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Hotlink Uni Legends MLBB Tournament 2024 Rulebook (“Rulebook”)

Version [2 July 2024]

This Hotlink Uni Legends MLBB Tournament 2024 Rulebook (“Rulebook”) is intended to be read together with the Service Specific Terms & Conditions – Uni Legends Tournament available at (“SSTC”). Unless otherwise stated in this Rulebook, all capitalised terms in this Rulebook shall follow and adopt the definitions ascribed to them in the SSTC – Uni Legends Tournament.

In the event of any inconsistence and/or conflict between this Rulebook and SSTC, the SSTC shall prevail.

Terms and conditions for Hotlink Kaamatan Contest (“Contest Terms & Conditions”)

    1. Range of validity
      This Rulebook applies to the Hotlink Uni Legends MLBB Tournament (“Event”), its participants and all matches played within the scope of the event. With their participation, the participant states that they understand and accept all rules stated in this Rulebook and the SSTC.
    2. Region
      This Event is only available in Malaysia.
    3. Punishments
      1. Definitions and scope of punishment
        Punishments are given for rule violations within the Tournament. They may be either default loss, or disqualification, depending on the incident in question and often combinations of two. Participants will be informed about the punishment by email ( and can appeal the decision within 24 hours after the punishment email has been sent to the participants.
        1. Bans/suspension
          Bans or suspension is given for very severe incident like ringing or use of an unallowed participant. They can be awarded either to a player or a team.
        2. Disqualification
          Disqualification will happen in the most severe case of rule violation. The disqualified participant whether is an individual or a team, all prize money accumulated if any will be forfeited and gets banned until the end of that competition.
        3. Additional methods of punishment
          In special cases, the Tournament Organiser can define and come up with other method(s) of punishment as it deems fit.
      2. Combination of punishments
        The listed methods of punishment are not mutually exclusive and may be given in combination as seen fit by the Tournament Organiser.
      3. Punishments for repeat offences
        All punishments outlined in this rulebook are applicable for first-time offences. Repeat offences will be punished more severely than listed in the appropriate section of these rules, in proportion to the punishment listed above.
    1. Rule changes
      Maxis reserves the right to amend, remove, or otherwise change the rules, without prior notice. Maxis also reserves the right to make a judgement on cases not specifically covered by the rulebook in order to preserve the spirit of fair competition and sportsmanship.
    2. Validity of the rules
      If a provision of this rulebook is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of this rulebook or the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of this rulebook.
    3. Confidentiality
      The content of email communication, match channels, discussions or any other correspondence with Tournament Organiser are deemed strictly confidential. The publication of such material is prohibited without written consent from the Tournament Organiser.
    4. Additional agreements
      The Tournament Organiser is not responsible for any additional agreements, nor do they agree to enforce any such agreements made between individual players or teams. The Tournament Organiser highly discourages such agreements from taking place, and such agreements that are contradicting the rulebook are under no circumstances allowed.
    5. Communication
      1. Hotlink Uni Legends official website and Hotlink Uni Legends Discord
        The main official communication channels of the Event are the Hotlink Uni Legends website ( and Hotlink Uni Legends Discord (invite only to all approved participants). Be sure to check out the official communication channels regularly so that no important announcements from the tournament are missed.
    6. Conditions of participation in the Event
      The following conditions must be met in order to participate in the event.
      1. Age restriction
        All participants of an event have to be 18 years of age or older by the time of joining the Event. Participants who are below 18 years of age must present the consent from parental/legal guardian in order to participate in the event.
      2. Residency Restrictions
        All participants must be residents of and be participating in Malaysia.
      3. Team requirement
        This is a university team tournament; participating team must consist of a total of 6 players, made up from five (5) main players and one (1) sub-player. Four (4) of the players must be the current student at the same university and each team are allowed to have a maximum of 2 sub-players. A participant must not participate the same Tournament with multiple participating teams.
      4. Player details
        When requested, all participants are required to provide all needed information including but not limited to full name, team name, in-game name, contact details, date of birth, student ID, and/or a photo of student ID for verification purposes.
      5. Player eligibility
        Any player who is currently registered or has been registered in the past two seasons under the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Malaysia or the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Academy League (MAL) Malaysia is ineligible to participate in this tournament.
      6. Game account
        All participants must have a valid Mobile Legends: Bang Bang game accounts. Participants are not allowed to join the Tournament with multiple game accounts.
      7. Playing with the wrong game accounts
        Participants are not allowed to play with any game account than that is different than the registered game account. Any mismatches between the registered game account and the actual game account must be cleared out with the Tournament Organiser before the start of a Tournament. An incorrect game account may lead to removal from the Tournament for the day until the issue has been corrected.
    7. Participant Game account
      1. Participant In-Game Name
        The participant’s in-game name may not have any vulgar, offensive, discriminatory, infringing on copyright and/or extensions such as “Maxis” or “Moonton”. It may only consist of the participant’s name.
      2. Change of In-Game Name
        Participant must not change his In-game Name for the remainder of the Tournament upon successful registration.
    8. Prize money
      All prize money for Tournament Cash Prizes and Lucky Draw Cash Prizes will be paid out within sixty (60) working days after the winner has provided accurate prize delivery detail to Maxis.
      1. Prizes
        Prizes for the Event are as follows:
    1st RM 30,000
    2nd RM 20,000
    3rd RM 15,000
    4th RM 10,000
    5th RM 8,000
    6th RM 6,000
    7th RM 5,000
    8th RM 3,000
    Lucky draw RM300 x 10 from Top 16 teams' players

    1,000 Diamonds will be given to the first 50 teams who registered to the Tournament, and subsequently completed a match in the Tournament. The Diamonds will be fulfilled into player account within sixty (60) days after from Tournament registration close date.

