Canada Cup Gaming

December 23, 2020 |
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What is The Canada Cup!?

Canada Cup Gaming is the biggest fighting game tournament in Canadian history, which takes place right in Calgary, AB. The pot prizes reach up to $5500 (real figure will vary based on attendance) and $2,000 in the Super Street Fighter 4 pot just to kick things off.

There will soon be the tournaments for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Tekken 6 and Super Street Fighter 2: HD Remix and Marvel vs Capcom 2, and Super Street Fighter 4 3 on 3 teams. Learn more below, not to miss any detail!

How do you enter? Easy, every player and spectator is required to pay a $25 venue fee if you pre-register or $30 at the door. Every tournament has an entry fee of $10, which goes directly into the prize pot for that event. Every tournament’s cash payout is:

  • 70% for 1st place
  • 20% for 2nd place
  • 10% for 3rd.
All Canadian competitive fighting game communities are welcomed, but the venue does cap at 350, so it’s better to register early.

Super Street Fighter 4 Singles LogoCanada Cup’s main attraction is Super Street Fighter 4 Singles, and it has attracted a lot of incredible players to Calgary. Canada Cup has Mago the 2010 God’s Garden winner who will finally return to North America to compete in Super Street Fighter 4 for the first time!

Daigo “The Beast” Umehara who’s track record needs no explanation, Justin Wong, the 2009 USA national Street Fighter 4 Champ who will be competing as well as playing exhibition matches vs the top player from each Canadian City.

Not to mention Mike Ross and Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez of Machina’s Crosscounter series who will be lending their expertise commenting on matches. And making sure that everyone out there on the World Wide Web who can’t make it to the event doesn’t miss the action, Team Sp00ky will be working hard behind the scenes streaming matches as they happen.

Top player of Street Fighter video games Ryan Gootecks Gutierrez

What Else is Going on!?

Bring Your Own Console

The ever-popular public stations where everyone can freely get their game outside of the tournaments will also be available. There will be many casual stations for you to the game.

Cosplay Competition

Do you cosplay? Do you cosplay better than our very own Canada Cup Cosplayers? If you do, then it just may net you a prize pack from Reboot Inc. and Revolution Games & Music.

Event Rules

Two players are competing in the Canada Cup Gaming event

When you show up at The Canada Cup event, you must adhere to the following rules and guidelines:

  1. “Let’s fight like gentlemen.”
    The Canada Cup is an all-ages competitive video game event. As there may be minors present, we also ask that you please keep the strong language minimum. Players will also be expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike and respectable manner throughout the event. Offensive or abusive behaviour will NOT be tolerated! Such behaviour will result in immediate disqualification from any tournaments and expulsion from the venue.
  2. No badge? No admittance!
    Upon entry at the event, you MUST pick up your Canada Cup player’s package at the registration desk. It contains a lanyard and badge (among other goodies), and you are expected to wear this badge and keep it visible at all times. Anyone seen without a Canada Cup badge will be asked to purchase one or leave the event.
  3. Respect the venue!
    If it is not yours, do NOT tamper with it. Players will be held responsible for any and all damage to Canada Cup equipment and Radisson Hotel property. The Canada Cup team is NOT responsible for lost or damaged property, and all fees paid are non-refundable.
    As a courtesy, we also ask that you be wary of your fellow players’ belongings and return any found items (joysticks, pads, wallets, bags, etc.) to the registration desk for retrieval.

General Tournaments Rules

Street Fighter V (SFV)

Logo and heroes of Street Fighter V video game

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • Banned Stage: Kanzuki Beach.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (T7:FR)

Logo and the main hero of Tekken 7 video game

Console: Arcade

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 3 of 5 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • No wireless or macro-capable controllers allowed.

The King of Fighters XIV (KOFXIV)

Logo and a magic hero of The King of Fighters XIV video game

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 60 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same team but is allowed to change order.
  • Loser can switch teams.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Guilty Gear Xrd: R2 (GGXrd: R2)

Logo and main heroes of Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 video game

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

BlazBlue : Continuum Shift (BB:CF)

Logo and heroes of BlazBlue: Central Fiction video game

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Unlimited Characters are Banned
  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Mortal Kombat X (MKX)

Kano - the hero of Mortal Kombat XL video game

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • Interactables On.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (UMVC3)

Logo and heroes of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video game

Console: Playstation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same team.
  • Winner can change order, but not assist type.
  • Loser can switch teams.
  • Galactus is banned.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • All wireless controllers are banned.

