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Tournament:Shine 2023

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Shine 2023
Dates August 25th-27th, 2023
Venue DCU Center Convention Center
Address/City 50 Foster Street
Worcester, Massachusetts USA
Attendance 1,207
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Cody Schwab 1v1
USA Polish & USA Swedish Delight 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners USA Light 1v1
USA Antimony & USA 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.

Tournament summary[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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.

The #4 seed, Jakal, was eliminated at 9th place, losing to #5 seed Aaron and #17 seed DM, with the latter being an upset factor of 5.

Light, in winning Ultimate singles, broke the fabled "Shine Curse" and became the first (and only) player from New England to win a Shine tournament.


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(683 entrants)
Top 48 Bracket 1
Top 48 Bracket 2
Top 12 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Cody Schwab FoxHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.pngLinkHeadSSBM.png
4th Canada aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
5th USA SDJ JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png
7th USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Wevans SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Krudo SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Zamu FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Chem FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Panda FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA JoJo CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Magi FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Lunar Dusk IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
17th Canada Joshman FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Franz DrMarioHeadSSBM.png
17th* Canada moky FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Polish PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Jude MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Sirmeris PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Mekk GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Freezus FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th* USA Wally PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Mot$ FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Preeminent FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Grab MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th Switzerland Jah Ridin' LuigiHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Azel MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA essy SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA KoopaTroopa895 MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Lowercase hero FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Q FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Inky SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA DrLobster SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Bbatts PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA E-tie FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Ben SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Paladin FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Squid FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Zuppy FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Matteo CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA ckyulmiqnudaetr DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Zeo CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Panko JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Palpa JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Project FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Fudge FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA YAMI FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Maelstrom FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Kalvar MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA vortex SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Foxy Grandpa SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA YungWaff FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA RC FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Ember SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Nickemwit CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA hexjo FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Zealous5000 MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Chango JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png

*DQ'd in Losers.

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(158 teams)
Top 32 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Polish PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
2nd Canada aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
3rd Canada Zuppy FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Azel FoxHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Krudo SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Panda FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Cody Schwab FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Zamu FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Foxy Grandpa SheikHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Ben SheikHeadSSBM.png Canada Joshman FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Chem FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Mot$ FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Stone FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Wevans SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Artan FoxHeadSSBM.png USA TheAsianOne FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Preeminent FoxHeadSSBM.png USA essy FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA DrLobster SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Brad FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Kalvar MarthHeadSSBM.png USA Arkouda FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Icy FoxHeadSSBM.png USA vortex SheikHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Inky SheikHeadSSBM.png USA DannyPhantom FoxHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(396 entrants)
Top 48 Bracket 1
Top 48 Bracket 2
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Light FoxHeadSSBU.png
2nd USA Zomba ROBHeadSSBU.png
3rd USA Aaron DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
4th USA DM PikachuHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
5th Canada Smokk RoyHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Anathema ROBHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Stocktaker69 WolfHeadSSBU.pngSephirothHeadSSBU.png
7th USA Just Blue SteveHeadSSBU.pngWiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Jakal WolfHeadSSBU.png
9th Dominican Republic Capitancito MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Antimony SteveHeadSSBU.png
9th USA John Numbers WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Ling PeachHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Sho MetaKnightHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Unleashed SoraHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Craftis SonicHeadSSBU.png
17th USA G-XTREME PikachuHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Apple Reviewer MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
17th USA PkChris NessHeadSSBU.png
17th Canada Metamo YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Tony Pajamas NessHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Yoda Cage BowserJrHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Scot LuigiHeadSSBU.png
17th USA Exciled BowserHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Nuggetz DaisyHeadSSBU.png
25th Canada Babino IkeHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Tyler ChromHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Kamex SonicHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Robber YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Beast PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Don MarioHeadSSBU.png
25th USA Player 4 PeachHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Bruho KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA red berpo JokerHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Yosi[2] IceClimbersHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Dolan DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Mr. B LucinaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA GuyGuy LuigiHeadSSBU.pngGreninjaHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Queso FalcoHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Vergo ShulkHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA ZekeReds LittleMacHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Paulo FoxHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Dew2 ROBHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA XLR8 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Xanafer IkeHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA 808 KingKRoolHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Frosty FalcoHeadSSBU.png
33rd USA Doucette ROBHeadSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBU.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles[edit]

(84 teams)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Antimony SteveHeadSSBU.png USA Apple Reviewer MiiBrawlerHeadSSBU.png
2nd USA Pelca SnakeHeadSSBU.png USA Kiwi Pac-ManHeadSSBU.png
3rd USA red berpo JokerHeadSSBU.png USA Lito WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png
4th USA Exciled BowserHeadSSBU.png USA Laid ROBHeadSSBU.png
5th USA Scot LuigiHeadSSBU.png USA Glare BayonettaHeadSSBU.png
5th USA DM PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png USA Unleashed SoraHeadSSBU.png
7th USA XLR8 YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png USA Robber YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png
7th USA PkChris NessHeadSSBU.png USA Beast PokemonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Craftis SonicHeadSSBU.png USA ATARi
9th USA Shard MarioHeadSSBU.png USA XLNC YoshiHeadSSBU.png
9th USA Frosty FalcoHeadSSBU.png USA Dolan DiddyKongHeadSSBU.png
9th USA 6:00 AM IncineroarHeadSSBU.png USA FumeInHiding FoxHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
13th Canada PixelsOPlenty SamusHeadSSBU.png Canada ShaaawnCena PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Smylo SteveHeadSSBU.png USA Kavlista JokerHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Sephie ZeldaHeadSSBU.png USA Don MarioHeadSSBU.png
13th USA Dew2 ROBHeadSSBU.png USA Cheech BowserHeadSSBU.png

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee crews[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crews[edit]


  • 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.


  1. ^ Mango missing his flight.
  2. ^ Entered as "DEKURAW43"

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