CVRcade World Cup Rules

As of September 27th, 2019

You can join the CVRcade World Cup in-game. From the menu, choose Play then World Cup Team Rider or World Cup Team Registration.

Overview

The CVRcade World Cup is:

You can join the CVRcade World Cup in-game. From the menu, choose Play then World Cup Rider Registration or World Cup Team Registration. You can watch CVRcade at https://mixer.com/cvrworldcup.

Summary

Registration

In order to participate in the CVRcade World Cup, and be eligible to win prizes, you must have an active CVRcade Premium Events Pass and register in-game (from the menu, choose Play, World Cup Rider or World Cup Team Registration), as well as, meet the requirements listed above. You may register at any time, but if you register after the start of the season you will be at a disadvantage with regards to earning points.

Physical Equalization™

Physical Equalization™ makes it possible for you to ride and race alongside anyone. On CVRcade, it is your effort, desire, and skill that makes the difference, not just your raw power. All physical differences are not removed from the game, especially endurance. Fitness and especially freshness/fatigue still matter. With Physical Equalization™ any rider has the potential to win a given race, especially shorter ones. But those who are fitter will tend to perform better in longer races and omniums (a series of races) which form the basis of CVRcade World Cup points scoring.

It should be noted, however, that power and thus Physical Equalization™, is only one component of CVRcade. Skill plays a large part in performing well on CVRcade. Minor differences in Physical Equalization™ from player to player, therefore, rarely materially impact results. When, and if, they do, however, that is considered part of the game.

Required Telemetry

In order to receive points for a race, your devices must provide the following telemetry:

CVRcade Supports a Wide Variety of Devices Fairly

Because of CVRcade’s unique Physical Equalization™ it is able to support a wide variety of devices, even low-cost options which typically could not be used in serious events on other platforms. This is because Physical Equalization automatically compensates for errors in accuracy. Even devices that overstate just certain wattages, like in a sprint, can be used fairly on CVRcade as CVRcade automatically compensates for accuracy issues across the entire power curve.

The Importance of Precision

While Physical Equalization™ also automatically deals with precision issues (the consistency of your power or speed), you will want to ensure that your devices are as precise as possible. Less precise devices will put you at a disadvantage as CVRcade will use the highest values as the basis of your Physical Equalization. So, for instance, if you are using a wheel on trainer and the tire slips, the system will see that power spike and assume that is the power of which you are capable and base your Physical Equalization on that data (putting you at a disadvantage most of the time [when your tire is not slipping]).

Data Analytics & Cheating

Your data is subject to review by our data analytics team. The team regularly reviews top performers in races for data anomalies. Because of Physical Equalization™ it is much more difficult to cheat the system and typically, the methods that could be used to cheat are easily identified by our data analytics process and team. Anyone caught cheating will be banned immediately and permanently.

Licensing

In order to participate in the CVRcade World Cup, you must have a CVRcade License. Every user of CVRcade is granted a CVRcade License for events (such as the CVRcade World Cup). As long as you race fairly, with the appropriate telemetry and devices, and in accordance with the rules, including its code of conduct and terms and conditions, you will maintain your license. Licenses may be suspended or permanently revoked as outlined below.

License Progression

CVRcade licenses progress through the following levels:

All riders will have a CVRcade License badge indicating their license level in the nearby riders list.

License Promotion, Demotion, Suspension, and Revocation

CVRcade Licenses may progress in either direction. For instance, if your power becomes erratic or otherwise behaves in unlikely ways, you may move from a Cade Competitor to a Cade Cadet. Please note that if the data analytics team determines outright cheating has occurred, your Cade License will be immediately and permanently revoked. CVRcade Licenses are subject to suspension or revocation for failures to adhere with the CVRcade Terms & Conditions or Code of Conduct. Promotion, demotion, suspension and revocation decisions reside solely with CVRcade Officials.