Wii U

A heroine of Wii U Battlefield video game

Console: WiiU

  • Singles: 2 stock, 6 minutes best of 3.
  • Top 8 Singles best of 5.
  • Doubles: 3 stock, 8 minutes best of 3.
  • Team attack and stock sharing ON.
  • Customs Off.
  • Items Off / None.
  • Miis restricted to 1111 and must be default height/weight.

Stage List:

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Smashville
  • Lylate Cruise
  • Dreamland 64
  • Duck Hunt.

Set Procedure:

  1. Players select their characters. Either player may elect to do Double Blind Character Selection (see next section).
  2. Use Stage Striking to determine the first stage. Players will play a best of one game of rock paper scissors. Winner may opt to strike first or second. The first striker will strike 2 stages from the stage list. The second striker will strike 3 stages. The first striker will strike one stage from the remaining 2 stages, and the first match of the set will be played on that stage.
  3. The players play the first match of the set.
  4. Winning player of the preceding match may ban one stage.

Melee

A gameplay of Melee Yoshi's Story Smash video game

Console: GameCube

General Rules:

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Game Settings: 4 Stocks, 8 Minute Time Limit.
  • Items are disabled.
  • Stalling with moves such as Jigglypuff’s Rising Pound or Peach’s Wall Bomber is banned.
  • Glitches such as Ice Climbers’s Freeze Glitch and Mewtwo’s Soul Stunner are banned.
  • Pause option is disabled in the game menu. If left on, accidental pausing mid match forfeits a stock.
  • You may not choose any stage you have won on during a set unless agreed by both players.
  • A tie is determined by most stocks, and then if still tied, by percentage. If the percentage is tied, the match is fully replayed.
  • Playing as Master Hand is banned.

Doubles Rules:

  • Friendly Fire enabled.
  • Life stealing stocks from a teammate is allowed.

Neutral Stages:

  • Final Destination
  • Battlefield
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Dream Land
  • Fountain of Dreams [Singles Only]
  • Pokemon Stadium [Doubles Only].

Counter-Pick Stages:

  • Pokemon Stadium [Singles Only]
  • Kongo Jungle 64 [Doubles Only].

Match Procedure:

  1. Players select their characters. Either player may choose to Blind Pick. In this case, each player secretly tells a third player their character before picking, with the third player verifying their selections.
  2. Players play Rock-Paper-Scissors. Winner chooses between selecting controller port or first Stage Strike.
  3. Players take turns removing stages from the Neutral Stages list above based on the previous rule results. The first player to strike removes one(1) stage from the list, the second player removes two(2), and the first player then chooses from the remaining two(2) stages.
  4. The players play the first match of the set; the winning player of the preceding match bans a stage from the full list of stages, both Neutral and Counter-Pick. Does not apply to Best of 5 sets.
  5. The Losing player of the preceding match picks a stage for the next match. Cannot choose the stage banned in the previous step, nor a stage they’ve already won on during this set unless agreed.
  6. The winning player of the preceding match may choose to change characters. The losing player of the preceding match may choose to change characters. The losing player of the preceding match may change their controller port. The next match is played. Repeat Steps 5 through 10 for all subsequent matches until the set is complete.

Killer Instinct (KI)

A gameplay of Killer Instinct video game

Console: Xbox One

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • All wireless/macro-enabled controllers are banned.

Street Fighter (ST)

A character from Street Fighter video game

Console: Supergun Arcade

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • Akuma is banned.
  • All wireless/macro-enabled controllers are banned.

BEHAVIOR

Two players are competing while other attendees are watching during Canada Cup Gaming

Canada Cup has a zero-tolerance policy towards threats, harassment and physical violence at any Canada Cup Gaming Event. Any attendee breaking this rule will immediately be evicted from the event, and your door and entry fees will be forfeit. Depending on the severity of the act in question, Canada Cup Gaming will not shy away from bans from future events.

Canada Cup Gaming understands that in certain situations, someone may not feel comfortable publicly addressing such incidents. If this is the case, please seek out a tournament director to relay your concerns.

