Pound is a tournament series initially held on a yearly basis, mainly in Maryland or Virginia. The first tournament in the series was held in January of 2006 and was organized and founded by Chinesah. The tournament organizer and owner for all subsequent Pound tournaments until Pound 2016 has been Plank, though Tantalus became a TO alongside Plank starting with Pound 4. JCaesar and Nintendude helped Plank and Tantalus with tournament organizing at Pound V.5 and Pound 2016 respectively. The tournament was originally exclusively for Melee, but this exclusivity ended in Pound 4 with the introduction of Brawl. The series is now owned and ran by VGBC.
At Pound V, Plank was unable to pay most of the top placing players due to financial issues he came across while hosting the tournament. This resulted in Plank being placed on the Smashboards Tournament Organizer blacklist and a 2 and a half year hiatus of the Pound series until Pound V.5, which occurred on November 9th, 2013. It wasn't until November 18th, 2015 that Plank finally paid off the top placing players of Pound V, and he was removed from the Smashboards Tournament Organizer blacklist. After another hiatus, the Pound series returned in 2016 with Pound 2016, the first mainline tournament since 2011. Pound 2016 ended up being the 12th largest Smash 4 tournament, the 11th largest Melee tournament, and the 10th largest Smash 64 tournament with 1610 overall entrants.
On December 12th, 2016, Tantalus announced that he and the other tournament organizers had made the decision to cancel Pound 2017. This is due to the fact that the Pound 2016 venue, Ritz-Carlton in Tyson's Corner, was too small for the event and the tournament organizers could not find a larger venue for Pound 2017.
On December 31st, 2019, VGBC announced Pound 2020, being held on April 3rd-5th, 2020.  It was going to be the first Platinum tier stop on the 2020 Smash World Tour for Ultimate and the second for Melee. The event was canceled March 12th, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a replacement, on April 6th they announced Pound Online as part of the The Quarantine Series to be held from April 24th-26th, 2020.
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