Global Zones

The CVRcade World Cup runs ten zones across the globe. You can race in any of the zones shown below at any time. But, keep in mind you earn bonus points whenever you race in a zone for which you registered.

PLEASE SELECT THE ZONES (you may select up to two zones per week) THAT HAVE THE MOST CONVENIENT TIME FOR YOU TO RACE. YOU DON’T NEED TO REGISTER IN THE ZONE IN WHICH YOU RESIDE. For reference, you will find a timetable below detailing the race times in each zone from different major cities around the world.

CVRcade World Cup Zones [1]  
                         
  Americas Europe/Africa Asia/Australia  
  Los Angeles Mexico City New York London Berlin Moscow New Delhi Beijing Tokyo Sydney Auckland  
Time Zone Pacific Central Eastern Greenwich Mean Central European Moscow India China Japan Australian Eastern New Zealand  
Zone C 2:00 AM 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM  
Zone D 3:00 AM 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 10:00 PM  
Zone E 4:00 AM 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 11:00 PM [2][3]
Zone K 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 10:30 PM 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 5:00 AM [2][4]
Zone L 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 11:30 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 6:00 AM [2][4]
Zone M 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 12:30 AM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 7:00 AM [2][4]
Zone Q 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 4:30 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM [2]
Zone R 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 5:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM [2]
Zone S 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 6:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1:00 PM [2]
Zone T 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 7:30 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM [2]
  1. For a few weeks per year the times will vary when different regions of the world are or are not on daylight savings. All times in table are standard time.
 
  1. Areas with darker colors indicate times occur on the following day in those time zones (so if event was scheduled on Tuesday in the lighter colors it occurs on Wednesday in the darker colors.
 
  1. A bolded (not extra-bolded) row, indicates that the zone is broadcast on Saturdays only.
  1. An extra-bolded row, indicates that the zone is broadcast on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only.

Probable & Improbable Zones

A zone with 20 or more registrants is designated a Probable Zone; all other zones are designated Improbable Zones. The designation is nothing more than an indicator to riders which zones are likely to have their races scored. ANY EVENT IN WHICH TEN OR MORE RACERS RACE IS SCORED REGARDLESS OF THE PROBABLE/IMPROBABLE ZONE DESIGNATION.

Automatic Deregistration

Riders who miss racing in their zone on a specified day three times are automatically deregistered from the zone. Should this cause the zone to fall below 20 registrants the zone will be designated an Improbable Zone. Registrants in a zone that becomes designated an Improbable Zone may change their zone registration.

CVRcade World Cup Format

Each week, CVRcade World Cup Omniums occur on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in ten zones across the globe. Depending on participation, a zone can go improbable (less than 20 people scheduled to race in that zone), or can go multi-probable where there are multiple omniums occurring at the same time (this occurs when there are more than 40 participants in a zone).

Racers can race as many times per week as they desire. Racers are encouraged to race their scheduled zones by scoring four bonus points whenever they ride in their registered zone(s). They can, however, join any omnium in any zone at any time. They will still get a score, as long as there are at least ten racers racing, but without the bonus points for riding in one of their registered zones.

The CVRcade World Cup employs session scoring. A racer’s eight best omnium scores from a session are added together to establish the score for the session, with the caveat that no more than four scores can come from any single week.

World Cup Sessions

The CVRcade World Cup is split into three sessions: the Open Session, the Bracket Session and the Grand Finale “session” as shown in the graphic below:

Open Session

The Open Session lasts four weeks and kicks-off the CVRcade World Cup. All racers may participate in the Open Session. Racers may join the Open Session at any time. Please note that racers joining after the start of the Open Session, especially after the second week, may be at a disadvantage in the number of points they can score.

The Open Session uses CVRcade Omnium Series Scoring (see scoring section below). All Open Session Racers advance to the Bracket Session. The top 30% of, but not less than 30 or more than 150, racers according to score advance to the Elite Bracket. All other racers advance to the Best of the Rest Bracket unless there would be less than 30 racers in the bracket, in which case all racers are placed in the Elite Bracket.

