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Tournament:Smash Masters League

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Smash Masters League
Info
Founded 2018
Region Worldwide
Format Double elimination
Most successful player(s) USA Hungrybox (Melee Full Bloom 4, Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition, and Get On My Level 2018)
Staff
Director(s) ESA Smash, eSports Arena
Website(s) https://smash.gg/league/smash-masters-league

Smash Masters League, or SML, was a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U circuit of tournaments held throughout 2018 worldwide in counties like the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, China, and more. It was a partnership between ESA Smash and eSports Arena in an effort to make the first Super Smash Bros. global circuit. It was announced on February 11th, 2018[1], and is the spiritual successor to the 2GGC series of tournaments. On October 4th, 2018, ESA Smash announced that they were halting Smash Masters League due to "unforseeable circumstances"[2]

Format[edit]

Smash Masters League hosted tournaments for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U around the world. It hosted tournaments around the world in countries like the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, China, and more. Players competed for points to qualify for the finale, Smash Worlds, where the top 32 players in each game would have played for a $50,000 prize pool for each game. (Smash 4 was subject to change to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.) ESA Smash-partnered local events also earned points towards the leaderboard.

Four categories of tournaments were in Smash Masters League: eSports Arena events, national tournaments, regional tournaments, and local tournaments. Playing at ESA events, national tournaments, and regional tournaments had opportunities to earn leaderboard points. ESA events offer the most points, and the winners of them auto-qualify for Smash Worlds. Local communities made Top 8 rankings, though they did not count for points. Instead, a double-elimination final between the top 8 players near the end of the year would qualify for regional tournament-level points. At the end of the year, the top 32 players with the most points in each game would have competed at Smash Worlds to be crowned champion of the world.

List of tournaments[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

Event Date Tier Attendance
Full Bloom 4 March 24th, 2018 ESA 354
Respawn 6 March 31st, 2018 National 95
Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition April 7th, 2018 ESA 182
Flatiron 3 April 21st, 2018 Regional 316
Super Smash Sundays 64 April 29th, 2018 Regional 133
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th, 2018 ESA 449
Battle Arena Melbourne 10 May 18th, 2018 National 182
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st, 2018 ESA 924
Smash Factor 7 July 20th, 2018 National 114
Cascade 2 July 28th, 2018 National 122
REV Major 2018 September 15th, 2018 National 10

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles[edit]

Event Date Tier Attendance
Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas March 24th, 2018 ESA 154
Respawn 6 March 31st, 2018 National 105
Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition April 7th, 2018 ESA 154
Flatiron 3 April 21st, 2018 Regional 91
Port Priority 3 May 5th, 2018 Regional 208
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th, 2018 ESA 446
Battle Arena Melbourne 10 May 18th, 2018 National 187
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st, 2018 ESA 527
Smash Factor 7 July 20th, 2018 National 308
Cascade 2 July 28th, 2018 National 72
REV Major 2018 September 15th, 2018 National 29

Champions[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee Melee Winners Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Event Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Tag Character(s)
Full Bloom 4 Juan Debiedma USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Joseph Marquez USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.png
Respawn 6 Daniel Rodriguez USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Mustafa Akcakaya Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png
Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition Juan Debiedma USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Justin McGrath USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Flatiron 3 William Hjelte Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png Jeffrey Williamson USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
Super Smash Sundays 64 Weston Dennis USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png Joey Aldama USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
Get On My Level 2018 Juan Debiedma USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Justin McGrath USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
Smash 'N' Splash 4 Adam Lindgren Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png Juan Debiedma USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
Smash Factor 7 Adam Lindgren Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png Edgard Sheleby Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
Cascade 2 Zaid Ali USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png Kyle Zhu USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Smash 4 Winners Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Event Player Tag Character(s) Runner-up Tag Character(s)
Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas Nairoby Quezada USA Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Leonardo Perez Mexico MkLeo MarthHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
Respawn 6 William Belaid France Glutonny WarioHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Ufuk Fidan Germany cyve DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition Leonardo Perez Mexico MkLeo MarthHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png Jason Bates USA ANTi ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngMarioHeadSSB4-U.pngCloudHeadSSB4-U.png
Flatiron 3 Eric Lew USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png Jestise Negron USA MVD DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
Port Priority 3 Samuel Buzby USA Dabuz Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png Jason Bates USA ANTi MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngMetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png
Get On My Level 2018 Leonardo Perez Mexico MkLeo CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.png Nairoby Quezada USA Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png BowserHeadSSB4-U.png DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
Smash 'N' Splash 4 James Makekau-Tyson USA VoiD SheikHeadSSB4-U.png Saleem Young USA Salem BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
Smash Factor 7 Jason Bates USA ANTi MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngCloudHeadSSB4-U.png Edgard Sheleby USA Larry Lurr FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
Cascade 2 Calib Byers USA Konga DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Kenton-Orion Sink USA KOSSismoss MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png

