Players may not pick a stage they have won on in the current set except by use of the Gentleman’s Clause (see Additional Rules).
Some relative spawn points in some stages are significantly advantageous to one player/team. Either player may request, before a match begins, to have controller ports to be switched to avoid these situations. This request cannot be turned down. Port priority must be maintained through the switch. A list of neutral ports for each stage will be available on request.
Players may never ask for a neutral start where both players move to the opposite side of the stage and manually countdown an unofficial start. If a player asks for this use the above neutral ports rules instead.
Timeouts, Ties, and Sudden Death Situations:
If the timer reaches zero the player with the higher stock wins the game. If players are tied in stock the lower percentage holder wins. If players are tied in percent or lose their last stocks simultaneously then the players will compete in a final 1-stock game with a 3-minute timer. This Sudden Death game determines the winner of the game.
If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self-destruct move then the results screen will determine the winner. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If the use of a Self-Destruct Move creates a Sudden Death situation than standard Sudden Death rules will apply.
Players may compete under a rule set mutually agreed upon at the start of their set. Prior to starting a set using the Gentleman’s Clause both players must alert their pool judge to any changes they are enacting. Any ruleset willfully delaying the tournament is an exception to this clause.
If a player pauses the game a stock, or the game if no stocks are available, will be forfeited. If the pause occurs causing an opponent to lose a stock the pausing player will sacrifice 2 stocks, or the game if 2 stocks are unavailable. A player can lose the set on account of a pause.
Team Colors In Doubles:
Your characters color must match the color of your teammates character when possible.
Wobbling is legal. Wobbling past 250% will be viewed as intentional game stalling punished by pausing rules.
Freezing, infinites, and glitches preventing the game from continuing(disappearing characters, game resets, etc) are not allowed. Should you activate any of these actions you will forfeit the game. You can lose the set on a forfeit. You are responsible for knowing your characters and what illegal actions they may be capable of triggering. Accidental activations will be ruled as intentional in all cases.
Personal Reasons Clause:
If for any reason a top seeded player is unable to attend CEO 2019 after registering, staff will attempt to reseed pools only if the TO’s are notified that said registered player can not attend anymore at least 7 days before Tournament start date on June 28th. Once the tournament begins no reseeding or floating after pool play will be allowed.