General Rules

Event/Venue Rules

• No wireless controllers!
• Turbo buttons are not allowed.
• You must provide your own controller/joystick.
• Blind select is available by request.
• Programmable controllers and/or turbo functions are banned, and if a player is found using any such function will immediately forfeit the game.

Conduct

• Gambling is not allowed in the tournament area.
• Cheating is not tolerated and will result in immediate ejection.
• Alcoholic beverages are not allowed unless you are in the restaurant area of the hotel.
• Taking a loss to manipulate brackets/pools is poor sportsmanship and will result in disqualification from the tournament.
• Anyone caught stealing Equipment from the event or possessions from another person will result in criminal prosecution.
• Anyone caught fighting will result in immediate ejection from the tournament and a ban from future tournaments.

Fighting Game Rules

Blazblue Chrono Phantasma (Playstation 3)

· Default Settings
· Games are 99 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
· Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
· Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games
· Beginner Mode: OFF
· All DLC characters ALLOWED
· Unlimited Characters in BlazBlue BANNED
· DLC Characters ALLOWED

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (Xbox 360)

• One game is best of five rounds.
• One match is best of three games.
• Double Elminination
• Normal Life Setting
• 60 Second Time Limit
• Dangerzones are on
• Random Stage select
• Metroid Stage is banned(DOA Dimensions)
• Experimental Playround stage is banned(DOA 4.1)
• Hayate’s Cartwheel is banned(DOA three.1
• Winner Lock – Winner must stay same character, Loser may pick
• Random character can be chosen, but if the player wins they must choose the same character for the second match.
• Blind pick is allowed

Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360)

· Game Settings: Double Elimination, Standard Versus mode, 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, Grand Finals 3/5
· If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select
· DLC characters are allowed.
· You may not use any glitch that prevents the game from being played. This includes game freezing, game resetting, player freezing, etc.

Killer Instinct (Xbox One)

• Double elimination
• One game is best of three rounds.
• Grand Finals is the best of five games.
• Round timer: 99 seconds.
• Winner cannot change character.
• Loser can change character.
• No game breaking exploits, bugs, or anything that causes the system to crash.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Playstation 3)

• Double elimination
• One game is best of three rounds.
• One match is best of three games.
• Grand Finals is the best of five games.
• Round timer: 99 seconds.
• No Unlimited characters
• Winner cannot change character.
• Loser can change character.
• No game breaking exploits, bugs, or anything that causes the system to crash.

Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo)

· Game Settings: 4 Stock, 8 Minute Time Limit, No Items, Pause Disabled, 2/3 Games
· Starter stages: Yoshi’s Story, Fountain of Dreams, Final Destination, Battlefield, Dream Land.
· Counter-pick Stages: Pokemon Stadium.
· Wobbling is legal. Freezing and infinite stalling are not legal.
· First stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
· Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
· Following stages decided by winner banning one stage from all stages and then loser choosing.
· Any matches that are best of five, there are no stage bans.
· You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Playstation 3)

• One game is best of five, 80-second rounds.
• One match is best of five games.
• Grand Finals is the best of five games.
• Random stage select will be used.
• Winner must select the same character, loser may switch.
• Blind select is available by request.
• All DLC characters are available for use.
• SOLO mode is banned.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Xbox 360)

• One match is three out of five games.
• Grand finals is the best of five games.
• After a game has concluded, winner must stick with same team and order for the next game.
• Loser has option of switching team and order and also taking player side of choice.
• Game breaking glitches are banned.
• Galactus is banned.
• Turbo button features are NOT allowed.
• Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.
• Tournament is double elimination.

Ultra Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)

• One game is best of three, 99-second rounds.
• One match is best of three games.
• Grand Finals is the best of five games.
• Winner must select the same character and ultra, loser may switch.
• Blind select is available by request.
• Programmable controllers and/or turbo functions are banned, and if a player is found using any such function will immediately forfeit the game.
• Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.

Shooting Game Rules

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One)

To be announced upon release!

