We’ll be spending the rest of the month filling out our rules for the remaining competitions we’ve got scheduled for PLAYBACK III on July 29th. We’ve got two for you today:

First up, Smash Bros. Melee!

Player Cap: 32.

  • Depending on player participation, hosts reserve the right to issue first-round byes to those who sign up first in order to have even brackets.
  • Any who sign up past the initial 32 will be set as Alternates in the event that any of the original 32 no-show their match.

Available Characters: All.

Match Settings:

  • Stock: 4
  • Time Limit: 8 minutes
  • No Items
  • Pause Disabled

Available Stages:

  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Fountain of Dreams
  • Final Destination
  • Battlefield
  • Dream Land

Tournament Style: Double-Elimination, Best-of-3 (Finals will be Best-of-5), 1-on-1.

  • The final match will pit the winner of the Winners’ Bracket and the winner in the Losers’ Bracket. The player from the Losers’ Bracket must win two sets to win: one to reset the bracket and the second to win the tournament.

Controllers: Standard GameCube controllers will be provided. Players are allowed to provide their own controllers, so long as those controllers do not provide any competitive advantage.

Stage Selection:

  • Out of the five Available Stages, the first stage is decided by matched players eliminating choices in a P1-P2-P2-P1 order until only one stage remains.
  • Following stages are decided by the winner of the last match declaring one of the five stages ineligible and the loser of the last match choosing from the four remaining stages.
  • There will be no stage bans in the Championship rounds – instead, players will simply go down the list as seen above.
  • You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to by your opponent.

Character Selection:

  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to choose his/her character before the loser chooses.

Second up today, Pong!

The Pong tournament will be contested on a Coleco Telstar 6040.

Player Cap: 32.

  • Depending on player participation, hosts reserve the right to issue first-round byes to those who sign up first in order to have even brackets.
  • Any who sign up past the initial 32 will be set as Alternates in the event that any of the original 32 no-show their match.

Tournament Style: Single-Elimination, Best of 3 games.

  • Opening Round – Semi-Finals: Each round of the single-elimination tournament will consist of a 1-on-1 Best of 3 series with 15 points needed to win the game.
    • During the Opening Round matches, players will be given three test volleys in order to get used to the controls of the Pong console.
  • Championship Round
    • The Championship Round will be a Best of 5 series (each game to 15 points) to determine the winner of the tournament.

Make plans now to be with us on July 29th!

PLEASE NOTE: The event organizers reserve the right to alter these rules as needed to best serve our attendees and/or respond to technical issues.