Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Winter Team Championship

Smash Ultimate

3v3 Teams

Week 1-4 Swiss league
Week 5-6 Playoffs
Week 7 Finals


Online with live finals


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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University team Championship will run over 5 weeks with matches taking place every Thurday. Crews will play 2-3 matches a week and the tournament will use a modified Swiss format. After the first 4 weeks the Top 4/8 teams based on signups will progress to playoffs.


Top 3 Teams on points who are not already qualified will be invited to finals. Crews in top 8 play for following prizes:

1st - £300

2nd - £180

3rd - £120 

Playoffs - BUEC Championship Pins

In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.


How 3v3 Teams works

Players from the opposing teams then take turns fighting in 1v1 matches, with the winner of a match carrying their remaining stock(s) to face the next member of the opposing team. Stocks lost by the victorious player in a previous match are subtracted from the player's stocks by self-destructing at the beginning of the next match. For example, if Player A defeated the other team's Player B with two stocks remaining, he or she would need to SD until only two stocks remained for the next match against Player C, who starts with full stocks. This continues until one crew runs completely out of stocks, in which case the other crew is the victor.


Match procedure:

  1. Each team designates first player.
  2. Team 1 bans a starter stage*
  3. Team 2 bans two starter stages
  4. Team 1 picks a starter stage from the 2 remaining
  5. Each player then blind picks character for first stage
  6. The players play the first game of the set.
  7. Losing team selects new player for next game
  8. Winning player of the previous game bans two stages*.
  9. The new player picks a stage for the next game. 
  10. The winning player is character locked and must stay the same character as their previous games
  11. The new player chooses character.
  12. The next game is played
  13. Repeat stage 6-11 until all players on a team are eliminated.

*stage bans only count for the round they are banned. E.g if player a bans Battlefield as starter stage it may be picked for game 2 unless it is rebanned before game 2.


  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • Teams must have at least 3 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit match.
  • Check in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in will not get games for that evening.
  • Offensive player and team names are not allowed.
  • Verbal abuse is not allowed. In particular any use of racist, sexist, homophobic or any other discriminatory language will lead to a minimum 3 week suspension.
  • If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self-destruct move, the results screen will determine the winner.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Small Battlefield
  • Smashville
  • Town and City

Counterpick Stages

  • Final Destination
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Yoshi's Story

Players may not pick a stage they have already won.

Game settings

  • 3 Stock
  • 10:00 minutes
  • Final Smash Meter: Off
  • Spirits: Off
  • Damage Handicap: Off
  • Stage Selection: Anyone
  • Items: Off and None
  • First to 1 Win
  • Stage Morph: Off
  • Stage Hazards: Off
  • Team Attack: On
  • Launch Rate: 1.0x
  • Underdog Boost: Off

Mii Fighters: Any move combination - Other player must be made aware of move setup before game starts. This can be done via a discord message.

Dates Tournament Stage
Tuesday 19th October Sign-ups Close
Thursday 21st Oct Swiss
Thursday 28th Oct Swiss
Thursday 4th Nov Swiss
Thursday 11th Nov


Thursday 18th Nov


Thursday 25th Nov Playoffs
11/12th Dec (Provisional) Finals

All games with the exception of the Grand Finals will be played on Thursday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm.