List of largest Smash tournaments

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This is a list of largest Smash tournaments based on the number of confirmed entrants for each event. It includes the top 15 largest Smash tournaments over any game in the series, as well as listings for each individual game separately (including the Project M mod). Only 1v1 singles tournaments are included. Online tournaments are not included.

To qualify for one of these lists, a tournament must have a minimum of 100 entrants.

The record for largest Smash tournament is currently held by EVO 2016, with 2,662 entrants for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 2,372 entrants for Super Smash Bros. Melee.[1]

Overall

Rank Name Game Date Entrants Winner
1 EVO 2016 [1] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U July 15th-17th, 2016 2,662 Canada Ally
2 EVO 2016 [1] Super Smash Bros. Melee July 15th-17th, 2016 2,372 USA Hungrybox
3 EVO 2015 [2] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U July 17th-19th, 2015 1,926 Chile ZeRo
4 EVO 2015 [2] Super Smash Bros. Melee July 17th-19th, 2015 1,869 Sweden Armada
5 GENESIS 3 [3] Super Smash Bros. Melee January 15th-17th, 2016 1,828 Sweden Armada
6 GENESIS 4 [4] Super Smash Bros. Melee January 20th-22nd, 2017 1,704 Sweden Armada
7 The Big House 6 Super Smash Bros. Melee October 7th-9th, 2016 1,563 USA Mango
8 Super Smash Con 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U August 10th-13th, 2017 1,531 USA Nairo
9 The Big House 7 Super Smash Bros. Melee October 6th-8th, 2017 1,522 USA Hungrybox
10 EVO 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U July 14th-16th, 2017 1,508 USA Salem
11 EVO 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee July 14th-16th, 2017 1,428 Sweden Armada
12 GENESIS 5 Super Smash Bros. Melee January 19th-21st, 2018 1,359 USA Plup
13 The Big House 5 [5] Super Smash Bros. Melee October 2nd-4th, 2015 1,317 Sweden Armada
14 Super Smash Con 2016 [6] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U August 11th-14th, 2016 1,272 USA Nairo
15 Shine 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee August 25th-27th, 2017 1,156 USA Hungrybox

By game

Super Smash Bros. 4

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 EVO 2016 [1] July 15th-17th, 2016 2,662 Canada Ally
2 EVO 2015 [2] July 17th-19th, 2015 1,926 Chile ZeRo
3 Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 1,531 USA Nairo
4 EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 1,508 USA Salem
5 Super Smash Con 2016 [6] August 11th-14th, 2016 1,272 USA Nairo
6 GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 1,096 Chile ZeRo
7 GENESIS 4 [4] January 20th-22nd, 2017 1,012 Mexico MkLeo
8 CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 906 USA ANTi
9 Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 866 USA Dabuz
10 Apex 2015 [7] January 30th-February 1st, 2015 837 Chile ZeRo
11 The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 777 Chile ZeRo
12 EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 757 Mexico MkLeo
13 2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 753 USA Dabuz
14 Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 744 Chile ZeRo
15 GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 680 Mexico MkLeo

All tournaments listed above are currently for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Listings for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS are not displayed separately due to the two games sharing a tournament scene; for a list of Smash3DS-specific tournaments see here.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 Apex 2012[8] January 6th-8th, 2012 400 Japan Otori
2 Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 370 USA Nairo
3 Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 338 USA Salem
4 AxisGaming[9] August 30th, 2008 303 USA DSF
5 GENESIS[10] July 10th-12th, 2009 292 Canada Ally
6 Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 269 USA DEHF
7 MLG Columbus 2010 June 4th-6th, 2010 250 USA Mew2King
8 Clash of the Titans IV February 7th-8th, 2009 249 USA Mew2King
9 Winter Game Fest IV January 17th-18th, 2009 243 USA Fiction
10 Sun Rise Tournament August 10th-12th, 2012 240 Japan RAIN

