Format is best of 7 with standard counterpicks. First pick is double blind. Only the loser of the previous game can switch characters.
Format will be a double elimination bracket, ideally with 64 players. Matches will probably start some time in June.
Each round will take one week, with deadlines at midnight Eastern time on Sundays.
Playing matches early is allowed and encouraged.
After each match, the winner should post a match report in this thread including the result and matchup of each game played. (The loser can do it too if s/he wants.)
In a matchup where the initiative/timing rule is likely to become an issue, either player may ask to play by the rulebook (player with the least health has priority).
Ties do not count toward either player’s win total. If there is a tie, play the same matchup again, and include the tie in your match report.
I will create a private conversation for each match. Please resolve scheduling of matches in those conversations, so I know who to disqualify if the deadline passes without a match being played. If you happen to run into your opponent before the match is scheduled, and you are both ready to play, try to alert me or anyone who might be able to record or stream the match before starting.
If you would be willing to record/stream some matches, alert me and I will include you in scheduling conversations.
If you sign up, please view your participation as a responsibility to myself and the other players. I realize that not all circumstances can be foreseen, but please don’t drop just because you are going on vacation or out of frustration.
Like in the first Summer Smash, entrants must choose a video game character to represent. Characters must originate from a video game, and you cannot choose someone who has already been taken. Players returning from last year are encouraged to pick a new one, but they are not required to.
The top 8 finishers from last year to sign up will be seeded (Ties broken by Summer Smash II placing). Seeded players will be placed in their own 8-player divisions of the winners bracket.
Oh, man, I’d love to, but I don’t yet have a sense of how much time 19XX and IYL5 are going to take up.
Summer Smash Historical Brackets
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Can’t pass up another chance at the gold. In as King Asgore Dreemurr.
In as Ibuki (SFV).
Ughh so tempted to enter so I can role play more characters I love…
ah man already in 19XX 3 and IYL 5. Ok let’s do it!
I’m in as Count Bleck! (Super Paper Mario)
I think that was Redless’ character in the second summer smash. Interesting!
Can’t pick it again? I’m happy to do another one.
No rules about that, you can play him for sure. It’s just no duplicates within one tournament.
ok sweet. Thanks.
While part of me really wants to reprise the role of the esteemed Professor Hershel Layton, I shall heed the gentle prodding to choose a new character. This time around I will be…
(Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair)
I’ll join too!
I’ll need to find a character tho.
The overlap with IYL might become annoying but who am I to pass on Summer Smash?
Will think about a character later but I’m definitely in.
For now going with Bernard Bernoulli from The Day of the Tentacle, but reserving my right to change this later (pretty please? :> )
I am Nemesis T-Type. I just want hugs, and deliver nudles.
Let me in!
Zankuro (Samurai shodown series)
I’ll sign up as Aisha, the Moga sweetheart from Monster Hunter.
Look, Hunter. We need to have a talk. While you were out, i was going through… i mean, i was tidying your item box and i found… Dung. Dung… WHY IS DUNG IN YOUR ITEM BOX?
Now I want to switch to another MH quest giver just because. Can we get a full group together, Doodle?
I’ll play, and I’ll repres–
Wow, this looks fun! I want to get in on this. @Jengajam, I have a scheduling concern I’d like to see if I can resolve with you. I’ll send you a message