Super Smash Brothers Rage Policy

Please read and acknowledge the updated Super Smash Brothers Rage Policy for Dayton Ohio’s Super Smash Community.

With trying to promote more positivity in the scene by denouncing raging, Dayton, Ohio Smash Ultimate TOs have discussed our own model for stopping excessive rage and keeping the scene moving in a positive direction. We have taken the mold of Dragon Squad ESport’s model and adjusted it to fit what we would like more.

For starters, we are bringing in the three-strike rule, with some slight changes.

1st strike is still a warning. Your first offense won’t come with any punishment other than a warning from a TO.

2nd strike will come with a 2-week suspension. During those two weeks, we ask the player in question to come up with a plan of action. This is mostly to have them figure out what they need to help keep emotions in check. Whether this be a support person, an object, a break, etc. This will be made and sent to the TOs so we can be comfortable knowing something is being done by the player in question to improve themselves.

3rd strike they will be issued an indefinite ban. The length will be determined by the TOs based on the severity of the issue at hand. For example, disruptive yelling, if the player is having brief outbursts consisting of just one or two words, it will be a month ban. Should the player be known for excessive controller throwing, it will be three months. And any player who took part in damage to high valued equipment or physical harm to another player will find themselves with a permanent ban, depending on the severity of the damage done.

To clarify more on what we mean by “excessive raging” specifically, we are looking mostly at these few subjects:

Volume: If you need to grunt to yourself, that’s understandable. However, if the whole venue can hear you shout an expletive, that is grounds for a strike.

Object throwing: This is a simple one. Don’t throw a controller. Don’t throw a water bottle. Really, just don’t throw anything. While it might seem okay if it’s your possession, your object can ricochet and hit someone or something else, which leads me to the next point.

Physical Damage: It does not matter whether to physical equipment or injuring another player. All damage caused by the player is means for an immediate warning, if not immediate ban from the venue. We are graciously allowed to use business spaces for our events. Do not waste these opportunities by damaging the equipment of the store’s

To help promote growth of character, in the instance that a player who has accumulated a strike has gone 3 months with no infractions, a strike will be removed.

This statement has been approved by the Dayton, Ohio TO team consisting of LunickTMM, DapperDeer, Gran, and Cadenza, along with being seen and approved by various other Dayton members. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to one of the four members listed.

Thank you for your time.

Dayton, Ohio Smash Ultimate Team

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