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Leaga is a Division of Nasser, Ghattas & Co. Ltd., Nicosia, Cyprus.

Leaga is a fair, friendly, organized, Leagues-based online gaming community.

If you are a Premium Leaga Member; you can create and enjoy running your own online gaming League:

  • You will be granted a license to to run the League, using the Leaga reliable and extremely fast Servers, the most user-friendly and pleasant Gaming Site, and the most advanced and accurate Systems.

  • Members will be registered with Leaga, and all will be allowed to join any of the Leagues Free of Charge.

  • Members points will be available to be used in all Leagues activities (Matches, Challenges, Tournaments, and Events).

  • Members will be able to use all the League Features and Services depending on their Membership level.

  • You will be able to appoint your own Admin and Tournament Directors Team to assist you in running the League.

  • You will be provided with a comprehensive and wide range of Tools and Utilities to keep you at the top of your League business, and help you in achieving growth and success.

  • You will be sharing the League Revenue based on a very clear formula.

It is required that Members review, accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, and recognize the decisions of the Leaga.com Management as final, before creating your League.

You should also take the time to review the Leaga Policies and Rules, and the Privacy Policy, which reflect Leaga current Policies, Rules, and Procedures. These Terms, Policies, Rules, and Procedures may be updated or revised by Leaga Management as conditions warrant, and without prior written notice, so you should review them regularly.

Create Your Own LeagueLast Update: 10/19/2008

Leaga allows you to create and run your own online professional gaming League with great tools and utilities:

  • Full reach to all Leaga Members to join your League.
  • Complete Administrative and Operation Control over your League.
  • Ability to Customize your League pages and set your own Specific Game Rules.
  • Ability to form your own Team of Admins.
  • Hosting and Systems Licenses provided Free by Leaga.com.
  • Advanced Systems based on years of development at Eliters.com.
  • Fresh looking, extremely Fast and User-Friendly Site.
  • Ladder format, Matches, Challenges, Tournaments, and Divisions.
  • Detailed Stats and Performance indicators.
  • Dedicated Admin Tools and Utilities.
  • Dedicated Community Tools, message Forum, Profiles, Polls...
  • Revenue Sharing, 2% (5% for Ladder Plus Administrators) of all Matches, Challenges and Tourney Fees; No deductions for prizes or activity.

To create a League; it's FREE (Special offer for limited period):

  • You must have validated your E-mail at Leaga.
  • You must be a Registered Member at Leaga for 1 week.

To start a New Leaga League, you have to select a Play Site and a Game, and make sure of the viability of the League:

Play Site:

Select the Play Site you wish to use for Hosting Tourneys and for your Players to play. If you don't find the Play Site of your choice in the approved Play Site List; please consider the following issues and send all the details to Admin@leaga.com:

  • What is the Play Site Name (like Yahoo!, Pogo, GameDesire etc)
  • What is the URL address of this Play Site?
  • What are the Games covered in this Play Site?
  • How many Rooms are provided for each Game?
  • Are there any access restrictions or limitations on the use of Rooms?
  • Is it Free, or paying Membership? how much is the subscription?
  • How many Players are using this Play Site, and how many are active at the prime times?

Game:

Select the Game Name you wish to cover, you may select "Multi" if you wish to cover many Games in the same Play Site. If you don't find the Game of your choice in the approved Games List; please consider the following issues and send all the details to Admin@leaga.com:

  • What is the Game Name?
  • What are the Tables Settings and Rules choices available?
  • Is it Multiplayer? How many players are usually playing there?
  • The game format 1x1, 2x2, 1x3?
  • What Tourney Types and Styles may be played?
  • Is it possible to trace the games result and playing history?
  • Are there any chances for cheating?

Chances of success of this New League:

To make sure of the success of the Newe League; please consider the following issues:

  • How many players are playing now?
  • Is there any competition? What are the other Leagues presently active? What is their size and importance?
  • What is your plan to attract players?
  • How many players you will be attracting to play in this League?
  • How many Matches you expect to reach Daily in the first 3 months?
  • How many Tourneys you expect to run every week in the first 3 months?