    1. Transfer of prize money
      The prize money will be sent as a bank transfer. Failure to provide sufficient information for the payments to be complete will result in payments not being made.
    2. Prize deduction
      In the event of any Punishments, Maxis reserves the right to deduct or forfeit the prize money from the winnings of the participation(s) and/or team(s) in question. The deducted prize money will not be redistributed to the other participants or teams.
    3. Withdrawal of prize money
      As long as the prize money for the Event has not been paid out, Maxis reserves the right to cancel any pending payment if any evidence of fraud or foul play has been discovered.
    1. Minimum participation rate
      The Tournament Organiser reserves the right to cancel the Tournament in the event the actual number of participants in the Tournament is below 10% participation rate based on the maximum number of participations of a Tournament.
    2. Match start
      1. Match time will be published on the Hotlink Uni Legends website, all participants shall get ready and show up during designated match time.
      2. If a participating team does not have five participants in the game lobby or a team is not responding to play in 10 minutes after the official match starting time, the team is considered as no-show and will be given a default loss for that match but will still be able to participate in the upcoming rounds of the tournament if there is any.
    3. Match Procedure
      1. Match media
        Maxis reserves the right to play, and/or upload any match media (screenshot/demos/replays/etc) to any Maxis channel(s) that are recorded in a Maxis arrangement.

        All participants acknowledge and consent to all usage of photos, videos, and any form of recording during the Tournament for media and marketing purposes.
    4. Match protest
      1. Definition
        A protest is for problems that affect the match outcome; a protest may even be filed during a match for things like incorrect game settings and other related issues. A protest is an official communication between the teams and Tournament Organiser.
      2. Match protest ruleset
        The protest must contain detailed info about why the protest was filed, how the discrepancy came to be and when the discrepancy occurred. A protest may be declined if proper documentation is not presented. A simple protest like “they are cheaters“ will not do. Insults and flaming are strictly prohibited in a protest and may result in a protest being ruled against the insulting party. The protest can be raised to the Tournament Organiser throughout the tournament period and any protest done after 3 days tournament ended will not be entertained. Any protest must be raised via official communication channels as mentioned in clause 2.5.1.
  • The tournament is separated into 2 phases: Preliminary round and grand final playoff.

