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Tournament:Battle of BC 5

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Battle of BC 5
BoBC 5.png
Dates May 19th-21st, 2023
Venue Vancouver Convention Centre
Address/City 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Attendance 1,014
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Cody Schwab 1v1
USA Jmook & USA Cody Schwab 2v2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winners Canada Captain L
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Mexico Sparg0 1v1
Mexico MKBigBoss & Mexico MkLeo 2v2
Organizer(s) Dhir, Cube, Samuel

Battle of BC 5 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate supermajor held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from May 19th-21st, 2023. The tournament is currently the largest tournament in Canada in terms of top-level talent, with 8 of the SSBMRank 2022's top 10 players and 17 out of OrionRank 2022's top 20 players in attendance. The tournament was the international debut of Yoshidora, Neo, Yaura, Ryuoh, and Luugi, as well as Inngenn's first open bracket tournament in North America. The event also ran side events for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Tournament summary[edit]


The tournament was the first Canadian tournament to reach the "Premier" tier on the UltRank 2023 - the highest tournament tier on the ranking - as well as the third tournament to reach it that season. However, the tournament's tier was threatened following the dropouts of several high-profile players, most notably Sonix - who could not obtain a Canadian visa in time.[1] - and Cosmos - who did not realize his pool started on Friday;[2] the dropouts initially dropped the tournament under the Premier tier threshold. The tournament's "Premier" status was ultimately saved thanks to #58 seed Armadillo's performance, as he upset #10 seed Shuton 3-0 (upset factor 5) en route to a 9th-place finish. This placement initially gave Armadillo a player point value of 50 on UltRank 2023, which bumped the tournament's score over the Premier tier threshold.

Aside from Armadillo, other notable runs include ones from #20 seed Zomba and #15 seed Kameme. In regards to the former, although he struggled against the Aegis throughout 2022, Zomba upset #4 seed MkLeo's Aegis 3-1 (upset factor 5); the subsequent confrontation on Twitter sparked beef between the two players that would carry over to their next supermajor appearance. Zomba also defeated #3 seed Tweek (upset factor 6) prior to Top 8, marking Zomba's first victory over Tweek outside of weeklies and eliminating Tweek at 9th. Ultimately, Zomba placed 7th, his first Top 8 finish at a North American supermajor in 2023 after falling just short of it at his previous few. In regards to the latter, kameme was initially sent to the Loser's bracket by MuteAce, but then went on a long Loser's run, eliminating many players along his way, including MkLeo at 13th, which marked the first time MkLeo placed in the double digits at a North American major; and #5 seed Miya at 5th (upset factor 4). Kameme ultimately finished 4th, tying his run at Umebura SP 9 as his best performance at a supermajor since his character swap.

Finally, this tournament further widened the gap between the season's top 2 players - acola and Sparg0 - and the rest of the season's top 5, as both players ultimately met each other in both Winner's Finals and Grand Finals. However, acola continued to struggle against Sparg0, choosing to use the Aegis and Donkey Kong in both sets instead of his main Steve. Sparg0 ultimately defeated acola 3-1 in Winner's Finals and 3-0 in Grand Finals, securing his second premier victory of the UltRank 2023 season and tightening the race for the #1 position for the first half of the year.


