Player Compensation

Dash League defines compensation as using monetary or material/digital item(s) to influence a competitor’s decision of which team to play for. Money/items deemed to have value significant enough to be a sufficiently persuasive means of influencing a competitor’s decision will be considered compensation by the Board. Dash League attributes value not only to an item’s monetary worth, but also the length of use items may provide.

The reason, means and timing of the distribution of money/items to competitors is irrelevant. As long as a competitor is receiving money or items that are deemed capable of influencing their decisions, it will be considered compensation.

For our purposes, a individual offering to compensate another competitor will be known as a Sponsor. A commercial entity offering to compensate competitors will be referred to as a Commercial Sponsor. The competitor receiving compensation will be known as a Beneficiary.

  1. Examples of compensation (this list will be added upon as more means of compensation are discovered)
    1. Significant amounts of cash or items with only cash value, regardless of what it is used for
    2. Paying for any continuous services or subscriptions, such as Nitro, Netflix, cell phone service, etc.
    3. One time gifts of significant value
    4. Substantial pieces of hardware, such as headsets, desktop computers, laptops, etc.
    5. Betting for anything monetary or material of significant value, or any other type of means being utilized to distribute money/items to fellow competitors, whether it’s stated purpose is for influencing the competitor or not.
  2. Examples of what is not considered compensation, unless bundled into higher value packages
    1. Any transaction proposal the Board specifically approves as non-compensatory
    2. Replacing a broken piece of hardware of less significant value, such as a controller
    3. Gifting games
    4. Social transactions made while meeting up with each other, such as dinner and drinks
    5. Offering to spend time, sharing knowledge or any other endeavor that does not require transactions of monetary value
  3. Each team may only have one compensated player
    1. All beneficiaries must have a Compensated Player Form filled out on their behalf by their sponsor, and the board must be notified. The compensated player form can be found at by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
    2. Sponsors may not stack compensations by front-loading or back-loading payouts in under the table, multi-season deals, e.g. a team offers “X” amount of money for a player to join their team for two seasons, but only declares that compensation is for one season, so as to be able to compensate someone else during that second season.
    3. The Board reserves the right to disallow a compensation deal or disallow a competitor from joining a team if a sponsor has raised enough suspicion for the Board to suspect that sponsor is attempting to compensate more than one player.
    4. A competing sponsor is only allowed to compensate a competitor that will play on the same team as the sponsor.
    5. Non-competing sponsors (sponsors not on the roster of any team) may compensate multiple players.
    6. A competitor will be considered a sponsor and will have the rules applied to them as a sponsor if they accept money/items from another person to then be provided in a compensation deal.
  4. Multi-season Compensation
    1. A multi-season compensation deal is any compensation deal spanning more than one season.
    2. A multi-season compensation deal does not need to be renewed or adjusted at the start of any subsequent seasons after the season the deal begun.
    3. A sponsor and beneficiary may agree to a multi-season deal themselves, however
      1. In order to prevent stacking of compensated players, any deal not declared as a multi-season deal that the Board determines to be worth multiple seasons will be given a term length (number of seasons) the deal will be valid for by the Board.
        1. An example of stacking compensated players would be a sponsor making a private deal with a beneficiary that would lock them onto their team for two seasons but only declaring one season on the form, then compensating a second player the next season, while the original beneficiary is still on the second season of their falsely disclosed deal.
    4. Examples of multi-season compensation
      1. Excessively large amounts of money, relative to what the league average compensation deal is
      2. Hardware, such as headsets and computers, that give years of use
      3. Excessively high monetary value or length of use value items, such as vehicles, major appliances, etc.
  5. Commercial Sponsors
    1. Commercial sponsorship is allowed in the league, but commercial sponsors will need to discuss their deal with the Board.
      1. A competitor in the league may not use an entity they own or work for to sponsor more than one competitor or a competitor on another team.
      2. Obscure entities the Board cannot readily find details on will not be allowed as commercial sponsors so as to prevent competitor sponsors from creating fake entities to sponsor whoever they like.
  6. Ensuring you do not violate the compensation rules
    1. Anyone who is unsure whether an exchange about to be made will be considered compensation, is encouraged to get Board clarification before the exchange takes place.
    2. The Board will not accept any excuse for undeclared compensation, since this avenue of clarification is readily available for all.
  7. Penalties for violation
    1. Failure to declare a compensated player will lead to
      1. In the case of an illegal compensation deal being reported to the Board by the beneficiary being compensated or has been offered compensation
        1. At minimum, the banishment of the sponsor(s) responsible for one season
        2. At maximum, the banishment of the sponsor(s) permanently
      2. In the case of an illegal compensation deal being reported to the Board by anyone other than the beneficiary
        1. At minimum, the banishment of the sponsor(s) and beneficiary for one season
        2. At maximum, the banishment of the sponsor(s) and beneficiary permanently
      3. A second violation of the compensation rules will automatically result in permanent banishment.
      4. A competitor accepting money/items from another competitor for the use of providing the money/items in a compensation deal will have this competitor also seen as a sponsor.