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This is a list of the largest Smash tournaments in history based on the number of confirmed entrants for each event. It includes the top 30 largest Smash tournaments over any game in the series, as well as listings for each individual game separately (including the Project M mod). Online tournaments and pre-release window tournaments are not included.

The record for largest Smash tournament is currently held by EVO 2019, with 3,534 entrants for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Overall[edit]

Rank Name Game Date Entrants Winner
1 EVO 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate August 2nd-4th, 2019 3,534 Mexico MkLeo
2 Super Smash Con 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate August 8th-11th, 2019 2,708 Mexico MkLeo
3 EVO 2016 [1] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U July 15th-17th, 2016 2,662 Canada Ally
4 Super Smash Con 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate August 10th-13th, 2023 2,607 Japan acola
5 Super Smash Con 2022 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate August 11th-14th, 2022 2,388 USA Onin
6 EVO 2016 [1] Super Smash Bros. Melee July 15th-17th, 2016 2,372 USA Hungrybox
7 GENESIS 6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate February 1st-3rd, 2019 2,105 Mexico MkLeo
8 Kagaribi 12 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate May 5th-6th, 2024 2,030 Japan Miya
9 GENESIS 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate April 15th-17th, 2022 1,959 Mexico MkLeo
10 EVO 2015 [2] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U July 17th-19th, 2015 1,926 Chile ZeRo
11 EVO 2015 [2] Super Smash Bros. Melee July 17th-19th, 2015 1,869 Sweden Armada
12 GENESIS 3 Super Smash Bros. Melee January 15th-17th, 2016 1,828 Sweden Armada
13 EVO Japan 2020 [3] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate January 24th-26th, 2020 1,819 Japan Shuton
14 GENESIS 4 Super Smash Bros. Melee January 20th-22nd, 2017 1,704 Sweden Armada
15 GENESIS 7 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate January 24th-26th, 2020 1,699 USA Marss
16 Smash 'N' Splash 5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 1,610 Mexico MkLeo
17 The Big House 6 Super Smash Bros. Melee October 7th-9th, 2016 1,563 USA Mango
18 GENESIS 8 Super Smash Bros. Melee April 15th-17th, 2022 1,552 USA Zain
19 GENESIS X Super Smash Bros. Melee February 16th-18th, 2024 1,541 USA Cody Schwab
20 Super Smash Con 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U August 10th-13th, 2017 1,531 USA Nairo
21 The Big House 7 Super Smash Bros. Melee October 6th-8th, 2017 1,522 USA Hungrybox
22 EVO 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U July 14th-16th, 2017 1,508 USA Salem
23 GENESIS X Super Smash Bros. Ultimate February 16th-18th, 2024 1,504 USA Zomba
24 Kagaribi 11 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate October 7th-8th, 2023 1,472 Japan Miya
25 EVO 2017 Super Smash Bros. Melee July 14th-16th, 2017 1,428 Sweden Armada
26 Super Smash Con 2018 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U August 9th-12th, 2018 1,379 Mexico MkLeo
27 GENESIS 5 Super Smash Bros. Melee January 19th-21st, 2018 1,359 USA Plup
28 EVO 2018 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U August 3rd-5th, 2018 1,358 USA Lima
29 EVO 2018 Super Smash Bros. Melee August 3rd-5th, 2018 1,353 Sweden Leffen
30 Tera Super Smash Bros. Ultimate September 1st-3rd, 2023 1,348 France Glutonny

By game[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 3,534 Mexico MkLeo
2 Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 2,708 Mexico MkLeo
3 Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 2,607 Japan acola
4 Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 2,388 USA Onin
5 GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 2,105 Mexico MkLeo
6 Kagaribi 12 May 5th-6th, 2024 2,030 Japan Miya
7 GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 1,959 Mexico MkLeo
8 EVO Japan 2020 January 24th-26th, 2020 1,819 Japan Shuton
9 GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 1,699 USA Marss
10 Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 1,610 Mexico MkLeo
11 GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 1,505 USA Zomba
12 Kagaribi 11 October 7th-8th, 2023 1,472 Japan Miya
13 Tera September 1st-3rd, 2023 1,348 France Glutonny
14 Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 1,280 Mexico MkLeo
15 Umebura SP 10 January 6th-8th, 2024 1,275 Japan acola

