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Entry Fee: $5 per player (pay with cash during registration)
Player Cap: 32 players
Tournament Structure: Double elimination bracket
Set Length: best 2 of 3 games per set; best 3 of 5 games for Winners Final, Losers Final, and Grand Final
Misc Rules for Fighting Game Tournaments:
Side Select: When players sit down to begin their match, they must make a selection on which sides of the screen they'll play on. If they cannot come to an agreement, then they must rock-paper-scissors for the side choice.
Blind Pick: Blind pick may be requested before a set begins in order to prevent counter-picking at the character select screen during the first game of a set. Such a request must be made before either player makes any decision at character select. If blind pick is called, then the player/team who requested it must individually tell the bracket runner all of their selections for the first game (characters, teams, super moves, etc.) that they plan to use. The opposing player/team will then make their selections for game 1, and then the player/team who requested blind pick will select what was told to the bracket runner.
Random Select: Any player using "Random Select" to pick their character, must "Random Select" again if they win the match, provided that there is no way to pick a certain character in the random box.
Stage Select: If the players do not agree on a stage, then the match will be random stage select.
Character Lock & Counter-Picking: The winner of each game must keep the same character/team/etc. for the next game of the set. The loser can change his/her selection for the next game. The individual game rules may have more specific details regarding exactly what a winner is or is not allowed to change for the next game of the set. The loser of a game is also allowed to request a side switch for the following game of the set.
Coaching: Players are allowed one coach on stage for streamed matches.
Time Limits: There is a maximum of 90 seconds allowed between games in a set.