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Tournament:Glitch 7 - Minus World

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Glitch 7 - Minus World
Dates September 14th-15th, 2019
Venue Xanadu Games
Address/City 198 Laurel Race Track Road
Laurel, Maryland US
Attendance 578
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners USA ESAM 1v1
USA Tweek & USA Nairo 2v2
Organizer(s) VGBootCamp

Glitch 7 - Minus World was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate supermajor tournament held in Laurel, Maryland, from September 14th-15th, 2019.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(566 entrants)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings[1]
1st USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.png $3,523.60
2nd USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png $1,685.20
3rd USA Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBU.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSBU.png $919.20
4th USA Nairo PalutenaHeadSSBU.png $612.80
5th USA Tweek Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.pngPokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png $306.40
5th USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.png $306.40
7th USA WaDi ROBHeadSSBU.png $153.20
7th USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png $153.20
9th USA Gen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Jakal WolfHeadSSBU.png
9th USA VoiD SheikHeadSSBU.pngPichuHeadSSBU.png
9th USA ZD FoxHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Wishes JokerHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Salem SnakeHeadSSBU.pngBayonettaHeadSSBU.png
13th USA LeoN BowserHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Cosmos InklingHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Ismon WarioHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.png
17th USA 8BitMan ROBHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Sinji Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Lui$ FoxHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png
17th USA SMB LuigiHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Mr E LucinaHeadSSBU.png
17th USA MVD SnakeHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Stocktaker69 WolfHeadSSBU.pngVillagerHeadSSBU.pngBanjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Juice FalcoHeadSSBU.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
25th USA BestNess NessHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Vinny G SnakeHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Mekos LucasHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Dexter WolfHeadSSBU.png
25th Netherlands Young Eevey BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
25th USA LingLing PeachHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Dill ROBHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Rivers ChromHeadSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA SAUCE MarioHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Deluxemenu BowserHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Fatality CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Lucky PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Suarez YoshiHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Sonido SonicHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Goblin RoyHeadSSBU.pngChromHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Puppeh PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA BlazingPasta PeachHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Odyssey FoxHeadSSBU.pngGreninjaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA yeti MegaManHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Kofi FalcoHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA DiZ PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Bully LinkHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Dazai RoyHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Ralphie PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Benny&TheJets ROBHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Qwerty LucarioHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Blank DaisyHeadSSBU.png
49th USA DevvyStar IsabelleHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Seagull Joe PalutenaHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.png
49th USA burntsocks YoshiHeadSSBU.pngPiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Hawk WolfHeadSSBU.png
49th USA 6WX SonicHeadSSBU.pngHeroHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Adastran WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Static BowserHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Sova Unknown LinkHeadSSBU.png
49th USA PreCookedBread SimonHeadSSBU.png
49th USA JLim SnakeHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Rocky~ BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Beast PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Geist BayonettaHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Mallow ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Ben Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
65th USA NoTag MarioHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Frostbyte RoyHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Frozen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Xerom NessHeadSSBU.png
65th USA FROOT PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Pink Fresh ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Eden SnakeHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Master Raven JokerHeadSSBU.png
65th USA CORONA17 BowserHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Ketchup BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Tension FoxHeadSSBU.png
65th USA colinies YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Dusty_Carpet ShulkHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Wal00gi SnakeHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Sandstorm KenHeadSSBU.pngRyuHeadSSBU.png
65th USA NickRiddle BowserHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Citadel RidleyHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Joe-J IkeHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Flippy DrMarioHeadSSBU.pngIncineroarHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Alo! ZeldaHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Xzax InklingHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Dietsoda CloudHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Mata-Door WarioHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Rideae PichuHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Disgaea MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Biddy YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
65th USA enhancedpv CloudHeadSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Ninja MarioHeadSSBU.png
65th USA Logic OlimarHeadSSBU.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles[edit]

