General Rules for Evo 2015


  • All games will be played on the default settings, unless otherwise specified, below.
  • All macros available via the in-game controller configuration menu are allowed.
  • Hardware programmable input entry, rapid-fire, or other hardware assisted mechanisms are strictly forbidden.
  • Accidentally pausing the game at any time during the fight may force you to forfeit the round (solely at a judge’s discretion).
  • Any player using “Random Select” to pick their character, must “Random Select” again if they win the match, provided that there is no way to pick a certain character in the random box.
  • You must provide your own controller for games played on all systems.
  • All converters are the responsibility of the player.
  • Cronus Max Plus and Titan One conveters are banned.
  • All wireless controllers which pair to the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 are banned.
  • XBOX One wireless controllers are allowed to be used only with a USB cable, and no batteries or battery pack in the controller.
  • PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controllers are allowed, but must remain at the pool stations during tournament play.
  • Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, or WiiU gamepad are not allowed. Pro Controller as well as GameCube controllers are allowed for Smash Bros. for WiiU.
  • Removing the battery or otherwise disabling these controllers is NOT OK.  You may not use these controllers under any circumstances.
  • 3rd party controllers which pair to a dongle like the MadCatz controllers are fine.

Ultra Street Fighter IV

  • Game version: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode, 99 Seconds, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, Edition Select=Off, No Handicap
  • The top 8 competitors will play 3/5 Matches.
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.
  • Winner may change ultra (only if opponent changes characters), but has to pick ultra first after loser picks character.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

  • Game version: US Xbox 360
  • Game Settings: 99 Seconds, 3/5 Games, Default Handicap, Default Damage
  • You may not use any glitch that prevents the game from being played. This includes game freezing, game resetting, player freezing, dead body infinites, etc.
  • Winner must keep exact same team (including assists), but may switch order of assists via loading screen.
  • Galactus is banned in tournament play.
  • No multiple characters are allowed on the same team.

Killer Instinct

  • Game version: US Xbox One
  • Game Settings:  2/3 Games, 99 Seconds
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.
  • There will be no customizing colors, names or items at any time before or during a tournament match. Any player that does so will be given a loss.

Mortal Kombat X

  • Game version: PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode,  2/3 Games, 99 Seconds
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.

Guilty Gear Xrd

  • Game version: PlayStation 3
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode,  2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.

Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax

  • Game version: PlayStation 3
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode,  2/3 Games
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.

Tekken 7

  • Game version: Arcade
  • Game Settings:  2/3 Games, 99 Seconds
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.
  • There will be no customizing colors, names or items at any time before or during a tournament match. Any player that does so will be given a loss.

Super Smash Bros Melee

  • Game version: US Nintendo GameCube
  • 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.

Super Smash Bros for WiiU

  • Game version: US Nintendo WiiU
  • Game Settings: 2 Stock, 6 Minute Time Limit, Items Off, Equipment Off, 2/3 Games
  • Amiibo’s are banned.
  • Order of events: Pick characters, then stage striking, then custom move selection.
  • Custom moves are allowed. See THIS document for allowed sets at the tournament.
  • Available Stages:: Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Lylat Cruise, Town & City, Castle Siege, Delfino Plaza, Duck Hunt, Halberd
  • All Omega stages are banned.
  • Following stages decided by winner banning one stage from all stages and then loser choosing.
  • First stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1(1)-P2(2)-P1(2)-P2(2)-P1(1) order.
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
  • You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to.
  • You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.
  • Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.
  • There will be no loading anything on to the consoles from a Nintendo portable gaming system.
  • Allowed controllers: WiiU Pro Controller & GameCube Controller.