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EU Smash Ball Team Cup 2019: NPUK's Road to Insomnia - South Wales Qualifier

Location

The Arcade Vaults, High Street Arcade, Cardiff, UK

Time

Details

Super Smash Bros. fans! Join us at The Arcade Vaults in Cardiff on 9th March for this 'Nintendo Players UK Road To Insomnia64' South Wales Qualifier, part of the United Kingdom leg of the European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019.

16 community groups, including Nintendo South Wales, are running regional qualifiers across the UK in the coming months, with the winning teams securing free tickets to Insomnia 64 and a chance to win the final spot in the UK Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Finals.

The winners of the UK Finals at Insomnia64 progress to the European finals this Spring!

This South Wales Qualifier also features a casual side-comp that we like to call the 'Gaming Challenge Raffle', and lots more to boot. Read on for full details.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Smash Ball Cup 2019 Qualifier
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I'll have a full, exhaustive complement of the rules with me on the day, but here are some of the main ones.

- 3-V-3 match-ups using best of 5 format
- Single elimination tournament
- Sign Ups: On the day, from 12 to 12:45
- Teams: Choose two individuals you'd like to partner with, or you can be randomly assigned teammates on the day.

Note 1: All matches are best of 1
Note 2: All 1v1's are played in a row in Smashdown mode
Note 3: Squad Strike matches are Elim format. 0% recovery

- Stock Match: 3
- Time limit: 7 minutes (3 in Squad Strike)
- Sudden Death: Played
- Items: Off
- Smash Ball On: Low frequency
- Final Smash Meter: Off
- Spirits: Off
- Friendly fire: On
- Mii Fighters banned
- Piranha Plant: TBC
- Stages and Stage Selection: See link below
- Latest ruleset doc: https://goo.gl/RQrW4h
- Link to Nintendo UK National & Other NPUK Qualifiers: https://goo.gl/mVmGLm

Winners: Free tickets to Insomnia64 + Place in NPUK Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Final

Bonus: Competing earns you a chance to win a Petey Piranha Plush in our random prize draw
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Gaming Challenge Raffle
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- Clear set challenges to gain entry in to a prize draw
- Rule: One prize max per person
- Rule: No set number of attempts per player but please be
mindful of others waiting to play.

Game 1: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

- Finish Trunk Twister minecraft level for 1 prize draw entry
- Finish in top 4 for two additional entries

Game 2: Tetris played with a DDR Dance Mat

- Start at level 4
- Post a score of 10,000+ for 1 prize draw entry
- Finish in top 4 for two additional entries

Prize #1: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo
Prize #2: The Legend of Zelda Pillowcase
Prize #3: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Keyring
Prize #4: Donkey Kong Country Magnet
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Nintendo Free Play and Arcade Vaults Info
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We'll likely have a Nintendo Switch and some retro systems setup
for players to relax and play. You are of course welcome to bring
your own portable Nintendo systems as well.

Arcade Vaults: The NSW Smash event on the 2nd floor is 100% free. For access to two floors of video game history, there'll be a small fee:

- Both Floors until 5pm: £4 for 12 years and under
- Both Floors until 5pm: £6 for adults
- 1st Floor after 5pm: £4 for all
- Ground Floor after 5pm: Free with a drink
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Nintendo ID Feb Prize Draw
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Those who are a part of our optional membership scheme, be sure
to bring your Nintendo ID Cards with you. Get them scanned and
you'll be entered in to an exclusive prize draw to win.

Prizes to be announced at a later date

Prize #1: Nintendo Switch eShop Indie Game Code
Prize #2: Luigi Rabbid Figurine
Prize #3: Splatoon Keyring