After qualifying for CCA Summer Series 2023 Group Stage, a player on Noir et Or de Valleyfield decided against pursuing a degree at Noir et Or de Valleyfield within the eligibility period, rendering them ineligible to compete in CCA Summer Series 2023 and for Noir et Or de Valleyfield.
CCA Summer Series 2023 Event Administration has concluded that playing and qualifying for Group Stage with a player who is not planning on attending their team’s institution is not acceptable. A team must play and qualify with eligible players pursuing a degree at their represented institution.
In light of this, Noir et Or de Valleyfield is not eligible to compete in CCA Summer Series 2023 Group Stage. Noir et Or de Valleyfield will receive a Group Stage record of 0-3, forfeiting all matches. All teams scheduled to play Noir et Or de Valleyfield will receive a 0-0 win during the week they are scheduled to play Noir et Or de Valleyfield. Noir et Or de Valleyfield will forfeit all potential CCA Summer Series 2023 prize earnings.
5. Player Eligibility (5.1.2), 6. Team Formation, Operations and Conduct (6.1.1), 8. Rules and Conduct Violations (8.1.2, 8.2.1)
5.1.2 Academic Status Players must be (a) enrolled full time during the Spring 2023, Summer 2023, or Fall 2023 terms in accordance with the requirements of their accredited College or University, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and (b) maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA or similar (such as hold good academic standing), which can be evidenced by an official school transcript, in each case (items (a) and (b)), for the semester during which the Tournament is held.
6.1.1 Academic Institution Teams must be comprised of players attending the same academic institution. All players on a team must be able to provide proof of enrollment to the same institution as stated in Section 5.1.2.
8.1.2 Removal Players understand and agree that CCA has the right, in its sole discretion, to remove a Player from or restrict such Player’s participation in any Tournament event as part of any investigation conducted by CCA and/or a Tournament Administrator (as applicable) pursuant to Section 8.1.1.
8.2.1 Disciplinary Actions If CCA decides that a Player has violated the Code of Conduct or any term of the Rules, CCA may take the following disciplinary actions (as applicable):
- Match restart;
- Loss of Game;
- Match forfeiture;
- Issue a private or public warning (verbal or written) to the Player;
- Loss of all or any part of the Scholastic Awards previously awarded to the Player;
- Disqualify the Player from participating in one or more Matches and/or sessions at the Tournament; or
- Prevent the Player from participating in one or more future competitions hosted by CCA.
Additional details can be found in the Official Rules: https://www.cca.gg/summer-series-rules/
Competitive integrity is of utmost importance, and as such, we cannot allow a team to compete after qualifying with an ineligible player.
There will be no back-fill or qualifier for Noir et Or de Valleyfield’s Group Stage spot. No teams will be shifted into this position.