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

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 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 1,379 Mexico MkLeo
6 EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 1,355 USA Lima
7 Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 1,272 USA Nairo
8 GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 1,096 Chile ZeRo
9 GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 1,012 Mexico MkLeo
10 CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 906 USA ANTi
11 Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 866 USA Dabuz
12 Apex 2015 [4] January 30th-February 1st, 2015 837 Chile ZeRo
13 2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 780 USA Tweek
14 The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 777 Chile ZeRo
15 EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 757 Mexico MkLeo

All tournaments listed above are for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, due to the Wii U version being heavily favored for competitive play. Listings for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS are not displayed separately due to the two games sharing a tournament scene.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 Apex 2012[5] 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[6] August 30th, 2008 303 USA DSF
5 GENESIS[7] July 10th-12th, 2009 292 Canada Ally
6 Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 269 USA Larry Lurr
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[edit]

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 January 15th-17th, 2016 1,828 Sweden Armada
4 GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 1,704 Sweden Armada
5 The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 1,563 USA Mango
6 GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 1,552 USA Zain
7 GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 1,541 USA Cody Schwab
8 The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 1,522 USA Hungrybox
9 EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 1,428 Sweden Armada
10 GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 1,359 USA Plup
11 EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 1,353 Sweden Leffen
12 The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 1,317 Sweden Armada
13 GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 1,253 USA Jmook
14 Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 1,156 USA Hungrybox
15 GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 1,113 USA Hungrybox

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 314 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
2 Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 275 Japan kysk
3 Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 260 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
4 Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 256 Japan Fukurou
5 Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 255 USA Isai
6 Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 252 Japan Kurabba
7 GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 238 Japan wario
8 Apex 2015 [8] January 30th-February 1st, 2015 188 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
9 GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 185 Peru Alvin
10 Apex 2014 [9] January 17th-19th, 2014 157 USA Isai

Project M[edit]

Rank Name Date Entrants Winner
1 The Even Bigger Balc July 6th-8th, 2018 427 USA ThundeRzReiGN
2 Paragon Los Angeles 2015 [10] September 5th-6th, 2015 405 USA MrLz
3 Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 392 USA Malachi
4 Apex 2014 [11] January 17th-19th, 2014 382 Sweden Armada
5 The Bigger Balc May 27th-28th, 2017 372 USA ThundeRzReiGN
6 Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 352 USA Lunchables
7 The Big House 4 [12] October 4th-5th, 2014 333 Chile ZeRo
8 Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 319 USA Switch
9 Heir II the Throne [13] August 14th-16th, 2015 257 UK Professor Pro
10 SKTAR 3 [14] May 31st-June 1st, 2014 256 USA Emukiller

By year[edit]

Overall[edit]

This table lists the records for the largest Smash tournament of each year.

Note: Due to a lack of verifiable data, records from 2003 and earlier remain unclear, so those years are excluded from this list.

Year Name Game Entrants Winner
2024 Kagaribi 12 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2,030 Japan Miya
2023 Super Smash Con 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2,607 Japan acola
2022 Super Smash Con 2022 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2,388 USA Onin
2021 Low Tide City 2021 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1,101 Mexico MkLeo
2020 EVO Japan 2020 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1,819 Japan Shuton
2019 EVO 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3,534 Mexico MkLeo
2018 Super Smash Con 2018 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1,378 Mexico MkLeo
2017 GENESIS 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 [15] Super Smash Bros. Melee 970 USA Mango
2013 EVO 2013 [16] Super Smash Bros. Melee 709 USA Mango
2012 Apex 2012 [5] 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 [7] Super Smash Bros. Brawl 292 Canada Ally
2008 AxisGaming [6] 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

Split by game[edit]

This table lists the records for the largest tournament for every Smash game of each year.

