|Dates||April 2nd-3rd, 2016|
|Venue||Ritz-Carlton in Tyson's Corner|
|Address/City||Tysons Galleria, 1700 Tysons Blvd|
|Entry fees||Singles: $15|
|Pot size(s)||Melee singles: $13,995|
Melee doubles: $2,440
Smash 4 singles: $7,695
Smash 4 doubles: $2,240
Smash 64 singles: $1,605
Smash 64 doubles: $600
|winners|| SuPeRbOoMfAn 1v1|
SuPeRbOoMfAn & tacos 2v2
|winners|| Hungrybox 1v1|
Hungrybox & Plup 2v2
|winners|| Abadango 1v1|
Nairo & Koolaid 2v2
|Director(s)||Plank, Tantalus, Nintendude|
Pound 2016, also known as Pound VI, was the sixth main event in the Pound tournament series created by Plank, and the first major Pound tournament since Pound V in 2011. The event took place in McLean, Virginia from April 2-3, 2016. Tournaments were hosted by Plank in conjunction with Nintendude and TheTantalus, from the VGBootCamp team.
Plank, Pound 2016's tournament organizer, was the only tournament organizer featured on the Tournament Organizer Blacklist due to his inability to pay out players at Pound V in 2011. Plank has since been removed from the blacklist, after several players reported receiving payment from Pound V. Registration was officially opened on December 4th, 2015.
With ZeRo's absence from the Smash 4 event due to medical issues, Abadango won his first major American tournament using Mewtwo, a character generally considered to be mid tier at the time. Dabuz failed to make top eight while Nairo was eliminated early on at a disappointing 49th place, his worst placing at a major so far. Marss and Pink Fresh also notably placed 3rd and 7th, respectively. In the Melee event, Hungrybox took his third major in a row without dropping a set, losing only a single game to Mango in grand finals; Mango additionally fell to Hax in winners' semis, though he later ousted him in losers' finals. Swedish Delight and Laudandus both made unexpected top eight finishes while InfiniteNumbers placed 9th at his first-ever major, beating DJ Nintendo, Alex19, MacD, and Mike Haze; Axe and Westballz also suffered early losses, placing 25th and 33rd respectively.
(933 entrants, 2 rounds of pools)
Top 32 Bracket
(122 teams, 1 round of pools)
Top 16 Bracket
|1st||Hungrybox||Plup||$976.00 ($488.00 each)|
|2nd||PewPewU||SFAT||$488.00 ($244.00 each)|
|3rd||MacD||Westballz||$366.00 ($183.00 each)|
|4th||Swedish Delight||Slox||$244.00 ($122.00 each)|
|5th||DoH||Axe||$122.00 ($61.00 each)|
|5th||Milkman||Cyrain||$122.00 ($61.00 each)|
|7th||The Moon||DJ Nintendo||$61.00 ($30.50 each)|
|7th||Chillin||ChuDat||$61.00 ($30.50 each)|
Smash 4 singles
(513 entrants, 2 rounds of pools)
Top 16 Bracket
Smash 4 doubles
(112 teams, 1 round of pools)
Top 16 Bracket
|1st||Nairo||Koolaid||$896.00 ($448.00 each)|
|2nd||VoiD||NAKAT||$448.00 ($224.00 each)|
|3rd||Dabuz||Hyuga||$336.00 ($168.00 each)|
|4th||ESAM||MVD||$224.00 ($112.00 each)|
|5th||Mr.E||Will||$112.00 ($56.00 each)|
|5th||Larry Lurr||Zenyou||$112.00 ($56.00 each)|
|7th||Ally||Jbandrew||$56.00 ($28.00 each)|
|7th||aMSa||Mr.II||$56.00 ($28.00 each)|
Smash 64 singles
(107 entrants, 1 round of pools)
Top 32 Bracket
Smash 64 doubles
(30 teams, 1 round of pools)
Top 8 Bracket
|1st||SuPeRbOoMfAn||tacos||$300.00 ($150.00 each)|
|2nd||Nintendude||Firo||$150.00 ($75.00 each)|
|3rd||Bark Sanchez||Darkhorse||$90.00 ($45.00 each)|
|4th||Fireblaster||Revan||$60.00 ($30.00 each)|
|7th||Lord Narwhal||Dr. Lampy|
Melee character crew battle
(8 crews, single elimination bracket)
|Place||Crew||Captain||Team member||Team member||Team member||Earnings|
|1st||Team Fox||Chillin||Mango||SFAT||Colbol||$800.00 ($200.00 each)|
|2nd||Team Captain Falcon||Gahtzu||S2J||Wizzrobe||Gravy||$400.00 ($100.00 each)|
|3rd||Team Samus||HugS||Plup||Duck||ESAM||$200.00 ($50.00 each)|
|3rd||Team Jigglypuff||Hungrybox||Prince Abu||4%||Aglet||$200.00 ($50.00 each)|
|5th||Team Peach||MacD||Bladewise||lloD||Mafia||$100.00 ($25.00 each)|
|5th||Team Marth||PewPewU||The Moon||DruggedFox||SmashG0D||$100.00 ($25.00 each)|
|5th||Team Falco||Westballz||Axe||Zhu||Frootloop||$100.00 ($25.00 each)|
|5th||Team Ice Climbers||Nintendude||Wobbles||ChuDat||dizzkidboogie||$100.00 ($25.00 each)|
- The 512 player cap for Smash 4 was exceeded by 1 due to a player from the rewards shop being added after the cap had been hit.
- Pound 2016 stands as Nairo's worst placing in Smash 4, at 49th place.
- This was the first Smash 4 American major won by a Japanese player, Abadango.
- Pound 2016 Announced!. SmashBoards. Retrieved on 2015-12-15.
- Tournament Organizer Blacklist. SmashBoards. Retrieved on 2015-12-15.
- Important post. Plank. Retrieved on 2015-12-15.
- Registration and Pound V payment. Pound Series official twitter account. Retrieved on 2015-12-15.
- PPMD confirming Pound V payment. PPMD twitter account. Retrieved on 2015-12-15.
- HungryBox confirming Pound V payment. HungryBox twitter account. Retrieved on 2015-12-15.
|Main series||Pound · Pound 2 · Pound 3 · Pound 4 · Pound V · Pound 2016 · Pound Underground|
|Other events||Pound V.5|