Posts Tagged ‘Brawl’

GASP! Brawl doubles

Posted: April 26, 2010 by chaplind in Event, VG
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Gaming Society’s annual Super Smash Brother Brawl Doubles event. You know the one that practically everyone shows up for is back and bigger than before!

Heres the info you want!

Where: UMass Dartmouth Campus Center Commuter Cafe

When: Friday, April 30th, 6:00pm Registration


This will be a 2v2 style Smash Bros Brawl tournament

-4 Stock
-Items set to Off and None
-8-Minute Time limit
-Team Attack: On
-Life Stealing: On
-All Characters Allowed


-Final Destination
-Yoshi’s Island
-Any other stage that both teams agree to.
Both teams must agree to the stage, if teams cannot agree, the stage striking system will be used to select the stage.

Personal Controllers allowed and encouraged. Players will be given time prior to match play to set specific controls if desired.

Hacked or modded controllers are not allowed.
Wireless controllers are allowed but please be advised, match play will not restart if batteries die mid-fight. I would strongly suggest to bring spare batteries if you are going to be using a wireless controller.

Cost: Free entry with UMass Pass (or other proof of enrollment at UMass Dartmouth)
$5 entry for anyone not enrolled at UMass Dartmouth (per player, not team)

Offensive or Boorish tags or names are not allowed and will result in a match loss if seen on-screen by a Tournament Official. Please be courteous, as there may be children at the event. Ask a Tournament Official if you’re not sure if your name will be appropriate.

This tournament will be Single Elimination, Best of 3 matches in each round, time permitting. Final Rounds may be best of 5 if time allows.

There will be some very nice prizes for the top 3 teams!

WAHT BRAWL and Brawl+ ?!

Posted: January 27, 2010 by gamingsociety in Power Up
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Attention Traveler!  There are new missions available at the Power Up 2010 Bounty Board!

Our list of confirmed events for Power Up 2010 is growing!  We will be running two Smash Bros. Brawl tournaments for both the casual smasher as well as the hard-core smash veteran

Event #1: It’s On!

2vs2 Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament


  • 2 vs. 2
  • 4 Stock
  • 8-Min Time Limit
  • Tournament friendly Items set to On and Medium (detailed list of approved items to be announced at event, )
  • Team Attack is On
  • Life Stealing is On
  • Any Stage that both teams agree to play on is open for tournament play.
  • No Characters are Banned

Event #2: What’s all the Plus about?

Brawl + 1 vs 1 Tournament


  • 1v1
  • 4 Stock
  • 8 Minute Time Limit
  • Items set to Off and None
  • Approved stages are:  Battlefield, Final Destination, Yoshi’s Island, and Smashville.  Combatants may select another stage if desired and agreed upon by both players
  • No Characters are banned

If you are curious about Brawl+ and how it is different from normal Brawl you can head over to the official website, and check it out.  Seen by many as Brawl’s more competitive, faster, smarter, cooler cousin, many smashers prefer it to normal brawl.  Download it and put it on your Wii and try it out for yourself!

Why the top brass banned MK!

Posted: September 23, 2009 by gamingsociety in Uncategorized
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Reasons Behind Banning Meta Knight

written by Gaming Society President, Jon Martin

If you don’t want to read my detailed explanation there is a summary at the bottom. I could go on for pages and pages about why I’ve decided to ban Meta Knight from our tournament, but I’ll try and make it as brief as I can.

Reason 1

Meta Knight IS THE BEST CHARACTER in Brawl, in all 3 different categories, by a drastic margin, thereby making him “broken”.First we must define the word “broken” for our purposes.
Broken – “A word used to describe an element in a video game that does not belong, and is above aspects or mechanics of the game”. Every character needs to have a weakness in order to be balanced right?

Well what if a character doesn’t have a weakness…?

-He has a perfect recovery, five jumps combined with TWO glides and the ability to use ANY of his Special moves as a recovery makes his recovery unbeatable in the hands of anyone who would enter our tournament.

-Meta Knight has too many safe options when faced with an opponent.  His spot dodge and air dodges are great.  He has a myriad of out of shield options.  Furthermore, Meta Knight has the ability (in multiple different ways) to cross the entire stage while being un-hittable, thereby nullifying any temporary disadvantage the opponent has caused.

-Meta Knight has a combination of the fastest, strongest, and most prioritized moves in the game.  Separately these moves are not cause for discussion.  However, when all these moves are combined into one character that character can be considered a detriment to the game as a whole.  Tornado(neutral special) is capable of doing 26% damage on its own.  His up aerial comes out 3 times per second.  His down smash and Up special are great, un-punishable killing moves.  I could go on, but you get the idea.

Furthermore, Meta Knight has won the most tournaments nationwide by a large margin.  This is the percentage that these characters placed in the top 3 out of all the tournaments in the country.

Metaknight- 22%
Snake-13% (9% less than MK)
Dedede- 7% (15% less than MK)

Reason 2 – The Smash community as a whole is in favor of banning Meta Knight

The Smash World Forums (the largest online community of competitive Smash Bros players) have conducted 4 separate polls asking if Meta Knight should be banned.  ALL FOUR of them resulted in a Yes majority.

Reason 3 – The only counter to Meta Knight is Meta Knight

If you are playing in a tournament against someone of equal skill and they pick Meta Knight.  You will be at a disadvantage if you don’t pick Meta Knight.  This has been proved in Reason 1.  This causes tournaments to have an influx of Meta Knights which gets boring to watch and play seeing the same character over and over.
Also, since Meta Knight is so popular, tournaments devolve into simply “who can beat Meta Knight” or “who can play the best meta knight”.  When an entire game revolves around one character the gameplay becomes stale and lifeless.  By removing that character new options open up and will cause an increase in character diversity all across the tournament board, and especially in the final rounds.

Reason 1 – Meta Knight is THE best character by such a wide margin that he is considered broken by the majority of the community.
Reason 2 – The Smash community has voted 4 separate times in favor of banning Meta Knight, all results pages linked above.
Reason 3 – The only counter to Meta Knight is Meta Knight.  By banning Meta Knight the tournament will see a drastically more diverse group of characters, especially in the final rounds.

Official Rules for Brawl Tournament

Posted: September 22, 2008 by gamingsociety in News

Registration Start: 6:30pm

Registration End: 7:00pm

Maximum number of spaces in the tournament: 128

Stages allowed: Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville

Items: none

Stock: 3

Time Limit: 5 minutes

Stages and stage selection are not final until announced at tournament. Time limit will increase after the first four rounds if time allows. If you glitch the game, you will get one warning before forfeiting your spot in the tournament (No infinite cape glitch, and that’s your warning). If matches go to time, stock and percentage will determine outcome. Controllers will be provided, any you are welcome to BYOC.  UMass Dartmouth students only.  We will be checking this board and answering any questions you have. Feel free to leave a comment or stop by our meeting this Thursday.

Good luck everyone!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Posted: September 19, 2008 by gamingsociety in News
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Yes, it is based off of a previous design.

Friends, Gamers, UMDers!

The time has come for the Gaming Societies first big event of the semester. And if the image above or the title of this post did not give it away, its going to be Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The event will be in the Campus Center with registration starting at 6:30pm. If desire to play in the tournament I recommend showing up around this time. If you just want to join us for the festivities or to watch your friend get owned by Jiggly-puff, you can show up at anytime really, but I recommend coming at least by 7pm.
Hope to see you all there.

-Brian Hulse
Master of DOOOOM