NINTENDO’S SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS
NATIONAL OPEN TOURNAMENTS
OFFICIAL RULES

1.         OVERVIEW: 

2.         ELIGIBILITY; PARTICIPATION. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN; PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING.  THE TOURNAMENTS ARE OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S./D.C. EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO, WHO ARE AGE 13 OR OLDER.  NINTENDO RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO ALLOW PARTICIPATION OR AWARD PRIZES TO PARTICIPANTS RESIDING IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN A PRIZE.  No person may participate on another’s behalf.  All participants must comply with these Official Rules, and any other Tournament rules and restrictions supplied by Nintendo upon registration.  Participant’s failure to comply with such rules will lead to his/her disqualification from the Tournaments. Participation constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Any participant under the age of 18 or the legal age of majority in the participant’s state of residence (a “Minor”) must have a parent or legal guardian submit a signed, written statement that the parent or legal guardian has read, understands and agrees to these Official Rules and the Release Forms (defined below), and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Official Rules and the Release Forms on behalf of both the parent or legal guardian and the Minor.  Employees, officers, directors, and agents of Nintendo, Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo World store, GameStop Corporation or their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and fulfillment agencies (together “Related Parties”), or their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Tournaments.  Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. 

3.         TOURNAMENT LOCATIONS.  The Tournaments will take place at the locations set forth below.

Tournament

Location

Address

Local

GameStop
Winfield Shopping Center

966 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA, 95123

Local

GameStop
Anaheim Town Center

2004 East Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Local

GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble

960 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

Local

GameStop
The Brickyard S/C

6451 W. Diversity Ave., Suite G-9
Chicago, IL 60707

Local

GameStop
Dedham Mall

336 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026

Local

GameStop
St. John's Plaza

9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Local

GameStop
SWM Skibo S/C

1590 Skibo Road
Bonnie Doone, NC 28303

Local

GameStop
32 E 14th Street

32 E 14th St.
New York, NY 10003

Local

GameStop
Bellevue Square

242 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

Local

GameStop
Tower Shops

2140 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33324

Local

GameStop
Lake Brandon Shoppes

11025 Causeway Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511

Local

GameStop
SWM Sand Lake Corner

8115 S John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819

Local

GameStop
Chamblee Village

1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3A
Chamblee, GA 30341

Local

GameStop
Northtown Plaza

5598 North Fwy, Ste E
Houston, TX 77076

Local

GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble

2201 Preston Rd., Suite E
Plano, TX 75093

Local, National

Nintendo World

10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

 

4.         TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE; RULES. 
TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE; RULES. 

       
5.      PRIZES.


6.         REQUIREMENTS OF TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS. All participants, including all prize winners and Travel Guests, will be required to sign and return the applicable written releases, affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability and/or tax forms (collectively, the "Release Forms"), together with other such documentation as Nintendo may request. If a winner is not present or otherwise cannot be contacted, is ineligible or disqualified, or fails to timely return the completed and executed agreements as required by Nintendo, the winner’s status may be forfeited and an alternate winner may, at Nintendo’s discretion, be designated, provided sufficient time remains to verify an alternate winner.   

7.         LICENSE GRANT AND RELEASE. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ODDS OF WINNING.  Nintendo and its agents may film, record and/or take photographs during the Tournaments, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting Nintendo and its products and services.  By participating in the Tournaments, participant (and if such participant is a Minor, his or her parent or legal guardian) hereby consents to being filmed, recorded or photographed during the Tournaments, and grant Nintendo and those acting under its authority (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to publish, reproduce, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and display any or all of the details of such participation, including participant’s name, player name, Mii character, photograph, voice and/or likeness, and any of the film, photographs or recordings taken pursuant to this Section 7 without further notice, review or approval, without territorial, time, media or medium or other limitations, for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, marketing and advertising purposes, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the TOURNAMENTS, participant (and, if participant is a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian) agrees that he/she VOLUNTARILY ASSUMES AND ACCEPTS ANY AND ALL RISKS RELATED TO HIS/HER PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURNAMENT AND RELEASES THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) FROM AND HEREBY WAIVES, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DANGERS, HARM, INJURIES AND/OR LOSSES THAT MAY OCCUR TO PARTICIPANT AND/OR HIS/HER PROPERTY DURING SUCH PARTICIPATION whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Nintendo will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged entries or problems with the gaming or other Tournament equipment and accept no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation in the Tournaments. Participant (and if participant is a Minor, participant's parent or legal guardian) further agrees that under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Nintendo, GameStop Corporation or its affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, successors, and assigns or any of the Related Parties (the “Released Parties”) be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, including any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property, arising in whole or in part, out of participant’s participation in the Tournaments or any Tournament-related activity, or participant’s acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, or for any printing, production, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize, even if any or all of the Released Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  By participating in the Tournaments, participant (and if participant is a Minor, participant's parent or legal guardian) waives any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to his/her participation in the Tournaments in any forum beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based.

8.         WINNERS LIST AND OFFICIAL RULES. A winners list will be available to view at online at the conclusion of the Tournaments.  These Official Rules will be available on site at each Tournament.  You may also request a copy of the winners list or Official Rules by writing to Nintendo at the address below.

9.         COPYRIGHT NOTICE. The Tournament and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2014 by Nintendo of America Inc. and its licensors.  All rights reserved.  

10.       ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The Tournament and these Official Rules shall be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Washington. Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Nintendo, which are final and binding in all respects.  Nintendo reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Tournaments or any participant’s participation therein should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Nintendo’s control affect the administration, security or proper execution of the Tournaments or Nintendo otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Tournaments as planned.  Participants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Tournaments or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Nintendo, the Tournaments or any other participant (in each case as determined in Nintendo’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from the Tournaments.  Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question, who do not comply with these Official Rules, or who are otherwise ineligible to participate in the Tournaments.  Nintendo is the sole sponsor of this Tournament.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Tournaments, please send them to: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, Attn: SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS NATIONAL OPEN TOURNAMENTS.