Side Scrollers Smash Ultimate Saturdays - 2.23.19 - East Rutherford, NJ

Side Scrollers Smash Ultimate Saturdays - 2.23.19 - East Rutherford, NJ
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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 03:00 PM
Until: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 09:00 PM
(Adjusted for timezone: America/New_York)

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Oct 25, 2017

The last tournament was awesome and lets have the good times roll! A lot of you provided feedback and praise and as promised we took what was important into consideration! If you look closely we added a rule or two as well as cleared up confusion on stage selection.

Expect March's date announcements later in the week. These tournaments are twice a month.

With all that said, down below you will find all the rules and settings we have in place for our next tournaments. Like before, these are subject to change as the tournament scene for Smash Ultimate evolves.

Tournament Dates, Location, & Registration Information:
  • Feb 23, 2019 at 3:00PM
  • Location: Side Scrollers, 116 Park Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
  • Expected attendance: 24-36 participants.
  • Parking: Free street parking. There's also a FREE municipal parking lot of about 40 spaces on Boiling Springs Ave, the street that runs parallel to Park Avenue. We mandate that all attendees to NOT park at the "Caffe Capri parking lot" across the street from our venue. That is a private parking.
  • Live Stream: There will be a possible live stream of feature matches, such as all finals matches and previous tournament winner pairings.
  • Food/Drink: Snacks and drinks will be available for sale, such as chips, soda, water, monster, chocolate and more.
  • If you drop out of the tournament, please be sure to leave the venue as we cannot leave the game room crowded for too long for fire safety reasons. Once we hit the top 16 this will no longer be a concern.
Venue/Entry Information:
  • $5 Venue Fee, $5 Entry Fee (Entry Fee will be put into the prizing pool!).
  • $2 Discount to Venue Fee if we may use your Adapter, Switch, and/or game! $5 discount if it is a full set up!

  • 1st Place: 60% of Entry Fees - 2nd Place: 25% of Entry Fees - 3rd Place: 15% of Entry Fees

Controller Information:
  • GameCube controllers will be available to rent for an additional $2. Limited quantity.
  • All controllers are permitted unless they produce an undue advantage compared to an original Switch or GameCube controller (such as an AutoFire button). If you are unsure please speak to a Tournament Official. This rule also applies to other peripherals.
  • We highly suggest that all wireless controllers have USB cables.
  • We also highly suggest that players use wired controllers so transition between matches moves more smoothly.
  • Players are expected to come with fully charged controllers if they are wireless. You can charge your controllers on the Switches but please note that you would be fully liable for them.

Rules/Settings In-Game:
Sets will be Best of 3 battles, with Loser’s, Winner’s, and Grand Finals all being Best of 5 (We may forgo Best of 5 for Winner’s and Loser’s sets due to time constraints). Remember that this is double elimination - you will be dropped out of the tournament if you lose 2 sets!
  • In-game ruleset:
    • Stock: 3 Lives
    • Time: 7 minutes
    • Pause will be disabled.
    • Score Display: On
    • Final Smash Meter: Off
    • Items: Banned

Additional Rules:
  • Mii Fighters & DLC
    • Mii Fighters are allowed in all variations. Players that make Mii Fighters have a maximum of 2 minutes to create their movesets and cannot change those movesets in between matches. The reason for this is not to waste time on creating multiple movepools. This rule may change in the future.
    • Piranha Plant is now legal to play.

  • Coaching:
    • Coaching is not permitted during a set/match. Cheering is perfectly fine!
      • 1st violation: Verbal warning.
      • 2nd violation: Player receives game loss.
      • 3rd violation: Both coach and player are disqualified from event.

  • Sudden Death:
    • If a game goes to Sudden Death, the winner is determined by stocks and percentage at the time the game ends. If both players are tied in stocks, the player with the lower percentage is the winner. In the event of a percentage tie, or a game in which both players lose their last stock simultaneously, a 1-stock tiebreaker will be played with a 3-minute time limit.

  • Tardiness:
    • If you are 5 minutes late for your set you will receive an automatic disqualification.

  • Collusion:
    • Players suspected of collusion will be disqualified from the tournament and possible future tournaments, as well as receive no refund and no payout from the event. This includes intentionally throwing a game, pot splitting, or committing any form of bracket manipulation.

  • Spirit of the Game:
    • Players must abide by the Spirit of the Game (no pun intended). Players are expected to show good sportsmanship to other competitors. We do not wish to ever to make this an unwelcome venue to any player!

  • Gentlemen Agreements:
    • No gentlemen agreements allowed. Players must adhere to tournament rules. If players are unsure on a rule interpretation, they are responsible for asking a Tournament Official for clarification. If players are playing a match that are not in accordance to the venue's rules, both players are subject to a game loss and/or disqualification.

  • Final Rules:
    • Tournament Officials reserve the right to adjust tournament rules at their own discretion or to enact others during the event. If any violation of our rules is deemed intentional/deliberate or severe, or if we see any form of other types of cheating, we will require offending player(s) to leave venue without refund and no payout. Any disqualification, no matter the severity, will mean no refund and no payout.

Stage List: (Hazards OFF)

Starter Stages:
Final Destination
Pokemon Stadium 2
Town and City

Counter Pick Stages:
Lylat Cruise
Kalos Pokemon League
Unova Pokemon League
Yoshi's Island (Brawl)
Yoshi's Island

*Battlefield and Omega variations of the stages are allowed when a player counterpicks either Battlefield or Final Destination respectively. The variations must be from this list:
  • Arena Ferox
  • Battlefield
  • Castle Siege
  • Corneria
  • Delfino Plaza
  • Dream Land
  • Final Destination
  • Frigate Orpheum
  • Great Plateau Tower
  • Halberd
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Kongo Falls
  • Kongo Jungle
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Moray Towers
  • New Donk City Hall
  • Peach’s Castle
  • Pokémon Stadium
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Reset Bomb Forest
  • Skyworld
  • Smashville
  • Super Happy Tree
  • Suzaku Castle
  • Town & City
  • Umbra Clock Tower
  • Unova Pokémon League
  • Venom
  • Yoshi’s Island (Brawl)
  • Yoshi’s Story

  • Players must stage strike! Players play a best-of-1 Rock-Paper-Scissors, and winner may choose to either strike first or strike second. Stages are stuck in a P1-P2-P2-P1 order. Players may strike from the legal stages (each person strikes stages in a P1-P2-P2-P1 format) to determine the starting stage for the first game. If Battlefield or Final Destination, a mutually-agreed upon variant can be used, though if players do not agree the default is played.
  • Players cannot pick stages they previously won on in the set.
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