VPG Weekend Rules


General Rules

                      • Your account must be verified with your PSN ID. To do this, go to Home - Edit Your Profile.
                      • Without a verified account you will not be permitted to play. Failure to verify your account may lead to a ban.
                      • By registering to use the site, you are agreeing to the VPG Terms of Service.
                      • If you are caught infringing upon these Terms of Service, this could result in a ban.
                      • All teams are required to have a minimum of 5 players during matches. Failure to do so will result in a default loss.
                      • All teams are required to have a Goalkeeper and an Any. Premium members are not bound by this rule.
                      • Team lineups must be submitted before the scheduled match time. Failure to do so could result in a default loss (1-0).
                      • Teams are prohibited from using formations with 5 at the back
                      • Teams are prohibited from using the Park The Bus tactic.

                      Cheating

                      • Cheating will not be tolerated. Any player found cheating will be penalised.
                      • Free kicks - No outfield players are permitted to be within the six-yard box or on the goal-line. If video evidence suggests this has occurred, a default loss will be given.
                      • Time wasting is not permitted - If video evidence proves this has occurred, a default loss will be given.
                      • The High-Pressure Glitch is not permitted - If video evidence proves this has occurred, a default loss will be given.
                      • Trait glitches are not permitted - If any evidence proves this has occurred, a default loss will be given and the player will be banned.

                      Default Losses (‘Byes’)

                            • Only Head Admins and above are permitted to issue defaults (1-0 loss to the infringing team).
                            • Claims for defaults must be supported by video evidence.
                            • All decisions relating to defaults are final.

                            Manager Responsibilities

                                                • The VPG Manager Tutorial Video can be found here.
                                                • You are signed to a minimum 1 season contract. Not adhering to your contract will result in a ban.
                                                • As a manager, you are responsible for your team and ensuring all rules are followed.
                                                • It is your responsibility to recruit and sign a Co Manager and players.
                                                • It is your responsibility to ensure all fixtures are prepared for and played on time.
                                                • If you step down as manager, you are responsible for recruiting a suitable replacement, whether that is promoting your Co Manager or a player.
                                                • If no one takes over the club, then the Manager, Co Manager and all squad players will be banned for at least the remainder of the season.
                                                • Team lineups must be submitted before the scheduled match time. Failure to do so could result in a default loss (1-0).
                                                • You must submit match results and team stats by 23:59 on match days. Failure to do so will result in loss of player stats.
                                                • You are responsible for liaising with the opposition manager and ensuring that games are kicked off on time.
                                                • You are entitled to request a 10 minute kick-off delay, however, this must be communicated before the original kick-off time.
                                                • All managers are responsible for streaming matches (to YouTubeTwitch, or another streaming site).

                                                Contracts

                                                      • Contract offers must be no less than 5 matches and no more than 100 matches.
                                                      • A release clause must not exceed 100,000,000 Coins.
                                                      • Maximum wages must not exceed 100,000 Coins per match.

                                                      Premium

                                                      • A team is considered ‘Premium’ if at least one player owns Premium membership.
                                                      • Teams may only release a player if the Manager or Co Manager have Premium.
                                                      • Premium members are not required to have a human-controlled Goalkeeper or an Any.
                                                      • You may only terminate a contract if you have purchased a Premium Account.
                                                      • Premium teams are entitled to request a kick-off delay of up to 20 minutes.
                                                      • Premium membership can be purchased here.

                                                      Match Statistics

                                                              • All stats must be recorded at the end of each match as a precaution against any disputes. This can be in the form of mobile-recorded photos or video, screenshots or a link to the full match stream. You can configure this in your Playstation’s Share settings.
                                                              • Start with the result and then scroll through each player’s performance screen. Send this footage to your league’s admin. This must include the full-time score.
                                                              • Anyone falsifying stats will be banned from VPGW.
                                                              • Due to the Silver Goal update affecting league matches that end in a draw, record your stats quickly and then back out. Ensure you allow your opponent sufficient time to record their stats as well.

                                                              Fair Play

                                                              • All Managers & Players must abide by fair play regulations at all times on all VPG platforms;
                                                                • No bullying.
                                                                • No harassment.
                                                                • No discrimination.
                                                              • Respect everyone.

                                                              Other

                                                                        • For any specific situation which is not listed in the Rules, the relevant Admin Team is entitled to take an ad hoc decision.
                                                                        • All Rules may be subject to change to benefit the league should any issues arise from them.
                                                                        • Any changes to the Rules will be decided by all admins. 
                                                                        • The Admin Team will include neutral parties so that the fairness and bias of the decision is partial to all teams.
                                                                        • All decisions in relation to these rules are final.