SKTAR 2 was a Super Smash Bros. Brawl national tournament directed by Keitaro on August 3rd-4th, 2013. The tournament was an Apex 2014 qualifier. Like the previous SKTAR, it featured international competition, with players such as Mr. R and ZeRo attending.
The tournament has become known for its upsets; heavily-favored players to win the tournament such as Salem, Mr. R, Nairo, Vinnie, Ally, and ZeRo were knocked into Losers' bracket earlier than expected by supposedly lower-level players. Among the most notable placings included MVD placing 2nd, defeating Vinnie and Ally, Denti placing 3rd, taking a set off of Nairo, Nakat placing 4th, beating Tyrant and ZeRo, Zinoto placing 5th, defeating Tyrant, Nick Riddle, and Atomsk, and Will placing 9th, taking sets off of Salem and Mr. R. ZeRo, the most heavily-favored player to win the tournament, placed only 5th, and there were no Meta Knight players in the top 4 placings. Nakat and False also took 2nd place in doubles. Nairo and ADHD took 1st in teams, defending their title from Apex 2013, and did not lose a single game after being knocked into losers' bracket by Nick Riddle and Shaky. Some of the most notable money matches included Seibrik defeating Salem in a best of 7 $50 match (with around $300 in side bets), and Tony T defeating MechWarrior in a charity event. All the money raised for the fundraiser was donated to Autism Speaks.
ADHD's last-second timeout victory over ZeRo was regarded as one of the most intense sets of the tournament, and it led to debate over whether the eight minute time limit used in Brawl tournaments was too short. Owing to the debate, some Brawl tournaments now use a ten minute timer over an eight minute timer, though the eight minute timer is still in effect for a majority of such tournaments.
SKTAR 2 used a ruleset similar to the E4U tournament series' ruleset.
1 v 1 rules:
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Freeplay
Freeplay: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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