavior, whether committed intentionally or unintentionally or simply attempted, are punishable by a sanction in the manner defined in these Rules.
Any person who, through help or assistance, facilitates the preparation or commission of the infringement may also be subject to a disciplinary sanction. Players can inform the Organizers of any harmful behavior or content relating to the Tournament. Players may not, by any means, promote, advertise or associate with companies in the following sectors or products:
● Tobacco products;
● Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers;
● Alcoholics beverages;
● Pharmaceutical products or services;
● Entertainment services for adults only (including pornography);
● Products from the firearms industry;
● Gambling, betting, lottery, fantasy league;
● Any illicit product or service;
● Any product or service that may be detrimental to Organizers business.
9. APPLICABLE DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS
If a player violates these Rules, in particular the code of conduct, the Organizer reserves the right to sanction the offending player in accordance with the seriousness of the infraction committed. The Organizer may inflict to a player with the following sanctions depending on the degree, severity and repetition of the violation, in the order of severity as follows:
● Loss of a Match;
● Tournament Disqualification;
● Prizes Removal;
● Banning from the Tournament and future tournament. In addition to these disciplinary penalties, the Organizers reserve the right to take legal actions, both civil and/or criminal, against any person who has or who has attempted to interfere with the smooth running of the Tournament, in particular by participating in a case of cheating, fraud, or damage to an automated data processing system, whether or not he/she has participated in the Tournament.
During the Tournament, the Organizers may have reason to communicate privately with one or more Players. Any messages intended exclusively for one or more specific persons will be considered as private correspondence. Private correspondence is protected as ‘secret’ and the recipients of the messages are not authorized to publicly reveal the content of these messages. Anyone who discloses private correspondence without authorization can be held civilly or criminally liable.
11. PERSONALITY RIGHTS
The participant authorizes royalty-free, the Organizers, the companies of their respective groups, their affiliates, their subsidiaries, the commercial and media partners of the Tournament, or any person acting on their behalf, to fix, capture, record the image (including the voice, the silhouette, the surname, the pseudonym), by any means or media (photography, video, recording,…) and to exploit, use, reproduce, exhibit, publish, broadcast, display, represent, modify, adapt, translate, sub-title, the image, surname, pseudonym and/or voice, of the participant, in all media, known or unknown, on any medium, in particular on any Internet website and mobile adaptation or declination, including the websites of the Organizers, of their respective groups, their affiliates, their subsidiaries, the commercial and media partners of the Tournament, the page of the social networks of these companies, the services offered by these companies, the television channels (via linear TV, cable TV or satellite, internet IPTV or non-linear TV such as catch-up, VOD, SVOD, OOH, in-flight entertainment), the press publications, both in digital and in paper edition, in any format, including but not limited to CD-Rom, DVD, Blu-Ray, computer, mobile phone, in any language, by any means known or unknown, worldwide, on a perpetual basis. This authorization also includes the video, footages or images sent by the participant to the Organizers, and the right to broadcast any action made on the Game (e.g.: gameplay).
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The brands, logos, software, drawings, models, databases, online services and video games used during the Tournament are protected under intellectual and industrial property provisions and belong to the holders of the respective rights. Any reproduction of material or representation of rights is strictly forbidden.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Participation in the Tournament implies that players fully understand and accept the characteristics and technical limitations of electronic communication networks. The player recognises that the online services are provided “as is”, without any guarantee, and that use of them is at his or her own risk and peril. The Organizer cannot guarantee that the services will not be interrupted, that they will be exempt from faults or that anomalies will be corrected; they will not be held responsible for any partial or complete interruption of certain services used during the Tournament. Epilepsy warnings: some people may experience epileptic seizures or have momentary loss of consciousness when viewing certain kinds of flashing lights or patterns that are commonly present in daily environments. These persons may need to take special precautions before using the Game. In the event you have experienced symptoms linked to an epileptic condition (e.g.: loss of awareness or a seizure), immediately consult your doctor before using any video games. Any direct or indirect damage inflicted upon the player or third parties during the Tournament is neither the responsibility of the Organizer nor of its commercial or media partners, unless a serious fault is found with regards to safety requirements. The responsibility of the Organizer is strictly limited to the organization of the Tournament and the provision of information necessary for participation.
