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Tournament:Melee Fighting Road 2002

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Melee Fighting Road 2002
Dates January 20th, 2002 (Qualifier #1)
January 26th-27th, 2002 (Qualifier #2)
February 3rd, 2002 (Qualifier #3)
February 10th, 2002 (Qualifier #4)
February 17th, 2002 (Qualifier #5)
February 24th, 2002 (Qualifier #6)
March 3rd, 2002 (Qualifier #7 and Final)
Attendance Unknown
Entry fees Free
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners Keropi-
Director(s) Nintendo

Melee Fighting Road 2002 was a series of Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments held by Nintendo throughout Japan in early 2002. The circuit was announced in November 2001 on the monthly CoroCoro Comic magazine, and consisted of seven qualifiers followed by the final championship. The first four qualifiers were held in various cities at the Next Generation World Hobby Fair, a video game and toy exhibit run by the magazine's publisher Shogakukan, while the last three as well as the championship were held in other venues.

Similar to Premium Fight, the ruleset was 2-minute free-for-alls with items on. The winners of each event would then compete in the final at Hiroshima for the title of best Melee player in Japan. Most information about the event has been lost.


Event Location Date Venue
Qualifier #1 Osaka January 20th, 2002 Osaka Dome
Qualifier #2 Tokyo January 26th-27th, 2002 Makuhari Messe
Qualifier #3 Nagoya February 3rd, 2002 Nagoya Dome
Qualifier #4 Fukuoka February 10th, 2002 Fukuoka Dome
Qualifier #5 Shizuoka February 17th, 2002 Twin Messe Shizuoka
Qualifier #6 Sendai February 24th, 2002 East Japan Broadcasters Lobby Stage
Qualifier #7 and Finals Hiroshima March 3rd, 2002 NTT Credo Hall




Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Keropi-
2nd MIF

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