1.1 Platform – Account

  • All players are allowed to have only one (1) account. All information registered on your account needs to be up-to-date and to have the correct information.

  • You are not allowed to share or use another person’s account. Your account is for your use and your use alone.

  • If you face any issues with your account, contact support through here.

  • Ignoring any rules mentioned above will lead to suspension of your account(s).




  • A player is allowed to have only one (1) Valorant account active on their account. Valorant

  • You are not allowed to share or use another person’s game account. Your account is for your use, and your use alone.


  • Each team’s roster must consist of at least 5 players.

  • Each team’s roster will be allowed to have 5 main players and 3 substitutes. Once the MEL starts, you cannot replace any player, unless discussed with MEL Zichii

  • A substitute player may only be added before the MEL Start date.

  • This player cannot be part of any other team’s roster which is participating or has participated in the same tournament.

  • Match has to be played in the following format: 5v5.

  • A player is allowed to represent only one (1) team’s roster in the same season.


Each participant (Player) needs to be of the age of Thirteen (13) or older at the point of the tournament start date. Players under the age of 18 must sign our parent consent forum.


3.1 Before the Match:

  • Tournament Round will start as scheduled unless said otherwise. Some rounds might get delayed, for all the information please check our discord, where all information is current. ( Schedule can be found on the MCT.GG website here ).

  • Once the match starts, on the website you will see the nickname of the captain of the opposite team. The rest of the players will be written on MEL Valorant discord

  • The team which is on the top of the match in the bracket will have to invite the opposite team to the custom game. (In BO3, bottom team is inviting) In order to do so, you need to add the captain of the opposite team as a friend. Please check the discord for the other players and invite them as well if the captain is not accepting the invitation for a few minutes.

  • If your team is on the bottom of the match in the bracket, please check all the players of the opposite team and if you receive an invitation from them, you have to accept it.

  • The server has to be set up as written in GAMEPLAY SETTINGS.

  • All the players have to be in the lobby before the time limit goes down (20 minutes). If there are players missing after this time limit, take a screenshot and post it in the discord. The team which has less than 5 players after the time limit will be forced to reschedule the match. If both teams are missing players, then the match will be rescheduled.

  • Once all the players are connected to the lobby, Team captains have to check all the players if their Valorant nicknames match the nicknames written on the discord. If there are any discrepancies, please inform the admin on the discord by writing the screenshot provided.

  • The reserves the right to join any match as an observer. If that is the case, team captains will be informed.

  • Team captains of each team will have to choose maps and sides as described:

  • BO1:
    Team 1 bans a map from the map pool.
    Team 2 bans a map from the map pool.

     Team 1 bans a map from the map pool

     Team 2 bans a map from the map pool.​

Team 1 picks a map from the remaining maps.
Team 2 will pick a side (Attackers/Defenders) to start on.


  • BO3:

    • Team 1 bans a map from the map pool. ​

    • Team 2 bans a map from the map pool

    • Team 1 picks map 1

    • Team 2 picks map 2

    • Team 1 bans a map from the map pool

    • team 2 bans a map from the map pool

    • The remaining map will be chosen for map 3

    • team 2 chooses side for map 1

    • team 1 chooses side for map 2

    • team 2 chooses side for map 3

  • Bo5​

    • Team 1 bans a map from the map pool​

    • Team 2 bans a map from the map pool

    • Team 1 Picks map 1

    • Team 2 Picks map 2

    • Team 1 Picks map 3

    • Team 2 Picks map 4

    • Team 1 Picks map 5

    • Team 2 chooses side for map 1

    • Team 1 chooses side for map 2

    • Team 2 chooses side for map 3

    • Team 1 chooses side for map 4

    • Team 2 chooses side for map 5

Each map from the map pool can be chosen only once. ( If the map is banned, then it cannot be chosen). We suggest taking a screenshot after the map selection is completed.

  • After map selection team captains have to write that their team is ready in the lobby chat. The game should not start before that.

  • The match has to start at the latest 10 minutes after the tournament round started. Before starting team captains have to take a screenshot of the lobby.

  • In BO3 the first game is hosted by the bottom team and after the first game, the host goes to the top team and the lobby has to be recreated. If-Match 3 will be played, it will stay on the same server as match 2.

  • We recommend having the game host being located in the most central area of your region in the tournament to make it the fairest with ping.

3.2 During the Match:

  • If one of the teams will not pick all the agents in the character selection screen and the game goes back to the lobby, the game has to be remade.

  • In the case that the game started before writing ready from both sides, the team which did not write ready has the right to call a remake before round 1 of the game starts. (before the countdown in the game of round 1 reaches 0).

  • If any of the players are not connected to the game before the counter reaches 0, the team can call a remake and the game has to be remade.

  • If the game started on the wrong map, the game has to be remade.

  • If the team which is hosting the game does not remake. The Opposing team can report the situation to the Admins on the Valorant Discord in the #MEL-Staff The case will be reviewed and can result in disqualification of the team which did not do a remake.

  • If a player disconnects during the game, the game has to continue and will not be paused or remade. (If the game has the observer and cheats are enabled, the game can be paused during the game, but a team has to write before the countdown of the round reaches 0).

  • If the servers are acting badly for both teams or the game goes down, please report it to us 

3.3 After the Match:

  • Once the match finishes, both team captains have to take a screenshot of the results.

  • The match results will be posted by admins in the MEL discord and on the MEL website. Captains screenshots are used incase of error.

