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Tournament:Smash Summit 13

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Smash Summit 13
Smash Summit 13.jpg
Dates May 12th-15th, 2022
Venue Beyond the Summit
Address/City unknown
Los Angeles, California USA
Attendance 16
Entry fees N/A
Pot size(s) $29,663
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA iBDW
Organizer(s) Beyond the Summit

Smash Summit 13 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the Smash Summit series for Melee, and was held on May 12th-15th, 2022 at Beyond the Summit's studio in Los Angeles, California, which is closed to the general public.

iBDW took first place at the event, winning back-to-back Summits by defeating n0ne and Jmook 3-1 to make it to winners' finals where he would find himself against Hungrybox before taking the set once again 3-1. In grand finals, iBDW and Plup faced off in the Fox Ditto match where Plup would quickly go up 2-0 before being reversed 3-0'd by iBDW, earning him his second Smash Summit title. Plup also had an impressive showing at the event; although being absent from Smash Summit 12, he would find himself on the winners side of the final bracket despite not playing any sets on Saturday as a precaution of COVID-19. In winners' quarters, Plup would take his set over Zain 3-2 before falling to losers by Hungrybox. In losers, Plup defeated lloD and Jmook 3-1 to once again face Hungrybox in losers' finals. In the runback, Plup took the set 3-2 to make it into grand finals before being defeated by iBDW, placing 2nd. After showing dominance by placing first at GENESIS 8 and Pound 2022, Zain would unexpectedly place 5th at the event after falling to losers by Plup in winners' quarters to make a lengthy losers run before losing 3-1 to Jmook in losers' quarters. Mango and Leffen both placed outside of top 8 in a very uncharacteristic fashion, with Mango losing to Hungrybox and KoDoRiN and Leffen losing to Jmook and lloD, resulting in a 9th place finish for both players.

Players invited/qualified[edit]

The following players were invited by Beyond the Summit:

The top 4 non-invited players at GENESIS 8 all qualified:

  • USA Jmook (who finished 2nd)
  • Canada n0ne (who finished 4th)
  • USA Hungrybox (who finished 5th)
  • USA lloD (who finished 7th and beat Kalamazhu in a tiebreaker match, as aMSa, who finished 5th, was unable to attend)

Players voted in[edit]

*Replaced Pipsqueak.

Declined players[edit]

Pipsqueak had originally qualified through the SAME 2021 Finale, but was unable to attend due to complications with COVID-19. He was replaced by Mekk, who had the highest amount of votes out of the players eliminated on the final day of voting.[1] Pipsqueak was later invited to Smash Summit 14.

Players eliminated[edit]

These players were eliminated in voting:

Eligible players[edit]

Players were eligible if they meet the following requirements:


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(16 entrants)
Final Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA iBDW FoxHeadSSBM.png $8,898.90
2nd USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $4,449.45
3rd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $3,559.56
4th USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png $2,966.30
5th USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png $1,779.78
5th USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png $1,779.78
7th Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $889.89
7th USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png $889.89
9th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png $593.26
9th UK Frenzy FalcoHeadSSBM.png $593.26
9th USA Salt CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $593.26
9th USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.png $593.26
13th USA Mekk CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $415.28
13th USA Blue[2] FoxHeadSSBM.png $415.28
13th Australia Sora[3] FoxHeadSSBM.png $415.28
13th USA DarkGenex[4] FoxHeadSSBM.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $415.28

Side events[edit]

Crew Battle Singles[edit]

Team Whispy Character Stocks Taken Team Randall Character Stocks Taken
Australia Sora FoxHeadSSBM.png 4 USA Salt CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 2
USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.png 9 USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png 3
USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png 1 USA DarkGenex IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png 1
USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png 6 USA iBDW FoxHeadSSBM.png 8
UK Frenzy FalcoHeadSSBM.png 5 USA Mekk CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 1
USA Blue FoxHeadSSBM.png 2 Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 3
Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png 4 USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 7
USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png 1 USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3
Total 32 Total 28

Crew Battle Doubles[edit]

Team Whispy Character Team Whispy Character Stocks Taken Team Randall Character Team Randall Character Stocks Taken
Australia Sora FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png 8 USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 5
UK Frenzy FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Blue FoxHeadSSBM.png 4 USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Salt CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 14
USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.png USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png 7 USA iBDW FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 5
Total 19 Total 24

Home Run Contest[edit]

(7 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Distance (ft)
1st USA lloD YoshiHeadSSBM.png 2331.7
2nd USA DarkGenex YoshiHeadSSBM.png 2152.9
3rd USA Salt RoyHeadSSBM.png 1284.4
4th Canada n0ne YoshiHeadSSBM.png 112.2
5th USA Plup GanondorfHeadSSBM.png 103.6
6th USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png 20.9
7th Australia Sora CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 0.0

VIP Bracket[edit]

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the VIP Bracket was stopped early at top 8.

