Tournament Rules & Guidelines

Things to Note

  • Tournaments may potentially be streamed on Twitch during the day’s events.
  • Please expect commentary during your gameplay. This will be done by students and is meant to make the event more fun and engaging.
  • You are subject to photos and video while you are at the event unless you specifically request or would rather not to take part. Your name will never be shown without your permission, but your image may help UWGB Game Studies to promote this charity event in the future.


  • If you wish to participate in a tournament, you must tell us. There will be a pre-registration chart where you can sign your name upon your arrival.
  • Please make sure you know when your designated tournament is running so you can participate!
  • We expect there to be no “sore losers.” RESPECT OTHER GAMERS
  • I repeat, RESPECT OTHER GAMERS during gameplay
  • Make sure your phone or other distractions are not in your way during your tournament time. We will not pause the game so you can send a text.
  • If you are in cosplay, please see the rules about our cosplays and costumes and make sure your outfit will not interfere with others’ ability to participate.
  • We encourage you to participate in as many tournaments as you would like to. However, please recognize that our tournaments may cross over or two may be playing at the same time. Know which one you would like to play in most. And know what time it is running.
  • All rules and tournament setups are subject to change based on hardware availability and number of competitors. Your tournament organizer will let you know prior to the start of the event. 

Super Smash Bros. 4 (Wii U/3DS) Tournament (presented by Press Start Games)

Rules and Regulations:

  • *Players are subject to disqualification at the tournament director’s discretion for violation of rules and regulations.
  • *Rules/Regulations are subject to change
  • Double Elimination, Best of 3 until Finals
  • Best of 5 for Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals
  • 1v1, Time: 6 minutes, Stock: 2
  • Items: OFF/NONE
  • Handicap: OFF
  • Pause: Disabled
  • Stalling: Banned
  • Custom Moves: Banned
  • Equipment: Banned
  • DLC: All DLC Included
  • All stages except Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Town and City, Lylat Cruise, and Dreamland 64 are banned. Winner bans 1 stage and loser counterpicks from available stages.
  • Striking: RPS, Winner bans first. Winner bans 1, Loser bans 2, Winner picks from available stages. Both players can agree to go to a legal stage instead of striking.
  • Gentlemen’s rule: Both players can agree to go to a legal stage instead of striking.
  • There will be a 60 second time limit between matches.
  • Swearing/Foul Language are prohibited. This is a family-friendly event.
  • Touching/Altering the equipment without consent of the tournament director will result in disqualification and/or other disciplinary action.
  • Heckling/Harassment will not be tolerated. (Minor “smack talk” is fine. Insults and distractions such as waving hands in front of a player’s face are not acceptable)
  • Tournament Signups must be submitted by 11:45 am on the day of the event. Any submissions after that will not be included.
  • Players are welcome and encouraged to bring/use their own controllers for the tournament, but both Wii and GameCube controllers will be available. Anyone wishing to use their 3DS to participate must have their own copy of the game for their 3DS; we will not be providing any 3DS’s for use. 3DS’s MUST be disconnected after completing a match.

Injustice 2 (presented by Powers Comics)

  • Single Elimination bracket
  • Best of 5 rounds, first to 3 wins moves forward
  • All DLC fighters available by the start of Jingle Brawl are legal for play
  • Player must be present and ready to play when their match is ready to start or they forfeit the match
  • Each round will be 240 seconds
  • Stage: each player must select ‘random select’
  • Stage interactables: On
  • Competitive Mode: Enabled
  • Equipment and Levels: Off
  • Loser of the round has the option to change fighters if they choose
  • We reserve the right to add, change, or remove any rule(s) as needed 

The Jingle Brawl Magic: The Gathering Bash (presented by Gnome Games)

  • Standard constructed decks – bring your best one, or bring one for fun, and come out to play!
  • 3 rounds of Swiss, random pairings.
  • Win a match, win a prize pack!
  • Demo decks will be available

Madden NFL 18 (presented by Green Bay Packers Give Back)

  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Teams selected by choosing from 3 consecutive random selections. If two players have the same team in their selection of 3, another random will be allowed.
  • 4 minute quarters, no accelerated clock
  • Injuries turned off
  • All games played on All-Madden difficulty
  • Game style will be simulation
  • Weather is random for all games
  • Rosters will be current as of the day of the tournament
  • Controllers will be provided.
  • We reserve the right to add, change, or remove any rule(s) as needed