Rules/Formats: We try to adhere to major tournament standards with as little modifications as possible. Some rules are slightly modified to adhere to convention/game room times.
⦁ Personal Fight sticks and controllers are allowed: No turbo mods allowed.
⦁ You encouraged to bring your own controller: While NGA possesses a few fight sticks, with multiple tournaments going we cannot guarantee use of a stick. There will be ample controllers available.
⦁ Headsets will be allowed (no full surround sound headset units that require a power cord to power). Must be connectable to a Standard Headset jack.
⦁ Everyone is encouraged to check buttons in first 5 seconds of the match afterwards you cannot claim “faulty equipment” in the result of a loss.
⦁ Button mapping and converters ARE allowed while turbo is NOT.
⦁ Wireless sticks/pads/remotes will be allowed. However, we require that you pull out your battery when you are not playing to avoid disrupting tournament matches.
⦁ All fighters take place on PS3 and shooters on 360.
⦁ Brackets are all single elimination (This is mostly due to the number of events going on simultaneously at a convention), Exception is money matches/ prize pot tournaments in which Double Elimination always.
⦁ Double-Blind Select can always be chosen to begin a match.
⦁ The winner of a game must stick with the same character used to win for the following game
⦁ Except in the case of Smash Bros. Loser can always change characters.
⦁ In addition, pausing or restarting the game/match for any reason, except with the consent of the opponent will result in a forfeit of that particular game/round (whichever is smaller). This includes battery/controller problems.
⦁ Players have 1 minute to report to and begin their matches and will be disqualified if unable to do so
⦁ Unless in another tournament, in which the T.O. should be notified prior to.
⦁ It is the player’s responsibility to notify a staffer over a dispute on rules.
Winners are required to notify staffers of the results of their match. This will speed up the process greatly and help us run a smooth tournament.
Mystery Game Tournament (i.e. Retro Gaming Gauntlet)
⦁ Each round will feature a different game.
⦁ Each game and the rules for each will be announced at the beginning of each round.