PIU XX Rules

OVERVIEW FOR LOWER AND UPPER SPEED DIVISIONS

 

    • Players will be required to use HJ for the tournament.
    • Bar use is allowed at all times.
    • All speed mods and noteskins are allowed.
    • Mods from the Display category are allowed.
    • Mods in the Path, Alternate, and Rush categories are strictly prohibited.
    • BGA DARK is default. If both players consent to the BGA being on, then they may do so.
    • The song list will consist of arcade-length songs from all versions. Full Songs, Remixes, and Shortcuts will not be in the tournament.
    • PLEASE pay attention to your pool assignments & scheduling during the tournament.
    • At the beginning of the tournament, two pools will be played on the LX cab and the TX cab simultaneously. From Top 8 onward, we will have matches only on the LX cab.
    • During the start of a pool, we will be checking in all players in that pool. When your name is called, you will confirm your presence by saying “here”. If you are not present by then, a warning notification will be sent out to you. If you are still not present at the end of your pool, it will result in a disqualification.
    • All arbitration situations will be handled at the tournament coordinator’s discretion.

 

**If at any point the tournaments start to fall behind, there may be changes to the format (example, omit doubles charts for certain rounds)**

 

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Friday, August 9th @ 3am

  • Remote qualifier submission closes.
  • Pools will be assigned, and participants will be notified.

 

Saturday, August 10th:

  • 11am – 1:30pm: Lower Division
  • 2pm – 11pm: Upper Division
    • 2pm – 2:45pm: Pools A & B
    • 2:45pm – 3pm: Winners from Pools A & B are announced, and given a time to return for their next pool (E)
    • 3pm – 3:45pm: Pools C & D
    • 3:45pm – 4pm: Winners from Pools C & D are announced, and given a time to return for their next pool (F)
    • 4pm – 5pm: Pool E
    • 5:15pm – 6:15 pm: Pool F
    • 6:30pm – 8:30 pm: Top 16 to Top 8 Double Elimination
    • 9pm – 10pm: Top 8 Modified KAC Semifinals
    • 10pm – 11pm: Grand Finals

 

REMOTE SEEDING QUALIFIERS

The seeding qualifying round will be held remotely. All players must have paid for the event and tournament registration through the Infinity Stage smash.gg page. Scores from unregistered players will be rejected.

Please submit your qualifiers here: PIU XX Qualifier Submission Sheet

Qualifiers must be submitted by 3AM Pacific Time on Friday August 9. Pools will be announced later that day and will be locked upon announcement.

 

If for some reason you are unable to do remote qualifiers, you may also arrange a meeting with the Tournament Organizer to set an appointment for doing qualifiers before the cutoff date. Please contact @AzurianRex.

 

Qualifiers must be played in HJ.

 

Please refer to the rules section of the division of your choice for qualifier songs. They will be announced a month before the tournament.

 

Qualifying scores must be submitted via Google Forms with:

  • Pump it Up Tagname
  • Smash.gg Tagname
  • Pictures of both qualifier songs and scores

The qualifier rankings will not be visible to participants at any point before the tournament.

Players may register without a qualifying set, but will be seeded with a score of 0 and still must complete registration and the qualifier form before the August 8 cutoff.

ALL PLAYERS WILL BE SET INTO GROUPS/POOLS

When remote qualifiers end, players will be assigned into a group/pool. At the day of the tournament, we will announce the current pool that will play, and check in the players in that pool. Please pay attention to the organizer to find out the schedule of when your pool will play.

Since it is gauntlet, this is single elimination.

At the beginning of the tournament, two pools will be played on the LX cab and the TX cab simultaneously. From Top 8 onward, we will have matches only on the LX cab.

 

LOWER DIVISION

Lv 14-18 Pool Gauntlet Tournament, HJ

 

Remote Qualifiers: Two random songs (a lv 15-16 Singles, and a lv 15-16 Doubles) to be announced a month before the tournament.

  • Please refer to the Remote Qualifier Section on how to submit.

 

Starting Pools:

  • Two Single charts level 14-15, played back to back, cumulative score ranking.
  • After ranking players’ cumulative scores, Top 4 from each pool advance.
  • There will be 4 pools total, number of players per pool will be equally assigned.
  • Tournament organizer will announce next matches.
  • Higher seed will pick side.

 

Top 16:

  • Two Single charts level 15-16, played back to back, cumulative score.
  • After ranking players’ cumulative scores, Top 4 from each pool advance.
  • Each pool will consist of 8 players, two pools total = 16 players.
  • Tournament organizer will announce next matches.
  • Higher seed will pick side.

