Tournament:Smash World Tour 2020
The Smash World Tour 2020 was a planned Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament circuit organized by the teams behind VGBootCamp and Super Smash Con. The circuit started on March 13th, 2020. Tournaments were to be held all over the world, with the finals being held in the United States and a combined pot total of over $250,000. The cut-off date was November 22nd, 2020 and the finals were going to be held on December 17th-20th, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most tournaments in the circuit, including all gold and platinum events, were put on hold. With the pandemic shutting down offline tournaments for the rest of the year, the circuit was effectively cancelled. Afterwards, Smash World Tour 2021 was announced on February 20th, 2021, with online qualifiers, offline regional qualifiers, and an offline finale.
The official ruleset will be used at all participating tournaments unless otherwise specified.
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 disease at time of the start of the tour caused a global pandemic where large gatherings and travel were discouraged. As a result, Smash World Tour released a statement on March 12th, 2020 detailing their measures to prevent the spread of the virus:
On April 1st, 2020, Smash World Tour released an update statement:
Almost all tournaments in the circuit during the pandemic period, including gold and platinum tiered events, were either postponed or cancelled:
List of tournaments
Scores are calculated based off of placements, with higher tiered events offering more points for a wider range of placements. The following factors into the final score:
Had the circuit not been cancelled, the top 31 players would then move on to the finals, with a Last Chance qualifier for the last slot.
Super Smash Bros. Melee standings
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate standings