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Tournament:Pound 2019

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Pound 2019
Pound 2019 Logo.jpg
Dates April 19th-21st, 2019
Venue Laurel Park
Address/City 198 Laurel Race Track Rd
Laurel, Maryland USA
Attendance 1,745
Entry fees Early Bird (Up to February 5th): $40
Tier 1 (February 6th-March 11th): $50
Tier 2 (March 12th-April 1st): $60
Tier 3 (April 2nd-April 8th): $75
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Hungrybox 1v1
USA Plup & USA Mew2King 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Canada Ally 1v1
USA Marss & USA Light 2v2
Organizer(s) VGBootCamp, Tantalus, Nintendude

Pound 2019 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee major and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate supermajor tournament held at Xanadu from April 19th-21st, 2019. This was the first official Pound tournament since Pound 2016 nearly 3 years earlier, and the first Pound tournament for Ultimate.

Tournament summary[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

In doubles, Plup2King double-eliminated PewFat to win the event, marking the first Melee doubles event since EGLX 2018 that PewFat did not win. In singles, Mang0 defeated Hungrybox 3-2 in Winners Semi-Final, his first win over Hungrybox since Smash Summit 6, and made Grand Finals on the Winner's side, the first major he was in this position since his victory at Super Smash Con 2017. However, Hungrybox tore through the Loser's bracket, defeating S2J, Zain, and Plup 3-1 to meet Mang0 in Grand Finals, where he defeated Mang0 twice 3-1 and 3-0 to win the tournament.

Hungrybox Crab incident[edit]

During top 8, an unknown spectator brought a dead crab into the venue, initially giving it its own seat.[1] At the end of Grand Finals, the crab was thrown at Hungrybox as he was fistbumping Mang0, with the incident being captured on-stream and by other spectators.[2] The spectator was later identified and banned from attending future tournaments, including Smash 'N' Splash 5.[3]

The incident caused a massive backlash on Twitter, with many people showing their disgust towards the spectator. It has since became a running joke in Hungrybox's fanbase, and Hungrybox himself would eat a crab on-stream in "revenge".

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

According to tournament guidelines, the Ultimate event was to use the latest version of Ultimate that was available on April 16th. As patch 3.0.0, the patch that added Joker, was released a day later, Joker was not allowed at the event.[4]

The first seed MkLeo was upset early in Winner's Quarter-Final in Phase 2 by #64 seed Jw 1-2 in an upset factor of 10, his first non-PGR loss of the season. Leo then made a notable 6-set Loser's run, including defeating Nairo 3-1 for 9th, before losing to Salem 1-3 to place 7th, his second non-Grand Final finish at a major alongside 2GG: Prime Saga, which took place a week prior. This event was notably the last tournament where MkLeo used Wolf and Lucina as his primary characters, as he began playing Joker in tournament starting with Umebura Japan Major 2019.

On the other hand, this marked a surprising performance from #18 seed Ally, which followed up his strong performance at Prime Saga a week prior that marked an end to his competitive slump. Benefitting from #47 seed Daybreak's upset over #2 seed Light (upset factor 8), who Ally was supposed to fight in Winners Quarter-Final of Top 48, Ally cruised into Top 8 defeating Pelca 3-1, playing the Snake ditto before winning the set using Mario in the last game. He then fought a series of game 5 events, defeating Dabuz and Myran twice, to win the event, continuing his top 3 streak at Pound events. Pound 2019 marked Ally's first major victory at a Smash event since 2GGC: Greninja Saga in 2017 and cemented him as the best Snake player in the early metagame. It also remained the only Snake victory at a major until Hurt's victory at Battle of BC 6 almost five years later.

Other notable runs include #37 seed Dark Wizzy's run, where he defeated #21 seed Mr.R and elminiated Light (upset factor 8) to place 13th, his best tournament run of the Spring 2019 PGRU season; and #10 seed ESAM's run, who was double-eliminated by Peach players MuteAce and Ling for 25th. ESAM's further losses to Samsora in Squad Strike and their money match cemented Peach as one of ESAM's worst characters to fight against.


