General Rules for Evo 2019


  • 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, modifiers, macros, or other hardware assisted mechanisms are strictly forbidden.
  • Accidentally pausing the game at any time during the fight will force you to forfeit the round.
  • 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.
  • Brook Converters are allowed.
  • Cronus Max Plus and Titan One converters are banned.
  • There is a maximum of 30 seconds allowed between games in a set.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

  • Game version: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode, 99 Seconds, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, No Handicap
  • The top 8 competitors will play 3/5 Matches.
  • Legacy Controller Mode is banned.
  • Training Stage, Skies of Honor, Flamenco Tavern, and Kanzuki Beach stage are not tournament legal.

DragonBall FighterZ

  • Game version: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: 300 Seconds, 2/3 Games, Default Handicap, Default Damage

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

  • Game version: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings:  3/5 Games, 180 seconds
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.

Mortal Kombat 11

  • ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER, 13-17 MUST HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER TO PLAY
  • Game version: US PlayStation 4, Non Hotfixed Version (Only latest hard patch)
  • Game Settings: 2/3 games, Top 8 will play 3/5 games.
  • Winner must keep same character.
  • Stage Select: Random

Under Night In Birth: EXE Latest

  • Game version: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: 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: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings:  2/3 Games, 60 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.

Soul Calibur VI

  • Game version: US PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: 2/3 Games, 60 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.

Samurai Shodown

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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Game version: US Nintendo Switch
  • Game Settings: 3 Stock, 7 Minutes, Final Smash Meter: Off, Spirits: Off, Damage Handicap: Off, Stage Selection: Anyone, Items: Off and None, First to: 1 Win, Stage Morph: Off, Stage Hazards: Off, Team Attack: On, Launch Rate: 1.0x, Underdog Boost: Off, Pausing: Off, Score Display: Off, % Show Damage: Yes, Custom Balance: Off, Echo Fighters: Separate, Radar: Big, 2/3 Games
  • Allowed Controllers: Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Pro Controller, Nintendo Joy-Con, SmashBox
  • Mii Fighters: All moveset combinations are legal
  • Amiibo’s are banned.
  • Starter stages: Battlefield, Final Destination, Pokémon Stadium 2, Smashville, Town And City
  • Counter-pick stages: Kalos Pokémon League, Lylat Cruise, Yoshi’s Island (Brawl), Yoshi’s Story
  • First stage is decided by (Rock Paper Scissors) best of 1. Winner may choose to either strike a stage first or select a port first. Stages are struck in a P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • Following stages decided by winner striking two stages from all stages and then loser choosing.
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
  • You may not pick any stage you have previously won on during the set 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.
  • If a game ends with a self-destruct move, the results screen will determine the winner.
  • Sudden Death with tied percentage/stock will result in a 1 stock/2 minutes playoff match.
  • There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles.