The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series celebrates the series’ competitive spirit that inspired players around the world, from those who played at home to legendary players winning local tournaments at arcades, pizza parlors and convenience stores. Reignite your competitive drive and become champion by registering for the SF30th Anniversary tournaments at CEO, SoCal Regionals, and Canada Cup 2018!
|Game||Street Fighter Alpha 3|
|Location||SoCal Regionals 2018, Ontario, CA|
|Dates||September 14, 2018 through September 16, 2018|
|Description||“Who’s the best Street Fighter Alpha 3 player in the world?” This was the question on everyone’s mind when Daigo Umehara and Alex Valle engaged in a legendary bout back in 1998. Two decades later, Alpha 3 will once again celebrate its international appeal at SoCal Regionals 2018.|
|Game||Street Fighter 3: Third Strike|
|Location||Canada Cup, Toronto, Canada|
|Dates||October 26, 2018 through October 28, 2018|
|Description||Our tournament series concludes with Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – one of the most celebrated fighting games of all time. The unforgettable parry moment cemented this game in history, but now it’s time for new legends to be formed. Join us at Canada Cup and make your own history at Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Fight for the Future!|
SF 30th TOURNAMENT SERIES OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These are the SF 30th Tournament Series Official Terms and Conditions (“Official Rules”) governing the SF 30th Tournament Series brought worldwide by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. (“Capcom”)
SF 30th Tournament Series Overview
The SF 30th Tournament Series is a series of open competitive gaming tournaments featuring the latest fighting game from Capcom, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. The SF 30th Tournament Series is comprised of three (3) individual Street Fighter tournaments, with each of the three tournaments showcasing a specific Street Fighter title including within the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. In each individual tournament, players will be competing for a total prize pool of $7,000.
SF 30th Tournament Series: A series of three (3) individual open competitive gaming tournaments, beginning on June 29, 2018, and concluding on October 28, 2018. All three tournaments shall feature the latest fighting game from Capcom, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, with each of the three (3) open tournaments showcasing a specific Street Fighter title.
Tournament: One of three (3) individual open competitive gaming tournaments which are part of the SF 30th Tournament Series, as follows:
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Grand Master Challenge
Featured Game: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Location: CEO 2018, Daytona Beach, FL, June 29, 2018, through July 1, 2018
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Dramatic Battle
Featured Game: Street Fighter Alpha 3
Location: SoCal Regionals 2018, Ontario, CA, September 14, 2018, through September 16, 2018
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Fight for the Future
Featured Game: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Location: Canada Cup, Toronto, Canada, October 26, 2018 through October 28, 2018
Tournament Game: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.
Tournament Organizer: The entity responsible for organizing and hosting a Tournament
Tournament Entities: Capcom, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, agents and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the SF 30th Tournament Series, including but not limited to Tournament Organizers.
Winner(s): The eight highest placing eligible players from the three (3) individual Tournaments. All references to Winner, if the Winner is a Minor (as defined in Section 5 below), shall include the Winnerʼs parent or legal guardian.
The Tournament Dates are set forth above and in Exhibit A (the “Tournament Dates”), with additional tournament dates to be added at Capcomʼs sole discretion.
All Tournaments will be conducted according to the SF 30th Tournament Series Official Tournament Rules as set forth in Exhibit B (the “Tournament Rules”).
All Tournaments are open to all individuals 13 years old and older as of May 1, 2018. All players at least 13 years old, but under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they live (a “Minor”) (i) must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to register for and participate in a Tournament, and (ii) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at each Tournament in which he or she participates.
All players eligible to participate in the SF 30th Tournament Series will be referred to as “players.” All references to “player” shall include the playerʼs parent or legal guardian if the player is a Minor.
Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) of Capcom, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, agents and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the SF 30th Tournament Series are not eligible to participate in the SF 30th Tournament Series.
The staff of a Tournament Organizer may participate in any other Tournament that is not organized by the Tournament Organizer but will not be allowed to participate in any Tournament organized by the Tournament Organizer.
How To Enter
Players can find information regarding each Tournament at the corresponding Tournament Organizer’s official website.
By participating in a Tournament, player hereby grants to Capcom permission to record, videotape and photograph the player (“Player Images”). All Player Images will be owned by Capcom. Player grants to Capcom, and each of its designees, the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy, display, perform, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise exploit Player Images, including any names, likenesses, voice, conversation and any other attributes of the playerʼs personality and appearance, individually or with others, in whole or in part, alone or in conjunction with other material, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the world, for the purpose of trade, advertising, promotion or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, without additional compensation, consideration, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.
