Loading interface...
 Back to overview

Event Rules

Super Smash Bros. Melee

A. Game Settings
  • Stocks: 4
  • Time Limit: 8 minutes
  • Items are turned off
  • Team attack is on
B. Stage List
Starter Stages
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Fountain of Dreams (Singles Only)
  • Battlefield
  • Pokemon Stadium (Frozen)
  • Dream Land
Counter Picks
  • Final Destination (Singles Only)

C. Additional Rules

  • Stage Striking and Bans: 1st Match: The player/team with port priority strikes on a stage from the Stage list in a P1-P2-P2-P1 order. The remaining stage is used for the first match.

  • Additional Matches: The Winner/s of the previous match ban 1 stage from the Stage List then the loser/s select a stage before characters are selected.

  • Dave’s Stupid Rule: A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set.

  • Gentleman’s Rule: To play on a non standard stage, both players must agree.

Tournament Rules

Lab Tournament Rules

The Lab adheres to the Philly Smash Code of Conduct

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

We expect players to do their best to exhibit good sportsmanship. Since The Lab is a small space, a sudden change in tone or increase in volume can be very distracting. If a player exhibits an act of violence or threatened violence toward another player and/or Lab property (i.e. throwing a controller, slamming doors or slamming their fist on the table/ into a wall), the result may be immediate expulsion from the current event as well as potential probation from future events. This rule applies both during and after a tournament set as well as for players or spectators who are not currently involved in a set.

On the similar note, talking to your opponent may also be deemed as a distraction and you should try to do your best not to engage in a negative conversation. If you feel your opponent is purposely distracting you, it is OK to suspend your match to involve a TO. Decisions are at the discretion of The Laboratory staff. Please use your best judgment in these situations.

Additionally, cheering is not considered a form of distraction. If, as a player, you find that normal competitive crowd noise distracting, it is your responsibility to bring headphones, ear plugs, ect.