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Video Gaming & Tournament Information

Brought to you by Beatgamer, My Little Gamers, Gamer's Abbey, Game Changerz, The Game Grid Arcade, The Atomic Arcade and Plan Zero Arcade.

We've partnered with some of the best gaming groups, shops and arcades in the state to bring you an incredible gaming experience at Anime Banzai 2014! Try your hand at some of our classic arcade and console games, experience our wide selection of music games, and maybe even compete in some of our gaming tournaments. We'll be here all weekend long!

Do you think you're awesome enough to become our next Pokémon Banzai Master? Find out on Saturday, October 18th at 1:00pm as Utah Pokémon returns for Anime Banzai 2014! More details and information are below.

Hours of operation
Friday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Please note, we may close earlier or later depending on how busy the game room is. We'll be sure to post to Anime Banzai's facebook page to let you all know. And feel free to email us videogaming@animebanzai.org if you have any questions or feedback!

Gaming & Tournament Schedule

Register for Smash Brawl Singles and The Gauntlent multi-game tournament all day Friday.

Friday

1:00pm - 3:00pm : DDR
2:00pm - 4:00pm : Brawl
4:00pm - 5:30pm : Project M 
5:30pm - 7:00pm : Melee

Saturday

1:00pm - 1:30pm : Pokemon X&Y Tournament Registration
1:45pm - 1:50pm : Pokemon X&Y Player meeting
1:50pm - 5:00pm : Pokemon X&Y tournament presented by Utah Pokemon and TPCi
3:00pm - 5:00pm : Mario Kart 64 presented by Game Changerz
5:00pm - 6:00pm : BlazBlue
6:00pm - 7:00pm : Ultra Street Fighter IV
7:00pm - 8:00pm : Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Sunday
12:00pm - 2:00pm : Gamer's Gauntlet


When: Saturday, October 18th 2014
Where: Davis Conference Center (1651 North 700 West, Layton, Utah, 84041)
Registration: 1:00pm until 1:30pm
Play start: 1:50pm
(Maximum of 128 Players - first come, first served.)

Cost: FREE (With paid entry into convention)

What to bring:
• Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS
• AC Adapter (HIGHLY recommended)
• Copy of Pokemon X or Y (with Pokémon that meet the outlined rules in your Party or Battle Box)
• Completed Team Info Sheet. (https://www.facebook.com/download/495618600566908/2014%20Team%20Info%20Sheet.pdf)

When it comes to Pokemon video game mastery there are many tournaments and people to play - but few are as challenging as this!

Only four people have entered in the past and have come out with the title of "Pokémon Banzai Master"!
Easton Henrie - 2010 Champion
Masha Gutin - 2011 Champion
Edgar Fernandez - 2012 Champion
John Steffen - 2013 Champion

A new year means it is time to induct a new champion into the Anime Banzai Hall of Fame!

Only thing we can guarantee: these are going to be some of the best battles you have ever seen!

PRIZES:
1st Place
• 1st Place Trophy, Anime Banzai Bag, FREE entry into Anime Banzai 2015
2nd Place
• 2nd Place Trophy, Anime Banzai Bag, FREE entry into Anime Banzai 2015
3rd Place
• 3rd Place Trophy, Anime Banzai Bag
4th through 8th Place
• Anime Banzai Bag

Quick Rules:
• On the PSS, select battle, Infrared connection, Two-Player Match, Double Battle, Flat Rules, Handicap off.
• Players may use Pokémon from the Central Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #150, Coastal Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #153, or Mountain Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #147. (Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie cannot be used)
• No duplicate Pokémon.
• No duplicate hold items.
• No imported Pokémon from previous games (Only Pokémon with a Blue Hexagon are allowed)

• Complete Details:

Registration:
All event registration will be handled on-site - First come, First served. During registration, each player will be required to fill out a Team Information Sheet.
• Each player must enter 4 to 6 Pokémon on his or her Team Information Sheet. See the Eligible Pokémon list below for more information on which Pokémon are eligible for the tournament.
• Each player must enter 0-6 held items on his or her Team Information Sheet. No two Pokémon can hold the same item.
• Players may only use Pokémon and held items listed on their Team Information Sheet during the tournament.
• The Pokémon and held items listed on a player's Team Information Sheet may not be changed once the player has registered for the event. You cannot switch the items held by Pokémon in-between rounds.

Battle Rules:
• Each player uses four Pokémon during the battle, and sends out two Pokémon at a time.
• The Battle rules have an auto-level feature, which sets all Pokémon to level 50 for the duration of the battle with the following parameters:
* Each Pokémon retains all of the moves that it knew before being auto-leveled
* Pokémon that evolve after level 50 do not devolve when auto-leveled
* The Pokémon's stats are adjusted to what its level 50 stats would be
• A player's team may not contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number.
• Each Pokémon on a player's team may use held items, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item during battle.
• Players may not enter two Pokémon with the same nickname.
• Players may not enter a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon character (for example, a Zapdos nicknamed "Articuno").
• Players found to have inappropriate/offensive Trainer names or Pokémon nicknames, as determined by the event staff, will be disqualified from the event without prizes.

Pokémon Restrictions:
Players may use Pokémon from the Central Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #150, Coastal Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #153, or Mountain Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #147.

