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Holiday Party Tournament Rules

The SPLI Holiday Party is SUNDAY 12/18 starting at 4PM at AON Gaming! (RSVP here if you haven’t already!)

We’ve announced a lot of fun activities, including TWO Tournaments! Now is the time to share the format and rules for the tournaments, so read on for all the details!

Amiibo Only Tournament

Ever since Amiibo figures hit store shelves, SPLI has been one of the few groups on Long Island to run “Amiibo Only Tournaments.” Since it’s been a few months since our last tournament, we decided to bring it back for the Holiday Party!

Amiibo Only Tournament Holiday Party Ruleset:

  • Level 50 Amiibo recommended
  • Doubles format: teams of 2 amiibo vs. 2 amiibo
  • 3 Stock
  • 5 min time limit
  • Stages: Battlefield or Miiverse (competitors decide on omega)
  • Tournament format based on number of participants
  • 1st Place Prize: Musical Master Sword Amiibo Stand

Don’t have 2 amiibos to battle with? No worries – SPLI will provide ‘rental’ amiibo that you can borrow, while supplies last.

Pokémon Sun and Moon Tournament

The latest installments in the Pokémon series are Sun and Moon, and the games introduce a new battle style: The Battle Royal! We thought it would be fun to try out this new format for the Holiday Party! If you need some tips on this new battle format, check out this guide!

Battle Royal Holiday Party Ruleset:

  • Pokémon Sun/Moon required
  • Level 50 Pokémon recommended
  • Special Pokémon: Banned
  • Tournament format based on number of participants
  • 1st Place Prize: Eevee Knit Beanie

If you have any questions about the rulesets, please feel free to contact us! Remember, while tournament participation is encouraged, it’s definitely not required. All we want is for everyone to have a great time and collect StreetPass tags!

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Long Island Retro Gaming EXPO!

SPLI’s next event is coming up quick! On Saturday, 8/29 Long Islanders can join SPLI at the Long Island Retro Gaming EXPO in Hauppauge, NY. This day-long convention is jam-packed with retro gaming activities! There are retro game tournaments and challenges, a retro game swap meet, cosplay contest, and of course… a SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament!

SPLI’S AMIIBO ONLY TOURNAMENT GRAND PRIZE IS A DARK PIT AMIIBO – COURTESY OF LONG ISLAND RETRO GAMING!!

Tickets are required for entry, and early bird registration (only $15) is open NOW! Click here to register!

Here are all the details for the Amiibo Only Singles Tournament that we’ll be hosting at the convention. One Amiibo per entrant, double or single elimination depending on total number of entrants for the Tournament.

Amiibo Only Singles Tournament Rules:

  • Registration open 12pm. Tournament will start at 2pm! Sorry, we cannot accept new entrants once the tournament begins.
  • Level 50 Amiibo Recommended
  • One Amiibo per Entrant
  • Custom Moves & Stats are LEGAL
  • 2 Stock – 6 Minute Time Limit
  • Stage: Small Battlefield
  • No Items
  • Single/Double Elimination format depending on number of participants

Click here to RSVP on our event page today to let us know that you’ll be joining us! There will be rental Amiibos available for the Tournament for those who are in need! See you then!

SPLI Amiibo Only Challenge (June)

On June 28th, StreetPass Long Island hosted an Amiibo event at A Store of Fire and Dice in Lynbrook. Instead of our normal tournament format, we decided to try out a new King of the Hill battle style instead. The new format allows us to keep everyone in the game, even if you lose! Competitors can also switch Amiibo figures between rounds and use more of their collection.

The top Amiibo challenger of the day was Eric with his Mario Amiibo named Midway. He had a record of 7 wins and 3 losses for the day!

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New Format: SPLI Amiibo Challenge (June)

Attention all SPLI Amiibo Trainers! Our next Amiibo Only Challenge is coming up THIS SUNDAY (6/28) at A Store of Fire and Dice in Lynbrook, NY and we want everyone to be prepared for our new battle format!

First off, you might be wondering WHY we are changing things up. Please consider the following:

  • Action Replay has recently been released for Amiibos. This means people can cheat and put abilities and stats on their Amiibos that would normally be difficult/impossible to obtain naturally, giving those Amiibos an unfair advantage. Until there is a full list released that includes all possible power-ups, stat changes and abilities that could be available for any particular Amiibo that we could use as a reference, we are not comfortable awarding a “prize” to a winner if in fact the Amiibo could have been trained via Action Replay.
  • SPLI always strives to keep our events fun and FREE. While we always try our best to provide as much as we can for our members, it does get expensive to provide an actual prize on a monthly basis. Without asking for membership dues or event fees, this is the way we have to proceed at this time. We hope that Bragging Rights within the group is a strong enough incentive, especially since we plan to start posting your win-loss records on the SPLI website!

Due to these factors, we’ve decided to change the format of our Amiibo Only events. Until further notice, we will be proceeding with a “King of the Hill” arcade-style format for Amiibo Only Challenges. What does this mean? Well, for one thing… even if you lose a battle, you can keep playing! Let us explain:

An event organizer will start things off by starting the Challenge with one of their Amiibos. For example, Debbie will bring her Bowser Amiibo (who won last month’s Amiibo event) and offer attendees to challenge her Amiibo! Bowser will remain as the challenger until someone beats him. Then that successor will be the new challenger, and everyone will try to beat that Amiibo to try to claim the “King of the Hill” title for the day.

If you should lose your battle, you can always challenge again! You simply go to the back of the line and try again. Who knows, there could be a new challenger by the time your turn comes up again! And what’s more, you can also challenge with MORE THAN ONE Amiibo! If one of your Amiibo figures loses, when you get back in line, you can try out one of your other Amiibo figures on your next turn instead! You will not be limited to one Amiibo in these challenges. We think this will be a better way to proceed so that everyone can continue to play throughout the event, using a larger portion of their collection, instead of losing and being eliminated early on.

