[MAJ] How to get your community tournament license

Updated List of Tournament License Application Forms and Guidelines

As an esports tournament organizer, it is important to understand the rules and requirements set by publishers in order to obtain a community tournament license. This article provides information on the latest updated version of the list, including the games EA FC 24, Mindcraft, and Street Fighter 6.

Understanding Community Tournament License Requirements

Organizing an esports competition requires the proper authorization from the game’s publisher due to copyright protection and license agreements. Most publishers have specific requirements for organizers to follow in order to obtain a community tournament license. Here are some common restrictions:

  • Restrictions on tournament names: Publishers may restrict the use of certain terms such as World Cup, World Championship, or Professional League.
  • Limitations on tournament dates: Some publishers may lock specific dates to avoid conflict with their own official competitions or other events.
  • Eligibility criteria for participants: Publishers may restrict professional teams or players from participating in community tournaments. There may also be restrictions based on regions, countries, or age.
  • Limitations on rewards: Publishers often impose limits on the prizes that winners can receive, especially cash prizes.
  • Restrictions on sponsors and fees: Certain industries such as tobacco, alcohol, gambling, betting, NFT, firearms, and pornography are strictly forbidden for sponsorship. Participant registration fees are not allowed by all publishers.
  • Guidelines for live streaming and use of game assets: While live streaming is generally allowed, publishers may have specific restrictions on platforms, spectator modes, and the use of game assets for promotional purposes.

Where to Apply for a Community Tournament License

Here is a list of publishers and their respective games along with links to their community tournament license pages:

Riot Games

Games: League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, Wild Rift

Link for Europe organizers |
Link for North American organizers |
Link for Oceanian organizers


Games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota2

Link for all locations


Games: Hearthstone, Starcraft 2, Warcraft 3, Heroes of the Storm

Link to community license


Game: Overwatch 2

Link to community license

EA Sports

Game: EA FC 24

Link to community license

EA Sports

Games: FIFA23, NBA2K24, NHL2K4

Link to community license

EA Games

Games: APEX Legends, APEX Legends Mobile

Link to community guideline


Game: Rainbow Six Siege

Link to tournament license


Games: Clash Royale, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans

Link to tournament guideline

Please note that some publishers may require contacting the local representative directly for obtaining a license.

Keep in mind that the list provided includes some but not all publishers and games. It is always recommended to refer to the specific requirements of each publisher for detailed information.