What are the match rules for Mortal Kombat 1?


1.1 Match Procedure

  • Tournament Teams
    • A “team” will consist of one (1) Player. Multiple teams from each eligible institution will be allowed to participate in the tournament.
  • Set Length
    • 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.
      • One (1) GAME is considered to be a best of three (3) ROUNDS.
      • One (1) MATCH is considered to be a best of three (3) GAMES.
2.1 Game Rules
  • Game Setup:
    • The team that is the designated “Home” team will create the lobby and will add the “Away” team to that lobby. Team captains or coaches are expected to communicate via the Vanta platform to get the correct usernames added.
    • Main Menu > Versus > Online.
    • Select Private > Versus.
  • Remake Procedure: In the event of a server crash that impacts all ten players, the game may be remade. Picks and bans must stay consistent with the previous iteration of the game, and the rest of the game will be played out in full. 

3.1 Stage Selection

  • Players will alternate choosing stages between games. One (1) GAME is considered to be a best of three (3) ROUNDS. Each round of one game will be played on the same stage.
    • Home team will choose the stage for the first game.
    • Away team will choose the stage for the second game.
    • If a third game is necessary, home team will choose the stage.

4.1 Restrictions

  • New Characters/Stages
    • In the event of a new character/stage being released, that character/stage is prohibited until two weeks after their initial release date.
  • Banned Characters/Stages/Costumes & Colors
    • 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 the content is disabled in Ranked or Normal matchmaking games, it will also be prohibited in Vanta official matches.
    • If an opponent uses a banned character, please report to support@vanta.gg so that a forfeit loss will be awarded to the team that used the banned character.
    • Banned Characters:
      • None currently.
    • Banned Stages:
      • None currently.
    • Banned Costumes and Colors:
      • None currently.
  • Controllers used must be standard game controllers. (Xbox, Playstation, etc.) No turbo, macro, or programmable controllers are allowed.
  • The use of a pause to gain a tactical advantage is strictly prohibited. If this occurs, please reach out to support@vanta.gg to report this issue. Make sure to provide screenshots, as all other reports will be considered invalid without them.

5.1 Reporting

  • Score Reporting Format: Scores will be reported in “Win/Loss” format. Teams will indicate the number of games won by each team, final scores should be one of the following: 2-0 or 1-1.
  • Forfeits: Forfeits will be considered a 2-0 win for the team that showed up to play. 
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