Note: Due to a lack of verifiable data, records from 2003 and earlier remain unclear, so those years are excluded from this list.

Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Year Name # Winner Name # Winner Name # Winner
2024 GENESIS X 66 USA Shihman GENESIS X 1,541 USA Cody Schwab GENESIS X 71 USA Player-1
2023 Super Smash Con 2023 255 USA Isai GENESIS 9 1,253 USA Jmook Super Smash Con 2023 223 USA 686M
2022 Super Smash Con 2022 252 Japan Kurabba GENESIS 8 1,552 USA Zain Super Smash Con 2022 177 USA 686M
2021 Super Smash Con: Fall Fest 73 USA Josh Brody Riptide 738 USA iBDW Super Smash Con: Fall Fest 57 USA 686M
2020 GENESIS 7 64 USA Shihman GENESIS 7 1,110 USA Zain CEO Dreamland 2020 32 USA Player-1
2019 Super Smash Con 2019 275 Japan kysk GENESIS 6 1,113 USA Hungrybox Super Smash Con 2019 184 USA ANTi
2018 Super Smash Con 2018 260 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn GENESIS 5 1,365 USA Plup Super Smash Con 2018 169 USA Nairo
2017 Super Smash Con 2017 256 Japan Fukurou GENESIS 4 1,704 Sweden Armada Super Smash Con 2017 182 USA Nairo
2016 Super Smash Con 2016 314 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn EVO 2016 2,372 USA Hungrybox Super Smash Con 2016 151 USA Vinnie
2015 Apex 2015 188 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn EVO 2015 1,869 Sweden Armada Apex 2015 176 Canada Ally
2014 Apex 2014 157 USA Isai EVO 2014 970 USA Mango Apex 2014 370 USA Nairo
2013 Kanto 2013 125 Japan Jouske EVO 2013 709 USA Mango Apex 2013 338 USA Salem
2012 Kanto 2012 120 Japan Jouske Apex 2012 318 Sweden Armada Apex 2012 400 Japan Otori
2011 Kanto 2011 140 Japan Kikoushi Pound V 243 USA PPMD GENESIS 2 197 USA Mew2King
2010 Osaka University 2010 100 Japan Ruoka Dancho Pound 4 347 USA Mango Apex 2010 269 USA Larry Lurr
2009 Kanto 2009 ? Japan Jouske GENESIS 290 USA Mango GENESIS 292 Canada Ally
2008 2nd Kansai 57 Japan Tatsuman Epita Smash Arena 2 231 Netherlands Amsah AxisGaming 303 USA DSF
2007 FC Diamond 64 USA Isai EVO World 2007 270 USA Ken
2006 Kanto 2006 ? Japan Tatsuman MLG New York Playoffs 2006 208 USA Azen
2005 ? ? ? MELEE-FC3 186 USA Ken
2004 ? ? ? Tournament Go 6 112 USA Azen
Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Project M
Year Name # Winner Name # Winner Name # Winner
2024 Say Your Prayers 3 32 Canada Blacktwins13 Kagaribi 12 2,030 Japan Miya The Bigger Mile High Club 134 USA SipMastah
2023 Super Smash Con 2023 344 Canada Mistake Super Smash Con 2023 2,607 Japan acola Mile High Club 113 Canada Rongunshu
2022 Super Smash Con 2022 384 Canada Mistake Super Smash Con 2022 2,388 USA Onin Undertow 2022 116 Canada Rongunshu
2021 Super Smash Con: Fall Fest 119 Canada Mistake Low Tide City 2021 1,101 Mexico MkLeo Undertow 193 USA The Doctor
2020 CEO Dreamland 2020 49 USA MVD EVO Japan 2020 1,819 Japan Shuton Tripoint Smash 100 100 USA Morsecode762
2019 Super Smash Con 2019 462 USA Dabuz EVO 2019 3,534 Mexico MkLeo Smash 'N' Splash 5 392 USA Malachi
2018 Super Smash Con 2018 1,378 Mexico MKLeo Umebura SP 745 Japan Shuton The Even Bigger Balc 427 USA ThundeRzReiGN
2017 Super Smash Con 2017 1,531 USA Nairo The Bigger Balc 372 USA ThundeRzReiGN
2016 EVO 2016 2,662 Canada Ally Smash 'N' Splash 2 234 USA MrLz
2015 EVO 2015 1,926 Chile ZeRo Paragon Los Angeles 2015 405 USA MrLz
2014 Double Vegas Down Attack 5 220 Chile ZeRo Apex 2014 382 Sweden Armada
2013 The Big House 3 90 USA Kirk
2012 MELEE-FC10R Legacy 106 USA Hungrybox
2011 GENESIS 2 52 Canada Kage