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 EVO 2016 [1] July 15th-17th, 2016 2,372 USA Hungrybox
2 EVO 2015 [2] July 17th-19th, 2015 1,869 Sweden Armada
3 GENESIS 3 [3] January 15th-17th, 2016 1,828 Sweden Armada
4 GENESIS 4 [4] January 20th-22nd, 2017 1,704 Sweden Armada
5 The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 1,563 USA Mango
6 The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 1,522 USA Hungrybox
7 EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 1,428 Sweden Armada
8 GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 1,359 USA Plup
9 The Big House 5[5] October 2nd-4th, 2015 1,317 Sweden Armada
10 Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 1,156 USA Hungrybox
11 Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 1,092 USA Mango
12 Apex 2015 [11] January 30th-February 1st, 2015 1,037 USA PPMD
13 Shine 2016 August 26th-28th, 2016 989 USA Mew2King
14 EVO 2014 [12] July 11th-13th, 2014 970 USA Mango
15 Super Smash Con 2016 [6] August 11th-14th, 2016 940 USA Mango

Super Smash Bros.

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 Super Smash Con 2016 [6] August 11-14th, 2016 314 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
2 Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 256 Japan Fukurou
3 GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 238 Japan wario
4 Apex 2015 [13] January 30th-February 1st, 2015 188 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
5 GENESIS 4 [4] January 20th-22nd, 2017 185 Peru Alvin
6 Apex 2014 [14] January 17th-19th, 2014 157 USA Isai
7 Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 154 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
8 Let's Go! April 28th-30th, 2017 153 Peru Alvin
9 Kanto 2011 August 28th, 2011 140 Japan Kikoushi
10 Kanto 2017 July 8th, 2017 135 Japan Fukurou

Project M

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 Paragon Los Angeles 2015 [15] September 5th-6th, 2015 405 USA MrLz
2 Apex 2014 [16] January 17th-19th, 2014 382 Sweden Armada
3 The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 372 USA ThundeRzReiGN
4 The Big House 4 [17] October 4th-5th, 2014 333 Chile ZeRo
5 Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 319 USA Switch
6 Heir II the Throne [18] August 14th-16th, 2015 257 UK Professor Pro
7 SKTAR 3 [19] May 31st-June 1st, 2014 256 USA Emukiller
8 CEO 2014 [20] June 27th-29th, 2014 255 Chile ZeRo
9 Smash 'N' Splash 2 [21] June 11th-12th, 2016 234 USA MrLz
10 Low Tier City 4 [22] June 18th-19th, 2016 233 USA ThundeRzReiGN
10 Low Tier City 3 August 1st-2nd, 2015 233 USA Junebug

By year

Year Name Game Entrants Winner
2018 GENESIS 5 Super Smash Bros. Melee 1,359 USA Plup
2017 GENESIS 4 [4] Super Smash Bros. Melee 1,704 Sweden Armada
2016 EVO 2016 [1] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2,662 Canada Ally
2015 EVO 2015 [2] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1,926 Chile ZeRo
2014 EVO 2014 [12] Super Smash Bros. Melee 970 USA Mango
2013 EVO 2013 [23] Super Smash Bros. Melee 709 USA Mango
2012 Apex 2012 [8] Super Smash Bros. Brawl 400 Japan Otori
2011 Pound V Super Smash Bros. Melee 243 USA PPMD
2010 Pound 4 Super Smash Bros. Melee 347 USA Mango
2009 GENESIS [10] Super Smash Bros. Brawl 292 Canada Ally
2008 AxisGaming [9] Super Smash Bros. Brawl 303 USA DSF
2007 EVO World 2007 Super Smash Bros. Melee 270 USA Ken
2006 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 Super Smash Bros. Melee 208 USA Azen
2005 MELEE-FC3 Super Smash Bros. Melee 186 USA Ken
2004 Tournament Go 6 Super Smash Bros. Melee 112 USA Azen
2003 IVGF NorthWest Regionals Super Smash Bros. Melee ~151 USA Recipherus

By prize payout

The following tournament placings earned the largest prize payouts for players:

