TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

EVO Japan 2019 Tournament System
– The tournament is held in an open tournament system, in which any player from Japan or overseas can participate.
– The tournament will be conducted as a double elimination system. Each player will start from the winners bracket and move to the losers bracket once losing. If the player loses again there, the player will be eliminated.
– In the final round, the player who had a winning streak in the winners bracket will play a game with the player who had a winning streak in the losers bracket. To win the tournament, one win is sufficient for the winners player while two wins are necessary for the losers winner.
– At initial placement, some adjustment will be made to avoid the situation that players from the same areas match each other.
Game flow
1. Choosing a play side

A player who is listed on the above in the tournament chart will take the 1P side, while the one who is listed below will take the 2P side. (This may not be the case when both players agree otherwise.)

2. Choosing a character

Declare the character you will use to the judge before the game.

3. Match

– Use the same character if you win the game immediately before.
– Changing character and stage will be allowed for the loser of the game immediately before.
– The game will be over when either of the players wins more games than the prescribed number.
– After the game, both players should report/confirm the result of the game to the judge.

TOURNAMENT RULES
General Rules

– If you are late for a meeting time, you will be disqualified.
– Unless additional rules are stipulated for a title, all games are played using the latest version at the time of the fight in a default setting.
– Controller settings can be changed freely during a game.
– Using the macro function of a controller such as continuous shooting is prohibited.
– If a game is discontinued due to a pause, PS button or controller trouble, the player who caused the interruption will lose the round.
– In the case that an unforeseen accident occurs, the game will be restarted by reproducing the same conditions as possible.
– The next set must start within 60 seconds after the previous one finished.
– When a game becomes a draw by the occurrence of a double K.O., a return match will take place under the same conditions.
– Many arcade sticks will be made available. Using your own controller is also allowed.
– Regarding the wireless controller for PlayStation 4, only DUALSHOCK4 can be used. If you fail to cancel pairing after the game, you will be subject to disqualification.
– Regarding the usage of a converter, Brook Inc.’s converters can be used, while the usage of Cronus Max Plus and Titan One is prohibited.
– Regarding non-genuine controllers, we allow players to use them including those made by players themselves. However, we prohibit connecting multiple switches on a circuit board. (If you are not sure whether your controller can be used or not, we recommend you confirm it with our operation team in advance.)

Note) These rules are made so that the tournament can proceed fairly and smoothly. However, in the event of an unpredictable incident, special handling may be necessary. For that reason, these tournament rules may change without prior notice.

Individual Rules
TEKKEN 7

– Version: PlayStation version 4 TEKKEN 7
– Game setting: 60 seconds, winning 2 games first system by winning 3 rounds first setting of VS MODE
– Winning 3 games first system for Winner’s Final, Loser’s Final and Grand Final.
– Stages will be decided at RANDOM. Stages for the games after that will be selected again at RANDOM.
– Customize OFF

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE

– Version: PlayStation version 4 BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE
– Game setting: 180 seconds, winning 2 games first system by VS MODE.
– Winning 3 games first system for Winner’s Final, Loser’s Final and Grand Final.
– AUTO is recommended for stages. Changing sides is allowed when both players agree to it.
– No limit for Stage BGM

SOULCALIBUR VI

– Version: PlayStation version 4 SOULCALIBUR VI
– Game setting: VERSUS MODE: 60 seconds, winning 2 games first system by winning 3 round first and battle mode standard
– Winning 3 games first system for Winner’s Final, Loser’s Final and Grand Final.
– AUTO is recommended for Stages. Changing side is allowed when both players agree to it.
– No BGM setting
– Prohibition of the usage of Creation characters or Inferno.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV

– Version: PlayStation version 4 THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV
– Game setting: 60 seconds, winning 2 games first system
– Winning 3 games first system for Winner’s Final, Loser’s Final and Grand Final.
– Stages will be decided at RANDOM. Both players can refuse the assigned side just once. (A re-draw at RANDOM will be done in these cases.)
– Loser only can change the character.
– Order selection can be changed regardless of the result of each game.

