• December 23-24 | Bahrain

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General Tournament Rules (Game-specific Rules Below):

  • Players are expected to check in between 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the designated signup desk. Any late check-ins (barring extreme circumstances) will not be entertained.
  • Players who register onsite will be handled after check-ins from online registrations are complete.
  • Controllers are BYOC (Bring Your Own Controller). If you do not have a controller ready in time for your match, you risk a disqualification.
  • Button checks to be conducted by mutual agreement between players and should be completed as quickly as possible.
  • Players using wireless controllers are required to desynchronize them IMMEDIATELY after they are done with their tournament set. This is to avoid potential disruptions to other players.
  • Once the tournament starts, you are expected to be near the playing area at all times. If you are called to a match and do not respond within 10 minutes, you will be disqualified.
  • All disqualifications are irreversible unless they come as a result of a clear judgment error on the part of the TO.
  • If you need to leave the tournament area for some time or altogether, please notify an organizer immediately so they can adjust the situation accordingly. Explain your situation clearly so you do not get unfairly disqualified.
  • Pause can only occur by one player requesting it from their opponent, whereby the opponent agrees. Pausing to affect the opponent will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Mid-match, you are not allowed to physically attempt to affect your opponent (e.g. try to hit buttons on their controller). Doing so will result in your disqualification from the tournament.
  • Once done with a match, immediately notify an organizer of the result so they can update the bracket, and clear the play area you used for the next players to step in.
  • If spectating a match, keep your support for the players purely vocal. Do not physically encroach on the players’ space.
  • If you are coaching another player, you may only give them advice before the set starts and between matches. NO COACHING IS ALLOWED MID-MATCH.
  • Keep it civil. Attendees who attempt to start fights will be respectfully ejected from the venue.
  • You may use open stations for casual matches only if there are no tournament matches that need to run there. If you are asked to stop playing casual matches by a TO, please do so immediately.
  • If you play on the streaming/recording station, make sure the person in charge of it has your name for commentary purposes.

Game-specific Tournament Rules (Click game name to expand):

  • Season 2 Balance Update planned for 20 December will be used, and New Character “Akuma” will be allowed.
  • Tournament is a double-elimination bracket (you have to lose to two players to be eliminated)
  • Matches are contested in best 2-out-of-3 sets. Winners, losers, and grand finals are best 3-out-of 5 sets.
  • Game settings: Vs. mode, 2-out-of-3 rounds, 99-second clock
  • First match:
    • Characters are selected in double-blind picks by default.
    • If needed, you can have an organizer confirm the character picks by secretly hearing each players’ choices beforehand.
  • Second match onwards:
    • Loser may switch character. Winner has to keep their character.
  • All button checks have to be done at the Vs. mode menu before going to character select.
  • The player on the Player 1 side is fully responsible for confirming with Player 2 whether subsequent matches go to rematch or character select. They must do so by clearly communicating with Player 2 and making the decision based on said communication.
  • Tournament is a double-elimination bracket (you have to lose to two players to be eliminated)
  • Game Settings:
    • Stock and time are set to 2 stock and 6 minutes for Singles
    • Custom Fighters are set to off
    • Mii Fighters are legal, with their full move sets available as per the Evolution 2015 move list. All Miis are to be set to default size only.
  • Stage List:
    • Starter Stages:
      • Battlefield
      • Final Destination
      • Smashville
      • Town & City
      • Lylat Cruise
    • Counterpick Stages:
      • Dreamland 64
      • Duck Hunt
  • Additional Rules:

