PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

Compassion

You value the diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and opinions of others, even when different from your own. You appreciate that all viewpoints come from the life experiences of fellow human beings. You understand that online interactions impact real people in real ways, both offline and online.

Integrity

You behave honorably and honestly. You take responsibility for your words and actions. While playing games, you honor the rules and spirit of honest competition.

 

Respect

You respect everyone regardless of their background, identity, physical appearance, or beliefs. Even in competitive gaming where “trash-talk” is common, you are a good sport and respect opponents as fellow human beings, keeping the banter to the game, not ever making it personal.

 

Courage

You have the courage to moderate your own behavior, speak out against harassment, and report violations by others. You do not tolerate harassment or hate speech of any kind, even when you are not directly involved.

We do not tolerate harassment or hate speech in any form. Anyone violating these rules in our related communities and spaces will be dealt with at the discretion of activity organizers and stream moderators, and may include being banned from online channels and/or removed from events.
 

Harassment means actions such as:

  • Discrimination, hate speech, offensive behavior, or verbal abuse related to sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion

  • Stalking or intimidation either physically or online

  • Spamming, raiding, hijacking, or inciting disruption of streams or social media

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”)

  • Unwelcome sexual attention including sexualized comments, jokes, and sexual advances

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Discrimination also includes:

  • Sharing hurtful or mean-spirited memes

  • Making casually bigoted comments or jokes (e.g. “that’s so gay”, “you play like a girl”, etc.)

  • Trash-talking in a way that focuses on someone’s personal traits instead of on their gaming skill

 

Not abiding by the Player Code of Conduct may result in a suspension or permanent ban of the player from NXT UP Esports programs.