Running your own League requires a lot of time to Plan and Monitor the League Activity and Performance, Promote the League, Recruit and Manage a team of Tournament Directors, Host Tourneys and Events, and Solve Staff and Players Problems. If you don't have the time, please think twice before starting one.

The growth and success of your League cannot be achieved in one week, and depend on your interpersonal and managerial skills and your dedication to provide the best services to the Players. If you don't have the qualities required, let others handle this job, and you can help them until you acquire the experience.

If you are convinced of the viability of the League and your readiness to spend the time and effort required for its growth, you may Create the League at http://www.leaga.com/main/league-create.asp

If you need any further details or you wish to apply formally to create this new League, please communicate with the VP Marketing.



Leagues TypesLast Update: 6/17/2005

Leagues may take different Formats as follows:

Ranking Style

  • Ladder Ranking, where Players are Ranked based on the Ladder System.
  • Division Ranking, where Players are grouped in Divisions, and advance twice a month based on Matches Won.
  • More soon .....

Joining Eligibility

  • Public League, where all Members, Guests and Premium, will be allowed to join.
  • Private League, where Members may join based on Invitation from the League Administrator.

League Status

  • Leaga Standard, where Standard Features will be offered to Players.
  • Leaga Plus, where Standard as well as Special Features will be offered to Players. The Administrators will also be supplied with Advanced Tools to better Admin their League.


Leagues Features and ServicesLast Update: 3/24/2009

The Features and Services may vary from time to time and are subject to amendments, alterations and deletions as decided by Leaga Management and at its sole discretion.


Features & Services Standard Plus Division
Site & General Services
• Hosting and System Licenses Yes $250/Year Yes
• Customizable League pages Partial Yes  
• Specific Game Rules Yes Yes  
• League own Admin Team Yes Yes  
• Highlighted Listing   Yes  
• Yoopi Guaranteed Listing   Yes  
• Priority Service   Yes  
• League Profile Yes  
• TD Evaluation by Players   Yes  
• Emailing Players and Staff   Yes Yes
• Emailing Monthly Newsletter New! Yes Yes Yes
• Admin Stats and Tools Yes Yes  
• Admin Organization and Teams Stats   Yes  
• Advanced Performance and Activity Analysis Utilities   Yes  
• Revenue Sharing - PIPs generated 2% 5%  
• Revenue Sharing - Subscriptions     10%
• Weekly Growth Cash Bonus x1 x2  
Activity Format
• Direct Matches (1x1, 2x2, 1x3 Formats) Yes Yes  
• Head to Head Challenges (1x1 only) Yes Yes  
• Tourneys (1x1, 2x2, 1x3 Formats) Yes Yes  
• Divisions     Yes
Ranking & Stats
• Ladder Ranking Yes Yes  
• Divisional Ranking     Yes
• Hall of Fame Yes Yes Yes
• Find Player Yes Yes Yes
• Matches Stats Yes Yes Yes
• Tourneys Stats Yes Yes  
• Players Stats Yes Yes Yes
• Records Stats (Premium Members) Yes Yes Yes
• P2P Stats (Premium Members) Yes Yes Yes
Tourney Types
• Single Elimination (SE, S4) Yes Yes  
• Double Elimination Yes Yes  
• Round Robin Yes Yes  
• Super Robin Yes Yes  
• Swiss System Yes Yes  
• True Swiss Yes Yes  
• Invitation   Yes  
• Weekly   Yes  
• Invite ALL (InvALL)   Yes  
Championships & Events
• TOC Yes Yes  
• BOS Yes Yes  
• Marathon Yes Yes  
• Welcome New Players (WEL)   Yes  
• Players Appreciation (PAT)   Yes  
• TDs Players Showdown (TPS)   Yes  
• Milestones (MS)   Yes  
Stakes & Prizes
• Points (PIPs) Yes Yes Yes
• Side Stakes     Yes
Other features
• Help Yes Yes Yes
• Forums Yes Yes Yes
• Polls   Yes  
• Players Profiles Yes Yes Yes
• News Yes Yes Yes
• Links Yes Yes Yes



League SettingsLast Update: 6/24/2010

To create your own League you must be at least a Bronze Member at Leaga, and fill the Create League form.