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(451 entrants)
Top 48 Bracket
Top 12 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $2,706.00
2nd USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $1,623.60
3rd USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngSamusHeadSSBM.png $811.80
4th USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png $541.20
5th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $270.60
5th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $270.60
7th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png $135.30
7th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $135.30
9th USA Slox FoxHeadSSBM.png $67.65
9th USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png $67.65
9th USA Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $67.65
9th USA Cool Lime IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $67.65
13th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Ginger FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Jerry FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Kaeon FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA MikeHaze FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA KJH FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA iBDW FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA 2saint JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Amida JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
17th USA La Luna MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA bobby big ballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Joyboy FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Drephen SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA HTwa SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Kalvar MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Qerb MrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png
25th USA BIGKID JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Arkouda FalcoHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Tiramisu FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Kevin Maples FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA SypherPhoenix FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Bones FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA lintgod FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Mr. F JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA 42nd JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA JFlex SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Juicebox SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Boyd IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Zealous5000 MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA TheSWOOPER SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Peanutphobia YoshiHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Fable SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Icy FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Nagy MarthHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(93 teams)
Top 12 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Plup FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.png $744.00 ($372.00 each)
2nd USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $372.00 ($186.00 each)
3rd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $279.00 ($139.50 each)
4th USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png $186.00 ($93.00 each)
5th USA Lintgod FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Slox FoxHeadSSBM.png $93.00 ($46.50 each)
5th USA Drephen SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Boyd IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $93.00 ($46.50 each)
7th USA Juicebox SheikHeadSSBM.png USA MOM! PeachHeadSSBM.png $46.50 ($23.25 each)
7th USA Atomsk JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Turtle SheikHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.png $46.50 ($23.25 each)
9th* USA iBDW FoxHeadSSBM.png USA 2saint JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
9th United States HiFi JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png United States Jwilli SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA TheSWOOPER SamusHeadSSBM.png USA BIGKID JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Spare_Parts JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Young MarthHeadSSBM.png
  • This team was DQ'd in losers.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(802 entrants)
Top 48 Bracket
Top 12 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Ally SnakeHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png $4,812
2nd USA Myran OlimarHeadSSBU.png $2,887.20
3rd USA Marss ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.pngMegaManHeadSSBU.png $1,443.60
4th USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.png $962.40
5th USA Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBU.png $481.20
5th USA Salem SnakeHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png $481.20
7th USA MVD SnakeHeadSSBU.png $240.60
7th Mexico MkLeo WolfHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png $240.60
9th USA Nairo PalutenaHeadSSBU.png $120.30
9th USA Pelca SnakeHeadSSBU.png $120.30
9th USA Sinji Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png $120.30
9th Canada Jw GreninjaHeadSSBU.png $120.30
13th Sweden Leffen PichuHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngPokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Mr E LucinaHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Phantom PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Goblin RoyHeadSSBU.png
17th Netherlands Mr.R ChromHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Daybreak WolfHeadSSBU.png
17th USA MattyG WolfHeadSSBU.pngChromHeadSSBU.png
17th USA LingLing PeachHeadSSBU.png
17th USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.png
17th USA UtopianRay PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Suarez YoshiHeadSSBU.png
25th USA burntsocks YoshiHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Danbi YoshiHeadSSBU.png
25th USA ANTi MarioHeadSSBU.pngLucarioHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Mystearica ZeldaHeadSSBU.png
25th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Atomsk KingDededeHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Mj ROBHeadSSBU.png
33rd Canada Riddles RichterHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA BobbyWasabi VillagerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Puppeh WolfHeadSSBU.pngPokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Frozen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Ryuga IkeHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Geist BayonettaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Zinoto PeachHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA ZD FoxHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Seagull Joe WolfHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Dexter WolfHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Ned PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Gen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA CaptainZack DaisyHeadSSBU.pngPeachHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Shyguy PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA PkChris NessHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Ice WolfHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Mew2King WolfHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Larry Lurr WolfHeadSSBU.pngFoxHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Ralphie WolfHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Jakal WolfHeadSSBU.png
49th USA VoiD PichuHeadSSBU.png
49th USA 6WX SonicHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Tension FoxHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Ksev SnakeHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Pipp SnakeHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Pathoran SnakeHeadSSBU.png
49th USA SoulArts ShulkHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Juuuuul RobinHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Xerom NessHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Mav CloudHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Squerk YoshiHeadSSBU.png
49th USA Buzz ToonLinkHeadSSBU.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles[edit]

