NORCAL MELEE WEEKLY TOURNAMENT

Want to be a pro-gamer? This is where it starts – weekly tournaments. Compete, improve, get ranked, win cash, and have fun. Head on over to the South Bay every Thursday for Fight Club – a Norcal Melee weekly. In addition to the bracket, we also dedicate some setups to friendlies. Smashers of all skill levels are welcome!

If you can’t join in, catch the action at twitch.tv/NorcalGamersDen, or checkout the post-tournament VODS on our youtube channel.

Fully Sanctioned PR

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• 5:30 PM: Doors Open / Sign Ups

• 6:50 PM: Melee Sign Ups End

• 7:30 PM: Melee Singles Begin

• 9:00 PM: Melee Finals

• Usually runs until 10PM but will go as late as needed.

Venue
Fee

$5 / Per Person

The venue fee gets you in the door regardless of what you want to do. Not interested in competing? Come and watch or just play for fun!

Singles
Entry

$5 / Per Person

This fee is on top of the standard $5 venue fee. Enter our Melee weekly tournament for your shot a cash pot (rates vary based on attendance).

Doubles
Entry

$10 ($5 / Per Person)

This fee is on top of the standard $5 venue fee. Enter our Melee weekly doubles tournament for your shot at a cash pot.

Find Us

165 Cristich Lane Suite G Campbell, CA

(408) 469-5072

info@ncgameover.com

Please park on the street.

The parking lot is for business purposes only. Do not park or pull into the parking lot for any reason (unloading, drop off, etc).

We strive to give you and the community, the best possible Melee competitive experience we can achieve. We work hard to prioritize your needs over grandstanding or financial gain. No secrets, no excuses, just great events.

MELEE TOURNAMENT RULES

We will be following the 2017 Evo Ruleset

BASIC RULES

  • Game version: US Nintendo GameCube
  • Game Settings: 4 Stock, 8 Minute Time Limit, No Items, Pause Disabled, 2/3 Games
  • There is a maximum of 60 seconds allowed between games in a set.
  • All games will be played on the default settings, unless otherwise specified.
  • All macros available via the in-game controller configuration menu are allowed.
  • There is no coaching during any tournament match beyond pools.
  • We do not allow Gentlemens agreements. You must play maps that are set.
  • You must provide your own controller.

Characters

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

Starter Stages

  • Yoshi’s Story, Fountain of Dreams, Final Destination, Battlefield, Dream Land.

Counter-Pick Stages

  • Pokemon Stadium.
  • Wobbling is legal. Freezing and infinite stalling are not legal.

Stage Striking

  • First stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • Following stages decided by winner banning one stage from all stages and then loser choosing.
  • Any matches that are best of five, there are no stage bans.
  • You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to.

I don’t think I'm good enough. Should I still participate?

We encourage everyone to participate in our Melee weekly – regardless of skill level. You’ll only get better by practicing! If space allows, we also have consoles available for friendly matches.

If I'm participating in the tournament, do I also need to pay the venue fee?

Yes, you do. The tournament fee goes towards the pool, while the venue fee goes towards paying for the upkeep, maintenance, and further improvements to our event space.

How do payouts work?

Payout are determined by the number of individuals who participate in any given tournament. Each person’s entry fee will go towards the cash pot, which will be split based on the over-all event attendance, so more people = more money!

  • 50 people or less (Top 3) – 60/30/10
  • 51-99 (Top 4) – 55/30/10/5
  • 100+ (Top 8) – 60/20/10/4/2/2/1/1

I don't live in the Bay Area. What can I do?

You can share this event! Or tune in to our live stream at twitch.tv/norcalgamersden to checkout the competition.

Do you serve food or alcohol?

While we don’t offer full meals or alcohol on site, we have a snack bar with an assortments of tasty treats and drinks! We have an assortment of chips, candy bars, hot pockets, sodas, and energy drinks. We also have fridge and microwave on site, so feel free to bring your own.

What about restaurants in the area?

There is plenty of food in the area. Taco Bell, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Wienerschnitzel, Starbucks, and Jack in Box are fast food options within about 1 mile of the venue. Some more hearty options include: Wingstop, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and Royal Taj India Cuisine.

There’s also a Safeway and a Lunardi’s Market not too far.

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