Tournament:Slippi Champions League
Slippi Champions League is a Super Smash Bros. Melee online tournament series directed by Beyond The Summit in conjunction with Project Slippi. The series is split up into seasons, which consists of 4 weekly tournaments. The tournaments are region-locked to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Slippi Champions League follows a different format than normal competitive play. Each week there are 2 Divisions, each with 8 players. For the first week of the season, the 16 players competing are invited, while in subsequent weeks players are invited through their performance from the previous week.
In Division 1, 8 players play in a single elimination bracket. The top 4 players remain in the division while the bottom 4 are dropped into Division 1 Relegation. In Division 2, 4 matches are played between the 8 players. The winners of each match move on to Division 1 Relegation while the losers are dropped into Division 2 Relegation.
In Division 1 Relegation, the four players from Division 1 play the four players from Division 2. The winners of each match moves on to Division 1 for the next week while the losers are moved to Division 2 for the next week. In Division 2 Relegation, the players play in 4 open bracket qualifiers. The winners advance to Division 2 for the next week while the losers are knocked out of the tournament series; losers can re-qualify by playing in the following week's open bracket.
Season 1 had a total prize pool of $20,000 prize pool. Those who remained in the tournament series by week 4 qualified for Smash Summit 10 Online.