Regional Qualifiers, Last Chance Qualifiers, and Group Stage - Community broadcast rules and guidelines
29 August 2022
If you are a community caster, you must follow these rules:
Community broadcasters can only broadcast the DOTA TV feeds on their stream, and a 10 minutes delay needs to be applied to your stream. Showcasing any of the officially produced broadcast feeds, including those available in-game (re-streaming), is not allowed. Please follow this rule strictly in order to avoid potential copyright infringement violations.
Community broadcasts are permitted only in a non-commercial manner. Therefore we ask you not to have any brand & sponsor materials visible either on your stream feed (i.e., sponsor overlays, logos, transitions, etc.) as well as your channel page (sponsor banners, logos, etc.) while you are covering the event’s games, including breaks between games and/or series.
Unlicensed commercial broadcast entities (linear & digital) are by default not allowed to act ascommunity broadcasters. Individual broadcasts performed by employed community members ofnon-partnered commercial broadcast entities also qualify as commercial broadcasts and thus are not allowed.
Community broadcasters need to have an overall good community standing.
Please ensure that your viewers are informed that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the stream belong only to you and not to the tournament organizers.
You should not claim to represent the PGL, Valve, or LCQ & Group Stage tournament in any form.
It is your responsibility to maintain a clean and positive image around “Last Chance Qualifiers and Group Stage” during broadcasts. This includes but is not limited to the social media, responses, words, and actions of you and others you choose to broadcast with.
PGL reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Community Broadcast Guidelines or any part thereof.