(139 teams)
Top 12 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Marss ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png $1,112.00 ($556.00 each)
2nd USA Nairo PalutenaHeadSSBU.png USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.png $556.00 ($278.00 each)
3rd USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.png Netherlands Mr. R ChromHeadSSBU.png $417.00 ($208.50 each)
4th Canada Ally SnakeHeadSSBU.png USA Larry Lurr WolfHeadSSBU.png $278.00 ($139.00 each)
5th Mexico MkLeo WolfHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png USA Mew2King LucinaHeadSSBU.png $139.00 ($69.50 each)
5th USA Myran OlimarHeadSSBU.png USA Fatality CaptainFalconHeadSSBU.png $139.00 ($69.50 each)
7th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.png USA MVD SnakeHeadSSBU.png $69.50 ($34.75 each)
7th USA Dark Wizzy MarioHeadSSBU.png USA Salem $69.50 ($34.75 each)
9th USA Puppeh WolfHeadSSBU.png USA Mekos LucasHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Gen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png USA LingLing PeachHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Suarez YoshiHeadSSBU.png USA Raptor YoshiHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Pathoran SnakeHeadSSBU.png USA EMP WolfHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Frozen PalutenaHeadSSBU.png USA Ralphie WolfHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Kiwi Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png USA Sinji Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBU.png USA Mr E LucinaHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Ryuga IkeHeadSSBU.png USA Goblin RoyHeadSSBU.png

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Squad Strike[edit]

(178 entrants)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Marss ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.pngIkeHeadSSBU.pngMegaManHeadSSBU.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBU.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBU.png $712.00
2nd Canada Riddles RichterHeadSSBU.pngMegaManHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.pngDrMarioHeadSSBU.pngRyuHeadSSBU.png $356.00
3rd USA Mew2King BowserHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.pngIncineroarHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png $267.00
4th USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.pngZeldaHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.pngBayonettaHeadSSBU.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png $178.00
5th USA Puppeh PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngInklingHeadSSBU.pngIsabelleHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.png $89.00
5th USA Larry Lurr FoxHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.pngPitHeadSSBU.pngShulkHeadSSBU.png $89.00
7th USA Kiwi Pac-ManHeadSSBU.pngDarkPitHeadSSBU.pngKirbyHeadSSBU.pngPiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.pngKingDededeHeadSSBU.png $44.50
7th USA Ned PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png $44.50
9th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.pngSamusHeadSSBU.pngYoshiHeadSSBU.pngPichuHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Sinji Pac-ManHeadSSBU.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBU.pngFoxHeadSSBU.pngInklingHeadSSBU.pngKingKRoolHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Pelca FoxHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.pngSnakeHeadSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png
9th USA LingLing PeachHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Dexter WolfHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Shyguy PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Tiger
13th USA MopN

Maryland vs. Virginia crew battle[edit]

Maryland Character Stocks Taken Virginia Character Stocks Taken
USA Burntsocks YoshiHeadSSBU.png 3 USA JeBB PalutenaHeadSSBU.png 2
USA Mj ROBHeadSSBU.png 0 USA Iota RidleyHeadSSBU.png 7
USA Dingus Joe MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png 2 USA Minix PichuHeadSSBU.png 0
USA ZD FoxHeadSSBU.png 9 USA Xerom NessHeadSSBU.png 2
USA Dexter WolfHeadSSBU.png 1 USA Squerk YoshiHeadSSBU.png 3
USA Logic OlimarHeadSSBU.png 3 USA Puppeh PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png 2
Total 18 Total 16

ESAM vs. Samsora $500 Money Match[edit]

Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score Amount
USA Samsora PeachHeadSSBU.png USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBU.png 10-1 $500


  1. ^ Crab before it was thrown.
  2. ^ Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified.
  3. ^ Smash 'N' Splash 5 Ban.
  4. ^ Pound on Joker.

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