By country[edit]

Rank Country Tournament Date Game Attendance Winner
1 USA United States EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3,534 Mexico MkLeo
2 Japan Japan Kagaribi 12 May 5th-6th, 2024 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2,030 Japan Miya
3 France France Tera September 1st-3rd, 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1,348 France Glutonny
4 UK United Kingdom Albion 4 July 6th-7th, 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 896 France Glutonny
5 Canada Canada Get On My Level 2023 July 21st-23rd, 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 877 Dominican Republic Sonix
6 Mexico Mexico S Factor 11 July 13th-14th, 2024 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 816 Guatemala ShinyMark
7 Netherlands Netherlands Syndicate 2019 October 25th-27th, 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 640 France Glutonny
8 Austria Austria VCA 2021 November 20th-21st, 2021 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 512 UK Peli
9 Spain Spain Tech Republic VI November 18th-20th, 2022 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 418 UK Luugi
10 Sweden Sweden B.E.A.S.T 6 February 19th-21st, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee 410 Sweden Armada
11 Germany Germany NRW Cup - Rise of Germany April 20th-21st, 2024 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 396 Germany Tarik
12 Italy Italy ICARUS 2023 June 3rd-4th, 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 390 France Glutonny
13 Australia Australia Battle Arena Melbourne 12 May 13th-15th, 2022 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 343 Australia Jdizzle
14 India India The Versus Festival May 19th, 2024 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 324 UAE Sui
15 Denmark Denmark Valhalla III January 9th-13th, 2020 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 303 France Glutonny
16 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Claro Gaming 2023 October 14th-15th, 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 291 Dominican Republic Sonix
17 El Salvador El Salvador Smash Legends 4 October 13th-15th, 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 268 Mexico Sparg0
18 Norway Norway Eclipse 2 October 21st-23rd, 2016 Super Smash Bros. Melee 247 Sweden Armada
19 Chile Chile Zenkoku Taikai 2 August 12th-13th, 2023 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 202 Chile Peppa
20 Philippines Philippines REV Major 2019 September 28th-29th, 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 187 South Korea JJROCKETS

Record progression[edit]

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Overall[edit]

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

Note: Due to a lack of verifiable data, records from 2003 and earlier remain unclear. Notably, there are claims that IVGF NorthWest Regionals had 151 entrants, which would have made it the largest Smash tournament until MELEE-FC3, but due to the lack of definitive sources to verify that number, it is excluded from this list. Tournament Go 4 and Tournament Go 5 could have each also possibly held the record for largest Smash tournament in their time with their purported entrant count of up to around 90, but they remain similarly excluded from this list for their exact attendance being unverifiable.