4. MEL VP  format

Regular Season: Single RR Bo3's (6 week period)

Playoffs: double elimination bracket Bo3's 

Seed 1 Gets a bye in round 1

Seed 8 moves into Losers Bracket round 1

Winners Final: Bo5

Losers Final Bo5

Grand final: Bo5


5.1 MAPS

  • Bind

  • Haven

  • Split

  • Ascent

  • Icebox

  • Breeze

  • Fracture

5.2 Agents​

  • Raze

  • Jett

  • Reyna

  • Killjoy

  • Viper

  • Kay/0

  • Chamber

  • Cypher

  • Sage

  • Brimstone

  • Omen

  • Astra

  • Breach

  • Yoru

  • Pheonix 

  • Skye

  • Sova



  • Map: depending which map has to be played from the map pool

  • Mode: Tournament

  • Options

    • Allow Cheats: Off

    • Tournament Mode: On

    • Overtime: Win by Two: On

    • Server: Best avg ping across both teams.


All communication with the players and teams is handled on the official MEL Discord. Important information will always be in the #MEL-Priv-Announcments channel and if you need any support, @Contact @Zichii on discord or email Bryce.Runyan@machinacognita.com

Any questions regarding upcoming and ongoing matches can be directed to the admin team.


Here is the link for https://discord.gg/KUGRww9g5M

#MEL-Priv Announcements – In this channel will be all necessary information during the tournament.

#MELVP-Schedule –  All day cards, and schedule updates will be put in this channel.

#MEL-support – In here you can contact the support team.

#MELVP-results – You have to post screenshots in this channel.


It is forbidden to cheat, modify the game files, exploit bugs, and/or use any third-party application which would give an unfair advantage against other users.

All cheats are completely forbidden to use under any circumstance while playing in any MEL event. Using any cheat will result in bans and disqualifications. This includes, but are not limited to:

  • ESP

  • Radar hacks

  • Wallhacks

  • Speed hacks

  • Aim hacks

  • Hitbox manipulation

  • Teleportation (any kind of teleportation, which is not possible in the game)

  • The usage of a bug/bugs to gain an advantage versus your opponents

If a team uses a player that has an active ban by MEL, the team will be disqualified from the tournament.

Players with Valorant bans on any accounts within two (2) years are not eligible to compete in any of the tournaments hosted by MEL.

GLL reserves the right to monitor any player, for any reason, during the tournament.


Players, coaches, team staff, team owners as well as hosts and staff from MEL are prohibited from gambling or betting on any matches in any Gam3.Asia tournament.

All sorts of match-fixing and/or teaming are strictly forbidden and will be punished. This may include temporary or permanent bans.


Rule violation Punishment

Using a player, not in the roster -Suspension on League FF

Playing with the wrong game account - Player Suspension

Usage of a glitch/bugCase-by-case

Stream Sniping Case-by-case

Inappropriate/disruptive behavior Case-by-case

Multi-Account usage Case-by-case

Match-fixing/teaming Ban from MEL and disqualification

Account sharing Ban from MEL and disqualification

Knowingly playing with someone who is account sharing Ban from MEL and disqualification

Cheating Ban from MEL and disqualification

Knowingly playing with a cheater Ban from MEL and disqualification

Anything that can be viewed as a bug or exploit will be reviewed by the admin team and judged on a case-by-case basis, examples of such can be:

  • Using cypher cameras on spots which allows you to see through the walls.

  • Sitting on the spots which are not supposed to be used by map design.

  • Trying to reach out of the map boundaries. (teleporting with the Omen outside the playable area of the map).

  • Activating Sova’s Drone the way that it spawns clipping through the wall.

  • Using Sova’s Arrow on the spots, where they cannot be destroyed and they can spot players (Example: Fixed billboard on Split).

  • Bugging yourself into the doors on the Ascent map, that you can see on both sides.

  • Spamming between Omen Phaser with ultimate to see through walls.

  • Opening doors on Bind from outside (Using Cypher’s camera from outside to open the doors).



  • Show respect to everyone involved in the tournament. This includes, but is not limited to players and staff.

  • Treat everyone the same way as you would like to be treated yourself.

  • Always show integrity while playing in every tournament, be honest and play fair.

  • Do not use any discriminatory language, including but not limited to any language regarding ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or personal beliefs.

  • Do not use any extreme foul language, including but not limited to excessive profanity or language that is graphically sexual, grotesque, or violent.

  • Do not make threats of real-world violence or other intended harm to anyone involved in the tournament.

  • Do not harass, stalk, or purposely do things to make someone else feel uncomfortable or threatened.

  • Do not share personal information about yourself or other individuals.

  • Do not engage in, request, arrange, or offer illegal activities or materials.

  • Do not impersonate other individuals.

  • Do not spam, be it in text or Voice.

  • Do not share your account, your account is for your use and your use alone. Do not grant access to your account to anyone else, and do not access anyone else’s account, even with their permission.

MEL reserves the right to, in special cases, override and/or remove, and/or add any rule stated above to guarantee fair play.

12. Scrims Between MEL Teams

  • Scrimmage Matches are allowed between MEL Teams, But they must be found in the "MEL-Scrims" Discord channel.


    • This is to keep competitive integrity at a high during the season. If the MEL staff finds out this rule has been broken it can result in suspension or even a ban from all MEL related tournaments.​

  • No Scrim matches against the teams you're playing in the upcoming weekend.​

    • this is to keep competitive integrity once again.​

13. Game Rescheduling

  • There will be no match FF's in the MEL VP

  • Matches may be rescheduled to a different time if both captains of the two teams in questions can agree on a time that works best for them. If the reschedule time is the same as another league game it will be streamed on twitch.tv/mctesportsleague2

  • This reschedules must be done in the MEL discord, "MEL-Schedule" ​​

MEL Qualifiers

  • Max 16 teams

    • If this number isn't met the tournament will move to a double elimination bracket rather than single.​

  • Tournament brackets will be determined by the amount of entries.​​​