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GSA | SM64 70 Star League Qualifier Tournament | Season 2

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Welcome to GSA's Super Mario 64 70 Star League Season 2 Qualifier Tournament!

Promotion Playoff Winner: Droz

5th Place Match Winner: SuperViperT302

*Please read everything before signing up*

Signups close on June 28th at 11:59pm ET

Signup Requirements

Note: By signing up for this tournament you are agreeing to participate in Season 2 of GSA's 70 Star Leagues (Division 1 or 2), should you qualify. These leagues will run from July 29 until late November and require a commitment of 1 race per week. All races in these leagues will be done online.

1) Join the GSA Community Discord so we can communicate with you:

2) You must be able to race within the GSA stream time window of 2-10pm ET (10pm being the latest time a race can start) and abide by each round’s start and end date parameters in the Tournament Timeline below

3) If you are a sponsored competitor, please sign up using a 2-3 letter abbreviation of the organization you are representing followed by your Twitch username (e.g. XYZ TwitchUser123)

4) You must be playing on Nintendo 64

Important Info

1) The top 12 or 16 runners with the best times on the respective leader board that sign up will be admitted into the tournament

2) Please read these notes for all runners competing in GSA events:

3) 4th and 5th place finishers will qualify for the 70 Star League Division 2

4) 5th place will be determined by a 4-way race between the quarterfinal losers

5) 1st-3rd place in this Qualifier Tournament will qualify for a separate 4-person 70 Star League Promotion Playoff (this will happen between July 24-28). 1st place in that Playoff will qualify for Division 1. 2nd-4th place in that playoff will qualify for Division 2 (note: Season 1 Division 2's 3rd place finisher, m0m0, will be the 4th participant in that Playoff).

Tournament Timeline

Note: Round robin groups will be formed based on seeding from leaderboard rankings on once signups have closed on June 28th at 11:59pm ET

Group A & B Matches - July 1-7

Group C & D Matches - July 8-14

Quarterfinals - July 15-18

Semifinals & 5th Place Match - July 19-21

Bronze Match - July 21-22

Grand Final - July 22

Group Stage Point System

All group stage matches are a single race. Points are then awarded based on the final time difference between you and your opponent in that race.

The winner of the race receives an initial 60 points.

30 extra points are then split between both runners based on the final time difference.

For every 10 seconds of time difference, the winner receives an extra point. The loser then receives the remaining extra points.

E.g. If the time difference is 41 seconds, the winners receives 64 total points. The loser receives 26.

E.g. If the time difference is 5 seconds, the winner receives 60 total points. The loser receives 30.

E.g. If the time difference is >5 minutes, the winner receives the full 90 points. The loser receives none.

Top 2 in their respective group standings will move onto the elimination bracket


You must be locally recording during all races in case retiming is needed

You must stream all races using the Stream Settings required at the bottom of the GSA Runner Notes:

You may stream to any Twitch account during your match (e.g. your main or alternate account).

You will be invited to participate in post race interviews for every match. These interviews are not mandatory.

All races will be restreamed to and highlighted to GSA’s Second YouTube Channel

Cheat Prevention Method

Beginning each race, you will be given a series of inputs to perform during specific down times of the run. Please make sure you do not forget to perform them in your matches.


You must organize the date and time of your race with your opponent, then submit it using this form

Please communicate with your opponent via Discord DMs.

To schedule a match, you must submit the form a minimum of 24 hours before your requested match time.

Please fill out the form correctly. If you would like change a race time, please submit a form with your new race time and ping @GSA Staff on Discord letting them know you did so, and which race time you are cancelling.

In cases where opponents cannot agree on an available time to race within the stream schedule and tournament timeline, GSA will attempt to adjust to these runners’ schedules.

If no solution is found, GSA will allow the runners to come to an agreement as to which competitor should move on (e.g. via an offline race).
If no agreement can be made, GSA retains the right to allow the runner who has made their schedule the most available to move on, or disqualify both runners if we deem their schedules are equally conflicting.


Seeding for this tournament will be based on these factors in this order of priority

1) Personal Best on for the respective or a similar race category, if applicable

2) Random seed (for deadlocks)

Runner Technical Issues

During matches consisting of sets of smaller races (each less than 3 minutes), if a runner’s stream goes down during one of the races, their opponent retains the right to either take the win for that individual race or can offer to redo it.

During races that are greater than 3 minutes, if a runner’s stream goes down for more than 25% of their total race time, their opponent retains the right to either take the win or can offer to reschedule the match (e.g. if your end time was 60 minutes and your stream was down for more than 15 minutes, your opponent may take the win or offer to rematch another day).

In irregular cases of technical issues, a runner’s participation in the event may be subject to termination at the GSA Staff’s discretion.

Race Rules

All matches are a best of 1

Timing and rules for runs will abide by the same rules used for the respective game and category on or the respective community leader board website

If applicable, in cases where runners “game over”, they may continue the race from their most recent save point, even if that is at the beginning of the game.

In cases of close finish times that are less than 1 second apart, the stream producer and commentator(s) will decide who appeared to be the winner in the moment. GSA Staff will re-time the runs after the stream to ensure the correct runner was given the win.

In cases where it is discovered that the wrong runner was given the win after re-timing, GSA Staff will notify runners of the correct winner. If the match is a series, the runners will schedule a new day to continue their match (e.g. a runner appears to have won 3-1 in a best of 5 series, but after post-stream re-timing, the score is now 2-2. Runners will then schedule a day to continue their match)


Your opponent will have the option to either take the win or reschedule your match if you:

1) Fail to participate in your scheduled match without 1 hour minimum prior notice

2) Fail to be prepared to begin your race up to 15 minutes after the scheduled start time

If your opponent attempts to contact you to schedule your race and you do not reply with sufficient time before the round is over, your opponent will have the option to move on.

Exceptions to these rules will be made on a case by case basis.

GSA Staff members are not responsible for reminding runners of any rules or conditions described above before or during any scheduled race or deadline. It is the responsibility of the runners to abide by these terms and prevent any circumstances that may result in disqualification. This includes all information in any linked resources above and across all GSA platforms.

Final Results

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