None of the following Pokémon can be used:
Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie

Imported Pokémon from previous games cannot be used. Legal use Pokémon will be indicated by a blue hexagon on the Pokémon’s summary screen.

Ability Restrictions:
Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released via Pokémon X & Y Versions, the Pokémon Global Link, previous games, or an official event or promotion.

Move Restrictions:
Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
• By leveling up
• By TM or HM
• As an Egg move, through breeding
• From a Move Tutor
• Already learned by a Pokémon that was received at an official Pokémon event or promotion

Tournament Operation
• The tournament will be ran using a Swiss Pairing system, with single elimination playoffs for the top placing players.
• Only North American versions of Pokémon X & Y Versions may be used.
• A player wins by knocking out his or her opponent’s final Pokémon.
• If an attack knocks out both players’ last Pokémon, the player that used the attack loses the match. This includes the moves Explosion, Selfdestruct, Double-Edge, Volt Tackle, Flare Blitz, Take Down, Submission, Brave Bird, Wood Hammer, Head Smash, Struggle, Perish Song, Destiny Bond, Final Gambit, Wild Charge, and Head Charge. This also includes the Life Orb held item.
• If an environmental effect knocks out both players’ last Pokémon, the result of the game is a tie. This includes Hail, Sandstorm, and Sunny Day.
• If all remaining Pokémon are knocked out due to Stealth Rock or Spikes, the result of the game is a tie.
• If a Pokémon’s ability or held item results in all remaining Pokémon being knocked out, the result of the game is a tie. This includes Aftermath, Liquid Ooze, Rough Skin, Iron Barbs, Sticky Barb, and Rocky Helmet and other effects beyond the control of the player.
• A player who selects “Run” during a battle will count as the loser of that match, whether selected intentionally or not.
• If a tie occurs, a single game will be played to determine the winner of that match, using the Sudden Death rules outlined below:
* Sudden Death
Players will be required to gain an advantage in number of remaining Pokémon over their opponent. The staff will evaluate the game at the end of each turn to determine if an advantage has been gained. After each turn has completed, the tournament staff will determine the number of Pokémon that each player has remaining.
* If both players have the same number of Pokémon remaining at the end of the turn, the game continues for another turn.
* If a player has more remaining Pokémon than his or her opponent at the end of any turn, that player wins the game.
• Players who are found to be intentionally delaying the pace of their match will receive a match loss. Continued breaking of this rule could result in disqualification without prizes.
• Players who are tardy to their match for any reason will receive a match loss. If a player is tardy for more than one round will result in disqualification without prizes.
Other Information:
The use of external devices to alter the Pokémon is expressly forbidden. Random checks will be performed throughout and after the tournament to determine whether or not an external device has been used to modify a player's Pokémon. Players found to have Pokémon that have been tampered with will be disqualified from the event without prizes, regardless of whether the player tampered with his or her game or received a Pokémon or item that was tampered with by someone other than the player. It is the player's responsibility to have legal Pokémon. Event officials have the final determination regarding the legality of a Pokémon. In the event where prizes are awarded and after the completion of the tournament it is found that the use of an external device had been used, the player must forfeit any and all prizes awarded back to the tournament organizer. Failure to comply may lead to legal action to acquire the items given as per the rules stated at the cost of the offending party.

A player should notify the staff immediately if he or she believes that there is a problem with an opponent's Pokémon. At the end of the round, all match results become final. Issues that go unreported until after the round has completed will not change the result of that match, regardless of whether there is a problem with an opponent's Pokémon.

Players and spectators are expected to demonstrate proper sportsmanship over the course of the event. A player may be disqualified from the event based on actions taken by friends or relatives who disrupt the operation of the tournament.

All staff of this tournament and the staff of Anime Banzai reserve the right to disallow entry or disqualify anybody at any time without reason or cause.

Legal Information:
By entering in this tournament, you hereby irrevocably grant and assign to The Pokémon Company International, Inc., Utah Anime Productions, its agents and their respective licensees, successors and assigns (collectively, “Pokémon”) the absolute right and permission worldwide to use, publish and/or, broadcast your name, picture, voice recording, deck or team composition and methods of play, use, or collecting of Pokémon trading cards or characters and likeness and/or moving images of you and/or your minor children listed hereon in any manner or media whatsoever currently in existence or hereinafter invented for publicity, for trade or commercial purposes, for promotion and/or for sale of Pokémon products, and/or including, but not limited to for use, on or in print advertising, direct mail, website use, in or on broadcast media, home video, DVD/CD-Rom, video tape, or in other format, in or on brochures, point of sale materials, on product packaging, and/or on product or on merchandise itself. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to additional compensation or any royalty and no claim (including without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use, alteration, editing, distortion or illusionary effect, optical illusion, faulty reproduction or otherwise.

You also agree that any voice recording, picture, likeness and/or moving images taken of you or your minor children listed hereon at this event and all copies thereof are owned by Pokémon. If you should receive any print, negative or other copy, you shall not authorize its commercial use by anyone else.

You also shall have no right of approval, no claim to additional compensation or any royalty and no claim (including without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use, alteration, distortion or illusionary effect, optical illusion, faulty reproduction or otherwise.

 

     

 
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