The AVCON Games team are back at it this year with tournaments for both the new hype titles and older favourites! Compete for fun and prizes across all platforms, with some tournaments featuring their grand finals on the big stage! With competitions for both “hardcore” and casual games, there’ll be a tournament to fit any gamer.
Tournament registration opens two hours prior to the start of the tournament; signups are in Hall J at the tournament registration booth unless noted otherwise.

AVCon 2017 Pokémon OU Singles

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Available Consoles: Enough (BYO)

 

Players per Team: 1

Format: League, 8 Player top cut – Singles 6 choose 6

Maximum Capacity: 128

 

Time per Match: 20 minutes + 3 (three) turns

BYO Status: Must BYO everything, recommend you bring your own chargers.

 

Battle Team: Players must create a ‘Battle Team’ of 1-6 Pokémon (inclusive) and this team must be unchanged throughout the tournament

Nicknames: No two Pokémon on the same team may share a nickname, no Pokémon may be nicknamed the name of any Pokémon, avoid obscene nicknames.

Item Clause: No two Pokémon may hold the same item.

Species Clause: No two Pokémon may be the same Species, multiple Pokémon in the same evolutionary line are okay (a Jolteon and an Espeon is okay as is Charizard and Charmander, two Venusaurs are not) This also applies to different forms (Rotom Wash and Rotom Fan are the same species as is Alolan Golem and Standard Golem and as such having both is illegal)

Sleep Clause: No two Pokémon may be put to sleep at the same time.

Banned Moves: No Pokémon may have the moves Double Team, Minimize, Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.

Banned Abilities: No Pokémon may have the abilities Moody, Power Construct or Shadow Tag.

Swagger Clause: Players cannot use the move Swagger.

Baton Pass Clause: Players cannot have more than one Pokémon who knows the move Baton Pass, no Pokémon may know the move Baton Pass while also having a move or ability that boosts Speed and a move or ability that boosts another stat.

Infinite Battle: Players may not intentionally draw out battles for ever. This is mostly up to our discretion however waiting for a weather effect to end is okay, PP stall is probably not and FunBro is anything but.

Banned Pokémon: The following Pokémon are considered Über and are banned: Aegislash (and blade form), Arceus (all forms), Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys (all forms), Dialga, Genesect, Mega Gengar (Standard Gengar is legal), Giratina (Both Forms), Groudon (and Primal), Ho-Oh, Mega Kangaskhan (Standard Kangaskhan is legal), Kyogre (and Primal), Kyurem White (Both Standard Kyurem and Kyurem Black are legal), Landorus (Therian Form is legal), Mega Lucario (Standard Lucario is legal), Lugia, Lunala, Mewtwo, Palkia, Pheromosa, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Mega Salamence (Standard Salamence is legal), Shaymin-Sky (Standard Shaymin is legal), Solgaleo, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom and Zygarde-Complete (Both Standard an 10% Zygarde are legal)

Megas: Mega stones in general are legal although some are banned: Gengarite, Lucarionite, Salamencite and Kangaskhanite are banned as is any unavailable mega stone

Disputes: If players have a rule dispute they may confirm with the Tournament Organiser, if it is on whether something occurring during a match was illegal players should save a battle video of the match so that the Tournament Organiser may review. If there was no rule breaking the result of the match will stand (so don’t immediately forfeit unless you are 100% certain that what they did was illegal)

Players will spend the majority of the tournament seeking out players they haven’t played against, playing them and then reporting the result to the tournament organiser. After 2 hours and 30 minutes all matches will stop and the top 8 players according to the rankings will play in a single elimination tournament using the same rules. All gameplay will consist of 6 choose 1 – 6 inclusive single battles. As the league format favours teams that win lots of quick matches these top 8 are likely to finish their matches well ahead of the time limit for the 3 round Finals.

Additional Notes:

Players may join and leave at any time although if they do either they are unlikely to end up in the top 8 that play finals, it just doesn’t affect the running of the rest of the tournament. These rules are the Sun and Moon Smogon OU Singles rules from 22/04/17.

AVCon 2017 Pokémon VGC Doubles

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Available Consoles: Enough (BYO)

 

Players per Team: 1

Format: League, 8 Player top cut – Doubles 6 choose 4

Maximum Capacity: 128

 

Time per Match: 20 Minutes + 3 (three) turns at worst.

BYO Status: Must BYO everything, some chargers should be provided.

Battle Team: Players must create a ‘Battle Team’ of 4-6 Pokémon (inclusive) and this team must be unchanged throughout the tournament

Nicknames: No two Pokémon on the same team may share a nickname, no Pokémon may be nicknamed the name of any Pokémon, avoid obscene nicknames.

