Tournament:Smash Summit 14
|Smash Summit 14|
|Dates||November 3rd-6th, 2022|
|Venue||Summit Gaming House|
Los Angeles, California
|Director(s)||Beyond the Summit|
Smash Summit 14 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee supermajor invitational tournament. It was the fourteenth installment of the Smash Summit series for Melee, and was held from November 3rd-6th, 2022 at the Summit Gaming House, a private residence house in Los Angeles, California, which is closed to the general public.
Due to complaints that took place during Smash Ultimate Summit 5 about the lower prize pool and single-day voting eliminations, plus a low increase in total shoppers, the voting process received an overhaul again. The vote totals were visible from the time the shop opened again, and vote-ins happened across four days with one player voted in each day, instead of all vote-ins happening in one day. 2 votes per $1 spent was back, but there were no bonuses for $50 and $100 purchases. There was a $5 voting pass for 100 votes and spending $25 or more granted 200 bonus votes, at a limit of one per person each. Registering for Mainstage 2022 and any of the qualifiers for The Arcadian also granted bonus votes.
The following players were invited by Beyond the Summit:
The highest-placing non-qualified player at The Big House 10 qualified:
- Soonsay (who finished 5th)
The highest-placing non-qualified player at DreamHack Rotterdam 2022 qualified:
- Professor Pro (who finished 2nd)
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in voting:
- moky, Mekk, Connect4Master, Beezy (October 11th)
- essy, Louis, Panko, Seal (October 12th)
- SFAT, Skerzo, Ginger, Medz (October 13th)
- Magi, Eddy Mexico, Fizzwiggle, Sharp (October 14th)
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
Players were eligible if they met the following requirements:
- Top 50 on MPGR Summer 2022
- Placed top 64 at GENESIS 8
- Placed top 32 at Battle of BC 4, Get On My Level 2022, Double Down 2022, Super Smash Con 2022, Shine 2022, Riptide 2022, or Pound 2022
- Placed top 16 at Phantom 2022, Fête 2, or Smash Factor 9
USA vs. The World Crew Battle
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- Jflex, Ralph, and Hungrybox respectively represented Peru, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Argentina.
Controller Draft Bracket
Altered Gravity Smash
Red Bull Gauntlet ft. Plup
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*DQ'd in Winners
- With the attendance of Axe and Ralph, this is the first Smash Summit to feature two Pikachu players as competitors.
- Swift was also in attendance as a VIP, bringing the total to three high-level Pikachu players at the event (the most at any Smash Summit).
- Smash Summit 14 ties Smash Summit 5 as the Smash Summit with the most Fox mains, at 8.
- V3ctorman, regarded as the best Yoshi before aMSa, tied for 5th with the latter's team in the VIP Doubles bracket.
- This is the first Smash Summit where every competitor was ranked on at least one iteration of the MPGR since Smash Summit 10 Online.
- This is also the first Smash Summit where every vote-in player had been previously ranked on the MPGR since Smash Summit 8.
- One of the Summit VIPs (Bob Thunder) brought a Hungrybox-themed B0XX controller (dubbed the "HBoxx") to the venue. The controller was fully functional and generated different Hbox-related sound bites when used, which garnered attention from both competitors and social media.
- This is the first Smash Summit where both players were in attendance that Hungrybox and aMSa did not play against each other.