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Tournament:EVO Japan 2020

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EVO Japan 2020
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Dates January 24th-26th, 2020
Venue Makuhari Messe
Address/City Japan, 〒261-8550 Chiba, Mihama Ward, Nakase, 2 Chome−1
Chiba, Japan Japan
Attendance 1,819
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Japan Shuton

EVO Japan 2020 was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate supermajor held in Tokyo, Japan, from January 24th-26th, 2020. The event originally had 2,988 entrants, which would have made it the second largest Super Smash Bros. tournament of all time, the largest international tournament, and the only international tournament to surpass 2,000 entrants. However, the tournament saw an estimated 1,169 disqualifications, placing the total entrants that showed up at around 1,819.[1] This can likely be attributed to the tournament having no entrance fee, causing many to sign up without knowing for sure if they would be able to attend, as pools took place in the middle of a work day.

The top 8 players were congratulated by the director of the Super Smash Bros. series, Masahiro Sakurai, and were awarded a gift bag from the Nintendo Tokyo store. The winner, Shuton, won a limited edition Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with a gold Super Smash Bros. series symbol emblem.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(1,819 entrants)
Top 24 Bracket
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan Shuton OlimarHeadSSBU.png
2nd Japan Kome ShulkHeadSSBU.png
3rd Japan Tea Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
4th Japan Paseriman FoxHeadSSBU.png
5th Japan Raito DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
5th Japan Zackray ROBHeadSSBU.pngJokerHeadSSBU.png
7th Japan shky ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
7th Japan KEN SonicHeadSSBU.png
9th Japan Gackt NessHeadSSBU.png
9th Japan ProtoBanham LucinaHeadSSBU.png
9th Japan Jagaimo PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
9th Japan Abadango WarioHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
13th Japan Kameme WarioHeadSSBU.pngMegaManHeadSSBU.png
13th Japan tk3 ChromHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
13th Japan Kirihara RosalinaHeadSSBU.png
13th Japan Etsuji LucinaHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan Compact PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan Kie PeachHeadSSBU.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
17th USA ANTi SnakeHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan Atelier WolfHeadSSBU.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan Shogun SnakeHeadSSBU.pngFoxHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan Sigma ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Mr.E LucinaHeadSSBU.png
17th Japan HIKARU PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngRidleyHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Nietono PichuHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Munekin RyuHeadSSBU.pngKenHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Masashi CloudHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan takera KenHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Bokinchan IkeHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Natsu PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngLuigiHeadSSBU.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Ri-ma JokerHeadSSBU.pngToonLinkHeadSSBU.png
25th Japan Take MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Hinatoto GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan DoubleA ShulkHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan kept VillagerHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Zuzuba KenHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan yuzu RosalinaHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Umeki DaisyHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Choco ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan AIR CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Yamanyon ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Fsann NessHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Suinoko YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Keroguchi WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan Rattsu GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan AyaLin DaisyHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan TRIGGER SimonHeadSSBU.png
33rd Japan T LinkHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Harasen IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Kishiru PikachuHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Manzoku LinkHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Kiosk PikachuHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Higusaki WolfHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan supa PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Eim JokerHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Nyanko PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Kuroitsu RobinHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Lea GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Tsu TerryHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan sk FoxHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Niki Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.pngInklingHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Tamanyaso MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan JILL FoxHeadSSBU.png
49th Japan Hinawo InklingHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Mao LucinaHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan murasat IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Masha WolfHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Q ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Karoegu PichuHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Ikuya SamusHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Limeman ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan kenkenpa ROBHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Arika JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Daiki IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Tamushika DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Tamiflu ROBHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Noi OlimarHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Fujita TerryHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Aiba YoshiHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Logix IkeHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Somé GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan mojako NessHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Mossan PichuHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Noluck MegaManHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Notty MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Ke-ya RobinHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Rotsuku YoshiHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Kisha SnakeHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Across BowserHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Brood Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan ZAKI KingDededeHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Nanchan ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Asui LinkHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan TKM PeachHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan YOC JokerHeadSSBU.png
65th Japan Hitachihazuki ROBHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Rain JokerHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Nayan IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan FILIP FalcoHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Iroha SnakeHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Hiragi FoxHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Suehiro LinkHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Shiki GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Kurtz WolfHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Unagi PeachHeadSSBU.png
97th USA ShiNe PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngBowserHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan KaPMk MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Moshimoshi PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Kisuke ZeldaHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan kisa PikachuHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Yoi MiiSwordfighterHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Syumain TerryHeadSSBU.pngLucasHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Uto MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Pastel PikachuHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan TAKASHI KenHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Yaminabe LittleMacHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Ikabouzu ROBHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Tiger DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Twinkle DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Nyaha VillagerHeadSSBU.png
97th France VinS LinkHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Usao IncineroarHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Lycopis CorrinHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan alice ChromHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Sy LucarioHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Teona ShulkHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Ike SnakeHeadSSBU.png
97th Japan Nemugaki LucasHeadSSBU.png

Pot prize controversy[edit]

The prize for EVO Japan 2020

On January 20th, 2020, PracticalTAS made a post on Twitter that listed all the prizes for every game at EVO Japan 2020.[2] He noted that, while every other fighting game had a pot prize for the players who made top 8, Ultimate only rewarded the champion a Nintendo Switch pro controller as the prize, with second place and below being rewarded nothing. This stirred up controversy in the Smash community due to the underwhelming prize pool - or lack thereof - in a tournament with almost 3,000 entrants, and further fueled ongoing debate on Nintendo's support of Smash Bros. prize pools.

On January 26th, 2020, the tournament had wrapped up and all of the top 8 ended up receiving a reward in the form of a bag filled with an assortment of Nintendo merchandise. However, there was no monetary prize whatsoever for any of the competitors.


  • This marks Sonic's first ever Top 8 finish at an S-tier tournament in Ultimate, with KEN finishing 7th, getting a victory over Gackt before losing to Zackray.
    • It also marks Shulk's first ever Grand Finals at an S-tier tournament in Ultimate, with Kome finishing 2nd.
  • Choco placed 33rd, getting his first result out of Top 24 since Umebura 25 where he finished in that same placement.
  • Shuton's prize was accidentally dropped by one of the staff during the brief moment it was handed over to them.
  • In a now-famous series of clips, Diddy Kong player Rikuya managed to get Cloud player takoman in a 70 second long infinite string that ended in a KO at 616% damage. This was only made possible since Japan does not have any rules regulating the usage of infinites past a certain damage threshold.
    • The infinite in question is referred to as the "Pyramid Scheme", in which Diddy Kong has to consistently trap the opponents on a platform above him with Banana Peels with very precise timing and execution. This was possible since, unlike stunning or jab resets, tripping can be reset an unlimited amount of times. This has since been effectively patched out, due to the time needed for Diddy Kong to pull out another Banana Peel being extended.
    • Coincidentally, a few hours later, across the other side of the ocean at the other major of the weekend, GENESIS 7, Dakpo used the exact same infinite to inflict a zero-to-death to Glutonny and upset him.


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