League Name

  • Select a League Name that will represent your League.
  • League Name should be 24 characters maximum including spaces.
  • The name should not include reference to the Play Site or Game, as these will be always attached to your League Name.
  • Do not use inappropriate or vulgar or otherwise offensive Names. Inappropriate names include, but are not limited to, those that contain profanity, are offensive to other users, are abusive to other Members, are deemed to be disruptive, or are too similar to another League or Administrator name. Leaga.com reserves the right to ask you to change the name or remove any name it deems inappropriate for any reason.
  • The League Name will appear on all League Pages.

League Domain

  • Select your League Domain that will be used as your League Address (URL). Example: http://www.domain.leaga.com/
  • Domain should be 20 characters maximum, and should not include spaces or underscore.
  • It's advisable to have the Domain similar to the League Name and as short as possible for ease of reference and use by Members. The Domain should include reference to the Play Site or Game, especially if the same League Name will be used in Multiple Leagues.

Ranking System

  • Select the Ranking System that will be adopted in your League.
  • Please choose carefully. You will not be able to change this later.

League Status

  • Select if you wish the League to be Public: Available to all Members to join, or Private: Only Members invited by you can join the League.
  • You will be able to change this Status later.

Play Site

  • It's your responsibility to select the Play Site the League will be using.
  • Make sure the Play Site you choose is accessible to all Members to play Matches and host Tourneys. If there are any restrictions, including Membership, this should be clearly stated for Members to consider when joining the League.
  • A League cannot cover Multiple Play Sites, each Play Site/Game should have a distinct League.
  • Make sure there are no access restrictions or limitations on the use of Rooms.
  • Leaga is not responsible for the content of the Play Site or any of the services provided by these sites.
  • Some of these sites may charge separate fees, which are not included in the Set-up, Rental, or Membership payment. Leaga is not responsible for such fees.

Game

  • It's your responsibility to select the Game to be played in the League.
  • A League cannot cover Multiple Games, each Game/Play Site should have a distinct League.
  • It's advisable to select a Game where it is possible to trace the games result and playing history.

League Appearance

  • You will be able to select and Edit your Logo Font and Color.
  • You will be able to select and Edit the League pages Colors (Primary, Secondary, Header).
  • You will be able to add your league Logo.
  • You will be able to add a Main Page Background and other features as Chat, Calendar, Special Announcements, etc... Only available to Plus Leagues.

League Specific Rules

  • You will be able to set the League's Specific rules within the Leaga General Rules.
  • You will be able to set the League's Game Specific rules, including Tourney Formats.
  • You will be able to set the Staff Authorities and Limits for various Tourney Types and Staff Levels.

Play Rooms

  • You are responsible to find a Play Room for your League Players to play League Matches, Challenges and Tournaments.
  • You may not host your League in a Room used presently by the Eliters League.
  • You should look for a Room that does not currently house an established Leaga League or must find a League that will agree to share a Room. If there are multiple Leagues in a room, all must agree to a sharing arrangement.
  • If you are leaving one Leaga League in order to start your own League for the same Play Site/Game, it is ethical not to use the same Room as the league you are leaving without the prior permission of the Head Administrator for that League.
  • Leaga reserves the right to restrict the number of Leagues allowed for any given Play Site/Game Room.


Head Administrator AuthoritiesLast Update: 6/20/2005

Leaga was built around the concept of empowerment, the idea that every League Head Administrator has full authority to manage his/her League, and define and amend the League Policies, Rules and Procedures, and as long as they are within Leaga General Policies, Rules and Systems. This includes:

  • To appoint Assistant Administrators and delegate to them specific responsibilities and authorities.
  • To set and implement plans to attract more Players to join the League.
  • To edit the Contact list, News and Links on main League page.
  • To set the Games Specific Rules.
  • To set the Tournament Special Rules.
  • To set the minimum requirements for TD recruitment.
  • To set the activity levels for TDs.
  • To set the various TDs levels authorities re Tourneys Types and Fees.
  • To set Tourney Fees structure strategies.
  • To set Tourneys Default times, and TDs Scheduling rules.
  • To appoint, promote, and terminate TDs.
  • To monitor TD activity and take appropriate action for inactive TDs.

