RULESET

I. OVERVIEW

  1. Upon signing up, you agree to the rules and the final decisions of the staff. You also acknowledge that these rules may be changed at any time.
  2. Competitors must pay £20 to enter the tournament, and £25 at the door. There will be no refunds.
    1. Under law, anyone under the age of 18 does not need to pay. We would like proof of ID for these situations.
    2. The registrant cap is 32. After we reach 32 registrants, signups will close.
  3. Embrace II will be BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER (BYOC). If you do not bring your own controller, you may play with a single Joycon during the tournament.
  4. There will be two brackets: Singles (1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1) and Doubles (2v2v2v2). The brackets will run a double elimination format. 
    1. Rounds 1 and 2 of Singles and Doubles will run on Day 1.
    2. Rounds 3 and Grand Finals will run on Day 2.

II. General Gameplay

  1. Free choice of tracks, vehicles, and characters.
  2. All rounds will consist of normal items and 150cc. CPUs will be switched off.
  3. Each round will consist of 8 races. Finals will be 12 races.
  4. In the Singles Event, players may not cooperate with other players in the tournament in order to gain an advantage.
    1. Examples of this include any kind of communication, teaming in-game, and anything else that could give players an advantage. If it’s questionable, it’s probably not allowed.
    2. Players that are found to be teaming will be immediately disqualified.
  5. Lap-trolling is forbidden. 

III. Miis

  1. For time friendliness, players must select a Mii from the Mii bank, and then assign their pseudo to the Mii. During Doubles, players need to assign a team tag to the Mii. Players will have a maximum of 5 minutes to prepare their mii.
    1. For Doubles, team tags must be at the beginning of the Mii name with a clear separator. Failure to use a team tag will result in a -10 penalty to the team’s score.
  2. Names must not be deliberately offensive in any manner or attempt to impersonate another well-known player.
  3. Players who have access to an Amiibo are welcome to bring a copy of their mii to the tournament to use.

IV. Track Picking

  1. Players will have the choice to pick 1 track to ban per round. 
    1. During Mii preparation time, a staff member will ask each player which track they wish to ban from the round. Before the room starts, the staff member will announce banned tracks.
  2. Each track can be played once during each round. If players pick a track that is banned or has already been played, they will receive a -10 point penalty to their individual score (team score for Doubles).

V. Tournament Progression

Round 1 (Singles)

All 32 players will be randomized into 4 rooms of 8 players. There will be two stations for two rooms to play at once. This round will take approximately 2 hours.

Aftermath:
The 4 players with the most amount of points in their room will continue to the Winner’s Bracket, and the 4 players with the least amount of points in their room will drop down to the Loser’s Bracket.

Round 2 (Singles)

– Between the Winner’s and the Loser’s brackets, rooms will be randomized into 4 rooms of 8 players. There will be 2 Winner’s rooms and 2 Loser’s rooms. One room from each bracket will play at once. 

– This round will take approximately 2 hours.

Aftermath:

  • (Winner’s Bracket) The 4 players with the most amount of points in their room will receive a bye to the Grand Finals, while the 4 players with the least amount of points in their room will move on to Loser’s Bracket Round 3.
  • (Loser’s Bracket) The 4 players with the most amount of points in their room in their room will move on to Loser’s Bracket Round 3, while the 4 players with the least amount of points in their room will be knocked out and no longer able to play.

Loser’s Final (Singles)

  • To continue the Loser’s Bracket, rooms will be randomized into 2 rooms of 8. Both rooms will play at the same time. The 2 players with the most amount of points in their room will move on to the Grand Finals.
  • This round will take approximately 1 hour.

Grand Finals

– The 4 players that received a bye in Round 2, and the 4 players from Round 3, will play in the Grand Final.

– The Grand Final will take approximately 1 hour.

Doubles

Doubles will run the exact same as Singles, instead make the following modifications to the above:

  • Round 1 will consist of 4 rooms of 4 teams.
  • Round 2 will be the same, with 2 teams dropping down to the Loser’s Bracket and 2 teams moving to the Winner’s Bracket.
  • Round 3 will have 1 team advance from each room.
  • Grand Finals will consist of 4 teams in 1 room.