Like all CVRcade World Cup Omniums, each of the omniums in the Open Session has a small cash prize purse that is paid to the top five finishers of the omnium as shown below in United States Dollars (USD):

Place Every Omnium
1 $5.00
2 $3.00
3 $2.00
4 $1.50
5 $1.00

CASH PRIZES ARE PAID OUT AT THE END OF EACH SESSION

$2,500 is set aside to pay omnium prizes for the Open Session. If less than $2,500 is paid out, due to improbable zones for instance, the remaining amount is added to the Elite Bracket prize purse.

Bracket Session

The Bracket Session directly follows the Open Session and also lasts four weeks. The Bracket Session is separated into two brackets, the Elite Bracket and the Best of the Rest Bracket.

Racers may join the Best of the Rest Bracket at any time, however, racers joining after the start of the bracket, especially after the second week, may be at a disadvantage in the number of points they can score. Please note, only racers earning their way into the Elite Bracket during the Open Session may race in the Elite Bracket.

Like the Open Session, the Bracket Session uses CVRcade Omnium Series Scoring (see scoring section below), but each bracket (Elite and Best of the Rest), is raced and scored separately.

Elite Bracket

The top 25 riders of the Elite Bracket advance to the Grand Finale. In addition, one wildcard from those who did not advance, but who raced at least two omniums in seven out of the eight weeks in the Open and Bracket Sessions, is selected at random to also advance to the Grand Finale.

The Elite Bracket also competes for a $7,500 prize purse. This is in addition to the prizes paid for each individual omnium in the Elite Bracket. The distribution of the price purse by the positions at the end of Elite Bracket Omnium Series is as follows:

Place
(1-5)
Elite Omnium
Series Finish
1 $3,000.00
2 $1,500.00
3 $1,000.00
4 $350.00
5 $187.50
Place
(6-10)
Elite Omnium
Series Finish
6 $150.00
7 $142.50
8 $135.00
9 $127.50
10 $120.00
Place
(11-15)
Elite Omnium
Series Finish
11 $112.50
12 $105.00
13 $97.50
14 $90
15 $82.50
Place
(16-20)
Elite Omnium
Series Finish
16 $75
17 $67.50
18 $60.00
19 $52.50
20 $45

CASH PRIZES ARE PAID OUT AT THE END OF EACH SESSION

Like all CVRcade World Cup Omniums, each of the omniums in the Elite Bracket also pays a small cash prize purse that is paid to the top five finishers of the omnium as shown below in United States Dollars (USD):

Place Every Omnium
1 $5.00
2 $3.00
3 $2.00
4 $1.50
5 $1.00

CASH PRIZES ARE PAID OUT AT THE END OF EACH SESSION

$2,500 is set aside to pay omnium prizes for the Elite Bracket. If less than $2,500 is paid out, due to inactive zones for instance, the remaining amount is added to the Grand Finale prize purse.

Best of the Rest Bracket

The top five riders of the Elite Bracket advance to the Grand Finale. In addition, one wildcard from those who did not advance, but who raced at least two omniums in seven out of the eight weeks in the Open and Bracket Sessions, is selected at random to also advance to the Grand Finale.

Like all CVRcade World Cup Omniums, each of the omniums in the Best of the Rest Bracket also pays a small cash prize purse that is paid to the top five finishers of the omnium as shown below in United States Dollars (USD):

Place Every Omnium
1 $5.00
2 $3.00
3 $2.00
4 $1.50
5 $1.00

CASH PRIZES ARE PAID OUT AT THE END OF EACH SESSION

$2,500 is set aside to pay omnium prizes for the Elite Bracket. If less than $2,500 is paid out, due to inactive zones for instance, the remaining amount is added to the Grand Finale prize purse.

