Blog: GameWorks & Present The Smash 4 Monthly Ranked Tournaments

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We will feature a different game every week. Whichever game is on tournament will be featured on stream. Tournaments will run in a timely manner. They will be for high-stakes players. Live stream provided by 5th Dimension LV. Pot bonus at player cap.

GameWorks & Present The Smash 4 Monthly Ranked Tournaments

Upcoming Smash 4 tournament dates:
June 16
July 21 *Special Rules have been added for our EVO Salty Runback Community Appreciation tournament.  **See update.
August 4 - Invitational

Guaranteed payout @ 32 players.  (32 player max.)
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $120
3rd Place: $60
4th Place: $30
That’s a $130 pot bonus from

Guaranteed payout at 16 players.
1st Place: $160
2nd Place: $50
That’s a $50 pot bonus from

If the cap is not met the payout will be 80/20 of the buy-in.  More than 16 players 70/20/10.  You can follow along with the buy-ins on

EVO rules.
This will be a ranked/High-stakes tournament.
Bring your own controller.  Please desync properly after every match.

Doors open 6PM.
Casuals will be available from 6PM-11PM.  Bring your own console space will be available.
At 7PM the tournament will begin.
Tournament hours will be 7PM-11PM.

$10 Online Registration.
$10 Pot Buy-in.
$30 @ the door, the day of the tournament.  ($20 entry & $10 Buy-in)

All matches are 2/3 games except grand finals which is 3/5.

This tournament will be live streamed & the grand finals will be featured on

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[UPDATED] Jul 18, 2015 1:51:16 PM

Jul 18, 2015 by goukijones

Guaranteed Prizes.  Sponsored by Anime Revolution.
First place $50 Gift card to Anime Revolution.
Second place $25 Gift card to Anime Revolution.
Less than 16 players only grand finals will be 3/5.
More than 16 players Top 3 will be 3/5.
Payout will be 60/30/10.  (32 player max.)  ALL ENTRY FEES have been waived for this tournament only.  This is our way of showing our appreciation for the Las Vegas Smash community & the grind that they have been on for EVO 2015.  Come play in our EVO 2015 Salty Runback Tournament.  #FMIWT
This a ranked tournament & the top players from our rankings page will have the chance to be invited to our invitational event on August 11th.
**Pot bonuses will not be added for this tournament since the entry fee has been waived.**

[UPDATED] Jul 19, 2015 7:36:21 AM

Jul 19, 2015 by goukijones

Starting with the July 21st tournament we will be using a new international rule set for competitive smash.  Thank you for your pertinence & we apologize for any inconvenience. 


[UPDATED] Jul 20, 2015 9:26:09 AM

Jul 20, 2015 by goukijones

Announcing the new Vegas Smash 4 Ruleset Standard we'll use for all tournaments post EVO 2015:

Vegas Smash 4 Ruleset
Game: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

A. Game Settings 
● Stock and time are set to 2 stocks and 6 minutes for Singles.
● Stock and time are set to 3 stocks and 8 minutes for Doubles. (Friendly Fire is set to on)
● Items are set to off.
● Custom Fighters/Moves are set to off.
● All DLC characters allowed.
● Mii Fighters are legal. Each setup will have 1­1­1­1 Mii Brawlers/Swordsmen/Gunners available for use (Using Default Miis provided on console). No other specials for Mii Fighters will be allowed. Players are not allowed to transfer existing Miis to a setup.

B. Stage List

Starter Stages 
● Battlefield (Miiverse) **
● Dreamland 64
● Final Destination 
● Smashville 
● Town & City

Counterpick Stages 
● Castle Siege 
● Delfino Plaza 
● Duck Hunt 
● Halberd 
● Kongo Jungle 64 (Doubles only) 
● Lylat Cruise 
● Omega Stages*

* Treated as Final Destination in banning phase. If Final Destination is banned, Omega Stages are banned and vice versa.

** If Battlefield is banned, Miiverse in turn is banned as well. Both stages treated as one and the same.

C. Additional Rules 
● Stage Striking: Players play a game of Rock Paper Scissor. First stage is decided by strikes from the Starter Stages in a P1-P2-P2-P1 order.

● Stage Clause: A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set.

● Stage Bans: During the stage ban phase, the player/team who won the previous game may ban 2 stages from either the Starter or Counterpick lists.

● Self­-destruct Moves: If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self­destruct move, the player that initiated the self destruct move wins the match regardless of what the results screen states. Self­destruct moves include only Ganondorf’s Side­ B, King Dedede’s Neutral ­B, Wario’s Neutral ­B, Bowser’s Side B, and Kirby’s Neutral­ B.

● Team Colors: Players’ character colors must match their team's color when possible, to avoid confusion (Examples: Mario on the red team must use a red costume, Luigi on the green team must use a green costume, Mega Man or Sonic on the blue team must use a blue costume).

● After each match: Winner announces stage bans (2), Loser chooses counterpick stage, Winner chooses their character, Loser chooses their character



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