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Tournament:Smash Summit 11

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Smash Summit 11
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Dates July 15th-18th, 2021
Venue Summit Gaming House
Address/City unknown
Los Angeles, California USA
Attendance 16
Entry fees N/A
Pot size(s) $155,669
Results
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Mango 1v1
Staff
Director(s) Beyond the Summit

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 $155,669, 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 Mango and finishing the event in 3rd place.

Players invited/qualified[edit]

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 non-invited players at Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE qualified:

Players voted in[edit]

Players eliminated[edit]

These players were eliminated in voting:

Eligible players[edit]

Players were eligible if they met the following requirements:

A full list of eligible players is in this post.

Declined players[edit]

Ginger dropped out from voting on June 27th due to health problems and being in the process of moving at the time.[1]

Leffen was invited alongside aMSa, but announced on July 2nd, 2021 that he could not attend due to visa issues.[2] As a result, on July 5th it was announced that Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE would have two qualifying spots instead of one.[3]

Pipsqueak had qualified as the player with the most points in the S.A.M.E 2021 circuit after Smash Sauna Online.[4] 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.[5]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

(16 entrants)
Final Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $46,700.70
2nd USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png $23,350.35
3rd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $18,680.28
4th USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $15,566.90
5th USA Wizzrobe CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $9,340.14
5th USA iBDW FoxHeadSSBM.png $9,340.14
7th Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $4,670.07
7th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png $4,670.07
9th USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png $3,113.38
9th Canada moky FoxHeadSSBM.png $3,113.38
9th Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png $3,113.38
9th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $3,113.38
13th USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.png $2,179.37
13th USA 2saint JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $2,179.37
13th USA LSD MarthHeadSSBM.png $2,179.37
13th USA yingling FalcoHeadSSBM.png $2,179.37

Side events[edit]

Modified Doubles[edit]

In Modified Doubles, players cannot choose the same character they have used in a set.
(8 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mango DrMarioHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.pngMarioHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.png $4,000 ($2,000 each)
2nd USA Plup FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngSamusHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngLuigiHeadSSBM.png USA Hungrybox NessHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png
3rd Japan aMSa FoxHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngSamusHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Axe MarthHeadSSBM.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBM.pngPikachuHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Zain SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngRoyHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png Canada n0ne DrMarioHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngMarioHeadSSBM.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png
5th Canada moky CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA iBDW FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
5th USA LSD MarthHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png USA Wizzrobe CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Aklo YoungLinkHeadSSBM.pngLinkHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png USA 2saint ZeldaHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
5th USA yingling FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA KoDoRiN SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngRoyHeadSSBM.png

VIP Bracket[edit]

(22 entrants)
Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Ringler DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Tai MarthHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Vish CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Mekk CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Husband MarthHeadSSBM.png
5th USA n3zModGod YoshiHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Zhu MarthHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Snap FoxHeadSSBM.png

Pfizer VS Moderna Crew Battle[edit]

Pfizer Character Stocks Taken Moderna Character Stocks Taken
USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.png 6 USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png 2
USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png 7 Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png 3
USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png 4 USA yingling FalcoHeadSSBM.png 2
USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 4 Canada moky FoxHeadSSBM.png 3
USA 2saint JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 3 Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 4
USA Plup USA LSD MarthHeadSSBM.png 4
Total 24 Total 18

Commentator Crew Battle[edit]

Team Scar Character Stocks Taken Team Toph Character Stocks Taken
USA The Cheat LuigiHeadSSBM.png 3 USA HugS SamusHeadSSBM.png 6
USA Lovage FoxHeadSSBM.png 2 USA Toph FoxHeadSSBM.png 5
USA homemadewaffles FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3 USA Zhu MarthHeadSSBM.png 4
USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 5 USA Vish CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 1
Total 13 Total 16

Trivia[edit]

  • This tournament has the largest singles pot in all of Melee history at $155,669 and was the first Smash tournament to exceed $100,000, beating the previous record from Smash Summit 5's around $80,000.[6] It was the 14th largest prize pool out of any fighting game.[7] Mango won the largest payout at a Melee tournament at $46,700.70.
  • This was the first in-person Smash Summit since the original Smash Summit where Mango was in Grand Finals, as well as more notably serving as Mango's first Smash Summit win.
  • This was the first odd numbered Smash Summit since Smash Summit 3 where Hungrybox didn't win, ending his streak.
  • The vote-in process for Smash Summit 11 achieved a number of firsts in comparison to prior Summits:
    • This is the first Summit where the majority of players voted in were sponsored (Aklo and yingling being the exceptions at the time of the voting process).
    • Hungrybox had received the most votes for any first round Summit vote-in player in Summit history (around 120,000 votes) until being superseded by Aaron at Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
    • Wizzrobe received the most votes for any player that would ultimately be eliminated from the voting phase (around 138,000 votes) until being superseded by Peanut at Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
    • yingling had received the most votes for any vote-in player in Summit history (around 175,000 votes), though this has since been superseded by Kola at Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
      • yingling's campaign garnered attention due to his underdog status and his lead throughout most of the voting phase. A few notable players, including HugS and LSD, voiced their support for yingling,[8][9] and many other players changed their Twitter profile picture to that of a fish from SpongeBob SquarePants and their Twitter name to "I am Nicholas yingling."
  • Smash Summit 11 was the first in-person Smash Summit to have no players from Sweden and Europe as a whole compete, as both Leffen and Pipsqueak encountered travel issues originating from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that prevented them from attending.
  • Mango's loser's run is the longest of any Smash Summit champion, losing to Plup in Winner's Quarterfinals and then winning 7 consecutive sets from Top 12 onwards.

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