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Tournament:MLG Anaheim 2014

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MLG Anaheim 2014
MLG Anaheim 2014 logo.jpg
Dates June 20th-22nd, 2014
Venue Anaheim Convention Center
Address/City 800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, California USA
Attendance 325
Entry fees $55 from March 14th to April 13th
$65 from April 14th to May 11th
$75 from May 12th to June 16th
$125 at Anaheim Check-In
Pot size(s) $15,000
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Mango 1v1
Sweden Armada & USA Mew2King 2v2
Organizer(s) Solid Jake, Major League Gaming

MLG Anaheim 2014 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee national tournament that featured the return of the Super Smash Bros. series to Major League Gaming tournaments, being the first time Super Smash Bros. was featured in the circuit since MLG Dallas 2010, and the first time Melee was featured in the circuit since MLG Las Vegas 2006. It also featured doubles and global crew battles. Super Smash Bros. Brawl was also supposed to be featured at the event, but was removed from the game lineup reportedly due to intervention from Nintendo.

Although this tournament held many entrants and featured matches with the best in the world, it was criticized by participants for being poorly run. The tournament organizers would often incorrectly dictate call times for matches, then call matches several minutes earlier than expected and disqualify players, such as PewPewU and Shroomed, into the losers' bracket who showed up at the original time. Only through massive social media intervention were the majority of the players allowed back into the winners' bracket. The organizers were also criticized for not allowing friendlies, even though there were several vacant setups, and discouraging spectating of tournament sets. On the stream, advertisements sometimes cut into matches, drawing further criticism from those viewing online.

The qualification system was criticized because it allowed perceived lesser players to qualify simply because they placed somewhat highly at many tournaments. Of the 25 players in the championship bracket, s0ft, Remen, and ZeRo were not ranked in the Summer 2014 SSBMRank list of top-25 players. ZeRo and s0ft both attended 5 of the 9 qualifiers, and Remen traveled to Japan and won Sumabato DX Melee 11, which had the weakest field of the qualifiers. Of the players who were on the Summer SSBMRank list, Fly Amanita (#9), SFAT (#11), KirbyKaze (#16), and Zhu (#21) failed to qualify for the championship. The top-25 players who didn't attend at all were Ice, Silent Wolf, JAVI, and Overtriforce.


Open bracket qualifier finalists[edit]

An open bracket was run at the event to determine the final 20 players, with the qualifiers before the event determining the players. [1]

Qualifier winners[edit]

All of these players automatically qualified by winning a qualifier.

Player Qualifier(s) won
USA Mew2King Shuffle V; Fighters' Edge; Pat's House 2
USA Hungrybox CEO 2014 Prologue
USA Mango WHOBO MLG; Get On My Level 2014
Netherlands Remen Sumabato DX Melee 11
Sweden Leffen Republic of Fighters 3

Point standings[edit]

These players did not win a qualifier, but still gained enough points to qualify.

Player Score Qualifier placings
Sweden Armada 4800 Republic of Fighters 3: 2nd
SKTAR 3: 4th
Chile ZeRo 3060 Shuffle V: 13th
Fighters' Edge: 5th
Pat's House 2: 17th
SKTAR 3: 9th
USA Hax 2800 WHOBO MLG: 2nd
SKTAR 3: 5th
Japan aMSa 2560 Sumabato DX Melee 11: 13th
Republic of Fighters 3: 3rd
USA Westballz 2320 Pat's House 2: 4th
SKTAR 3: 5th
USA s0ft 2240 CEO 2014 Prologue: 5th
Fighters' Edge: 4th
Get On My Level: 13th
SKTAR 3: 17th

Championship pool play[edit]

Each player within the same pool played each other in a best of 5 set. The remaining two spots in each pool was determined by the open bracket.