Dates held Tournament Game Entrants Winner Notes
January 10th-July 9th, 2004 Game Over Super Smash Bros. Melee 85 USA Ken While there were possibly larger tournaments before Game Over, this is the first tournament of a major-level scale to have a verified exact entrant count. It was the first major tournament with all items turned off.
July 9th-August 21st, 2004 MELEE-FC1 Super Smash Bros. Melee 98 USA Ken
August 21st, 2004-January 15th, 2005 Tournament Go 6 Super Smash Bros. Melee 112 USA Ken The first tournament to have verifiably exceeded 100 entrants.
January 15th-July 10th, 2005 MOAST 3 Super Smash Bros. Melee 128 USA Isai
July 10th, 2005-July 13th, 2006 MELEE-FC3 Super Smash Bros. Melee 186 USA Ken
July 13th-October 13th, 2006 MELEE-FC6 Super Smash Bros. Melee 205 USA PC Chris
October 13th, 2006-July 12th, 2007 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 Super Smash Bros. Melee 208 USA Azen Beat the record for the largest Smash tournament overall by the smallest margin, at just 3 more entrants than Melee at MELEE-FC6.
July 12th-August 24th, 2007 MELEE-FC Diamond Super Smash Bros. Melee 256 USA Mew2King
August 24th, 2007-August 30th, 2008 EVO World 2007 Super Smash Bros. Melee 270 USA Ken Fastest to beat the record for the largest Smash tournament overall at 41 days after MELEE-FC Diamond.
August 30th, 2008-January 16th, 2010 AxisGaming Super Smash Bros. Brawl 303 USA DSF First time a game other than Melee has beaten the record for the largest Smash tournament overall. Largest Smash tournament of the 2000s.
January 16th, 2010-January 6th, 2012 Pound 4 Super Smash Bros. Melee 347 USA Mango Largest Melee tournament in the pre-EVO 2013 era.
January 6th, 2012-July 12th, 2013 Apex 2012 Super Smash Bros. Brawl 400 Japan Otori Current record holder for the largest Brawl tournament.
July 12th, 2013-July 11th, 2014 EVO 2013 Super Smash Bros. Melee 709 USA Mango 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 Super Smash Bros. Melee 970 USA Mango
January 30th-July 17th, 2015 Apex 2015 Super Smash Bros. Melee 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 Smash tournament overall. 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 Smash tournament of all time. It would also break the record for the largest tournament in the most Smash games at three: Smash 64, Melee, and Smash Wii U.
July 17th, 2015-July 15th, 2016 EVO 2015 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1,926 Chile ZeRo Beat the record for the largest Smash tournament overall by the largest margin, at 889 more entrants than Melee at Apex 2015. It was the largest tournament before DLC fighters finished releasing in Smash Wii U.
July 15th, 2016-August 2nd, 2019 EVO 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2,662 Canada Ally Current record holder for the largest Smash 4 tournament. It was the first Smash tournament to break 2,000 entrants, along with Melee at the same event.
August 2nd, 2019-present EVO 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3,534 Mexico MkLeo Current record holder for the largest Smash tournament of all time, and currently the largest Ultimate tournament. It was the first Smash tournament to break 3,000 entrants. It has held the record for the largest Smash tournament overall for the longest time. It was the largest tournament before DLC fighters finished releasing in Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

This table lists the historical timeline of the records for the largest Smash 64 tournament of all time.

Dates held Tournament Entrants Winner Notes
November 6th, 2010-March 19th, 2011 Osaka University 2010 100 Japan Ruoka Dancho First Smash 64 tournament to reach 100 entrants.
March 19th-August 28th, 2011 Kansai 2011 110 Japan Moyashi
August 28th, 2011-January 17th, 2014 Kanto 2011 140 Japan Kikoushi
January 17th, 2014-January 30th, 2015 Apex 2014 157 USA Isai
January 30th, 2015-January 15th, 2016 Apex 2015 188 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn 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, and Smash 64 had 68 DQs. Thus, based on actual attendance, it is disputable whether Apex 2015 can be considered as holding the title of the largest Smash 64 tournament of all time. It would also break the record for the largest tournament in the most Smash games at three: Smash 64, Melee, and Smash Wii U.
January 15th-August 11th, 2016 GENESIS 3 238 Japan wario
August 11th, 2016-present Super Smash Con 2016 314 Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn Current record holder, and beat the record for the largest Smash 64 tournament by the largest margin at 76 more than GENESIS 3. It has held the record for the longest time in Smash 64.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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

Note: Due to a lack of verifiable data, records from 2003 and earlier remain unclear. Notably, there are claims that IVGF NorthWest Regionals had 151 entrants, which would have made it the largest Melee tournament until MELEE-FC3, but due to the lack of definitive sources to verify that number, it is excluded from this list. Tournament Go 4 and Tournament Go 5 could have each also possibly held the record for largest Melee tournament in their time with their purported entrant count of up to around 90, but they remain similarly excluded from this list for their exact attendance being unverifiable.