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(409 entrants)
Top 48 Bracket
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Cody Schwab FoxHeadSSBM.png $2,454
2nd Canada aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png $1,227
3rd USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png $920.25
4th USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png $613.50
5th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png $306.75
5th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $306.75
7th Spain Trif PeachHeadSSBM.png $153.38
7th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $153.38
9th Canada Soonsay FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th Canada moky FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Mang0 FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Joshman FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Polo CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
17th UK max SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA JWick MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA salami FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Fiction FalcoHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Lowercase hero FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th Canada Zuppy FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada Beezy MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Younger FalcoHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada Unruly FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada Faust JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Stiv FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA prof MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada Liquid MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada Elliot FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Chango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Hagabooga DrMarioHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Fauxhebro IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Amrak FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA nut SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA God's Only Son CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Slump FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada BluePiñata IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Wacco FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Crogunk FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Maher MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Shon MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA bonfire10 SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Forest MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd Japan Inngenn MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada chaka SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Tammy FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Fahey PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Jiffy IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada PoppinFresh FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Crackers FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Tank FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Midnight Blue CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Nox MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Weenie Hut Sr. PikachuHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Peanutphobia YoshiHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Pasta FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Pato FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Symbol FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Marko FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Puffmommy JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(81 teams)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Cody Schwab FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png
2nd Canada aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Megaman FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Chango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
5th Canada JV FoxHeadSSBM.png Canada Webwipe JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
5th Canada Maher MarthHeadSSBM.png Canada Faust[3] JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
7th USA salami FoxHeadSSBM.png USA nut SheikHeadSSBM.png
7th Canada Pasta FoxHeadSSBM.png Canada Veto FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th Canada Strikeyguy FoxHeadSSBM.png Canada Beezy FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th Canada Joshman FoxHeadSSBM.png Australia sundowns MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA bonfire10 SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Younger FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Jerami JigglypuffHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png USA Joshuwasha MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Unruly JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Canada Amrak FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Wacco FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Slump FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Fahey PeachHeadSSBM.png Canada Midnight Blue CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Shon MarthHeadSSBM.png Canada BOR LuigiHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(652 entrants)
Top 128 Bracket 1
Top 128 Bracket 2
Top 24 Bracket
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico Sparg0 CloudHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
2nd Japan acola Steve's stock icon.
3rd Japan Shuton PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngOlimarHeadSSBU.png
4th Japan Kameme SoraHeadSSBU.pngMegaManHeadSSBU.pngMiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
5th Japan Miya MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
5th Mexico Maister MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
7th Japan Yoshidora YoshiHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Zomba ROBHeadSSBU.png
9th France Glutonny WarioHeadSSBU.png
9th Canada Armadillo LucarioHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Tweek DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
9th Spain Sisqui SamusHeadSSBU.pngDarkSamusHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBU.pngRosalinaHeadSSBU.png
13th Mexico MkLeo PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngBylethHeadSSBU.png
13th USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.pngBayonettaHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png
17th Germany Tarik GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
17th USA BassMage JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan Yaura SamusHeadSSBU.pngDarkSamusHeadSSBU.png
17th Mexico Skyjay IncineroarHeadSSBU.png
17th USA JDV Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Onin Steve's stock icon.
17th USA Kola RoyHeadSSBU.png
17th Canada Riddles KazuyaHeadSSBU.pngTerryHeadSSBU.png
25th Mexico Chag PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Goblin RoyHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan KEN SonicHeadSSBU.png
25th Spain AndresFn TerryHeadSSBU.png
25th UK Luugi LuigiHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Chronos SnakeHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Mr. E LucinaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Yoda Cage BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Ryuoh DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
33rd Germany quiK SamusHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Dmitrii PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA ApolloKage SnakeHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Jahzz0 KenHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA SPARKLE HeroHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Ouch!? WolfHeadSSBU.png
33rd Mexico Peru DuckHuntHeadSSBU.pngGreninjaHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Soar Steve's stock icon.
33rd Canada Big D IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Marvelous_Marco ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Neo CorrinHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Felix FoxHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA moxi WolfHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Slime BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Gidy CloudHeadSSBU.pngChromHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada Lemmon JokerHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada JW GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
49th USA JoJoDaHoBo ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada Smokk RoyHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Adam YoshiHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Sho MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada pacstreet Pac-ManHeadSSBU.pngMinMinHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Justice MinMinHeadSSBU.png
49th Guatemala ShinyMark PikachuHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Nessboy12 NessHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada Blacktwins13 PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngPichuHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada Z DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada Liam RichterHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Larry Lurr FalcoHeadSSBU.png
49th Dominican Republic Capitancito MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Quinn SamusHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Jason PikachuHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Ludo MarioHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Jehovis42 LuigiHeadSSBU.png
65th USA archer PikachuHeadSSBU.pngJokerHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Morris ROBHeadSSBU.png
65th Netherlands Mr.R SheikHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada CaKe JokerHeadSSBU.pngDuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada NadiA PikachuHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Machu ROBHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada @pinkbombo91 PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Lam LucarioHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Opsine ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Nanoash BowserHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada sno SoraHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Grape SnakeHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Silver WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada DKbill Steve's stock icon.
65th Canada Artemis Sephiroth's stock icon.PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Nexus FalcoHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Light YoshiHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Jukain PeachHeadSSBU.png
65th USA luisito MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Spikefire YoshiHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Captain L SheikHeadSSBU.png
65th USA embo_z DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Babino IkeHeadSSBU.png
65th USA quillie HeroHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Tickle PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
65th Mexico MKBigBoss ROBHeadSSBU.png
65th Canada Nemu Steve's stock icon.
65th Canada Roar IncineroarHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Saltlord PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Zain LinkHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Seesaw IncineroarHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Solo NessHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada huh DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Jovann GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Niko4 KazuyaHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Yayayuili JigglypuffHeadSSBU.pngKazuyaHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada SquidNinja MewtwoHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Shoghi IkeHeadSSBU.pngRobinHeadSSBU.pngBylethHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada FragToast TerryHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada StirFryTy LittleMacHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Locus RidleyHeadSSBU.png
97th South Korea LynZle CloudHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Spence WolfHeadSSBU.png
97th USA SolidTips SnakeHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Flowz SnakeHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Smear SnakeHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada albi PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Exodia ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
97th Mexico Lalo PikachuHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada King Succy RyuHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Maphoo MegaManHeadSSBU.png
97th USA X'avier WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada Samuel Steve's stock icon.
97th Canada HERO LinkHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Invictus ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
97th USA Snickeldorf MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
97th USA RiskTKR ROBHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada koro SonicHeadSSBU.png
97th Canada 2Scary SnakeHeadSSBU.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles[edit]