  • Stage Striking: The player with port priority strikes one stage from the Starter Stage list. Then the other player strikes two stages. The first player strikes one more stage and the remaining stage is used for the first match. (i.e. Striking order goes 1,2,2,1)
  • Stage Clause: You cannot counterpick a stage that you have previously won on in the same set.
  • Stage Bans: During the stage ban phase, the player who won the previous game may ban one stage from either the Starter or Counterpick lists.
  • Tournament is a double-elimination bracket (you have to lose to two players to be eliminated)
  • Matches are contested in best 2-out-of-3 sets. Winners, losers, and grand finals are best 3-out-of 5 sets.
  • Game settings: Vs. mode, 2-out-of-3 rounds, 99-second clock
  • First match:
    • Characters are selected in double-blind picks by default.
    • If needed, you can have an organizer confirm the character picks by secretly hearing each players’ choices beforehand.
  • Second match onwards:
    • Loser may switch character. Winner has to keep their character.
  • All button checks have to be completed at the character select screen before the match starts.
  • Tournament is a double-elimination bracket (you have to lose to two players to be eliminated)
  • Matches are contested in best 2-out-of-3 sets. Winners, losers, and grand finals are best 3-out-of 5 sets.
  • Game settings: 3v3 Vs. mode, 60-second clock, no life bar handicaps
  • First match: 
    • Characters are selected in double-blind picks by default.
    • If needed, you can have an organizer confirm the character picks by secretly hearing each players’ choices beforehand.
  • Second match onwards:
    • Winner must keep characters from previous match, even if loser chooses to reselect.
    • Winner can change character order only if loser chooses to go to order select. (WINNER CANNOT ENFORCE ORDER SELECT IF LOSER SELECTS REMATCH)
  • All button checks should be completed at the character select screen, before the match begins.

GCC Majors Bahrain 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee side tournament is organized by Melee GCC. The below rules have been provided by organizers of the side tournament. Any questions can be directed to the organizers at @MeleeGCC on Twitter or through email.

  • Registration Instructions:
  • Payment will be on site and will cost 1 BHD or 10 SAR. Check-in for the tournament will be at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Please don’t be late to avoid disqualification.
  • Tournament is a double-elimination bracket (you have to lose to two players to be eliminated)
  • Matches before top eight are contested in best of 3 sets. Top eight matches are best of 5 sets
  1. Game Settings
  • Items will be disabled.
  • Stock and time are set to 4 stock and 8 minutes.
  • Pause option is disabled in the game menu. If left on, accidental pausing mid match forfeits a stock.
  1. Stage List
  • Starter stages: Battlefield, Dream Land N64, Final Destination, Fountain of Dreams, Yoshi’s Story.
  • Counterpick stages: Pokémon Stadium.
  1. Stage Striking
  • First stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages list in P1-P2-P2-P1 order, the first strike is decided by a Rock-paper-scissors best of 1.
  1. Match Process and additional rules:
  • Winner of the preceding match bans a stage from either the Neutral or Counterpick stage lists
  • Loser of the preceding match picks a stage for the next match. Can’t pick a banned stage or a stage they’ve won on during the set unless the other player agrees to it.
  • After the loser chooses a stage the winner can change their character and after that the loser picks a character and starts the match.
  • Best of five sets have no stage bans.
  • Button checks should not take up more than 40 seconds.
  • Registration for the tournament will be through the following form: Registration for GCC Majors 2016 BlazBlue Central Fiction Side Tournament
  • Brackets for the tournament are available here: Brackets for BBCF Side Tournament at GCC Majors Bahrain 2016 (Note: The brackets may not be final until the start of the tournament.)
  • Tournament is a double-elimination bracket
  • Matches are contested in best 2-out-of-3 sets. Winners, losers, and grand finals are best 3-out-of 5 sets.
  • Game settings: Versus Mode, 99 Seconds, Best of 3 rounds
  • Both players start on a blind pick
  • First match:
    • Characters are selected in double-blind picks.
  • Second match and after:
    • Loser can switch their character. Winner has to keep their character.
  • All button checks have to be completed at the character select screen before the match starts.
  • Banned Stages are: BLUE and Forbidden Gate -Altar-
  • For any inquiries contact @blackace567 on Twitter or send an email to blackace5672@gmail.com