Motorsports Gaming League: Preseason Trials

Forza 7 | Mar 5th, 2020 11:10 AM - Apr 3rd, 2020 12:05 PM Share now

Welcome to the Motorsports Gaming League: Preseason Trials





MOTORSPORTS GAMING LEAGUE
OFFICIAL RULEBOOK
In partnership with Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Department of Automotive Technology, we’re happy to present the Motorsports Gaming League.
The Motorsports Gaming League (MGL) is a competitive video game racing league focused on high school, collegiate, and open series competitors launching with its inaugural season in Spring 2020. The Motorsports Gaming League will debut with Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox and PC. Please view the official ruleset for Forza 7 below:


Format: 
  • Derby Format
    • Open Race (Spring Format)

Week by Week Races:
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Open Practice on that week’s track
  • Friday: Qualifier Runs/Hot Laps
  • Saturday: Live Race

Open Practice
  • The open practice days are so you can practice and get a feel for that week’s car and track. 

Qualifying/Hot Laps
  • All drivers will run their qualifying hot laps on Friday evenings from 6PM to 8PM CST. You may run as many laps as you want in this time period. You can submit as many screenshots on the UGC Esports site as you like and the system will keep your best lap time and use it for your hot lap. This is to determine the starting order of the following day’s race.

Race Day
  • Based on your hot lap times you will join a lobby that will be listed on site. You will race a clean race and report your score afterward. Participants are required to report placings on UGC Esports.

Preseason Trials Race Dates: (Saturdays)
  • April 4
  • April 11
  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 2
  • May 9
  • May 16
  • May 23

Points
  • Points are awarded based on a driver’s finishing position in that week’s race
    • 1st - 25
    • 2nd - 20
    • 3rd - 19
    • 4th - 18
    • 5th - 17
    • 6th - 16
    • 7th - 15
    • 8th - 14
    • 9th - 13
    • 10th - 12
    • 11th - 11
    • 12th - 10

Groupings
  • Each group contains 12 racers
  • Max of 16 groups
  • Finals Grouping
    • Top 12 Racers Overall
  • TOP 20
    • The current top 20 racers

Delays: 
UGC will not tolerate intentional delays in any capacity. We will do our best to enact a fair judgment on any reasonable delay placed on the race as long as drivers contact and notify a UGC admin. 
  • If your race is starting late and you don’t think you will make the next round start time, please contact a UGC admin and let them know before the race starts
  • You have until 15 mins after the posted start time of the race to be in the lobby and ready to race. If you’re not prepared by 15 mins to play, you will be banned from participating in that week’s race. 

Host
For all league games, the host is responsible for starting the games with the correct settings. The host is also responsible for not starting until all players have joined the lobby.

Party Privacy: 
  • It is the responsibility of the _____ host of a game to make sure the race starts with the correct players in the lobby. If players join your lobby, the host must remove them before the start of the round/race  

Connection Issues:  
  • If a player lags out there will be no restart of the race. The player who lags out will receive last place points for the week.

Cheating: 
All accusations of cheating or violation of any of the listed rules require proof from the accusing party. UGC admins will make the best judgment around accusations of cheating to enforce any penalties and to make the best-informed decision. The burden of proof is on the accusing party. We highly suggest that as many drivers as possible take pictures/screenshots and/or videos of their races to support their claims. If no proof can be provided of a cheating accusation, the results of the match will stand.

Illegal actions/Track behavior
  • Ringing
  • Faking
  • Pitting
  • Obstruction of other vehicles
  • Ramming
  • Cutting tracks
  • Crashing
  • Corner-cutting

Code of Conduct:
The Code of conduct is a great way to encourage the right kind of behaviors (both on and off-track). Going out of your way to intentionally cause a wreck/wrecking in races goes against the spirit of the game and can result in a driver being penalized or disqualified. While the occasional drift taps or nudge is unavoidable, reckless or malicious driving can warrant enforcement action. Harassment of another driver via XBL message or voice chat is against UGC’s harassment policy and can warrant enforcement action. 
  • First Offense: Warning by UGC admin
  • Second Offense: The driver will be given a time penalty
  • Third Offense: The driver will be disqualified for the week and receive no points.

Disqualification: 
Any and all disqualifications are at the sole discretion of the UGC admin overseeing the tournament.

Settings
  • Car = Weekly (See schedule)
  • Track = Weekly (See schedule)
  • Game Type = Circuit Race
  • Environment = Any
  • Track Scenario = Day
  • Max Players = 12
  • Laps = 5
  • Damage = Simulation
  • Collision Mode = Default
  • Start Type = Fixed
  • Car Class = Weekly
  • Quick Stops = No
  • Scoring Type = Time Based
  • Bigger Is Better = No
  • Grid Ordering = PI (Points index)
  • Roll Off Delay Type = Per Car
  • Roll Off Delay = 0.00 S
  • Number of Player Buckets = 1
  • Tag Enabled = No
  • End of Race Timer = 01:30
  • Force Team Colors = No
  • Force Stock Upgrades and tuning = Yes
  • Force off Suggested Line = NO
  • Force off STM = NO
  • Force off TCS = NO
  • Easiest Shifting Allowed = Automatic
  • Easiest Braking Allowed = ABS ON
  • Easiest Steering Allowed = Normal
  • Forced Camera View = NONE
  • Disable Wrong Way Indicator = NO
  • Allow Upgrades = NO

Support
  • Feel free to contact UGC staff on Twitter or Discord:
  • @UGCevents
  • @UGC_Nin    UGC Nin#6804
  • @Eric_Hix_   UGC Eric#1634

  • Please click the link and join our Discord server for live tournament support!
  • UGC admins are available at most times
  • Find your opponents in the Voice channels for match disputes
  • Admins can answer any questions you may have 
 
 
UGC will not tolerate intentional delays in any capacity. We will do our best to enact a fair judgment on any reasonable delay placed on the race as long as drivers contact and notify a UGC admin. 
  • If your race is starting late and you don’t think you will make the next round start time, please contact a UGC admin and let them know before the race starts
  • You have until 15 mins after the posted start time of the race to be in the lobby and ready to race. If you’re not prepared by 15 mins to play, you will be banned from participating in that week’s race.


For all league games, the host is responsible for starting the games with the correct settings. The host is also responsible for not starting until all players have joined the lobby.