Championship Group A Championship Group B
Qualifier finalists
USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
USA PPMD FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png
USA s0ft JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Chile ZeRo FoxHeadSSBM.png
USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
Netherlands Remen FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
Open Winners' Bracket finalists
USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png USA Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png
USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png
Open Losers' Bracket finalists
USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png
USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
Match results
Group A Rounds 1-3
Sweden Leffen 1 3 USA Mew2King
USA Hax 3 0 USA s0ft
Netherlands Remen 1 3 USA PPMD
USA Mew2King 0 3 USA PPMD
Netherlands Remen 1 3 USA s0ft
Sweden Leffen 2 3 USA Hax
USA Mew2King 3 0 Netherlands Remen
Sweden Leffen 3 0 USA s0ft
Group A Rounds 4-5
USA PPMD 3 0 USA s0ft
USA Mew2King 3 1 USA Hax
Netherlands Remen 0 3 Sweden Leffen
USA Mew2King 3 0 USA s0ft
USA PPMD 2 3 Sweden Leffen
USA Hax 3 0 Netherlands Remen
Group A Other
USA Axe 3 1 USA Colbol
USA Mew2King 3 0 USA Colbol
USA Axe 3 1 USA Hax
USA Colbol 1 3 USA PPMD
USA Axe 3 2 USA Mew2King
Netherlands Remen 1 3 USA Colbol
USA Axe 1 3 Sweden Leffen
USA Colbol 1 3 Sweden Leffen
USA Axe 3 0 Netherlands Remen
USA Axe 3 0 USA s0ft
USA Colbol 3 1 USA s0ft
USA Hax 3 1 USA Colbol
Group B Rounds 1-3
USA Mango 3 0 Chile ZeRo
USA Hungrybox 0 3 Sweden Armada
Japan aMSa 2 3 USA Westballz
Japan aMSa 1 3 USA Mango
Chile ZeRo 1 3 Sweden Armada
USA Hungrybox 3 0 USA Westballz
USA Hungrybox 3 1 Chile ZeRo
USA Mango 0 3 USA Westballz
Sweden Armada 3 0 Japan aMSa
Group B Rounds 4-5
USA Westballz 0 3 Sweden Armada
USA Mango 3 2 USA Hungrybox
Japan aMSa 2 3 Chile ZeRo
Japan aMSa 0 3 USA Hungrybox
USA Westballz 3 0 Chile ZeRo
USA Mango 2 3 Sweden Armada
Group B Other
USA PewPewU 3 0 USA Westballz
USA PewPewU 3 0 USA Fiction
USA Fiction 0 3 Sweden Armada
USA Fiction 1 3 USA Hungrybox
Japan aMSa 2 3 USA Fiction
USA PewPewU 3 0 Chile ZeRo
USA PewPewU 0 3 Sweden Armada
USA PewPewU 0 3 USA Mango
USA PewPewU 0 3 USA Hungrybox
Japan aMSa 3 2 USA PewPewU
USA Mango 3 0 USA Fiction
USA Fiction 3 1 Chile ZeRo
USA Fiction 3 1 USA Westballz
Comparison of sets won and lost
Group A
Player PPMD Mew2King Leffen Axe Hax Colbol s0ft Remen Set count Game count
USA PPMD 3-0 2-3 3-2 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-1 6-1 20-8
USA Mew2King 0-3 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 5-2 17-8
Sweden Leffen 3-2 1-3 3-1 2-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 5-2 18-10
USA Axe 2-3 3-2 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 5-2 17-9
USA Hax 1-3 1-3 3-2 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 4-3 15-12
USA Colbol 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 3-1 3-1 2-5 9-17
USA s0ft 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 3-1 1-6 4-19
Netherlands Remen 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 0-7 3-21
Group B
Player Armada Mango Hungrybox PewPewU Fiction Westballz ZeRo aMSa Set count Game count
Sweden Armada 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 7-0 21-3
USA Mango 2-3 3-2 3-0 3-1 0-3 3-0 3-1 5-2 17-10
USA Hungrybox 0-3 2-3 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 5-2 17-8
USA PewPewU 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-3 3-4 11-12
USA Fiction 0-3 1-3 1-3 0-3 3-1 3-1 3-2 3-4 11-16
USA Westballz 0-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 1-3 3-0 3-2 3-4 10-14
Chile ZeRo 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 3-2 1-6 6-20
Japan aMSa 0-3 1-3 0-3 3-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 1-6 10-20


The singles tournament had a total of 325 entrants, with 313 players entering the open bracket coupled with the 12 players that qualified for pool play prior to the tournament.

Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(325 entrants)

Championship bracket[edit]

Winners bracket
Losers bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $5,000
2nd Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBM.png $3,000
3rd USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $2,250
4th USA PPMD FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png $1,750
5th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
5th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $1,000
7th USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png $500
7th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $500
9th USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA s0ft JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
17th Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
17th Netherlands Remen FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th Chile ZeRo FoxHeadSSBM.png

Open bracket[edit]

Winners bracket
Losers bracket

Place Name Character(s)
21st USA Ken MarthHeadSSBM.png
21st USA Zhu FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
21st USA Lil Fumi FoxHeadSSBM.png
21st USA OkamiBW SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA ARC MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th Mexico Eddy Mexico LuigiHeadSSBM.png
25th USA DEHF FalcoHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.png
29th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
29th USA Blea Gelo LuigiHeadSSBM.png
29th USA Zanguzen FalcoHeadSSBM.png
29th USA Fly Amanita IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
29th USA KoreanDJ SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
29th USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png
29th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
29th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Alex19 FoxHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Dudutsai JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Connor FoxHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Bizzarro Flame GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Berto FalcoHeadSSBM.png
37th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Mojo FoxHeadSSBM.png
45th Canada Idea JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Kuma JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
45th USA DoH PeachHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
45th USA ROFL LuigiHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Alan SheikHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Tai MarthHeadSSBM.png
45th USA HugS SamusHeadSSBM.png
45th USA A Rookie MarioHeadSSBM.png
45th USA PikaChad PikachuHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Juggleguy CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Khepri CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Tafokints SheikHeadSSBM.png
45th USA HomeMadeWaffles FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
45th USA Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles (side event)[edit]

(43 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
4th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png
7th USA DoH PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png


East Coast vs. West Coast crew battle[edit]

An East vs. West Coast crew battle was held at the event at the end of Friday. Note that players (with the exception of DoH) represented the coast that they are originally from, regardless of them having moved or not. [2]

The results of the crew battle are tabulated below. West Coast ended up winning the crew battle by 5 stocks. Mango was named MVP of the crew battle for taking eight stocks off of three of the best players in the world (PPMD, Mew2King, and Hungrybox). The East Coast was widely criticized for sending Hungrybox's Jigglypuff to fight Mango's Fox.

EC Player Character Stocks Taken WC Player Character Stocks Taken
Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png 4 Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png 3
Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png 4 SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png 4
Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png 3 Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png 6
Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png 4 Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png 3
Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.png 5 Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3
PPMD FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3 Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png 8
Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 3 S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 4
ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png 4 MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png 4
Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 2 Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png 5
DoH PeachHeadSSBM.png 3
Total 35 Total 40

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