Sport Game Rules

FIFA 15 (Xbox One)

• All games will be played on 5 minutes halves on Xbox 1.
• Difficulty will be set on World Class for each game.
• All games will be played on the “Tele” camera angle.
• Double-Elimination.
• All tied games will be decided by ‘penalty kicks’.
• Players are to bring their own controller. Versus Gameplay will not be responsible for any loss or damage controllers brought by players.
• You are permitted to change teams during the tournament.
• No “All country teams”
• If two competing players want to play with the same team, they will have to flip a coin to decide who gets to use that team in front of a Marshal.
• No food and drinks in the playing area
• Narcotic use of any kind is not permitted in the tournament facility.
• No sideline coaching is allowed. You may not offer advice to anyone playing a game.
• If you are more than 5 minutes late to a game’s posted time, you forfeit that game.
• If a player purposely turns off a game while it is in progress, that player will forfeit that game.
• No verbal or physical threats of violence to other tournament participants. This will result in your immediate disqualification from the tournament.

LIABILITY • We are not responsible for property stolen, broken or lost during the tournament.

Madden 15 (Xbox One)

Madden Settings

• All games are played on the Xbox One console
• Games are played with default gameplay settings
• Event Type: Exhibition
• Play calling: Conventional
• Quarter Length: 5 minutes
• Accelerated Clock: On
• Play Clock Remaining: 20 seconds
• Stadium: Home Team Stadium
• Weather: Clear
• Skill Level: All Madden

Madden Rules

• Rosters will be updated to the most recent official download before the event begins
• Players ARE NOT allowed to use the same team
• If both players in a match up want to use the same team, the decision will be determined by coin flip
• Players can only use current NFL teams
• Home field will be determined by coin toss
• In the event of an Xbox or game malfunction, tournament games are to be replayed (League officials are authorized to call a winner if the game was near end and out of reach)
• No opening the Xbox’s disc tray, unplugging anything from the TV, Xbox, or touching the power outlets
• No moving a TV or Xbox without a Referee’s permission
• Players ARE allowed to bring and play with their own controller (The Sports Gaming League is not responsible for lost or stolen controllers or other personal items)
• Standing on chairs, tables, or other tournament equipment is strictly prohibited
• Verbal abuse of Spectators, Players, Referees and other Tournament Officials is strictly prohibited. Verbal abuse includes, but is not limited to, the use of insulting words or gestures, and/or excessive argument with a Referee or Tournament Official resulting in the delay of a Match
• Intentional Forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate the Brackets is strictly prohibited; all games must be played out in their entirety.
• Inappropriate physical contact with any Opponent, Spectator, Referee of Tournament Official is strictly prohibited
• Rules, regulations, terms, scheduling, prizes and giveaways may be subject to change. The Versus Gameplay reserves the right to amend rules at any time as long as they are fair and in the best interest of our players, fans, and the league as a whole.

Madden Gameplay

• No customs playbooks or custom audibles will be allowed.
• Players are not allowed to use a USB stick to load anything onto the XBOX One consoles.
• Any form of cheating, use of game exploits, glitches, modified controllers and/or equipment are strictly prohibited. League officials have the authority to disqualify/ban players at their discretion.
• Nano blitzing and FAG defense (11 man coverage, no man rush) are prohibited. Players caught using excessive nano blitzes or who are caught playing in FAG defense are subject to forfeiture at the referees discretion.
• Players must rush at least 2 men on pass plays. QB contains and QB spy’s DO NOT count as rushers.
• “QB Wrap” plays are outlawed
• Users may only use the onside kick if they are in the final 2 minutes of a half OR if they are losing by more than 4 points in the fourth quarter. Any player winning a game is not allowed to use an onside kick. Any other use of the onside kick during Sports Gaming League tournament play is strictly prohibited and can result in forfeiture of the match.
• Players have five minutes each prior to the start time of the match to update their team depth chart. After five minutes have passed you must stop all changes. Anyone found to use excessive time to set their line-ups prior to game risks being removed from the tournament at the referee’s discretion
• You can only pause the game when on the play selection screen
• Unnecessary pauses or delays are prohibited and can be subject to match forfeiture at the referees discretion
• Any action designed to disrupt the opposing Player’s view of the field or ability to select controlled players is prohibited and can be subject to match forfeiture at the referees discretion
• Each game will begin play at its designated time. Any Player attempt to delay such can be subject to match forfeiture at the referees discretion
• Players not present at the designated start time of their game will be disqualified and their opponent will be given a win for the match after the passing of a 5 minute grace period. Please be in the designated play area 5 minutes prior to round start time
• At the end of each match, players are instructed to leave the game on the box score screen. Any player to exit from the game before the score and necessary stats have been recorded is subject to forfeiture.

