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Tournament:Revival of Melee 5

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Revival of Melee 5
Dates November 17th-18th, 2012
Venue Toy Wiz
Address/City 253 West Route 59
Nanuet, New York USA
Attendance 110+
Entry fees Singles: $10
Doubles: $10 per person
Venue: $20 (for competitors) $15 (if setup was brought)
Pot size(s) Singles: $1,140
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Mew2King 1v1
USA Mew2King & USA Chillin 2v2
Director(s) Alukard

Revival of Melee 5 or ROM 5 was an Atlantic North Super Smash Bros. Melee regional and Apex 2013 qualifier held by Alukard in Nanuet, New York. The tournament brought together many talented smashers in the Atlantic North such as Mew2King and Hax, as well as Canadian champions KirbyKaze and Unknown522. Though the attendance was large and the competition was tough, ROM 5 did not feature several major players who attended previous Revival of Melee tournaments, most notably Mango, Dr. PeePee, and Hungrybox.


Time Event
Day 1 Both Singles Pools and Doubles Pools, as well as Exhibition Matches.
Day 2 Both Singles and Doubles Bracket.



(114 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $570
2nd Canada Unknown522 FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $285
3rd Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $171
4th USA Eggm FoxHeadSSBM.png $57
5th USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $28.50
5th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png $28.50
7th USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
7th USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.pngBowserHeadSSBM.pngSamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Ether MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA SwiftBass FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Teczero SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA ZoSo MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Sol FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png
13th USA DoH PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th Canada Weon-X FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Mafia CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Cyrain FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA G$ MarthHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Ben Grimm PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Nando CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA T. Webb FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA JesiahTEG MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Phish-It DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Slox FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Mr. F JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
25th USA WarriorKnight BowserHeadSSBM.png
25th USA The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Hazz FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Strong Bad DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png

Note: A match exchange was held in Winner's Semifinals where Eggm and Unknown522 switched places.


(16 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
3rd Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
4th Canada Weon-X FoxHeadSSBM.png Canada Unknown522 FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th USA T. Webb FoxHeadSSBM.png USA SwiftBass MarthHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Cyrain FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Ether MarthHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Alukard MarthHeadSSBM.png USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Vist LuigiHeadSSBM.png USA Wenbo FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Benteezy FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Hazz FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png USA G$ MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Eggm FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Nando CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Mafia CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Diesel GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Crismas PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Teczero SheikHeadSSBM.png
13th USA StriCNYN3 FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA UltimaScout MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA WarriorKnight FoxHeadSSBM.pngBowserHeadSSBM.png USA Dan FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Sol FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Phish-It DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png

Mew2King vs. Unknown522[edit]

This tournament has caused much controversy among the Smash community due to the winners' semifinals match between Mew2King and Unknown522, as well as the events that occurred afterward.

ROM 5 deviated from all other major tournaments of the year in that it used the "standard" version of Dave's Stupid Rule, which states one cannot counterpick any stage won on, instead of "modified DSR", which states one cannot counterpick the last stage won on (modified DSR was used at every other major tournament in 2012). Some players at the tournament were not informed of the unusual rule and in the case of Mew2King caused controversy in matches. In the winners' semifinal match featuring M2K and Unknown522, the match sequence went as follows:

At this point, Mew2King intended to counterpick Final Destination, as he was unaware of the DSR rules in effect, and believed he couldn't go back to only the last stage won on (that being Fountain of Dreams). Unknown, though skeptical of the claim, agreed and lost the match on Final Destination. After the match, Unknown clarified the claim with the TO Alukard, who made it clear which DSR variation was being used in the tournament. Mew2King and Unknown were then asked to replay match 5. Unknown then won on Yoshi's Story.[1]

There have been several points of controversy in this event. Many players believe that M2K lied to Unknown as to which variation of DSR was in effect, and argue that M2K did indeed cheat to win the match, while others argue it was unintentional and that it was Unknown's fault for not clarifying the rules before playing the match. Alukard's decision to replay game 5 was also highly controversial, as the set was already over by the time he was available for clarification, and many players felt that the initial results should have been used, saying that forcing replays can disrupt a player's mindset, as was the case with the final results. There have also been people who argue that Alukard should have made it clearer that the rule was different from all other major tournaments that year, and that players should pay more attention to a tournament's rulesets.

As a result of the replay and possibly its outcome, the rest of the tournament (winners' finals, losers' finals, and grand finals) were all sandbagged by Unknown and KirbyKaze, with KirbyKaze being asked to play out his set despite throwing game 1 and M2K being allowed to 3-0 Unknown in both grand final sets to take the tournament. M2K and Unknown also agreed to split their winnings in public before the grand final even began, creating further controversy.

In discussions following RoM 5 on SmashBoards, M2K and Unknown both admitted that they were at some fault, with M2K explaining that he did not check the rules but that they were not articulated well enough before the tournament, but that the replay should not have happened as he and Unknown had already decided what would normally have been the outcome, and Unknown admitting that he should have played out his Grand Finals sets. However, when a third party in Cactuar claimed that M2K knew full well that Final Destination was illegal, and that he pestered Unknown to be able to choose Final Destination until he finally caved in and accepted, confusion ensued as people were met with two completely different stories of what happened.

During the argument that followed, Alukard posted his argument into the thread that it was all M2K's fault and that he just pulled everyone into the controversy himself, and threatened to ban him from Revival of Melee 6. However, there were then people who argued against Alukard, claiming that he made a mistake himself in the bracket and forced Mew2King to move into a different set during Winner's Semifinals. They claimed that if Alukard did not interfere with the bracket in the first place, none of the ensuing issues would have happened. With a myriad of different arguments presented to users on the forum, the entire argument is still something of a gray area, but the general consensus is that Alukard, M2K, and Unknown all made mistakes in organizing or playing out the tournament, and that the community should take matters seriously to ensure these mistakes do not happen at future events.

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