Tournament:Smash Ultimate Summit 6
|Smash Ultimate Summit 6|
|Dates||March 23rd-26th, 2023|
|Venue||Summit Gaming House|
Los Angeles, California
|Director(s)||Beyond the Summit|
Smash Ultimate Summit 6 was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitational tournament. It was the sixth and final installment of the Smash Summit series for Ultimate, and was held from March 23rd-26th, 2023 at the Summit Gaming House, a private residence house in Los Angeles, California, which is closed to the general public. It was the final Smash Summit and Beyond the Summit's final event, following Beyond the Summit's decision to shut down after the event.
The voting process was similar to Smash Summit 14, with 2 votes earned per $1 spent in the shop, as well as a $5 voting pass for 100 votes and an additional 100 votes after spending $30 or more, limited to one per person.
The top 6 players at Mainstage 2022 qualified:
The following players were invited by Beyond the Summit:
The highest-placing non-qualified player at GENESIS 9 qualified:
- MuteAce (who finished 2nd)
The highest-placing non-qualified player at Collision 2023 qualified:
- Riddles (who finished 1st)
*Light was unable to attend due to complications with COVID-19 and was replaced with Skyjay (Collision 2023 runner-up), who defeated Lui$ (Top 8 at Mainstage) in a special best of 5 play-in.
Players voted in
These players were eliminated in voting:
- Asimo, Luugi, Chase, Chronos (February 18th)
- Regalo, Peckham, Jakal, Justice (February 20th)
- Geist, Squidplumber, Sonix, Onin (February 22nd)
- omega, SHADIC, Umeki, Marss (February 24th)
These players were eliminated in the nomination phase:
|frawg||GANDIX||Jake||jaredisking1||JAVI ON EARTH||JeJaJeJa|
Players were eligible if they met any of the following requirements:
- Ranked in the top 100 on the UltRank 2022
- Placed top 64 at Super Smash Con 2022, Riptide 2022, The Big House 10, Apex 2022, Mainstage 2022, and GENESIS 9
- Placed top 32 at Shine 2022, Glitch - Regen, Lost Tech City 2022, Maesuma TOP 10, Let's Make Moves Miami, Port Priority 7, Ultimate Fighting Arena 2022, Tech Republic VI, Let's Make Big Moves 2023, and Umebura SP 9
Final Spot Qualifier Match
The replacement player for Light was determined by a Best of 5 set between Lui$ and Skyjay, two VIP players who were one rank away from qualifying at Mainstage 2022 and Collision 2023 respectively.
|Skyjay||Lui$||3-1||Qualified for singles|
Damage Ratio Wheel
Before each game, a wheel was spun to determine the damage ratio/launch rate.
|3rd||Team Tweek||Tweek||Big D||ProtoBanham||Aaron|
Celebrity Match Bracket
Players attending the main bracket chose other non-attending players to play for them, counting the win as their own.
|1st||Glutonny / Etoiles|
|2nd||Hungrybox / BassMage|
|3rd||Big D / Samuel|
|3rd||ApolloKage / Cagt|
|5th||Aaron / Scotty|
|5th||VoiD / Pink Fresh|
|5th||Riddles / Mew2King|
|5th||Kurama / Lui$|
Controller Remap Bracket
Beyond the Summit vs. Casters crew battle
|Beyond the Summit||Character||Stocks Taken||Casters||Character||Stocks Taken|
- Hungrybox was the first top Melee player in an Ultimate Summit since Smash Ultimate Summit 2 in October 2019.
- This Summit's voting phase set a few new records:
- Hungrybox received the most votes for a first round vote-in player (at 156,851 votes), surpassing Aaron's record from Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
- VoiD received the most votes out of anyone voted into a Smash Summit (at around 331,000 votes), surpassing Kola's record from Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
- omega received the most votes for a player who was ultimately eliminated from the voting phase (at around 273,000 votes), surpassing Peanut's record from Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
- This was the first time all vote-ins were sponsored.
- Aaron and VoiD became the first two players to get voted into a Smash Ultimate Summit twice.
- Coincidentally, both were first voted in for Smash Ultimate Summit 3.
- This was the first and only Smash Ultimate Summit without Dabuz, making MkLeo the only player to compete in every Smash Ultimate Summit.
- The final spot qualifier match between Skyjay and Lui$ was in the midst of discussions of if Incineroar or Palutena can perform better in tournaments, following Skyjay's 2nd place run at Collision 2023.
- Sparg0's 13th place was the first time he has been eliminated before Top 8 of an offline Ultimate tournament since GENESIS 7 in January 2020 (where he placed 49th).
- Seeding was not redone after Light dropped out, leading to Skyjay being highly elevated to 6th seed. With a couple upsets in the final bracket, Skyjay was able to match his seed anyway, tied for 5th place.
- Skyjay also outplaced fellow Mexican players MkLeo and Sparg0 for the second Ultimate major in a row, after doing so at Collision 2023.
- acola's loser's run is the longest of any Ultimate Smash Summit champion, and is tied for the longest for any game's Smash Summit with Mango's at Smash Summit 11. acola lost to Big D in Winner's Quarterfinals and then won 7 consecutive sets from Top 12 onwards.