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Tournament:Smash Bros. Fighting Battle: Smash Bros. Meijin Deciding Game

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Smash Bros. Fighting Battle: Smash Bros. Meijin Deciding Game
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Dates August 27th-29th, 1999
Venue Makuhari Messe Expo Hall
Address/City Tokyo, Japan Japan
Attendance 10,000
Entry fees Free
Results
Super Smash Bros. winners Koichi Oikawa
Hiroki Eguchi
Nigaho Toru
Matsuse Shinichi
Hattori Yusuke
Kourtaro Watanabe
Staff
Director(s) Nintendo
Emcees Shiori Takei
Daisuke Nishikawa

Smash Bros. Fighting Battle: Smash Bros. Meijin Deciding Game was a series of Super Smash Bros. tournaments held on August 27th-29th, 1999, by Nintendo at Space World 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. They were the first official Smash Bros. tournaments.

The morning of the first day was a series of qualifiers. These events were single-elimination four-player free-for-alls with items on. 10,000 players participated in the competition; after three rounds with 2,048 players per tournament, only 32 remained. These players were then invited to play in the quarterfinals, reducing the number to 8 players, then to 2, who would play in a 1-on-1 stock match for the finals. A final match was held twice per day: one for the morning, and one for the afternoon. Descriptions of the matches were written for the Space World website, and the winners of the tournaments were interviewed after their matches ended. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai was also present.

Results[edit]

Day 1[edit]

Morning[edit]

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Koichi Oikawa Kirby's head icon from SSB. Game Boy Color
2nd Kota Kajiwara Kirby's head icon from SSB.

Afternoon[edit]

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Hiroki Eguchi Pikachu's head icon from SSB.
2nd Yasutaka Sakekawa Kirby's head icon from SSB.

Day 2[edit]

Morning[edit]

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Nigaho Toru Pikachu's head icon from SSB.
2nd Norio Shibata Ness's head icon from SSB.

Afternoon[edit]

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Matsuse Shinichi Samus's head icon from SSB.
2nd Ayada Yoshinari Ness's head icon from SSB.

Day 3[edit]

Morning[edit]

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Hattori Yusuke Kirby's head icon from SSB.
2nd Mizukoshi Yoshihiko Ness's head icon from SSB.

Afternoon[edit]

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Kourtaro Watanabe Kirby's head icon from SSB.
2nd Hayao Kamitono Fox's head icon from SSB.

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Trivia[edit]

  • Following his victory in the day 1 morning finals, Koichi Oikawa would become a minor celebrity in the Japanese Smash scene. He would be referred to as Oikawa Meijin ("Master Oikawa") and was considered one of the best players in the very early Smash 64 metagame. He also played in a tournament held on the Japan-only children's variety show 64 Mario Stadium. Now, he commentates official Nintendo tournaments in Japanese, and maintains a blog and a YouTube channel.

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