Tournament:Smash Summit 9
|Smash Summit 9|
|Dates||February 13th-16th, 2020|
|Venue||Beyond the Summit|
Los Angeles, California
|Organizer(s)||Beyond the Summit|
Smash Summit 9 was a national Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational tournament. It was the ninth installment of the Smash Summit series for Melee, and was held on February 13th-16th, 2020. It was held at the Beyond the Summit's studio in Los Angeles, California, and was closed to the general public.
The following 8 players were invited by Beyond The Summit:
The top 4 non-invited players at GENESIS 7 all qualified:
- Hax$ (who finished 4th)
- Fiction (who finished 5th)
- n0ne (who finished 7th)
- Shroomed (who finished 7th)
The highest-placing non-invited player at Saving Mr. Lombardi 2 was given the last qualifying spot.
- iBDW (who finished 2nd)
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in voting:
- A Rookie, LSD (February 2nd)
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
Players were eligible if they met the following requirements:
- Top 100 on the 2019 MPGR
- Placing top 8 at Awakening 5, SUPERBOU 3, Syndicate 2019, The MMOM Memorial, Canada Cup 2019, and Battle Arena Melbourne 11
- Placing top 16 at Smash Factor 8, Smash Camp: End of Summer, Fête, GENESIS: BLACK, and Valhalla III
- Placing top 32 at Low Tier City 7 and Mainstage
- Placing top 64 at The Big House 9, Super Smash Con 2019, and Shine 2019
- Placing top 128 at GENESIS 7
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
Final Singles Bracket
|13th||bobby big ballz||$572.23|
Sami Singles Bracket
|9th||bobby big ballz|
|2nd||bobby big ballz||$300|
- This is the first Smash Summit tournament where players can be eliminated by a Swiss pools format instead of the standard double-elimination format.
- As a direct result of this, since more singles sets were played overall, this is also the first Melee Smash Summit tournament to forgo having a Doubles tournament.
- This is the first Smash Summit where 18 players competed instead of 16.
- This is the first Summit with a Swiss Pools format where a player did not drop a game during the Pools stage, with Hungrybox going 15-0 in games (5-0 in sets) against the rest of his pool.
- Excluding forfeits and sandbagging, this is the first tournament that Leffen placed outside of Top 8 since GameTyrant Expo 2017.
- This is the third odd numbered Smash Summit in a row where Hungrybox has won.