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Contest Rules

Last Updated: April 2, 2024

Marauder Tech, a Florida LLC, located at 1801 SE Hillmoor Dr., Ste. 208 C, Port St. Lucie, FL
34952, is the owner and operator of the Hex Duel mobile application and all affiliated websites
and services offered thereon (“App”). From time to time, we may also allow you to pay an entry
fee (“Entry”) to compete for cash or other things of value (“Prizes”) by playing in a variety of
skill-based head-to-head matches (“Match(es)”) and multi-Match tournaments (“Tournament(s)”)
(collectively, “Contests”).
We are not a gambling service, we do not take or place illegal bets, and we do not
recommend or encourage illegal gambling. The Contests do not trigger the prohibitions
imposed by federal gambling laws in the United States; however, the Contests are not legal in all
states. If you seek information regarding any illegal activity, you must leave the App
immediately. You agree not to use the App if doing so would violate the laws of your state,
province, or country. Please consult with your local authorities or legal advisors before
participating in the Contests. It is your sole and absolute responsibility to comply with all
applicable laws, and you assume all risk in participating in the Contests. Nothing published on
the App shall be construed as legal advice on any issue. You assume all risk and responsibility
for your access to and use of the App. We bear no responsibility for your access to or use of
the App in connection with illegal gambling activities, and we do not condone illegal
gambling. You understand and agree that the App is for entertainment purposes only. We
make no guarantee that the App is legal in your jurisdiction.


1. Eligibility
To participate in the Contests, you must agree to these Contest Rules and our Terms of
Use
, register an account on the App, and provide valid payment and withdrawal methods as well
as any necessary age and identity verification documentation requested by us. These Contest
Rules are intended to be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use, and the Terms of Use are
incorporated herein by reference. The capitalized words used in these Contest Rules have the
same meaning as assigned to those words in the Terms of Use. In the event of any conflict
between these Contest Rules and the Terms of Use, these Contest Rules will prevail. The
Contests and your participation therein are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws
and regulations.


To participate in the Contests, you must (i) be a registered user of the App, (ii) reside in the
United States, (iii) not reside in Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,
Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, or Tennessee nor any other
jurisdiction where use of the App is illegal or otherwise prohibited, (iv) be at least 18 years old
and the age of majority in your jurisdiction, (v) not be on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of
Specially Designated Nationals, and (vi) not be an immediate family member of any of our
employees, independent contractors, or agents. The Contests are void where prohibited. We
reserve the right to suspend access to the Contests in, and terminate the accounts of any users
residing in, any additional jurisdiction at any time, in our discretion.

We reserve the right to revise these Contest Rules at any time by updating this document and the
Last Updated date above. Whenever we amend these Contest Rules, we will notify you upon
your next visit to the App, and you will be required to re-confirm your acceptance prior to
participating in the Contests. If you do not agree to the amended Contest Rules, you are not
eligible to participate in the Contests.


2. Entries
If you provide valid and current payment information, we may grant you a limited, nonexclusive,
revocable, and nontransferable personal license to access and use the Materials and the Chats and
to participate in the Contests, as limited by your purchase of Entries and other paid features. This
paid license is for private, non-commercial purposes. Your license to participate in the Contests
and to access and use other paid features on the App is not a transfer of title.


You may purchase Entries to Contests by clicking the button beside the details of any Match or
Tournament that states “Enter Match”, “Buy Entry”, or uses some similar language. We offer you
the opportunity to purchase Entries to different Contests for differing prices. The price of the
Entry for any particular Contest is displayed on the App, and you may only purchase an Entry for
that Contest at the currently displayed price. We reserve the right to charge additional fees for
access to or use of the App or any of our other features, and to change our fee structure at our
discretion. All previous offers or discounts are unavailable once removed from the App.


3. Contest Periods
Our servers are the official time-keeping device of the Contests. We may allow you to enter new
Contests after any current Contest ends or is terminated; however, we reserve the right to limit or
rescind your ability to enter new Contests at any time, for any reason. We further reserve the
right to cancel, pause, modify, or suspend any or all Contests, or any part thereof, with
immediate effect owing to events or circumstances outside of our reasonable control. Any event
or circumstance impairing the proper functioning or integrity of any Contest, and any corrective
action related thereto, will be determined by the App in our sole discretion.

 

  • Matches: The Matches are a turn-based head-to-head skill contest. The player that makes the

first move in each Match will be determined at random. The Match begins when two players
have entered the Match, and the Match ends when one of the players has won the Match (as
described below). Each turn begins when the timer starts. Each turn ends when, whichever
occurs first, (i) the timer ends, or (ii) the player voluntarily ends their turn before the timer
ends. The time remaining in each turn is displayed on the App while the game is being
played. If the timer ends during your turn before you voluntarily end your turn, the next
player’s turn will begin.

