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 Hungrybox and HugS to end his run at a 9th place finish.
Official game lineup
Super Smash Bros. singles
Super Smash Bros. doubles
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doubles
Super Smash Bros. combo contest
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