Rank Tournament Date Game Player Prize Placing
1 Smash Summit 5 November 2nd-5th, 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee USA Hungrybox $29,315.30 1st
2 2GG Championship December 1st-3rd, 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mexico MkLeo $20,000 1st
3 Smash Summit Spring 2017 March 2nd-5th, 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee Sweden Armada $18,006.80 1st
4 EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Canada Ally $15,972 1st
5 Smash Summit 5 November 2nd-5th, 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee Sweden Armada $15,076.44 2nd
6 DreamHack Winter 2016 November 24th-27th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee Sweden Armada $15,000 1st
7 EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee USA Hungrybox $14,232 1st
8 Battle of the Five Gods March 17th-19th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee USA Hungrybox $13,000 1st
9 MLG Dallas 2010 November 5th-7th, 2010 Super Smash Bros. Brawl USA Gnes $12,500 1st
10 GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee USA Hungrybox $12,000 1st
10 GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mexico MkLeo $12,000 1st

By country

Rank Country Tournament Date Game Attendance Winner
1 USA United States EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2,637 Canada Ally
2 Japan Japan EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 757 Mexico MkLeo
3 Canada Canada Get On My Level 2017 July 28th-30th, 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee 566 Sweden Leffen
4 UK United Kingdom Heir 4 August 17th-21st, 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee 476 Sweden Leffen
5 Sweden Sweden B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee 410 Sweden Armada
6 Mexico Mexico Smash Factor 5 July 29th-31st, 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 358 Mexico MkLeo
7 Netherlands Netherlands Syndicate 2017 September 23rd-24th, 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 338 Netherlands Mr.R
8 France France Smashdown World November 26th-27th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 300 Japan Komorikiri
9 Australia Australia Battle Arena Melbourne 8 May 13th-15th, 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 260 Netherlands Mr.R
10 Norway Norway Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee 247 Sweden Armada

Record progression

Super Smash Bros. Melee

This table lists the historical timeline of the records for the largest Melee tournament of all time.

Note: Due to a lack of data, records from 2003 and earlier remain unclear.

Dates held Tournament Entrants Winner Notes
March 3rd, 2003-July 10th, 2005 IVGF NorthWest Regionals ~151 USA Recipherus Due to the US's patchy Smash scene at the time, combined with an underdeveloped Internet, this is probably one of the earliest known records of a tournament with a large number of entrants. The exact number of entrants is also unclear, with claims of the entrant numbers being unsourced.
July 10th, 2005-July 13th, 2006 MELEE-FC3 186 USA Ken
July 13th-October 13th, 2006 MELEE-FC6 205 USA PC Chris
October 13th, 2006-July 12th, 2007 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 208 USA Azen
July 12th-August 24th, 2007 MELEE-FC Diamond 256 USA Mew2King
August 24th, 2007-July 10th, 2009 EVO World 2007 270 USA Ken
July 10th, 2009-January 16th, 2010 GENESIS 290 USA Mango Known as one of the first true international "supermajors."
January 16th, 2010-July 12th, 2013 Pound 4 347 USA Mango Remained unbeaten as the largest Melee tournament for three years; was the largest Melee tournament in the pre-EVO 2013 era.
July 12th, 2013-July 11th, 2014 EVO 2013 709 USA Mango Beat Pound 4's record with twice the amount of entrants. This tournament is considered the beginning of the Platinum Age, and despite an unprecedented number of entrants, it would be followed by even larger tournaments in the years to come.
July 11th, 2014-January 30th, 2015 EVO 2014 970 USA Mango
January 30th-July 17th, 2015 Apex 2015 1,037 USA PPMD First tournament to reach 1,000 entrants, and, since EVO 2013, the only non-EVO tournament to ever hold the record as the largest Melee tournament. However, due to the tournament's venue change, a significant number of players are suspected to have been unable to show up to the new venue. Thus, based on actual attendance, it is disputable whether Apex 2015 can be considered as holding the title of the largest Melee tournament of all time.
July 17th, 2015-July 15th, 2016 EVO 2015 1,869 Sweden Armada
July 15th, 2016-present EVO 2016 2,372 USA Hungrybox Current record holder; first Melee tournament to break 2,000 entrants.

See also

References

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