(118 teams)
Top 12 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings[2]
1st USA Tweek Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png USA Nairo PalutenaHeadSSBU.pngJokerHeadSSBU.png $649.00 ($324.50 each)
2nd USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png $354.00 ($177.00 each)
3rd USA MVD SnakeHeadSSBU.pngHeroHeadSSBU.png USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png $118.00 ($59.00 each)
4th USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.png USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.png $59.00 ($29.50 each)
5th USA WaDi ROBHeadSSBU.png USA Dabuz RosalinaHeadSSBU.pngOlimarHeadSSBU.png
5th USA BestNess NessHeadSSBU.png USA Lui$ FoxHeadSSBU.png
7th USA JLim SnakeHeadSSBU.png USA Dazai RoyHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Mekos LucasHeadSSBU.png USA Puppeh PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
9th USA VoiD SheikHeadSSBU.png USA Cosmos InklingHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Suarez YoshiHeadSSBU.png USA Raptor YoshiHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Biddy YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png USA Gen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
9th USA yeti MegaManHeadSSBU.png USA 8BitMan ROBHeadSSBU.png
13th USA SMB LuigiHeadSSBU.png USA LingLing PeachHeadSSBU.png
13th USA CORONA17 BowserHeadSSBU.png USA Beast PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Frozen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png USA Odyssey FoxHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Mata-Door WarioHeadSSBU.png USA excalibur! InklingHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Juice ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png USA Sabo SnakeHeadSSBU.png
17th Netherlands Young Eevey BowserJrHeadSSBU.png USA Ketchup BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Seagull Joe WolfHeadSSBU.png USA Deluxemenu BowserHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Prettiest Girl In School LucarioHeadSSBU.png USA Stocktaker69 WolfHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Alo! ZeldaHeadSSBU.png USA Wal00gi SnakeHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Mr E LucinaHeadSSBU.png USA Roxas JokerHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Wishes JokerHeadSSBU.png USA Jakal WolfHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Dexter WolfHeadSSBU.png USA Pink Fresh ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png

Side events[edit]

Squad Strike[edit]

(190 entrants)
Top 24 Bracket
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Tweek The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBU.pngRidleyHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
2nd USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBU.pngSamusHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.pngYoshiHeadSSBU.pngThe random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
3rd USA Nairo The random stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png
4th USA Puppeh PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Lui$ MarioHeadSSBU.pngFoxHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Vinny G JokerHeadSSBU.pngHeroHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Mr E WolfHeadSSBU.pngChromHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png

amiibo Tournament[edit]

(25 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Sova Unknown LinkHeadSSBU.png
2nd USA SamurottNick GanondorfHeadSSBU.png
3rd USA Descolae MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png
3rd USA DanTheMan PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png

GlitchGate Controversy[edit]

A week before the tournament started, PGStats determined that Glitch 7 would be a S-Tier tournament due to the number of currently-ranked PGRU players attending the tournament. However, Stroder would disqualify himself from the tournament, directly affecting Glitch 7's score and dropping it below the S-Tier threshold of 2,400 points. As a result, PGStats announced that Glitch 7 would be demoted into an A-Tier.[3] This decision, which some have dubbed as "GlitchGate", caused some controversy, with people pointing out how MomoCon 2019 kept its S-Tier status even after having over 50 disqualifications, which would have also lowered it into an A-Tier.[4]

In response to the controversy, PracticalTAS explained that counting disqualifications for normal entrants was extremely difficult and potentially inaccurate due to how many are listed as 0-2 instead.[5] Furthermore, suar linked and agreed to a post where another player stated that tier values were simply a title, and that how much the tournament weighted was more important. [6]

This event is likely the reason behind the following Spring 2020 PGRU season adding a 1-DQ buffer to S-tier tournaments, along with counting disqualifications in free-to-enter tournaments.


  • ESAM's victory in Ultimate singles at Glitch 7 notably coincided with Ash Ketchum's victory at the Manalo Conference in the Pokémon anime. Both are known for using Pikachu.
    • Additionally, ESAM's victory in Ultimate singles at Glitch 7 is the first major tournament win of his career. 2019 also featured the first major win of Melee's best Pikachu main, Axe, at Smash Summit 8.
  • The tournament was named after a notable glitch in Super Mario Bros. where clipping through the pipe at the end of World 1-2 and going down the first pipe of the Warp Zone can access the glitched level known as the "Minus World" or "World -1".


  1. ^ [1], SSBU Singles Earnings at Glitch 7
  2. ^ [2], SSBU Doubles Earnings at Glitch 7
  3. ^ PGStat's Announcement.
  4. ^ MomoCon 2019 argument.
  5. ^ PTAS's statement.
  6. ^ Suar's Retweet.

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