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Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. 13869 Park Center Rd. Herndon, VA. 20171
Limit of 250 attendees. All attendees must buy a ticket (players and spectators). Tickets are $40 pre-sale (via matcherino.com, electronic purchase) or $50 if purchased at the venue (cash only). You only need 1 attendance ticket, even if you're signing up for multiple tournaments.
The event will run all day Thursday-Sunday. Plan to arrive Wednesday night (Oct 23) and leave Monday morning (Oct 28) if you want to participate in the main tournaments.
Group stage for the 3 main tournaments begins promptly at 10am EDT on Thursday. Be there before then.
For ALTTPR and ZOOTR, players will be expected to do 2 races per day on Thursday and Friday, plus an additional race Friday night. Saturday and Sunday will be a Top 16 single-elimination bracket (2 races Saturday, 2-3 races Sunday).
Format for Mario Maker 2 tournament, and all of the "Additional Tournaments", is yet to be announced and will depend on the number of entrants.
Signups for the 3 main tournaments will close at 9am EDT on Thursday Oct 24. It's strongly encouraged that you sign up online ahead of time, because doing it on-site at the last minute there might not be any spots left.
Each tournament has an entrant limit of 50 people (not counting those who win guaranteed playoff spots via the optional online qualifiers). If the limit is reached, entrance will be given based on the order in which you purchased your attendance ticket. First come, first served. You must purchase a ticket AND sign up for whichever tournaments you are entering. Your spot is not guaranteed until you've done both.
We advise against signing up for all 3 of the main tournaments. You will not have time to do matches for all of them. Doing 2 main tournaments is possible, but will require some endurance. Consider doing some of the Additional Tournaments instead, as those will have fewer rounds and more flexibility.
Closest airport is Dulles International Airport (IAD). Transportation from IAD airport to hotel will be provided. Second-choice airport is DCA.
TVs will be provided (if you can bring your own please do).
Players should bring their own console, controller, and cart/flashcart (if applicable). If you play on PC you should try to bring a laptop. If you are unable to bring the equipment needed to play the game, please either borrow it, or contact the tournament organizers in Discord ahead of time so that we can make plans to find someone who can lend it.
Attendees who bring TVs (CRT or low-lag LCD) and are willing to let us borrow them for the duration of the event, will get a discount on their admission (talk to organizers for details).