The Brag House

HBCU FORTNITE
TOURNAMENT​

Rules & Procedures

Prior to competing in the Black and Positively Golden Gamers Grand Finale round for the three $15,000 TMCF scholarship prizes ($45,000 in total), Participants, at no cost to them, agree to submit to an investigative background check. Based on the results of the background check, TMCF, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Brag House and/or subsidiaries or affiliated companies may refuse to permit a Participant from competing in the Grand Finale round or to award a Participant with any prize.  In particular, TMCF, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Brag House and/or subsidiaries or affiliated companies will not permit any Participant to proceed in the Tournament or be awarded any prize if they are (a) not currently enrolled in a HBCU,  (b) graduating sooner than the Spring Semester of 2023 or (c) they have been found to engage in Negative Behavior. For purposes of these Rules and Procedures, Negative Behavior means any action or statement (including social media posts) by Participant that brings such Participant into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or that shocks or offends the community or any group or class thereof, or that reflects unfavorably on TMCF, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Brag House and/or subsidiaries or affiliated companies or their respective products or promotions.  By participating in the Tournament, you agree that TMCF, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Brag House and/or subsidiaries or affiliated companies shall determine what may be deemed as Negative Behavior in its sole discretion.

Please note, if you are one of the three winners of the Black & Positively Golden Gamers tournament (based on the eligibility and criteria described above), the $15,000 TMCF scholarship will be distributed to your college. Your college will be informed that the TMCF scholarship has been granted in connection to your student standing.

The three winners of the Grand Finale agree to take part in reasonable publicity in connection with this Tournament and prizes, as reasonably requested, including the mandatory to travel to Atlanta, GA on Friday, December 16, 2022 and return on Saturday, December 17, 2022, which expense for travel and lodging will be provided by Coca-Cola and/or McDonald’s, to promote the Tournament and accept the winners’ prizes.  By accepting and receiving any prize, the winners therefore agree to travel to Atlanta, GA and further agree to release and hold harmless Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, TMCF, Brag House and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Tournament, including all travel, or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

Participants agree that Sponsors, McDonald’s USA, its parent, subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliated companies, and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, are released and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this contest or contest-related activities and except where legally prohibited, winner grants (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission to Sponsor and those acting under Sponsor’s authority the right to the use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, voice, image and biographical information and statements and the entry for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.

Participants agree that Sponsors, The Coca-Cola Company, its parent, subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliated companies, and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, are released and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this contest or contest-related activities and except where legally prohibited, winner grants (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission to Sponsor and those acting under Sponsor’s authority the right to the use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, voice, image and biographical information and statements and the entry for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval. 

By participating in this event, to the extent permitted by applicable law, players agree to release and hold harmless Epic Games, Inc., its licensors, its and their affiliates, and its and their employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, and other representatives from all claims, demands, actions, losses, liabilities, and expenses related to the event.

This event is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or otherwise associated with, Epic Games, Inc. The information players provide in connection with this event is being provided to event organizer and not to Epic Games, Inc. Portions of the materials used in the marketing of this event are trademarks and/or copyrighted works of Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved by Epic Games, Inc.

Conduct

  • Good sportsmanship is important. Please prioritize showing respect towards your opponents in all situations.
  • Profanity, hate speech, or any other highly inappropriate actions directed at anyone within the Brag House community will result in disqualification from the tournament.
  • Showing up for games is extremely important and ensures that everyone has a positive experience. Failure to show up for your matches will result in disqualification from the tournament .
  • Brag House reserves the right to change, add, or modify these policies as they deem appropriate

Forfeits
Players may not voluntarily forfeit a match without prior authorization from Tournament Administrators. Players that forfeit without a notice or forfeit with too short of a notice will be subject to possible consequences such as a temporary pause from participating in future tournaments and/or feature their stream on the Brag House app.

Disconnections
Generally speaking, Disconnections are handled as follows:

  • If players disconnect before a game starts or as the game is loading in, we will remake the game.
  • If players disconnect during a game, play continues. The disconnected player may attempt to rejoin the lobby but a sub cannot be brought in mid-game for a disconnected player.
  • If the entire lobby crashes at any point in the game, we will rematch the game.

Sportsmanship Clause:
We strongly encourage you to communicate with us regarding technical issues. Brag House reserves the right to review situations with technical issues and request that the match be rescheduled/replayed if it appears that one or both parties is attempting to force a loss on their opponent.

Cheating:
Cheating is explicitly prohibited and can be defined as any of the following:

  • Using any mods or modifying your game in a way that either violates the Game Developers’ terms of service or gives the player a competitive advantage.
  • Intentionally using/abusing in-game bugs.
  • Having a gamer of a higher skill level playing on your behalf on your account.
  • If you are found to be cheating at any point, you will be removed from the Tournament and potentially banned from future events.

Please note, Brag House reserves the rights to update and modify the Rules and Procedures of this tournament at its sole discretion.

Any questions? Join our discord and contact a BH staff member or reach out in our #questions channel.