March to Battle 2019 (March 23, 2019)



Chip Damage, Games on Campus and the Manitoba Smash Ultimate  are proud to present our annual March fighting game tournament, March to Battle 2019! We’ll be running the latest fighting games and a few fan favorites!

This is a Bring Your Own Controller/Console event. Please feel free to bring your own setups, stations, or controllers. All ages welcome. Join us at the University of Manitoba, University Centre March 23rd for March to Battle!


Pre-Registration will save you $5 off of your venue fee and will help brackets start sooner and give the TOs information to work with prior to the event and speed up the registration process. This information can also help us better schedule and accommodate future game lineups.

**Chip Damage Pre-Registration Link:**




The event will be taking place at Room 220 – 224 in University Centre at the University of Manitoba on March 23rd, 2019.

When entering University Centre from the main entrance, take the first set of stairs you see (on your right). At the top of the stairs, you will see a Tim Hortons. The venue is located just down the hallway to the left of that Tim Hortons.


Registration fee: $10

*Please note that if you pre-register online for the tournaments on Burning Meter, you save $5 off the registration fee!*

Entrance fee: $5 for each tournament

Spectating and casual play are free entry.


Cash prizes with nothing taken from the pot entries. The pot is split among top 3 with a 70/20/10 ratio.

**Game Lineup and Tentative Schedule:**

12:00 pm – Venue opens

1:00 pm – Blazblue Central Fiction 2.0 (PS4)

1:00 pm – Tekken 7 (PS4)

1:30 pm – Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Squad Strike (Switch)

2:00 pm – Dead or Alive 6 (PS4)

2:00 pm – Samurai Shodown II (arcade board)

2:00 pm – Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [st) (PS4)

3:00 pm – Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2.1 (PS4)

3:00 pm – Street Fighter V Arcade Edition (PS4)

3:30 pm – Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Singles (Switch)

4:00 pm – Mortal Kombat XL (PS4)

5:00 pm – Soulcalibur VI (PS4)

6:00 pm – Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4)

7:00 pm – Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle (PS4)

8:00 pm – Super Street Fighter II Turbo (PS4)

Smash Ultimate schedule and lineup is TBD.

Schedule and lineup are subject to change.

Check the [facebook event!] (https://www.facebook.com/events/367544800488728/) page for the latest details!


This is a Bring Your Own Console event. Please feel free to bring your own setups, stations, or controllers. Players of all skill levels to come out and have fun at the event whether by supporting their friends, playing for fun or competing in the tournaments anyone who likes fighting games is welcomed at our events!

If you have food at the venue, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS it’s only fair!

The console equipment will be labeled and registered to ensure its safety. However, please be careful with your sticks. Furthermore, if you know you’re attending and you do not have a stick to use, make sure you have a friend who can donate. Please avoid sharing a controller with someone else who’s entering any event that you’re also in, we can’t hold up an entire tournament while you wait for a controller.

Please bring extension cords and power bars if you have them available!

**Tournament Rules:**

Rules are standard for every game unless noted otherwise:

– Double elimination tournament brackets with be best two out of three matches.

– Grand finals, Winners, and Losers finals are three out of five.

– Winner keeps same character, loser may switch character.

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Mortal Kombat XL are the only exceptions. They are 3/5 sets throughout the entire bracket.

For complete Chipdamage tournament rulesets please refer to our website under info:



Game Rulesets:

Chipdamage FGC Event rulesets: http://www.chipdamage.com/tournaments/game-ruleset/

PS4 Tournament rules: http://www.chipdamage.com/tournaments/ps4-tournaments/

Super Smash Bros. Tournament ruleset https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/196025738166534144/542152888705875983/image0.png

Rules for Squad Strike:

All sets will be best of 3 except for Winners Finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals which will all be best of 5 IF time permits. All games will be 3v3, Tag Team format, Squad Strike. All rules from the Basement Series ruleset apply. The character selection for Squad Strike will work as follows:

  • All characters are legal, however you are not allowed to select a character’s echo fighter if you have already selected that character. For example, you are allowed to select Lucina but if you do you are not allowed to select Marth and vice versa. All characters that are referred to as echoes on the official Smash Bros. Ultimate website are under this ruling. https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/fighter/index.html
  • Before game 1, both players do a double blind pick for all three of their characters. In other words, both players tell a neutral third party who they’re playing so that neither player knows what their opponent is picking when their characters are chosen. This is done to prevent countering your opponents character selections before the set has started. This is not necessary if both players trust each other or if both players just don’t want to do a double blind pick.
  • After game 1 and onwards, the character selections will be in snake-style, meaning that the winner of the previous game selects their first character, then the other player selects their first character followed by the winner of the previous game selecting their second character and so on until all characters have been selected.
  • Players do not have to say what order their characters will appear in the match.

Chipdamage FGC events will be streamed on: https://www.twitch.tv/chipdamagecommunity

Brackets can be found at: https://www.burningmeter.com/e/151/march-to-battle-2019

Chipdamage FGC Event VODs will be uploaded to: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChipDamage1

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