1.4. Team eligibility

1.4.1. Each team must have a designated Leader that satisfies the following conditions: A registered staff member at the Institution that the team represents. Able to act as representative and point of contact for BEA Able to supervise all online interaction between Players at that Institution, even if remotely. This can include before and after matches, as well as during.

1.4.2. A team must consist of 1 player and must be from the named Institution.

1.4.3. Players must have either an Xbox One/Series X or PS4 in order to participate, due to cross play restrictions.


2.1. Match Setup

2.1.1. Each match will be played in FIFA 22 online friendlies.

2.1.2. Matches should be played within the window of 3-6pm each Tuesday, unless both parties agree to an alternate time/date that week. If both agree, speak to an admin with proof of agreement and the new time/date.

Half Length: 6 minutes 
Controls: Any
Game speed: Normal
Squad type: 90 Overall Once both teams have joined the lobby and stated they are ready, the lobby leader must click Start. If the game ends in a draw, players should start a new match and the first player to score a goal will win the match.

2.2. Pauses and Rematches

2.2.1. If a player fails to connect to game the game should be paused immediately. If this player fails to connect the game may be restarted. The new game must follow rules for a rematch found in section 2.2.3.

2.2.2. Teams may use the pause command as follows: It is forbidden to use the pause without an obvious reason like a player disconnect. In the case a player disconnects or is having connectivity issues, it is allowed to use the pause. In the case of hardware or software issues it is allowed to use the pause. In the event of a pause, the other team should be informed immediately why the pause has occurred and should be informed of any progress towards fixing the issue causing pause. Before resuming games both teams should state they are ready to continue. Teams may only pause the game for up to 10 minutes. If after 10 minutes technical issues cannot be solved the game should not be resumed. If the game cannot be resumed then Admins should be contacted and an automatic win will be awarded to the opposing team.

2.2.3. Players can agree to a rematch, if they think it’s needed to play a fair and balanced match or to solve technical problems. A rematch has to be played with the same team.

2.3. No show

2.3.1. Teams are expected to arrive promptly to all games at the mutually agreed start time over a Wednesday.

2.3.2. If a team hasn’t joined the lobby 10 minutes after the stated start time, the team that did show should report a win on the tournament website and submit a support ticket.

2.3.3. If neither team has created or joined a custom game within 10 minutes, both teams will receive a loss. For calculating pairing, the higher team will be considered the winner but the game will still count as a loss for calculating final standings.

2.4. Submitting results

2.4.1. After each game, both team Leaders should report results asap, latest by Friday each week. Good practise is to take screenshots of the final scoreboard in case of dispute.

2.4.2. Results should be submitted using the tournament site. You must be logged in to submit a result. If team leaders have any issues in doing this, then please email us at

2.4.3. If both team Leaders do not enter the same score, an admin will be alerted automatically. Please have match scoreboard screenshots ready to upload on request.


3.1. Sportsmanship

3.1.1. Teams are expected to play at their best at all times within any AoC Sport FIFA 22 Cup match, and to avoid any behavior inconsistent with the principles of good sportsmanship, honesty, or fair play.

3.1.2. The following actions will be considered unfair play and will be subject to penalties at the discretion of the admins. Hacking. Hacking is defined as any modification of the programme by any player, team or person acting on behalf of a player or a team. Ringing. Playing under another player’s account or soliciting, inducing, encouraging or directing someone else to play under another player’s account. Cheating Device. The use of any kind of cheating device and/or cheat programme. Intentional Disconnection. An intentional disconnection without a proper and explicitly-stated reason. Champs Discretion. Any other further act, failure to act, or behavior which, in the sole judgment of Championships officials, violates these Rules and/or the standards of integrity established by Championships for competitive game play.

3.1.3. The following actions will be considered poor sportsmanship play and will be subject to penalties at the discretion of the British Esports Student Champs. Flaming/toxicity. This shall be defined as any comments in all chat or game lobby that may be considered negative or hurtful. Use of discriminatory language including, but not limited to, comments about a person’s gender, race, sexual orientation, age, hate speech or calls to harmful action. Intentional disconnects. This does not include restarting client in order to bug fix.

3.2. Penalties

3.2.1. Any person found to have engaged in or attempted to engage in any act that British Esports’ believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, constitutes unfair play, will be subject to penalty. The nature and extent of the penalties imposed due to such acts shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of the British Esports Student Champs.

3.2.2. If any team or player is suspected of breaking any rules, admins should be informed by the Leader. At this point admins may ask for screenshots or other evidence of misconduct.

3.2.3. Upon discovery of any team member committing any violations of the rules listed above, the Champs may, without limitation issue the following penalties: Loss of choice of starting side. Issue of a warning on the record of that team. Forfeit of a match. Temporary suspension of a player. Permanent ban of a player. Deduction of points or seeding for the current or next tournament. Penalties are carried over with the majority of the offending team for the full academic year. Disqualification of team from a tournament. Disqualification of team from the AoC Sport FIFA 22 Cup.


4.1. These Rules may be amended, modified or supplemented by the British Esports Association from time to time, in order to ensure fair play and the integrity of the Champs.

4.2. All decisions regarding the interpretation of these rules lie solely with the British Esports Association, the decisions of which are final.