Point standings[edit]

Point system[edit]

Global leaderboard[edit]

Placement ESA Events Nationals Regionals
1st 200* 100 50
2nd 120 60 30
3rd 80 40 20
4th 60 30 15
5th 40 20 10
7th 30 15 7
9th 20 10 4
13th 15 7 2
17th 10 4
25th 7 2
33rd 4
49th 2
  • *Winning ESA events auto-qualifies for Smash Worlds. However, 2nd place at ESA events does not qualify for Smash Worlds if the winner is already auto-qualified.

Local leaderboards[edit]

Placement Locals
1st 25
2nd 15
3rd 10
4th 7
5th 4
7th 2
  • Local leaderboards are unique to individual regions.
  • Each local has its own local leaderboard, where points cannot transfer to the global leaderboard or other local leaderboards.
  • Near the end of the year, the top 8 players on the local leaderboard will play in a final. This is an invitational where points will be added to the global leaderboard at a regional level. If any of the top 8 cannot attend, the next available players will take their place.
  • Tiebreakers are up to ESA's discretion.

Super Smash Bros. Melee standings[edit]

Rank Player Points
1st USA Hungrybox* 720
2nd Sweden Armada* 400
3rd USA Plup 240
4th Sweden Leffen 210
5th USA ChuDat 167
6th USA Mango 150
6th USA Westballz 150
8th USA Wizzrobe 140
9th USA SFAT 137
10th Canada n0ne 125
11th USA Mew2King 120
12th USA Spark 119
13th USA Axe 117
14th USA Zain 107
15th USA Kalamazhu 92
16th USA S2J 90
17th USA Shroomed 80
18th USA Lucky 76
19th Germany Ice 75
20th Japan aMSa 70
21st USA PewPewU 65
22nd USA Duck 60
22nd USA Swedish Delight 60
24th USA HugS 59
25th USA La Luna 52
26th USA Crush 45
27th USA Ka-Master 42
28th USA lloD 41
28th USA MikeHaze 41
30th Spain Overtriforce 40
30th Australia Spud 40
30th USA Nintendude 40
  • *Auto-qualifying from winning an ESA event
  • Only the Top 32 will play in Smash Worlds.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U standings[edit]

Rank Player Points
1st Mexico MkLeo* 600
2nd USA Nairo* 320
3rd USA ANTi 270
4th USA VoiD* 220
5th USA Konga 174
6th Canada Mistake 170
7th USA Salem 140
8th USA Dabuz 130
9th USA Larry Lurr 120
10th France Glutonny 115
11th USA falln 110
12th USA Fatality 107
13th Australia Extra 100
14th Canada Captain L 94
15th Japan komorikiri 80
16th USA Tweek 70
17th USA ESAM 65
18th USA Cosmos 60
18th Germany cyve 60
18th Australia Ghost 60
18th USA Light 60
18th USA KOSSismoss 60
23rd USA Elegant 55
24th USA Xzax 50
25th Germany Schligger 40
25th USA DSS 40
25th USA Legit 40
25th USA MVD 40
25th Australia Tru4 40
25th USA Lima 40
25th Canada Jon Awesome 40
32nd Canada Ally 37
32nd USA CaptainZack 37
32nd Canada LetsTickle 37
  • *Auto-qualifying from winning an ESA event
  • Only the Top 32 will play in Smash Worlds.

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