Gamesafe Cup



Game Safe Cup - Rules Summary

This page is a summary of the official Game Safe Cup tournament specific rules. To view the full rules, please see our Rules Booklet. Participants must also read and understand our Code of Conduct before competing in any tournament matches as per the signup requirements. 


General Rules

  • All Players must be 18 years of age or be at least 13 years old and have obtained permission from their parents or legal guardians to enter the competition. If players under 18 have entered the competition, it shall be deemed that they have obtained the required prior consent from their parents or legal guardians.
  • Players under the age of 18 may be required by tournament organisers to provide proof of parental consent at any stage.
  • Players must have an EA ID account linked to their account.
  • Offensive account names are not allowed. Whether an account name is considered offensive is at the sole discretion of the NSE Admin Team.
  • Account names may not contain sponsor or organisation names that are considered inappropriate by NSE staff or breach terms of service of game (eg gambling companies, account sharing or boosting service).. If unsure, please contact a member of the NSE Admin Team.
  • Players must be current residents of the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland. 
  • Players should be able to attend finals in Nottingham on 10/11th of February (travel support will be provided to and from a UK address).
  • After signing up players will be required to check in on the day to confirm they are still able to play. Check in will open 3 hours before the qualifier and close 30 minutes before the first scheduled game, players who do not check in by the deadline will be removed from the qualifier.
  • All games should be played using the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S version of the EA SPORTS FC 24 with crossplay enabled.
  • Players are expected to uphold the principles of sportsmanship and fair play at all times during a tournament. Players who do not conform to these principles will be penalised. Further details can be found in full rules.
  • Players NAT type should be set to open. If a player can not obtain an open nat type they may be disqualified if they have connection issues.


Match Rules

All games should be played with the following settings unless stated otherwise:


  • Game mode: EA FC 24 Ultimate Team
  • Match duration: 12 minutes (6 minutes per half)
  • Controls: Any
  • Game Speed: Normal
  • In case of a draw: Extra time and penalties if needed


If players are more than 10 minutes late for a match they will forfeit that match.


If two players are unable to connect they should immediately contact a tournament admin to make them aware of the issue.


Players squads are subject to the following restrictions:


  • Up to one (1) ICON
  • Up to one (1) Hero
  • Up to two (2) non-ICON or Hero items above 90 OVR
  • All other items must have an OVR of 89 or below
  • Restrictions apply to both the starting 11 and substitutes (with exception of the goalkeeper). The above restrictions do not apply to the goalkeeper.
  • An additional Hero may replace an ICON in any squad.
  • An additional non-ICON or Hero rated 90 OVR or above may replace a Hero in any squad. Competitors may use Loan Items in their squad. 
  • Players are strictly prohibited from using all 5 and 3 at the back formations including, but not limited to the following formations for their squad: 5-2-2-1, 5-2-3, 5-4-1, 5-1-2-2, 5-2-1-2, 5-3-2 ,3-5-2, 3-4-1-2, 3-4-2-1, 3-1-4-2, 3-4-3

All decisions regarding the interpretation and enforcement of these rules are at the sole discretion of the NSE Admin Team, whose decisions are final.


These rules may be amended, changed or supplemented when required by the NSE Admin Team to ensure fair play and competitive integrity.