GENESIS 6 was a supermajor tournament and the 6th edition of the GENESIS tournament series. It took place in Oakland, California, from February 1st to the 3rd, 2019. The event featured singles and doubles tournaments for Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and was a major event for Rivals of Aether and Splatoon 2. GENESIS 6 also featured side events for Slap City, Magical Drop III, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, and Windjammers. It was notably the first supermajor tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Official game lineup
Super Smash Bros. 64 Doubles
The rules for Super Smash Bros. 64 doubles differed from the usual doubles rules. There were two doubles tournaments, one in which Kirby and Pikachu were banned (ZPK) and one in which all characters were legal.
GENESIS 6 used the patch that was currently live on January 18th, 2019, which is 1.2.1. Piranha Plant, who was updated into the game in the week prior to the tournament, is not available in the tounament.
Super Smash Bros. singles
Super Smash Bros. doubles
Super Smash Bros. ZPK doubles
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles
Super Smash Bros. J version Best-of-1 YOLO
A week before the tournament, many people started to complain about the low seeding of many players, especially European players such as Glutonny and cyve. Even after GENESIS 6 announced bracket feedback, many still complained that the seeding was inaccurate and should be redone. In response to these complaints, Leffen had messaged GENESIS 6's seeders, telling them to change the seeds. The insuing discussion resulted in several statements which Leffen found rude or offensive and posted to Twitter.  Seeder ALT messaged on Discord "so if 500 penguins entered a tournament in antarctica and i won it should i be a top 10 seed?" This created massive backlash on Twitter, with people complaining to GENESIS 6 to fire their seeders. In response to all this backlash, Bear has stated that he was working on adjusting the seeding, and apologized for the rude behavior some seeders have shown.  The seeding was subsequently redone by a new seeding team and ALT was removed from the seeding team in the PGStats discord, though the rest of the original seeding team went on to seed majors such as CEO 2019, EVO 2019, Super Smash Con 2019, The Big House 9, and GENESIS 7 without controversy.
As a result of the drama, the penguins insult has since become an internet meme, with Smashers such as Leffen and Bear changing their profile picture into penguins, and Bear promising to wear a penguin onesie at GENESIS 6.  Even Nintendo joined in, with the Nintendo UK VS Twitter account tweeting "Best of luck to all the European Super #SmashBrosUltimate players at @Genesis_Smash this weekend!" with a picture of four King Dededes on Battlefield form Summit.