Revival of Melee 5
|Revival of Melee 5|
|Dates||November 17th-18th, 2012|
|Address/City||253 W Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954 |
|Entry fees||Melee singles: $10 |
Melee doubles: $10 per person
Venue: $20 (for competitors) $15 (if setup was brought)
|winners|| Mew2King 1v1|
Mew2King & Chillin 2v2
Revival of Melee 5 or ROM 5 was an Atlantic North Super Smash Bros. Melee national and Apex 2013 qualifier held by Alukard in Nanuet, New York. The tournament brought together many talented smashers in the Atlantic North such as Mew2King and Hax, as well as the Canadian champions, KirbyKaze and Unknown522. Though the attendance was large and the competition was tough, ROM 5 did not feature major players who attended previous Revival of Melee tournaments, most notably, Mango, Dr. Peepee, and Hungrybox.
|Day 1||Both Singles Pools and Doubles Pools, as well as Exhibition Matches.|
|Day 2||Both Singles and Doubles Bracket.|
Note: A match exchange was held in Winner's Semifinals where Eggm and Unknown522 switched places.
ROM 5 deviated from all other major tournaments of the year in that it used the Standard Dave's Stupid Rule, which states one cannot counterpick any stage won, on instead of the Modified DSR, which states one cannot counterpick the last stage won on. Some smashers at the tournament were not informed of the unusual rule and in the case of Mew2King caused controversy in matches. In the winners' semifinal match featuring M2K and Unknown522, the match sequence went as follows:
- Unknown wins on Battlefield.
- M2K wins on Final Destination.
- M2K wins on Fountain of Dreams.
- Unknown wins on Fountain of Dreams.
At this point, Mew2king intended to counterpick Final Destination, claiming that the modified DSR was in effect. Unknown, though skeptical of the claim, agreed and lost the match on FD. After the match, Unknown clarified the claim with the TO Alukard, who stated the standard DSR was in effect. Mew2king and Unknown were then asked to replay match 5. Unknown then won on Yoshi's Story.
The point of controversy in this event stems from the question of whether or not M2K lied to Unknown as to whether Standard or Modified DSR was in effect. Some argue M2K did indeed cheat to stay in Winners, while other argue it was unintentional and that it was Unknown's fault for not clarifying the rules before playing the match. Alukard's decision to replay game 5 was also highly controversial, as the set was already over by the time he was available for clarification (another thing that the community does not understand how it happened).
As a result of the replay and possibly its outcome, the rest of the tournament (winners' final, losers' final, and grand final) were all sandbagged by Unknown and KirbyKaze, with KirbyKaze being asked to play out his set despite throwing game 1 and M2K being allowed to 3-0 Unknown in both grand final sets to take the tournament. M2K and Unknown also agreed to split their winnings in public before the grand final even began, creating further controversy.