As Head Administrator you will be accountable for the actions of your League and its Staff, you should investigate all complaints and problems, internal or related to other Leagues, and should resolve them in good faith.



Relationship with other LeaguesLast Update: 6/20/2005

As an authorized League Administrator, you are a representative of Leaga. This means that you must portray yourself and your online character in a respectable, professional, and friendly manner at all times. This is true whether you are playing or hosting or dealing with League Players or Staff, or interacting with Leaga Leagues or other Leagues.

  • Do not use any of the Leaga.com sites, forums or tools to threaten, harass, stalk, abuse others or “hack” their accounts. Follow the golden rule and treat other leagues and their members with the same respect you wish for your own league.

  • Impersonating a Leaga.com Staff member is prohibited. Falsely representing yourself as a Leaga.com Staff member can result in termination of your League.

  • Spamming in a Room or Forum other than the Default Room or Forum or Pages of your League will not be tolerated.

  • Direct solicitation of Players from other Leaga Leagues is strictly forbidden. This includes, but not limited to, sending emails or private messaging service, or visiting lobbies and tables and inviting members of other Leagues to join your League.


Use of Site and ServicesLast Update: 6/20/2005

Non-exclusive, limited right License to use League Site and Software

Leaga.com (Leaga) a fully owned Division of Nasser Ghattas & Co., grants the League Head Administrator (User) a non-exclusive, non-transferable, and limited right License to use the League Site and Software (Services) required to run the specific League. User may not use, modify, translate, disassemble or otherwise exploit the source code of the software or other services provided nor sub-license or charge others for the use of the Services.

It is possible that the Services are not consistent across all platforms and that the performance and some features offered by Leaga may vary depending on the User's computer and other equipment. Leaga holds no responsibility for such inconsistencies. The User indemnifies and holds Leaga harmless from any liability or damages resulting from such inconsistencies, including liability for any consequential or incidental damages or damage to the User's computer and/or software. Entire risk for such damages remains with the User.

Leaga does not claim ownership of the User's communications, texts, images and any other contribution to the Services. However, the User grants Leaga the world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to use, copy, re-direct, amend, delete, change and exploit in any way all communications, texts, images and other contribution to the Services.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Everything that you see or read on any of the Leaga pages, including marks, logos, banners, avatars, icons, and site features is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, and the exclusive property of Leaga, its parent company or affiliates, or other third parties, unless otherwise noted. As such, none of the contents of the Leaga may be used for any purpose whatsoever except as provided for in these Terms without the explicit written permission of Leaga or the relevant third party that owns it.

Before you make use of any of the materials or information that are displayed on Leaga that are not creations and property of Leaga, you should verify for yourself that such use does not violate the rights of any third party. Leaga neither warrants nor represents that your use of such materials will not infringe rights of third parties and you accept all responsibility for any such use.

Misuse of any content displayed on Leaga, is strictly prohibited. You are hereby advised that Leaga, its parent company and affiliates will aggressively enforce their intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution where appropriate.

Disclaimer of warranties

To the maximum extent allowed by law, Leaga hereby disclaims any and all warranties relating to connection to, transmission over, or results or use of, any network connection or facilities provided (or the failure of such to be provided) through the Services. User is solely responsible for assessing his/her own computer transmission network needs, and obtaining suitable service from a third party to fulfill such needs. User expressly agrees that use of the Services provided by Leaga and the internet are at User’s sole risk. The Leaga Services are provided on an "AS IS" basis.

Leaga disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third party rights and those arising from a course of dealing or usage of trade, with respect to the services, all software provided by Leaga and the internet. Leaga assumes no responsibility for any damages suffered by User, including, but not limited to, loss of data from delays, non-deliveries, errors, system down time, or service interruptions caused by the conduct or negligence of Leaga, its Members and subcontractors, or User’s own errors and/or omissions.

Leaga makes no warranty with respect to any related software or hardware used or provided by Leaga in connection with the Services. Any patent, trademark, trade secret or warranty infringements, whether actual or alleged, are the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of said hardware or software product, and Leaga assumes no responsibility for any actions, liabilities or damages arising from the possession or use of these software or hardware products.

Leaga makes no warranties on the future availability of any game or product that appears on the Services or is planned for future distribution on the Services. It reserves the right to discontinue any game or product on the Services at any time, for any reason, without advance notice.

