Brawl Minus 4.2 Official #15: Nautical Nights!

Pin Clock

Project Leader
Minus Backroom
I've had enough of hot summers, haven't you? Well then sailor, climb aboard and spent some time with the Brawl Minus Nautical Nights Tournament! Grab a drink, grab a friend, enjoy the lights as you beat the lights out of them! This seaside affair takes place on July 16th 2022 at 6:00PM EST/3:00PM PST, and be sure to BYOB: Bring your own Brawl-!

Want in? Of course you do! Here's how:
1. Download the Official Netplay Build here: https://brawlminus.net/dl/12633/
2. Register for the tournament here: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/odwTrVfnIo
3. On July 16th 2022 from 5:00 PM EST/2:00PM PST-6:00 PM EST/3:00PM PST, check in for the tournament on the same link you used to register!
4. Go to the chat here to meet up with the other participants: https://discord.gg/wkxu7f6
5. Once the tournament starts, find your foes and play your games!

You will also be able to watch the tournament live on our Youtube channel here!

Now, for the rules!

  • 1v1 Tournament, Brawl Minus 4.2-0104 (This can be verified on the main menu)
  • Items are set to Off and None.
  • Stock and Time are set to 4 stock and 8 minutes respectively.
  • Sets are Bo3 until top 6 (winners semis, losers quarters), where all are Bo5
  • Blatant stalling is not allowed, and what is stalling is up to the TO. If offstream, explain the situation as best you can.
  • Suicide Rule: If a match ends by both remaining players losing their last stock at the same time due to a suicide move (EX: Flame Choke, Galactic Crusher), the results screen determines the winner. If both players die at the same time, replay that match with one life and 3 minutes of time, using the same characters on the same stage. Any Sudden Death match is strictly not to be played. If both players die to a suicide move in the 1 stock rematch, then the initiator loses.
  • Blind Picks: The first character selection of a set must be without prior knowledge of the opponent's character selection for both players. This is usually done by both people DMing a 3rd party, such as a TO.
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: You may not counterpick to the previous stage you won on. Gentleman's clause: Any stage may be played on so long as both players agree to it, including banned stages.
  • Pausing: Pause should be turned off. However, if the game is paused, the pauser shall lose a stock no matter the game state unless the other player allows them to keep it.
  • Timed out matches will be determined by the remaining number of lives, then percentage of the current stock. In the event of a percentage tie, replay that match with one life and 3 minutes of time, using the same characters on the same stage. Any Sudden Death match is strictly not to be played.
  • BrawlEX issue: Pikachu & Pichu, Lucario & Mewtwo, and Samus & ZSS cannot be in a match together without issues. If players wish to play both in a pair of these characters, another judgement roll must be made. If you win the roll, you must be locked into that character for the rest of the set. If someone is already on one of these characters, you cannot switch to their counterpart after a game with them has already been played.
  • MAX Aura (AKA ULTRATAUNT, Lucario's secret taunt that brings him to 999% damage) is banned. Any activation of MAX aura will result in an immediate round loss.
Stage Rules
  • Order of events for a set Round 1: Both players blind pick their characters. Then, each player strikes 2 stages, and the last stage remaining is chosen. The strike order is 1-2-2-1. To determine strike order, use a single Game & Watch Judgement (side b). Higher number strikes first. Round 2 (and onwards): Counterpick stages can now be selected. The Winner of the last round bans stages (3 in a Bo3 set, 2 in a Bo5 set), and the loser of the last round can choose any remaining stage to play the next match on. AFTER stage selection, the winner of the previous game selects their character, then the loser selects their character.
Starter Stages:
  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokemon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Spear Pillar
Counterpicks:
  • Yoshi's Story (Melee)
  • Warioware
  • Lylat Cruise
Netplay Specific Rules
  • Limit one person to one computer (If two people would be using the same computer, only one of them is allowed to play)
  • Technical problems: If someone is having technical problems (lag, desyncing, updates, etc.) they will be given a 15 minute timer to fix issues. After that, if the match cannot be played out, the player with issues will be DQed. This will only be allowed once per set, and 3 times per tournament as a whole. We understand things happen, as this is an online event, but we must move things along.
  • Players must have their Discord nickname or username be the same as the name in the bracket. If it is discovered that no names match, your Discord nickname will be changed for the event.

The prize for the winners of this tournament was generously donated by Neville and ENB, and what a hot prize! Be sure to thank him!
1st place: $90
2nd place: $40
3rd: $20

In addition, The top 3 players will get a Discord Role for their respective placement.

Party Hard, Smash Responsibly
 
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