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Tournament:Smash World Tour 2021

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Smash World Tour 2021
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Info
Founded 2021
Region Online
Format Double Elimination
Staff
Director(s) VGBootCamp
Website(s) Smash World Tour website

The Smash World Tour 2021 is a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament circuit organized by the team behind VGBootCamp.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the circuit will run online qualifiers for both games; however, the regional qualifiers and finale will be offline. The pot prize will start at $150,000 ($75,000 for each game), with a few ways to increase it throughout the year.

Format[edit]

Sub-regions of Smash World Tour 2021

"Phase One" is different between each game. For Melee, a panel of players will determine 16 players to invite to each regional finale. Players will be selected based upon several factors, including their performances in both 2020 and 2021 tournaments. For Ultimate, online qualifier tournaments will be held in each region, with 8 or 16 players advancing to the regional qualifier.

"Phase Two" will be mostly offline. Each region will host a regional qualifier which will determine the players sent to the finale, with the number of finale slots depending on the region. If qualified players are unable to attend, additional players are chosen based on their placement in the Last Chance Qualifier.

"Phase Three" will be the finale, where the 32 qualified players of each game face off offline. A Last Chance Qualifier will be held for each game with the top 8 players qualifying for the finale,[1] bringing the total to 40 players for each game.

For the offline tournaments, players are required to pay for their own flights and hotel.

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

As the circuit was announced during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no qualifier tournaments for Melee while all Ultimate qualifiers were held online. This has led to a negative reaction from several top players such as MkLeo and Tweek, who noted how unreliable Ultimate's online netcode was.[2][3] Indeed, several matches were fought with a distance of over 2,000 kilometers between the players while several controversies related to connection problems popped up throughout the qualifiers, most notably in tournaments that spanned an entire continent such as South America and Europe.

As the circuit progressed, in order to accommodate the varying progress of the pandemic in each region, several tournament dates of the second phase tournaments were moved around:[4][5][6][7]

Notably, due to the severe status of the pandemic in South America, the in-person tournament for the region was cancelled. Instead, Chape and HP were chosen as the South American Melee finalists while the Ultimate qualifier was changed to online. This announcement led to an outcry of disappointment within the South American community, with many South American players accusing Smash World Tour and VGBootCamp for sidelining a community that saw seldom national representation. Amidst the controversy surrounding the final, GimR posted a response clearing up the situation, specifically noting their efforts to ensure tournament matches ran as smoothly as possible and the difficulty it took for South Americans to obtain a United States visa, especially during the pandemic.[8]

Official Ruleset[edit]

Rulebook

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Game settings[edit]

Stages[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Yoshi's Story Pokémon Stadium
Fountain of Dreams
Battlefield
Final Destination
Dream Land

Additional rules[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Game settings[edit]

Options[edit]

Stages[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Battlefield Kalos Pokémon League
Final Destination* Lylat Cruise
Smashville Yoshi's Story
Pokémon Stadium 2 Small Battlefield
Town and City

*Ω form Battlefield may be substituted for Final Destination at the request of either player.

List of tournaments[edit]

Melee[edit]

Phase Two[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
SWT: Central America Melee Regional Finals August 28th-29th Smash Factor 16 Panama JCAM
SWT: Europe Melee Regional Finals October 23rd-24th HFLAN 16 TBD
SWT: NA West Melee Regional Finals October 23rd-24th Galint Gaming 16 TBD
SWT: NA East Melee Regional Finals October 30th-31st The Big House 16 TBD
SWT: Oceania Melee & Ultimate Regional Finals November 12th-14th CouchWarriors 16 TBD
SWT: East Asia Melee Regional Finals November 20th-21st Battle GateWay 16 TBD

Finale[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 Smash World Tour 40 TBD

Ultimate[edit]

Phase One[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
SWT: Mexico Ultimate Online QualifierOnline March 13th-14th Smash Factor 348 Mexico Sparg0
SWT: Oceania Ultimate Online QualifierOnline March 20th-21st CouchWarriors 155 Australia Kinaji
SWT: Central America South Ultimate Online QualifierOnline March 26th-28th Sweetspot 229 Dominican Republic Capitancito
SWT: South America Ultimate Online QualifierOnline April 3rd-4th CoVill Gaming 519 Ecuador Br1 AV
SWT: Europe Ultimate Online QualifierOnline April 10th-11th VCA 1,802 United Kingdom Bloom4Eva
SWT: Japan Ultimate Online QualifierOnline April 17th-18th Tamisuma 210 Japan KEN
SWT: East Asia South Ultimate Online QualifierOnline April 24th-25th Core-A Events 190 Hong Kong XIFL
SWT: NA Southwest Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 1st-2nd Beyond the Summit 1,007 USA Scend
SWT: NA Northwest Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 8th-9th Port Priority 380 USA SKITTLES!!
SWT: NA Southeast Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 15th-16th MomoCon 685 USA Vendetta
SWT: NA Northeast Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 22nd-23rd Shine 2,161 USA Tweek