14. PERSONAL DATA
14.1. Data Collected
During registration for the Tournament, the Organizers collect personal data about the player, which may include information about his or her identity (e.g.: first and last name, date of birth, address, passport,...), and, possibly, with regard to the game (game account, username, ranking, etc.), which the player certifies is complete, accurate and relevant. This data is strictly necessary for the organization of the Tournament and its media coverage (notably the sharing of players’ results on the Internet by means of their usernames). Any registration for the Tournament with incomplete or inaccurate data may lead to the cancellation of the registration and even the imposition of a disciplinary sanction, to be determined at the Organizers discretion.
14.2. Reasons for processing the collected data
The data collected by the Organizers is used to ensure that the Tournament runs smoothly: to verify the conditions of eligibility and more generally for the administrative and technical management of the Tournament. In addition, data collected by the Organizers is used to share the performance of players on the Internet, on social media and with certain media outlets, for publication anywhere in the world. By participating in the Tournament, the player agrees that his or her data may be processed in this way, which is strictly necessary to the Tournament’s organization. The data collected by the Organizers can also be used by the Organizers for statistical purposes and for the establishment of player rankings based on their performance over the course of multiple tournaments. Finally, the data collected is used by the Organizers to create and maintain a file regarding any disciplinary sanctions inflicted on players. This processing is necessary for the legitimate interests of the Organizers in order to ensure the smooth running of the Tournament and to take any measures necessary to address behaviour that contravenes these Rules.
14.3. Conservation of data collected
The data collected is stored by the Organizers for a period of one (1) year starting from the end of the last Tournament for which the player was registered or from his or her last participation in a tournament organized by the Organizers. The data can be stored for a longer period corresponding to the period during which a disciplinary sanction may be applied. The data corresponding to the conservation of disciplinary sanctions is stored for a year after the end or removal of a given sanction. In addition, the Organizers reserve the right to store players’ nicknames, game accounts, rankings, match statistics used during Tournament indefinitely in order to preserve the integrity of these results for historical and archival purposes. Any players who wish to oppose the conservation of their username can request the deletion of their username by the Organizers at any time.
14.4. Recipients of data
Data will be shared with authorized services used by the Organizers. The player is also informed that any data collected during the Tournament may be shared with technical subcontractors who will process it for the aforementioned reasons, in particular with regards to the material organization of the Tournament and its media exposure, or to fulfil legal or other requirements. In the event that data is transferred to a subcontractor, the Organizers agree to have taken the necessary precautions such that the subcontractor promises to process the data according to the Organizers instructions and that appropriate security measures will be taken.
14.5. Rights of the persons whose data is processed
The player is informed that he or she has the right to access, modify, erase or transfer personal data concerning him or her, as well as the right to refuse or limit the processing of said data within the conditions and limits laid out by the rules. The player has the right to decide what happens to his or her personal data after his or her death. The player can exercise his or her rights by using the following contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by using Organizer’s online ticket system. The player also has the right to make a complaint to the national authority on personal data protection for the territory in which he or she resides.
Organizer has an online ticket system on [https://www.playdecent.com](https://www.playdecent.com/)
. For any questions in connection with PlayDecent data protection, players can contact via opening a support ticket within PlayDecent and contact the DPO.
15. APPLICABLE LAW
These rules and related applications aforementioned in this document are subject to Laws dictated by the Republic of Turkey and the sole jurisdiction of the Courts of Istanbul. If one or more of these stipulations are declared invalid by a judicial decision that has become definitive, the other stipulations will remain in effect and continue to be applied. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Terms as an individual, team player, reserve player, or team representative; Organizers may seek injunctive or other equitable relief from any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that any dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.