What are the match rules for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Solo)?
SMASH BROS ULTIMATE SOLO RULES
1.1 Match Procedure
A “team” will consist of one (1) Players. Multiple teams from each eligible institution will be allowed to participate in the tournament.
All tournament sets will be played best-of-3 games, until Top 8 where sets will be played best-of-5. The ruleset will remain the same between the two.
All won games will contribute to overall standings, whether the set results in a victory or loss (ex. if TEAMA wins 2 games and TEAM B wins 1 game, TEAM B will be awarded 1 point for their overall standings, even though they lost the set). For this reason, completing all 3 games in a set is highly encouraged - teams can gain points for their standings even though they lose a set!
2.1 Game Rules
Time Limit: 7:00
FS Meter: Off
Selection: Set None
Pokemon Stadium 2
Town and City
Kalos Pokemon League
Random Omega and Random Battlefield may not be used
Most Battlefield and Ω forms are typically allowed, but there are several that are explicitly banned for various reasons.
First to: 1 Win
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
Team Attack: On
Launch Rate: 1.0x
Underdog Boost: Off
Scoring Display: Off
Show Damage: Yes
3.1 Stage Bans and Character Selection
During the setup for Game 1, only Starter Stages may be banned or selected - communication must take place between both schools on the Vanta platform via the chat function to determine bans/selections.
The home player will ban a stage
The away player will ban two stages
The home player will ban a stage
The remaining stage will be used for game 1
Both players must go to the stage select option (located in the bottom right of the arena lobby) and choose the selected stage.
Both Players will choose their characters. Neither player is required to declare their character to their opponent.
Players can choose different characters between their best-of-3 games. They may not, however, stop play during a game to repick their characters.
For game 2 and onward, both starter and counterpick stages may be chosen.
The winner of the previous game will ban 3 stages
The loser will pick from the remaining stages
A player may choose stages they have previously won on
Stage Agreement Clause
Players may agree to play on any legal stage at any point in the set.
Having a “gentleman’s agreement” to play on an illegal stage is prohibited.
Mii Fighters must use their default costumes (though players may select any color for their Mii) and must use a Guest Mii.
Mii Fighters should be named after the combination of special moves chosen, listed in the format “XXXX.” Any combination of moves may be used, but any movesets that any player may want to use during a set must be created before the set begins.
All DLC Characters are allowed for use in official matches
In the event of a new character being released, that character is prohibited until one week after their initial release date.
The use of Amiibo Characters is prohibited in official matches.
Characters that are seen as largely banned across collegiate and professional competitions are likely to be banned by Vanta as well. Characters shown on the list below are unable to be used in Vanta-sanctioned competition.
If an opponent uses a banned character, please report to email@example.com so that a forfeit loss will be awarded to the team that used the banned character.