NBA 2k15 (Xbox One)

• Double Elimination to be played on Xbox 1
• The length of playing time during the Qualifiers and the Championship Leg will be 3 minutes per quarter, except for the Championship Game, which will be 5 minutes per quarter.
• You are permitted to use any of the normal 30 NBA teams from the 2012-20145 season. No special teams may be used.
• You are permitted to change teams during the tournament.
• You can also change your plays and coaches settings during the tournament. No custom plays.
• If two competing players want to play with the same team, they will have to flip a coin to decide who gets to use that team in front of a Marshal.
• Players are to bring their own controller. Versus Gameplay will not be responsible for any loss or damage controllers brought by players.
• No food and drinks in the playing area

GAME SETTINGS

• All Settings and Camera Views are DEFAULT. Skill level is HALL OF FAME.
• Instant Replay and Cinema Cut Scenes will be turned OFF.
• Fatigue will be turned ON. Injuries will be turned OFF.
• MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC Substitutions, Time Outs, and Late Game Fouling are allowed but must be preset before the start of the game.
• No manual substitution via START button. Substitutions are only allowed in-game via D-Pad and during called Time Outs.
• If you pause the game (using the START button) or press the PS Menu button, you must burn a timeout as a penalty. If you have no timeouts left, you will be required to take a penalty (delay of game for offense, or out of bounds for the defense).
• If the game goes into overtime the competing individuals will be allowed to compete given the allotted time. The individual with the highest score at the end of the overtime game wins the game.
• In the event of an outage of power, accidental unplugging, system freeze or some other event not in either player’s control that would not allow the participants to finish the game, the game will be restarted using the “situational setup” to exactly match the score, settings, quarter, time and possession so the game can continue as it was.

GLITCH RULES

• Remember, once this happens you must pause the game immediately and call for a judge to come and review the play. DO NOT take the liberty of reviewing the play before contacting a judge.
PENALTIES FOR BREAKING THE RULES • If you feel that your opponent is cheating, notify a judge. The judge’s decision is final and you could be kicked out of the Tournament and all futures tournaments.
CONDUCT • Please refrain from using “in-your-face” foul language. Also, please be respectful of all other players. The judges have final say over what is “respectful”, and you may be disqualified from the tournament if you do not cooperate.
• Narcotic use of any kind is not permitted in the tournament facility.
• No sideline coaching is allowed. You may not offer advice to anyone playing a game.
• If you are more than 5 minutes late to a game’s posted time, you forfeit that game.
• If a player purposely turns off a game while it is in progress, that player will forfeit that game.
• No verbal or physical threats of violence to other tournament participants. This will result in your immediate disqualification from the tournament.

LIABILITY

• We are not responsible for property stolen, broken or lost during the tournament.
• All decisions by the Judges about any aspect of the tournament are final.

FAQs

I'm not playing in any of the events. Do I have to pay a spectator fee?

We will be charging a spectator fee if you are not participating in any of the tournaments. The spectator fee is a low $10 for all three days of the tournament, and $5 for only Sunday. Kids 12 years and under will not be charged. You will not be allowed to play on casual stations or remain on the premises if you do not possess a badge.

I was not able to register online before the deadline. What can I do?

We will be taking onsite registrations on Nov 13,14. For those tournaments that are running on Friday, registration for those particular games will end one (1) hour before the tournament begins. Depending on time constraints, we may have a small window for registrations on Saturday, but those registering at that time will not be seeded and will be placed in the most convenient space available.

Will there be space for casual setups?

We will have room for casual setups. However, it will be on a BYOB (Bring Your Own Console) basis. The consoles and monitors for the event will be mainly be used for tournament play, and may not be available for casuals. We will also not supply games for casual play until tournament play winds down.

Will I be able to take pictures or film video?

You will be able to take pictures at your own leisure. Filming video of streamed matches is not allowed. If clarification is needed, contact any staff member throughout the weekend.

I'm running late for my pool(s). Will you guys wait for me?

NO. All the pools for a particular game will be running at the same time. The schedule is posted on the website, facebook page, and the appropriate SRK thread, and will have a copy onsite. You really have no excuse. When your name is called, you have only five(5) minutes to report to your match. Failure to appear after those 5 minutes will result in a loss. Absolutely no exceptions! And no crying about it!

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