Entry into the tournament after the registration period expires is generally not allowed, but may be accepted at the discretion of the Director. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
The tournaments will be double elimination. Choosing Sides When both players are at the game console, they must come to an agreement which side of they machine they will play on (who will sit on 1p and who will sit on 2p) If an agreement cannot be reached, a game of rock-paper-scissors will determine who gets to pick their side. Choosing Characters Standard Selection Both players choose their characters whenever they want. This is a free for all. Players pick who they want and go. Playing the Match Once sides and characters have been chosen, the players should begin the first Game in the Match. If a player accidentally or intentionally stops his game for any other reason, he will be forced to forfeit the round. Example include accidentally pressing the start button on his controller to pause the match, unplugging his or his opponents joystick, etc. If the game cannot be restarted from the exact point of interruption, the player is forced to forfeit the Game. The following rules go into effect once a Game ends The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games in best 2 out of 3. Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to the Judge. If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching sides (1p vs 2p) for the next Game. The player who won the game does not have the option of switching sides. He must stay on the same side if the loser does not want to switch. The player who won the last Game is required to keep the same characters, game modes, and order of characters for the next Game. The player who lost the last Game is allowed to choose whatever character he desires. Rule Violations If you violate these rules, the judge will determine the punishment by either disqualification, round loss, match loss, or set loss.
Any tournament players that are not present when their match is called for pool/semifinal/final matches, without giving staff a valid reason for not being present, will have a period of two (2) minutes to report, to their station with the required equipment. After the two minute period has expired, you will be forced to forfeit your Match. This is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy, and friends or staff can’t save you. There will be no ties in any tournament. Anyone refusing to play any Match (including the finals) will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament. A draw match as determined by the game must be replayed, unless the game awards the draw to a player (i.e. Street Fighter III, Third Strike). Inevitable Defeat rule is in effect. This is defined as when a player has legally won the round or match (i.e. landed a move that will kill the opponent) but pauses the game before the game awards the round won icon, will still be awarded the win. The most common occurrence of this rule is when Player 1 lands a super on Player 2, but the super animation is a grab and the damage isn’t awarded till the final hit connects, but the opponent has legally lost the round. If there is a dispute over whether the move would have knocked out the other player, a tournament official will unpause the match, see the result of the action, and proceed from there. If the attack does not kill the opponent, then the mid game pause rules are in effect. No sexually explicit acts, explicit nudity, solicitations or non-consensual sexualization. Any of the following in or around the event hall will result in a permanent ban. 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 under performing, 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.