|Dates||August 25th-27th, 2023|
|Venue||DCU Center Convention Center|
|Address/City||50 Foster Street|
|winners|| Cody Schwab 1v1|
Polish & Swedish Delight 2v2
|winners|| Light 1v1|
Antimony & Apple Reviewer 2v2
Shine 2023 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee major and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate superregional held in Worcester, Massachusetts, from August 25th-27th, 2023. It was the final tournament in the Shine series.
At 683 entrants, this is the largest Melee Shine tournament since Shine 2018, and the largest Shine ever held at the Worcester venue. It is also one of the largest Shine events for Melee in terms of top talent, with 6 of the most recent ranking's top 10 in attendance. In addition, Mango was scheduled to compete in Melee singles, but was late to the airport and missed his flight. Given that Mango missed his flight and Hungrybox (the other remaining God in active competition) was on vacation, this tournament marks the first Melee major with none of the Five Gods since MLG New York 2005 in February 2006, over 17 years prior.
Cody Schwab's victory marked the first and only time a Fox player, the origin of the namesake of the tournament series, won an installment of Shine; he also broke Zain's major winning streak spanning from Fête 3: By the Sea to Super Smash Con 2023. Aklo's run to 3rd place, accruing wins over Wevans, Jmook, SDJ and most notably bracket demon aMSa marked his best tournament run at a notable Melee event since his victory at Redemption Rumble.
Despite being the final Shine tournament, this marks the smallest Shine tournament for the most-recent Smash game, with the entrants count not even cracking 400 entrants. The number of top talent attending the event was also noticeably smaller than previous iterations: with Tweek's dropout due to Tera the following week, only 3 of the most recent ranking's top 50 players were in attendance.
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
*DQ'd in Losers.
Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
Top 32 Bracket
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles
Top 16 Bracket
Super Smash Bros. Melee crews
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crews
- During Round 2 Pools in Melee singles, RyGuy and YungWaff (who were scheduled event commentators) decided to self-commentate their set. Waff also self-commentated his set against Azel.
- The winners of both Ultimate and Melee singles (Light and Cody Schwab, respectively) were Fox players using the green costume.
- Mango missing his flight.
- Entered as "DEKURAW43"
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