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Skill Issue is the newest Capital Region Smash event by RPI and Claim to Fame Entertainment! We will be featuring both Smash Ultimate Singles and Doubles brackets in the Rensselaer Union from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Saturday, November 12th.

Vaccination for COVID-19 is required per club agreement for venue, but masks are not required. We reserve the right to change these requirements should the institute demand it, but sufficient warning will be given in the Skill Issue Discord (linked below).

Where: Rensselaer Union, 15th St. Troy, NY 12180

When: Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Registration & Fees:
  • Early-Bird Registration (closes 10/14): $10 ($8 for current RPI students)
  • Regular Pre-Registration (closes 11/11): $15 ($10 for current RPI students)
  • At-the-door registration: $20 ($15 for current RPI students)

All payments will be taken and vaccinations checked at the door when you sign in day-of. Early-Bird and Regular Pre-Registration entrants will have been recorded and will charged at the prices above at the door. A picture of a vaccination card will suffice. RPI students will have to present a student ID to receive their discount.


9 am: Venue Opens
10:45 am: Sign-in for Doubles closes.
11 am: Doubles Pools begin
2:30 pm: Sign-in for Singles closes.
3 pm: Singles Wave A Pools begin
4:30 pm: Singles Wave B Pools begin
6 pm: Singles bracket begins
11 pm: Venue closes

Schedule represents a best estimate on exact timings and is subject to change

Tournament Rules:

All pools will be double elimination.

If you are going to be late please let a TO know ASAP via the Skill Issue Discord. If you are 15 minutes late to any match for either event you will be DQ’d.

Singles will be a best of 3 until top 32.

Each match will be 3 stock, with a 7 minute timer

Stage List

Battlefield, Final Destination, Small Battlefield, Pokemon Stadium 2, Smashville

Town & City and Hollow Bastion

Pot Bonus Distribution:

Pot Bonus to be determined

75% of the bonus goes to singles, 25% goes to doubles. Payouts: Singles (+75% of the pot bonus)

1st – 40%
2nd – 20%
3rd – 15%
4th – 10%
5th – 5%
7th – 2.5%

Doubles (+25% of the pot bonus)

1st – 60%
2nd – 30%
3rd – 10%

Payout will be in money orders mailed after the event.





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