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Tournament:Bad Things Happening to Good People

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Bad Things Happening to Good People
Dates September 4th, 2021
Attendance 1,992
Pot size(s) $500
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners USA Hungrybox
Director(s) WhyDo, Grayola, L4st, Menace13

Bad Things Happening to Good People was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online tournament held on September 4th, 2021 by WhyDo. The tournament was single-elimination and all best of one sets. True to its name, it featured an unconventional joke ruleset that took full advantage of Ultimate's notorious online netcode, with no region locks, disqualifications for anyone who requested a lag test, and the option to gentleman to any game. The tournament prided itself as the first online Smash tournament with a vaccine mandate, maintained by the honor system. The Ultimate prize pool was $500 ($300 contributed by Panda), which entirely went to 1st place. A Rivals of Aether bracket with the same rules was held on September 5th, with a $300 prize pool contributed by the game's creator, Dan Fornace.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(1,992 entrants)
Top 64 Bracket
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png $500
2nd USA naitosharp JokerHeadSSBU.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.pngGanondorfHeadSSBU.png
3rd USA WaDi ROBHeadSSBU.pngBanjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
3rd Canada TrtrXIV HeroHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Pokelam VillagerHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
5th Ecuador Br1 AV SnakeHeadSSBU.png
5th UK MazeBeans Steve's stock icon.Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Justice MinMinHeadSSBU.png
9th UK Lucretio ROBHeadSSBU.png
9th France Freetox_ MinMinHeadSSBU.png
9th USA nalexander95 GanondorfHeadSSBU.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Amai7 DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Viridian YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Amari HeroHeadSSBU.pngThe random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
9th USA JX SnakeHeadSSBU.png
9th USA LMan PyraHeadSSBU.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBU.pngSteve's stock icon.
17th USA Angel RobinHeadSSBU.png
17th USA PkChris NessHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.pngThe random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
17th USA ATATA NessHeadSSBU.png
17th Australia Brog LuigiHeadSSBU.png
17th El Salvador Wolfen Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Gucki KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Mivics MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png
17th UK Lyto PalutenaHeadSSBU.pngThe random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
17th USA Bomus47 KingDededeHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Gatsby CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png
17th USA AT46 InklingHeadSSBU.pngPichuHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Avenue InklingHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
17th USA spcedst BowserHeadSSBU.png
17th USA SPARKLE HeroHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Minimaxify PikachuHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
17th USA triscuit Pac-ManHeadSSBU.pngBanjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Ataraxia MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
33rd Colombia jjcat00 SamusHeadSSBU.png
33rd Germany SdN IkeHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA The Golden Sorte ZeldaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Anthonreee BylethHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Plum YoshiHeadSSBU.png
33rd Mexico TJDJ PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA piko CloudHeadSSBU.pngCorrinHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Romeal MinMinHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA kagexice HeroHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA JeJaJeJa KirbyHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA WonderBread LittleMacHeadSSBU.png
33rd Brazil Berimbau Pac-ManHeadSSBU.pngBanjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Agera JokerHeadSSBU.pngInklingHeadSSBU.png
33rd Sweden Taoudi[1] MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Rebecce KingDededeHeadSSBU.png
33rd UK MayhemsMagic The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Dark Arm PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
33rd France Boya PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
33rd Mexico Magnolia WolfHeadSSBU.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png
33rd UK TooN Steve's stock icon.
33rd USA KingNoctis InklingHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Only MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png
33rd Australia MilkMeme DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA The Fan DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngMiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA bytefive MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada MaTA LucarioHeadSSBU.pngThe random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
33rd USA PK KingDededeHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
33rd UK WaterIsWet MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Jam PalutenaHeadSSBU.pngDaisyHeadSSBU.pngOlimarHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Miike3o1 The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.VillagerHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Malus GanondorfHeadSSBU.png
65th New Zealand Aluf KingDededeHeadSSBU.png
65th Honduras Echofire NessHeadSSBU.pngHeroHeadSSBU.png
65th USA AoS ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Middy Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
65th USA BassMage MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada iamTrigger YoshiHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Ramen God The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.LittleMacHeadSSBU.pngKingKRoolHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Big Mike MarthHeadSSBU.png
65th USA ConanK PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
65th Norway Crow BylethHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
65th UK MarcusThePerson Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Dalax MinMinHeadSSBU.pngTerryHeadSSBU.pngMewtwoHeadSSBU.png
65th USA LumiNavi LucasHeadSSBU.png
65th Germany NicoOHC PikachuHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Horse! NessHeadSSBU.pngBayonettaHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada tedz_ticklez Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
65th Italy Final Mix IsabelleHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Willy TerryHeadSSBU.png
65th Mexico Chief Beef MinMinHeadSSBU.pngSteve's stock icon.
65th Germany MN MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
65th Bolivia Perezoso Steve's stock icon.
65th France Ykseew WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
65th USA xylenes NessHeadSSBU.pngKingDededeHeadSSBU.png
65th USA GammaStar IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
65th USA sab_by DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngKingKRoolHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Requiem DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th UK ThStampStories TerryHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Metamayto HeroHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Hybrid? MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Archmage The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
65th USA Kirb Master BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
65th UK cereal The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.KenHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Peanut LittleMacHeadSSBU.png
65th UK MegsssGaming CloudHeadSSBU.pngBylethHeadSSBU.png
65th UK Woddo JokerHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th France Bac MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.pngFoxHeadSSBU.png
65th France Réhann LuigiHeadSSBU.png
65th USA DoritoBandito MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png
65th UK Coolkingz LinkHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Hyushi sama ZeldaHeadSSBU.png
65th Australia Goon RidleyHeadSSBU.png
65th UK Chiken2020 GreninjaHeadSSBU.pngKingKRoolHeadSSBU.png
65th UK vecc InklingHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.pngIncineroarHeadSSBU.png
65th USA TacTac HeroHeadSSBU.png
65th USA John Barrett Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
65th USA awert RidleyHeadSSBU.png
65th France Nocta PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngBowserHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Butterkix FalcoHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Zer0.exe PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
65th USA stone ChromHeadSSBU.png
65th France Keulaiment LucasHeadSSBU.png
65th USA TheTurtleKing IceClimbersHeadSSBU.pngROBHeadSSBU.png
65th Finland Geeni SnakeHeadSSBU.pngFoxHeadSSBU.png
65th Italy SamuR4y BylethHeadSSBU.pngKingKRoolHeadSSBU.pngKirbyHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Tonik HeroHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Phobingos RosalinaHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Jonathan G ROBHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.pngVillagerHeadSSBU.png
65th Norway ClassyDragon The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
65th USA IAN4 Life HeroHeadSSBU.png
65th USA ducc DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
65th USA BigToad32 MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Doolos LuigiHeadSSBU.png
65th USA AverageGh0st PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Greenix NessHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png

