Tournament:2GGC: Civil War
|2GGC: Civil War|
|Dates||March 24th-26th, 2017|
|Address/City||120 W 5th St|
Santa Ana, California
|Entry fees||Venue: $40 (until February 20th)|
$50 (until March 15th)
$65 (until March 20th)
Doubles: $20 per team
|Pot size(s)||Singles: $22,530|
|winners|| Dabuz 1v1 |
Javi & MkLeo 2v2
2GGC: Civil War was an international Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament held in Santa Ana, California, from March 24th to 26th, 2017 and organized by 2GGaming. Most top-level players attended, including ZeRo, MkLeo, Ally, Nairo, Dabuz, Larry Lurr, VoiD, Mr.R, ANTi, Abadango, komorikiri and Kameme. 47 out of the 50 players listed on the Panda Global Rankings v2 entered the tournament, with the only exceptions being #19 KEN, #22 Hyuga, and #49 Taiheita. It is widely considered to be one of the most important and hardest Smash 4 events of all time. Outdoor block parties followed brackets each night with musical performances.
Following ZeRo's unprecedented tournament losses to Ally at Get On My Level 2016 and Smash 'N' Splash 2, a strong rivalry arose between the two players, leading to many instances of trash talk and the creation of the Twitter hashtags #TeamZeRo and #TeamAlly, which were used at large by the Smash community to represent which of the two players they supported. To capitalize on said rivalry, Larry Lurr proposed the idea of a 2GGT tournament centered around that theme, and it was greenlit by the 2GG staff as Larry's tweet was met with very strong support. 
On December 18th, 2016, with the announcement of the 2GG Championship Series, Civil War was revealed to be one of its season finale events. It featured a combined prize pot bonus of $30,000 for all events. $15,000 went towards singles, $5,000 to doubles and the remaining $10,000 made up the prize pool for the 10 vs 10 crew battle between Team ZeRo and Team Ally.
The main theme of 2GGC: Civil War was the rivalry between ZeRo and Ally and how they "recruited" some of the best smashers in the world to compete in their name. The captains did not pick the players; instead 18 of the best smashers in the world were interviewed by Champ in order to determine which of them they favored, forming 2 core teams of 10 players each. They participated in the crew battle on Sunday, which was the tournament's main event.
|Team ZeRo||Team Ally|
All players who registered for the tournament were required to pick one of the two teams. The list below is limited to the players ranked on the Panda Global Rankings v2:
- Team ZeRo: Salem, Tweek, WaDi, Earth, Mew2King, 6WX, ScAtt, falln, Tyrant, Vinnie, False, MVD, Kirihara
- Team Ally: CaptainZack, Rich Brown, ESAM, Fatality, Samsora, Dath, Nietono, dyr, Day, Pugwest, Saj, Wrath, Darkshad, Locus, Ryo
Anyone who participated in ladders could contribute points to either Team ZeRo or Ally as a supplement to the crew battle outcome.
Team ZeRo vs Team Ally crew battle
|Team ZeRo||Character||Stocks Taken||Team Ally||Character||Stocks Taken|
All members of Team ZeRo earned $1,000 for winning the crew battle.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles
|9th||Larry Lurr||Team ZeRo||$337.95|
|33rd||Mr. ConCon||Team ZeRo|
|65th||John Numbers||Team Ally|
|65th||DJ Fliphop||Team Ally|
|65th||Pink Fresh||Team Ally|
|65th||Rich Brown||Team Ally|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doubles
Top 12 Bracket
|1st||Javi||MkLeo||$3,830 ($1,915 each)|
|2nd||ZeRo||Nairo||$1,532 ($766 each)|
|3rd||Marss||Zinoto||$995.80 ($497.90 each)|
|4th||Abadango||Kameme||$536.20 ($268.10 each)|
|5th||Salem||Mew2King||$229.80 ($114.90 each)|
|5th||Larry Lurr||ANTi||$229.80 ($114.90 each)|
|7th||Kome||Tsu-||$153.20 ($76.60 each)|
|7th||ESAM||MVD||$153.20 ($76.60 each)|
Even though Team ZeRo won the crew battle, Team Ally was the overall winner of the Civil War, as they won more events.
|Team ZeRo||Event||Team Ally|
April Saga Round Robin
This round robin's objective was to determine the character who will be the main theme of the 2GGC tournament taking place in April, which will be the one the winner used. The players participating in it were first nominated, then the characters used by them were chosen through a vote. Ranai won with Greninja, confirming 2GGC: Greninja Saga (which was eventually delayed to May due to other circumstances).
After Hours: Salty Suite
- Civil War stands as ZeRo's worst placing in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at 49th. This record was previously held by Super Smash Con 2016 (13th).
- Civil War also marks the first time ZeRo has lost to a Zero Suit Samus player since losing to Nairo at MLG World Finals 2015 nearly two years earlier.
- MkLeo, who was seeded 2nd at the tournament, also had his all-time lowest placement, finishing in 65th place after losses to Meteor and AC, though it may be attributed to potential sickness (Later, this placement would be shared with EVO 2017 nearly four months later).
- In line with every past 2GGT and 2GGC tournament, the "Curse" continues as neither ZeRo nor Ally were able to get into Top 16, let alone win the tournament.
- In a similar vein to CEO 2016, this tournament was infamous for top players' poor placings, with Nairo, Larry Lurr, Abadango, and Mr.R placing 9th; Ally and ANTi placing 25th; VoiD placing 33rd; ZeRo placing 49th; and MkLeo placing 65th. This, however, is related to the massive number of upsets that took place at the tournament.
- Mango notably made a guest appearance at the event, but did not participate.
- Larry Lurr's 2GGT: Civil War idea proposal. Retrieved on 2016-09-14.
|2GGT||Fatality Saga · ESAM Saga · The False Awakens · EE Saga · FOW Saga · Fresh Saga · Mexico Saga · KTAR Saga · Abadango Saga · ZeRo Saga|
|2GG Championship Series||GENESIS Saga · Midwest Mayhem Saga · Civil War · Greninja Saga · Nairo Saga · ARMS Saga · SCR Saga · West Side Saga · Fire Emblem Saga · MkLeo Saga · 2GG Championship|
|Phase 3||MomoCon 2018 · 2GG: Hyrule Saga · Smash Sounds · Shine Con 2018|
|Other events||2GG: Breakthrough · 2GG: Pay It Forward · 2GG: Breakthrough 2 · The Mango · SwitchFest · SoCal Melee Arcadian|