Pound V was a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl national tournament hosted in Arlington, Virginia, United States from February 19th-21st, 2011, hosted by Plank and TheTantalus. This tournament drew significant controversy after the tournament director, Plank, announced that he would be unable to pay out most of the top finishers due to financial issues he came across when hosting the tournament. The only players who were paid at the time were Laijin and Cheese, who won the Amateur Singles brackets for Melee and Brawl, respectively, and had gotten the cash directly from Plank after the tournament. Nearly ten thousand dollars of prize money was lost, and the incident heavily stained the reputation of Plank, leading to Plank having been the only TO to have ever been placed on Smashboard's tournament organizer blacklist, as well as a hiatus of the Pound tournament series for nearly three years until Pound V.5 (which then was on a much smaller scale than the previous prestigious Pound tournaments). Five years later on November 18th, 2015, Plank announced that he would finally be paying back prize money owed by the tournament.
As of November 18th, 2015, Plank has contacted many of the winners to begin paying out prizes previously owed from this tournament.
(243 entrants, three rounds of pools)
(81 teams, one round of pools)
(151 entrants, two rounds of pools)
(48 teams, one round of pools)