We want you to be hype, but let’s keep in mind that these are NOT 18+ events we’re putting on. If you wouldn’t shout it out at your Grandma, or a small child chances are it’s not going to fly. In the heat of the moment we understand that we all slip up, all we ask is that you make an effort not to shout out any F Bombs.
Keep the violence on the screen. We have a zero tolerance policy towards threats and physical violence at every Canada Cup Gaming Event. Anyone breaking this rule will immediately be evicted from the event and your door and entry fees will be forfeit. In serious cases you will be banned from any further Canada Cup Gaming events.
If it is not yours, do not tamper with it. 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 lost or damaged property. Also, be mindful and courteous of other people’s property, if you find lost or misplaced items please turn it in to the registration desk or a Canada Cup Gaming staff member.
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. Again, please prepare ahead of time with a wired controller. Any controller that syncs with a system is unacceptible for use in a Canada Cup Tournament setting, there are numerous options available for wired controllers and it is your responsibility to abide by these rules. If you show up to play your match and try and sync a controller this will result in you forfeiting the match at a judges discretion. 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.
*What about Hitbox Controllers? Hitbox controllers are tournament legal as simultaneous left and right blocking has been corrected and now results in a neutral input.
Canada Cup Gaming events are all ages events, as such we will never purchase liquor licenses for tournament events. Any individual with liquor on the premises will be asked to remove it. Any follow up problems, will result in the offending party’s removal from the premesis. Also, if you are visibly intoxicated and causing a disruption you will recieve one warning to correct this behaviour, if you refuse or there is an other incident, you will be removed and forfeit all venue and tournament fees.
Canada Cup Gaming after hours or licensed events are subject to provincial laws and comply with legal age restrictions for alcohol consumption.
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. At the player’s discretion, matches can be played to completion.
Controller malfunctions happen. 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.
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 return to the Character Select ScreenONLY to switch Ultras in Super Street Fighter 4.
If players cannot agree on side selection this will be resolved by a coin toss by a judge or Rock Paper Scissors.
The standard match format for Canada Cup Gaming Singles tournaments is Double Elimination, Best Two of Three Matches. Best Three of Five Grand Finals. In cases of special or exhibition events these rules may be modified. Amendments to rules will be posted in the Event information.
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. We want to maximize every players chance to engage and face off against opponents from abroad.