Grand Finale

The Grand Finale takes place over two days. On the first day (Saturday), there is a CVRcade Omnium of five races. The omnium lasts a minimum of two hours. It has a minimum of 90 minutes of racing. The finishing positions of the omnium determine the Knock-Out Tournament seedings. The Grand Finale Omnium uses CVRcade Omnium Series Scoring (see scoring section below).

The Knockout Tournament takes place on the next day (Sunday). It is a head-to-head, single elimination knockout tournament. Please note: The Knockout Tournament employs the CVRcade Knockout Mini-omnium. These mini-omniums are scored differently (they are time-based NOT points-based) and do not have any payouts. Please see scoring section below for more details.

The racers in the Grand Finale compete for a $10,000 prize purse. The distribution of the price purse by the positions at the end of Grand Finale is as follows:

Place
(1-8)
Grand Finale
Finish
1 $5,000.00
2 $2,000.00
3 $1,000.00
4 $500.00
5 $250.00
6 $135.00
7 $120.00
8 $110.00
Place
(9-16)
Grand Finale
Finish
9 $105.00
10 $100.00
11 $35.00
12 $35.00
13 $35.00
14 $35.00
15 $35.00
16 $35.00
Place
(17-24)
Grand Finale
Finish
17 $35.00
18 $35.00
19 $35.00
20 $35.00
21 $35.00
22 $35.00
23 $34.00
24 $33.00
Place
(25-32)
Grand Finale
Finish
25 $32.00
26 $30.00
27 $29.00
28 $28.00
29 $25.00
30 $18.00
31 $16.00
32 $15.00

CASH PRIZES ARE PAID OUT AT THE END OF EACH SESSION

Like all CVRcade World Cup Omniums, the omnium on the first day of the Grand Finale also pays a small cash prize purse that is paid to the top five finishers of the omnium as shown below in United States Dollars (USD):

Place Every Omnium
1 $5.00
2 $3.00
3 $2.00
4 $1.50
5 $1.00

CASH PRIZES ARE PAID OUT AT THE END OF EACH SESSION

Payment of Cash Prizes

All money will be paid out in United States Dollars via PayPal and handled as a transaction for Services (not a “friends” payment).

All registration forms, including but not limited to, required tax forms, PayPal payment information form, and team prize split decision form (if you are participating as a team member) must be completed and turned in before ANY prize payments will be made.

CVRcade World Cup Scoring

The CVRcade World Cup employs a number of different scoring methods. These methods are detailed below.

CVRcade Omnium Scoring

The CVRcade Omnium is the basis for scoring of all World Cup events except the Grand Finale Knockout Tournament. The CVRcade Omnium is a series of two to five events (typically four). Each event of the omnium is different. For instance, in a typical four event omnium, each event uses a different theme (road, mountain, or fantasy), and a different skill level (no, low, medium or high). An example omnium is shown below:

At the start of the CVRcade World Cup, the first event will be a no skill event, the second event will be a low skill event, the third event will be a high skill event and the fourth event will be a medium skill event. Towards the end of the World Cup this will shift to more medium and high skill events.

CVRcade Omniums are one hour in length with approximately 40 minutes of racing (there is time between each event of the omnium). Each omnium has a maximum of 50 participants and must have at least 10 participants to be scored.

Omnium Scoring

Points are accumulated across all the events of the omnium and the overall omnium placings are determined by summing the points of each event in the omnium. Each event within the omnium also has a scoring multiplier that increases the points of each position by the multiplier. The event multiplier is set at the discretion of the event organizer but is typically set based on the length and difficulty of the event.

Event Scoring

The foundation of event scoring is finishing position. You earn a certain number of base points based on your finishing position, as shown in the table below. Your base points are then multiplied by the event’s scoring multiplier. Any bonus points earned, for streaming, etc., are then added to the base points times event multiplier to provide your total points for the event. A formula for calculating your event points is given in the sub-header of the following table:

Bonus Points

In order to encourage the best esport and streaming experiences for both the rider and the viewers, the following bonus points are available:

Streaming

As the leader in Physical Esports™, CVRcade is focused on esports’ streaming. As such, racers earn bonus points for live streaming themselves. Four bonus points are awarded for each event in which a participant streams into the CVRcade World Cup broadcast, with an additional two bonus points awarded for having the ability for conversational audio into the broadcast.

