De CPL heeft regels ingevoerd tegen 'onsportieve' taktieken, spelers moeten tijdens CPL matches constant in actie zijn en mogen niet kampen en zich niet verstoppen. Als ze dat wel doen worden ze gestraft naar de admin's oordeel.
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In one-versus-one deathmatch competitions, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) expects all players to remain competitive and engaged in combat throughout the entire match. Stalling and/or hiding in an effort to keep your opponent from finding you or to stall game play, is unprofessional and not acceptable during tournament matches. This also includes hiding in locations not normally accessible or visible during standard game play (via normal running/jumping). A player using these tactics to prevent an opponent from engaging in battle or hiding in map locations not normally reached or seen during regular game play will be penalized based upon the tournament administrator's discretion. If a tournament administrator has reason to believe that any unsportsmanlike tactics are being used, the player will face penalties, which may include forfeiture of the match, expulsion from the tournament and/or suspension from the league.