Dates held Tournament Entrants Winner Notes
January 10th-July 9th, 2004 Game Over 85 USA Ken While there were possibly larger tournaments before Game Over, this is the first tournament of a major-level scale to have a verified exact entrant count. It was the first major tournament with all items turned off.
July 9th-August 21st, 2004 MELEE-FC1 98 USA Ken
August 21st, 2004-January 15th, 2005 Tournament Go 6 112 USA Ken The first tournament to have verifiably exceeded 100 entrants.
January 15th-July 10th, 2005 MOAST 3 128 USA Isai
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 Beat the record for the largest Melee tournament by the smallest margin, at just 3 more entrants than MELEE-FC6, which is also the smallest margin for a record for a largest Smash tournament out of any Smash game overall.
July 12th-August 24th, 2007 MELEE-FC Diamond 256 USA Mew2King
August 24th, 2007-July 10th, 2009 EVO World 2007 270 USA Ken Fastest to beat the record for the largest Melee tournament at 41 days after MELEE-FC Diamond. Largest pre-Brawl tournament.
July 10th, 2009-January 16th, 2010 GENESIS 290 USA Mango Known as one of the first true international "supermajors". Largest Melee tournament of the 2000s.
January 16th, 2010-July 12th, 2013 Pound 4 347 USA Mango Remained unbeaten as the largest Melee tournament for three and a half 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 Largest pre-Smash 4 tournament.
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. It would also break the record for the largest tournament in the most Smash games at three: Smash 64, Melee, and Smash Wii U.
July 17th, 2015-July 15th, 2016 EVO 2015 1,869 Sweden Armada Beat the record for the largest Melee tournament by the largest margin, at 832 more entrants than Apex 2015.
July 15th, 2016-present EVO 2016 2,372 USA Hungrybox Current record holder, first Melee tournament to break 2,000 entrants, and has held the record for the largest Melee tournament for the longest time.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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

Dates held Tournament Entrants Winner Notes
May 18th-August 30th, 2008 UCLA VI: A New Hope 192 USA Futile First Brawl tournament to reach 100 entrants.
August 30th, 2008-January 6th, 2012 AxisGaming 303 USA DSF Held the record for the largest Brawl tournament for three years, and beat the record by the largest margin at 111 more entrants than UCLA VI: A New Hope. It beat the record for the largest Smash tournament overall, beating 270 entrants for Melee at EVO World 2007. Largest Smash tournament of the 2000s.
January 6th, 2012-present Apex 2012 400 Japan Otori Current record holder, and the only record for the largest Brawl tournament set outside of 2008. It beat the record for the largest Smash tournament overall, beating 347 entrants for Melee at Pound 4. Because no Brawl tournament has beaten the record since, it has held the record for the largest tournament for the longest out of Brawl or any Smash game overall.

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

This table lists the historical timeline of the records for the largest Smash 4 tournament of all time.

