Tournament:Smash Summit 11
Smash Summit 11 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational supermajor tournament. It was the eleventh installment of the Smash Summit series for Melee, and was held on July 15th-18th, 2021. Like previous Smash Summits, it was held at the Summit Gaming House, a private residence house in Los Angeles, California, and was closed to the general public.
The tournament was notable as the first offline major for Melee in over a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At $155,372, it also set the record for the largest prize pool of any event in Smash history, a record that it held for a month. Leffen and aMSa were both automatically invited to the event as international competitors who had been unable to compete in North American online events; however, Leffen was unable to attend due to visa issues. Pipsqueak had also qualified for the event, but had to withdraw the day before the start of competition due to travel difficulties; he was then given an automatic invite to Smash Summit 12.
Mango took first place at the event, defeating moky, n0ne, iBDW, Plup, Hungrybox, and Zain twice en route to his first Summit championship. The two-set, ten-game grand finals was immediately considered an all-time classic, as Mango clawed back from an 0-2 deficit in the first set and defeated Zain's Marth using Fox in back-to-back games on Final Destination, a matchup widely considered to be unfavorable for Fox. Hungrybox also had an impressive showing at the event; although his online placements had been lackluster, he defeated aMSa and iBDW to reach winners' finals before losing to Zain and Mango and finishing the event in 3rd place.
The following player was invited by Beyond The Summit:
The top 6 players from Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 4 qualified:
The top 3 players at Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE qualified:
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in voting:
Players were eligible if they met the following requirements:
A full list of eligible players is in this post.
Leffen was invited alongside aMSa, but announced on July 2nd, 2021 that he could not attend due to visa issues. As a result, on July 5th it was announced that Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE would have two qualifying spots instead of one.
Pipsqueak had qualified as the player with the most points in the S.A.M.E 2021 circuit after Smash Sauna Online. However, due to a myriad of issues pertaining to travel and COVID-19, he too was unable to attend. He was automatically invited to Smash Summit 12, and BTS announced that the player who placed third at Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE, KoDoRiN, would be replacing him.
In Modified Doubles, players cannot choose the same character they have used in a set.
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