GAME SPECIFIC RULES

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • Banned Stage: Kanzuki Beach.
  • Legacy mode / controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Console: Arcade

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 3 of 5 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • No wireless or macro-capable controllers allowed. 

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 60 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same team, but is allowed to change order.
  • Loser can switch teams.
  • Legacy mode / controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.
 

 

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • Legacy mode / controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Unlimited Characters are Banned
  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • Legacy mode / controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • Interactables On.
  • Legacy mode / controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Console: Playstation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same team.
  • Winner can change order, but not assist type.
  • Loser can switch teams.
  • Galactus is banned.
  • Legacy mode / controllers are banned.
  • All wireless controllers are banned.

Console: GameCube

General Rules:

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Game Settings: 4 Stocks, 8 Minute Time Limit
  • Items are disabled.
  • Stalling with moves such as Jigglypuff’s Rising Pound or Peach’s Wall Bomber is banned
  • Glitches such as Ice Climbers’s Freeze Glitch and Mewtwo’s Soul Stunner are banned.
  • Pause option is disabled in the game menu. If left on, accidental pausing mid match forfeits a stock.
  • You may not choose any stage you have won on during a set, unless agreed by both players.
  • A tie is determined by most stocks, and then if still tied, by percentage. If percentage is tied, the match is fully replayed.
  • Playing as Master Hand is banned

Doubles Rules:

  • Friendly Fire enabled
  • Life stealing stocks from a teammate is allowed

Neutral Stages:

  • Final Destination
  • Battlefield
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Dream Land
  • Fountain of Dreams [Singles Only]
  • Pokemon Stadium [Doubles Only]

Counter-Pick Stages:

  • Pokemon Stadium [Singles Only]
  • Kongo Jungle 64 [Doubles Only]

Match Procedure
Players select their characters. Either player may choose to Blind Pick. In this case, each player secretly tells a third player their character before picking with the third player verifying their selections.

Players play Rock-Paper-Scissors. Winner chooses between selecting controller port or first Stage Strike

Players take turns removing stages from the Neutral Stages list above based upon the results of the previous rule. The first player to strike removes one(1) stage from the list, the second player removes two(2), and the first player then chooses from the remaining two(2) stages.
The players play the first match of the set, winning player of the preceding match bans a stage from the full list of stages, both Neutral and Counter-Pick. Does not apply to Best of 5 sets.
The Losing player of the preceding match picks a stage for the next match. Cannot choose the stage banned in the previous step, nor a stage they’ve already won on during this set, unless agreed.

The winning player of the preceding match may choose to change characters.The losing player of the preceding match may choose to change characters. The losing player of the preceding match may change their controller port. The next match is played
Repeat Steps 5 through 10 for all subsequent matches until the set is complete.

Console: WiiU

  • Singles: 2 stock, 6 minutes best of 3
  • Top 8 Singles best of 5
  • Doubles: 3 stock, 8 minutes best of 3
  • Team attack and stock sharing ON
  • Customs Off
  • Items Off / None
  • Miis restricted to 1111 and must be default height / weight

Stage List:

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Smashville
  • Lylate Cruise
  • Dreamland 64
  • Duck Hunt

Set Procedure:

1. Players select their characters. Either player may elect to do Double Blind Character Selection (see next section)

2. Use Stage Striking to determine the first stage. Players will play a best of one game of rock paper scissors. Winner may opt to strike first or second. The first striker will strike 2 stages from the stage list. The second striker will strike 3 stages. The first striker will strike one stage from the remaining 2 stages, and the first match of the set will be played on that stage.

3. The players play the first match of the set

4. Winning player of the preceding match may ban one stage.

Console: Xbox One

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • All wireless / macro enabled controllers are banned.

Console: Supergun Arcade

  • Players must supply their own controller / joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch character.
  • Akuma is banned
  • All wireless / macro enabled controllers are banned.

BEHAVIOR

We have a zero tolerance policy towards threats, harassment and physical violence at any Canada Cup Gaming Event. Any attendee breaking this rule will immediately be evicted from the event, and your door and entry fees will be forfeit. Depending on the severity of the act in question, Canada Cup Gaming will not shy away from bans from future events. We understand that in certain situations, someone may not feel comfortable publicly addressing such incidents. If this is the case please seek out a tournament director to relay your concerns.

Players will be held responsible for any and all damage to Canada Cup equipment and venue property. The Canada Cup team is not responsible for damages or loss of personal property. Please be mindful and courteous of other attendee’s property, if you find lost or misplaced items please turn it in to the registration desk or a Canada Cup Gaming staff member. Theft is not tolerated at any Canada Cup Gaming event. If an attendee is found to in possession of stolen property, they will be evicted and banned from future Canada Cup events.