Item Clause: No two Pokémon may hold the same item. Mega stones are banned.

Species Clause: No team may include two Pokémon with the same Alola Pokédex number.

Alola National: All Pokémon must have the ‘Black Clover’ indicating that it was born in Alola, No non-Alola variants of Alola Variant Pokémon. (so Standard Raichu, Exeggutor, Marowak, Grimer, Muk, Rattata, Raticate, Meowth, Persian, Vulpix, Ninetails, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Diglett and Dugtrio are banned but their Alola forms are not)

Banned Pokémon: The Pokémon with the following Alola Pokédex numbers are NOT banned: 001–204, No. 206 – 288 and No. 293 – 299. This means the Following Pokémon are banned: Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow (when it is released) and any other yet to be released Pokémon

Ruleset: Players should use Festival Plaza and select Battle – Link Battle – Double Battle – 2017 World Championship Rules when setting up a Battle, Players are required to have downloaded these rules before attending AVCon.

Video Replay: Players must select the option to save a replay of the last battle for use in resolving disputes.

Time: All matches will have game enforced time limits due to the ruleset used. These are: 90 second team previews, 45 second move time limit, 10 minute player time.

Patches and Updates: Players will be required to have the latest Game Paches and Updates.

Extra: Both Hidden Abilities and Z-Moves are allowed.

Players will spend the majority of the tournament seeking out players they haven’t played against, playing them and then reporting the result to the tournament organiser. After 2 hours and 30 minutes all matches will stop and the top 8 players according to the rankings will play in a single elimination tournament using the same rules. As the league format favours teams that win lots of quick matches these top 8 are likely to finish their matches well ahead of the time limit for the 3 round Finals.

Additional Notes:

Players may join and leave at any time although if they do either they are unlikely to end up in the top 8 that play finals, it just doesn’t affect the running of the rest of the tournament. All of these rules have been available to download from the 1st of Decmeber last year.

AVCon 2017 Splatoon Rules

Platform: WiiU

Available Consoles: 16

Players Per Team: 4

Format: Bo5 Single Elim – Bo7 Grand Final

Maximum Capacity: 16 teams, 64 players total

Average Time per Round: ~15 minutes. Lowest possible time for a round: ~9 minutes (1 minute menus, 1 minute set up, 1 minute game)*3 games. Maximum: ~35 minutes

Allowed Subs: No

BYO Status: Controllers will be provided

 

Weapon Selection: All weapons will be available (reskinned weapons may not be available).
Equipment Selection: A standard set of equipment will be available across all consoles. The equipment list is available below sorted by Main Ability then Sub Ability.

 

All equipment has three slots unlocked and the same Sub Ability across all slots.

Set-Up Time: Players have 3 minutes before the start of the set to adjust controller settings, sensitivity and to choose equipment that they will use for the remainder of the set.

It is suggested that players prime their equipment before starting the set. Players can do this by equipping a desired gear load out, then exiting the equipment screen. Repeating this for each load out will make the items accessible on the first page of each equipment menu.

No additional time will be given to change settings between games. Players must choose their equipment during the 60 second countdown before the start of the match. Control settings such as sensitivity cannot be changed between games.


Disconnect Rules: In the case of a disconnection, a match replay will be awarded based on the TO’s discretion. Replays will only be awarded if the game result was ambiguous at the time of the disconnect.

AVCon 2017 Halo 5 Rules

Platform: Xbox One

Available Consoles: 16

 

Players Per Team: 4

Format: Bo1 Single Elim – Bo3 Grand Final

Maximum Capacity: 32 teams, 128 players total

 

Time per Match: 12 minutes, 10 minute match in-game with 2 minutes preparation

Allowed Subs: Yes, maximum of 2

BYO Status: Controllers will be provided, BYO allowed after TO approval (extra function/modded controllers are banned)

 

Gametype/Map Pool: (to be picked at random, grand finals to have pick/ban)

 

Slayer:

  • Coliseum
  • The Rig
  • Plaza
  • Eden
  • Regret
  • Truth

Capture the Flag:

  • Coliseum
  • Truth
  • Fathom

Strongholds:

  • The Rig
  • Eden
  • Empire
  • Plaza

Additional Notes: Picks/Bans for Grand Final works as such. Team A bans a gametype/map, Team B then bans another, A then picks and then B. If teams are tied, final gametype/map is chosen at random.

