Tournament:Smash Ultimate Summit 5
|Smash Ultimate Summit 5|
|Dates||September 15th-18th, 2022|
|Venue||Summit Gaming House|
Los Angeles, California
|Organizer(s)||Beyond the Summit|
Smash Ultimate Summit 5 was a major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitational tournament. It was the fifth installment of the Smash Summit series for Ultimate, and was held from September 15th-18th, 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 4 as well as a perceived "Summit fatigue," a vote cap was added to the voting stage: a maximum of 100 votes could be earned in the shop, while registering for Mainstage 2022 and any of the qualifiers for The Arcadian gave an additional 100 votes and 5 votes per qualifier, respectively. The voting process itself also received changes: instead of having eliminations and invitations throughout the week, the entire process took place on August 23rd across 4 hours at The Summit Countdown show, with each hour featuring one invitational and a certain amount of eliminations. The total number of votes each player received was also hidden until The Summit Countdown.
The following ten players were invited:
The highest-placing non-qualified player at Rise 'N Grind qualified:
- Anathema (who finished 2nd)
The highest-placing non-qualified player at Shine 2022 qualified:
- Cosmos (who finished 1st)
Players voted in
The following players were voted in during The Summit Countdown on August 23rd:
These players were eliminated in voting during The Summit Countdown on August 23rd:
- Onin, Bloom4Eva, Zomba, BassMage, yonni, Luugi, Ferps (Round 1)
- Nicko, Gogeta, Toast, WaDi (Round 2)
- Kiwi, Sisqui, Tea, Maister (Round 3)
- ApolloKage (Round 4)
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
Players were eligible if they met the following requirements:
- Ranked in the top 150 on the OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse
- Ranked in the top 50 on the OrionRank Eclipse Japan or OrionRank Eclipse Europe
- Placed top 64 at GENESIS 8, Pound 2022, CEO 2022, Get On My Level 2022, and Double Down 2022
- Placed top 32 at Collision 2022, Low Tide City 2022, Battle of BC 4, Kagaribi 7, Maesuma TOP 8, and Smash Factor 9
- Placed top 16 at Phantom 2022 and Ultra Hard
- Participated in e-Caribana
- Participated in any of the previous Ultimate Summits
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
8-Player Smash, Best of 9
The Alpharad Zone
- After each character was used, it was not usable for the rest of the bracket.
- After the first set between Cosmos and Myran, it was decided that choosing Random was not allowed.
- Both players on each team controlled the same character with one Joy-Con each.
- Each set was Best of 1 until Finals which was Best of 3.
Red Bull Gauntlet ft. MkLeo
|MkLeo||Character||Stocks Taken||Commentators||Character||Stocks Taken|
- Due to the implementation of a new voting system that limited the number of votes that could be bought per start.gg user, this Summit had the lowest prize pool out of any Ultimate Summit.
- MkLeo's placement of 9th marks the first time he has missed Top 8 at an offline tournament since Umebura Japan Major 2019 (where he placed 33rd). It is also the first time he has ever missed Top 8 at an offline tournament in North America for Ultimate.
- ProtoBanham became the first player from Japan to win a Smash Summit in any game.