Matching Jerseys

Additionally, racers who stream and wear a jersey that matches the jersey of their avatar will be awarded three bonus points per event. Matching jerseys really help stream viewers associate avatars and people on the live stream.

Race in Registered Zone(s)

Finally, in order to encourage people to race in the zones for which they signed-up, four bonus points are awarded to every racer for each event they race in their scheduled zone.

Omnium Tie-Breaker

If two or more racers have equal points at the end of an omnium, final finishing position for the omnium is determined as follows:

  1. The person scoring the most bonus points across the entire omnium is placed higher (wins the tie).
  2. If one or more racers have equal bonus points then the total points scored (NOT the finishing position) in the last event of the omnium in which any racer raced is used to break the tie
  3. Should a tie still exist, then the total points for each earlier event of the omnium are used until a winner of the tie is determined or there are no more earlier events
  4. Should racers still remain tied then the racer with a higher finishing position in the latest event of the omnium in which any racer is involved in the tie, wins the tie.

Omnium Series Scoring

The Open Session and the Bracket Session are scored on a series of omniums across four weeks. You can race any number of omniums per week. Your top eight omniums, but in no event more than four omniums from one week, are summed to provide you with a total omnium series score.

Omnium Series Tie-Breaker

If two or more racers have equal points at the end of an omnium, final finishing position for the omnium is determined as follows:

  1. The person scoring the most bonus points across the entire omnium is placed higher (wins the tie).
  2. If one or more racers have equal bonus points then the total points scored (NOT the finishing position) in the last event of the omnium in which any racer raced is used to break the tie
  3. Should a tie still exist, then the total points for each earlier event of the omnium are used until a winner of the tie is determined or there are no more earlier events
  4. Should racers still remain tied then the racer with a higher finishing position in the latest event of the omnium in which any racer is involved in the tie, wins the tie

CVRcade Knockout Tournament

The seeding for the Knockout Tournament is set by the finishing positions in the CVRcade Grand Finale Omnium. A bracket with seedings is shown below:

Final Grand Finale position, for racers exiting in the same round, is based on the previous day's Grand Finale Omnium finishing position.

The CVRcade Finale Omnium not only sets the seeding but also the overall Grand Finale finishing position. Because seeding also determines rest time between matches, the Grand Finale Omnium plays an important part in determining the overall winner.

Racers exiting the same round of the Knockout Tournament have their CVRcade Grand Finale finishing positions assigned by rank ordering their Grand Finale Omnium finishing positions. For instance, if a racer exits the Knockout Tournament in the first round but has the highest finishing position from the Grand Finale Omnium then that racer would finish 17th overall in the Grand Finale. Similarly, a racer exiting the first round, but with the lowest overall position from the Grand Finale Omnium, would finish 32nd overall in the Grand Finale.

The CVRcade Knockout Omnium

The knockout phase of the CVRcade World Cup is based on the CVRcade Knockout Omnium. The Knockout Omnium is TIME-BASED not points-based like the standard CVRcade Omnium. It also does not have an individual payout associated with it like the standard CVRcade Omnium.

The Knockout Omnium consists of three events:

  1. Low skill event
    1. No time bonuses
    2. 3-minute race length
    3. 2-minute rest period
  2. High skill event
    1. Winner receives a time bonus equal to the finishing time gap for this event (so, if a racer finishes five seconds ahead of their opponent, their overall time is reduced by five seconds).
    2. 4-minute race length
    3. 2-minute rest period
  3. Medium skill event
    1. Winner receives a time bonus equal to two times the finishing time gap for this event (so, if a racer finishes five seconds ahead of their opponent, their overall time is reduced by ten seconds)
    2. 5-minute race length

The person completing the Knockout Omnium in the shortest amount of time, including time bonus, wins the knockout round and advances to the next round. Failure to complete a round before the end of the rest period (2 minutes after the winner completed) results in a DQ and the other rider immediately advances to the next round.

