Player Code of Conduct


Players Code of Conduct

  1. Play for enjoyment.
  2. Play by the rules.
  3. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your coach approach the official during a break or after the game.
  4. Never engage with activities such as ‘throwing’ a game to benefit another team and/or individual.
  5. Be responsible for your behavior. Verbal abuse (including typed) of officials or players, deliberately poor play, and provocation and not permitted or acceptable in any eSport.
  6. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  7. Treat all individuals as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully, or take unfair advantage of another player.
  8. Cooperate with your coach, your teammates, and opponents.
  9. Behave in a manner that respects the rights of others regardless of the medium of communication used (e.g. digital mediums such as Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram & Snapchat).

Teachers / Coaches Code of Conduct

  1. Be responsible for the behavior of the players under your duty of care, both in and out of competition.
  2. encourage students to develop their skills in eSports and encourage development of a diverse range of roles within team-based eSports.
  3. Create opportunities to teach appropriate eSports behavior as well as basic skills.
  4. Ensure that both skill-improvement and appropriate eSports behavior are rewarded by positive statements and acknowledgement of achievement.
  5. Prepare students for school and inter-school competitions by providing instruction in the basic eSports skills.
  6. Ensure that adequate supervision is provided and that players are given access to competent coaching.
  7. Model positive behavior to students and parents.
  8. Maintain simple, plain & easily understood language in communications with students and parents.

Spectators Code of Conduct

  1. Demonstrate appropriate social behavior by not using foul language, harassing players and/or teams, coaches, or officials.
  2. Students play organised eSports for enjoyment. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators only, nor are they expected to be matured professionals.
  3. Do not let your behavior detract from the enjoyment of players, teachers, coaches, or other spectators.
  4. Applaud good performance and efforts by your team and the opponents. It is expected that spectators congratulate all teams upon their performance regardless of the competition outcome.
  5. Respect the official’s decisions.
  6. Never ridicule a player and/or team for mistakes made during competition. Positive comments are motivating.
  7. Condemn the use of foul language, violence, and anti-social behavior.
  8. Show respect for your team and their opponents. It takes two teams to have a competition.
  9. Encourage players at all opportunities.
  10. Behave in a manner that respects the rights of others regardless of the medium of communication used (e.g. digital mediums such as Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram & Snapchat).

Administrators Code of Conduct

  1. Involve members (students, teachers, and coaches) in the planning, leadership, evaluation, and decision making of School eSports Australia.
  2. Ensure that equal opportunities for participation in all eSports are made available to all children, regardless of ability, size, shape, gender, age, disability or ethnic origin.
  3. Equipment and facilities must be of safe and appropriate for the participating students.
  4. Rules, equipment, lengths of games and training schedules should take into consideration the age, ability, and maturity of participating students.
  5. Remember that eSports are played by students primarily for enjoyment.
  6. Ensure that parents, teachers, coaches, sponsors, administrators, officials and participants all understand their responsibilities regarding fair-play in eSports. This includes adhering to rules and conduct that is both just and equitable.

Breaches of the Codes of Conduct

School eSports Australia, event conveners, teachers, coaches and managers may deal with breaches of this code with (but not limited to):

  1. Warning offenders about their conduct, asking offenders to leave and calling police to intervene where necessary.
  2. School eSports Australia will be responsible for imposing any longer term consequences including written warnings, or barring attendance at future events for a period of time or indefinitely.