Phase Two[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
SWT: South America Ultimate Regional FinalsOnline July 31st[9] Purple Mercenaries 16 Ecuador Br1 AV
SWT: Central America Ultimate Regional Finals August 21st-22nd Smash Factor 16 Mexico MkLeo
SWT: Europe Ultimate Regional Finals September 18th-19th VCA 16 France Glutonny
SWT: NA West Ultimate Regional Finals October 9th-10th Tourney Locator 16 USA MVD
SWT: East Asia Ultimate Regional Finals November 6th-7th Umebura 16 TBD
SWT: NA East Ultimate Regional Finals November 6th-7th Even Matchup Gaming 16 TBD
SWT: Oceania Melee & Ultimate Regional Finals November 12th-14th CouchWarriors 16 TBD

Finale[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 Smash World Tour 40 TBD

Regional qualifier players[edit]

Melee[edit]

Region Invited players Finale
player(s)
Central America Mexico Bimbo Mexico Far! Mexico Lengüitas Mexico Dream Puerto Rico Kata Mexico SuperCuak Mexico DASH Mexico Morrito Panama JCAM
Mexico Eddy Mexico Mexico PanterA Mexico Valdo Mexico Yu Panama JCAM Mexico Aza Mexico JAVI Mexico Rael Mexico Far!
Europe France Raoul Sweden Pipsqueak Switzerland Jah Ridin' Spain Trif UK Setchi UK Frenzy Germany Nicki UK Professor Pro
France Mahie Germany Ice Austria Timi Germany Kins0 Germany Rikzz UK max Sweden Meady Sweden Leffen
NA West USA S2J USA SFAT USA Albert USA KoDoRiN USA Plup USA ARMY USA bobby big ballz USA Dacky
USA Captain Faceroll USA Rocky USA FatGoku USA Fiction USA Medz USA billybopeep USA Tai USA Aura
NA East USA Zain USA iBDW USA Wizzrobe USA Ginger Canada n0ne USA Gahtzu USA 2saint USA Aklo
USA Colbol USA Magi USA Ben USA Polish USA Logan USA lloD USA Zamu USA Hungrybox
Oceania
East Asia
South America Chile Chape
Chile HP

Ultimate[edit]

Players denoted with an asterisk (*) qualified but did not attend the regional final.

Sub-region Online Qualifier Last Chance Qualifier Region Finale
player(s)
South America Ecuador Br1 AV Ecuador Anality Chile Frido Chile Keen Colombia Ghoul979 Chile Toon Brazil Player 7 Brazil Lukitu South America Ecuador Br1 AV
Colombia jjcat00 Argentina ZanT Chile OZN~Tales Peru Poyo Chile LinkEa Chile Wise Brazil Luffyranha Chile Ran
Mexico Mexico Sparg0 Mexico MkLeo Mexico Maister Mexico Chag Mexico Nair^ Mexico AlanDiss Mexico Andrik Mexico Cloudy Central America Mexico MkLeo Mexico Maister Dominican Republic Sonix
Central America South Dominican Republic Capitancito Guatemala ShinyMark Dominican Republic Sonix Honduras Echofire* Costa Rica Mtkat Puerto Rico Tuitt* Costa Rica Yei El Salvador Wolfen* Mexico Cloudy Costa Rica Yei Mexico Sparg0
Europe UK Bloom4Eva* Spain sisqui France Glutonny France Freetox_ Germany Sillintor* Spain Vidad Belgium SuperStriker United Kingdom Lucretio* Europe France Glutonny Spain sisqui Germany Tarik
France Raflow France Tomberry Germany Tarik France Homika* Sweden iRefuse Netherlands PurpleDebo* Germany Snormanda France Noxumbra Austria Sintro UK Peli France Tomberry
NA Southwest USA Scend USA Kiyarash USA MVD USA Hanayome* USA BassMage USA Larry Lurr USA T3 DOM USA Midnight* NA West USA MVD USA Scend USA moxi
NA Northwest USA SKITTLES!! USA moxi USA Middy* USA Domnique Canada Big D* Canada Exodia Canada Silver* USA Justice USA SKITTLES!! USA BassMage USA Kiyarash
Japan Japan KEN Japan Kuroponzu Japan Omuatsu Japan ProtoBanham Japan Shuton Japan Harasen Japan HERO Japan Gackt East Asia
East Asia South Hong Kong XIFL South Korea LynZle Philippines Yoshi_95 Philippines Junkyarddude Hong Kong Pwner Singapore PsineWave South Korea Tanark South Korea Sejun
NA Southeast USA Vendetta USA ESAM USA Kola USA Yez USA Wrath USA KirbyKid USA Epic_Gabriel USA Rivers NA East
NA Northeast USA Tweek USA Syrup USA LeoN Canada Armadillo USA WaDi Canada Riddles USA Dabuz USA naitosharp
Oceania Australia Kinaji Australia RaZe New Zealand Ichigo Australia Fryd Ryce Australia SebPro101 Australia Luma Australia Sriks Australia Ghost Oceania
New Zealand Aluf Australia Extra Australia Danklin Australia Jdizzle Australia Poppt1 Australia Khami Australia Maplemage Australia Googlemaps

The following players replaced those that did not attend:

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]