EVO 2016 Smash 4 Ruleset Released


EVO 2016 Ruleset is out. Minor edits may happen.



Game version: US Nintendo WiiU

Game Settings: 2 Stock, 6 Minute Time Limit, Custom Moves Off, Items Off, Equipment Off, Handicap Off, Pause Off, Damage Ratio 100%, 2/3 Games

Mii Fighters On (1-1-1-1 Default Miis)

Amiibo’s are banned.

Starter Stages: Battlefield (Miiverse), Final Destination, Lylat Cruise, Smashville, Town & City

Counterpick Stages: Dream Land 64, Duck Hunt

All Omega stages are banned.

First stage is decided by (Rock Paper Scissors) best of 1. Winner strikes, then loser strikes twice, then winner. (1-2-2-1)

Following stages decided by winner banning one stage from all stages and then loser choosing.

Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.

You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to.

You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.

Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.

Sudden Death with a tied percentage will NOT determine the outcome of a tied game. A playoff match with 1 stock/2 minutes will determine the winner.

There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles.


Note genera EVO 2016 Rules:



All games will be played on the default settings, unless otherwise specified, below.

All macros available via the in-game controller configuration menu are allowed.

Hardware programmable input entry, rapid-fire, or other hardware assisted mechanisms are strictly forbidden.

Accidentally pausing the game at any time during the fight will force you to forfeit the round.

Any player using “Random Select” to pick their character, must “Random Select” again if they win the match, provided that there is no way to pick a certain character in the random box.

You must provide your own controller for games played on all systems.

All converters are the responsibility of the player.

Cronus Max Plus and Titan One converters are banned.

All wireless controllers other than the DualShock4 and WiiU Pro Controller are banned.

DualShock4 players that don’t unpair their controller right after the match, are subject to disqualification.

XBOX One wireless controllers are allowed to be used only with a USB cable, and no batteries or battery pack in the controller.

Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, or WiiU gamepad are not allowed.

Removing the battery or otherwise disabling these controllers is NOT OK.

You may not use these controllers under any circumstances.

3rd party controllers which pair to a dongle like the MadCatz controllers are fine.

There is no coaching during any tournament match.

Love Letter to the Smash Bros Community

Earlier this week I wasn’t in the best place with so much family duties to tend to along with esports & my full time aviation job, but a Las Vegas local I’ve never met came to a tournament I TO’d at and thanked me for being a positive impact on the community & to his high school friends. They all are came out their first time to a tournament where they thought they would be bodied but ended up doing quite well. It was very heartwarming to see a group of friends say to themselves “let’s put ourselves out in the real world.”

That fam is what I strive for as a community leader. I don’t care for the winning a tournament, pulling off an awesome Oddshot worthy combo on stream, or being a famous tournament organizer (lolz really I’m nothing special).

It’s about the community. It’s about inspiring someone I’ve never known to come out with his or her friends to have a good time.

To see them smile.
To see them salty.
To see them shy.
To see them shout.
To see them sacrifice a whole night.
To see them Smash.

It’s a beautiful thing to see what I see, and I’m happy y’all like me enough to keep me around.

Thank you to everyone for your support & wonderful heartwarming gestures. I love the local Las Vegas Smash Bros community & they’re growing nicely in this small town (yes we’re not as big as you think we are). And thank you Tesla for reminding me why I got into TOing & community leadership in the first place.

Y’all are awesome. I may be not TOing in March & April for my wedding, honeymoon, & family, but I’ll still be there to help y’all when I can.

All the love & luck,
Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh