Tourney (SSB4-Wii U)
Tourney was an online multiplayer mode in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It had been split into two distinct sub-types - Normal and Regular. As of November 8, 2017, Tourney has been removed from the Online Menu, coinciding with the termination of Miiverse.
Normal Tourneys were those set up by the community. The organizer of the tournament could set multiple rules, such as whether or not items are on, the length and start time of the tourney, the availability of custom fighters, stage choice, its name, and more.
Once the tournament start time had passed, until the finish time passed or someone satisfied the win condition, matches were played continuously, with players being assigned matches at random. Once the tournament ended, the results are shown until the tournament was deleted. Players could only be registered for four tourneys at any time, of which no more than two could be their own.
Regular Tourneys worked much like the Tourney modes of the previous games, except all tournaments were run by Nintendo. At any one time, there were multiple tourneys of differing sizes (small allowing 8 players, medium allowing 16, and large allowing 32) and rules that any player could enter. Once registered, the player had to wait until the start time, when all players started the tournament simultaneously. After either winning or losing, any player could view a replay of any match. There were many types of these tourneys, with items on or off, and more than the online modes, which as of 1.1.2 included free-for-all or 1-on-1 matches, the choice of For Fun (items on, all stages besides Final Destination available) and For Glory (items off, typically Final Destination or Ω forms only) with additional custom moves on, custom moves and equipment on, a choice of 1 or 2 stocks, and Battlefield only tourneys. However, 1-on-1 matches had their time limits reduced to 3 minutes in comparison to For Glory's 5 minutes, though there are still usually 2 stocks.
- Nintendo originally announced the Regular Tourney feature would be discontinued on September 30th, 2016, however, it continued to run until November 8, 2017 for unknown reasons.