CVRcade World Cup Rules

As of February 24th, 2020

You can join any of the Cups in-game. From the menu, choose Play then World Cup Rider Registration.

Overview

The CVRcade World Cup is:

Summary

Registration

In order to participate in the Solo, Derny or CVRcade World Cup, and be eligible to earn points, you must have an active CVRcade Activity’s Pass and register in-game (from the menu, choose Play, World Cup Rider 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™

CVRcade's PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ brand proprietary handicapping system 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. It must be noted that not all physical differences are removed from the game, especially endurance. Fitness and especially freshness/fatigue still matter. With the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ system 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 the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ system, is only one component of CVRcade. Skill plays a large part in performing well on CVRcade. Minor differences by the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ system 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™ brand proprietary handicapping system it is able to support a wide variety of devices, even low-cost options which typically could not be used in serious activities on other platforms. This is because the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ system 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 the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ system 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 PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ 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 the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ system 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 Solo, Derny or CVRcade World Cup, you must have a CVRcade License. Every user of CVRcade is granted a CVRcade License for activities (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 on the right shoulder of their avatar.

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 4 zones across the globe. You can race in any of the zones shown below at any time.

PLEASE SELECT THE ZONE THAT HAVE THE MOST CONVENIENT TIME FOR YOU TO RACE. YOU DO NOT HAVE 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 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  
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 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 5:00 AM  
Zone L 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 11:30 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 6:00 AM
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

Omniums

An Omnium is a series of activities that are linked together within a CVRcade World Cup Activity. This series of activities can be between 3 and 5 races long, and varies in its requirement of skill, fitness, endurance and the use of tactics and race craft. Omniums will typically last between 45-75 minutes in length. Each single race/activity within an omnium has scoring and this, multiplied by the race’s scoring multiplier, determines a racer’s finishing point’s total. More on omnium scoring can be seen below.

CVRcade World Cup

The CVRcade World Cup is a 7-week Teams’ League followed by a Grand Finale weekend. Teams are made up of up to,and including, 6 riders. The CVRcade World Cup will take place on Saturdays and allows individuals of all abilities to ride and race together using the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ brand proprietary handicapping system. Only riders that have completed the Rider registration and World Cup Team registration and have a valid Activity’s Pass for the period of time for which the World Cup will run, will earn points. A registered team can submit a maximum of 4 riders to any single Omnium. The racing is done in the CVRcade World Cup omnium format of a series of activities that are scored individually with a scoring multiplier applied to them. More on this scoring system can be seen below. A Team’s weekly point’s total is made up of the top 3 riders’ scores by activity for that given week.

The CVRcade World Cup is the only league in which a captain is named. Before the start of each omnium the team member who will be captain must do the following: Open CVRcade and go to Play → World Cup Rider Registration → World Cup Team Registration and select the blue button titled “Make Me the Team Captain”. This rider will receive x1.5 points for their final omnium score but must be available to stream into the broadcast and be available for interview at any point during the racing. The broadcast team will look to do this at appropriate times, aiming not to disadvantage the captain being interviewed or doing so when under stress. After the omnium has finished and scores have been finalized, an individual’s points will have no standing within the league. The captain’s bonus will be applied before any further bonus points are added to their score for streaming or having a jersey that matches their in game avatar. For the CVRcade World Cup it is only the captain that will be streaming into the broadcast.

If a team is unable to fulfil its full quota of 4 riders for each week of the CVRcade World Cup then fewer riders may ride; as long as there are multiple riders in a team riding that given week, their accumulated scores will count.

Each Omniums within the CVRcade World Cup regular season league will carry a scoring multiplier of x7.5.

The cumulative score over the 7-week regular season will form the final league table. This final league table will form the seeding for the Grand finale.

Heart rate Data is required from all riders that partake in the CVRcade World Cup. Failure to provide this data will result in the rider being disqualified from the Omnium.

To enter the CVRcade World Cup you must be a recognized member of a recognized team that has registered for the CVRcade World Cup. This includes accepting the invitation to a team by opening CVRcade and go to Play → World Cup Rider Registration → World Cup Team Registration. Select the team in the dropdown and click the blue button titled “Accept invitation & register for World Cup”.

The Grand Finale in week 8 will be held over both the Saturday and Sunday of that week.

Day 1 will contain 4 head-to-head Match Ups which will be determined by the seedings of the regular season final league table. The head-to-head omniums will be in the CVRcade World Cup Omnium format and scored as a normal omnium, and the team’s total points scored for that omnium will dictate their seeding for the second day of racing.

Day 2 will contain 4 Quarter Final Omniums with seedings dictated by the racing on the 1st day. These Head-to-head Omniums will be scored in the CVR World Cup Omnium format. The winners of each omnium will progress through to the 2 Semi Finals determined by seeding. The Semi Finals will be scored in the CVR World Cup Omnium format and the winning team of each Semi Final will progress to the Final.

Prize Pot Information:
Position Weekly (Each Live Zone) Grand Finale
1st $250.00 $5000.00
2nd $125.00 $2000.00
3rd $100.00 $1000.00
4th $75.00 $750.00
5th $60.00 $500.00
6th $30.00 $400.00
7th $25.00 $300.00
8th $20.00 $225.00

CVRcade Solo Cup

The CVRcade Solo Cup (Solo Cup) is a 7-week league that involves individuals from around the world. The Solo Cup will take place on Tuesdays and allows individuals of all abilities to ride and race together using the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ brand proprietary handicapping system. While anyone can participate, only riders that have completed the Rider Registration and the Solo Cup registration and have a valid Activity's Pass for the period of time for which the Solo Cup will run, will earn points.

The racing for the Solo Cup will take place in an Omnium format comprised of a series of activities/races that each have their own scoring multiplier. More information on the scoring system can be seen below.

Solo Cup scoring will be based on the best result a rider has from a single omnium in the given week added to any bonus points. This score will be added to the rider’s other scores from previous weeks to make up a leader board. A rider may take one result forward from each week of racing and a total of 5 weeks make up the final league table.

A Solo Cup Omnium will be live-scored if there are a total of 6 or more riders in one of the activities. The decision whether a zone is live and not live is made by the activities committee and its decision is final.

Heart rate Data is required from all riders that partake in the Solo Cup. Failure to provide this data will result in the rider being disqualified from the Omnium.

The Solo Cup will be made up of a 7-week regular season with a Grand Finale day in week 8 to define the Solo World Champion.

The Grand Finale will occur in the 8th Week on Tuesday and will take place over 4 hours. The Grand Finale will include the top 24 riders from the Regular season. Riders will be seeded 1-24 based on their final position in the regular season league table.

The 1st hour will contain 3 Omniums of 8 riders each. These omniums will be seeded based on the final regular season league table. The winners of these omniums will progress straight through to the Final in the 4th hour.

Riders that place 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the 1st hour omniums will progress to a single omnium in the 2nd Hour. This omnium will contain 9 riders, and the top 3 will progress through to the Final in the 4th Hour.

Any rider that is yet to qualify for the Final is eligible to ride in the 3rd Hour. The top two riders of this 3rd Hour omnium will qualify for the Final in the 4th Hour.

All omniums in the Grand Finale week will follow the CVR World Cup Omnium format of structure and scoring.

A racer's 5 best omnium scores from the season are added together to establish the score for the season, with the caveat that no more than one score can come from any single week.

Position Weekly (Each Live Zone) Grand Finale
1st $30.00 $3000.00
2nd $20.00 $1750.00
3rd $15.00 $1000.00
4th $10.00 $750.00
5th $5.00 $550.00
6th - - $400.00
7th - - $200.00
8th - - $110.00

CVRcade Derny Cup

The CVRcade Derny Cup (Derny Cup) is a 7-week league that involves both physical and non-physical riders. Teams are made up of 2 individuals. The team must include one physical and one non-physical (keyboard only) rider. While anyone can participate, only riders that have completed the Rider Registration and the Derny Cup registration and have a valid Activity's Pass for the period of time for which the Derny Cup will run, will earn points.