STREET FIGHTER V ARCADE EDITION

– Version: PlayStation version 4 STREET FIGHTER V ARCADE EDITION (*The latest version as of the first day of the event.)
– Game setting: 99 seconds, winning 2 games first system by winning 2 rounds first setting of VS MODE
– Winning 3 games first system for Top 8 and games after that
– Stages will be decided at RANDOM. However, re-selection will be made in the cases that “The Grid”, “Kanzuki Beach” or “Skies of Honor” or “Flamenco Tavern” was selected.
– Usage of Legacy Controller is prohibited.
– Change of V Trigger is free.

Prohibited matters

Subject of characters: Blanka

To cancel the first frame of 〔Dynamic Rolling〕by 〔Surprise Forward〕or〔Surprise Back〕and to let only Blanka act during the scene change in the dark. Use of glitch occurs in the process described above is prohibited in this tournament.

• If a player uses the above-mentioned technique, he will be eliminated from the game.
• The above rule does not prohibit the usage of Blanka or using the techniques separately, but prohibits the procedures described above.

GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2

– Version: PlayStation version GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV. 2
– Game setting: 99 seconds, winning 2 games first system by winning 2 rounds first setting of VS MODE
– Winning 3 games first system for or Winner’s Final, Loser’s Final and Grand Final
– Stages will be decided at RANDOM. Both players can refuse the assigned side just once. (A re-draw at RANDOM will be done in these cases.)
– No limit for stage BGM
– Usage of character color “ECLIPSE” is prohibited.

TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
Prohibited Matters

The following actions are prohibited in “EVO Japan 2019”.

Entry

– Inputting false information intentionally in the entry information.
– Making duplicated entries to the same tournament and impinging the tournament operation by this.

On the site

– Eating, drinking or smoking outside the designated area, any kind of harassment, inappropriate behaviors, gambling related actions and all sorts of actions that are regarded to contravene the law or public order and morals

During a match

– Actions to give pressure on opponents to lose the game
– Actions without permission to suspend a game intentionally by damaging game machines intentionally, turning off the power or pulling out cables.
– Actions to impinge the progress of a match by shouting or making loud noises.

Participation in the tournament

– Not showing up at the designated time and place or being late.
– Intentional actions to disturb the tournament progress and operations.
– Not following the instructions of operation and progress staff.
– Disclosing, without executive committee’s permission, information on EVO Japan 2019 operations or confidential information acquired as a tournament staff member.
– All other actions that violate the tournament rules and regulations.

Penalties

– In the event that the Executive Committee judges that certain actions violate the rules and regulations described above, a penalty may be charged.
– Penalties that are given to a violator include deprivation of titles, prizes, or prize money, voiding of entry and participation bans
– Penalties are determined by the Executive Committee according to the conditions or level of violation and the scope of the impact on the tournament.

Disclaimer

– Although much attention to avoid errors is given to the information on this site, EVO Japan 2019 Executive Committee will not be liable for any damages caused by
utilizing, distributing or transferring the information.
– With regard to holding the tournament, schedule (such as suspension or postponement) or contents of the tournament (such as cancellation of prizes) may change without notice due to occurrence of force majeure conditions such as natural disasters, accidents, or legal revisions. In such cases, EVO Japan 2019 Executive Committee will not be liable for any of the changes.
– In the case that a participant gets injured or injure others, EVO Japan 2019 Executive Committee will not be liable whatsoever.

Handling of usage rights to image of a person and personal information

– EVO Japan 2019 Executive Committee utilizes personal information and other information including player name, age, and usage rights to image of a person for the purpose of operation and publicity of the tournament.
– Images or videos of participants may be shot by EVO Japan 2019 Executive Committee and various media, and may appear on the website, publicity or print materials and broadcast during and after the tournament. By registering, participants agree to this.