I was watching SCR on stream and a match where War Destroyer won with point Ghost Rider, started game 2 with his second Nova by holding an assist during load. The match was paused at 99 and he was forced to undo it. Now according to SCR rules this seems proper to the wording…however SCR and majors are to follow EVO standard and this rule is largely misunderstood and I suspect this was posted as how they understood the old rule wording (which is wrong by EVO standards).
**So what is the rule? **
“Winner must keep exact same team (including assists), but may switch order of assists via loading screen.”
What is the SCR rule?
“After a game has concluded, winner must stick with same team and order for the next game.” -SCR wording, but leaves out the part where this only applies to character select screen.
This wording was rewritten for 2013 EVO because of how confusing the wording was prior (personal conversation with Mr.Wizard I had). There was no major mention of the word change as it did not change the actual rule, so it’s very likely people are still copy/pasting the old wording and misunderstanding it to be winner must keep team order and cannot hold assists to swap.
Please make this known in tournament play. I specifically use out of order teams to allow for optimal counter pick reorders (I don’t like Cap going anchor if I want to start with my anchor, so I put Cap 2nd and hold :a1: at most starts for default). I fear doing this at a tournament, then having my opponent pause to call me out and having to argue with the judge and create a huge mess to ensure I don’t get screwed by being forced with an undesired team ordering or a penalty.