  • Tournaments: The Tournaments involve multiple Matches. The Tournament begins once all

players have entered the Tournament. Each round of Matches begins at the times displayed
on the App before the players enter the Tournament. Each round of Matches ends when an
advancing player has been determined for each Match within that round of Matches. The
Tournament ends once a Winner of the final Match has been determined.

4. Odds
Your odds of winning are primarily determined by your skill in the Contest(s) relative to the skill
of the other player(s) in the Contest(s). For this reason, we may suggest players to you based on
your experience level, and we may permit you to enter or reject Contests based on these
suggestions.


5. Prizes
While we may allow you to play in Matches or Tournaments in practice mode without paying an
Entry from time to time, only those Matches or Tournaments in Contest mode which require
payment of an Entry provide an opportunity to win a Prize.


For each type of Contest, the winner will be determined and Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Matches: There is only one Winner per Match. The Prize to be paid out for each Match is

displayed on the App prior to any player purchasing an Entry to that Match. The Winner of
each Match is the first player to (i) bring their opponent’s base hit points to zero (0), or (ii)
kill all of their opponent’s characters while occupying the birthing tile.

  • Tournaments: A Tournament may have a single Winner, or a Tournament may have multiple

Winners that each win a different Prize. For example, a Tournament may award one hundred
dollars ($100) to the first place Winner, and fifty dollars ($50) to the second place Winner.
The number of Winners and the Prize associated with each placement is displayed on the
App prior to any player purchasing an Entry to that Tournament. The Tournaments are single
elimination tournaments consisting of multiple rounds of Matches. The player who wins any
given Match will advance to the next round of Matches. The Winners of the Tournaments are
the player(s) who advance furthest through the Matches and attain a placement eligible for a
Prize.


Due to the timed nature of the turn-based Matches, no player can voluntarily cancel a Match or
Tournament. Instead, if any player fails to make any moves during their turn, then the next
player’s turn will begin, and this process will continue until a Winner of the Match is determined.
Due to the “first to zero”/“first to kill” nature of the Matches, there is no possibility for a tie.
Except for Matches in Tournaments, if a Match is cancelled by us because a player cheats, the
player who cheated will forfeit their Entry, and we will refund the Entry of the non-cheating
player. If any Match within a Tournament is cancelled by us because a player cheats, the player
who cheated will forfeit their Entry and automatically becomes the loser of that Match, and the
non-cheating player will be determined to be the Winner of that Match. If any Contest is
cancelled by us for any reason other than cheating, we will refund the Entries to all players.

Winners will be displayed at the conclusion of the Contest. To redeem Prizes, you must meet the
eligibility requirements above, you must pass the verification process below, and your details
must match those on your payout account.


We reserve the right to withhold, reverse, and refuse to pay out any Prizes generated from Entries
that result in a chargeback or other reversal of payment.


You understand and agree that (i) Prizes that have not been withdrawn may not be paid to you if
we become insolvent, (ii) the App does not pay interest on Prizes that have not been withdrawn.


If you are a Winner, twice a week OR whenever you request payment, we will
issue payment to you in your selected payment method for any monies earned during the
preceding pay period, minus any processing fees based on your payment selection or otherwise
associated with your account, provided you have met the minimum payment threshold. You are
responsible for providing accurate bank account or payment method details identifying where
earnings will be sent. You must own or control the account associated with your payment
method, and you agree to provide us with such information as we may request to confirm your
ownership or control. You cannot receive a payout until you have met the minimum payment
threshold. In the event we receive notice of any lien or encumbrance against your account, we
may suspend payouts until such lien or encumbrance is satisfied or discharged. We may set off
any liability, damages, costs, or expenses that we incur arising from or relating to your breach of
these Terms of Use against any money that we owe to you under these Terms of Use. We may
also adjust or deduct the monies transferred to your account for any reason, at any time, without
advance warning or notice, including retroactively. The most common reasons for transfer
adjustments include customer refunds, fraud, conduct violations, third party liens, garnishments,
and technical errors.


A. Taxes and Fees
You shall be responsible for payment of all taxes, fees, and other charges associated with your
Prizes, and we will not be responsible for any federal income tax withholding, unemployment
contribution, workers compensation, Medicare / Medicaid, or any employment-related benefits.
If requested, you will provide us with a Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification
Number, so that an IRS form 1099 may be issued where required by law. Failure to provide such
information to us may result in termination of these Terms of Use and forfeiture of any Prize.


6. Verification
Before you will be entitled to redeem any Prizes, we may require you to sign certain forms,
provide certain verification documentation and information, and pass certain KYC/AML
procedures to our satisfaction. You are not entitled to any Prize, even if the online screen
indicates that you are a winner, unless and until your eligibility and the potential winning play
has been verified by us, in our sole discretion, and you have provided all necessary forms,
documentation, and information within seven (7) days of any request by us. While we may
request additional evidence from you, we reserve the right to reject screenshots and other
purported evidence of winning in our sole discretion. If you fail to provide the requested

documentation or information in a timely manner, if you fail to sign the required forms in a
timely manner, if you fail to pass our KYC/AML procedures, if we determine that you have
violated our Terms of Use or these Contest Rules, or if we determine that a technical error has
occurred, the Prize will be null and void, and, except in the case of technical error outside your
control, we may suspend or terminate your account.


7. No Cheating or Disruptive Behavior
You will not tamper with the Contests (such as by using automated means to make Wagers or
play the games), cheat, tamper with the redemption process, engage in unsportsmanlike conduct
or disruptive behavior, or otherwise undermine the operation of the Contests. You will forfeit
any Wager made and any Prizes won in any Contest in which a violation of this provision has
occurred. If you engage in such activities or otherwise violate these Contest Rules, you will be
disqualified from the Contests, and we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent of the
law. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of
that provision.


8. Publicity
Except where prohibited by law, your participation in the Contests constitutes your consent to the
use of your name, image, likeness, opinions, comments, photograph, voice, geographic data (e.g.,
hometown, U.S. state of residency), and winnings details by us or our agents for promotional
purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment, notice, or consideration to you.


9. Social Media Posts
If you post comments on our social media pages or elsewhere during any Contest that we
determine to constitute bullying, or that are spiteful or upsetting to any user of the App, in our
discretion, we may remove, request removal, or demand removal of your comments, and you
may be disqualified from the Contests.


10. Release, Indemnification, Limitation of Liability
You hereby agree to defend, release, hold harmless, and indemnify us and our parent companies,
subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors,
agents, representatives, users, media partners, advertisers, content providers, suppliers, and
related parties (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, costs, expenses,
liabilities, and damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to your
use of the App or your participation in the Contests.


To the extent permitted by law, the Released Parties are not responsible for:

  • Any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by you, a coding error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contests.

  • Technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in computers, phone lines, or network hardware or software.

  • Unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Contests.

  • Payment of any Prize(s) to any person who does not, in our sole determination, (i) meet the eligibility requirements, (ii) timely provide the required verification documentation and information, or (iii) pass certain KYC/AML procedures.

  • Any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contests or receipt, use, or misuse of any Prize.

Under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain, and you hereby waive all rights to
claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages or awards, including
attorney's fees, other than your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with
participating in the Contest(s)). You further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or
increased.


SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF
LIABILITY FOR DESCRIBED ABOVE, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


11. Choice of Law
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability
of these Contest Rules, or the rights and obligations of you and us in connection with the
Contests, are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York,
without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New
York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction
other than the State of New York.


12. Arbitration
If you have a dispute with us arising out of or otherwise relating to these Contest Rules
(“Arbitral Claims”), you shall confer with us and negotiate in good faith to attempt to resolve the
dispute. If you are unable to resolve the dispute with us through direct negotiations, then, except
as otherwise provided herein, such dispute must be resolved only through binding arbitration in
accordance with the then-existing Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration
Association. Arbitral Claims shall include, but are not limited to, contract and tort claims of all
kinds, and all claims based on any federal, state or local law, statute, or regulation, excepting
only claims by us for intellectual property infringement, actions for injunctions, attachment,
garnishment, and other equitable relief. The arbitration shall be confidential. The arbitration shall
be conducted in Seminole County, Florida and conducted by a single arbitrator, knowledgeable
in skills gaming law. The arbitrator shall be willing to execute an oath of neutrality. The
Arbitrator shall have no authority to award any punitive or exemplary damages; certify a class
action; add any parties; vary or ignore the provisions of this Agreement; and shall be bound by

governing and applicable law. There shall be no waiver of the right to arbitration unless such
waiver is provided affirmatively and in writing by the waiving party to the other party. There
shall be no implied waiver of this right to arbitration. No acts, including the filing of litigation,
shall be construed as a waiver or a repudiation of the right to arbitrate.


© Walters Law Group (2024). All Rights Reserved.

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