Arrakis was created to be a home for Utrecht’s local melee scene. While other local (bi)weeklies were budding all over the Netherlands, for a long time Utrecht lacked a dedicated place to gather and practice. The city’s big player base and her central location in the Netherlands, has made Arrakis one of the most accessible and busiest local tournaments in the country. Additionally thanks to our low entry fee and comfortable venue, Arrakis has also been welcoming a steady flow of new players and brought some old faces out of retirement. Arrakis uses the Avalon Tournament Series Rule set. *Double blind character selection may be called for the first match. Source: http://www.avalontournamentseries.nl/rulesets/melee/ Source: http://www.avalontournamentseries.nl/rulesets/melee/ Q: At what time does the bracket start and how late does it finish? Q: What is the counter pick stage? Q: When is my match Bo5? Q: Is there a prize pool? Q: Can I play on stream? Q: Who is the TO (Tournament Organiser)? Q: What prompted the revitalization of Smash bros. Melee? Later in 2014, East Point Pictures released the documentary The Smash Brothers, covering the rise, fall and rebirth of the Melee scene in the USA. The documentary was received with critical acclaim and its story has inspired a new generation of competitors, aptly named ‘doc kiddies’. Q: Who are the best melee players in the Netherlands?
Set Format (In Order of Procedure)
Additional Rules for Doubles Play
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Stage List Teams
A: Bracket starts at 19:30 and finishes around 23:00.
A: Pokémon Stadium.
A: If you are among the remaining top 8 players in bracket.
A: No. Arrakis hosts a competition for practice hence the low entry cost.
A: Yes, but once the tournament starts the TO calls which matches are shown on stream.
A: Arrakis is an initiative by Ward ‘seo’ Mandersloot and Klaas Holl.
A: This growth was kickstarted when in 2013 Nintendo unintentionally attracted a lot of attention to the game when they tried to block the largest Melee tournament at the time, hosted at the 2013 Evolution Championship Series. Thanks to this controversy and the rise of live streaming platforms like Twitch.tv, the tournament was a massive success.
A: Below you will find a picture of the current Dutch Power Ranking. The players Zgetto and Riff are from Utrecht.
Arrakis uses the Avalon Tournament Series Rule set.
*Double blind character selection may be called for the first match.
Q: What is the counter pick stage?
Q: When is my match Bo5?
Q: Is there a prize pool?