Notable tournament events[edit]

  • Among the non-Smash games and alternative methods that competitors used via the gentlemen clause to decide the winner of games were [2]
    • Clash Royale
    • Guilty Gear Strive
    • Rock-Paper-Scissors via chat
    • Letting the moderators vote on the winner
    • Guessing the number the opponent is thinking of
    • Flipping a coin
    • Numerous instances of negotiations, bribing and bartering
  • The winner of the tournament, Hungrybox, bribed his way through most of the bracket and only played 3 games. He ultimately won the tournament after accepting:
    • Protou's request to advertise Lancelot's Twitter handle for the duration of his tournament stream.
    • Middy's request to gentleman to one stock, Mr. Game & Watch Judge dittos, taking turns until a player died to a 9.
    • Magnolia's request to gentleman to four stocks with the Beastball item enabled.
    • ATATA's request to have Hungrybox's mother shout him out on Twitter.[3]
    • nalexander95's request for $50.
    • Br1 AV's request for $125 and a Twitter follow.
    • naitosharp's request for $300 and an appearance on Team Liquid's Hot Ones parody "Hot Juans."
  • On his way to third place, WaDi played all his matches with six of his fans occupying the spectator stands in his Battle Arena in an attempt to maximize lag. [4] He additionally played without a LAN adapter in[5] and opened so many tabs on his computer to strain his internet connection that he accidentally crashed his PC and stream for a short period of time.[6]


  • This event was the largest best of one Smash tournament of all time, as well as the first tournament with over 1,000 entrants to have every entrant seeded entirely algorithmically without any human discretion (based on winrate).


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