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Event Rules

  • Matches are played best 2 / 3 until Finals.
  • Matches of Loser's Final, Winner's Final, and Grand Final are played best 3 / 5.
  • Game Settings: 3 Stock, 7 Minutes, First to 1 Win, Launch Rate 1.0x, Final Smash Meter: OFF, Spirits: OFF, Damage Handicap: OFF, Items: OFF, Stage Morph: OFF, Stage Hazards: OFF, Underdog Boost: OFF, Pausing: OFF, Score Display: OFF, Custom Balance: OFF, Team Attack: ON, % Show Damage: ON.
  • Players may switch characters in between games but the winner of the previous game must choose their character first.
  • Results Screen determines winner in the event of Self-Destruct move.
  • The results of Sudden Death do not count; if a game goes to Sudden Death, the winner is determined by stocks and percentage at the time the match ends.
    • The player with the higher stock count is the winner.
    • If both Players are tied in stocks, the player with the lower percentage is the winner.
    • If percentage/stocks are tied, players will play a 1 stock/3 minutes playoff match.
  • Loading content onto consoles is banned/forbidden.
  • No excessive stalling.
  • Battlefield*
  • Small Battlefield
  • Final Destination**
  • Pokémon Stadium 2***
  • Smashville
  • Kalos Pokémon League****
  • Town and City
  • Hollow Bastion
Stage Banning Rules:
  • First stage picked by striking from neutrals, P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • Following stages decided by winner banning THREE stages from the list above then loser chooses from the remaining stages
  • NO DSR (i.e. A player may pick any stage from the stagelist that isn’t banned by the winner of the previous game as a counterpick.)
  • You cannot play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification*****
Additional Rules:
  • *Battlefield Versions of any stage allowed for this pick upon mutual agreement.
  • **Omega Versions of any stage allowed for this pick upon mutual agreement.
  • ***Pokémon Stadium 1 stage allowed for this pick upon mutual agreement
  • ****Northern Cavern is allowed for this pick upon mutual agreement.
  • *****Gentleman's Clause: Any stage may be played on as long as both players agree to it & it does not stall time.

Tournament Rules

Tournament Rules

(Please see General Rules on main page for venue rules. Adhering to these rules will result in a better tournament experience!)

  • Please refer to game-specific rules for guidelines per game.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before call time for your tournament(s). Failure to show may result in disqualification.
  • Setups do not include controllers or audio headsets*. It is BYOC for both.
  • Players must visit check-in desk upon arrival.
  • Please advise a TO if you plan on leaving the venue before or during a bracket. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • When match ends, submit result to current game TO.
  • For questions regarding seeding, bracket, or game rules, please reach out to a TO BEFORE tournament start.
  • Coaching (as defining as lending advice / tips to players from an outside setting during matches) is prohibited. Additionally, cheering for players is acceptable.
  • Casuals are not permitted when setups are in use for tournament play. TO's will inform players what stations open up for casuals as bracket progresses.
  • Please fully disconnect your controller(s) when leaving a setup & bring belongings with you.

*Stream station has optional audio headsets for players, & players can opt to use their own.


These are weighted per game, Lead TO may adjust / round in cases of non-whole numbers. Please consult TOs for any questions!

10 or less players:

  • 1st: 60% of the pot
  • 2nd: 40% of the pot

11-31 players:

  • 1st: 60% of the pot
  • 2nd: 30% of the pot
  • 3rd: 10% of the pot

32+ players:

  • 1st: 50% of the pot
  • 2nd: 25% of the pot
  • 3rd: 15% of the pot
  • 4th: 10% of the pot