Gameday Procedures

For a video walk-through of the Battlefy features, check out this video!

Battlefy Accounts

To schedule matches and grab tournament codes, you’ll need to have a Battlefy account. Coordinators will receive an email from Battlefy that looks something like this.

  1. DON’T MAKE AN ACCOUNT YOURSELF. Please wait for Battlefy to send you an email.
  2. Once you’ve claimed your Battlefy account, navigate to the brackets page, and follow the instructions below. Click the images below to expand them.
      1. Log in to Battlefy using the button on the top right of the page. (Photo)
      2. Log in with the information provided to you from Battlefy. (Photo)
  3. If you are having trouble accessing your Battlefy account try the following
    1. Check your spam/junk mail folders
    2. Try resetting your password through the login menu (Photo)
    3. Contact the HSL Administrator responsible for your group

Match Scheduling 101

  1. Check the brackets to find out what school you’re facing. Match listings will be posted on Wednesday, and matches must be played by Sunday (full calendar here).
  2. Make sure you’re logged into the Battlefy brackets
  3. Find your team’s match, and click to access the match page. (Photo)
  4. Use the chat feature to confirm if you’re playing at the default match time is Saturday at 5 PM (in your group’s time zone) or not. (Photo)
  5. Coordinators can schedule the match to a different time if they both agree, as long as the game results are submitted by Sunday at 11:59pm (PST).
  6. Know that while most teams are friendly and will try to reschedule, sometimes they can’t because of other obligations. Therefore, it’s always good to keep the default match time open for your team.
  7. Failure to play out a match will result in a loss for both teams.
  8. These rules are covered in more detail in Section 6 of the Rules.

Gameday!

  1. If you re-scheduled with your opposing coordinator, you will play at the time you worked out. Please confirm the date and time of the match, even if you are both playing at the default time.
  2. You will be using tournament codes to create your matches with HSL’s settings, which are covered in the next section.
  3. The team that has the higher score, or in the case of Week 1, is listed left on the brackets, gets to pick their side. The teams will switch sides for the second game. (eg. in the case of Newport vs. Westview, Newport would get to pick sides)
  4. After the conclusion of the first game, both teams must immediately join the lobby for the second game (make sure to take screenshots of the game one result!).
  5. Teams will have 10 minutes to prepare for the second game. When the lobby timer hits “35:00,” both teams should be ready. For more information check Section 8.3 of the Rules.
  6. Each weekly match consists of two games, and it is the responsibility of both coordinators to take screenshots and replays (replays are strongly recommended), for both games, but only the winning team needs to submit replays and screenshots to the website. 

Tournament Codes

  1. Log in to Battlefy using the button on the top right of the page. (Photo)
  2. To get your tournament code, click on the button” (Photo)
  3. Copy your tournament code. NOTE: Remember that you can’t send the tournament codes to your teammates through League’s built-in chat because the code will get cut off. Please use Facebook to send the code to your teammates. (Photo)
  4. To join a game using tournament code, load up your League of Legends client and log in. Then click “Play,” “Custom,” “Tournament Code,” and paste your tournament code into the box to join the game room. (Photo)

No-shows

  1. In short, if a team is not ready 15 minutes after the scheduled match time, the available team may (but is not obligated to) claim a win by default for the first game, or opt to wait and/or reschedule. If a team is still not ready ten minutes later (for a total of 25 minutes late), the available team of 5 present players may claim a win for the entire match (both games).
  2. Take screenshots of the created room with timestamps, and make sure you have some record of your conversation
  3. Report the forfeit here.
  4. These rules are covered in more detail in Section 6 of the Rules.

Post-game Procedures

  1. Make sure you’ve got the screenshots of the match results (not the victory screen, but the post-game results in the PVP.net Client), as well as the replays (which are again strongly recommended).
  2. The winning team’s coordinator is responsible for submitting the match result on the website; in the event of a tie, both coordinators must do so. The Match ID is the code next to the match on the brackets (e.g. 1, 2, 3).
  3. Each match must have a match report submitted. The winning team submits. In the case of a tie, the teams decide between themselves on who submits.
  4. If there is any mistake in the score, use the match dispute form, and we’ll resolve the issue. The following week’s matches are not generated until Wednesday, so coordinators have Monday and Tuesday to review the scores for their matches.

 

Help!

First step, check out the rules or the FAQ to see if your problem is covered there.

If, for any reason, you need to contact an HSL Administrator, use your divisional Facebook group to get in touch with one.
Either post and tag your administrator (they have a pinned post at the top of each group), or private message them. You may have to be proactive about following up with them as they handle a high volume of messages every week.

You can join your divisional Facebook group using one of the links below.

Division A

Division B

Division C

Division D

Division E

Division F

Division G

Division H

Please remember that all decisions regarding the interpretation of the rules lie solely with the High School Starleague, the decisions of which are final. The official game rules are subject to alteration at any time at the discretion of the High School Starleague.