Tournament:Smash 4 Boot Camp
|Smash 4 Boot Camp|
|Dates||December 7th-10th, 2017|
|Address/City||206 N 3rd St|
Las Vegas, Nevada
|winners|| Salem 1v1|
Tweek & MkLeo 2v2
Smash 4 Boot Camp was a national Super Smash Bros. for Wii U invitational tournament held on December 7th-10th, 2017. It was held at the Downtown Grand, had $10,000 in pot prizes, and was run by VGBootCamp. The invitational is similar to Smash Summit, a series of Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational tournaments with invited players as well as players nominated by Twitter and voted in.
These 10 players were invited by VGBootCamp:
- Larry Lurr
- Elegant (top non-invited finisher at GameTyrant Expo 2017)
- Marss (top non-invited finisher at The Big House 7)
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in the voting phase:
- Ally, Fatality, Samsora, & WaDi (November 14th)
- K9sbruce, ESAM, Nicko, & Abadango (November 15th)
- dekillsage & Captain L (November 16th)
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
Anyone ranked in the Panda Global Rankings v3 Top 50 and those who placed Top 64 (49th or better) at Super Smash Con 2017, GameTyrant Expo 2017, The Big House 7, or 2GGC: MkLeo Saga were eligible for voting. 152 players were eligible for voting, a few more than Smash Summit 5’s number of eligible players. The 16 with the most Twitter nominations progressed to the voting phase.
Out of the eligible players, there were 116 Americans, 21 Japanese, 8 Canadians, 4 Mexicans, a Dutch, an Ecuadorian, and a French.
- VoiD was unable to participate due to sickness so Pink Fresh replaced him.
- Choose your opponent’s character, Best of 1 two-stock game.
- You can’t pick the same character for your opponent for Round 2 that you picked for Round 1.
- Any character used before Round 3 can’t be picked for Round 3 or Finals. In Round 3, both players can turn on one item each on medium frequency.
- Every item chosen so far is still on. Finals are on Kalos Pokémon League with three stocks. The characters you picked is now your own character, by surprise. Both players can turn on one more item each on medium frequency.
- Cosmos and VoiD did not participate so Pink Fresh and GimR replaced them respectively
|1st||Goons||Nairo, ZeRo, Xzax, Marss|
|2nd||Espada||MkLeo, Salem, Mr.R, Light|
|3rd||Void||VoiD, Dabuz, Tweek, Cosmos|
|3rd||Respect the nut||Elegant, Larry Lurr, Peabnut, MVD|
- Smash 4 Boot Camp continued the trend from the Smash Summit series where exactly five Americans and one international player are voted in every time.
- As of this tournament, no player has competed at both a Melee Smash Summit event and a Smash 4 Boot Camp event. However, ESAM was both in Smash Summit 2 and made it to the second phase of voting of Smash 4 Boot Camp, and aMSa was both in Smash Summit 5 and eligible to be nominated for Smash 4 Boot Camp. ESAM ended up attending, but only as a VIP spectator and not a competitor.
- Larry Lurr defeated ZeRo 2-0 in Group B of pools, marking his first victory over ZeRo since 2GGT: Abadango Saga over a year prior. However, the results of this tournament are not included on the Panda Global Rankings.
- Marss also notably defeated Nairo in the Zero Suit Samus ditto, being the first player to do so. However, this tournament is not counted for the Panda Global Rankings said above.
- Smash 4 Boot Camp was ZeRo's last Smash Wii U tournament before his retirement in January 2018.