    1. Schedule
      1. Preliminary Round
    Round of 512 September 2nd - September 6th
    September 9th - September 11th
    Round of 256 September 12th - September 13th
    September 19th - September 20th
    Round of 128 September 23rd - September 24th
    Round of 64 September 26th
    Round of 32 September 27th
    Round of 16 October 1st - October 4th
    1. Grand Final Playoff
    Quarter Final, Semi Final & Final October 18th - October 20th
    1. Tournament Format
      1. Preliminary Round
    Round of 512 to Round of 32 Single elimination, Best-of-1 (BO1), Ban 6
    Round of 16 Single elimination, Best-of-3 (BO3), Ban 6
    1. Grand Final Playoff
    Quarter Final Single elimination, Best-of-3 (BO3), Ban 10
    Semi Final & Final Single elimination, Best-of-5 (BO5), Ban 10
    1. Lobby Settings
      Patch: Live Patch
      Mode: Tournament Room
      Heroes: All heroes are allowed except new released heroes within 2 weeks of match date
      Winner Determination: The team that manages to destroy the Crystal or by a surrender of the opponent team.
    2. Team matchmaking/Bracketing
      Team matchmaking or bracketing will be arranged by Tournament Organiser as it deems fit.
    3. Match changes
      Tournament Organiser may, at its sole discretion, change the start time of a match. Maxis will notify all involved participants at the earliest possible convenience.
    4. Game Preparations
      All participants may resolve any problems that might occur before a match starts. Pause or rematch will not be granted for any connection or hardware problems during a match.
    5. Game invitation
      Tournament organiser will arrange tournament marshal to create and host game lobbies, also escorting players into dedicated tournament lobby. Team captain shall add the tournament marshal as in-game friend and make sure all teammates are present in the designated game lobby.
    6. Game Rematch
      Tournament organisers may consider rematching the game if there are game server issues when 5 participants or more suffer high ping/latency, within 3 minutes of the games start and before the game’s first blood has taken place.
    7. Game Result
      Once a match has been completed, match results will be updated in the Hotlink Uni Legends website
    1. Code of conduct
      Every participant must behave with respect towards the representatives of the Maxis, the press, viewers, partners and/or other participants. The participants are requested to represent esports honourably. This applies to behaviour in-game and in chats, messengers, comments and other media. We expect all participants to conduct themselves according to the following values:
      • Compassion: treat others as you would be treated.
      • Integrity: be honest, committed, and play fair.
      • Respect: show respect to all other humans, including teammates, competitors, and tournament organiser.
      • Courage: be courageous in competition and in standing up for what is right.
      Participants must not engage in harassment or hate speech in any form. This includes, but is not limited to:
      • Hate speech, offensive behaviour, 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 (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. This includes unwelcome sexualized comments, jokes, and sexual advances.
      • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
      Violation of this Code of Conduct will result in a breach of the validity of the rules. In the case of repeat or extreme violations, penalties may include disqualification or banning from future Maxis events.
    2. Cheating
      1. Cheat Software
        Any use and/or conspiring to use software that could be providing an unfair advantage is strictly forbidden. The Tournament Organiser reserves the right to specify what is considered a cheat.
      2. Punishments for cheating
        When cheating is uncovered in the event, the result(s) of the match(es) in question will be voided. The participant, whether it is an individual or a team, will be disqualified and be banned from all competitions in Maxis, and the prize money if any will be forfeited. This duration can be lower if significant mitigating factors are in play, but also higher if there are aggravating circumstances.
      3. Methods to detect cheating
        Maxis reserves the right to use different methods to inspect participants and their equipment, with or without prior information.
    3. Usage of PC emulator
      No PC emulators are allowed throughout the Tournament.
    4. Gaming peripherals
      Any gaming peripherals that will modify the game controls or gaining unfair advantages is not allowed during the match.
    5. Information abuse
      Communication during the match with people not involved in the match is strictly forbidden, the same is true for using information about your game from other external sources (e.g. streams) or spectating inside the game lobby.
    6. Betting
      No participants, team managers, staff or management of attending organisations may be involved in betting or gambling, associate with betters or gamblers, or provide anyone any information that may assist betting or gambling, either directly or indirectly, for any of the matches or the tournament in general. Any betting or gambling will lead to immediate disqualification and ban from any Maxis related competitions for all persons involved. Any other violation will be penalized at the sole discretion of the Tournament Organiser.
    7. Competition manipulation
      Offering money/benefits, making threats and/or exerting pressure on anyone involved with Tournament with the goal of influencing a result of a match is considered competition manipulation.
    8. Match fixing
      Using any means to manipulate the outcome of a match for purposes that are not sporting success in the tournament in question is considered match fixing.
    9. Punishments for competition manipulation and/or match fixing
      When attempted competition manipulation and/or match fixing is/are uncovered in the Tournament, the result(s) of the match(es) in question will be voided. The participant(s) whether it is an individual or a team will be disqualified, and any prize money will be forfeited.
    10. Breach of netiquette
      For an orderly and pleasant game, it is essential that all participants have a sportive and fair attitude. Breaches of this rule will be punished with warnings and/or disqualification from the tournament. The most common offences are listed below. However, the Tournament Organiser may assign penalties for not explicitly listed types of breach of netiquette.
      1. Public behaviour
        All participants shall abstain, at all times, from poor, undesirable, or negative behaviour towards anybody involved with the tournament in any way. All participants shall abstain, at all times, from any action or inaction that brings anybody involved with the tournament in any way into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reduces the public relations or commercial value of any involved party. This includes derogatory comments aimed at Maxis, its partners or products in interviews, statements and/or social media channels.
      2. Insults
        All insults occurring in connection with the Maxis will be punished. This primarily applies to insults during a match but also on any Maxis website. Insults on IM programs, E-mail or other means of communication will be punished if they can be linked to the Maxis and the evidence is clear. Particularly severe abuse cases with radical statements or the threat of physical violence can result in significantly heavier penalties including the exclusion or disqualification of the participant and/or team.

        Depending on the nature and severity of the insult the penalty will be assigned to the participant or team. and may also be barred from playing for one or more match.
      3. Spamming
        The excessive posting of senseless, harassing or offensive messages is regarded as spamming on any Maxis platform. Spamming will be punished depending on the nature and severity of the offences.
        1. Spamming In-game
          Warnings will be awarded if the chat function in-game is abused with the goal of annoying the opponent, or generally disrupting the flow of the play. All chat functions are there to communicate efficiently with the opponent and the Tournament Organiser.
    11. Unsportsmanlike behaviour
      For an orderly and pleasant game, it is essential that all participants have sportsmanlike behaviour. The most important and most common offences are listed below. However, the Tournament Organiser may assign penalties for not explicitly listed types of unsportsmanlike behaviour.
      1. Ringer/faker
        Any participants involved in faking or ringing a participant will be barred for a minimum of 3 matches or disqualification from the tournament.
      2. Misleading Tournament Organiser or participants
        Any attempts to deceive opposing participants, Tournament Organiser or anyone else related to the tournament may be penalised with a 50% prize money deduction.