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Tournament:MAJOR UPSET

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Dates April 1st-2nd, 2023
Venue Exhibit Hall - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
Address/City 1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, Oregon USA
Attendance 883
Pot size(s) Melee singles: $4,500
Melee doubles: $1,000
Ultimate singles: $7,500
Ultimate doubles: $1,500
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Cody Schwab 1v1
USA Hungrybox & USA Plup 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Mexico Sparg0 1v1
Mexico MkLeo & Mexico MKBigBoss 2v2

MAJOR UPSET was a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate major held in Portland, Oregon, from April 1st-2nd, 2023. It was the sixth and largest tournament in the Back in Blood series and the first to feature Melee. The tournament also features Rivals of Aether brackets.


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(384 entrants)
Top 64 Bracket
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Cody Schwab FoxHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
3rd Canada aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
5th Canada Soonsay FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
7th USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
9th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Magi FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Polish PeachHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA SpacePigeon CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Salt CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Skerzo FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Umarth MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA null FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Silvi SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Aura PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA FatGoku FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Stiv FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA nut SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Chango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Omar SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Iceman MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Typhoon MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Connect4Bairs FalcoHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Kevbot FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Khalid JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
25th USA mikey MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Alberto CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Rrob FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Nox MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Burlap PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA YeehawDaniels FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Fizzwiggle SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA decoste MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd* USA Nickemwit CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA YokaiNels MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA FreeHops SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA FireflyHI FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Knox SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Chevy SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada techno SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA God's Only Son CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA GWAWB FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Fishbait PeachHeadSSBM.png

*DQ'd in losers.

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(57 teams)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Plup FoxHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Umarth MarthHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Polish PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png
5th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Salt CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Magi FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA FatGoku FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA nut SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Aura PeachHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Fizzwiggle SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Phazon SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Megaman FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Iceman MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Vinodh JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Chango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PapaNoJohns FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Khalid JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Zvara SheikHeadSSBM.png USA wonnor FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Burlap PeachHeadSSBM.png USA naxman FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA brown_dogs_are_cool_42 MarthHeadSSBM.png USA Big Moist FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Silvi SheikHeadSSBM.png USA weed lesbian ZeldaHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Rrob FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Janke SamusHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(512 entrants)
Top 64 Bracket 1
Top 64 Bracket 2
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico Sparg0 CloudHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
2nd Mexico MkLeo PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngBylethHeadSSBU.png
3rd Canada Riddles KazuyaHeadSSBU.png
4th Canada Big D IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Jakal WolfHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Kurama MarioHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Chase PalutenaHeadSSBU.pngSteveHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
7th USA BassMage JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
9th Canada Ouch!? WolfHeadSSBU.png
9th USA MFA OlimarHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Ludo MarioHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Zomba ROBHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Aaron DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
13th USA embo_z DuckHuntHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Fizzmint ShulkHeadSSBU.png
13th USA skittles YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
17th USA JoJoDaHoBo ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Rocke Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
17th Mexico MKBigBoss ROBHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Kreeg MarthHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Lui$ PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Konga DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Quinn PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Bombastic MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
25th USA VaLoR SonicHeadSSBU.png
25th USA jaredisking1 ShulkHeadSSBU.png
25th USA luisito MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Solo NessHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Adam YoshiHeadSSBU.png
25th USA JDV Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
25th USA loaf WarioHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Sho MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Irod MarioHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA SPARKLE HeroHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Viola MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Spair PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Domnique ROBHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Opsine ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Mio! SoraHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Chronos SnakeHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Biggymouth ROBHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Vidrocker IncineroarHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Peace!2 PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Capsize GreninjaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA moxi WolfHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA JeJaJeJa KirbyHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Psionic SheikHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Active FalcoHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Mr. E LucinaHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png
49th Canada pacstreet MinMinHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Brooks! FalcoHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Saint LittleMacHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Slushee SnakeHeadSSBU.png
49th USA KiSU RobinHeadSSBU.png
49th USA LightningQuiz7 CloudHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Double D DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Jaeden IsabelleHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Remi LucasHeadSSBU.png
49th USA X'avier WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Cattail ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Kasane RobinHeadSSBU.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles[edit]

(87 teams)
Top 32 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico MKBigBoss ROBHeadSSBU.png Mexico MkLeo PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngBylethHeadSSBU.png
2nd USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.pngYoshiHeadSSBU.png USA Kurama MarioHeadSSBU.png
3rd USA Lui$ PalutenaHeadSSBU.png USA Aaron DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
4th USA loaf WarioHeadSSBU.png USA Chase PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
5th USA JeJaJeJa KirbyHeadSSBU.png USA JDV Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Justice MinMinHeadSSBU.png Canada Lemmon JokerHeadSSBU.png
7th USA FireThePyro[1] MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.png
7th USA MFA OlimarHeadSSBU.png USA Double D DonkeyKongHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Active FalcoHeadSSBU.png USA Fizz Khalifa MarioHeadSSBU.png
9th USA JoJoDaHoBo ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png USA Ludo MarioHeadSSBU.png
9th USA CJFrozen SnakeHeadSSBU.png USA Dre MarioHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Major GanondorfHeadSSBU.png USA SPARKLE HeroHeadSSBU.png
13th USA VaLoR SonicHeadSSBU.png USA Mint BowserHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Remi LucasHeadSSBU.png Canada Ouch!? WolfHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Quinn PalutenaHeadSSBU.png USA Chronos SnakeHeadSSBU.png
13th Canada Riddles KazuyaHeadSSBU.png USA jaredisking1 ShulkHeadSSBU.png

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GANON GAUNTLET[edit]

(82 entrants)
Top 6 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Major GanondorfHeadSSBU.png $400
2nd USA Fizz Khalifa GanondorfHeadSSBU.png
3rd Canada Opsine GanondorfHeadSSBU.png
4th USA Sawstep GanondorfHeadSSBU.png $120
5th USA SuperKernel GanondorfHeadSSBU.png
5th USA JoJoDaHoBo GanondorfHeadSSBU.png


  • During the registration period, MAJOR UPSET reached the supermajor tier for Ultimate on the UltRank 2023 methodology, leading to jokes that the tournament should be renamed to "SUPERMAJOR UPSET."[2] Unfortunately, due to several top player dropouts, the tournament's tier was dropped down.
  • Major placed first in the Ganon Gauntlet singles bracket for Ultimate.
    • The tournament was not named after the player in actuality, despite him living in the same region.
  • Cody Schwab's first place finish in Melee singles marks Counter Logic Gaming's first major Melee tournament win.
    • The organization was announced to be sold off the day afterwards, and Cody Schwab was dropped three days after the win.
  • This tournament marked FatGoku's final event as a competitor, as he had previously stated his plans to retire from competition in Melee singles afterwards.
  • This tournament marks:
    • the first time that MkLeo has lost an Ultimate major after starting Grand Finals in winner's side.
    • the first time that MkLeo has lost an Ultimate event after starting Grand Finals in winner's since EGS Cup.
    • the first time that MkLeo lost any Smash major from Grand Finals in winner's side since DreamHack Austin 2017.


  1. ^ Replaced MVD

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