|Dates||January 19th-21st, 2018|
|Venue||Oakland Convention Center|
Paramount Theatre Top 8
|Address/City||550 10th St|
Oakland, California 94607
|Entry fees||Venue: $60 (first 500 entrants)|
$70 (until December 4th)
$80 (until December 27th)
$100 (until January 2nd)
Doubles: $20 per team
|Pot size(s)||SSB64 singles: $?|
SSB64 doubles: $?
Melee singles: $?
Melee doubles: $?
Smash 4 singles: $?
Smash 4 doubles: $?
|winners|| SuPeRbOoMfAn 1v1|
Alvin & tacos 2v2
|winners|| Plup 1v1|
Plup & Mew2King 2v2
|winners|| MkLeo 1v1|
MkLeo & Javi 2v2
|Director(s)||Boback, Dr. Z, The GERM, Bear|
GENESIS 5 was the 5th edition of the GENESIS tournament series. It took place in Oakland, California, from January 19th to the 21st, 2018. The event featured singles and doubles tournaments for Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as well as side events for Rivals of Aether, Splatoon 2, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme.
In the Melee singles event, Plup won the tournament in the biggest tournament victory of his career, taking down Hungrybox, Armada, and Mango, the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-ranked players in the world on his way to the trophy. While the previous four iterations of GENESIS had featured Mango and Armada in grand finals, the two finished at 5th and 4th place respectively. Both were sent to losers' by Plup and eliminated by Leffen. The tournament also featured two extremely competitive sets between Hungrybox and Leffen, fueled by intense drama between the two on Twitter and other social media sites; Hungrybox ultimately won both five-game sets in winners' semis and losers' finals. Team Dignitas' newly-sponsored players, Lucky and HugS, both made deep runs into bracket, finishing at 5th and 7th place respectively, and fan favorite aMSa delivered a strong performance once again, defeating Kage, SFAT, and Wizzrobe before being eliminated by Hungrybox and HugS to end his run at a 9th place finish.
Official game lineup
|Super Smash Bros. singles||124||$1,240|
|Super Smash Bros. doubles||32 teams||$640|
|Super Smash Bros. Melee singles||1,365||$14,630|
|Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles||315 teams||$6,300|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles||674||$6,940|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doubles||148 teams||$2,960|
|Rivals of Aether singles||154||$12,809|
|Rivals of Aether doubles||26 teams||$1,520|
|Splatoon 2||30 teams||$?|
|Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite||36||$1,000|
|Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition||71||$1,000|
|Pokkén Tournament DX||32||$?|
|Dance Dance Revolution Extreme||49||$?|
Super Smash Bros. singles
Top 16 bracket
Top 6 bracket
Super Smash Bros. doubles
Top 8 bracket
|13th||Nintendude||Level 9 CPU*|
- Nintendude's original partner for doubles was Isai who ended up not competing and was thus replaced with a CPU
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
Top 64 bracket
Top 8 bracket
Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
Top 12 bracket
Top 4 bracket
|33rd||Uncle Mojo||Bobby Frizz|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles
Top 32 bracket
Top 8 bracket
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doubles
Top 32 bracket
Super Smash Bros. combo contest
|Place||Name||Character(s)||Points R1||Points R2||Points R3||Earnings|
- start.gg page
- Genesis Gaming
- Facebook event
- GENESIS series Twitter account
- Teaser Trailer
- Smash Wii U Trailer
- This tournament marked the first GENESIS in which Armada and Mango did not meet in Grand Finals, with both players losing to Plup in Winners and Leffen in Losers.
- Doubles in Smash 64 was played with Final Destination and Duel Zone legal in addition to Dream Land.
- Notably, none of the active "Gods" (Armada, Mango, Hungrybox, and Mew2King) played each other at any point in Melee Singles. Each one was either sent to the Losers Bracket or eliminated by Leffen, Plup, or Lucky.
- Humorously, the post-tournament splash screen initially congratulated Hungrybox for winning the tournament, despite Plup having won instead. This was likely due to this image being premade for the favorite of the tournament. The attempted fix that followed then misspelled Plup's name as "Pluip" before the congratulations screen settled on the correct name.
- After being defeated by Maister in pools, Mistake made a lengthy losers run, defeating ANTi, Konga, Javi, WaDi, K9sbruce, falln, Dabuz, Nairo and Salem before losing to MkLeo in Grand Finals.
|Main Series||GENESIS · GENESIS 2 · GENESIS 3 · GENESIS 4 · GENESIS 5 · GENESIS 6 · GENESIS 7 · GENESIS 8 · GENESIS 9|
|Spinoffs||2GGC: GENESIS Saga · GENESIS: RED · FUSE · Pre-Genesix · GENESIS: BLACK · Pre-G7 · GenAssist · Guildhouse Pre-Genesis 8 Tournament · Pre-Genesis 9 at Guildhouse · DeGenesis (Genesis 9)|