A ruleset on smash.gg is the set of tasks that guide players through online tournament matches. These are primarily used for the purposes of automating online tournaments and are typically not enabled for in-person tournaments.

smash.gg currently has a small selection of rulesets enabled for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that can be selected during the Event Creation process for your tournament page. Enabling a ruleset for your Ultimate tournament will allow players to make character and stage selections in their smash.gg Match Window.

Starter Stages are selected in Game 1 of a set. A randomly selected player will strike the first starter stage, then the other player will strike two starter stages, and finally the first player will strike the last starter stage.

Counterpick Stages are only available in Game 2 and onward of a set. The winner of the previous game will ban 1-2 stages--as many as prompted. And then the loser of the previous game will select from the remaining stages available.

The rulesets listed below are officially supported on smash.gg.

No Ruleset/Custom Ruleset

If either Ultimate Singles (No Stage Selection) or Custom Ruleset is selected, then players will not be prompted to make stage selections on smash.gg.

Note: This is the recommended option if you are running a ruleset that is not listed on this page. Players can use their smash.gg Match Chat to communicate stage selections. 

Syndicate Ruleset

Modified version of the ruleset used at Syndicate 2019, a European Ultimate Major.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Lylat Cruise

Counterpick Stages

  • Town & City
  • Kalos Pokémon League

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are allowed to counterpick to a stage that they previously won on

Check out the full ruleset here.

GOML Ruleset

The ruleset established by Even Matchup Gaming for Get on My Level 2020, a Canadian Smash Bros. National.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Yoshi's Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are allowed to counterpick to a stage that they previously won on

2GG Ruleset

The ruleset established by 2GGaming for their Saga Series events.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are allowed to counterpick to a stage that they previously won on

GENESIS Ruleset

The official ruleset for Genesis 7, one of the largest Smash Bros. Events in the world.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Yoshi’s Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are not allowed to counterpick to any stage that they previously won on

Check out the full ruleset here.

VGBC Ruleset

The ruleset used by VGBootCamp for their major tournaments--Glitch and Pound.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Yoshi's Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are allowed to counterpick to a stage that they previously won on

Check out the full ruleset here.

The Box Ruleset

A ruleset used by Smash Champion Hungrybox for The Box series.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Yoshi's Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are not allowed to counterpick to the most recent stage that they won on

Check out the full ruleset here. There is also a variation of this ruleset adding Small Battlefield as a Counterpick stage which is labelled The Box (SBF Edition).

Collision Ruleset

The official ruleset used for Collision Online, an Online Ultimate Major.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Unova Pokémon League

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are allowed to counterpick to a stage that they previously won on

Check out the full ruleset here.

Frostbite Ruleset

The official ruleset used at Frostbite 2020, a Midwestern Ultimate Major.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Yoshi’s Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are not allowed to counterpick to any stage that they previously won on

Check out the full ruleset here.

Shine Ruleset

The official ruleset used at Shine 2019, a New England Smash Bros. Major.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town & City

Counterpick Stages

  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Yoshi's Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 2 stages
  • Players are not allowed to counterpick to any stage that they previously won on

Check out the full ruleset here.

Small Battlefield Ruleset

This is an experimental stagelist drafted by a group of trusted organizers.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Small Battlefield

Counterpick Stages

  • Town & City
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Yoshi's Story

Stage Selection Clauses

  • Winner of the previous game will ban 3 stages
  • Players are not allowed to counterpick to the most recent stage that they won on

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