Agreement to the Official Rules
By participating in a Tournament, player fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules, which incorporates the Tournament Rules (as set forth in Exhibit B), and the decisions of Capcom and/or Tournament Organizer, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Tournament. Receipt of any prize is contingent upon the playerʼs compliance with all of these Official Rules.
Code of Conduct
All players are expected to maintain respect for one another and for all Tournament staff and spectators. Any player behaving inappropriately, or not competing in compliance with these Official Rules, may be immediately disqualified from a Tournament and forfeit all potential prizes at the discretion of Capcom and/or the respective Tournament Organizer. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Swearing, screaming or threats
- Cheating of any sort through any means
- Intentionally delaying or slowing gameplay
- Intentionally disconnecting network cables
- Intentionally interrupting network connectivity
- Any other known or unknown manner of tampering with gameplay
- Any other type of conduct deemed inappropriate at Capcom’s sole discretion
Players agree to be bound by the decisions of Tournament Organizer, Capcom and anyone acting on Capcomʼs behalf, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the type, process, or operation of a Tournament, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to ban infringing players from any future Capcom event if deemed necessary.
Capcom will not allow, and will not allow third parties, to display, advertise, or otherwise promote in any manner sponsorship, endorsement or other commercial affiliation with or by adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites, or companies that manufacture, sell, distribute or market alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or vaping (e-cigarette ), drugs, guns or other weapons on Capcom’s official media content or channels, such as event video streaming and social media, in connection with the SF 30th Tournament Series.
Players further acknowledge and agree that Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit a player from displaying, advertising, or otherwise promoting in any manner sponsorships, endorsements or other commercial affiliation with or by any enterprise offering any products or services in the same market categories as any official commercial sponsorship advertiser of the SF 30th Tournament Series; provided, however, that players may utilize in the Tournaments any fightstick of their choice.
CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR EQUIPMENT, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A TOURNAMENT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CAPCOM AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER EACH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO IT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Grand Master Challenge Winners: A prize pool of at minimum $7,000 will be shared among the top 8 placements at the Grand Master Challenge – Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Tournament. Additional prizing will be awarded at Capcomʼs sole discretion.
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place $3,500 $1,400 $700 $560 $280 (each) $140 (each)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Dramatic Battle Winners: A prize pool of at minimum $7,000 will be shared among the top 8 placements at the Dramatic Battle – Street Fighter Alpha 3 Tournament. Additional prizing will be awarded at Capcomʼs sole discretion.
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place $3,500 $1,400 $700 $560 $280 (each) $140 (each)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Fight for the Future Winners: A prize pool of at minimum $7,000 will be shared among the top 8 placements at the Fight for the Future – Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Tournament. Additional prizing will be awarded at Capcomʼs sole discretion.
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place $3,500 $1,400 $700 $560 $280 (each) $140 (each)
Each cash prize (a “Cash Prize”) and/or other prizes awarded to a Winner, shall be collectively referred to as a “Prize” or “Prizes”.
Additional prizes may be added at Capcomʼs sole discretion. Additional prizing is not guaranteed. For updates on additional prizing, please see www.streetfighter.com.
General Prize Restrictions
Player’s whose placement at Tournaments has resulted in the award of any prizes shall be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, a Form W-9, Form W-8BEN, or such other applicable tax information form as disseminated by the Internal Revenue Service and any required payment information forms (“Winner Forms”) within five (5) business days of player’s determination of eligibility to receive an award in order to receive payment for Cash Prizes. If a player (or a minor player’s parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to sign and return all the Winner Forms within five (5) business days of player’s determination of eligibility to receive an award, the player may be disqualified. In the event a player is disqualified, Capcom reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the affected Cash Prize to the player that last lost to the disqualified player. For Prizes that are not cash, within ten (10) business days of receiving an executed copy of the Winner Forms, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, shall deliver and/or ship to the player the applicable Prize(s). For Cash Prizes, Capcom will deliver to the player the applicable Cash Prize(s) within sixty (60) days of receiving an executed copy of the Winner Forms. Failure to take delivery of any Prize may result in forfeiture, and such prize may be awarded to an alternate player. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned until after a player has complied with all his or her obligations under these Official Rules. No cash or other substitutions may be made, except by Capcom (for Cash Prizes), who reserves the right to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by Capcom (as the case may be) in its sole discretion.