(124 teams)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico MKBigBoss ROBHeadSSBU.png Mexico MkLeo PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngBylethHeadSSBU.png
2nd Mexico Maister MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png Mexico Skyjay IncineroarHeadSSBU.png
3rd Canada Ouch!? WolfHeadSSBU.png USA BassMage JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
4th Japan acola Steve's stock icon. Japan Miya MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.pngSteve's stock icon.
5th USA Onin Steve's stock icon.DrMarioHeadSSBU.png UK Luugi LuigiHeadSSBU.pngDrMarioHeadSSBU.png
5th Japan Yaura DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png Japan Yoshidora YoshiHeadSSBU.png
7th Mexico Chag PalutenaHeadSSBU.png Mexico Sparg0 CloudHeadSSBU.png
7th Japan Shuton LucinaHeadSSBU.pngOlimarHeadSSBU.png Japan Kameme SoraHeadSSBU.png
9th Germany Tarik GreninjaHeadSSBU.png Japan Neo CorrinHeadSSBU.png
9th USA ApolloKage SnakeHeadSSBU.png USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png
9th Spain AndresFn TerryHeadSSBU.png Spain Sisqui DarkSamusHeadSSBU.pngSamusHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Terra WolfHeadSSBU.png Canada Grape SnakeHeadSSBU.png
13th USA JDV Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png USA Ludo MarioHeadSSBU.png
13th USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.png France Glutonny WarioHeadSSBU.png
13th Canada Jehovis42 LuigiHeadSSBU.png Canada Toasted[4] MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
13th Mexico Lalo PikachuHeadSSBU.png Mexico Animus CloudHeadSSBU.png

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles[edit]

(46 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Captain L
2nd Canada sno
3rd Canada Sonic
4th Canada legit247
5th Canada Silver
5th Canada Artemis
7th Canada Johm

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate NA vs The World crew battle[edit]

Bolded players denote the team captain.

Team NA Character Stocks Taken Team World Character Stocks Taken
USA Tweek WarioHeadSSBU.png 2 France Glutonny WarioHeadSSBU.png 4
Canada Riddles TerryHeadSSBU.png 4 Brazil Ferps KazuyaHeadSSBU.png 1
Canada Big D IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png 1 Japan Miya MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png 5
Mexico Maister MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png 6 Germany Tarik GreninjaHeadSSBU.png 0
USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png 3 Japan KEN SonicHeadSSBU.png 3
Canada Ouch!? WolfHeadSSBU.png 3 Japan Shuton PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png 4
Mexico MkLeo BylethHeadSSBU.png 4 Japan Neo CorrinHeadSSBU.png 2
USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.png 1 Japan Yoshidora YoshiHeadSSBU.png 4
Mexico Sparg0 CloudHeadSSBU.png 4 Japan acola Steve's stock icon. 3
USA Onin Steve's stock icon. 2 Netherlands Mr.R SheikHeadSSBU.png 3
Total 30 Total 29

Exhibition matches[edit]

Winner Character(s) Set Score Loser Character(s) Earnings
USA Zomba ROBHeadSSBU.png 5-1 Mexico MKBigBoss ROBHeadSSBU.png $1000
UK max SheikHeadSSBM.png 3-1 USA Silvi SheikHeadSSBM.png


  • Jmook became the first person to win a doubles event at BOBC more than once, winning Melee doubles with Cody Schwab after winning the same event with Aura at Battle of BC 4.
  • After losing to Jmook in a top 8 qualifier match, Mango sandbagged with Marth against S2J to ultimately finish 9th, his lowest placement in over a year (excluding his GENESIS 9 run with Dr. Mario).
  • Similar to the previous iteration, where there was a name ditto between Zain and Zain in Melee pools, there was a name ditto between Light and Light in Ultimate bracket (which was also brought to attention on social media).
  • Maister was the only player in top 8 of the Ultimate singles bracket that did not attend Kagaribi 10 two weeks prior.
  • S2J wore a jersey which misspelled his tag as "2SJ", which has led players and commentators to joke that "2SJ" was a completely different player.
  • Cody Schwab became the first player without a permanent sponsor (under the Eggdog Esports banner) to win a Melee major since Zain at GENESIS 7 (under the Mogul Moves banner) three years prior.


  1. ^ Sonix dropping out.
  2. ^ Cosmos dropping out.
  3. ^ Replaced Aklo, whose flight was unexpectedly delayed
  4. ^ Entered as "Mayonator"

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