Canada Cup Gaming requires that all attendees under 12 years of age be accompanied by an adult.

CONTROLLERS

Canada Cup Gaming does not supply controllers for our events. Please read the details about each tournament to see what system each game will be played on. Games will not be split across multiple systems, so please prepare ahead of time.

All wireless controllers are banned on XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. Again, please prepare ahead of time with a wired controller for these consoles. It is the expectation that players will desync all controllers used on Playstation 4 consoles. Failure to do so will result in a reprimand, repeat offenses will result in a player being disqualified from their tournament bracket. Legacy controls are banned for all tournaments running on Playstation 4. All macro and button configurations permitted within the game are tournament legal. Rapid-fire / Turbo, hardware programmable and tool assisted mechanisms are banned from all Canada Cup Gaming events.

Controller converters are the responsibility of the player. CronusMAX converters are banned.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Canada Cup Gaming promotes all ages venues. Any individual with liquor on the premises will be asked to remove it. Follow up problems, will result in the offending party’s removal from the premises. If you are visibly intoxicated and causing a disruption you will receive one warning, if this behavior escalates or staff receive further complaints, the offending party will be removed and forfeit all venue and tournament fees.

Canada Cup Gaming after hours, and licensed events are subject to provincial laws and comply with legal age restrictions for alcohol consumption.

E-CIGARETTES

Canada Cup Gaming expects all attendees to comply with provincial or locally mandated e-cigarette legislation. Failure to comply will result in a reprimand from venue staff. Repeat offenses will result in the attendee being asked to leave the venue.

MATCH EXPECTATIONS

In the event that you are not present for your match pool judges will do everything possible to play past your match. If you are called a second time and do not respond, you will forfeit the match in question. The accepted time limit is 5 minutes. Any pausing or pushing of the guide button is an immediate loss of the round. This must be reported to the judges at the time it happens, if the match is played to conclusion after this occurs, the offending party will not be penalized. Judges will force a match forfeit if they witness a pause or controller interruption to the match. Pauses that occur in guaranteed loss situations (i.e: Critical Art animations) will not be penalized.

In the event of a controller malfunction a suitable replacement must be found, stopping the match to replace a controller must be alerted to the judge immediately. If this occurs between matches neither player will be penalized. If a player stops the match to replace his controller this match will be forfeited.

Games that have the option for Simple Mode play, i.e. BlazBlue and Marvel vs Capcom 3, these controller settings are banned.

PERFORMANCE AND COLLUSION

Canada Cup Gaming prides itself on hosting events sporting some of the highest levels of competition in the world. As such, collusion or match fixing of any kind is not acceptable. If we determine that competitors are willfully manipulating match results they will be disqualified from the event and in turn forfeit and rights to titles or prizes they would have otherwise earned. This determination is at the sole discretion of the Canada Cup Gaming board of directors. If a player so chooses to forfeit a match, it must be told to the judge prior to the match starting. In this case, neither player would be penalized and the forfeiting player would move to the loser’s bracket if in winners, or removed from the tournament if in loser’s.

Play to win at all times.

 


 

CHARACTER SELECTION

Any and all character bans will be posted in the event information.

In a best two of three match format, only the loser of a match can decide to change characters. The winner of the match can elect to switch Ultras if their opponent changes characters, but must select their ultra prior to their opponents character selection .

SIDE SELECTION

If players cannot agree on side selection this will be resolved by a coin toss by a judge or Rock Paper Scissors.

BRACKET SEEDING

Canada Cup Gaming does everything in its power to seed regionally, to minimize the chances of players facing someone from their own community early in the tournament. Misrepresenting your region at the time of registration can result in improper seeding. In this event, Canada Cup Gaming will not take any steps to correct a player’s placement in the bracket.

THE CANADA CUP GAMING REFUND POLICY

Canada Cup Gaming Ltd. does not refund tournament and venue entry fees. If you pre-register and for what ever reason cannot attend, we permit registrants a one time transfer your registration information to another party up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled event registration cut off.

PRIVACY POLICY

Canada Cup Gaming respects your right to privacy and online anonimity. As such, we will never disclose customer and player information to a 3rd party or sponsor. The information you provide us is strictly confidential. Any personal information you submit to us, including name, street address, e-mail and any other contact information will not be sold or distributed.

IDEMNIFICATION

All Canada Cup Gaming tournament participants and guests shall protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Canada Cup Gaming Ltd, affiliated corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives and employees from and against any and all costs and expenses, damages, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, losses and judgments including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and legal expenses, based on, arising out of or in any way related or connected with the Event or any other matter or activity directly or indirectly related to the Event, including but not limited to libel, slander, disparagement, defamation, copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, piracy, plagiarism, or infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any third party. This obligation shall continue beyond the term of the Event.