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- Stocks: 4
- Timer: 8 minutes
- Handicap: Off
- Damage ratio: 1.0
- Items: Off
- Pause: Off
- Team Attack: On
- Yoshi’s Story
- Fountain of Dreams
- Final Destination
- Dream Land
- Pokémon Stadium
Cheating & Prohibited Tactics
Stalling, or excessively delaying the game or match, may result in a game or match forfeit at the discretion of TOs.
In Melee, players may stall for the purposes of waiting out a particular transformation on Pokémon Stadium. Stalling must end when the neutral transformation returns, as indicated by the icon shown on the in-game screen.
Players suspected of colluding may be immediately disqualified from the tournament. This includes intentionally throwing a match, splitting a payout, or committing any other form of bracket manipulation. The TO reserves the right to deny payout of event winnings to any player suspected of colluding.
Ledge Grab Limit
In the event of a timeout, either Player or Team may invoke the Ledge Grab Limit rule by asking to view the Cliffhangers statistic for all players in the results screen. If either player or at least one player on a Team exceeded 60 Cliffhangers during the Game, that player/team forfeits the game. If both players or at least one player on each Team exceeds 60 Cliffhangers, this rule is disregarded. If players voluntarily exit the results screen before checking Cliffhangers, they may forfeit the right to invoke this rule at the sole discretion of the TO. In the event of a 1-stock tiebreaker, the maximum number of Cliffhangers is 15.
“Wobbling” with Ice Climbers is not permitted. A player is considered to be Wobbling if the following conditions are met:
- The player grabs their opponent with the player-controlled Ice Climber
- The CPU-controlled Ice Climber has not been KO’d
- During the grab, the opponent is plausibly locked in continuous hitstun by a series of attacks including at least 4 pummels.
Activating the “Freeze Glitch” with the Ice Climbers is not allowed. Penalties may or may not be enforced at the sole discretion of TOs.
If any unforeseen situations occur, judgment of TOs are final. The TO reserves the right to alter rules or format during the tournament in the best interests of the tournament.