(38 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png
USA Rishi MarthHeadSSBM.png
USA n3zModGod YoshiHeadSSBM.png
USA null FoxHeadSSBM.png
USA Logan MarthHeadSSBM.png
USA Joey Donuts FalcoHeadSSBM.png
USA Zealot FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA bonfire10 SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Squid FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Violence SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Bbatts PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Tai MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Stavino DrMarioHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Snap FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA PudgyPanda IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Mova FalcoHeadSSBM.png


16 players were split into 2 teams of 8 players each. Each team would compete in a challenge (like Crew Battles), with the winning team gaining immunity from voting. The losing team would vote amongst themselves in the Smashers Council, and the player with the most votes would be eliminated. If a player found an immunity idol and presented it at a Smashers Council, their votes would be nullified. After 8 players were eliminated, the final 8 had their teams merged. Players would compete for individual immunity from then on, and all players would vote off one of the losing players.

Survivor was cancelled at the final 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the $3,000 prize was split between the 4 remaining players.

(16 entrants)

Place Name Team Character(s) Earnings Merging Status
USA Jmook Team Whispy SheikHeadSSBM.png $750 Post-merge Final 4
Canada n0ne Team Randall CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.png $750
USA Plup Team Whispy SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngGanondorfHeadSSBM.png $750
USA Salt Team Randall CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.pngRoyHeadSSBM.png $750
5th Australia Sora Team Whispy FoxHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 12th eliminated
6th USA lloD Team Whispy PeachHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.png 11th eliminated
7th USA DarkGenex Team Randall IceClimbersHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.png 10th eliminated
8th USA Hungrybox Team Randall JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 9th eliminated
9th Sweden Leffen Team Whispy FoxHeadSSBM.png Pre-merge 8th eliminated
9th USA iBDW Team Randall FoxHeadSSBM.png 7th eliminated
11th USA KoDoRiN Team Randall MarthHeadSSBM.png 6th eliminated
12th USA Mango Team Randall FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png 5th eliminated
13th UK Frenzy Team Whispy FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3rd eliminated
13th USA Blue Team Whispy FoxHeadSSBM.png 3rd eliminated
15th USA Zain Team Whispy MarthHeadSSBM.png 2nd eliminated
16th USA Mekk Team Randall CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 1st eliminated


  • The vote-in process for Smash Summit 13 achieved a number of firsts:
    • Due to exactly 20 people opting in during the nomination phase, salami was able to advance all the way to the first round of vote-ins (before being eliminated) despite having 0 nominations.
    • DarkGenex's total vote count of approximately 100,700 votes marks the only time a player that was voted in had a vote count that eclipsed the rest of the players in the running combined (approximately 71,800 votes).
    • For the first round of vote-ins, there was a vote difference of over 84,600 votes between DarkGenex and Sora, the largest gap between two players voted in during the first round of a Smash Summit.
    • Sora became the first vote-in for two consecutive Smash Summits since aMSa at Smash Summits 5 and 6, as well as the only player to get voted in during the first round for two Summits in a row since the multi-period voting system was introduced for Smash Summit 3.
  • This is the first Melee Smash Summit with no Pikachu mains, and the first where everyone mains a top or high tier character.
    • However, Axe was still present as a VIP, ensuring the continued presence of a Pikachu player in the venue for every Melee Summit.
  • During the event, there was a positive COVID-19 case (FendrickLamar) that subsequently spread, resulting in the event being delayed on its third day.[5][6]
    • DarkGenex tested positive for COVID, unfortunately becoming the first player to have to DQ during a Summit event due to the virus.
    • Sora tested negative, but felt unwell and dropped out due to his roommate Bundun testing positive.
    • Plup felt unwell and took the day off, electing to play the Gauntlet 2nd place tiebreakers on Day 4.
    • Blue tested positive and dropped out on Day 4.
    • The 3 dropouts resulted in a final bracket of 13 players, making Smash Summit 13 the first Smash Summit of any game to have under 16 players in the final bracket.
    • A Red Bull Gauntlet ft. Plup event was planned for Day 3, postponed to Day 4 after the outbreak, and was eventually cancelled.
    • The Smasher's Council was cancelled at the final 4, and the $3,000 prize was split between the 4 remaining players.
    • The event was restricted to necessary personnel only on the last two days, so VIP attendees were refunded $500, 50% of the buy-in cost. This also stopped the VIP bracket at the top 8.
  • With his second consecutive victory, iBDW became the second person to win back-to-back Melee Summit events (following Armada, who had previously won the first four events all in a row).
    • He also became the second person to win two consecutive Summits without dropping a set (Armada won Summits 3 and 4 without dropping a set).
  • This tournament marks the first time Mango has placed outside of Top 8 for three majors in a row throughout his entire career.
  • lloD's 3-0 victory over Leffen in Losers Round 2 of the final bracket marks the first time Leffen has lost a set with his Fox to a solo Peach since Armada's 3-0 in Grand Finals of Beauty 9 in December 2014, a full 7 years earlier. Armada would start using Fox against Leffen soon afterwards.
  • This is the first Melee Summit where Grand Finals was a Fox ditto.


  1. ^ Mekk replacing Pipsqueak.
  2. ^ Disqualified on Day 4 due to testing positive for COVID-19
  3. ^ Dropped out on Day 3 due to feeling unwell
  4. ^ Disqualified on Day 3 due to testing positive for COVID-19
  5. ^
  6. ^

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