Tournament:Double Down 2022
Double Down 2022 was a supermajor which took place on July 8th-10th, 2022 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured tournaments for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was the sequel to Royal Flush and was previously set to be the first Platinum tier stop on the 2020 Smash World Tour for both games on June 5th-7th, 2020 prior to its postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic; the tournament was instead a Platinum stop on the Smash World Tour 2022 for both games. It was later planned for March 25th-27th, 2022 before being postponed again due to problems that arose due to the Omicron variant. Various side events, a Rock Paper Scissors tournament, a Mario Party Superstars minigames bracket, Rivals of Aether brackets, and a Super Mario 64 16 Star speedrun contest also took place. An Ultimate Squad Strike bracket was planned before the tournament's first postponement.
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
*DQ'd in Losers.
Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles
Super Smash Bros. Melee Random Stages singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee Poké Ball singles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Random singles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crews
Prior to playing his Top 12 match on the 3rd day of the tournament, Hungrybox tweeted that he was coughing blood but tested negative for COVID-19. Despite his condition, Hungrybox played and won his match against SFAT to make it to Top 8 before DQing himself out of the tournament for safety reasons. Hungrybox received significant negative backlash for allowing himself to compete despite being ill and for not wearing a mask, potentially exposing many attendees to his infection. The TOs also received backlash for allowing Hungrybox to compete and not penalizing him for not wearing a mask. Hungrybox later issued an apology and promised to wear a mask at all future events.
Two years after the 2020 Super Smash Bros. sexual misconduct allegations, YouTuber Technicals joined Double Down 2022 as a spectator, with a sign and the phrase "Ban Nairo" written on it throughout the tournament. After the conclusion to the grand finals of Ultimate and during ProtoBanham's celebration, Technicals would go on to pull up the sign in front of cameras and the audience in reference to the aforementioned controversy. Technicals was subsequently escorted out of the venue by tournament staff,  and his actions and attendance in the tournament has led to both backlash and confusion by many in the Smash community, especially in regards to how he had been able to enter the venue despite being banned from all tournaments. This action was later censored in a VOD rediffusion of Double Down 2022.