Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open 2019 - Australian Open Qualifier 1

Last change: 08.03.2019 13:45

These are the rules for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open 2019 - Australian Open Qualifier 1. We make every effort to ensure the rules are complete and up to date but this may not always be the case. You should also check the Info Page and News for additions, exceptions and modifications that may apply. The rules are a guideline and the decisions by admins may differ from them depending on the circumstances. If you have any questions about the rules, please write a support ticket.

1. Cup Format

  • Game Mode: Smash (online with friends -solo)
  • Tournament structure: Single elimination, no group stage, random seed
  • Matches: Best of 3
  • Finals: best of 5

2. Match settings

  • Rules: Time
  • Time limit: 5 mins
  • Customisation : off
  • Handicap: off
  • Launch rate: 1.0x
  • Items: All on - Medium
  • Stock and time: (not needed) infinite
  • Friendly fire: (not needed) off
  • Score display: off
  • SD penalty: -1
  • In-game mic: off
  • Stage: random

3. Cup Rules

3.1. Troubleshooting

If a game chat is available during the event, all attempts to contact an admin, including support or protests, must be made through it. We do not take responsibility if attempts made through other channels including support tickets or protests are not seen in time to be handled.

3.2. Forfeit

If a contestant chooses to forfeit a cup match, they will be forfeit for the rest of the season and forfeit any prizes associated with that cup and eligibility for the season.

3.3. No Show

If your opponent does not show after 20 minutes, you must create a protest. Do not enter a default win for yourself.

3.4. Unsportsmanlike Behaviour

Any offensive, disrespectful or unsportsmanlike behaviour (including but not limited to flaming, insults, physical violence) connected to the ESL or the event will be punished and can lead to disqualification.

3.5. Changes to the rulebook

ESL Admins are allowed to change rules in the existing rulebook at any time.

4. Communication & Support

Please use matchchat, located on the bottom right hand side of your screen or submit a support ticket for any assistance.

4.1. Admins

All participants must adhere to the decisions and rules of the tournament organizers, admins, and referees. All decisions are final, except in cases where the option to appeal is clearly stated. ESL reserves the right to make judgement on cases not specifically covered by the rules in order to preserves the spirit of fair competition and sportsmanship. Conversations, either verbal or written, between organizers, admins, or referees, and participants are confidential. Publicly posting or sharing these conversations with outside parties is strictly forbidden, unless permission is obtained.

4.2. Matchmedia

All match media (screenshots, demos, etc) must be kept for at least 14 days. In general, you should upload the match media from a match to the match page as soon as possible. Faking or manipulating match media is of course forbidden and will result in severe penalties. Match media should be named clearly based on what it is. It is not possible to file a protest or write a support ticket to complain about bad match media naming. However, if an admin is hindered in their work because of bad match media names then it can be punished for.

4.3. Screenshots

A screenshot of the on-screen results must be made of every game that is played. The screenshots must be uploaded onto the page with the match details as soon as possible after the game has ended. One screenshot showing each result (e.g. per half or map) is needed and can be uploaded by either the winners or the losers.

5. Penalty Point Catalogue

In general, a player and the team can receive up to 6 penalty points per match, unless a single violation has a higher punishment. A team is only punished once per violation, regardless of how many players. Where a player or team receives penalty points for multiple violations, the penalty points are added together.

Rule violation Number of penalty points
No show Team: 3; Player: 2
Reject compulsory challenge Normal : 1
Intense : 2
Abort match Player / Team: 4
Use of ineligible player
Inactive barrage Player / Team: 3


Player / Team: 6
Unregistered player Player / Team: 3
Missing Premium (where required) Player / Team: 3
Missing Trusted (where required) Player / Team: 3
Ringer/Faker Player / Team: 6
Playing with wrong gameaccount Player / Team: 3
Playing without a registered gameaccount Player / Team: 3
Unsportsmanlike behaviour
Multiple/Fake accounts Warning / 1-3 penalty points
Faking country/nationality Warning / 1 / 2 / 3 penalty points
Deception Player / Team: 1 - 4
Fake result Player / Team: 4
Left matchPlayer/Team : 4
Ladder mixed : Play with wrong Team or Changed RandomPlayer : 3 first Time, 4 for the next time
Modify a team Player / Team : 6 + 1 month LeagueBan
Fake match media Player / Team: 6
Fake match Player / Team: 6
Cheating Player: 12 / Team: 6

6. Cup Format

  • Game Mode: Smash (online with friends -solo)
  • Tournament structure: Single elimination, no group stage, random seed
  • Matches: Best of 3
  • Third-place Match: Best of 5 (only Australia)
  • Finals: best of 5

7. Match Settings

  • Style: Stock
  • Stocks: 3
  • Time Limit: 7:00
  • FS Meter: Off
  • Damage Handicap: Off
  • Items: Low
  • All Items: On
  • Smash Ball: On
  • Stage Morph: Off
  • Stage Hazards: Off
  • Launch Rate: 1.0x
  • Underdog Boost: Off
  • Pausing: Off

8. Creating/Joining a Battle Arena

To create a Battle Arena, from the main menu:

  • 1. Select ‘Online’ -> ‘Smash’ -> ‘Battle Arenas’ -> ‘Create Arena’
  • 2. Select ‘Rules’ and create a Ruleset matching the tournament rules
  • 3. Once the tournament rules have been selected, set Battle Arena settings:
    Type: All Skill Levels
    Visibility: Public
    Format: 1-on-1
    Rotation: Bottom One Leaves
    Ensure Password is enabled by pressing ‘X’
    Continue to more settings by pressing ‘Y’
    Max Players: 2
    Stage: Choice
    Spirits: Off
    Voice Chat: Off
  • 4. Create the Battle Arena
  • 5. Share the Battle Arena information with your opponent
    Once in the arena, press the Arena Settings button in top-left of screen
    Provide your opponent the Battle Arena ID and Password, located in top-right of screen

To join a Battle Arena, from the Main Menu:

  • 1. Select ‘Online’ -> ‘Smash’ -> ‘Battle Arenas’ -> ‘Join Arena’
  • 2. Select ‘Enter Arena ID’
  • 3. Enter the Arena ID provided by your opponent
  • 4. Join your opponent’s Arena and enter the password provided by your opponent
  • 5. Once in the arena, press the Arena Settings button in top-left of screen
  • 6. Verify that all arena settings match the official tournament rules

9. Selecting a Stage to play on:

When you enter the Battle Arena, before entering the ring, both you and your opponent will select your preferred stage. When the Match starts, the Arena will randomly choose which player’s preferred stage will be played. Below are the available stages to choose from:

    Kongo Jungle
    Frigate Orpheon
    Yoshi’s Island
    Lylat Cruise
    Pokemon Stadium 2
    Castle Siege
    Paper Mario
    Gerudo Valley
    Duck Hunt

10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open 2019 Terms and Conditions

Please click here to view the Terms & Conditions for the Super Smash Bros. Utlimate Australiasian Open 2019