League system
Game Settings
Servers / Pings
League Table
Playoff / Promotion / Relegation
Timeframe / Fixtures
Scheduling / Reporting
Change in Rules

League system

The QuakeWorld Duel League is a division round robin system that you are familiar with in sports leagues. Currently we have divisions for 3 regions/continents. Our goal is to have a league that will have a promotion/relegation system that move players up/down divisions after each season. This is very difficult in our game but the division system will however give a good classification of each player, wich makes it easier to set up correct divisions based on skill. Each division should consist of about 20 players but it will be adjusted to what fits the league best. The size of the division also determines the lenght of the season.

All games are game of 3 maps.

Playoff games are best of 5 maps.


Previous seasons helps determine the seedings. New players entering the league will be seeded by the admins.

Game Settings

– Timelimit 10 minutes
– Overtime 3 minutes
– Deathmatchmode 3 (weaponstay)
– Powerups OFF
– Discharge ON
– Fairpacks OFF
– Fallbunny ON
– Berzerk OFF
– Midair OFF
– Instagib OFF

In other words normal settings for a 10 minute duel game.


ezQuake 3.2.x or higher (3.5x must be Alpha 18 or higher). Also the upcoming ezQuake 3.6-quakecon will be allowed. unezQuake will be accepted as long as it answers to the same checks and restrictions as ezQuake’s f_modified.

Remember to check with f_modified and f_version.

Ruleset: smackdown and/or quakecon. Modern2020 is allowed for North America and Down Under.

Servers / Pings

Games are played in each regions servers. If players from other regions join, they will have to play on servers in that region. Try to get a server that is OK for both players. If you cant sort it out yourselves (gentlemen do) then admins can help. The general guidelines should be:

EU vs NA: uk/ireland
EU vs BR: uk/ireland
NA vs EU: east
NA vs BR: south-east
NA vs AU: west

Or find other options that suits both players. Also there can be players from more than one region that joins, they should also find an option that is best for both.


Every division got 7 maps.

  • The procedure is “drop-drop-drop-drop-play-play-play“.
    • /rnd player 1 2
    • Player 1 drops map 1
    • Player 2 drops map 2
    • Player 2 drops map 3
    • Player 1 drops map 4
    • Player 1 picks the first of the remaining 3 maps.
    • The losing player (meaning whoever is down in the series) picks map 2, and the last remaining map is played as map 3.
  • Each match will be three maps.
  • Maps are TB5: dm2, dm4, dm6, aerowalk, ztndm3, bravado + 1 voted map.

Each division have their own vote on what the voted map is.

You vote on the additional map when you sign up.

If players agree they can really play any map/setting they like as long as they play a game of 3 match. QWDUEL is about dueling and fun and everyone got different taste. The rules are here for you if you do not agree. When you type “ready” you have agreed that this is ok to play.

League Table

The ranking order in the league are as follows:

1. Map Wins
2. Wins
3. Head to Head (Internal fight)
4. Rematches (if 3 players or more are tied on all of the above)

Frags do not count but will be displayed on the game pages.

Playoff / Promotion / Relegation

After all league games have been played the season ends with playoffs. The top 8 players in each division goes to playoff. The bottom 4 players in each division gets relegated to the division below (if possible).

Rematches for players tied in the table if they fight for a playoff spot.

Quarterfinals: 1vs8 – 2vs7 – 3vs6 – 4vs5.
Semifinals: 1vs8 VS 4vs5 – 2vs7 VS 3vs6.


Timeframe / Fixtures

Each player will have to play 2 games a week. All games are GO3 so finding the time to make that happen should not be a problem. If it is a problem, don’t enter the league. One season should then take approximately 10 weeks + playoffs. So 11 weeks per season is the goal. Then we reset, adjust/change divisions, make a signup window for new players (signups are open all the time, you enter the league when the new season starts), confirm that the current players are still in and we start a new season.

Walkovers (WO)

Walkovers are allowed, but exploiting it will lead to disqualification. For instance if a map is going only one way and the outcome is clear, then you can break and give the opponent the map win. But this is not how its supposed to be, everyone needs to show sportsmanship and respect for each other. The option is there but exploiting it will lead to warnings and in the end disqualification.

The schedule will be set before the season starts and you must play your scheduled opponents within each week; 2 games a week. Failing to do so will end in a WO. If a game must be postponed you must inform admins about it. With no communication with your opponent and admins you got no case. Also we understand that sometimes you just can not get a game played and you must leave a WO. That is allowed. You are allowed to give away 5 WO’s during a season. Anything more than that and you are disqualified and all your games are set to default 0-2 loss, which means you get rock bottom place in your division.

A WO is set to 3-0.

If players are separated in the table only by Map Difference, and WO’s are involved in this matter, admins can take a look at this and adjust games. Example: Player A is in front of Player B by +1 in Map Score, but player A got 2 x WO’s in his favor: +4 in Map Score in those games. Player B did not get WO’s vs the same players and ended up with a total of +2 in Map Score. If the spots Player A and Player B are fighting for are vital spots (playoff, promotion/relegation), admins need to look at it. Of course it is not Player A’s fault he got WO’s, but we still like it to be as fair as possible. Circumstances can also be different for every situation and the involved players can have a say. This rule is up for debate and any input from players/community are welcome.

Scheduling / Reporting

Players will get contact info to all players in their division. On our discord server we have set up scheduling and reporting channels for each division. Go to our discord here:


Remember that you need to play 2 games a week and play the opponents that are set up on your weekly fixtures. All games got a date and that date is the deadline date for your games. Walkovers will be forced. If you need to postpone a game you got 1 extra week to do that. All players should try their best to sort their schedule.

The winner of each game report with screenshots in the correct discord channel. REMEMBER THE CORRECT ORDER as admins are not mind readers.


If you wish to upload demos we got a channel for that on our discord.


Go to the signup page to sign up for the league. Signups are open all the time and you enter the league when a new season starts. You enter the league at the bottom division. New divisions are made when the amount of players force it.

Change in Rules

Admins can change rules during a season if they decide to do so. Normally this will not happen but if special circumstances occur it can happen. Admins will however do anything that is best for the league at all times. Everyone will of course be informed of any changes mid-season.