Players will be held responsible for any and all damage to Canada Cup equipment and venue property. The Canada Cup team is not responsible for damages or loss of personal property. Please be mindful and courteous of other attendee’s property; if you find lost or misplaced items, please turn them into the registration desk or a Canada Cup Gaming staff member. Theft is not tolerated at any Canada Cup Gaming event. If an attendee is found in possession of the stolen property, they will be evicted and banned from future Canada Cup events.

Canada Cup Gaming requires that an adult accompany all attendees under 12 years of age.

CONTROLLERS

PS4 controller is charging on the table

Canada Cup Gaming does not supply controllers for its events. Please read the details about each tournament to see what system each game will be played on. Games will not be split across multiple systems, so please prepare ahead of time.

All wireless controllers are banned on XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.

Again, please prepare ahead of time with a wired controller for these consoles. It is the expectation that players will desync all controllers used on Playstation 4 consoles. Failure to do so will result in a reprimand; repeat offences will result in a player being disqualified from their tournament bracket.

Legacy controls are banned for all tournaments running on Playstation 4.

All macro and button configurations permitted within the game are tournament legal. Rapid-fire/Turbo, hardware programmable and tool-assisted mechanisms are banned from all Canada Cup Gaming events.

Controller converters are the responsibility of the player. CronusMAX converters are banned.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Canada Cup policy regarding alcohol and premisesCanada Cup Gaming promotes all-ages venues. Any individual with liquor on the premises will be asked to remove it. Follow up problems will result in the offending party’s removal from the premises. If you are visibly intoxicated and causing a disruption, you will receive one warning.

If this behaviour escalates or staff receive further complaints, the offending party will be removed and forfeit all venue and tournament fees. After hours, Canada Cup Gaming and licensed events are subject to provincial laws and comply with legal age restrictions for alcohol consumption.

E-CIGARETTES

Canada Cup Gaming expects all attendees to comply with provincial or locally mandated e-cigarette legislation. Failure to comply will result in a reprimand from venue staff. Repeat offences will result in the attendee being asked to leave the venue.

MATCH EXPECTATIONS

In the event that you are not present for your match, pool judges will do everything possible to play past your match. If you are called a second time and do not respond, you will forfeit the match in question. The accepted time limit is 5 minutes. Any pausing or pushing of the guide button is an immediate loss of the round. This must be reported to the judges at the time it happens; if the match is played to the conclusion after this occurs, the offending party will not be penalized.

The match between two gamers during the Canada Cup Gaming event

Judges will force a match forfeit if they witness a pause or controller interruption to the match. Pauses that occur in guaranteed loss situations (i.e: Critical Art animations) will not be penalized.

In the event of a controller malfunction, a suitable replacement must be found; stopping the match to replace a controller must be alerted to the judge immediately. If this occurs between matches, neither player will be penalized. If a player stops the match to replace his controller, this match will be forfeited.

Games that have the option for Simple Mode play, i.e. BlazBlue and Marvel vs Capcom 3, these controller settings are banned.

PERFORMANCE AND COLLUSION

Canada Cup Gaming prides itself on hosting events sporting some of the world’s highest levels of competition. As such, collusion or match-fixing of any kind is not acceptable. If Canada Cap determines that competitors are willfully manipulating match results, will be disqualified from the event and in turn, forfeit and rights to titles or prizes they would have otherwise earned.

This determination is at the sole discretion of the Canada Cup Gaming board of directors. If a player so chooses to forfeit a match, it must be told to the judge prior to the match starting. In this case, neither player would be penalized, and the forfeiting player would move to the loser’s bracket if in winners or removed from the tournament if in loser’s.

A trophy of Canada Cup Gaming event

Play to win at all times!

CHARACTER SELECTION

Any and all character bans will be posted in the event information.

In the best two of three-match format, only the loser of a match can decide to change characters. The matchwinner can elect to switch Ultras if their opponent changes characters but must select their ultra prior to their opponents’ character selection.

SIDE SELECTION

If players cannot agree on side selection, this will be resolved by a coin toss by a judge or Rock Paper Scissors.

BRACKET SEEDING

Team competition of the Canada Cup Gaming EventCanada Cup Gaming does everything in its power to seed regionally, to minimize the chances of players facing someone from their own community early in the tournament. Misrepresenting your region at the time of registration can result in improper seeding. In this event, Canada Cup Gaming will not take any steps to correct a player’s placement in the bracket.

THE CANADA CUP GAMING REFUND POLICY

Canada Cup Gaming Ltd. does not refund tournament and venue entry fees. If you pre-register and for whatever reason cannot attend, they permit registrants a one time transfer your registration information to another party up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled event registration cut off.

