Regional Qualifiers - Community Broadcast Rules and Guidelines
24 July 2023
If you are a community caster, you must follow these rules:
Community broadcasters can only broadcast the DOTA TV feeds on their stream. Showcasing any officially produced broadcast feeds, including those available in-game (re-streaming), is prohibited. Please follow this rule strictly 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.
Community casters may not have a physical set with talents or professional studio-level broadcast features such as a live producer, balancing audio, or playing graphics.
By default, unlicensed commercial broadcast entities (linear & digital) are not allowed to act as community casters. Individual broadcasts performed by employed community members of non-partnered commercial broadcast entities also qualify as commercial broadcasts and, thus, are not allowed.
Community casters 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 the Regional Qualifiers tournament in any form.
It is your responsibility to maintain a clean and positive image around “Regional Qualifiers” 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.