Blizzard’s Overwatch League Rulebook has some strange stipulations

An alleged ‘official’ Overwatch League Rulebook has been leaked and is said to contain and number of strange regulations and stipulations.

As reported by Esports journo Richard Lewis, the rulebook furthers the League’s Code of Conduct and outlines stipulations that players and teams must adhere to.

While there’s some common sense stuff — including a blanket policy of no discrimination — GameInformer has identified some strange guidelines.

First, League players are unable to stream with more than one other League member without prior approval, as three players or more would constitute playing as a “team”. Furthermore, players cannot use custom game servers or use any cheats whilst playing a Blizzard game.

Next, players are unable to “directly or indirectly endorse the playing or purchase of any non-Activision Blizzard game in any manner,” and cannot criticise any Activision Blizzard titles. (We hope that don’t play Destiny 2 in regards to that last one.)

What do you make of this alleged official rulebook?

Overwatch is currnently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. The Stage 2 finals of the Overwatch League are taking place right now.

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