The rules of the current Fifa Interactive World Cup (FIWC) will be followed where applicable. Major difference is that of team selection. Any team may be selected with no restriction on Star rating. The only rule around teams is that the rosters may not be altered in any way. If an altered team is spotted (ie Ronaldo and Messi in the same team) you will be automatically disqualified and will forfeit your place in the tournament.
FIWC rules (with some changes for relevance):
2.1.1 Game-play Settings
- Difficulty Level: World Class
- Half Length: 5 minutes for pool rounds, 6 minutes for knockout rounds
- Injuries: On
- Offsides: On
- Time of Day: 08:00 PM
- Season: Spring
- Weather: Clear
- Commentary Volume: 0
- Time/Score display: On
- Camera: Tele Broadcast
- Radar: 2D or 3D
- Home Auto Switching: User Settings
- Away Auto Switching: User Settings
- Volume Settings: Default
- Extra time is only played in knockout rounds. Extra Time details: extra time of two one (1) minute halves will be played in the event of a draw after regulation time. Penalties will decide the winner if after extra time the scores are level.
- Custom formations are not permitted.
2.1.2 General Rules
- All games played for the FIWC Country Showdown/Live Events and the Grand Final are played on the FIFA 16 for Supported Platforms in Kick Off mode.
- The Player named first always has to stand/sit on the left side facing the screen. • The Player named first has to play with Home Team.
- Unnecessary pauses or delays are prohibited.
- Any action designed to disrupt the opposing Player’s view of the field or ability to select controlled players is prohibited.
- Each game will begin play at its designated time, and as designated on site at the tournament.
- Players not present at the designated start time for any match will be disqualified, and their opponent shall be granted a 3-0 score. Players are encouraged to be in the designated play area 15 minutes prior to game time.
- Players will be shown their designated station, shall set up the game and immediately begin play. Each Player will have 2 minutes to configure controls, line-ups and settings in accordance with the rules described above under “Game-play settings”. Custom packages cannot be used, nor can anything else that is not available in the in-game pause menu.
- Players shall be responsible for keeping track of game situation so if a game is interrupted, the situation can be restored. In all situations possible, tournament referees will monitor the game situation so that it may be restored in the event of game interruptions.
- Players shall raise their hands at the end of the game so a referee can record their score (very important for draws in pool rounds). Only scores reported to the referee are official.
- No game interruptions, except for designated pauses to report scores (if any), will be allowed.
- If a game is interrupted intentionally by any Player (as determined by AvT hosts), that Player will immediately be disqualified.
- If a game interruption is caused by outside circumstances such as a machine error or loss of power, the game shall be continued from the point of interruption.
- Notwithstanding the above, a Player can pause the game to change strategy and/or formation in the event that i) a player of his team is sent off ii) a player of his team is injured.
- Referees will be on site to monitor all game play. Referees will begin play, and will record scores for each game.
- Referees will be identified by a special ID tag or by any other form as indicated by FIFA.
- The decision of a referee is final and binding.