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In this Code of Conduct, we will establish ethical ground rules for both Team Members and Officials. It is a desire that the rules outlined here set the tone for how we interact with one another. Let this Code of Conduct be used as a tool for everyone involved as we strive to create an open and welcoming environment.
Those that are a part of the Phoenix Rising Esports Organization and Community are defined by two categories: Members and Officials.
What is a Member?
Members are individuals that participate in our community in one or more of the following capacities:
Competing Team Member
Any member of a team that regularly (Core Roster) or irregularly (Substitute Roster) competes in a match, series, or tournament hosted by Phoenix Rising Esports or any Organizations or Leagues with which we are affiliated.
Non-Competing Team Member
Any member of a team that does not compete in a match, series, or tournament hosted by Phoenix Rising Esports or any Organizations or Leagues with which we are affiliated. Instead, they may handle administrative tasks for their team, which includes but is not limited to: Scheduling, Reporting, and Recruiting.
Any Member of the community that has indicated their interest in performing specific tasks and serving the community in the following areas: Analytics, Casting Coaching, Moderation, Social Media Management, and Writing. More detailed descriptions of the volunteer roles may be found here.
What is an Official?
Officials have the power of influencing how our future as an organization will look and, consequently, are held to a higher standard. By helping our Members to act respectfully, you will strengthen the bonds that form our community. When you, as an official, adhere to the rules below, you will ensure that you are promoting an open and welcoming environment to our community.
Officials are individuals that participate in our community in one or more of the following capacities:
Any Official that represents their team as a Competing Team Member or Non-Competing Team Member and ensuring that the members of their team are abiding by the expectations outlined in this Code of Conduct. Captains May also be responsible for other tasks, including but not limited to: Scheduling, Match Result Reporting, Associated League Roster Maintenance, etc., unless otherwise delegated to other Competing Team Members or Non-Competing Team Members.
Any Official with the responsibility of ensuring the community, both as individuals and as a whole, is abiding by the expectations outlined in this Code of Conduct.
Community Manager/Founder- Any Official with the responsibility of managing, administrating, and maintaining Phoenix Rising Esports as an organization. Tasks include but are not limited to: Maintaining of the Code of Conduct, Management of Community Membership, Maintaining Community Standards, and Management of Community Affiliation.
Code of Conduct
Esports should be an open and welcoming environment, where players can feel comfortable, enjoy themselves, and have the space to grow into better competitors. To create such an environment, we aim to take individual responsibility for how we behave toward our fellow players, officials, and spectators. By following the rules listed herein, we make the esports environment a place for everyone.
These rules apply any time you are acting on behalf of or representing Phoenix Rising Esports.
Breaking these rules will have consequences determined and enforced by an Official of Phoenix Rising Esports and may be extended toward any operating Official of any League or Organization with which we are affiliated or any individual of like c5apacity.
Ethics for Members
As Phoenix Rising Esports Members, we should never:
- Express ourselves in an offensive manner with regards to other players or their actions in-game, regardless of whether they are opponents or team-mates.
- Use language, nicknames, or other expressions that insult another player’s gender, gender identity, origin, physical ability, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, or age.
- Use abusive language or act in a threatening or violent manner.
Ethics for Officials
As Phoenix Rising Esports Officials, we will:
- Follow the contents of this Code of Conduct.
- Have a plan of action to deal with situations that arise when someone breaches the contents of this Code of Conduct and to any actions brought to our attention by another member.
- Moderate public channels, such as social media or forums that are managed by Phoenix Rising Esports or its members, to prevent or remove offensive comments or exchanges.
- Work proactively to create a welcoming environment where members feel comfortable, regardless of gender, gender identity, origin, physical ability, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, or age.
- Exhibit a zero-tolerance policy for language or actions/behaviors that would be deemed violent or threatening.
Additional Requirements for Competing Team Members
Heroes Profile MMR Calculations
To keep NGS Team Placement fair, the organization requires that you download Heroes Profile Uploader to upload your games automatically to Heroes Profile.
Windows users can download the app directly here.
Mac users can upload their replays directly to the website here. (We advise that you upload your entire replay directory for accurate representation.)
Nexus Gaming Series Profile
If competing in a Nexus Gaming Series competitive season, a profile must be created on the Nexus Gaming Series website so that they may be able to maintain a roster for each team active in the current season.
To create a profile, please visit https://www.nexusgamingseries.org/login and login with your battle.net account.
Rules of Affiliated Organizations/Leagues
As an Organization of Managed Teams, Phoenix Rising Esports also observes and abides by the rules of any Organization or League with which it is affiliated. The regulations of affiliated organizations/leagues can be found at the links below:
- Nexus Gaming Series Rules (External Link)