About GR

About Gamerz Reef

GamerzReef Network is an esports and competitive video gaming platform that facilitates online and live tournaments, leagues and ladders, and acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers around the world. Launched in 2006, it is the premier destination for competitive and passionate gamers.

General

Who is Eligible to Play?

We welcome players of all skill levels from all over the world who are at least 14 years of age to play online tournaments through the GamerzReef website. Players under the age of 18 must have consent from a parent or legal guardian who has read the site Terms & Conditions and will only be permitted to play in select tournaments that are either free-to-enter or require a fee to join. Players who are at least 18 years of age may join and play in tournaments and promotions, as well as pay-to-enter tournaments. ESRB or other game rating may further restrict entry. Geographic restrictions may apply depending on the laws of your state, province, or country. Certain restrictions apply. Please read our Terms & Conditions and any tournament rules (if applicable) for more information.

What consoles are supported by Gamerz Reef?

Gamerz Reef supports top multiplayer titles for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, Wii U™, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

What games can I play through Gamerz Reef?

All games on the Tournaments page indicate games featured on Gamerz Reef, and currently available tournaments.

Can I have more than one account?

You are only allowed to sign up for one account with Gamerz Reef. If you are found to have multiple accounts, you will be in violation of our Terms and Conditions which will result in the termination of any accounts you hold.

How can I get the latest information about WorldGaming tournaments?

For information on tournaments go to the Tournaments page for a full list of active and upcoming tournaments.

You can also "Like" Gamerz Reef on Facebook follow us on Twitter and join our Discord for more tournament information.

Gameplay

Tournaments

What kind of gameplay does Gamerz Reef offer?

Gamerz Reef offers free-to-enter and pay-to-enter tournaments with a variety of prizes including cash, SCENE points, Gamerz Reef Rewards tokens or other prizes.

What is a free-to-enter tournament?

A free-to-enter tournament is a tournament you can join for free, and then play to win prizes as you play and win through.

What is a pay-to-enter tournament?

A pay-to-enter tournament is a tournament where an entry fee is charged to join, and then play to win prizes as you play and win through. The entry fee can be paid through PayPal if the tournament has a cash entry fee.

What tournament types does Gamerz Reef offer?

Gamerz Reef offers single-elimination brackets, double-elimination brackets, team brackets, ELO leaderboards, and Wins leaderboards.

What is a bracket tournament?

Bracket tournaments are elimination tournaments in which you need to win the match to advance to the next round. On Gamerz Reef there are single-elimination bracket tournaments and double-elimination bracket tournaments.

What is the difference between a single-elimination bracket tournament and a double-elimination bracket tournament?

In a single-elimination bracket tournament you are eliminated after losing once, while in a double-elimination bracket tournament you are eliminated after losing twice.

What happens if an opponent doesn't show up in a bracket tournament?

If your opponent does not show up for a bracket tournament, you win that match.

What are team bracket tournaments?

A team bracket tournament enables multiplayer gameplay. Only the team leader of each team is required to have a Gamerz Reef account. When joining a team bracket tournament, the team leader will need to enter the platform IDs of the other team members. The team leader will also need to check in, and report match results. Team brackets can be either single-elimination or double-elimination.

What is a leaderboard?

Gamerz Reef uses leaderboards to allow our players to know where they rank within a specific game community. In order to count towards a leaderboard, you must first join the leaderboard for your matches to be recognized.

How do I join a leaderboard?

Go to the Tournaments page to view the available leaderboards. When you find the one you want, click on the Details button to see further details, and then click on the Join button to join.

What happens if my opponent and I end a game in a tie/draw?

If you have a tied game, please replay your game with your opponent.

How do I get my winnings?

All results and final placements for tournaments, including single-elimination and double-elimination brackets and team brackets and leaderboards, are reviewed and verified by the Community Manager.

A cash prize payout is processed within 5-10 business days of the tournament's completion time and is paid to the player’s PayPal account.

A  points prize is processed within 5-10 business days of the tournament's completion time and is awarded to the member's points balance.

Disconnection

What if my opponent disconnects?

There are various outcomes for disconnected matches.

  • A "loser disconnect" happens when a player disconnects from a match while losing, resulting in an automatic loss.
  • A "winner disconnect" happens when a player disconnects from a match while winning, resulting in a replay from the point of disconnect.
  • A "tied match disconnect" happens when a player disconnects while the match is tied, resulting in the match being placed into arbitration, and our Community Manager team will determine the outcome.

How do you play from the point of disconnect?

In order to replay your match from the point of disconnect, you must first score any goals/points from your original disconnected game. We suggest that you score your own goals/points where possible to complete this process quickly. Please note that you do not have to replicate the exact score of your original match; the difference in scores is acceptable. Once you have scored the necessary points you will have to let the clock run down to the point of disconnect, and then start your game from that point on.

Reporting Tournament Results

How do I report a win?

If you have completed and won your game with your opponent, log into GamerzReef.ga. On the related Match, click on the I Won button. Make sure you have evidence ready to prove that you have won. Submitting evidence will help resolve any disputes.

How do I report a loss?

Same as above.

Can I cancel a leaderboard match once it is in progress?

If you are not able to go forward with the match for some reason, you and your opponent can mutually agree to cancel the match.  Your opponent may accept or decline your cancellation request. If they accept, the match will be cancelled.

Submitting Evidence

Where can I submit evidence?

You can submit evidence through by emailing them to submit@gamerzreef.ga

Disputes

What is a dispute?

A dispute happens when both you and your opponent report a win for the same match.

What happens if my match is in a dispute?

If both you and your opponent have reported a win, then your match will be converted into a "dispute state". Once your match is in the dispute state, the only action you can take for that match is to add evidence. Our Community Manager team will investigate the dispute and distribute the win accordingly.

Rankings

What are Awards?

Gamerz Reef players will be Awarded for each title, according to their wins, losses, and who they played. Players will also be given an overall award based on all matches played. Awards will be visible on the Awards page.

How do I get a Award?

To get an award, one match must br played in the past 14 days.

INACTIVITY FEES

What happens if I do not log in for a while?

For any Gamerz Reef cash account with a balance which has been dormant, Gamerz Reef reserves the right to assess a maintenance fee of $2.00 per month from the remaining balance. A dormant account is any account in which the member has not logged on to the Site in three consecutive months. The inactivity fee will commence on the day after becoming dormant.