 

Top 8:

  • One Single chart level 16-17, One Double chart level 14-15
  • Pools will be played on LX cab only.
  • All players will do the single chart first. Then, each player will play the doubles chart.
  • After ranking players’ cumulative scores, Top 2 from each pool advance.
  • Each pool will consist of 4 players, two pools total = 8 players.
  • Tournament organizer will announce next matches.
  • Higher seed will pick side.

 

Top 4 – All Player Semifinals:

  • Two Doubles chart level 16-17.
  • After ranking players’ cumulative scores, Top 2 advance.

 

Top 2 Grand Finals:

  • Card Draw Best 2 of 3, level 17-18
  • First player to win 2 songs wins tournament.
  • See details in glossary section below.

 

UPPER DIVISION

Remote Qualifiers: Two random songs (a lv 19-20 Singles, and a lv 19-20 Doubles) to be announced a month before the tournament.

  • Please refer to the Remote Qualifier Section on how to submit.

 

Starting Pools:

  • Two Single charts level 19-20, played back to back, cumulative score ranking.
  • After ranking players’ cumulative scores, Top 6 from each pool advance.
  • There will be 4 pools total, number of players per pool will be equally assigned.
  • Tournament organizer will announce next matches.
  • Higher seed will pick side.

 

Round of 24:

  • Two Single charts level 20-21, played back to back, cumulative score ranking.
  • After ranking players’ cumulative scores, Top 8 from each pool advance.
  • Each pool will consist of 12 players, two pools total = 24 players.
  • Tournament organizer will announce next matches.
  • Higher seed will pick side.

 

 

Round of 16: 1v1 Double Elimination, Two Song Battle (Refer to glossary below for details)

  • All Matches from Round 2 will be on LX cab, with TX cab as warm up for next match on deck.
  • We will run double elimination until Top 8 (Round 3: 4 players in winners, 4 players in losers)
  • Level Ranges:
    • Round 1: Top 16 Winners / Top 8 Losers: Singles Level 20-21
    • Round 2: Top 8 Winners / Top 8 Losers: Singles Level 21-22, Doubles Level 21-22
    • For Round 2, we will run a 3 card draw per single and double.

 

Round of 8: Pools of 4 people, 2 pools total, Modified KAC Format, Two S/D 22-23

  • Please refer to KAC Format in the glossary below for information
  • For this round, we will have only the Top 2 seeds pick their single or double song.
  • At end of 2 songs, rank by total RPs.
  • If there is a tie for RPs between 2nd and 3rd, we will do a Card Draw match, best 2 of 3.
  • Only Top 2 with highest RPs in each pool  will advance.

 

Round of 4: Grand Finals, KAC Format, S/D 24+

  • Please refer to KAC Format below for information
  • Seeding into GF via qualifier seeding:
    • Two 1st place players (by QUAL seeding), then two 2nd place players (by QUAL seeding)
  • If there is a tie for RPs, we will do a Card Draw match, best 2 of 3
  • 1st – 4th place is determined by rank of cumulative Rank Points

 

GLOSSARY

Card Draw: Best 2 of 3

https://pumpout2.anyhowstep.com:17593/

 

  • Before a match starts, the two players in the upcoming match will approach the TO.
  • Higher seed determines if they want to decide:
    • Veto order
    • Side preference for singles / play order preference for doubles.
  • Lower seed determines the other preference.
  • 5 cards will be randomly drawn, each card showing a possible song/chart to play during match.
  • Each player will veto a card of their choice, to remove from the match
  • The remaining 3 cards will be played for the match. First to 2 wins advances.

 

Two Song Battles:

  • Similar to Card Draw, however this time, players only choose from 4 cards.
  • The two remaining cards will be played, and the player with the higher cumulative score after the match advances.

 

Grand Final Gauntlet (Uppers, Top 4)

  • Each player picks a song of their choice, and tells it privately to the TO,
  • All 4 picks will be shown. If there are duplicates, higher seed will re-choose a new song/chart
  • Lowest seed will pick first song for song order, followed by next seed up until top ssed.
  • Rank Points will be given depending on placement of each song
    • 1st Place: 4 RPs
    • 2nd Place: 2 RPs
    • 3rd Place: 1 RP
    • 4th Place: 0 RP
  • At end of 4 songs, rank by total RPs. If there is a tie, we will do a Card Draw match, best 2 of 3.