The tournaments will start at 1pm. Finals are expected to be at 9pm.
Registration for each tournament is $5. Online registration through StartGG is encouraged and will be given priority over on site registrants. On-site registration will begin at 11am.
The prize pool will be split between 1st (60%), 2nd (30%), and 3rd (10%) places. If there are less than 8 entrants the prize pool be changed to a winner takes all prize pot.
Rules for the tournaments are as followed:
Ultimate Game Settings
Stage Hazards Off
Pokémon Stadium 2
Town and City
Yoshi’s Story (Melee)
Kalos Pokemon League
Modified Dave’s Stupid Rule (MDSR) is in effect.
For game one, a Best of 1 Rock, Paper, Scissors determine who bans first (winner may choose to ban first or ban second, or may select port priority) Both players must announce their characters before stage selection. Double-Blind selection may be requested by either player. Player 1 bans 1 stage from the starter list Player 2 bans 2 of the remaining starter stages Player 1 then picks from the 2 remaining stages for game 1.
Game 2+, the winner of the previous game bans 2 stages from the Starter Stages and Counterpick Stages combined The loser of the previous game then picks a stage from the remaining stages but cannot pick the stage they most recently won on within that set. After stage selection, the winner selects their character first and the loser chooses second. Matches will be Best of 3 until Top 8.
Melee Game Settings
Fountain of Dreams
Striking: Players eliminate stages from the Neutral stagelist until there is one stage remaining. The first player strikes the first stage. Then the next player strikes two stages. Then the first player strikes one more stage and the remaining stage is used for the first game of the set.
Stage Bans: After each game of the set, before counterpicking, the player who won the previous game may ban one stage from the stagelist. This rule is not in effect for best-of-5 sets. Stage bans affect each player individually.
Stage Clause: A player may not counterpick any stage they previously won on during the set, unless agreed upon by the opponent.
Wobbling is banned. This event’s definition of wobbling is a series of moves (4+ pummel effects) by Ice Climbers from a standing grab position that infinitely lock the opponent in hitstun.
Tsubasacon is this weekend at the Charleston Convention Center in Charleston. Same place as DualCon will be but we will not be as big.
They will have 24 free to play arcade cabinets (focus on Japanese, fighters, and rhythm games) from Save Point; pachinko machines from Pachinko Fever; a Mobile Gaming area with Smash Tournaments, Animal Crossing and Pokémon meet-ups, and more; console gaming will be run by Aegis Gaming, with Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, and Mortal Kombat tournaments along with a mix of old and new consoles to play on.
On the Table-Top side of things they have several tournaments for TCGs (Magic, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Flesh and Blood), Pathfinder Society, board game demos with creators, Battletech demos, Marvel Crises Protocol, Gaslands, Warhammer 40k tournament, Ghastbashers, a Paint & Take (for $3.50 till they run out), and more.
DualCon will be running late night gaming on Friday and Saturday starting at 8pm. We will have a collection of board, card, dice, and miniature games based on animes, inspired by anime, Japanese translated games, and even some RPGs on Demand. Afraid no video games this time, but we will have a table in the vendors hall where you can catch us every now and then to chat with.
Guests for this are voice actors Chris Patton (Haikyuu, FMA, Princess Tutu), Cythia Craz (DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Case Closed), Bill Butts (Twitch Streamer, My Hero Academia, Genshin Impact), singer and musician Lisa Furukawa, and panelist groups Vitamin H and Interpret As You Will.
They will also be having a cosplay contest, Cosplay Prom, EDM Dance, panels on all kinds of subjects, video room, vendors and artists, manga library, game shows, concerts, and much more.
This weekend is also Crash City Con in Roanoke, VA for those who would like something a little smaller.
RPG sessions of D&D, Shadowrun, Dungeon Crawl Classic, Apokillypse RPG, Savage Worlds, GURPS, Pathfinder and Starfinder, and more; CCG tournaments and free play of Magic, My Hero Academia, Pokemon, Flesh and Blood, and Yu-Gi-Oh; Kids Gaming, Gaslands, and Cards Against Humanity.
Their Guest of Honor is award winning author RS Belcher. They will have panels on gaming and gaming creation, beatboxing, karaoke, cosplay panels and contest.
Go say hi to our friends at the con and tell them we would have liked to have been there too.