Dates held Tournament Version Entrants Winner Notes
September 23rd-October 12th, 2014 Umebura 8 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 170 Japan Nietono First Smash 4 tournament to reach 100 entrants.
October 12th-December 22nd, 2014 Umebura 9 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 192 Japan Choco Last Smash 3DS tournament to hold the record for the largest Smash 4 tournament, and has beaten the record by the smallest margin at 22 more entrants than Umebura 8.
December 22nd, 2014-January 17th, 2015 Double Vegas Down Attack 5 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 220 Chile ZeRo First tournament to beat the Smash 4 record on the Wii U version, and no Smash 3DS tournament has beaten the record since.
January 17th-30th, 2015 Final Battle Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 252 Chile ZeRo
January 30th-July 17th, 2015 Apex 2015 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 837 Chile ZeRo Fastest to beat the record for the largest Smash 4 tournament at just 13 days after Final Battle. 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, and Smash 4 had 103 DQs. If it was the largest tournament in both Smash 64 and Melee, it would break the record for the largest tournament in the most Smash games at three: Smash 64, Melee, and Smash Wii U. It would also have more than triple the attendants than Final Battle. It was the largest tournament before DLC fighters were added.
July 17th, 2015-July 15th, 2016 EVO 2015 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1,926 Chile ZeRo First Smash 4 tournament to reach 1,000 entrants; has beaten the record by the largest margin out of any largest Smash tournament record at 1,089 more entrants than Apex 2015, which is more than twice the entrants. It beat the record for the largest Smash tournament overall, beating 1,037 entrants for Melee at Apex 2015 and 1,826 entrants for Melee at EVO 2015, the same event. It was the largest tournament before DLC fighters finished releasing.
July 15th, 2016-present EVO 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2,662 Canada Ally Current record holder. It was the first Smash 4 tournament to break 2,000 entrants. It has held the record for the longest time in Smash 4.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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

Dates held Tournament Entrants Winner Notes
December 8th-15th, 2018 SLGC Smash Ultimate Release Tournament 243 USA VaLoR This is by far the fastest a Smash game has had a tournament with 100 entrants or more post-release, only a day after its launch on December 7th, 2018.
December 15th, 2018 Don't Park on the Grass 2018 581 USA MVD With Umebura SP starting just one day after Don't Park on the Grass 2018 on the following day, this is the shortest documented time a tournament has held the record for the largest Smash tournament out of any game.
December 16th, 2018-February 1st, 2019 Umebura SP 745 Japan Shuton The first Ultimate major, and largest tournament before any DLC fighters released. The event held the record for the largest one-day tournament in Smash history, before being surpassed by Umebura SP 6 ten months later.
February 1st, 2019-August 2nd, 2019 GENESIS 6 2,105 Mexico MkLeo The first Ultimate supermajor, the first Ultimate tournament to reach 1,000 entrants, and the first to reach 2,000 entrants, making it the first time a thousand milestone has been skipped in any Smash game.
August 2nd, 2019-present EVO 2019 3,534 Mexico MkLeo Current record holder, and currently the largest Smash tournament of all time. It was the first Smash tournament to break 3,000 entrants. EVO 2019 also broke the record by the largest margin out of any largest Smash tournament record, with over 1,300 more than the last record. It has held the record for the largest Ultimate tournament for the longest time, coincidentally passing GENESIS 6 on the same day one year after GENESIS 6 was held. It has also held the record for the largest Smash tournament in the series overall for the longest time. It was the largest tournament before DLC fighters finished releasing.

Project M[edit]

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

Dates held Tournament Entrants Winner Notes
August 12th, 2012-January 17th, 2014 MELEE-FC10R Legacy 106 USA Hungrybox First Project M tournament to reach 100 entrants, and one of the first national Project M tournaments. Largest tournament pre-v3.0, which was the patch that ended the "Demo" development and completed the Brawl roster.
January 17th, 2014-September 5th, 2015 Apex 2014 382 Sweden Armada Beat the record for the largest Project M tournament by the largest margin, at 276 more entrants than MELEE-FC10R Legacy, tripling the entrants. Largest pre-Smash 4 tournament.
September 5th, 2015-July 6th, 2018 Paragon Los Angeles 2015 405 USA MrLz Largest tournament before development on Project M finished.
July 6th, 2018-present The Even Bigger Balc 427 USA ThundeRzReiGN Beat the record for the largest Project M tournament by the smallest margin, at 22 more entrants than Paragon Los Angeles 2015. It has held the record for the longest time in Project M. Largest tournament before Project+ became the community standard.

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References[edit]

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