Smash Summit Spring 2017
Smash Summit Spring 2017 was a national Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational tournament and the fourth installment of the Smash Summit tournament series, held on March 2nd-5th, 2017. Like previous Smash Summits, it was held at the Summit gaming house, a private residence house in Los Angeles, California, and was closed to the general public.
These 10 players were invited by Beyond The Summit:
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in the voting phase:
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
Anyone ranked in the top 70 of the 2016 SSBMRank was eligible to opt-in to the nomination phase.
Once again, four captains previously chosen by vote (Mango, Armada, Leffen and Mew2King) formed crews using the snake draft method. This time, however, four of the six casters (HomeMadeWaffles, Lovage, Toph, and Vish) were included on the teams as a donation incentive.
Unlike previous installments, the singles bracket was not decided by initial seeding but through four group stages in the GSL format, which is a four player double-elimination bracket without a grand final. The pool order was decided by the top four seeds (Armada, Hungrybox, Mango and Mew2King) who selected players in snake order.
Draft crew battle
(4 crews, single elimination bracket)
Low Tier Iron Man challenge
Each crew selected two players to participate in this single elimination event. Each player had 15 points with which to "buy" five different characters, forcing them to choose lower tiered characters.