2017 AVCon Rocket League Rules

Game Mode: Soccer
Platform: Xbox One
Size: 32 teams (2 members per team) 64 people total
Format: 2v2. Single elimination. Rounds of 32 and 16 best of 1. Semi finals, Quarter finals and Grand final best of 3.
Mutators: none
Permitted stages: Mannfield, Mannfield (stormy), Mannfield (night), Beckwith Park, Beckwith Park (stormy), Beckwith Park (midnight), DFH Stadium, Urban Central, Urban Central (dawn), Urban Central (Dawn).
Additional notes: Car selection allowed, however customization is not.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U 1v1

Location: Wii U Tournaments A & B
Size: 256 players
Format: 1v1, best of one, single elimination.
Stock: 2
Time limit: 6 minutes
Items: Off
Custom moves: Off (except for Mii Fighters)
Mii Fighters: Allowed – must use default Miis.
Character Bans: None (Mii Fighters must use default Miis)
Legal stages: Final Destination, Smashville, Town & City, Lylat Cruise, Battlefield.

 

Stage striking will be allowed at the organiser’s discretion.

 

Double blind character picks are available on request.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U 2v2

Location: Wii U Tournaments A
Size: 64 teams of 2 players, 128 players total
Format: 2v2, best of one, single elimination. Matches may expand to best of three at the organiser’s discretion, time permitting.
Stock: 3 Time limit: 8 minutes
Items: Off
Friendly Fire: On
Custom moves: Off (except for Mii Fighters)
Mii Fighters: Allowed – must use default Miis
Legal stages: Final Destination, Smashville, Town & City, Lylat Cruise, Battlefield.

 

Stage striking will be allowed at the organiser’s discretion.

 

Double blind character picks are available on request.

AVCon 2017 Puyo Puyo Tetris Rules

Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

Available Consoles: 3 PlayStation 4, 1 PlayStation 3

Players per a console: 2

Format: 1v1, best out of 3, single elimination

Maximum Capacity: 32 players

Time per Match: 9 minutes, 8 minutes match in-game with 1 minute character select

Allowed Subs: No

BYO status: No

Mode: Offline Multiplayer Swap (25 sec for each type of game).

AVCon 2017 Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Rules

Platform: PS4

Location: PS4 Tournaments

 

Format: King of the Hill- Bo1 (Preliminaries); Bo5 Grand Final

Maximum Capacity: 64 players

Time per Match: 3 minutes, ~2 minute match in-game with 1 minutes preparation

BYO Status: Controllers will be provided, BYO allowed after TO approval (extra function/modded controllers are banned)

 

Schedule:

“Kings” declared at 90min mark. May be varied at the discretion of TO.

10 min Break

20 min for Semi & Grand Finals

 

Map: Preliminaries maps to be picked at random; Grand finals maps selected by negotiation

 

Rules:

Everchanging rules: Off

Elemental Effects: Off

Character Selection: All characters are allowed unless stated otherwise

Techniques selection: All techniques are allowed unless stated otherwise

Glitch abuse (including the Infinite Shuriken glitch) is banned.

Stall tactics are discouraged.

AVCon 2017 FIFA 17 Rules

Platform: Playstation 4

Location: Playstation Tournaments

Size: 64 players

Format: 1v1, best of one, single elimination.

Teams: Any side apart from World 11 and Clasic 11

Match time: 5 minutes (8 minutes for Grand Final)

 

Adjusting sides in the kick-off menu is OK.

No playing at the back.

No holding the ball at the corner.

Poor sportsmanship is grounds for disqualification.

AVCon 2017 Towerfall Ascension Rules

Platform: Playstation 4

Location: Playstation Tournaments
Size: 16 players
Format: 1v1, Best-of-3, Double Elimination
Game Mode: Last Man Standing – 1v1

AVCon 2017 Mario Kart 8 Rules

Platform: Wii U

Location: Wii U Tournaments
Size: 64 players
Format:

Stage 1: four-player group stage with 4 races per round, top 2 advance.
Stage 2: four-player group stage with 4 races per round, top one advances.
Bo3 Grand Final
Speed: 150cc


Stages: Randomly picked by TO, except for Grand Final chosen by players
Additional Notes: Consoles will be split between 4 people. No CPU, no banned items.

Super Smash Bros Melee

Location: Gamecube Tournaments

Time: Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Finals: 4:15pm, Player Attack Stage

Size: 64 players

Format: 1v1, best of three, double elimination

Stock: 4

Time limit: 8 minutes

Items: Off

Legal stages: Battlefield, Dream Land 64, Final Destination, Fountain of Dreams, Yoshi’s Story, Pokemon Stadium (counterpick)Stage striking will be allowed at the organiser’s discretion.

Double blind character picks are available on request.

Nidhogg

Platform: Playstation 4

Location: Playstation Tournaments
Time: Saturday 5:00pm until 6:30pm
Size: 32 players
Format: 1v1, Best-of-1, Single Elimination. Best-of-3 for Semi and Grand Finals.