Wii Series League 2022 Ruleset
§ 1 – General Rules
(1) This ruleset is binding for the Wii Series League 2022.
(2) The Wii Series League 2022 is a tournament consisting of 8 rounds with every round lasting for one month and including one unique Wii Series game per round.
(3) The winner is the runner with the best total score. Prizes are announced in the #league-news channel on Discord.
§ 2 – Games
The games are pre-selected, this is the complete list:
- March: Wii Sports Resort
- April: Wii Play
- May: Wii Sports Club
- June: Wii Party
- August: Wii Sports
- September: Wii Fit (Plus)
- October: Nintendo Switch Sports
- November: Wii Play: Motion
§ 3 – Category selection and registration
(1) The moderators of the game that will come up next will decide on three different categories. These can either be already existing or brand new categories.
(2) These three categories will be announced in the #league-news channel on Discord at least five days before the new month starts. This post will include a Google form with a poll every interested runner can fill out.
(3) The option with the most votes will become next months category.
(4) If there is a tie, the category is randomly selected from the tied options.
(5) There will be an option in the Google form to sign up for the individual tournament. To clarify, you do not automatically sign up for all rounds, just the upcoming one.
(6) The poll as well as the registration phase will end on the 1st day of the new month (5pm UTC). The result and all other information will be announced later that day in the #league-news channel on Discord.
§ 4 – The individual rounds
(1) Every round is played as a mini-tournament.
(2) The tournament style is determined by the number of players participating:
1. With 2-7 participants, the tournament will be played in a “Round Robin”-format (everyone plays everyone at one point).
2. With 8 or more participants, the tournament will be played in a K.-o.-format with single elimination. The seat every runner starts on is completely random.
3. Exceptions to No. 1 + 2 can be made, but have to be explicitly mentioned in the category poll.
(3) Depending on the category, every match can either be a “single run” or in a “First to x” format. How any category is played will be clarified in the poll.
(4) Matches must be scheduled within a specific time period:
1. In a “Round Robin”-tournament, matches can be played whenever in the month, but the scheduling of matches must be done until the 21st day of the month.
2. In a K.-o.-tournament, the timeframe a match must be played depends on the number of rounds:
a. In a tournament with 3 rounds, every round has to be finished within 9 days.
b. In a tournament with 4 rounds, every round has to be finished within 7 days.
c. In a tournament with 5 rounds, every round has to be finished within 6 days.
d. In a tournament with 6 rounds, every round has to be finished within 5 days.
e. If more than 64 runners register, the number of rounds is limited to 6 and matches with more than 2 runners will take place.
If the upper mentioned arrangements cannot be met, the league coordinators will try to find an individual solution. If none can be found, a winner of a match will be decided by the league coordinators. This decision should include a reasoning (e.g. what player made multiple efforts to play, etc…) and may not be disputed by the involved runners.
(5) The placement of every runner in a tournament is determined the following way:
1. In a “Round Robin”-tournament, the placement is determined by the number of wins and losses accumulated. If two or more players tie, the order of these runners will be influenced by how they did in the match(es) they have played each other:
a. If the category is played as a “single run”, these runners’ times in the match(es) they have played each other are compared.
b. If the category is played as a “First to x”, the number of points a runner was able to get in the match(es) they have played is authoritative.
2. In a K.-o.-tournament, the placement is determined by how far a runner made it in the tournament.
a. If multiple runners get knocked out in the same round, the order of these runners will be influenced by how they did in a direct comparison.
aa. If the category is played as a “single run”, these runners’ times from the round they were knocked out are compared.
bb. If the category is played as a “First to x”, the number of points a runner was able to get in the round he got knocked out is authoritative.
b. Runners getting knocked out in the semi-finals will play a match for 3rd place and not get compared as described under letter a.
§ 5 – Point distribution
The number of points a runner receives depends on their placement and the total number of runners. Frist place will always receive 15 points. Every runner who played at least one match is guaranteed at least 1 point. If a runner does not play a single match, they will not receive any points no matter their placement.
§ 6 – Matches
(1) Every match must take place under one of the following criteria:
1. Both runners stream their gameplay to a platform like YouTube or Twitch and keep the broadcast available for the entire month.
2. Both runners record their gameplay locally and upload it to a platform like YouTube and stream their gameplay to Discord with at least two other runners, one src-moderator or a league coordinator watching.
3. Both runners stream their gameplay to Discord with at least one src-moderator or league coordinator watching and recording their streams.
4. Exceptions to No. 1 to 3 can only be made with consent by both runners and at least two league coordinators.
You do NOT need a capture card, just pointing a camera (e.g. phone camera) at your TV is perfectly acceptable.
(2) The finals in a K.-o.-tournament should be uploaded to or streamed on the Wii Series League YouTube channel.
§ 7 – Point Calculation (for the total score)
After all 8 rounds are over, the total score of a runner is the sum of the five best scores. To clarify, you cannot lose points by participating in more than 5 tournaments.
§ 8 – Changing rules
Rules can only be changed by a majority vote from the Wii Series League coordinators. This does not apply to rule clarifications or language corrections.