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy policy statements of Canada Cup Gaming EventCanada Cup Gaming respects your right to privacy and online anonymity. As such, Canada Cup will never disclose customer and player information to a 3rd party or sponsor. The information you provide is strictly confidential. Any personal information you submit to Canada Cup Gaming, including name, street address, e-mail and any other contact information, will not be sold or distributed.

INDEMNIFICATION

All Canada Cup Gaming tournament participants and guests shall protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Canada Cup Gaming Ltd, affiliated corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives and employees from and against any and all costs and expenses, damages, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, losses and judgments including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and legal expenses, based on, arising out of or in any way related or connected with the Event or any other matter or activity directly or indirectly related to the Event, 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 rights of any third party. This obligation shall continue beyond the term of the Event.

Canada Cup History

After a grass-roots tournament called Calgary Cup took place in 2009, three Calgarian gamers decided to take it further and create the first internationally recognized fighting game event in Canada. To accommodate their vision, Lap Chi Duong, Greg Dawson and Troy Kirkland formed Canada Cup Gaming and the 2010 Canada Cup was born.

Calgary's CCG.Jozhear faces off against Daigo "The Beast" Umehara at the 2010 Canada Cup

Daigo “The Beast” Umehara and Mago were the first Japanese players ever to compete in Canada, along with notable U.S. players Justin “EG Jwong” Wong, Mike Ross and Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez.

The 2010 Canada Cup gave local players the chance to challenge international players who most Canadians would never have had the opportunity to meet. After each day’s events, players were treated to after-hours rooms for grudge matches and on the last day, what would become a staple of Canada Cup events, the notorious wrap-up party.

Once the dust had settled, the Canada Cup team got to focusing on 2011 immediately. 2011 was a huge year for the fighting game community: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition and Mortal Kombat 9 all landed, and all became instant tournament standards. In turn, the Canada Cup Gaming team goes on new projects under way.

Marvel Madness was organized as an homage to Canada Cup’s roots in the Calgary Cup and as a celebration of the release of Marvel vs Capcom 3. It quickly turned from just a local event into a Western Canadian event as players from across western Canada attended and saw the return of JWong and Gootecks to Canada and James Chen and Martin “Marn” Phan. It was clear that Canada Cup Gaming events were getting attention from abroad.

The top gaming player Martin Marn Phan during the Canada Cup Gaming Event
Martin “Marn” Phan

Something else came from the follow-up to Marvel Madness; Canada Cup Gaming entered into the sponsorship arena, picking up Kenny “AIR” Lam and David “Detrimantix” Perras as their first two signature players. Over the next year, these two players represented Canada Cup Gaming at tournaments across North America.

All the while, the Canada Cup Gaming team was working on next fall’s big event: the 2011 Canada Cup. At this point, it was clear that three people were not enough to handle the rigours of such an undertaking, so Derryk Blair was added to the management side of Canada Cup Gaming.

Canada Cup planned the 2011 event to be like nothing the fighting game world had seen before: 5-on-5 matches with teams competing under the banner of their home country. For the first time, players were in a position where they had to select their own national teams to represent them in a fighting game. From an incredible singles experience to the edge-of-your-seat 5-on-5 matches, the 2011 Canada Cup emerged as a thrilling and unique event.

Canada Cup events are on a new stage now, so all the members will certainly feel the difference.

How Did it Start: Gameplay Rules 2010/2012

Game-Specific Rules of 2010

Super Street Fighter 4

The Canada Cup will be emulating the Evolution gameplay ruleset, which can be found on their website.

BlazBlue

  • Double Elimination
  • Best 2 of 3 Matches
  • Best 3 of 5 Finals
  • No Unlimited Characters
  • Console Characters Playable.

Game-Specific Rules of 2012

Blanket Rules for all Games unless noted:

  • 2/3 Rounds per Match
  • 2/3 Matches per Set
  • 1 set Victory
  • 3/5 Matches per Set in Winners, Losers and Grand Finals
  • Default Round Timer
  • Double Elimination
  • The winner must keep the same team/character. Loser may choose a new team/character.

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012

  • The winner is allowed to change Ultra at their discretion but must pick it before their opponent.

