It’s almost that time of the month, because Clash of Champions II is fast approaching. Last time, 42 amiibo trainers from around the world fought to the death until only there was only one man standing. Do you think your amiibo can contend with the best? Now’s your chance to show your moves and prove yourself! Enclosed are all of the instructions and information you’ll need to know to get in on this action!
How to enter your amiibo
In a recent survey I held here at the Amiibo Dojo, 34% of readers said they don’t know how to enter tournaments! This is slightly concerning, so I’ll be absolutely sure that you know exactly how to do it.
You will need either an Amiibo Powersaves or NFC-compatible Android in order to enter these tournaments. Essentially, as long as you can handily retrieve your amiibo’s .BIN file, you’re good to go.
“What’s an amiibo’s .BIN file”, you ask? Well, within the base of each amiibo, there’s a tiny chip to which data is read and saved. That chip contains a single .BIN file, which in turn contains all of your amiibo’s data – the moves it uses most often, its stats, nickname, bonuses, playstyle, and the like. Amiibo Powersaves and a certain app on Android phones are capable of retrieving this file.
In the case of Amiibo Powersaves, which you can get for around $20 on Amazon and at GameStop, all you have to do is select the “Backup” option, go to C://Users/(Your username here)/Powersaves for AMIIBO, find the .BIN file, and send it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s simple as that! Plus, with Powersaves, you can also instantly zap equipment to your amiibo, making the feeding process a million times easier.
As far as NFC-compatible Android phones go, well, I don’t have one and have never used one, so I can’t really help you there personally. However, Amiibo Dan has a tutorial video that should work for you, which you can check out by clicking here.
If you can send me your amiibo’s .BIN file (my email is email@example.com, by the way), you will be ready to compete. I can bring that file to life with my Power Tag!
Now for the really important stuff: each match will be 2-stock, 6 minutes, and on omega stages only. Each “set” will be best 2 out of 3 matches. Everyone is allowed to enter one amiibo each – if you have friends or family members who want to enter as well, that’s fine, just mention that in your email, please.
You will not receive your amiibo’s .BIN file back with updated match experience, unfortunately. It would extend the whole tournament process by about 6 hours, believe it or not – 6 hours that I do not have.
All bonus effects and bonus combinations will be allowed. Your amiibo’s stats must not exceed 120 when added together – for example, 40/40/40 and 120/200/-200 are fine, because when you add them together, you get 120. Anything that adds up to above 120 is illegal.
To those of you who make a mistake and send amiibo with more than 120 points overall, I will change the points myself to become legal without warning, so keep that in mind.
Last but not least, Little Mac remains banned from the competitive scene. As of update 1.1.6, not only is he still broken, but he does not even add anything of significance to the metagame (except for frustration). Anybody who sends me a Little Mac will be disqualified.
Tourney day and entry deadline
The tournament will be held on July 1st, 2016. You have until 11:59PM on June 30th, 2016 to submit your amiibo. I will accept late amiibo to an extent, but if you send your amiibo after the tournament has started, I will not accept it.
Within the email that you send to me, attach your amiibo’s .BIN file (and the files of any other amiibo submitted by your family and friends, which you must specify in your email) and your username on the Amiibo Dojo forums. If you do not have an account there, provide a preferred username for the bracket. If you are not on the forums and do not provide a preferred username, I will use whatever name is linked to your email address – however, if that name is a full name, I will only use your first name. Capiche?
Alright, with all of that said, I think we’re just about done. If you have any questions, or have trouble submitting, or even if you want training advice, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The inbox is, of course, open 24/7 and I’m almost always around to respond to your messages.