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Tournament:Pound (series)

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Pound
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Info
Founded 2006
Region MD/VA, United States
Format Round Robin, Double Elimination
Super Smash Bros. winners Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn (Pound 2016)
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA ChuDat (Pound 1 & 2)
USA Mango (Pound 3 & 4)
USA PPMD (Pound V)
USA Hungrybox (Pound 2016 & 2019)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl winners USA ADHD (Pound 4)
Canada Ally (Pound V)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winners Japan Abadango (Pound 2016)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Canada Ally (Pound 2019)
Staff
Director(s) Chinesah (Pound 1)
Plank (Pound 2, 3, 4, V, 2016)
VGBC (Pound 2019, 2020)

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.[1] This resulted in Plank being placed on the Smashboards Tournament Organizer blacklist[2] 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.[3]

On February 24th, 2018, VGBC announced Pound Underground, being held on May 12th-13th, 2018. [4]

On December 31st, 2019, VGBC announced Pound 2020, being held on April 3rd-5th, 2020. [5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

List of tournaments[edit]

Event Date Attendance Games
Pound January 28th, 2006 60 Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pound 2 June 16th-17th, 2007 201+ Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pound 3 February 2nd-3rd, 2008 220+ Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 400+ Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 300+ Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 1,610 Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 1,745 Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Side Event Date Attendance Games
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 95 Super Smash Bros. Melee Project M
Pound Underground May 12th-13th, 2018 216 Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pound Online April 24th-26th, 2020 5,579 Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate

Champions[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Smash 64 Winners Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound 2016 107 Daniel Hoyt Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn PikachuHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.pngKirbyHeadSSB.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB.png USA tacos YoshiHeadSSB.pngPikachuHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.pngKirbyHeadSSB.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB.png

Super Smash Bros. Melee Melee Winners Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound 55 Daniel Rodriguez USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png USA NEO RoyHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png
Pound 2 201 Daniel Rodriguez USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Pound 3 224 Joseph Marquez USA Mango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Pound 4 347 Joseph Marquez USA Mango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
Pound V 243 Kevin Nanney USA Dr. PeePee FalcoHeadSSBM.png Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBM.png
Pound 2016 933 Juan Debiedma USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png
Pound 2019 451 Juan Debiedma USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Side Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound V.5 95 Jason Zimmerman USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png USA Mango CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngMarioHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
Pound Underground 216 Zain Naghmi USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png
Pound Online 979 Zain Naghmi USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Brawl Winners Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound 4 192 Wyatt Beekman USA ADHD DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png USA Mew2King MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
Pound V 151 Elliot Carroza Canada Ally MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngSnakeHeadSSBB.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBB.png USA Anti MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png

Project M Project M Winners Project M[edit]

Side Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound V.5 32 Jason Zimmerman USA Mew2King FoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngSheikHeadSSBB.png USA Zhime ZeldaHeadSSBB.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Smash 4 Winners Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound 2016 513 Yuta Kawamura Japan Abadango MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png Canada Ally MarioHeadSSB4-U.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ultimate Winners Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound 2019 802 Elliot Carroza Canada Ally SnakeHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png USA Myran OlimarHeadSSBU.png
Side Event Entrants Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Character(s)
Pound Online 5,089 Brian Kalu USA Cosmos InklingHeadSSBU.pngPikachuHeadSSBU.png USA Dabuz RosalinaHeadSSBU.pngOlimarHeadSSBU.png

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