Frosty Faustings IX General Tournament Rules:



  • All Games will be played on default settings, unless otherwise noted in the “Games and Bonuses” section for each game.
  • All Tournament Matches are 2/3 matches unless otherwise noted in the “Games and Bonuses” section for each game.  Winners, Losers and Grand Finals for all games are 3/5!
  • All Games are double elimination. Games with larger turnouts will be split up into Pool Play.
  • Winners must keep same characters unless noted otherwise in “Games and Payouts” section for each game. If you choose Random Select to pick a character and win the match, you must Random Select your character again.

Checking In

  • You are responsible for checking into your pool before the official start time. If you are called for your match and are not present, you may be put into the losers bracket or disqualified at the judge’s discretion.
  • If you are entered into multiple tournaments and are required to play in two or more at the same time, whether it be in pools or top 8, please notify the judges running those brackets to avoid any DQs.

Other (VERY) Important Rules

  • If players disagree on which side they play on or which stage to use, selection will be determined by playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. Winner may choose.
  • If both players cannot agree on a stage within 10 seconds after selecting their characters, stage select is random, unless noted otherwise in specific game rules. If a banned stage is selected randomly, stage should be selected again until a legal stage is selected.
  • Accidentally pausing the game at any time during your match will force you to forfeit the round. In case a pause occurs, notify a judge immediately before resuming play.
  • Turbo functions on all controllers are banned.
  • Players are responsible for bringing their own arcade sticks / control pads as we cannot provide controllers for competitors. Wireless controllers are banned unless plugged into the console directly. All controllers must be plugged into the console using a wire. If you wish to use converters, you must bring your own. Cronus and CronusMax Wireless converters are also banned. Disrupting other tournament matches with a wireless controller may result in being disqualified from the entire event.
  • Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating and will result in the collaborating players being immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.


See “Games and Bonuses” page for game-specific rules.

View our “Attendee Agreement” for code of conduct.

Payout Structure

All official tournament games at Frosty Faustings will use the same basic pot structure for payout as follows:

Each main tournament requires $10 to enter from each player.

High Stakes tournaments will require $20 from each player.

The entry fee money is all pooled together into what is known as the prize pot.


For games with 1-63 entrants the payout is as follows:

1st place: 70% of total prize pot

2nd place: 20% of total prize pot

3rd place: 10% of total prize pot


For games with 64+ entrants the payout is as follows:

1st place: 60% of total prize pot

2nd place: 20% of total prize pot

3rd place: 10% of total prize pot

4th place: 4% of total prize pot

5th place: 2% of total prize pot

6th place: 2% of total prize pot

7th place: 1% of total prize pot

8th place: 1% of total prize pot


Some tournaments are having a guaranteed prize pot minimum. What does this mean?  No matter how many players enter a tournament with a guaranteed minimum, that amount will be paid out to the winners even in the case that entry fee money is not sufficient to cover that amount.  In the case that the prize pot exceeds the minimum guaranteed amount, the prize pot will grow proportionally beyond the minimum guarantee every time an additional person enters. Any pot bonuses are separate and IN ADDITION to prize pots.

See Games & Bonuses page for game-specific rules and bonus information.