Quick Rules

How to play:
  1. Create lobby
  2. From menu click "invite friend"
  3. Add opponent as friend and invite to game
  4. Once game is complete, both report scores and confirm results
Tournament Details:
  • Format: 1on1
  • Double Elimination
  • Best of 3 with best of 5 in grand finals
  • No group stage
  • Random seeding
Game settings:
  • Connection: Any
  • Opponent strength (min): LR
  • Opponent strength (max): Diamond
  • Fight rules: Winner Stays
  • Fight type: Solo
  • Solo rounds: 3
  • Max health: Normal
  • Danger Zones On
  • Time limit: 60
  • Players: 2
  • Private: 2
  • Stage Selection: Random
  • Banned Stage: Dojo
  • Step style: User preference
  • Character change between matches: Yes
  • Approved fighters: All fighters, including DLC
Terminology Help
  • Bo3/best of 3 - This term is given to the number of matches played per round. For example in the first round of the bracket, you may be asked to play 3 matches to determine which team can win the most of those 3 matches i.e 2-0, 2-1. This is a best of 3 series.
  • Highest Seed - Seeding is the term used to rank a team/players by number. This number changes over time based on a their cup progression and placement. You can view your seeding via the Bracket information where the lower the number, the higher the seed ranking is.

Chat

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Help

Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Still need help? During the cup, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.