Rules and Regulations -
All participants who win money must be over the age of 18 with ID, or have a parent or guardian present at time of payment. All participants who win $600 or more will be required to fill out legal paperwork before their winnings can be collected.
All participants are responsible for knowing which tournament pools they are playing in. Pools for every game start at 12 noon on Friday May 24th. We will not give preferential pool placement to any player for any reason. Participants must check in at their pools within the 10 minutes before the pool is scheduled to start. If, for example, you are in a 3PM pool, you can check into your pool at 2:50PM, and you must be checked in BY 3PM, or you are already disqualified from your bracket. We will not wait for you, we will not call your name if you have not checked in. Your time will be carefully scheduled. We will be on time, and we expect you to be too.
A set number of participants will advance out of each tournament pool. These players will be entered into a quarter or semi-final pool that is scheduled later. All quarter and semi-finalists are required to check into their pool 10 minutes before it starts, just like a normal pool. If you qualify from a pool, it is your responsibility to know when your quarter or semi-final pool begins, so be sure to ask your judge.
If you are disqualified from any game, you are not entitled to a refund of any kind. Be on time and in the right place.
Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Director determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.
Cheering and jeering from the crowd is perfectly fine, but once trash talk stops being playful and starts being malicious, you have crossed the line and will be thrown out of the venue. You will not be warned. Control yourself and treat others with respect.
This is a “Bring your own controller” event. You are responsible for having a controller or arcade stick that is legal for tournament play on you at all times during your pools. Lending your device out and not having it on you when your name is called is not a valid excuse, and you will be given a loss if this occurs.
All controllers, even those only used in casual play, must be wired to the console. Wireless controllers are prohibited at the event. If you use a wireless controller connected to a console via USB, you must have gutted the battery and must be able to prove to a judge that the controller will not function when it is not plugged into a system. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification and/or the confiscation of your control device until the end of the event. Do not be selfish or lazy. Pausing someone else’s tournament match because you didn’t want to follow the rules can ruin their weekend and is unacceptable behavior.
Turbo and program functions on controllers are banned. If you are caught using them, you will be disqualified on the spot. If a match is paused during play, press nothing and get your pool judge. The player who’s controller is responsible for the pause will take a loss for the match or round. If you have a controller malfunction, stop playing and contact a judge. If the controller is actually malfunctioning, you will be allowed a re-start. If it is not, you will take a loss for the match.
In any game, purposely triggering a bug or glitch that stops the game from being played will award the player who triggered it a loss. If this happens, it will be at the judge’s discretion how to handle the situation, so call a judge over to your game right away.
All raffle drawings will happen on Sunday during finals day at [TIME TBA]. If you are not present during the drawings, you cannot win. Raffles are ticket based, and you ARE allowed to give your tickets to a friend and let him win for you, especially in the event that you must leave early and your friend can stay for the raffle drawings.
Individual Game Rules are as follow;
Terminology – Round (A unit measured within a Game. Once a player wins X number of rounds, he wins a Game). Game (When the game declares a player the winner. In tournaments, players must win X number of games to win the Set). Set (number of Games that must be won to advance to the next round).
In all games, the winner of the previous game must keep his character(s). The loser may switch. In games where a player selects multiple characters, the winner must select his team in the same order and with the same assists as before, but if the game allows him to change his play order after character select, doing so is allowed.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – Default settings, except Auto Super Jump which will be set to OFF. 3 out of 5 games. At either player’s request, matches will be played on the Bonne Wonderland stage. This request must be made before the match starts. Loser may change characters/assists. Winner cannot change characters or assists. Both players may alter their order by holding A1 or A2 during loading.
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Version 2012 – Default settings. 2 out of 3 games. At either player’s request, matches will be played on the training stage. This request must be made before the match starts. Loser may change character/ultra. Winner may change ultra after the loser changes characters, but before he selects his ultra.
Divekick – 2 out of 3 games, default settings. Loser may change character/gem. Winner may change gem after the loser changes characters, but before he selects his gem.
Mystery Game Tournament – Default button settings unless otherwise instructed. Controllers will be provided. Number of matches in a set will vary. A different game will be played every round of the tournament (Winners 1 is all GameX, while Losers 2 is all GameY, etc). Every pool will have different games. The Top 8 series for this tournament will be spread out over Sunday May 27th, so participants who advance need to be around when scheduled. No use of cell phones, smartphones, tablets, or laptops is allowed during your pool. Coaching is discouraged.
Injustice – 2 out of 3 games, default settings. Batgirl is banned. We are using the 5/21/13 balance batch. Stage selection will be handled by the game’s rules exclusively, meaning that every match both players get to choose a stage and the game will 50/50.
Persona 4 Arena – 2 out 3, default settings.
Mortal Kombat 9 – Default Settings, 2 out of 3 games. Kratos is banned. Street stage and Kratos stage are banned; Courtyard (Daytime) will be used if either player requests it. Kombat Kodes are banned except NO BLOOD code.
Soul Calibur V – 3/5 rounds, other settings on default. 2 out of 3 games. Soul of Devil Jin is banned. Stage selection is random.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 3/5 rounds, other settings on default. 2 out of 3 games. Stage selection is random.
Vampire Savior – 2 out of 3 games, default settings, turbo 3. Players must select Turbo speed.
Skullgirls – Default settings. 2 out of 3 games.
King of Fighters XIII – Default settings, 2 out of 3 games. Winner can change order on the order select screen if he wishes.
Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 – Default settings, 2 out of 3 games. Default gem sets only. At either player’s request, the Half Pipe stage will used.
BaraBariBall – 2 out 3, First stage is rainbow, following stage selection is random.