These policies are applicable to all tournaments that happen within the HEX game client. Policies for “live” tournaments conducted by HEX Entertainment may differ and will be explained in the specific tournament policies attached to the live tournament.
A prize split is the negotiation for the match result and the distribution of prizes that both players would receive at the end of the tournament. Players may not convert prizes into currency equivalents or use other methods to value prize equity in order to split a prize. A split negotiation may not include incentives outside of the prizes the two players will receive at the end of the tournament.
Players may offer and accept discussion of splits only in the final round of the tournament defined as follows:
Gauntlet tournament have no clear final round and players’ records may be different. As such players may not split prizes in the gauntlet tournaments.
Players should be aware that nothing in-game supports facilitation of splits and that HEX Entertainment will not enforce, assist with, or reverse prize splitting in any way. We will however investigate accusations of misconduct under scamming rules in our Terms of Service.
Splits are optional and at the discretion of both players. Harassment for refusing to split should be reported to HEX Entertainment for investigation under Terms of Service violations.
Bribery includes but is not limited to offering your opponent incentives for a concession. Except as outlined in the Splitting Prizes section, any discussion for incentives in exchange for a concession, explicit or implied is bribery and is against the rules of the game.
Players should report instances of bribery to Hex Entertainment along with information about the incident and any screenshots or video that could aid in the investigation. Players who accept the offered bribe without reporting it will also fall under the same sanctions as the player who offered the bribe.
HEX Entertainment will investigate accusations of bribery. Sanctions for bribery fall under the discretion of HEX Entertainment and generally include but is not limited to removal of tournament prizes and account suspensions.
Collusion includes, but is not limited to at HEX Entertainments sole discretion any action that goes against the rules of, or the spirit of fair tournament participation among a group of players. This includes but not limited to communication between players during a draft in an attempt to gain advantage or win trading strategies in ladders.
For the avoidance of doubt, a player may concede to another player. This action in itself is not collusion.
HEX Entertainment will investigate accusation of collusion. Sanctions for collusion are at the discretion of Hex Entertainment.
The policies outlined above all apply to ladder play.
In addition, the following rules must be observed:
*Kickstarter Accounts are exempt from this policy. Users owning multiple Kickstarter Accounts may play with each on the ladder. However, the following rules apply: