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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
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Plup
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Mexico MkLeo
Most successful player(s) Ecuador Br1 AV (South America Ultimate Qualifier, South America Ultimate Regional)
USA Plup (NA West Melee Regional, Melee Championships)
Mexico MkLeo (Central America Ultimate Regional, Ultimate Championships)
Staff
Director(s) VGBootCamp
Website(s) Smash World Tour website

The Smash World Tour 2021 was 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 ran online qualifiers for both games; however, the regional qualifiers and finale were offline. The pot prize started at $150,000 ($75,000 for each game), with a merch shop to increase it throughout the year.

Format[edit]

Sub-regions of Smash World Tour 2021

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

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

"Phase Three" was the finale, where the 32 qualified players of each game faced off offline. A Last Chance Qualifier was held for each game with the top 8 players qualifying for the finale,[1] bringing the total to 40 players for each game. If qualified players were unable to attend, additional players were chosen from their regional qualifier.

For the offline tournaments, players were 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]

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.[11]

All the qualified players from the SWT: East Asia South Ultimate Online Qualifier were unable to attend SWT: East Asia Ultimate Regional Finals due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. As a result, eight competitors from SWT: Japan Ultimate Online Qualifier were announced to take their place while XIFL took the sixth qualifying spot, bringing the total number of qualifying spots for the finals to five.[12]

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 Sweden Leffen
SWT: NA West Melee Regional Finals October 23rd-24th Galint Gaming 16 USA Plup
SWT: NA East Melee Regional Finals October 30th-31st The Big House 16 USA Zain
SWT: East Asia Melee Regional Finals November 13th-14th Battle GateWay 16 Japan aMSa

Finale[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
Smash World Tour 2021 Last Chance Qualifier December 17th, 2021 Smash World Tour 236
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 Smash World Tour 40 USA Plup

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[13] 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: NA East Ultimate Regional Finals November 6th-7th Even Matchup Gaming 16 USA Kola
SWT: East Asia Ultimate Regional Finals November 27th-28th East Geek Smash 16 Japan ProtoBanham

Finale[edit]

Event Date Community Spotlight Attendance Winner
Smash World Tour 2021 Last Chance Qualifier December 17th, 2021 Smash World Tour 455
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 Smash World Tour 40 Mexico MkLeo

Regional qualifier players[edit]

Melee[edit]

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

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 Sweden Leffen* Spain Trif Sweden Pipsqueak UK Professor Pro
France Mahie Germany Ice Austria Timi* Germany Kins0 Germany Rikzz UK max Sweden Meady Sweden Leffen Germany Ice UK Frenzy Switzerland Jah Ridin' Germany Nicki
NA West USA S2J USA SFAT USA Albert USA KoDoRiN USA Plup USA ARMY* USA bobby big ballz USA Dacky USA Plup USA SFAT USA Faceroll USA Fiction
USA Faceroll USA Rocky USA FatGoku* USA Fiction USA Medz USA billybopeep USA Tai USA Aura USA KoDoRiN USA S2J* USA Kalamazhu USA Medz*
NA East USA Zain USA iBDW USA Wizzrobe USA Ginger Canada n0ne USA Gahtzu USA 2saint USA Aklo USA Zain* USA iBDW* USA Polish USA Hungrybox
USA Colbol USA Magi USA Ben USA Polish USA Logan USA lloD USA Zamu USA Hungrybox USA lloD USA Wizzrobe USA Gahtzu USA Aklo
East Asia Japan aMSa Japan Shunsuke Japan Sanne Japan Shippu Japan Hutukamiman Japan Inngenn Japan Falpan Japan Massun Japan aMSa Japan deft*
Japan muro Japan A&B Japan Sheik Japan Sourdough Japan Plata Japan gaR Japan vugzi Japan deft Japan Inngenn
South America Chile Chape Chile HP
Oceania Australia Sora

The following players replaced those that did not attend:

Ultimate[edit]

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

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
NA Southeast USA Vendetta USA ESAM USA Kola USA Yez USA Wrath USA KirbyKid USA Epic_Gabriel* USA Rivers NA East USA Kola Canada Riddles USA Dabuz
NA Northeast USA Tweek USA Syrup USA LeoN Canada Armadillo USA WaDi Canada Riddles USA Dabuz USA naitosharp USA Tweek USA Myran USA Wrath
Japan Japan KEN Japan Kuroponzu Japan Omuatsu Japan ProtoBanham Japan Shuton Japan Harasen Japan Hero Japan Gackt East Asia Japan ProtoBanham Japan KEN Japan Shuton
Japan Lea Japan alice
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* Hong Kong XIFL**
Oceania Australia Kinaji Australia RaZe New Zealand Ichigo Australia Fryd Ryce Australia SebPro101 Australia Luma Australia Sriks Australia Ghost Oceania Australia Jdizzle***
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:

** The eight qualified players from SWT: East Asia South Ultimate Online Qualifier were unable to attend SWT: East Asia Ultimate Regional Finals, and XIFL was invited to the finale.
*** SWT: Oceania Melee & Ultimate Regional Finals was cancelled, and Jdizzle was invited to the finale.

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Trivia[edit]

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