Tournament:Smash Ultimate Summit 3
|Smash Ultimate Summit 3|
|Dates||August 26th-29th, 2021|
|Venue||Summit Gaming House|
Los Angeles, California
|Pot size(s)||Singles: $159,131|
|Organizer(s)||Beyond the Summit|
Smash Ultimate Summit 3 was a major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitational tournament that was held from August 26th-29th, 2021. This was the third tournament in the Smash Summit series to be focused on Ultimate. The tournament was originally scheduled for June 11th-14th, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed, later canceled, then later reopened for August 26th-29th, 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 winner of Phantom 2020 qualified:
The winner of Collision Online 2021 qualified:
The following players were invited by Beyond The Summit:
The winner of Mega Smash Mondays 240 qualified:
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in voting:
- Captain L, Ned, T3 DOM (August 9th)
- Chag, Hungrybox, Tilde (August 10th)
- BassMage, Light, Myran (August 12th)
- LeoN, SKITTLES!!, Larry Lurr (August 14th)
- Peanut & WaDi (August 16th)
- Both Peanut and WaDi were flown in as alternates in case any qualified players had travel issues.
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
|Jakal||Jake||JAVI ON EARTH||JeJaJeJa||Kople||M.M.Leo||Mabel||MVD||NAKAT||Peabnut|
Players were eligible if they met the following requirements:
- Resided in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic
- Ranked on either the Fall 2019 PGRU or the OrionRank Pre-Quarantine
- Placed top 64 at GENESIS 7 or Frostbite 2020
- Placed top 32 at Mainstage, CEO Dreamland 2020, Let's Make Big Moves, or InfinityCON Tally 2021
- During the pandemic period, placed top 3 at any offline event with at least 64 entrants or any online event with at least 400 entrants
- Participated in Smash Ultimate Summit 2
Glutonny was originally invited to the Summit, but due to travel issues that stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as problems that Leffen and Pipsqueak faced for Smash Summit 11, he was unable to attend.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Random vs Random Squad Strike
Wi-Fi Warrior Championship
In Wi-Fi Warrior Championship, input delay is increased every 30 seconds, up to 400 ms.
In Puppet Master, the player is blindfolded while their partner directs them.
USA vs the World crew battle
|USA||Character||Stocks Taken||World||Character||Stocks Taken|
Alpharad's Portal Smash
In Alpharad's Portal Smash, players play on custom stages by Alpharad with portals.
Commentator crew battle
|Team Max||Character||Stocks Taken||Team TKbreezy||Character||Stocks Taken|
- Dark Wizzy qualified one year and five months prior to the tournament due to it being postponed. After it was postponed, there were jokes congratulating Dark Wizzy on winning Smash Ultimate Summit 3 due to him being the only confirmed player.
- At $159,131, this tournament has the largest singles pot for an Ultimate tournament, more than tripling Smash Ultimate Summit's record of $51,917, and is the first to exceed $100,000. It is also the largest pot for any Smash game, beating out Smash Summit 11's record.
- As a result, Tweek won the largest cash prize in Smash history, at $47,739.30.
- Similarly to Smash Summit 11, the vote-in process for Smash Ultimate Summit 3 achieved a number of firsts in comparison to prior Summits:
- During the final day of nomination, an anonymous user botted the nomination phase, causing a surge of votes for Gamer, JeJaJeJa, Jake, and M.M.Leo.
- During the second round of elimination, Larry Lurr edged out Chag by a single vote, making this the closest someone was from being eliminated for a Smash Summit tournament.
- Aaron received the most votes for any first round Summit vote-in player in Summit history up to that point (around 120,900 votes), narrowly surpassing Hungrybox's record at Smash Summit 11.
- Peanut received the most votes for any player that would ultimately be eliminated from the voting phase (around 144,000 votes), surpassing Wizzrobe's record at Smash Summit 11.
- Kola received the most votes out of anyone ever voted into a Summit event (around 184,000 votes), surpassing Yingling's record at Smash Summit 11.
- This was the first Smash Summit:
- This was the first Smash Ultimate Summit where every player that was voted in won at least one set while competing.
- This is the first time since Frostbite 2019 where Tweek defeated MkLeo offline, ending Tweek's losing streak against MkLeo.