By participating in a Tournament, players acknowledge that Tournament Entities have not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the Prizes and that each player will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any life, travel, car, accident, property or other form of insurance relating to the Prize(s) won by him or her.
Players will be responsible for all taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on any Prize won and on the value of any items or value transferred to the player by Capcom, or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, and will be required to provide his/her Social Security number, IRS Form W8BEN, IRS Form W9, or equivalent information for tax reporting purposes (as determined in Capcom‘s sole discretion, at a time to be determined in Capcom’s sole discretion, and which may be prior to participation in a particular Tournament or prior to receipt of any Prize by player). Capcom, or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, will file an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent tax withholding documentation with the Internal Revenue Service for the retail value of any Prize or other items of value transferred to the player by Capcom, or Tournament Organizer, in accordance with IRS requirements. Capcom, or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, may also share such documentation with a state or local government agency as required by law. Refusal or failure of a player to satisfy the requirements of all necessary and appropriate tax, withholding or other required compliance terms (including Social Security number, IRS Form W8BEN, IRS Form W9, or equivalent information), as determined by Capcom in its sole discretion, will result in the player forfeiting the Prize(s) and an alternate player being selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Capcom, or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, shall comply with all IRS withholding requirements applicable to Prizes awarded to non-U.S. residents at the time the Prizes are awarded. With respect to the Cash Prizes, Capcom will award Cash Prizes subject to any applicable withholding taxes, and the amount of the Cash Prize transferred, as reduced by any applicable withholding taxes, will constitute full payment of the Cash Prize. Winners who do not claim the Cash Prize, or satisfy the information or documentation requirements within six (6) months of the close of a Tournament or such earlier time as designated by Capcom, are void, and Capcom shall have no further liability or responsibility to such player(s) in connection with the Cash Prizes.
Limitations of Liability
CAPCOM, OR TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER, AS THE CASE MAY BE, HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH REGARD TO THE TOURNAMENT GAME SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT, OR PRIZING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS, UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
As between the players and the Tournament Entities, the Tournament Entities shall not be responsible for any of the following:
- incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in a Tournament or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of a playerʼs registration or gameplay;
- any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access which may result in alteration of gameplay or game results;
- any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, servers or providers, equipment, or software, including any injury or damage to player resulting from participation in a Tournament;
- injuries or losses to playerʼs person or property arising or resulting from participation in a Tournament;
- any acts or omissions by Tournament Entities or their employees, whether negligent or willful, in the conduct of the Tournament;
- any equipment or software malfunction; or
- the inability to complete a game due to any technical malfunction.
Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, and at its sole discretion, may require the replaying of any game, match, Tournament, or declare any of the foregoing null and void by reason of any technical or other system error. If for any reason a Tournament or any portion thereof is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other causes beyond the control of Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament or any portion thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, determines, at its sole discretion, that any individual game, match, Tournament, has been tampered with or that the validity of any game, match, Tournament has been compromised for any reason, it may eliminate that game, match, and conduct the Tournament on the basis of the remaining game, match, Tournament. In the event that any individual is adversely affected in a game, match, Tournament by any technical or equipment malfunction, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, reserves the right to schedule special game, match, Tournament among any such competitors so adversely affected. In the event of any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Capcom will post a notice www.streetfighter.com.
BY ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN A TOURNAMENT, PLAYERS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS CAPCOM, AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER, ALL TOURNAMENT ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYSʼ FEES) AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING SETTLEMENTS) FOR ANY INJURIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TOURNAMENT, ATTENDANCE AT ANY TOURNAMENT, OR ANY PRIZE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER OR ACTIVITY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TOURNAMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIBEL, SLANDER, DISPARAGEMENT, DEFAMATION, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, INVASION OF PRIVACY, PIRACY, PLAGIARISM, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THIS OBLIGATION SHALL CONTINUE BEYOND THE TERM OF THE TOURNAMENT.
By participating in the Tournament, players agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with any Tournament or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in San Francisco County, California; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering and participating in a Tournament, and in no event shall any player be entitled to recover attorneysʼ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any player be permitted to and each player hereby waives all rights to claim or recover punitive, incidental, consequential and/or special damages or any other damages (other than out-of-pocket expenses) and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, playersʼ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Capcom or Tournament Organizer in connection with the Tournament, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with California law without regard to choice of law or conflict of law rules.