Knockout Tournament Timings - Fall 2019 - December 8th

The following table provides timings for the CVRcade Knockout Tournament:

CVRcade World Cup Results & Standings

Starting October 1st, 2019 CVRcade World Cup Results & Standings are available in-game (menu -> Social -> World Cup Results & Standings), and also at https://cycledata.cvrworldcup.com/cycleData/client/home.

Protests & Appeals

All riders have the right to log protests with CVRcade and, in turn, can appeal any decisions which have been made. Any appeal outcome marked FINAL is not subject to further appeal.

Code of Conduct

As a sport, Virtual Cycle Racing demands sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship is expected of all Licensees.

Each Licensee will treat other Licensees and individuals or entities associated with Licensees, such as Governing Boards, Officials, Protest Committee and Appeals Committee members (which may or may not be Licensees themselves) with respect in all interactions whether or not those interactions are or are not associated with the CVRcade World Cup. Virtual Cycle Racing is a competitive sport. As a competitive sport, Virtual Cycle Racing can and will spark strong emotions. Rude or disrespectful behavior in any form (including, but not limited to, chats, posts, and audio or video), however, will not be tolerated and may result in penalties or sanctions including suspension or revocation of your license.

All communications associated with or concerning Virtual Cycle Racing will be respectful. No excessive, abusive, disrespectful, foul or otherwise inappropriate communication, including but not limited to insults, foul or threatening communications, will not be tolerated and may result in penalties up to and including license revocation.

Communications with Officials

Contacting officials regarding results, protests, appeals or in any other official capacity outside of the normal communication channels established for such communications will not be tolerated and may result in penalties up to and including license revocation.

CVRcade World Cup Season Schedule 2019-2020

Session Begins Ends
Fall 2019 - Open Session Tuesday 8-Oct-19 Saturday 2-Nov-19
Fall 2019 - Bracket Session Tuesday 5-Nov-19 Saturday 30-Nov-19
Fall 2019 - Grand Finale Saturday 7-Dec-19 Sunday 8-Dec-19
     
Winter 2020 Warmup Session Tuesday 10-Dec-19 Saturday 4-Jan-20
     
Winter 2020 - Open Session Tuesday 7-Jan-20 Saturday 1-Feb-20
Winter 2020 - Bracket Session Tuesday 4-Feb-20 Saturday 29-Feb-20
Winter 2020 - Grand Finale Saturday 7-Mar-20 Sunday 8-Mar-20
     
Spring 2020 - Open Session Tuesday 10-Mar-20 Saturday 4-Apr-20
Spring 2020 - Bracket Session Tuesday 7-Apr-20 Saturday 2-May-20
Spring 2020 - Grand Finale Saturday 9-May-20 Sunday 10-May-20
     
Early Summer 2020 - Open Session Tuesday 12-May-20 Saturday 6-Jun-20
Early Summer 2020 - Bracket Session Tuesday 9-Jun-20 Saturday 4-Jul-20
Early Summer 2020 - Grand Finale Saturday 11-Jul-20 Sunday 12-Jul-20
     
Late Summer 2020 - Open Session Tuesday 21-Jul-20 Saturday 15-Aug-20
Late Summer 2020 - Bracket Session Tuesday 18-Aug-20 Saturday 12-Sep-20
Later Summer 2020 - Grand Finale Saturday 19-Sep-20 Sunday 20-Sep-20
     
Fall 2020 - Open Session Tuesday 29-Sep-20 Saturday 24-Oct-20
Fall 2020 - Bracket Session Tuesday 27-Oct-20 Saturday 21-Nov-20
Fall 2020 - Grand Finale Saturday 5-Dec-20 Sunday 6-Dec-20