The Derny Cup will take place on Thursdays and it allows riders of all abilities to participate using the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION™ brand proprietary handicapping system. The Derny Cup will take place in an Omnium format comprised of a series of activities that have individual scoring multipliers. More about Omnium scoring can be seen below.

An individual can only be part of one Derny Team.

A team’s weekly score is based on the addition of the physical rider’s score to that of the non-physical rider. A team may take one result forward from each week of racing and a total of 5 weeks make up the final league table. This final league will form the seeding for the Grand finale.

The Derny Cup will be made up of a 7-week regular season with a Grand Finale day, on Thursday of the 8th week, to define the Derny World Champions

The Derny Cup non-physical rider must be riding with a keyboard, game controllers are not allowed to be used.

A Derny Cup Omnium will be live-scored if there are a total of at least 3 Derny teams in one of the activities. The decision whether an omnium is live and not live is made by the activities committee and their decision is final. Heart rate Data is required from all physical riders that partake in the Derny Cup. Failure to provide this data will result in the rider being disqualified from the Omnium. Whilst it is not required, it is encouraged that non-physical riders also provide heart rate data.

The Grand finale will take place in a single day, on Thursday of week 8, and contain the top 8 teams from the regular season final league table:

4 Quarter Finals which will be based on regular season seeding.

2 Semi Finals

3rd/4th Playoff

1 Final

All Race will be head-to-head races and conducted in line with the CVR World Cup Omnium Format.

Prize Pot Information:

Position Weekly (Each Live Zone) Grand Finale
1st $30.00 $1700.00
2nd $20.00 $1250.00
3rd $15.00 $500.00
4th $10.00 $300.00
5th $5.00 $250.00
6th - - $200.00
7th - - $150.00
8th - - $90.00

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 activities. The CVRcade Omnium is a series of 3 to 5 activities (typically 4). Each activity of the omnium is different. For instance, in a typical 4-activity omnium, each activity uses a different theme (road, mountain or sci-fi), and a different skill level (low, medium or high). An example omnium is shown below:

Omnium Scoring

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

Activity Scoring

The foundation of activity 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 activity’s scoring multiplier. Any bonus points earned, for streaming, etc., are then added to the base points to provide your total points for the activity. A formula for calculating your activity 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 (bonus points are applied after the position points have been multiplied by the score multiplier):

Streaming

As the leader in Physical Esports™ activities, CVRcade is focused on esports’ streaming. As such, racers earn bonus points for live streaming themselves. 10 bonus points are awarded for each omnium in which a participant streams into the CVRcade World Cup broadcast with both video and audio. To earn these bonus points, the individual rider must stream all the activities within an omnium and must be able to communicate with the broadcast team at any points during that omnium. The awarding of streaming bonus points is the decision of the activities committee that will take advice from the broadcast team; their decision is final.

Matching Jerseys

Additionally, racers who stream and wear a jersey that matches the jersey of their avatar will be awarded 10 bonus points per omnium. Matching jerseys really help stream viewers associate avatars and people on the live stream. The jersey must be a near match and awarding of these bonus points is down to the activities committee whose decision is final.

Grand Finale Week

There will be no bonus points awarded in any of the World Cup activities that take place in the Grand Finale Week.

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 activity 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 activity of the omnium are used until a winner of the tie is determined or there are no more earlier activities
  4. Should racers still remain tied then the racer with a higher finishing position in the latest activity of the omnium in which any racer is involved in the tie, wins the tie.

Omnium Series Tie-Breaker

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

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

CVRcade World Cup Results & Standings

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.