The Tournament Organizer for each Tournament shall be the sponsor/administrator/organizer of its respective Tournament for the purposes of fulfilling all such sponsor/administrator/organizer obligations under any applicable contest law, including, but not limited to, disclosure obligations.
Capcom reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise, update, change, modify, add to, supplement, or delete certain terms of the Official Rules for any reason. Such changes will be effective with or without prior notice. The most current version of the Official Rules is posted at www.streetfighter.com.
SF 30th TOURNAMENT SERIES TOURNAMENT DATES
SF 30th Tournament Series Tournaments:
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Grand Master Challenge: CEO 2018, Daytona Beach, FL, June 29 – July 1 http://ceogaming.org/ceo
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Dramatic Battle: SoCal Regionals 2018, Ontario, CA, September 14-16 http://www.socalregionals.com
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Tournament Series: Fight for the Future: Canada Cup, Toronto, Canada, Oct 26-28 http://canada-cup.ca/
STREET FIGHTER 30th TOURNAMENT SERIES OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES
These are the SF 30th Tournament Series Official Tournament Rules (“Tournament Rules”) governing the SF 30th Tournament Series and each individual Tournament. Capitalized terms used in these Tournament Rules shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Official Rules.
Each of the Tournaments will be conducted according to the Tournament Rules stated below.
- Tournament General Rules
- Tournament Game: The Capcom video game entitled “Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection”.
- Platform: The platform for the SF 30th Tournament Series is the Sony PlayStation 4.
- Game Settings: Versus, 99 seconds.
- For the Grand Master Challenge Tournament, a Set shall mean three (3) out of five (5) Games for the entirety of the Tournament.
- For the Dramatic Battle and Fight for the Future Tournaments: a Set shall mean two (2) out of three (3) Games; provided, however, that once the Dramatic Battle and Fight for the Future Tournament reaches the Top 8, a Set shall mean three (3) out of five (5) Games.
- All Tournaments shall feature a double elimination bracket.
- Players may not use any glitch or bug that prevents the game from being played, including but not limited to bugs causing the game to freeze, reset, remove character from play zone or similar results.
- Tournament Set Play Rules
- Choosing Sides: When both players are at the game console, they must come to an agreement which side of the machine they will play on (who will sit on 1p and who will sit on 2p). If an agreement cannot be reached, a game of rock-paper-scissors will determine who gets to pick their side.
- Choosing Characters: There are 3 methods for choosing characters: Standard Selection, Double Blind Selection, and Side and Characters Courtesy. If the players do not discuss the method of team selection, it should be understood that the Standard method is being used. If the players cannot come to an agreement on the method of character selection, the judge will apply the double blind method.
- Standard Selection: Both players choose their character whenever they want. This is a free for all. Players pick who they want and go. Once either player chooses their characters, neither is allowed to request that the Double Blind Selection method be used.
- Double Blind Selection: Either player must explicitly ask for the Double Blind Selection method before either player chooses a character. When a player request Double Blind, the player on the left side (1p) decides which character they will choose and whispers his or her selection to the Tournament Organizer. The Tournament Organizer then signals the player on the right (2p) to pick his or her character. Once the player on the right (2p) has finished, the Tournament Organizer makes sure the player on the left (1p) sticks to his or her original choice.
- Side and Character Courtesy: As a courtesy, the player who received his or her choice of which side to play on (1p vs 2p) can elect to choose his or her character first. This is strictly a courtesy. A player is in no way required to do so.
- Playing the Set: Once sides and characters have been chosen, the players should begin the first game (a “Game”) in the Set. The following rules go into effect once a Game/Set ends:
- The Set is over when either player wins the required number of games.
- Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Set should report the result to the Tournament Organizer.
- The player who won the Game does not have the option of switching sides. He or she must stay on the same side if the loser does not want to switch.
- The player who won the last Game is required to keep the same character.
- The player who lost the last Game is allowed to choose whatever they wish.
- Reporting Rule Violations: At some point during the Tournament, a player may violate either the Tournament Rules or the rules for a particular Game in a Tournament. The following rules apply toward rectifying rule violations.
- It is the responsibly of the players in the Set to detect all Set Rule violations and report them to the Tournament Organizer immediately.
- All non-gameplay rule violations must be reported to the Tournament Organizer before the Game starts (e.g. the winner switching the team after winning one Game in a Set).
- Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress to address a non-gameplay related rule violation. Stopping a Game in progress to report a non-gameplay rule violation will result in the forfeiture of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
- The only time a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the Set.
- Stopping a Game in progress to erroneously report a rule violation automatically results in the forfeiture of the round by the player who stopped the Game.
- Rule violations must be reported at the time they occur. Otherwise, they will be ignored.
- A Tournament Organizer is allowed to report any rule violations on behalf of a player.
- If a Tournament Organizer stops a Game to mis-report a rule violation, the Game is replayed with both players picking the same teams, order, and side. No one is disqualified.
- The only people allowed to stop a Game to report a violation are the Tournament Organizer and the players currently playing a Set.
- If a player accidentally or intentionally stops a Game for any other reason, he or she will be forced to forfeit the round. Examples include accidentally pressing the start button on his or her controller to pause a Game, unplugging his or her opponent’s joystick, etc. If the Game cannot be restarted from the exact point of interruption, the player is forced to forfeit the Game. Capcom and/or the Tournament Organizer—not the players—shall determine whether a player must forfeit a Game.
- Set interruptions beyond the players’ control (e.g. the game crashes or freezes) will be dealt with directly by the Tournament Organizer. All best attempts will be made to resume the round from where it left off. If that cannot be accomplished, the Game will be replayed with both players picking the same team and modes.
- Reporting Equipment Failure: Video game hardware has a tendency to break down during tournaments. Buttons or joysticks will occasionally break down in the middle of a Set, leaving the player on the broken side at a significant disadvantage. The following rules will be used in the event of a breakdown.
- In the event of an equipment failure, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain a replacement.
- If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must forfeit the current round.
- New equipment must be immediately available. If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Set.
- Once replacement equipment is obtained, the player is given the rest of the round to configure their buttons and test the new equipment. If the player gains an undue advantage by doing so (e.g. charging an abundance of super meter), they must forfeit the Game.
- A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty. When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his or her buttons before the next Game begins.
- Additional Rules
- There will be no ties in any Tournament. Anyone refusing to play any Set (including the finals) will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that Tournament.
- A draw match as determined by the game must be replayed, unless the game awards the draw to a player.
- Inevitable Defeat rule is in effect. This is defined as when a player has legally won the Game or Set (i.e. landed a move that will kill the opponent) but pauses the Game before the game awards the round won icon, will still be awarded the win. The most common occurrence of this rule is when Player 1 lands a super on Player 2, but the Critical Art animation is a grab and the damage isn’t awarded till the final hit connects, but the opponent has legally lost the round. If there is a dispute over whether the move would have knocked out the other player, a tournament official will unpause the Game, see the result of the action, and proceed from there. If the attack does not kill the opponent, then the mid Game pause rules are in effect.
- Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Organizer determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that Tournament.
- Tournament Organizer has a zero tolerance policy toward violence, threats of violence, and any other forms of threats or intimidation. Any threat of violence, extreme intimidation, or violence of any kind will result in an immediate and lifetime ban.
- Game Speeds:
- For the Grand Master Challenge Tournament, all games of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo will be played at “Game Speed 2”—i.e., at the character versus screen, the correct game speed will be displayed as “Turbo 1”.
- For the Dramatic Battle Tournament, all games of Street Fighter Alpha 3 will be played at “Game Speed 3”.
- Isms: Only the default Isms (i.e., A-ism, X-ism, and V-ism) may be selected for use at any time during the Dramatic Battle Tournament. No other Isms are permitted (including Saikyo Mode and Classic Mode).
- Banned Characters: The character of Akuma may not be selected for use at any time during the Grand Master Challenge Tournament.
- Video Settings:
- No Filter: The Tournament Game must be played with the “Filter” setting set to off.
- Screen Size Setting: Only the “Original” or “Full” screen size settings are permitted for tournament play. The “Borders” setting shall be set to on.
- All forms and manner of gambling in relation to the SF 30th Tournament Series is strictly prohibited. Any player that gambles in connection with the SF 30th Tournament Series will be immediately ejected from the Tournament, and may be banned from all future Capcom eSports events.
These rules are an attempt to insure that the Tournaments run fairly and as smoothly as possible. However, unforeseen circumstances may require a special response, and for that reason Capcom and/or the Tournament Organizer reserves the right to change any of the Tournament Rules or remove any player at any time, for any reason, at their sole discretion.