Limits to our Liability 

User acknowledges that Leaga shall not assume or have any liability for any action by Leaga or its content providers or other licensors with respect to conduct, communication or content of the Services.

Leaga shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or any other pecuniary loss) in connection with the Services.

Advertising and Links to Third-Party Sites

Leaga shall not be responsible for and shall have no liability to any person, user or otherwise, with respect to any advertising materials of third parties appearing on Leaga or on any other site to which User may link from Leaga. We may, at our own discretion, attempt to limit publication of inappropriate advertising or links on Leaga, but cannot necessarily control all such content and will not be held responsible for doing so.

Leaga has not reviewed and cannot review all of the sites and locations that may be linked to by Leaga or by all advertisements published on Leaga and shall not be responsible for the content of any such off-site pages or locations. If you link to, or navigate to any sites other than those sites owned and operated by Leaga, you do so solely at your own risk. Leaga does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the games, messengers, services or other pages contained within Leaga, nor does Leaga attest to or endorse the quality of any products, information or other materials that may be displayed, awarded, or obtained by you as a result of a drawing, an advertisement or any other information or offer in, or in connection with, any of such games or services. As a User of any portion of Leaga, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any such information, content or advertisements shall be solely at your sole risk. Essentially, you take full responsibility for your own choices.

Indemnification

The User indemnifies and holds harmless Leaga, its parents, subsidiaries, partners, content providers and their officers and employees from all liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees, arising from or related to use of Services, violation of the Terms, or violation of any rights of a third party, or in connection with transmissions by or through User’s Service account including, but not limited to, any abusive or unlawful behavior on User’s part or anyone using User account and/or the infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person in connection with User use of any portion of the Services. Leaga reserves the right, at User’s expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by User hereunder, and in such event, User shall have the obligation to provide indemnification for such matter and reimbursement of all reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by Leaga in defending such claim.

 



Conduct when using the ServicesLast Update: 6/20/2005

The Users' conduct in the Services is guided by basic web etiquette. Users must obey all laws and other rules that regulate the use of the Internet and web sites. Any illegal behavior will be noted and notified to the relevant authorities and such User will be terminated and banned for an unlimited period of time from the Services.

The User shall be personally responsible for the use, communications and activities of the Services. Such responsibility includes, but is not limited to, all communications, texts, images and links that the User contributes to the Service. The User indemnifies and holds Leaga harmless from any liability or damages arising from such content.

Without limitation, Leaga finds for example the following acts as violations against the Services:

  • Distributing and transmitting illegal, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive or sexually explicit content into the Service.

  • Harming minors in any way.

  • Distributing software or files that contain a virus or corrupted data.

  • Committing any other illegal acts in the Services, including hacking, cracking, or inverting the visible code to source code.

  • Manipulating of the Leaga Software in any way, shape or form.

  • Modifying the Services, except changes allowed by the Leaga System.

  • Attempting to damage our website or any of our facilities.

  • Attempting to undermine or disrupt the legitimate and proper operation of any aspect of Leaga.

  • Threatening, embarrassing or harassing other Users or any other individual, group or entity.

  • Impersonating of any other Member, Administrator or Leaga Staff, or presenting yourself as being affiliated with Leaga in any way that is not factually correct.

  • Using or attempting to use other Users or Members passwords or other Account information.

  • Advertising or conducting commercial activities within Leaga, or promoting other sites in direct or indirect competition with Leaga.

  • Engaging in any activity on Leaga that violates any applicable laws or regulations, be they local or international. Your ignorance of such laws does not absolve you of this responsibility, as most courts do not consider ignorance of the law an acceptable excuse.

Leaga.com reserves the right to take whatever action it deems necessary to preserve the integrity of its Services. Violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth above may result in action by Leaga, including but not limited to:

  • The forfeiture of any awards or prizes you or any of the League Staff or Players have earned as a result of illegal activity.

  • The permanent ban precluding you from participation in any and all Leaga Services, including the ability to create any future Leagues.

  • The immediate suspension of your League.

  • The immediate deletion of your League.

Any of the above actions shall in no way preclude Leaga from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with your misconduct.






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