We will be keeping track of wins and losses, and the King of the Hill at the end of the event will be the winner for that month. If possible, we’d like to continue where we leave off when it’s time for the next month’s challenge, starting with the previous winner as the starting Challenger.

Amiibo Only Challenge Rules:

  • Level 50 Amiibo Recommended
  • Single Battle – 2 Stock – 6 Minute – Small Battlefield
  • Custom moves and stats are LEGAL
  • No Items
  • King of the Hill format

Got questions about the new format? Let us know! Comment here or ask us on Facebook! 🙂

What You Missed: SPLI at Eternal Con!

Last weekend, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City was host to the 2nd annual Eternal Con, which is Long Island’s pop-culture event of the summer! And just like last year, SPLI was there to represent and support our local Long Island con and we hosted two panels!

Our first panel was “Unleash the Power of Amiibo” where we discussed different Amiibo training strategies and recommended lots of great places to find Amiibo competitions and tournaments. We also had to use this opportunity to show off some of our Amiibo collections, as well as some awesome custom paint jobs!

The second panel hosted by SPLI was the “Ask a Pokemon Gym Leader” panel, which was extremely popular! We filled the room with Pokemon fans who came to learn more about new battle strategies and get tips on what Gym Leaders do to try and outsmart their opponents. It was a lot of fun and we were pumped to see some Pokemon Trainer cosplayers at the panel too!

Check out our photos from Eternal Con, and maybe next year you will join us in the fun!

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SPLI at Eternal Con!

SPLI has been very busy preparing for Eternal Con this weekend, June 13 – 14! We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting not one but TWO panels at Eternal Con this year! Both panels will be held on Saturday, June 13th in Panel Room #2. Read below for the deets!

2:00: Unleash the Power of Amiibo!

Nintendo’s Amiibo figures have created quite a stir in the gaming community this year! Retailers are scrambling to keep up with demand, customers are hunting and trading for rare characters, and Smash players are training their Amiibo figures hard for tournaments. StreetPass Long Island has been hosting a monthly Amiibo Tournament series on Long Island and we are ready to answer all of your questions about how to unleash the power of your Amiibo figures!

4:00: Ask a Pokemon Gym Leader
Do you have what it takes to be a Pokemon Gym Leader? You’ll need a strong team, a battle strategy, as well as experience to be ready for the challenge. The SPLI Pokemon League brings you some of their mono-type Gym Leaders to answer your battle questions, learn how to create team synergy, and maybe show you some new tricks to bring your Pokemon battle skills to the next level!

If you want to check out our newest Panels, you’ll need a ticket to Eternal Con! Weekend passes and single day tickets are still available, so act fast and reserve your spot! Be sure to follow our Event Page on Facebook for all of the latest news. We’ll see ya there!

 

What You Missed: SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament (May)

Mother’s Day meant a lot of Amiibo fun for those who came out to the SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament (May) event at A Store of Fire and Dice in Lynbrook, NY on 5/10. We held an Amiibo Doubles tournament and it was a lot of fun!

Much to her delight, SPLI Co-Founder Debbie ended up winning the Tournament with her King Koopa and Zeruda pairing. (They were undefeated for the day!) But since SPLI admins can’t win a tournament, the prize was awarded to the runner-up David with his Bowser and Link Amiibo. They performed well and should be commended!

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We’ll post the highlight videos from the stream soon I promise! Plus stay tuned for a major announcement about the future of the SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament!

What You Missed: SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament (April)

Last Sunday was the monthly SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament (April) and we decided to switch things up a bit by changing to Doubles format. Everyone really liked the new ruleset so we’ll stick with it for now! If you weren’t able to attend the event, you can always check out the replay on the SPLI Twitch Channel! We always try to stream our events live, so check our Twitch if you can’t make it to an Amiibo Only Tournament, and be sure to follow us so you don’t miss an update! 🙂

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Big congrats to Draven who won the April Tournament with his Lucario and Sonic team. He took home a Mega Man amiibo as a prize! Want to be the next big winner? Join in at our next Amiibo Only Tournament on 5/10 starting at 2pm!

Amiibo Only Tournament (April) Update

Who’s excited for the next SPLI Amiibo Only Tournament? We’ll be meeting up at Gamehut in Babylon, NY on Sunday 5/26 from 5pm – 8pm to test the skills of our beloved Amiibo figures!

We wanted to change it up a little bit for this tournament, so we’ve decided to try a Doubles format for this Tournament. This will change the rules slightly so here’s the update:

  • Doubles Format
    • 2 vs. 2 – Amiibo’s Only! You cannot pair up humans with Amiibos. We are strictly Amiibo’s Only in this Tournament.
  • Doubles Pairings Options
    • One person with 2 Amiibo figures
    • Two people with 1 Amiibo figure each
    • One person with 1 Amiibo and 1 Rental Amiibo (supplied by SPLI)
    • PLEASE NOTE: There is only one prize, so if you are pairing up with a friend and their Amiibo, you would have to share the prize (you can work that out amongst yourselves right?) If you win and you had a SPLI Rental Amiibo on your team, you can keep the prize.
  • Smash Battle Format
    • 3 Stock
    • 8 Minutes
    • Small Battlefield
    • No Items (unless equipped due to a Custom Ability)
    • Custom Moves & Stats are LEGAL
    • 2 Amiibos Max per Entrant
  • Registration Open 5pm – 6pm
  • Level 50 Amiibo Recommended
  • Double/Single Elimination depending on number of participants