With The Big House 9 being less than 50 days away we have the ruleset for Super Smash Bros. Melee and the announcement that Super Smash Bros. is returning. The ruleset for Melee will feature a ban on wobbling and a Ledge Grab Limit of 60.
“* It’s what the majority of in-person tournament attendees prefer right now.
As a TO, it’s best to balance what I think is healthiest for the game and what the attendees prefer, and in recent months the pendulum has swung back towards a preference by attendees for wobbling to be banned. This wasn’t necessarily the case a couple years ago, but I believe the overall sentiment was skewed for a long time by Evo’s wobbling legal stance — after all, it’s hard for TOs to go against the ruleset of the biggest event of the year, and I’m certainly guilty in some capacity too. As with any ruleset updates, I encourage TOs to think freely and make decisions best for their event. At this point I value attendees’ feedback above all else, and it’s time to go back to our Big House roots there.”
In addition to the Melee Ruleset, Smash 64 is making a return:
Smash 64 is returning for #TBH9!— The Big House (@TheBigHouseSSB) August 15, 2019
Last year it was such a great event that we decided to bring it back. Our ruleset is up: we're hosting Singles & Doubles, so register now!
Sign-up here: https://t.co/3cDcoJI9w1
Read our rules: https://t.co/oPjKtQH1XW pic.twitter.com/CKD1jqYaEA
Smash 64 makes the fourth game at The Big House 9. The other three games that will be making an appearance are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Melee, and Rivals of Aether
Author's Note: I don't have much of a stake in the wobbling discussion nor the ledge grab limit myself, but it's interesting to see a game made almost 20 years ago still having active debates centered around it. I do also think Jugglerob brings up a great point. Curious to hear other thoughts; let us know in the comments below!