Riptide Splatoon Guide

Information for attendees of the Splatoon tournament at Riptide 2021.

Table of Contents

LAN Play Instructions

These settings should only need to be configured once. If you run into issues, feel free to redo these settings and call over your pool captain.

  1. If Splatoon 2 is loaded, quit Splatoon 2 on your Switch. To do so,
    • Select the game on your Home screen.
    • Press the X button to close the software.
  2. Disconnect from any wireless networks in the Internet section of Settings.
  3. Once available, select Wired Connection > Connect to the Internet via a Wired Connection. Ignore the error message that will appear.
  4. Start Splatoon 2 and enter The Shoal.
  5. After entering The Shoal, press and hold the L Button, R Button, and left analog stick.
  6. “Preparing LAN Play” will appear on the screen after a few seconds.
 
Illustrates the positioning of the L and R button and left analog stick on a Switch Pro Controller and on a pair of Joy-Cons.

Match Process and smash.gg Dashboard

This tournament is run on smash.gg, where you will see your station assignments for tournament play. Log in to your smash.gg account and visit your dashboard.

We will call out over speakers when stations and matches are assigned at the start of each round.

You are given 5 minutes after being assigned a station on smash.gg to begin your match—this means that, after 5 minutes, you should have a host added and be starting a match. TOs are allowed to take a game off a team for every 5 minutes a team is late.

Make sure you know who your pool captain is! They’ll be your first source for information on how to navigate smash.gg, where matches are, and to whom you should report scores or issues.

Using the TM1 Mixer

A TM1 mixer is installed at each tournament station to distribute voice chat.

1. Connect your headset’s microphone and headphone jacks to the front of the channel that corresponds to your setup. If your headset does not have two jacks, you’ll need a Y-splitter; several are available.

2. Connect the corresponding Game In cable from the back into the headphone jack on your Switch. If you plugged into channel 1 on the front, the channel 1 cable on the back must be used, and so on.

If you need to make audio level adjustments:

  • The top knob controls the level of game sound.
  • The middle knob has two controls. The inner dial adjusts the mic output level; the outer dial adjusts the noise gate to filter out unwanted background noise.
  • The bottom knob controls the level of voice chat sound.

Tournament Format

Pools

There are three waves of pools (Waves D and E on Friday, Wave G on Saturday). Play is round-robin. Teams progress as follows:

  • 1st: Top 16
  • 2nd: Redemption
  • 3rd: Silver
  • 4th: Bronze (if applicable)*

* Two pools in Wave G only have three teams.

Silver Swiss (Sat. 12pm)

The ten third-place teams play three rounds in Swiss format. The top four teams progress to the Silver Bracket at 4pm.

Redemption (Sat. 2pm)

The ten second-place teams play three rounds in Swiss format. The top six teams progress to the Top 16 bracket.

If necessary, any tiebreakers will be played at 4pm.

Silver Bracket (Sat. 4pm)

The four best teams from Silver Swiss play a single-elimination bracket.

Bronze Swiss (Sat. 4pm)

The eight fourth-place teams play three rounds in Swiss format.

The top two teams will play in the Bronze Final at 6pm.

Top 16 (Sat. 6:40pm); Top 8 (Sun. 11am)

The final bracket is double-elimination and features 16 teams: the ten pool winners and six redemption teams.

From Top 8 forward (for all matches on Sunday from the winners semifinals and losers round 3 on), counterpicks are in effect:

  • Game 1 will feature a preset map and mode.
  • Thereafter, the losing team picks the map and mode.
  • A team cannot pick to return to the last mode they won in the set.

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Maplist

Pools (Friday, Saturday)

Round 1

  • SZ MakoMart
  • TC Inkblot Art Academy
  • CB The Reef
  • RM Humpback Pump Track
  • SZ Sturgeon Shipyard

Round 2

  • TC Starfish Mainstage
  • CB Piranha Pit
  • RM Snapper Canal
  • SZ New Albacore Hotel
  • TC Manta Maria

Round 3

  • CB Snapper Canal
  • RM Blackbelly Skatepark
  • SZ Inkblot Art Academy
  • TC Ancho-V Games
  • CB MakoMart

Redemption Swiss, Silver Swiss, Bronze Swiss (Saturday)

Round 1

  • RM Sturgeon Shipyard
  • SZ Wahoo World
  • TC MakoMart
  • CB The Reef
  • RM Snapper Canal

Round 2

  • TC Manta Maria
  • CB Snapper Canal
  • RM Blackbelly Skatepark
  • SZ Humpback Pump Track
  • TC Starfish Mainstage

Round 3

  • SZ Piranha Pit
  • TC The Reef
  • CB Inkblot Art Academy
  • RM Manta Maria
  • SZ MakoMart

Silver Bracket and Bronze Final (Saturday)

Silver Bracket Semifinal

  • TC Inkblot Art Academy
  • RM Sturgeon Shipyard
  • CB Piranha Pit
  • SZ New Albacore Hotel
  • TC The Reef

Silver and Bronze Bracket Finals

  • SZ Wahoo World
  • CB Snapper Canal
  • RM Blackbelly Skatepark
  • TC Ancho-V Games
  • SZ MakoMart

Top 16 (Saturday)

Winners Round 1

  • TC Inkblot Art Academy
  • RM Sturgeon Shipyard
  • CB Piranha Pit
  • SZ New Albacore Hotel
  • TC The Reef

Winners Quarterfinals; Losers Round 1

  • SZ Wahoo World
  • CB Snapper Canal
  • RM Blackbelly Skatepark
  • TC Ancho-V Games
  • SZ MakoMart

Losers Round 2

  • CB Inkblot Art Academy
  • RM Manta Maria
  • SZ Sturgeon Shipyard
  • TC MakoMart
  • CB The Reef

Top 8 (Sunday)

Note: After Game 1, all matches use counterpicks. Refer to the rules above.

Winners Semifinals: SZ Humpback Pump Track

Winners Final: SZ Inkblot Art Academy

Grand Final: SZ MakoMart

Grand Final Set 2: SZ Piranha Pit (if necessary)

Losers Round 3: SZ Humpback Pump Track

Losers Quarterfinals: SZ Piranha Pit

Losers Semifinal: SZ Inkblot Art Academy

Losers Final: SZ Wahoo World