Street Fighter x Tekken

  • All Gems are banned from tournament play. All stations will have gems removed from character selection.
  • All Playstation 3 exclusive characters are banned (Cole, Megaman, Pacman, Toro and Kuro).

Soul Calibur V

  • 3/5 Rounds per Matches.
  • Create-a-Soul Characters are banned, including Devil Jin.

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo / HD Remix

  • Akuma is banned from play.

King of Fighters XIII

  • 3 on 3 Format play, best 2/3 matches.

Tekken 6

  • 3/5 Rounds per Match.

Mortal Kombat 9

  • Kratos & Kratos stage is banned.
  • The Street stage is banned: vehicles driving by obscure projectiles.
  • Hell Stage is banned due to lagged character animations.
  • To accommodate any visually impaired player, use The Courtyard (Day).
  • The winner stays with the same character and costume.
  • No gameplay altering Kombat Kodes.

How Was It Going: Game-Specific Rules of 2018

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

  • PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode, 99 Seconds, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, No Handicap.
  • 3/5 Top 8.
  • Legacy Controller Mode is banned.
  • Training Stage, Skies of Honor, Flamenco Tavern, and Kanzuki Beach stage are banned.

Dragonball Fighterz

  • PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode, Default timer, 2/3 Matches.
  • 3/5 for Losers, Winners and Grand Finals.

Ultra Street Fighter 4

  • PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode, Default timer, 2/3 Matches.
  • 3/5 Top 8.
  • Legacy Controller Mode is Banned.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

  • PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: Versus Mode, Default timer, 2/3 Matches
  • 3/5 Top 8.

Tekken 7

  • PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: 2/3 Games, 60 Seconds.
  • 3/5 Losers, Winners and Grand Finals.
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be a random stage selection.
  • No customizing colours, names or items at any time before or during a tournament match. Any player that does so will be given a loss.

Guilty Gear XRD: Revelator 2

  • PlayStation 4
  • Game Settings: 2/3 Games.
  • 3/5 Losers, Winners and Grand Finals.
  • If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be a random stage selection.

Gundam VS

Main characters of Gundam VS video game

  • Playstation 4
  • Teams of 2 (If you do not have a team, still register online solo, and staff will be on-site to help pair you with a partner.)
  • Double Elimination.
  • 2/3 Games per Set.
  • 3/5 Games for Losers, Winners and Grand Finals.
  • Stage: Random (Tentative).
  • Timer: 240 seconds.
  • Winning Team must keep suits and Burst type, Losing Team may switch.

Pokken Tournament DX

Logo and characters of Pokken Tournament DX video game

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Game Settings: LAN Mode, Skill=Off, Double elimination 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, Stadium Only. Winners/losers/grand finals 3/5.
  • The loser of the last match may change fighter Pokemon.
  • Both players may change assist sets and cheer type between matches.

Super Smash Bros.: Melee

  • Gamecube
  • Game Settings: 4 Stock, 8 Minute Time Limit, No Items, Pause Disabled, 2/3 Games.
  • 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.
  • The first stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • The winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match but has to pick before the loser selects a character.
  • Following stages are decided by the winner banning one stage from all stages, and then the loser is choosing.
  • For 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.

Super Smash Bros.: Wii U

  • Nintendo WiiU
  • Game Settings: 2 Stock, 6 Minutes, Custom Moves Off, Items Off, Equipment Off, Handicap Off, Pause Off, Damage Ratio 1.0x, 2/3 Games.
  • Allowed Controllers: Nintendo Gamecube controller, Wii U Pro controller (battery removed method with USB), and Wii Remote variation (player MUST remove battery upon completion of the set or will be disqualified).
  • Mii Fighters On (1-1-1-1 Default Guest Miis).
  • Amiibo’s are banned.
  • Stages: Battlefield [Dream Land 64], Final Destination [Ω Midgar, Ω Suzaku Castle and Ω Wily Castle], Lylat Cruise, Smashville, Town & City.
  • The first stage is decided by (Rock Paper Scissors) best of 1. The winner may choose to either strike a stage first or select a port first. Stages are struck in a P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • Following stages are decided by the winner striking one stage from all stages, and then the loser is choosing.
  • The winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match but has to pick before the loser selects a character.
  • You may not pick the last stage you have previously won on during the set unless mutually agreed to.
  • You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.
  • If a game ends with a self-destructive move, the results screen will determine the winner.
  • Sudden Death with tied percentage/stock will result in a 1 stock/3 minutes playoff match.
  • There will be no loading anything onto the tournament consoles.

