GENESIS 8 was a supermajor tournament for Melee and Ultimate and the 8th edition of the GENESIS tournament series. It took place place in San Jose, California, from April 15th-17th, 2022. The event featured singles and doubles tournaments for Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and is a major event for Rivals of Aether, Guilty Gear Strive, and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. GENESIS 8 also featured side events for Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, Magical Drop III, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Windjammers 2.
The event was originally set to take place between January 28th-30th, but was postponed to April due to concerns over the high amount of cases of COVID-19. A charity event called GenAssist was made to help the GENESIS 8 crew with the six-figure cost of postponing GENESIS 8, which partnered with the online Melee tournament Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4.
Official game lineup
Super Smash Bros. singles
Super Smash Bros. doubles
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles
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