Hearthstone

Logo of Hearthstone video game

  • Players must bring their own device to play to the event.
  • The use of Deck Trackers or Pen and Paper will not be allowed.
  • Players must use their own Battlenet account, which needs to be in good standing.
  • Format for all events over the weekend will be a Swiss, best of 5, players bring 4 decks, and we do 1 ban.
  • Once you have submitted your classes, you can not change your decks.
  • Matches will be recorded via match slips, and the bracket will be updated by the innkeeper.
  • Players must compete to the best of their ability at all times. Any form of cheating will not be tolerated. The penalty for this infraction is a disqualification from the Tournament without prizes. In addition, the Tournament organizers will report cheating incidents to Blizzard. Blizzard, at its sole discretion, may conduct its own investigation and may issue additional sanctions against the player or players involved, including Blizzard account suspensions or suspensions from future Tournaments.
  • Check out Official Competitive Hearthstone Rules and Players handbook.

Disconnects

Match and game disconnects. This infraction occurs when a player disconnects from a match or a game. A match is considered to have started when both players enter the match lobby. A game is considered to have started when the starting hands are provided to players by the Hearthstone game client. After the match started, if a player leaves the match lobby, or cancels the “game challenge,” or leaves the Hearthstone game client for any reason, they are considered to have disconnected from the match.

For Tournaments where decklists are not public for players, the penalty for a match disconnect infraction is a game loss. After the game has started, if the player disconnects or otherwise closes the game client, they are considered disconnected from the game. Conceding the game using the normal game mechanics is an exception to this rule and is not an infraction.

If a player disconnects and is absent for 10 minutes or longer, they receive a match loss penalty. In addition, the player will be dropped from the Tournament unless they specifically contact the Tournament officials with a request to stay in the Tournament.

FAQ

I want to volunteer for your next event! What can I do to help?

Canada Cup Gaming always love to hear from people in the community eager to pitch in on the next Canada Cup Gaming Event. If you want to help out, the best way to be considered is by contacting Canada Cup. They will be announcing volunteer signups in the coming months for Canada Cup.

I want to partner with Canada Cup Gaming for cross-promotion or sponsor a Canada Cup Gaming event.

For any requests for partnership and cross-promotion please contact Canada Cup Gaming.

Where is Canada Cup, and what games are on the roster?!

They will be announcing the Canada Cup game line up and venue in the near future. Make sure to follow Canada Cup on social media!

What People are Saying

Two players during the match of the Canada Cup Gaming event

Canada Cup Gaming takes pride in the events they put on and aim to make sure that every attendee, be it player, spectator or sponsor, has an experience like no other!

So what those people are saying?

“Canada Cup was one of the most surprising events for Mad Catz last year. Aside from the best competition in the world, we were happy to interact with a very strong community. I was very happy to see that the local players were very supportive of the scene and brought the hype and love throughout the weekend. I can’t wait until Canada Cup 2012!”

Mark Julio – Community & Sponsorship Manager, MadCatz Inc.

I was shocked by the scope of Canada Cup’s ambitious plans when I was first introduced to Lap Chi at EVO 2011, but Lap and his team pulled off a truly amazing event in the end. The players were happy, the spectators were happy, and the stream viewership was monumental for the time. I fully trust that the Canada Cup team will learn and grow even stronger from the last event to provide an awesome show.

Ben Goldhaber – Outreach Manager, Twitch.tv

We, as Team Korea, would like to say a huge thank you for an incredible weekend. The whole team agreed the whole weekend turned out to be a combination of ridiculous level of hospitality, hype, and fun as competitors and visitors to your tournament and city/country.
In the tournament, Canadians proved to us that they are not free for sure. We want revenge for sure. Next year?

Ryan “Laugh” Ahn – Captain, Team Korea 2011

My experience was amazing. It was so much fun, so much competition and Canada Cup has out done itself from the first year to the second year. I will continue to support Canada Cup as long as it continues.

Justin “EG.Jwong” Wong – Captain, Team USA 2011

It was the first time for an international team tournament like this, and it was very exciting to be a part of. I’m not satisfied by my team’s result, but I enjoyed it very much. It was great to see friends from all over the world. I am grateful for the opportunity.

Taniguchi “MCZ.Tokido” Hajime – Captain, Team Japan 2011

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